Qatar Petroleum (QP) is an integrated national oil corporation responsible for the sustainable development of Qatar’s oil and gas resources. Its corporate vision is ‘to become one of the best national oil companies in the world, with roots in Qatar, and a strong international presence.’
QP’s activities encompass the entire spectrum of the oil and gas value chain locally, regionally, and internationally, and include the exploration, refining, production, marketing and sales of oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGL), gas-to-liquids (GTL) products, refined products, petrochemicals, fertilisers, steel and aluminium.
QP’s operations are conducted at various onshore locations, including Doha, Dukhan, Mesaieed Industrial City and Ras Laffan Industrial City, as well as at offshore areas, including Halul Island, offshore production stations, drilling platforms, and the North Field.
The Human Capital Directorate has the responsibility of catering to QP’s human capital requirements in an ever-changing competitive environment. It provides quality support services to QP’s operations in the areas of human resources and strategic Qatarisation, as well as learning and development. QP is spearheading the energy and industry sector’s Strategic Qatarisation Plan to maximise the employment of Qatari nationals.
Health, safety and environment
QP is committed to the health and safety of its employees, contractors, visitors and the local communities, and to the protection and conservation of the natural environment.
Oil and gas fields and operation areas
QP produces crude oil, condensate, natural gas liquids, associated gas, and non-associated gas from its onshore fields in Dukhan. Located 84 km west of Doha, Dukhan accommodates oil and gas facilities, housing, medical, recreational and educational institutions, and related services. The first shipment of oil from Dukhan was transported on 31 December 1949 through the Mesaieed port terminal.
Offshore oil QP produces high-quality crude oil and associated gas from the offshore Idd El Shargi, Maydan Mahzam, Bul Hanine, and Al Rayyan fields, which began production in 1964, 1965, 1972, and 1996, respectively.
Exploration, appraisal and development operations
During the last 25 years, QP has signed Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) and Development and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) with a number of major international oil and gas companies, including Elf Aquitaine/Total, Anadarko Qatar, Maersk Oil Qatar, Occidental Petroleum Qatar, Qatar Petroleum Development, Talisman Energy Qatar, GDF Suez, China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) and Qatar Shell.
These agreements have boosted Qatar’s oil and gas reserves through new discoveries and the development of existing fields. Some of the fields which were discovered and/or developed through these agreements are Idd El Shargi Dome (North and South), Al Shaheen Field and Al Khaleej Field, as well as Al Karkara and A Structures.
The North Field, an area of 6,000 sq km with total recoverable gas of 900 tn standard cubic feet, is considered the largest single non-associated gas reservoir in the world. The utilisation of this field’s massive reserves has become a primary national goal to continue the development and prosperity of the country.
Halul Island is a storage and exportation centre for Qatar’s marine crude oil. The island, which has an area of 1.5 sq km, lies approximately 96 km to the northeast of Doha. It has 11 large crude oil storage tanks with a total capacity of 5 mn barrels. The island also has pumping facilities, power generators, desalination plants, a heliport and a harbour suitable for supply boats that support operations. It is also fully equipped with community facilities for almost 1,000 QP staff and contractors.
The QP Refinery started as a small topping plant in 1958 and has grown over the years into a giant refinery organisation. It has successfully made the State of Qatar self-sufficient and export-oriented in refined oil and petroleum products, with its designed capacity of 137,000 barrels per day (bpd) of refined products for domestic use as well as for export.
Laffan Refinery is a joint venture with international majors and is one of the largest condensate refineries in the world. It started production in late 2009 and is operated by Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas). The 146,000 bpd refinery processes field condensate from Qatargas and Al Khaleej Gas to produce naphtha, jet fuel, gas oil and LPG. A second condensate refinery, called the Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2), started operations in December 2016 and added another 146,000 bpd of processing capacity, thus doubling Qatar’s refining capacity. LR2 produces low sulfur Euro-V specifications products such as naphtha, Jet A-1, ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), propane and butane for local and international markets.
Natural gas liquids (NGL)
There are four NGL plants in Mesaieed Industrial City producing propane, butane and condensate, which are mainly intended for export.
