Since 2003, Texas A&M University has offered undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering in Qatar Foundation’s Education City, and graduate degrees in chemical engineering since fall 2011. Texas A&M at Qatar has awarded more than 1,050 degrees. All four undergraduate engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Faculty from around the world are attracted to Texas A&M at Qatar to educate the next generation of engineering leaders in Qatar and to conduct research valued at more than $256 million that address issues important to the State of Qatar.
Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar. The organization’s strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society.
Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.
QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.
QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.
TOTAL, a French energy major, has been present in Qatar since 1936, and is active in all areas of Qatar’s oil and gas sector– from exploration and production to refining, petrochemicals, and marketing of lubricants.
Total Research Center –Qatar (TRC-Q) is one of Total’s seven worldwide research centers established in 2009, for research dedicated to the Qatar and Middle East technical challenges. Today, we are celebrating 10 years of Innovation and Excellence and Development in TRC-Q, thanks to the fruitful collaboration and partnerships we have had with our key stakeholders.
Our commitment to sharing our expertise is fueled by our aim is to develop home-grown solutions to our local operational challenges, thus supporting and contribution to Qatar’s vision of developing a knowledge-based economy. We currently have projects for analytical organic geochemistry and acid stimulation of wells to improve production, as well as flagship projects related to sustainable development, marine biodiversity, biofuels, and solar energy. TRC-Q also acts as a bridge between industry and academia to bring innovative solutions to our operations.
In addition Total is the shareholder and sole operator of Al Khalij offshore oilfield, the operator of Al-Shaheen offshore oilfield through North Oil Company, a founding partner of Qatargas, and a founding member and leading partner of Dolphin Energy.
We have collaborated with Qatar for Refining and Petrochemicals, and partnered with Muntajat.
We also have prominent shares in QAPCO, Qatofin, and has a stake in the two Laffan Condensate Refineries.
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Since 2006, we have worked together to create a world class joint venture development team and produce offshore and onshore facilities of the highest quality. We continue to work together with Qatargas to provide technical support through our secondees who have been actively transferring technical and managerial knowledge, and best practices and lessons learned from the ConocoPhillips worldwide operations to help Qatargas achieve its vision of becoming the world’s premier LNG Company.
Additional support comes from our Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC) at the Qatar Science and Technology Park. At the initial stages of our operations in Qatar, GWSC provided valuable assistance by analysing the concentrations of chemicals added in the field for preventing corrosion and hydrate formation in the pipelines and also helped in evaluating fluid scaling issues and generating solutions. The GWSC continues to support Qatargas today through produced water analysis and research into effective methods for dealing with water treatment and chemical removal. Through the GWSC and our secondees, ConocoPhillips will continue to strive to make all of the Qatargas operations as efficient and reliable as they can possibly be.
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Shell’s purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.
Against this backdrop, we have the following strategic ambitions: to provide a world-class investment case. This involves growing free cash flow and increasing shareholder returns, all built upon a strong financial framework and resilient portfolio; to thrive in the energy transition by responding to society’s desire for more and cleaner, convenient and competitive energy; and to sustain a strong societal licence to operate and make a positive contribution to society through our activities.
Our ability to achieve our strategic ambitions depends on how we respond to competitive forces. We continuously assess the external environment – the markets as well as the underlying economic, political, social and environmental drivers that shape them – to evaluate changes in competitive forces and business models.
We continuously seek to improve our operating performance, and maximise sustainable free cash flow, with an emphasis on health, safety, security, environment and asset performance, as well as adhering to our ethics and compliance principles.
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QAFCO was founded in 1969 as a joint venture between the Government of Qatar and a number of foreign shareholders. The country’s first large-scale venture in the petrochemical sector, QAFCO was established with a view to diversify the economy and utilize the nation’s enormous gas reserve. After successfully implementing several expansion projects over the past three decades, the Company has evolved into a world-class fertiliser producer.
QAFCO pursues a policy of retaining existing customers while forging ties with new ones. This has enabled the company to maintain a large network of distributors, with utmost care being taken to ensure that all are satisfied with the quality of QAFCO’s products, services and level of commitment.