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February 1st, 2005, 09:24 AM
This website has alot of information about shell investements in Qatar and about technology of natural gas as well as job opportunity in Qatar
February 1st, 2005, 09:49 AM
expect a few billion from them and billions from others, qatar will top the world for lng stuff around 2010 - 2012. Good job.
February 1st, 2005, 11:27 AM
Not just LNG, GTL and Helium also.
February 15th, 2005, 12:18 PM
The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) has unveiled the technology programme they plan to implement as anchor tenant in Qatar Foundation's Science and Technology Park in Doha.
Shell plans a substantial expenditure of up to $100 million over a 10-year period for its activities in the Science and Technology Park.
The name announced today for Shell's future facility at the Science and Technology Park is 'Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre'
Qatar Shell Services Company has signed an agreement for a 10-year lease in Doha to set up the facility.
Shell is the first future tenant to sign such an agreement.
It followed a meeting between Qatar Foundation chairperson Shaikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Second Deputy Premier and Qatar Energy and Industry Minister Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, and Royal Dutch/Shell chief executive Jeroen van der Veer.
Dr Abdulla Al Kubaisi, member of the board of the Qatar Foundation, signed the deal on behalf of the foundation.
Linda Cook, executive director gas and power, Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, signed on.
'The signing of this agreement and the announcement of Shell's programme mark two significant milestones in the development of Qatar Foundation's Science & Technology Park,' said Shaikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned.
'I am pleased with Shell's strong commitment to the development and transfer of technology in Qatar and am confident that our partnership with Shell will contribute to the development of significant new technologies in the energy field at the Science &Technology Park, which will help Qatar to become a knowledge leader in the oil and gas industry.'
Jeroen van der Veer added:
'I am delighted to be in Qatar at this milestone event which strengthens the partnership between Qatar and Shell on technology.
'Shell is committed to the development of the Science and Technology Park and we expect this facility to become one of our company's centres of excellence in the world.
'I would like to express our gratitude to Her Highness and His Highness the Amir for providing Shell with the opportunity to contribute to this world-class project, and I look forward to continue to build our relationship for the benefit of both the State of Qatar and Shell.'
Qatar Foundation's Science and Technology Park will be located within Education City and construction of the facilities commenced in December 2004.
Qatar Foundation expects the Science & Technology Park to be opened early next year.
The Science & Technology Park will provide Shell (and other tenants) with a high quality environment for applied research.
This strongly supports the establishment of Shell's extensive technology programme announced today.
These facilities consist of office and laboratory space, technology-related services, and support programmes for commercialising technology.
Tenants of the Science and Technology Park will also enjoy the benefits of Qatar's first free-trade zone and close links with world class academic resources located at Education City.
Shell, as a committed technology partner of Qatar and global leader in technological development and innovation in the oil and gas industry, is bringing a world-class technology programme to Qatar, a move which has been facilitated by the development of Qatar's Science and Technology Park.
The centre will be part of Shell's global research and technology organisation and will commence operation early next year.
The activities of the Centre will initially focus on Upstream and Gas to Liquids (GTL) technologies; technical services; and a related training centre.
Shell's upstream technology programme will build on the company's global knowledge and expertise in developing and producing oil and gas world-wide.
The activities will concentrate on developing and utilising technology for sophisticated modelling of subsurface reservoirs to enhance the utilisation of oil and natural gas resources.
In addition Shell will work on developing and implementing new technologies to enhance production from oil and gas fields.
As a leader in Gas to Liquids (GTL) technology, Shell will bring a cutting-edge GTL R&D programme to Qatar.
This part of the programme will be based on Shell's extensive experience and know-how in the GTL field and will focus on catalyst testing, product development, and GTL by-product research, including sulphur management.
Activities in the Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre will be complemented with technical services and a training centre to enable sharing of technology and best practices.
These services will target both Shell companies and third parties in Qatar and the region.
Shell has pioneered the development of GTL technologies since the 1970-ies and has operated a medium scale GTL plant in Bintulu, Malaysia since 1993.
In Qatar, Shell supports the country's vision to become the 'GTL Capital of the World' and is embarked on the development of the world-scale Pearl GTL project that will produce 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) of GTL products as well as significant quantities of associated condensate and liquefied petroleum gas.
QP and Shell signed an integrated Development and Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) on July 8 2004 that provides for the fiscal and legal terms for the Pearl GTL project.
The Pearl GTL project comprises the development of upstream gas production facilities as well as an onshore GTL plant that will produce 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) of GTL products as well as significant quantities of associated condensate and liquefied petroleum gas.
The project will be developed in two phases with the first phase operational in 2009, producing around 70,000 bpd of GTL products with the second phase to be completed less than two years later. The project includes the development of a block within Qatar's vast North Field gas reserves, producing substantial quantities of natural gas.
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit chartered organisation, founded in 1995, which aims to develop and utilise human potential through a network of centres and a unique Education City, with branch campuses of some of the world's leading universities.