Barzan Gas Project
The Barzan Gas Project will develop approximately 1.9 bn cfpd of North Field wellhead gas, and produce 1.4 bn cfpd of sales gas for the domestic market (power generation) in addition to associated condensate ethane, LPG and sulphur.
Bul Hanine Redevelopment
QP is investing in the redevelopment of the existing Bul Hanine offshore oil field, which is located about 120 km to the east of the Qatari coastline. The project is one of the largest to be managed and executed by QP. It is designed to prolong the field’s life by countering its production decline and doubling its current oil production rate.
New Petrochemical Complex
QP has announced the selection of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC as its partner in a new Petrochemicals Complex, which will be developed and constructed in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The new complex will have an ethane cracker with a nameplate capacity of 1.9 mn tons of ethylene per annum, making it the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. It will also include two high-density polyethylene derivative units, which will raise Qatar’s current polyethylene production capacity by 82% by the fourth quarter of 2025.
North Field Expansion Project
This is a project to develop additional gas from the North Field and to build four new LNG trains to raise Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 mn tons per annum to 110 MTPA. In addition to LNG, the new project will also produce about 4,000 tons per day of ethane, 260,000 bpd of condensate, 11,000 tons per day of LPG, and approximately 20 tons per day of pure helium.
QP Industrial Cities
QP’s Industrial Cities Directorate has the overall mandated responsibility for Ras Laffan Industrial City, Mesaieed Industrial City and the Dukhan Concession Area. It is responsible for developing and providing land, infrastructure, facilities and services required by the industries operating in those areas, which altogether play a pivotal role in enhancing diversification, industrialisation, and the extraction of the highest economic value from Qatar’s oil and gas resources.
Guided by Qatar National Vision 2030 and in compliance with corporate, state, and international governance, QP Industrial Cities is committed to:
- Contributing to the sustainable social and economic development of Qatar.
- Achieving the highest level of health, safety, security, environmental protection and socioeconomic sustainability.
- Protecting the interests of the State, Qatar Petroleum and business partners.
- Operating highly reliable facilities and providing responsive services to business partners.
- Developing, optimising and sustaining world-class infrastructure and facilities.
- Developing local talent and acting as a leader in corporate citizenship.
- Directing the development, regulations and operations of Mesaieed Port and Ras Laffan Port.
- Acting as the Municipal Authority in the responsible areas as granted by the laws of the State of Qatar.
Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC)
Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) is situated 80 km from Doha along the northeast coast of Qatar, and is one of the fastest-growing industrial cities in the world. It is the main base for the exploitation and development of Qatar’s vast resources from the North Field, which is the world’s largest single non-associated gas reservoir. Since its establishment in 1996, RLIC has evolved into a world-class industrial city, facilitating the needs of the most technologically sophisticated natural gas-based industries.
Major industries operating in RLIC
RLIC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities and services to major ventures of the oil and gas industry and supporting projects, which are all set to achieve the planned production capacity of 25 bn cubic feet of gas per day. These include:
- Qatargas, the largest producer of LNG in the world.
- Pearl GTL and Oryx GTL, major producers of GTL.
- Al Khaleej Gas – lean natural gas for the Qatar market.
- Dolphin Energy Limited – lean natural gas for export by pipeline to the GCC.
- Laffan Refinery 1 & 2 – refined petroleum products.
- Ras Laffan Olefins Company – ethylene for petrochemical products.
- Ras Laffan Helium – the world’s largest producer of helium.
- Qatar Power, Ras Girtas Power and Ras Laffan Power – power for Qatar and for export to the GCC market.
- Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard – shipbuilding, repair and maintenance services.
Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC)
Located 40 km south of Doha, Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) is the hub for petrochemicals, chemical fertilisers, oil refining and metallurgical industries in Qatar. MIC also hosts numerous small and medium-sized industries as well as a well-planned, self-contained, sustainable, modern township with fully-serviced infrastructure providing a high quality of life for its residents.
