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Research Institute of Petroleum Industry
Iranian research institute
date of foundation: 1959
The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, also known as NIOC-RIPI, often shortened to RIPI (Persian: پژوهشگاه صنعت نفت) is a governmental research institute founded in 1959 in Tehran, Iran and is affiliated with National Iranian Oil Company.
The institute is a major research institute in Iran and is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. RIPI has become a major technology provider for Iran's petroleum industry. In 2002, it developed a technology that converts heavy crude oil into the more desirable, a new generation of GTL technology.
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