ORYX GTL Excellence

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The ORYX GTL – Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program

In its efforts to support the mission of preparing highly skilled engineers and technical staff to lead and operate Qatar’s world-class industrial facilities, ORYX GTL has agreed to become the founding supporter of a Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program at TAMUQ, the ORYX GTL – Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program.

The ORYX GTL – Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program Objectives:

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Advance Qatar’s leading role in the gas-to-liquid (GTL) field and build teaching, training and research excellence in natural gas processing for value-added chemicals and fuels.

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Enhance collaboration between ORYX GTL and TAMUQ in terms of service, research, training and recruitment programs.

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Facilitate the training of highly skilled engineers and technical staff to lead the GTL field within Qatar.

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Provide professional services and training courses within Qatar in areas relevant to GTL.

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Develop courses/programs for training highly-skilled engineers, technicians and other staff in the area of GTL as well as synthetic fuels characterization and processing.

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Support Qatar’s 2030 vision in building human and research capital in the clean energy field.

Main pillars of the program

Examples of service and research

  • Formulate and characterize GTL synthetic fuels and chemicals
  • Develop new generation products from ORYX GTL syn-crude
  • Investigate techno-economic assessments of GTL related products and processes
  • Investigate energy integration and optimization for the GTL process
  • Consider byproducts and waste treatment
  • Encourage and support process safety

Teaching, and training

  • Develop special courses and training programs within TAMUQ
  • Establish student internship programs in ORYX GTL
  • Enhance student research experiences in TAMUQ
  • Establish special GTL programs for graduate students of TAMUQ
  • Support ORYX GTL recruitment efforts

Community service

  • Support ORYX GTL Community Awareness Programs about GTL and the global search for cleaner energy
  • Support Qatar’s 2030 Vision

ORYX GTL Excellence Program Impact on Qataris

Qatar Nationals Supported by the ORYX GTL Excellence Program 2016