Major industries operating in MIC
A wide range of products is produced in MIC. These include natural gas liquids, petrochemicals, plastic resins, refined petroleum products, aluminium and steel, which are supplied to local, regional and international markets. The major industries operating in MIC include the following:
- QP’s Mesaieed Operations manages the onshore processing, distribution and export of products derived from non-associated gas.
- QP Refinery processes crude oil and condensate into a variety of finished products including naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and fuel oil.
- Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) is one of the leading producers of ethylene and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the Middle East region.
- Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) is a leading, world-class fertiliser producer and is the world’s largest single-site producer of ammonia and urea.
- Qatar Chemical Company (QChem) is a world-class integrated petrochemical plant producing high and medium-density polyethylene and other products.
- Qatar Steel is a regional leader in the steel industry.
- Qatar Aluminium Company (Qatalum) is a fully integrated aluminium plant that produces high-quality primary aluminium products.
- Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) produces high-quality vinyl products.
- Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC) produces methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
Dukhan Concession Area
Dukhan is located 80 km west of Doha and produces about 180,000 bpd of oil. It covers an area approximately 80 km by 8 km with oil production facilities, associated and non-associated gas facilities and NGL production. In addition to industrial plants, infrastructure and assets, Dukhan is home to 12,000 residents living in a community encompassing schools, medical facilities, extensive leisure facilities and all the amenities expected of a bustling community. The main products conditioned for export from the Dukhan fields are crude oil, condensate, natural gas liquids (NGL), and stripped associated gas (SAG). These products are delivered to various internal and external customers.
- Crude oil is exported through the terminal operations department at Mesaieed and also supplied to the QP Refinery.
- Condensates are sent to the QP Refinery in Mesaieed.
- Arab D NGL is supplied to NGL4 at Mesaieed.
- NGL is delivered to NGL1 and NGL2 in Mesaieed.
- SAG is supplied to QNCC, QAPCO and QAFCO via QP’s Gas Distribution System.
Qatargas is a unique global energy operator in terms of size, service and reliability. The company operates 14 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trains with a total annual production capacity of 77 mn tonnes. This makes Qatargas the largest LNG producer in the world. Since the first production in 1996, Qatargas has successfully delivered cargos to 31 countries and is committed to meeting the world’s demand for safe, reliable and clean energy.
Established in 1984, Qatargas develops, produces, and markets hydrocarbons from the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. In addition to producing LNG, Qatargas is also a leading exporter of natural gas, helium, condensate and associated products. Apart from the LNG facilities, Qatargas also operates the Jetty Boil-Off Gas facility, Al Khaleej Gas, Ras Laffan Helium, the two Laffan Refineries (among the largest condensate refineries in the world), and the Ras Laffan Terminal on behalf of all participants.
Today, Qatargas continues to set the benchmark in the LNG industry as it safely and reliably supplies energy to customers all over the world.
QAFCO’s inception in 1969 as a joint venture company to produce chemical fertilisers was the first and a significant step in Qatar’s industrial diversification programme to utilise its abundant natural gas resources. QAFCO is now owned by Industries Qatar (IQ) (75%) and Yara Nederland BV (25%). The majority of IQ shares are owned by Qatar Petroleum (QP), making QP the ultimate parent of the company.
QAFCO inaugurated its first plant in 1973. Today the QAFCO complex comprises six ammonia and six urea completely integrated trains, a melamine plant and two urea formaldehyde plants. QAFCO is now the world’s largest single-site producer of ammonia and urea, with an annual production capacity of 3.8 mn metric tonnes (MT) of ammonia and 5.6 mn MT of urea, enabling Qatar to be the largest exporter of urea in the world. Currently, QAFCO exports ammonia and urea via Muntajat Company to more than 45 nations across the globe, with its primary consumers being in South East Asia, North America, Australasia and Southern Africa.
UFC85 Plant As well as boosting its fertiliser production QAFCO also has two urea formaldehyde plants producing 60,000 mtpa of UFC85, the anti caking agent vital to urea production. The urea formaldehyde plant is owned by Gulf Formaldehyde Company, a joint venture between QAFCO (70%), Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (20%), and United Development Company (10%).
