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The principles of sustainable development address the issues of community engagement, development of local skills and protection of cultural values. Those are especially relevant in a nation such as Qatar with a small indigenous population but an appetite for large-scale resource and infrastructure development in a world-record timeframe.
This paper will present the framework and initiatives implemented by world-class LNG producer RasGas Company Limited, how the company structures and fulfills the expectations of social responsibility and how this fits with the State of Qatar's vision of a sustainable society.
The paper will first provide an introduction to the company and discuss how it has integrated the elements of sustainability into a cohesive corporate social responsibility programme, fully aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and essential to its strive for business excellence.
The company CSR framework includes four cornerstones providing long-term practical and financial support for community, education, environment and health programmes. Engaging the community with ideas of mutual benefit, the company is focusing on a proactive approach, pay-forward schemes, employee volunteer and skill transfer programmes. The paper will then present the proposal, design and implementation of a number of social activities across each cornerstone.
Finally a local perspective on global challenges and opportunities will be proposed introducing the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability in social responsibility and sustainability performance and referencing available tools such as the ISO(1) 26000 Social Responsibility Standard, the Global Reporting Initiative and the IPIECA(3) Guidance on Voluntary Sustainable Reporting. Reference will also be made to the company's demonstrably successful HSE programs and how elements of these programs, relevant to the community, have been transferred.
While providing insights into the oil and gas industry in Qatar and the Middle East, the paper will apply to any company:
? seeking to successfully establish a comprehensive and coherent CSR framework integrated to its corporate management system;
? seeking to maximize community and employee benefits in the social initiatives it implements;
? seeking to utilize best practices in social responsibility and sustainability performance reporting.
(1) International Orgnanization for Standardization
(2) International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
FMC Technologies have delivered subsea processing systems and equipment to several projects. Among these are Tordis Separation Project in North Sea, the Pazflor in Angola, and Marlim for Petrobras in Brazil. All of these projects include subsea separation and boosting. Further, examples for boosting solutions are the Cascade & Chinook project in the Gulf of Mexico, Subsea Separation and Boosting BC-10 in Brazil and Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the solutions for these projects are different, many of the technological challenges are similar. There is a drive in the industry today to improve recovery from subsea satellite wells, which are typically in the range from 30-40 % compared to topside easy accessible wells at 50-70%. Subsea processing technology is a major contributor to improve recovery on these subsea wells. This paper presents a brief overview of the technological challenges and drivers for including some lessons learned, together with the proposed solutions and qualified technology utilized. Recent developments of State of the Art technology within subsea processing will also be discussed with emphasis on future development drivers & trends.
THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE GULF OF MEXICO: A NEW PETROLEUM PROVINCE OF THE 21ST CENTURY J. G. L. Rivera, Petroleum Research center of CUPET (Cuba) J. O. L. quintero; R. T. Perez This paper focuses its attention in the possible existence of giant oil fields in the Southern sector of the Gulf of Mexico, which is an unexplored, practically virgin area, belonging to the Gulf of Mexico Petroleum Megaprovince. There were analysed data, information and researched on the petroleum geology obtained in the sector and surrounding areas, including 7200 kms of 2D seismic, shot in 1999. The most important aspects are the following: The presence of five main tectonic elements: the Cuban Thrust Belt to the south, the foreland basin to the North, the peripheries of Florida and Yucatan platforms, seperated by an abisal marine basin. The Mesozoic and Tertiary sedimentary thickness are considerable. The development of up to six source rocks levels (Jurassic-Eocene).Among them stand out for their extraordinary richness, those of the Tithonian and Middle Cretaceous, that could be extended in about 3000060000 km2 area. The existence of an enormous oil kitchen, developed in an important part of the area, able to charge traps like Varadero oil field with more than 2.0 billion barrels of oil in place. The presence of plays associated to drag folds in the triangle area of the thrust belt, reefs of the platform border, carbonate brecchia of the foot of the bank and tertiary turbidites. The traps areas reach from dozen km2, until more than 100 km2, with structural relieves of hundred of meters. The possible presence of four petroleum systems that influence each other. The analogy of the petroleum systems and the types of present oil fields between the studied sec- tor and the prolific basins of the Southeast and central east of Mexico. As a conclusion there are big possibilities for the discovery of giant good quality oil fields at the Southeastern Sector of the Gulf of Mexico. BLOCK 1 -- FORUM 2 155
A technique for automatic dip determination is described which uses novel methods frequently employed in solving artificial intelligence problems. Formation dip computations can be separated into three stages: 1. Separate pre-processing and analysis of each of the 2. Curve-to-curve correlation 3. Determination of formation dip through the combiWith the new technique, pre-processing involves the use of frequency and statistical analysis of each individual microresistivity measurement through the application of techniques paralleling those used in image processing. Curve-to-curve matching is performed by dynamic programming optimization, providing the large number of curve-to-curve correlations required for detailed stratigraphic interpretation. A number of ordered pad combinations are used to produce a picture of all possible dips. The resulting sum of all possible dips may, however, be contradictory due to noise included in the original data acquisition. To alleviate this problem, mathematical optimization is applied to select the proper geologically-meaningful dip computations. The resulting computation provides a very detailed and precise series of dip computations presented in a format which lends itself to meaningful stratigraphic interpretation. four microresistivity measurements nation of the above correlations.