The Maersk Oil Research and Technology Centre (MO-RTC) signifies a long term investment in Qatar’s development and in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Horizontal Well Technology technologies. The centre will focus on applied technology development into horizontal wells and carbonate EOR; these hold the key to unlocking the vast potential of challenging oil fields including Qatar’s largest, the Al Shaheen field.
Studies are also planned into the effects of offshore operations on the environment, fulfilling Maersk Oil’s commitment to sustainability and to reducing environmental impact. The MO-RTC will offer training facilities for employees and local universities, helping to build cooperation with students by providing academic support and expertise. The new centre will invest up to USD 100 million in projects and studies over the next ten years further placing the State of Qatar and Maersk Oil at the forefront of the energy industry.