Qatar Melamine Plant The largest melamine plant in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world, with a production capacity of 60,000 mtpa. The melamine project is owned by QAFCO (60%) and QP (40%).
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) QPJSC was established in 1974. It is a joint venture between Industries Qatar (80%) and Total Petrochemicals France (20%). QAPCO is a pioneer in petrochemical production and one of the largest manufacturers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the region.
QAPCO is involved in joint ventures that include Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) QPJSC, Qatofin Company Limited QPJSC, and Qatar Plastic Products Company (QPPC), making QAPCO a regional petrochemical powerhouse.
QAPCO main facilities consist of an ethylene plant (cracker) with a production capacity of up to 830,000 MTPA, three LDPE plants with a total combined production capacity of over 795,000 MTPA, and a sulfur plant with a production capacity of up to 70,000 MTPA. As by-products, the ethylene plant produces liquid petroleum gases (LPG) with an annual capacity of up to 55,000 MTA and hydrogenated pyrolysis gasoline with a capacity of up to 45,000 MTA.
Joint Ventures of QAPCO
Qatofin Company Limited QPJSC
Qatofin was established in 2005 and is a joint venture between QAPCO (63%), Total Petrochemicals France (36%) and QP (1%). Qatofin produces linear lowdensity polyethylene (LLDPE), mainly for export, and has a production capacity of more than 570 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa).
Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC)
Established in 1997 as a limited Qatari shareholding company, with QAPCO fully operating QVC plants from 2017. Shareholders are Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (55%), QAPCO (31%) and QP (12.9%).
Ras Laffan Olefins Company (RLOC)
RLOC is a joint venture between Q-Chem ll (53.31%), Qatofin (45.69%) and QP (1%). It owns a cracker that supplies Mesaieed LLDPE unit with ethylene feedstock and is managed and operated by Q-Chem ll.
Qatar Plastics Products Company
See entry below.
Qatar Plastic Products Company (QPPC) was established in 1998 and commercial production commenced in 2000. Around 90% of production is sold to the domestic market while the remainder is marketed in other Gulf countries and Europe. The production facility is located at Mesaieed Industrial City. The company is equally shared between QAPCO, QIMC and Stefano Ferretti (Italian partner).
QPPC produces plastic film for industrial packaging using the blow extrusion process, with products manufactured from different kinds of polymer to satisfy customer requirements. Printing is done using Flexographic printing lines in up to six colours for excellent quality. Every delivery has a product analysis certificate detailing the composition, dimension and mechanical properties.
The company produces form, fill and seal film, shrinkable film and hood, construction foil (polythene sheet and sleeve), greenhouse and agricultural film, general purpose film, heavy duty trash bags, and wood-plastic composite.
Qatar Wooden Products Co commenced commercial production in 2013. The fully automatic wooden pallet production line and heat treatment facility is able to produce 1.6 million wooden pallets a year, serving the wooden pallet requirements of QAPCO, Q-CHEM & II and QATOFIN.
Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited (QAFAC) was established as a Qatari joint stock company to build, own and operate facilities at Mesaieed Industrial City for the production of methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
Since the 1960s methanol has been produced from petroleum, naphtha and natural gas, and is a clear, colourless, flammable liquid with a characteristic odour. It is a clean energy source and a raw material for many everyday items. Within the petrochemical industry, it is used as a raw material for manufacturing solvents, formaldehyde, methyl halide, methyl amine, acetic acid, ethyl alcohol, acetic anhydride, dimethyl ether (DME) and MTBE. The QAFAC methanol plant can produce 2,950 metric tons a day of US Federal Grade AA methanol from the natural gas provided by QP, through steam reforming, methanol synthesis and distillation. The majority is exported to the Far East, Europe, India and the GCC region.