Qatar Foundation sets out to foster centres of excellence, which develop people's abilities through investments in human capability, innovative technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and partnerships with elite organisations.
Qatar Foundation's Science and Technology Park (STP) is emerging as an international hub for research and commercialisation in the Middle East.
It offers an attractive home for technology-based companies from around the world, STP is accelerating Qatar's move toward a knowledge-based economy.
Science and Technology Park will be the vehicle for the incubation of knowledge-based business, innovation, research, design and development of cutting edge technology.
Qatar Foundation's Science & Technology Park supports organisations involved in the development and commercialisation of technology.
STP provides the ideal environment for any organisation, from multi-nationals and research institutes to local companies and entrepreneurial start-ups, who wish to develop technology and delivery it to the marketplace.
Clients will be able to access office space, laboratory facilities and business-support services on a non-profit basis in state of the art buildings due to open early next year.
By providing an attractive base for international technology companies, and by incubating new technology businesses, STP will play an important role in accelerating the growth of Qatar's knowledge economy.
A key feature of STP is its co-location with top international universities at Education City, a 1,000-hectare campus of schools, colleges and national facilities in Doha.
Those universities not only teach degrees identical to their 'home' campuses but also are building world-class research programs, giving STP tenants the opportunity to undertake collaborative research and recruit highly-educated graduates.
The universities' programmes cover engineering (four streams), medicine, computer science, business and design.-
February 15th, 2005, 12:33 PM
I red a similiar article earlier on. Basically, Shell is setting up a research facility in Qatar's Education City. Shell, after Exxon Mobil, are just examples of some big international compaines that are setting up research centers at education city.
February 26th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Qatar and Shell are expected to sign an USD8bn deal to supply liquefied natural gas to the US, reported Reuters. The Qatargas-4 project would send 7.5m tonnes per year of LNG to the US where declining domestic natural gas production has heightened demand for imports and push state-run Qatar Petroleum towards its goal of becoming the world's top LNG producer by 2011.
February 26th, 2005, 09:36 PM
uhm uhm... yours truly might attend the signing cermony...
February 26th, 2005, 10:33 PM
^ haha yours truly could mean trouble. I can't imagine the amount of security needed.
February 27th, 2005, 02:05 PM
This is not shell, but this is even more significant (way to go qatar):
Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil have announced the groundbreaking of the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
The $12.8 billion project is owned and managed by an incorporated joint venture, Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (II) or Qatargas II.
With more than $7.6 billion in international financing in place, Qatargas II involves the delivery of 15.6 million tonnes annually (MTA) of LNG to the UK for 25 years, with the first deliveries expected in winter 2007/08.
Qatargas II, which has established several affiliates to manage the various elements of its integrated project, is a joint venture between the state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) with 70 per cent and ExxonMobil with up to 30 per cent.
The foundation stone for the project was laid at Ras Laffan by Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, heir apparent of Qatar, in the presence of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Also attending the ceremony were Qatar Prime Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Second Deputy Prime Minister and Energy and Industry Minister Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, in addition to Qatargas CEO Faisal M Al Suwaidi, ExxonMobil Corporation president Rex Tillerson and a gathering of international media.
The scale of the project dwarfs any previous global LNG developments.
Qatargas II will further commercialise the large gas reserves of the Qatar North Field, which has estimated recoverable natural gas resources in excess of 900 trillion cubic feet (9.3 per cent of the world's proven resources). Qatargas II will process 30 billion cubic meters of gas per annum and will produce 15.6 MTA of LNG, 6 MTA of condensate and 1.7 MTA of propane and butane.
Addressing a press conference, Shaikh Tamim said the Qatargas II project was of enormous significance to Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the international LNG market, while further emphasising Qatar's stature as the world leader in the LNG business.
"Given its significance to the world gas market, the Qatargas II project reflects a major milestone in our capacity to meet the growing international demand for natural gas and hydrocarbons," Shaikh Tamim said.
"This milestone venture will help us to harness the abundant natural gas resources available at our North Field and will go a long way in meeting the growing international demand for natural gas."
The Qatargas II project will involve the construction of two of the largest LNG liquefaction trains in the world (Trains 4 and 5).
The two new trains will be installed along side the three trains of Qatar Liquefied Gas Company or Qatargas I and therefore will benefit from the existing infrastructure in the Qatargas I plant.
A dedicated receiving terminal is currently being constructed at Milford Haven, West Wales, United Kingdom.
A fleet of 16 state-of-the-art LNG carriers will be constructed to transport the LNG to the UK terminal.
These carriers will be 40 to 70 per cent larger than conventional LNG ships, providing additional project economies-of-scale.
The Milford Haven Terminal will be owned and operated by South Hook LNG Terminal, a UK company owned jointly by Qatar Terminal Company Ltd (70 per cent), and ExxonMobil Qatargas II Terminal Company (30 per cent). South Hook LNG Terminal will manage the terminal operations.
The gas will be sold to ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Europe, which will then sell the gas into the market.
