Maersk’s New Oil Research & Technology Centre in Asia

Maersk Oil, an entity of AP Moller Maersk Group, has opened a new $ 100 m global research centre at Qatar with an aim to unlock the potentials of Al Shaheen oil field.

The Maersk oil Research Centre is a Joint venture of  TNO (Europe’s largest independent companies in the area of technology development and technical consultancy) and Maersk Oil which will emphasis on developing technology to improve oil recovery under its Enhanced Oil Recovery project for its ultra large oil well.

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This Project will include students, engineers and researcher from different universities of Qatar, and thus enhance the capabilities of the participants and benefit Maersk Oil Research.

The big amount of $ 100 million will be invested in developing high ambition technology in the oil sector along with talent development of Qatar.

Following are few projects for which research is being done by Maersk oil at Qatar Science and Technology Park:

  • Improving the oil recovery by advance scanning equipment at digital core lab
  • Maersk oil’s Patent “Drone” Technology which helps in finding where the oil is produced in long horizontal well.

Maersk oil already holds a Guinness world record of drilling the longest horizontal well in the world.

Reference & Image Credit: maerskoil

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