Energy for research, safety, health and environment
ExxonMobil Qatar provides the energy to support responsible and sustainable development through ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ). In line with Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2011–2016, EMRQ’s work revolves around protecting people and preserving Qatar’s environment and marine life, including its iconic dugong population.
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) became one of the first anchor tenants to open its doors at Qatar Science and Technology Park in 2009 with a research and development center that includes offices, laboratories and training facilities. EMRQ conducts research in areas of common interest to the State of Qatar and ExxonMobil, including environmental management, water reuse, LNG safety and coastal geology.
Immersive 3D Operator Training Simulator technology
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) co-developed the Immersive 3D Operator Training Simulator technology with EON Reality Inc. The innovative technology incorporates ultra-realistic, multi-angle immersive virtual reality for training process operators and engineers in oil and gas production, processing and transportation facilities - enabling effective training to take place in a safe and controlled environment.
IntelliRed™ remote gas detection system
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and Providence Photonics co-developed the IntelliRed™ dual imager remote gas detection system, which provides a highly sensitive and accurate early warning of hydrocarbon leaks. The system is designed to improve process safety and environmental performance at oil refineries, chemical plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and other gas processing facilities and can be used world-wide.
Qatar University and ExxonMobil water reuse research
Qatar University and ExxonMobil Research Qatar are partnering to research industrial wastewater reuse technologies.
In particular, researchers are studying phytoremediation, a process using plants to clean and process industrial wastewater naturally in an engineered wetlands system. The treated wastewater could then potentially be reused in non-potable applications, such as park or green-space irrigation. The year-long study is part of ExxonMobil Research Qatar’s water reuse research program.
Tri-party agreement to study Qatar’s dugong population
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ), Qatar University (QU) and Texas A&M at Galveston signed a tri-party agreement in 2014, with support from the Private Engineering Office (PEO) and the Ministry of Environment, to further environmental research and marine mammal initiatives in order to address the issue of preservation of dugongs.