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Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign MOU to jointly develop major petrochemicals project in Qatar
Qatar Petroleum and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly study the development of a major petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
Shell CEO expresses admiration for Qatar’s 77 achievment
Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, today offered congratulations to His Excellency Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, and the entire team at Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and RasGas on the achievement of the vision of His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, for Qatar to reach a production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas.
Qatar Shell hosts young Qataris from National Oil and Gas companies at pearl GTL plant
Shell today hosted some 65 young Qatari professionals from Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas, and Shell at the Pearl Gas to Liquids construction site in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
Shell hosts technical workshop for students building Shell Eco-Marathon cars
Twenty six students and professors from Qatar University and Texas A&M University at Qatar have participated in a workshop with Shell engineers as they develop their plans to build vehicles to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe in 2011.
Shell hosts annual Qatarization celebration as number of Qataris in company reaches highest levels yet
Shell marked its 2010 progress in Qatarization today by hosting an event in Doha to celebrate the Qatarization success and achievements of the company, staff and Qatari employees.
Shell hosts CO2 experts at the science park to discuss role of Natural Gas and CO2 storage in meeting energy demand and tackling
Shell hosted world-renowned experts at a workshop at the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre at the Qatar Science & Technology Park to discuss the role of natural gas and carbon dioxide capture and storage in meeting global energy demand and curbing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Nakilat Shipyard joins preferred bidder list for Shell global fleet
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Nakilat Shipyard by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, Nakilat and Shell today signed an agreement under which the new shipyard joins an elite group of shipyards worldwide that are pre-qualified to bid for refit work on Shell’s global fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas vessels, crude oil tankers and oil products tankers.
Qatar University to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe
Shell and Qatar University have signed an agreement under which students from Qatar University’s College of Engineering will participate in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe in 2011.
Chairman of the Pearl GTL management committee inaugurates permanent office building
Abdullah Hussain Salatt, Chairman of the Pearl Gas to Liquids Management Committee and senior adviser to His Excellency Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, has officially inaugurated the Permanent Office Building at the Pearl GTL plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
Second Pearl GTL structure lifted into position offshore Qatar
The second of two platform structures for the Pearl Gas to Liquids project has been lifted onto its jacket, or legs, some 60 kilometres off the north-east coast of Qatar.
Pearl GTL project wins major industry safety award
The Pearl Gas to Liquids project has won a major industry award for its safety performance.. The project team picked up the prestigious HSE Project of the Year award at the Adipec Excellence in Energy Awards 2010 held in Abu Dhabi last night.
Shell to be the official sponsor of the Traffic Department's Promotional Campaign in support of Qatar's bid 2022
Shell today signed an agreement with the Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior to become the official sponsor of the Traffic Department’s promotional campaign in support of Qatar's Bid 2022. The campaign will stretch from October until the winning bidder is announced on 2 December.
Shell EVP briefs Doha conference on Offshore successes
Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President, today briefed an audience of industry leaders in Doha about the successes Shell has achieved with Qatar Petroleum in its operations offshore Qatar.
Shell Sponsors Texas A&M University at Qatar Engineering students to attend global technical conference in Italy.
Shell is sponsoring eight petroleum engineering students from Texas A&M University at Qatar to attend the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Florence, Italy from 19 until 22 September 2010. The students include two Qatari male, four Qatari female and two American students from Texas A&M’s College Station campus who are currently studying in Qatar.
Shell celebrates Garangao with Al-Jasra Cultural and Social Club
Social Club celebrated with the children of Qatar the annual night of Garangao in Souq Waqif.
Pearl GTL onshore project achieves 75 million hours safety record
The Pearl Gas to Liquids project in Ras Laffan Industrial City has reached 75 million manhours without a single injury leading to lost work time, a record both for Ras Laffan Industrial City and for Shell worldwide.
Shell and Qatar Science & Technology Park combine to offer Qatar students the opportunity to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon
Shell and the Qatar Science & Technology Park today launched a new initiative to find world-class students to represent Qatar in the Shell Eco-marathon, a global competition for student teams to design and build ultra-fuel efficient cars.
Shell Board meets in Qatar, Top members received by H.E The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry
The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has met in Doha, underlining the importance of the country as a new heartland for Shell.
Legendary Indian Cricketer talks to Pearl GTL workers during fifth Project-Wide Safety Day
Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev visited the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) project in Ras Laffan Industrial City to talk to tens of thousands of workers about the importance of safety during the massive project’s fifth Safety Day since the start of construction.
HE Minister Al-Attiyah marks Shell's contribution to Nakilat in ceremony at Shell Centre in London
His Excellency Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar, today marked Shell’s contribution to Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) at a ceremony at Shell Centre in central London.
Supply ship for Pearl GTL named in ceremony in China
A supply and maintenance vessel set to be deployed on the Pearl Gas to Liquids project in Qatar has been named in China in a ceremony attended by senior management from Qatar Shell and Bourbon.
Number of Qataris employed at Shell reaches 150, Company receives Qatarization Award for second Consecutive year
The number of Qataris working for Qatar Shell has reached 150, a milestone in the company’s Qatarization plan. Last week Shell won two prestigious Industry Qatarization awards for ‘Supporting Training and Development’, the second consecutive year Shell has been recognised for Qatarization. In 2009 Shell received the Industry Qatarization award for overall ‘Support of Qatarization’.
Shell concludes HH The Emir’s Cup football activation events
Doha Qatar, May 16th, 2010: Shell, the platinum sponsor of His Highness The Emir’s Cup for the fifth year in a row, concludes their three week virtual football activation events that were held at malls throughout Doha. The final event was held at Villaggio on May 13th and 14th, and encouraged youth to improve their football skills and win prizes.
