Posted on September 14, 2015

Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) yesterday held the latest in their highly successful Tech Talk series, ‘Understanding and Using Visible and Invisible Light for Energy Production’. The event was held in line with UNESCO’s ‘The International Year of Light 2015’, at QSRTC, the anchor tenant at Qatar Science & Technology Park. Dirk Smit, Vice President of Exploration Technology R&D and Shell Chief Scientist for Geophysics, led a presentation on how applications of light and light technologies – both visible and invisible – have enabled significant achievements in energy production.

The presentation outlined how light is used in fibre optic technology to support the measurement of wells during the production process, and how these technologies will contribute to global 21st century sustainability, reinforcing its significance to Qatar and the region. Attendees were also treated to an art installation by local Qatari artist Ameera Al-Aji who showcased how she utilises light as a source of inspiration for her work.

QSRTC organised a Tech Talk 2 [].jpgRob Sherwin, General Manager Corporate Affairs and Deputy Country Chairman, Qatar Shell, said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting this event as part of the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 at our R&D hub, QSRTC to showcase the importance of light technologies in the energy industry. At QSRTC we will continue to cooperate with academia, government, non-profit organisations and private sector partners to provide research and innovative solutions that will help mitigate and resolve energy challenges faced by Qatar, in turn delivering sustainable impact in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

By organising today’s ‘Tech Talk’ event, QSRTC continues to play a vital role in shaping the future of R&D in Qatar, through ground-breaking research and thought-leadership.