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By | 16th June 2017

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Welcome to the QCCSRC

Founded by Professor Geoffrey Maitland, the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC) , is the result of a 10-year, $70 million strategic collaboration between Imperial College London, Qatar Petroleum, Shell and the Qatar Science and Technology Park, part of Qatar Foundation. We had a collective vision of QCCSRC initiating and maintaining with more than 80 academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students having been involved with the programme.  Currently directed by Professor Martin Blunt, QCCSRC’s expertise takes place across numerous different areas, including geological field studies, experimental laboratory studies to help validate modelling and simulations at molecular to pore to field scales.

QCCSRC has a number of objectives to advance our understanding of carbonate reservoirs, addressing challenges that include CCS, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and producing clean fossil fuels.  These include:

  • Conducting novel geoscience research to better understand Qatari carbonate reservoirs.
  • Supporting the deployment of carbon sequestration in carbonates by improving the underlying science and engineering.
  • Developing local talent in Qatar through higher education and research training in geosciences and engineering capacity building and knowledge transfer.

Combining the expertise of:

  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Shell
  • Qatar Science & Technology Park
  • Imperial College London

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QCCSRC – Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre

The main objectives of the research centre are:

  • to conduct novel geoscience research to understand better the carbonate reservoirs in Qatar and exploit this to enhance oil and gas production
  • to support the deployment of carbon capture and sequestration in carbonates by improving the underlying science and engineering
  • to develop local talent in Qatar through higher education and research training in geo-sciences and engineering