Doha, September 12 (QNA) – HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP) has recently met with South African Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters, and Chief Executive Officer of Sasol, David Constable during a visit that started from the 9th-11th of September. During the visit, HE chaired the quarterly board meeting of ORYX GTL, one of the largest commercial gas-to-liquids (GTL) operations in the world, QP said in a press statement issued today.
The two sides also held further discussions to canvas ways of further capitalizing on the success of Sasol’s GTL technology and its implementation in Qatar.
HE Al Sada hailed the role of ORYX GTL in placing Qatar as the GTL capital in the world.
” We are pleased to have Sasol as a partner and look forward to our ongoing journey together, as ORYX GTL continues its success,” he said.
For his part, Constable said “Under the vision of HH the Emir of the State of Qatar, the development of ORYX GTL has been a game-changer in the global energy sector. This groundbreaking venture shows how, with strong government support, abundant natural gas resources, and innovative technologies, we can work together to deliver world-class products to benefit millions of customers. Sasol looks forward to an exciting future ahead with its partner, Qatar Petroleum, in advancing further opportunities.”
HE Al-Sada also visited Sasol Secunda facilities, where Sasol showcased its proprietary technology. With a capacity of 160,000 bbpd, the Secunda facility in South Africa is Sasol s largest operation and spans 13 square kilometers.
He also visited Sasol Research Facilities at Sasolburg and was shown a demonstration of Sasol s state-of-the-art technologies, which included coal and gas processing, and chemical technologies, amongst others.
ORYX GTL is a joint venture between Sasol and Qatar Petroleum. The ORYX GTL plant is Sasol s flagship world-scale GTL facility that uses Sasol proprietary GTL technology to convert natural gas into high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and lower-carbon electricity. (QNA)