Qatar's Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy & Industry Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, who is also the Chairman of Qatargas II, welcomed the development as a crowning moment in Qatar's well-established natural gas industry.
"The establishment of Qatargas II allows us to push the boundaries of the LNG industry and provide the United Kingdom with a significant additional source of natural gas," he noted.
"This project will incorporate leading step-out technologies to capture economies of scale and allow Qatar to compete successfully in more distant markets."
Top Qatargas II officials pointed out that the record $7.6 billion in financing for the project was raised from 57 different institutions, including Islamic financial institutions, making it the world's single largest energy financing ever.
In December 2004, Qatargas II entered into agreements to secure $6.5 billion in debt while South Hook LNG Terminal secured $1.1 billion.
Qatargas CEO and vice-chairman Faisal . Al Suwaidi said that the establishment of Qatargas II was an important part of an aggressive effort to increase the company's continuing operations capacity.
"Through our new ventures - Qatargas II, Qatargas 3, refinery and other facilities - we will be able to increase our annual LNG capacity to over 33 million tonnes and considerably decrease unit costs," he said.
"Our aim has always been to utilize the most modern technologies to maintain the company's leading position in the LNG industry."
"Through our affiliate, ExxonMobil Qatargas (II) Limited, we are profoundly pleased to be able to join with our partner, Qatar Petroleum, in helping develop Qatar's important energy industry.
"The QatarGas II project is a landmark achievement in which ExxonMobil has been able to bring its technology, execution capability, and financial strength to bear.
"The realisation of this major step forward in LNG efficiency will be especially important in providing a source of new energy for the United Kingdom," said Exxon Mobil president Rex Tillerson.
While significantly enhancing the deep-rooted relationship between Qatar and the United Kingdom, the Qatargas II project is a landmark project that is international in scope.
The offshore facilities will be built by National Petroleum Construction Company, a UAE-based company, the onshore liquefaction plant by Chiyoda/Technip, a joint venture of French and Japanese companies, the receiving terminal by the US-based Chicago Bridge & Iron company, and ships by the South Korean shipyards of DSME, Samsung, and Hyundai.
Qatar Petroleum (previously QGPC) is a state-owned corporation established in Qatar in 1974.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) is responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar.
The principal activities of Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries and joint ventures cover exploration, drilling production, storage and transport and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, refined products, petrochemicals and fertilizers, and helicopter services.
The operations and activities of Qatar Petroleum are conducted at various onshore locations, which include Doha, Dukhan, Mesaieed and Ras Laffan industrial cities, as well as offshore areas including Halul Island, offshore production stations, drilling platforms and North Gas Field.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Exxon Mobil Corporation is a global energy company with a presence in about 200 countries.
The company has an industry-leading inventory of discovered oil and gas resources and an impressive portfolio of growth opportunities.
The company is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products and the leading manufacturer of lubricating oil base stocks.
February 27th, 2005, 07:51 PM
hehe i just attended both of them today =>
February 27th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Tell me, big chance of yours sincerly goin there? It'll be funny to see him, erez il wayh.
May 16th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and US major ExxonMobil have signed an initial deal to build a $2 billion petrochemical plant in the Gulf energy producer's industrial city of Ras Laffan, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) said.
A letter of intent is to be signed in July.
QNA quoted Qatari Energy Minister Abdullah Al Attiyah as saying the 'basic principles' of an agreement have been settled.
A final contract is expected to be signed next year for the facility, due to produce 1.6 million tonnes per year of ethylene products in 2011, QNA said.
The proposed petrochemical complex would use ethane from new gas projects in Qatar's giant North Field and supply products to Asia and Europe.
Exxon and QP have a long-running relationship, with the U.S. major planning to invest close to $20 billion on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects.
December 22nd, 2005, 02:02 AM
Had to dig this one up:
Qatar signs LNG deal
TOKYO: Engineering firms Chiyoda of Japan and Technip of France signed a $4 billion deal yesterday to jointly build liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Qatar.
The project is for two "trains" - units where gas is liquefied - capable of producing 7.8 million tonnes of LNG a year by the end of the decade, with North America a primary market for the gas, Yokohama-based Chiyoda said.
Construction would begin in February or March, Hiroshi Kobayashi, senior executive vice-president of Chiyoda, told a news conference.
"My understanding is that the project of 500bn yen ($4bn) is the biggest project in our business," Kobayashi said.
The contract was signed with Qatar Liquefied Gas with Chiyoda holding a 60 per cent stake and Technip the remaining 40pc.
December 22nd, 2005, 12:32 PM
in ur face BP, hah! we still haven't forget about ur disgracefull walk-out from our projects in early 90's.
December 22nd, 2005, 12:37 PM
^ Well they'll be losin out big time while qatar will be laughin.
December 24th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Im very suprised many ppl know about their bloody walk out. Let them rot !!
Shell had to invest a whole lot of money into Qatar Foundation and research centers and other sorts of donations for the govt to give them the ok nod for them to start investing again in doha.