08/09/2015 - Press release

Total's International Experts Share Research Experience


“These trainings are part of our commitment to contribute to building a sustainable workforce in Qatar for the future of the oil & gas industry” says Dr. Philippe Julien, TRC-Q Director.

Total Research Centre – Qatar (TRC-Q) recently hosted technical presentations by senior international scientists from Total’s headquarters in Paris. The workshops were attended by professionals of Total’s Qatari partner institutions.

Emmanuel Garland, an environmental expert at Total, delivered a training on the protection of the environment, particularly on atmospheric emissions and water usage. He provided a deep insight on what is at stake for preventing pollution by upstream oil and gas activities.  He emphasized the constraints for the operators and detailed recent techniques to respond to these challenges.

On a separate training, Dr. Gerard Massonnat, owner of 13 patents and author of many scientific publications in reservoir engineering, shared his research experience on carbonate reservoirs and explained how to characterize and forecast them.

TRC-Q is one of the 8 worldwide research and development centers of Total Exploration & Production. It has become a hub for development of new technologies, research and knowledge-sharing with Qatari partners. TRC-Q has already organized 5 high-level trainings since the beginning of the year, focusing on Carbonate Reservoirs, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Geochemistry, Environment and the future of the Oil & Gas Industry.

“As knowledge-sharing is a key to success, we strongly commit to such scientific presentations which benefit our partners” remarked Dr. Philippe Julien, Director of Total Research Centre-Qatar. “Total Research Center – Qatar has already delivered several significant innovations; therefore we are keen to share our fruitful research with Total’s Qatari industrial and academic partners”, Philippe ended.

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    Attendees of training on Carbonate Reservoirs by Dr. Gerard Massonnat

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    Attendees of training on protection of environment by Emmanuel Garland

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