Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced that it has signed an agreement with Chiyoda Corporation for conducting a detailed study to identify the modifications required for ‘de-bottlenecking’ the capacity of Qatar’s LNG trains, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, to process additional quantities of gas that will be produced from the planned new North Field gas project.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum’s President and CEO, said that the agreement provides QP with the option to increase its LNG production with minimum investment by leveraging their existing infrastructure in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

As Qatar ranks first in the world in production and export of Liquefied Natural Gas, the first in production and export of Gas to Liquid products, and the first in production and export of Helium, Qatar Petroleum is determined to continue its lead position in the gas industry with its expansion plans, both inside and outside the State of Qatar.’

The agreement was signed at QP headquarters in Doha, in the presence of executives from Qatar Petroleum and Chiyoda.

QP announced its intention to develop a new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field with a capacity of about 2 billion cubic feet per day for export. The study is expected to be completed before the end of this year, which will allow QP to kick off the FEED work early next year.

For more information about Qatar Petroleum, visit their website at qp.com.qa.