The ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADRIC) is a co-managed facility operated jointly by Khalifa University and ADNOC. ADRIC represents approximately 23,000 m2 of surface developed over five levels with approximately 8,000 m2 of laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment using the latest technology available to support oil and gas research. These laboratory facilities are organized into 36 discrete state-of-the-art topical laboratories, grouped under nine themes, to offer a multi-user environment for faculty, researchers and students. Five of the laboratories were developed with industrial partners with the objective to use up-to-date proven technology and reduce its implementation time.

ADRIC laboratory facilities are organized into 36 state-of-the-art topical laboratories, grouped under nine themes:


Reservoir Rock Characterization
  • Core and Sample Storage
  • Core Layout
  • Core Preparation
  • Geological Sample Preparation
  • Core Cleaning
  • Core Analysis
  • Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry
  • Sedimentology
  • Geochemistry
  • Petrography
Reservoir Fluid Characterization
  • Thermodynamic Fluids
  • Fluid Sample Storage
  • Thermophysical Properties
Reservoir Development
  • Conventional Core Analysis I & II
  • Special Core Analysis I & II
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery I & II
  • Rock Wettability
  • Reservoir Modelling
Geophysics
  • Rock Physics
  • Geophysical Interpretation and Modelling
Gas Field Development and Processing
  • Gas Processing
  • Catalysis
Asset Integrity Optimization
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Intelligent Systems, Sensing and Control
  • Stimulation and Acidizing
  • Flow Assurance
Materials and Corrosion
  • Polymers
  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Electrochemistry and Corrosion
  • Bio-corrosion
Energy, Water and Environment
  • Water Management
  • Energy and Environmental
Central Facilities
  • Central Workshop