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Shell Brings Top Natural Gas Course, At The Qatar Science & Technology Park

Shell is bringing its top natural gas course to Qatar as part of Shell’s technical training at the Qatar Science and Technology Park. The course will provide the participants with an excellent understanding of the natural gas business. The 4 day long intensive workshop will be attended by 30 Qatar Shell employees.

The Learning Centre at Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre, in at the Qatar Science & Technology Park, is busy throughout the year and is one of Shell's premier learning hubs in the region.

The Natural Gas Course  gives an extensive overview of the gas industry to new comers to the company. Qatar is the world leader in both Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas to Liquids. Qatar Shell is an important part of Shell's global gas business.

The course will cover the gas value chain from well to market. Topics like supply demand, contracts & pricing, LNG, GTL technology, shipping, sustainable development and health safety and environment will be addressed in this course.

The Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre provides interactive technical and managerial courses to Shell employees from Qatar and elsewhere. It also conducts external lectures and seminars in local universities as part of Shell’s commitment to transfer technology and knowledge to Qatar.

Andy Brown, Qatar Shell Country Chairman, said today:: " Bringing this top natural gas course to Qatar is  part of our effort to bring technical knowledge and learning to Qatar. An important part of that is training our staff in Qatar including our growing numbers of Qatari staff.”

Research work at the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre is focused on the development and implementation of technologies that support Qatar’s energy industry, particularly Qatar’s aspirations to be the globe’s largest liquefied natural gas exporter and the gas to liquids capital of the world.

The Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre at the science park was opened by Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, in April 2008. Current research programmes  also include improving the understanding of local carbonate geology, developing sulphur-based products among many other exciting new concepts and ideas focused on GTL and upstream technologies.

Shell is committed to a substantial expenditure of up to US$100 million over a 10-year period on a world-class technology innovation and development programme in Qatar.