MTBE is a chemical compound from the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. Produced in large quantities, it is usually used as a fuel additive in motor gasoline, one of a group of chemicals known as ‘oxygenates’ because they raise the oxygen content of gasoline. At room temperature, MTBE is a volatile, flammable and colourless liquid that dissolves easily in water. The QAFAC MTBE plant produces around 1,830 metric tons a day by processing methanol from the on-site methanol plant and field butane from QP. The product is used by the QP refinery at Mesaieed as a gasoline blender as an octane enhancer and oxygenator to replace lead in the gasoline marketed in Qatar. The main international markets for MTBE are the Far East, Europe, South America and the GCC.
Qatar Chemical Company Ltd (Q-Chem) is owned by Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company QSC (MPHC) (49%), Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings LLC (49%), and QP (2%). MPHC is majority owned by QP. The Q-Chem facility produces high‑ and medium‑density polyethylene (HDPE and MDPE), 1-hexene and other products, using technology provided by Chevron Phillips Chemical. Located in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), the Q‑Chem complex has a production capacity of 453,000 tonnes per annum (MTA) of polyethylene and a 1‑hexene unit with a production capacity 47,000 MTA. The complex also consists of a sulphur recovery and solidification plant, a water treatment plant, seawater cooling system, dock facilities and administrative buildings.
Adjacent to the Q‑Chem plant, the joint venture Q-Chem II facility produces 350,000 MTA of HDPE, and has introduced the first full range Normal Alpha Olefins (NAO) unit with a production capacity of 345,000 MTA. The plant has raised the Q-Chem HDPE production capacity to 803,000 MTA, to meet the increasing demand of customers in Asia, Europe and Africa. Similarly the NAO plant produces a full range of alpha olefins. Both plants utilise Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary loop‑slurry process for high-density polyethylene.
Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC) is owned by Q-Chem II (53.31%), Qatofin Company Limited QSC (Qatofin) (45.69%) and QP (1%). The 1.3 mn mtpa ethylene cracker is operated by Q‑Chem II. Ethylene is sent from Ras Laffan to Q-Chem II and Qatofin derivatives units in Mesaieed via a 135 km pipeline, whereupon 700,000 mtpa of ethylene is allocated to Q-Chem II and 600,000 mtpa is transported to Qatofin.
Ras Laffan Power Company Limited QPSC (RLPC), established in 2001, is the provider of electricity and water for the people and industrial projects of Qatar.
RLPC is a joint venture company owned by Qatar Electricity & Water Co (QEWC) (80%), QP (10%) and GIC (10%). RLPC has a 25-year Power and Water Purchase Agreement with Kahramaa and a 25-year Fuel and Seawater Supply Agreement with QP. RLPC contributes 18% of the country’s power supply and 23% of the country’s water supply. RLPC is operated by Raslaffan Operating Company WLL.
Being the owner of the first independent power and water plant in the State of Qatar, RLPC plays a major role in meeting both the domestic and industrial demand for electricity and water in the coming years.
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) company based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. ConocoPhillips explores, produces, transports and markets crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas and bitumen worldwide, with operations and activities in 20 countries.
In Qatar, ConocoPhillips operates its Global Water Sustainability Center at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) which focuses on innovative solutions to treat produced water from the oil and gas industry as well as desalination, recycling, awareness and conservation.
ConocoPhillips contributes to social, economic and environmental improvements in all the communities in which it operates. ConocoPhillips’ signature CSR campaign in Qatar is the Kulluna Health and Safety campaign, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.
ExxonMobil has partnered with QP to develop the North Field, the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. Through the Qatargas joint venture, the company has participated in 12 of the 14 LNG trains, 27 of the world’s largest LNG ships, three receiving terminals in Europe and the US, and Qatar’s largest condensate refinery.
ExxonMobil is the only foreign participant in two domestic gas projects – Al Khaleej Gas and Barzan Gas. ExxonMobil also provides technical and management expertise to directly support QP through secondments of ExxonMobil employees.
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) opened at QSTP in 2009 to conduct research in areas of common interest to Qatar and ExxonMobil. Scientists and researchers at EMRQ continue to advance projects in environmental management, water reuse, LNG safety and coastal geology. By using global knowledge to develop local resources, EMRQ is able to create an invaluable link between the local and international research communities.