Qatar Petroleum, Shell and PetroChina sign new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement
Qatar Petroleum (QP) on behalf of the Government of the State of Qatar has signed today a new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with Shell and PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina) for Qatar Block D.
Shell becomes founding sponsor in Qatar of Mosaic, an initiative of HRH The Prince of Wales
Shell today signed an agreement with Mosaic to become its founding sponsor in Qatar. Mosaic is a charitable initiative for Muslim youth around the world founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Shell organises workshop with Ministry of Interior and Supreme Council of Education on Road Safety in the school curriculum
Shell, the Ministry of Interior and the Supreme Council of Education today held a workshop to discuss how to embed road safety in the school curriculum, with road safety examples used in existing subjects like mathematics or languages.
Record-Breaking drilling campaign completed on Pearl GTL project
Drillers working on the Pearl Gas to Liquids project have completed the last of 22 natural gas wells offshore Qatar, finishing a drilling campaign that has delivered high quality production wells and broken speed and safety records in the North Field.
Last Structural concrete poured at Pearl GTL Project
The last major structural concrete for the giant Pearl Gas to Liquids project in Ras Laffan Industrial City has been poured. Enough structural concrete has now been poured on the Pearl GTL site to build two Burj Khalifas or eight Wembley Stadiums.
Qatari Companies sign major maintenance contracts for Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project
Two Qatari companies have separately signed major long-term maintenance and services contracts for the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, following a competitive tendering process. Madina Group, which is jointly owned by Al Darwish United Group and Interserve plc of the United Kingdom, won the contract to provide maintenance services for the offshore, feedgas processing and liquids processing areas.
Shell to be the official sponsor of H.H The Emir’s main camel race amongst tribes
The Organizing Committee of the Annual Festival of Authentic Arabian Camel Racing and Qatar Shell today signed an agreement under which Shell becomes the official sponsor for His Highness The Emir’s main race amongst tribes, which is the highlight of a camel racing festival set to take place in the camel race arena in Shahaniya from April 18 to April 28th.
Shell to be the platinum sponsor of H.H the Emir’s cup for football for the 5th year
The Qatar Football Association and Shell today signed an agreement making Shell the Platinum Sponsor of His Highness the Emir’s Cup for the 2009-2010 season. The competition for the most prestigious prize in Qatari football is set to begin in April.
Pearl GTL structure lifted into place at sea 60KM north of Qatar
The first of two platform structures for the Pearl Gas to Liquids project has been lifted onto its jacket, or legs, in a carefully-planned feat of engineering 60 kilometres off the Qatar coast.
Shell Safety Manager addresses process safety conference at Texas A&M University
Shell’s Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environment and Sustainable Development for Qatar, Rob Munster, today shared his experience managing safety on the giant Pearl Gas to Liquids project with global process safety experts gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Pearl GTL offshore structure begins journey to Qatar from Dubai
The first of two platform structures has left a J Ray McDermott fabrication yard in Dubai bound for the waters off Qatar where it will produce natural gas for the Pearl Gas to Liquids project.
Shell sponsors 26th GCC Traffic Week in Qatar
The Traffic Department of the Ministry of the Interior and Qatar Shell have today signed an agreement under which Shell becomes the official sponsor of the 26th GCC Traffic Week in Qatar.
Shell will bring Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari driver, to Qatar on Wednesday 10th March
DRIVER TO MAKE PERSONAL APPEARANCES AT AL FARDAN FERRARI DEALERSHIP AND CITY CENTRE MALL Shell is hosting Scuderia Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa, in Doha ahead of the first race of the 2010 season at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Shell’s Ambassador for 2041’s ‘Inspire Antarctic Expedition’ gets local students to think green
Abdulla AlMisnad of Shell, who is travelling to Antarctica on a mission to help raise awareness at home in Qatar about climate change and the importance of protecting the environment, has visited schoolchildren in Doha just before leaving on his expedition to the end of the earth.
Shell sponsors Qatari for Antarctic Expedition
Abdulla AlMisnad of Qatar is Shell’s representative for 2041’s Inspire Antarctic Expedition Abdulla AlMisnad of Shell is going to travel to the end of the earth on a mission to help raise awareness at home about climate change, and the importance of protecting the environment.
First major equipment started-up on Pearl GTL plant as project enters new phase
The first two steam boilers have been fired up on the Pearl Gas to Liquids project in Ras Laffan Industrial City as the project reaches a significant new phase. The boilers are the first major pieces of equipment to be started-up on the giant plant.
Utilities team on Pearl GTL reaches 40 million hours safety record
The team building the Utilities area of the giant Pearl Gas to Liquids project in Ras Laffan Industrial City have recorded 40 million hours without a lost time incident, a safety record on the project and a world-class safety performance.
Shell Qatar Vice President speaks at major London conference
Shell’s Vice President Commercial, New Business & LNG, Qatar has addressed a major conference on Middle East and North Africa energy at Chatham House in London.
Shell VP finance addresses MEED Conference in Doha
Shell’s Vice President Finance Qatar today addressed the MEED Qatar Projects 2010 conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha. Gerrit-Jan Smitskamp briefed the audience of top executives at the conference on the progress of Shell’s two giant projects with Qatar Petroleum – the Pearl Gas to Liquids project and the Qatargas 4 Liquefied Natural Gas project.
Shell LNG Technical leader speaks at Qatar University’s Gas Processing Symposium
Marjan van Loon, Vice President Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas Processing in Shell’s Projects and Technology division, spoke today at Qatar University’s Gas Processing Symposium. Ms van Loon leads a global team providing technical support to LNG and gas projects worldwide.