THE POWER OF LIGHT

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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.

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