Posted on January 22, 2014

Qatargas is participating as a principal sponsor in the 7th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), being held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha from 19 – 22 January. 

Being organised under the theme “Unlocking Energy through Innovation, Technology and Capability” theevent addresses evolving energy trends worldwide and what the industry needs to do to overcome the technical challenges facing the industry at present. It also clearly highlights the importance of technological innovation and international cooperation in ensuring the industry’s continued growth and development in the coming years.

As a key industry event, Qatargas views the conference as a platform to discuss and share perspectives on current and future industry topics, exchange knowledge and benefit from the expertise and capabilities of the participating countries and organizations.  The event also provides excellent networking opportunities with industry peers from across the global LNG value chain.

Qatargas Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Ventures, Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al-Thani (pictured) participated in a panel session titled “The Future of Integrated Project Management in a Cyclic Environment.”  During the session, Sheikh Khalid delivered a presentation sharing Qatargas’ experiences and the Company’s focus to reduce its environmental footprint. 

“Guided by the visionary leadership of His Highness the Emir, and in alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030; Qatargas has developed the Qatargas Direction Statement with our Vision 2015.  Our Mission is to safely, efficiently and reliably manage and operate all of our resources, including people, reserves, facilities and the environment.” he said.

Elaborating on Qatargas’ flare reduction initiatives he said:

“Qatargas has made significant progress in reducing flaring from its LNG trains in line with the increased national focus on flare minimization and the Company’s desire to reduce its emissions and carbon footprint. This has been made possible through operational initiatives on source reduction, increased plant reliability, reduced shutdown/start-up flaring and a sustained focus on flare minimization facilitated by multi-disciplinary Flare Management Teams”

The presentation also highlighted Qatargas’ pioneering Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery Project (JBOG) and other key environmental initiatives.

Qatargas delegates are presenting several papers during the conference covering a variety of subjects that highlight Qatargas’ innovation, operating excellence and environmental stewardship.

An exhibition is also being held on the sidelines of the conference, in which Qatargas is participating as part of the Qatar Petroleum pavilion.  Visitors will be able to receive first-hand information regarding Qatargas and its activities from Qatargas personnel at the stand.

Founded in 2005, the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is an annual event rotating between Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The scope of the conference programme and associated industry activities address technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry professionals and management around the world.