QP, Maersk Oil to highlight joint technical prowess
Doha, January 19, 2014
Qatar Petroleum has partnered with Maersk Oil to publish a series of new technical papers and presentations at the 7th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) to be held in Doha this week.
The 14 co-authored submissions highlight a range of technical learning and experience gained through more than 20 years of successfully developing Qatar’sAl Shaheen field.
The technical papers provide insights into theexperience and application of innovative technologiesthat have enabled the transformation of Al Shaheen, from what was considered a marginal and unattractive field, into Qatar’s largest offshore oil producer.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, QP’s director of oil and gas ventures and co-chairman of the IPTC 2014 executive committee, said: "Qatar Petroleum and Maersk Oil have built and shared knowledge since the early 1990s and together we now produce over one-third of Qatar’s daily oil production."
"The IPTC offers a global platform for us to share our expertise with the broader industry, and to showhow even complex fields like Al Shaheen can be developed by leveraging knowledge and experience, working together and applying the right technologies and development plans," he added.
The QP and Maersk Oil technical papers provide a snapshot of some of the breakthroughs in seismic studies, horizontal drilling and 3D scanning technology that are helping to enhance their understanding of the Al Shaheen field.
In total, Maersk Oil will be presenting 18 technical papers at the IPTC, several of which focus on the ground-breaking applied research being conducted at the Maersk Oil Research and Technology Centre (MO-RTC) in Doha, Qatar.
Maersk Oil’s CEO Jakob Thomasen said: "Qatar Petroleum’s expertise had been crucial in the successful development of the Al Shaheen. So I am delighted that QP and Maersk Oil experts have co-authored these papers."
"By working closely together with QP for the past twenty years, Maersk Oil has become specialists in Al Shaheen, developing a unique understanding of its reservoirs and how to responsibly maximise long-term oil recovery," he added.
Maersk Oil is a principal sponsor of IPTC 2014 and a titanium sponsor of the event’s Young Members Activity programme which seeks to encourage young people into employment in the energy industry.-TradeArabia News Service