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Title: Project management in the oil and gas industry
Author: Al-Thani, H. N.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1997
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Since 1975 The State of Qatar has assumed full responsibility for the operation and management of its hydrocarbon resources. Economic development to-date has been largely funded by revenues generated from crude oil reserves. However the declining crude oil reserve base in Qatar has been offset by the possession of the largest, proven non-associated gas field in the world. Thus further long-term economic development in Qatar is dependent on the successful exploitation of these natural gas reserves. The State of Qatar through its state-owned corporations has been faced with the appraisal, management and control of multi-billion dollar projects involving major international contractors and many thousands of contract employees. The thesis originally intended to examine specific areas of project management itself, however the experience gained from the author's involvement in many aspects of these natural gas projects raised wider considerations of project management. The thesis presents a survey of oil and gas development in Qatar to the present time and proceeds to examine some of the wider financial implications of committing millions of US dollars to long-term projects of vital national interest. From commercial necessity many figures and details have to remain confidential but it is hoped that the discussion and recommendations contained in the thesis would prove useful in the planning and management of the future large scale industrial projects being considered by the State of Qatar.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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