Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) and Total Research Centre – Qatar (TRC-Q) signed a support agreement for use of the QEERI Core Lab facilities to provide materials analysis, characterisation and research support to TRC-Q.
The agreement will also contribute towards enhancing the research-industry synergy in the country.
A special ceremony to commemorate the partnership was held at the QEERI offices of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Research Complex, attended by senior management.
According to QEERI Executive Director Dr Marc Vermeersch, TRC-Q is an organisation that shares the same objectives as QEERI – to support Qatar in its mission for sustainable sources of energy and to develop high value added products from its strategic resources. He said that the agreement is strategic for them, as the support they will make a tangible, long-term impact for the country.
By bringing together the world-class facilities and the expertise of our scientists with the technical know-how and knowledge of TRC-Q, we will be taking a step closer to our shared mission.’
TRC-Q Director Yousef Al Jaber added that the signing of the agreement marks the consolidation of a true partnership. He said that everyone should be proud of this collaboration as it will enable TRC-Q to locally research on data using state-of-the-art laboratories.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr Marc Vermeersch and everyone involved at QEERI and TRC-Q in making this agreement a reality. With good will, clear ambitions and a strong commitment to work together, I look forward to taking the next steps towards our common goal.’
The collaborative work will contribute towards Total’s Exploration and Production and Refining and Chemicals research in Qatar. In accordance with recognised international standards and best practices, QEERI’s support services will be supervised by Director of Core Labs Dr Said Mansour, and the research will be conducted at the QEERI laboratories within the HBKU Research Complex.
QEERI – one of HBKU’s three national research institutes is committed to helping Qatar overcome its energy and water security grand challenges through targeted research and strategic development.
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