Total is a major partner of Qatar in Refining and Petrochemicals, having partnerships in world class assets such as steam crackers, refineries and polymer sites located in Ras Laffan and Mesaieed.
This branch provides high skill support in management, manufacturing, marketing and sales, research and development, developing maximum synergies with local partners and other Total activities in Qatar.
LLDPE (Linear Low Density PolyEthylene)
Adding value to the marketing of Polymers
Total has a history spanning more than 35 years in polymers marketing. In Qatar, this activity is currently conducted Total Petrochemicals France, Qatar Branch Office (TPF QBO).
TPF QBO, is contracted as agent of Muntajat, to market Qapco and Qatofin volumes of Lotrène (Low Density Polyethylene) polymer products in dedicated areas, mainly to the film packaging industry.
Muntajat, set up in 2012, is a state owned company, officially known as Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C, and is responsible for the marketing of all Polymers, Chemicals and Fertilizers produced in Qatar.
All Polyethylene from Qatar is currently sold under Lotrène brand name.
A Petrochemical major with World Class Assets.
Total joined Qatar in its first chemicals joint venture in 1974, and today has a 20% share in Qatar Petrochemicals Company (Qapco).
Qapco operates a petrochemical complex manufacturing ethylene and low-density polyethylene (LDPE), a type of plastic commonly used in food packaging, for worldwide export.
Qapco major assets are an ethane cracker with a capacity of 800,000 tonnes per year, and three LDPE plants with a capacity of over 700,000 tons per year (the latest one having been inaugurated in November 2012 with a capacity of 300,000 tons per year), and are located in Mesaieed in the south-east of Qatar.
Total has taken a further step is to increase the valorization of the North Field products with new world class petrochemicals assets, through Qatofin.
Created in 2006, the Qatofin joint venture holds interests in 2 world class assets connected by a 125 km long ethylene pipeline. An Ethane Cracker with a 1,35 KTA ethylene production capacity in Ras Laffan Industrial City, via the Ras Laffan Olefins Company (RLOC) processing plant for its shareholders Q-Chem and Qatofin (45.69%).
Partnering with the largest LNG producer in the world
Total is a founding partner and shareholder of Qatargas, the largest LNG producer in the world with an annual production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Qatargas operates Ras Laffan refineries, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, on behalf of its shareholders.
Adding to the existing Laffan Refinery 1, a condensate splitter with an initial capacity of 146,000 barrels per day, Laffan Refinery 2 was inaugurated on 20 February 2017, with an additional capacity of 146,000 barrels per day.
Doubling Qatar's condensate refining capacity to 292,000 barrels per day has effectively marked the result of a strategic expansion of Qatargas' world-class facilities in Qatar
A Key contributor to Qatar's economy
Laffan Refinery 2 is an important milestone in the development of the oil and gas sector in Qatar due to its strategic role in diversifying Qatar's energy mix. As such, Laffan Refinery 2 will make a significant contribution to the sustained, economic development of the State of Qatar by optimising the country's natural resources for generations to come.
Laffan Refinery 2 not only creates value for the State of Qatar, but also adheres to the highest environmental standards through low gas emissions, zero flaring during normal operation, and zero waste water discharge to the sea. Indeed, Laffan Refinery 2 includes a waste water recycling facility which treats industrial water from Laffan Refinery 1 and Laffan Refinery 2. The recycled water is then re-used as boiler feed water and cooling water, thereby reducing water consumption and eliminating the discharge of treated industrial water.
The new refinery processes condensate to produce five high quality products. These products support the energy and industry sectors by providing energy sources and raw feedstock material, namely naphtha, kerojet (A-1), diesel and liquefied petroleum gas in the form of propane and butane. It also creates new economic opportunities by further integrating Qatar resources to local growing high quality products demand or enhancing export capacity and therefore the ability to supply international demand for energy.