North Oil Company (NOC) is an operating company created through a joint venture agreement to operate and further develop the Al Shaheen oil field for the next 25 years. NOC is a Qatari company, 70% owned by QP and 30% by Total.
Al Shaheen oil field is located in Qatari waters 80 km north of Ras Laffan with facilities consisting of 33 platforms and more than 300 wells, currently producing around 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Al Shaheen is Qatar’s largest offshore oil field and one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world.
ORYX GTL Ltd was established in 2003 to develop, construct, and operate Qatar’s first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, converting natural gas into high quality GTL products including diesel, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). GTL fuels are gaining greater acceptance as a sustainable long-term alternative to conventional fuels due to its superior characteristics.
ORYX GTL is a 51:49 joint venture between QP and Sasol Middle East and India (SMEA), combining QP’s natural gas wealth with Sasol’s technological know-how to manufacture more than 32,400 barrels a day of high specification GTL diesel, naphtha and LPG. Naphtha produced at ORYX GTL is exported from Ras Laffan and marketed by Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company (Tasweeq) to customers in the Middle East and Far East.
Shell is the largest international investor in Qatar. QP and Shell have jointly delivered two of the largest energy projects in the world in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) is the world’s largest GTL plant, cementing Qatar’s position as the GTL capital of the world. Costing USD19 bn, this is the largest single investment in the Shell Group’s global portfolio. Meanwhile the Qatargas 4 LNG project (QP 70%, Shell 30%) combines Shell’s global leadership in LNG with Qatar’s position as the world’s largest LNG supplier.
The Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre at QSTP is a world-class research and development facility and learning centre, with investment of up to USD100 mn on programmes in support of energy and the environment. Qatar Shell also supports Qatar National Vision 2030 through investments in national talent and capability development, via the professional development of Qatari employees and an extensive CSR programme.
Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. Through talented people, Sasol use selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, produce and market chemical and energy products competitively to create superior value for customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. The company develops and commercialises technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. Sasol employs 31, 270 people working in 32 countries.
In Qatar, Sasol is a 49% shareholder with QP in ORYX GTL, the world’s first commercial-scale GTL plant. ORYX GTL uses Sasol proprietary gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to convert natural gas into liquid fuel and chemical products.
Total, the French energy major, has been present in Qatar since 1936, and is active in all areas of the oil and gas sector.
Total is the shareholder and sole operator of Al Khalij offshore field. In 2016, Total won the bid for Al Shaheen offshore field, resulting in the establishment of North Oil Company as a partnership between Total and QP. Total is also a founding partner of Qatargas, a founding member and leading partner of Dolphin Energy, and a partner of Muntajat. Total also owns prominent shares in QAPCO and Qatofin, and has a stake in the two Laffan Condensate Refineries operated by Qatargas in Ras Laffan.
Total Marketing Qatar has a prominent market share for lubricants in Qatar for automotive, construction, industrial and marine customers.
The Total Research Center Qatar at QSTP has leading edge and innovative research projects related to sustainable development, marine biodiversity, biofuels, and solar energy.
Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD) QPSC was formed as a joint stock company in 2002 to provide downstream, refined fuel storage, distribution and marketing services in Qatar. WOQOD is listed on Qatar Exchange following its IPO in 2003.
WOQOD distributes fuel products within Qatar for all transportation – diesel and gasoline for vehicles, marine fuel for seagoing vessels, and aviation fuel for airlines – with fuel distribution depots in Mesaimeer and Ras Laffan. WOQOD has a fleet of road tankers and an extensive network of petrol stations, as well as vessels for supplying marine fuel. Qatar was the first GCC country to convert to fully unleaded gasoline and WOQOD’s diesel has the lowest sulfur content in the region.
WOQOD also fulfils Qatar’s energy needs through ecofriendly fuel products like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas. LPG is supplied to domestic customers via Shafaf cylinders, while industrial and commercial users can have LPG tankers installed.
WOQOD has diversified into retail marketing with Sidra convenience stores, a one-stop shop solution at their fuel stations.
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