THE POWER OF LIGHT
To celebrate UNESCO's "The International Year of Light 2015", Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre held a talk series on "Understanding and Using Visible and Invisible Light for Energy Production". As part of Shell's Tech Talk series, 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 utilizes light as a source of inspiration for her work.
In a speech at the opening of the conference, HE Al Sada said that the volatile situation in global energy markets along with currently prevailing low oil and gas prices does not encourage producers to invest in the development of the resources that the world needs in the future, a matter which augurs future crises in supply and demand. He expressed Qatar's readiness to contribute to activate and intensify constructive dialogue between producers and consumers of energy and work with them in order to stabilize global energy markets for the benefit of all. While pointing out Qatar's huge investments in this field, he also mentioned environmental projects like JBOG which reduce emissions during gas recovery. The Minister met on the sidelines of the conference with a number of Japanese officials.