Innovation

With the current accelerating changes, especially in the oil industry where we see severe competition and wide strides in cutting-edge technology, KNPC follows advanced concepts in management, refining technologies and other fields.

Seeking to develop its Core Business and expand its image in Society, KNPC encourages the innovative ideas, creative culture and resourceful research. Support is always provided to quickly turn those ideas into reality. Innovation training, workshops, and campaigns are carried out to embed this Culture.

The company adopted its own innovation strategy focusing on its three pillars: promoting innovative culture, deep knowledge and modern technologies. KNPC launched a special Innovation Team, comprising members of the different departments. The team developed a road map that is being implemented.

An internal website for the Innovation Team was created, and every now and then awareness campaigns were launched. Idea challenge sessions and the first oil sector and state-level Hackathon was initiated to create the platform for the employees to demonstrate their abilities and skills in tackling challenges and obstacles. Many creative ideas were introduced and some have already been applied. An open platform was also inaugurated to deliver new concepts directly from staff.

In this regard, the Company:
  • Conducts pilot studies with local and international collaborators to develop new products and processes,
  • Shares the best practices with other K-companies,
  • Develops thesis research topics for new and innovative initiatives for each of the “Higher Education” (MSc and Ph.D.) Candidates, and
  • Explores and innovates new products with other research Institutions and Universities.
Not surprinsingly, Human Resources has a prominent role to play. A highly competent, quick solution-finder workforce is now a must for every business. A special team was formed for Talent Management through which the employees may give suggestions or innovations to develop work and reduce cost and time. Each and every idea is reviewed and studied for possible implementation.

The Company creates an agile environment that provides employees the opportunity to enhance work-engagement and be satisfied.

Knowledge sharing and open communication with all K-companies is regularly conducted.

One major field in which KNPC is keen to develop focuses on is “Sustainability” due to its critical impact on human, environment and economy. For instance, the Company started implementing the solar energy to power the Filling Stations. As well, the construction of Dibdiba project to produces 15% of KNPC Electricity consumption from solar sources will start soon.

In order to reduce environmental impact of its operations, KNPC is carrying out several projects, such as the Tail Gas Recovery project and Acid Gas Treatment project.