Qatar University’s (QU) Gas Processing Center (GPC) signed a framework agreement yesterday with the newly opened Rosneft International Center for Research and Development — QSTP, which involves research and educational activities.
The agreement was signed by Dean of QU’s College of Engineering (CENG) Dr Khalid Kamal Naji and Director General of Rosneft International Center for Research and Development QSTP Dr Murad Bagliev, in the presence of Russian ambassador Nurmakhmad Kholov, CENG deans, GPC Director and a number of representatives from QU and Rosneft.
By signing this framework agreement, both GPC and Rosneft will have access to oil and gas expertise to share knowledge and technology designs to the oil and gas industry through research activities and training programmes.
The terms of the framework agreement include collaboration on the evaluation of the current studies and consultations in the area of oil and gas.
Both parties will co-operate to develop effective joint research projects with international organisations and research centres, as well as new training programmes for oil and gas industry professionals.
On the framework agreement, Dr Naji said, “The College of Engineering, through the Gas Processing Center (GPC), is committed to developing these joint initiatives with local and international industries, and we are delighted to sign this agreement with Rosneft International Center for Research and Development QSTP-LLC.
“The GPC represents the cornerstone of the college’s research activities in the oil and gas sector and we will continue our commitment to invest in research and training programmes at the GPC to promote Qatar National Vision 2030 in sustainable development in the oil and gas industry.”
Dr Bagliev said, “Rosneft International Center for Research and Development QSTP-LLC is pleased to have the opportunity to interact and deepen co-operation with the leading university in the State of Qatar, as well as its Gas Processing Center and College of Engineering in research, development and educational areas. “The results of the joint work will give an impetus to the development and integration of modern scientific and technical solutions and exchange of knowledge for the benefit of Qatar and Russia.”