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Qatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum (QP), formerly Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, is a state-owned corporation established by Emiri Decree No. 10 in 1974. It is responsible for all oil and gas production and processing in the State of Qatar.

The principal activities of QP and its subsidiaries and joint ventures cover the exploration, drilling and production, transport, storage, marketing and sale of crude oil, as well as natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas (LNG), refined products, gas-to-liquids (GTL) products, petrochemicals, fuel additives, fertilizers, aluminum, chartering of helicopters, underwriting insurance and other services.

QP’s operations and activities are conducted at various onshore locations, including Doha, Dukhan and the Mesaieed and Ras Laffan industrial cities, as well as at offshore areas, including Halul Island, offshore production stations, drilling platforms and the North Field.

Covering an area of 6,000 square kilometers, the North Field has a total recoverable gas of 900 trillion standard cubic feet and is the largest single non-associated gas reservoir in the world. The utilization of this field’s massive reserves has become a primary national goal to continue the development and prosperity process in the country.

QP’s strategy of conducting hydrocarbon exploration and new projects is through Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) and Development and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) in partnership with major international oil and gas companies. Through these agreements, Qatar has boosted its oil and gas reserves through new discoveries and the development of existing fields. Some of the fields which were discovered and/or developed through EPSAs and DPSAs are the Idd El Shargi Dome (North & South), Al Shaheen Field, Al Khaleej Field, Al Rayyan Field, Al Karkara and A Structure.

QP is committed to the health and safety of its employees, contractors, visitors and the local communities where it operates. From drilling to construction, operations to decommissioning, QP’s HSE policy forms an integral part of the company’s daily business and long-term planning. Education, promotion and training programs help ensure that each and every employee is committed to safe operations and environmental protection.

Thriving on a spirit of enterprise, each of our joint ventures is underpinned by transparency, innovation and determination to achieve unparalleled standards of both quality and service.

At Qatar Petroleum, we are committed to one thing above all: Excellence.


ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil uses innovation and technology to deliver energy to a growing world. The company explores for, produces and sells crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and petrochemical business, ExxonMobil operates facilities or markets products in most of the world's countries and explores for oil and natural gas on six continents.


Shell is one of the world’s largest independent energy companies in terms of market capitalisation, operating cash flow, and oil and gas production. Our Upstream businesses explore for and extract crude oil and natural gas. This includes the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands which we convert into synthetic crude oil. We are continually bringing new oil and gas supplies on-stream from major field developments around the world. To do so, we explore in prolific geological formations that can be conventionally developed. We also explore in low-permeability formations that can be economically developed only by unconventional means.

Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. Oxy is the second-largest oil producer offshore Qatar, where it operates three projects: Idd El Shargi North Dome, Idd El Shargi South Dome and Al Rayyan. In addition, Oxy is a partner in the giant Dolphin Gas Project, which transports natural gas, produced and processed in Qatar, to markets in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Oxy is committed to respecting the environment, maintaining safety and upholding high standards of social responsibility throughout its worldwide operations.

Qatar Gas

Established in 1984, Qatargas pioneered the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Qatar. Today, Qatargas is the largest LNG producing company in the world with an annual production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum and delivering LNG to customers in Middle Eastern, European, Asian, North and South American markets from its world-class facilities in Ras Laffan. Qatargas has seven LNG production trains, four of which, known as mega-trains—each with a production capacity of 7.8 MTA, are the largest in the world. Since the establishment of Qatargas 1 comprising three small production trains with a total production capacity of around 6 MTA, the company has recently completed a lengthy and successful expansion programme that has included the development of Qatargas 2, Qatargas 3 and Qatargas 4 projects, and the Laffan Refinery—all in quick succession. In addition to operating its 7-train production plant, Qatargas also operates the offshore facilities and the Laffan Refinery. The Qatargas vision is, by 2015, to become the world's premier LNG company, setting the standard for the industry and known both locally and globally for its people, innovation, operating excellence, environmental responsibility and corporate citizenship.

RasGas Company Limited

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company owned by Qatar Petroleum (70 percent) and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. (30 percent). The company acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the project owners to extract gas from Qatar’s North Field in order to produce LNG and associated products in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner for export to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Currently, RasGas operates seven LNG trains which have a total production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum contributing almost half of Qatar’s annual LNG production. It has also constructed and runs two sales gas production facilities and Helium plants.


Total is a global energy company, operating in 130 countries in oil and gas, exploration and production, refining and petrochemicals, supply and marketing, expanding to biomass and solar energy.

In Qatar, Total is active in all sectors of the energy industry, single operator of Al Khalij offshore field, partner in deep offshore exploration, founding partner of Qatargas, leading partner in Dolphin and in the new Laffan Refinery 2 Project with QP. Total is also active in lubricants and has a 20% stake in Qapco and 48.6% stake in Qatofin.

Total plays a leading role in CSR, committed to Qatar National Vision 2030.

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global energy and chemicals enterprise and a world leader in exploration and production, refining and distribution, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and NGLs. The company manages one of the world’s largest proven conventional crude oil reserves, totaling 260.2 billion barrels, and the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world, 284.8 TCF. In 2012, Saudi Aramco produced an average of 9.5 million bpd of crude oil. Saudi Aramco’s downstream operations include participation in a worldwide refining capacity of 4.5 million barrels per day, making it the sixth largest refiner in the world.

Maersk Oil

Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with operated production of about 600,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from Denmark, the UK, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Brazil, and Algeria. Exploration activities are on-going in Angola, Norway, the US Gulf of Mexico, Greenland, Iraqi Kurdistan, and in the producing countries. Turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil’s business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments. Maersk Oil is a fully-owned subsidiary of the global conglomerate, the A.P. Moller—Maersk Group. For more information about Maersk Oil, please visit the website at

ConocoPhillips Qatar

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 29 countries, $55 billion in annualized revenue, $120 billion of total assets, and approximately 18,000 employees as of Sept. 30, 2013. Production from continuing operations averaged 1,511 MBOED for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2013, and proved reserves were 8.6 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2012. 

In Qatar, ConocoPhillips holds a 30% interest in the world-class Qatargas 3 LNG project in Ras Laffan Industrial City. ConocoPhillips also operates its Global Water Sustainability Center in the Qatar Science and Technology Park which focuses on innovative solutions to treat produced water from the oil and gas industry as well as desalination, recycling, awareness and conservation. 
ConocoPhillips is committed to contributing to social, economic and environmental improvements in all the communities in which it operates. The company is currently funding numerous environmental, social, health and education programmes around the world. ConocoPhillips’ signature CSR campaign in Qatar in the “Kulluna” Health and Safety campaign, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation. 

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