Research Institute of Oil & Gas

The overwhelming oil and gas resources in Iran and consequently the increasing use of such hydro-carbonic resources in industries require applied research. Since the city of Mashhad is geographically located near the North-East gas resources of the country and also close to the Shahid Hasheminejad Refinery Station, it has a strategic situation. On the other hand, benefiting from a wealth of knowledgeable faculty members and talented students, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad has shown its capacity and capability in implementing research projects and publishing research papers in different areas of oil and gas industries. Taking this background into consideration, the establishment of the Research Institute of Oil & Gas at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad provides a platform where the problems of these industries and Oil and Gas issues can be taken into considerations. Thus, this institute has the potential to be considered as one of the leading research centers for excellence.

The Research Institute of Oil & Gas at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad is established to fulfill the aims of the Iranian government in promoting research centers. It has the ability of developing and improving technologies needed for oil and gas industries. The Research Institute of Oil and Gas creates added value by training human resources required by oil and gas industries and providing related jobs. This research center is capable of not only decreasing the scientific dependence of Iran on other countries but also exporting oil and gas technologies to other countries especially to neighboring countries.

Research groups

  • Research Group for Manufacturing Instruments, Catalists and High-consumption Chemical Materials.
  • Research Group for Designing, Optimizing, and Control of Oil and Gas production and Exploitation Technologies.
  • Research Group for Environmental and Industrial Protection and Safety
  • Research Group for Geo-Science Studies and Hydro-carbon Reservoirs.
  • Some of the research projects by this group are
    • Techno-economical appraisal and building of carbon absorbers for natural gas reservation
    • Feasibility study for the use of sweet gas in South Pars gas zones no. 6,7, and 8 to produce electricity, extra use of oil and sea water purification
    • Comparative techno-economic study for the use of hydrate in reservation and transfer of natural gas through alternative methods
    • Recycling of hydrogen from refinery off-gas through new membrane technology
    • Organic solvers nano-filtration in refinery industries and manufacturing and running of separation system in bench scale
    • Gas enrichment through different composites and transfer through gas pipes and analysis of its influences 

The institute laboratories

  • Membrane Gas separation Research Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory for Optimizing Oil and Gas Processes
  • Gas Analysis Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Modeling and Simulation of Oil and Gas Processes
  • Research Laboratory for Absorbers and Industrial Catalysts and Environment
  • Research Laboratory for Polymers
  • Laboratory for Rubber Parts and Filtration Tests
Director of the Research Institute of Oil & Gas
Babak Aminshahidy
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Map of the Research Institute of Oil & Gas


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Research Institute of Oil & Gas

Phone: +985138804270-4271