DOHA: As the three-day World GTL Congress wrapped up here yesterday, more than a dozen students from various universities across Qatar seized the opportunity to enable them for roles in the oil and gas industry on the final day.
Empowering the university-level engineering students for the prospective environment was a day-long case study challenge organised by Qatar Shell.
“It was a great opportunity to participate in a real life simulation such as Shell’s case study challenge. We read about these things in the books but to actually be out here and get involved in some of the processes was a truly enlightening experience,” said Abdullah Al Anzi, a Chemical Engineering student from College of North Atlantic in Qatar.
Wael Sawan, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell, said: “We are very pleased to be able to organise the students’ day on the sidelines of the first World GTL Congress. We engaged with university students through this Shell case study enabling them to take crucial decisions to salvage a failing refinery.”
“This engagement is part of our continued commitment to support Qatar’s national vision of developing human resources. This engagement also allows us to tap into the pool of talented resources in Qatar with the potential of attracting and recruiting the brightest talent into Qatar Shell.”
The Shell’s case study complemented the last day of the inaugural World GTL Congress which, following two days of stimulating debate around the entire gamut of GTL from processing to promotion, featured a series of technical and educational forums, as well as an open public exhibition at St. Regis Doha, the event venue.
“By the end of the first-ever World GTL Congress, nearly every topic on the GTL industry has been pried open. We are extremely thankful to our speakers and sponsors for supporting and joining us at this unique event,” said Symon Rubens, Managing Director, IQPC Middle East, Africa and South Africa.
Organised by IQPC (the International Quality & Productivity Centre), the event welcomed more than 500 delegates from around the world to Doha — the global GTL capital — where a range of topical discussions ensued around this new oil and gas industry.
The first edition of the World GTL Congress was supported by leading Qatar and global organisations, including QP, Shell, ORYX GTL, Tasweeq, CCC, Sasol, Veolia Water Solutions, Gasal & Air Liquide, Gulf Warehousing Company and Qatar University.