Acquisition of new technologies and their stabilization as the most influential factors in production require appropriate and targeted research. R&D plays an undeniably significant role in the petroleum industry development. The key factor in R&D units is to carry out fundamental and scientific research and making it practical through development of a product with a view to optimal performance.
The petroleum industry is currently pursuing a knowledge and technology-based approach. Due to new demand in the petroleum industry, scientific and research organs are required to move in the direction of petroleum industry needs. R&D in the petroleum industry serves as the driving force in the industrial, economic and social development of Iran. In light of the abundance of oil and gas reserves on one hand and the daily growing national and international demand for this God-given blessing, any effort for upgrading this industry for the purpose of preventing any waste of resources, optimal use of resources, equipment, facilities and installations, and principled and reasonable operations and protecting them with advanced technologies and facilitating research and attracting modern technologies would be highly effective and vital.