Overview

The Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED) was established in 1958. It is the R&D center of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina). Its research activities cover almost all the areas in upstream petroleum business including strategic development planning for CNPC/PetroChina global upstream business, R&D for major fundamental applied theories and techniques, and E&P technical support for the company's oil/gas projects arund the world.

RIPED headquarters is based in Beijing and its three subsidiary research branch institutes are located in Langfang, Hebei Province, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, and Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. RIPED boasts its approximate 2,000 research professionals, including 6 highly recognized members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). RIPED also has 16 national/corporate level key laboratories, represented by the State Key Laboratory of Enhanced Oil Recovery and the National R&D Center of Shale Gas..... 【more】

Work Scope

RIPED’s works cover oil/gas exploration, oil/gas field development, oil/gas production engineering, informatization & standardization, exploration & development of new energy, overseas technical support, etc.

Work Scope

RIPED headquarters is based in Beijing and its three subsidiary research branch institutes are located in Langfang, Hebei Province, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, and Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Each research branch focused on different research areas.

Laboratories

RIPED boasts its well equipped 2 national level and 14 CNPC level research laboratories, which are important bases for fundamental and technological development innovations.

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  • P.O. Box 910,
  • 20# Xueyuan Road
  • Beijing 100083,
  • P. R. China
  • (86-10) 8359 7522
  • (86-10) 8359 7181
  • RIPED-intl@petrochina.
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