TECH­NOL­OGY PART­NERS WITH COM­MU­NITY EN­GAGE­MENT

ExxonMo­bil has part­nered with Qatar To­day in the sec­ond edi­tion of the Green Pro­gramme for Schools (GPS), an en­gag­ing ini­tia­tive aimed at reach­ing, inspiring stu­dents to­wards sus­tain­able living.

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ExxonMo­bil has part­nered with Qatar To­day in the sec­ond edi­tion of the Green Pro­gramme for Schools (GPS), an en­gag­ing ini­tia­tive aimed at reach­ing, inspiring stu­dents to­wards sus­tain­able living.

With an ac­tive role in com­mu­nity de v e l o p m e n t pro­grammes and green ini­tia­tives, ExxonMo­bil con­trib­utes to the Na­tional Vi­sion 2030 through the en­ergy of its peo­ple, tech­nol­ogy and op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence, ac­cord­ing to Dr Jen­nifer Dupont, Re­search Direc­tor of ExxonMo­bil Re­search Qatar (EMRQ). Dr Dupont speaks about the tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments spear­headed by ExxonMo­bil and its com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity.

What are the cur­rent green­house gas chal­lenges in Qatar? What role is ExxonMo­bil play­ing in car­bon cap­ture and stor­age to bring down the car­bon foot­print?

The fu­ture holds tremen­dous prom­ise for Qatar, and the key to con­tin­ued world-class per­for­mance is not just im­ple­ment­ing op­er­a­tional best prac­tices, but also in­vest­ing in sound sci­en­tific re­search and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Qatar aims at pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment by seek­ing a bal­ance be­tween devel­op­ment needs and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. ExxonMo­bil is com­mit­ted to ad­dress­ing this chal­lenge of sus­tain­abil­ity – bal­anc­ing eco­nomic growth, so­cial devel­op­ment, and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion so that fu­ture gen­er­a­tions are not com­pro­mised by ac­tions taken to­day.

Through our work at ExxonMo­bil Re­search Qatar (EMRQ) and our valu­able

DR JEN­NIFER DUPONT

Re­search Direc­tor ExxonMo­bil Re­search Qatar

part­ner­ships, we are com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing key tech­nolo­gies that will ben­e­fit the oil and gas in­dus­try in Qatar and around the world.

EMRQ, lo­cated at the Qatar Science & Tech­nol­ogy Park (QSTP), is con­duct­ing re­search in ar­eas of com­mon in­ter­est to Qatar and ExxonMo­bil, in­clud­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment, wa­ter re­use, LNG safety and coastal car­bon­ates. This re­search will be in­creas­ingly im­por­tant as Qatar con­tin­ues to de­velop the world's largest in­te­grated gas pro­cess­ing and liq­ue­fac­tion fa­cil­i­ties.

ExxonMo­bil and its val­ued part­ners play an im­por­tant lead­er­ship role in tack­ling chal­leng­ing is­sues like GHGs ( green­house gas), which can ini­tially be ad­dressed in three sim­ple ways: iden­ti­fy­ing sources of GHGs; ac­cu­rately mea­sur­ing and mon­i­tor­ing GHGs; and proac­tively mit­i­gat­ing and re­duc­ing GHG emis­sions.

For ex­am­ple, EMRQ's re­search, devel­op­ment, and ap­pli­ca­tion of In­tel­liRedTM Re­mote Gas De­tec­tion tech­nol­ogy al­lows us to de­liver infrared cam­eras that can quickly and safely iden­tify hy­dro­car­bon leaks at pro­duc­tion and pro­cess­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Con­tin­ued re­search and devel­op­ment al­low re­searchers to ex­pand the ini­tial de­tec­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the tech­nol­ogy to quan­tifi­ca­tion and mea­sure­ment. The re­sults from this tech­nol­ogy can then be used to in­form en­gi­neers and op­er­a­tions per­son­nel re­spon­si­ble for designing, op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing fa­cil­i­ties to re­duce GHG emis­sions in Qatar.

How im­per­a­tive is the link be­tween en­ergy and the en­vi­ron­ment for ExxonMo­bil in Doha? How is the link strength­ened here?

Like no other com­mod­ity, en­ergy touches ev­ery as­pect of mod­ern life, pro­vid­ing tremen­dous benefits to in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses around the world.

Global en­ergy de­mand is pro­jected to rise by about 35% from 2010 to 2040. At the same time, ef­fi­ciency will work to off­set de­mand growth. On their own, pop­u­la­tion and GDP through 2040 could have caused global en­ergy de­mand to rise by more than 100%, but much of that in­crease will

"As a re­li­able, abun­dant and cleaner

burning source of en­ergy, nat­u­ral gas can help sup­port a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion

and in­creased stan­dards of living,

while re­duc­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts of en­ergy

use."

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