Pearl GTL – video library
Major construction work is complete and Pearl GTL is now turning natural gas into cleaner-burning fuels. Natural gas flows into the plant, taking it a step closer to helping meet the world’s growing demand for cleaner energy. Discover the project and the people involved.
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Title: Shell Pearl GTL – Abdullah Sallatt – from YouTube
Duration: 3:18 minutes
Abdullah Sallatt talks about the importance of the Shell Pearl GTL project to Qatar and the benefits of working with Shell to achieve this project.
Scenes alternate between flyover footage of the Pearl GTL plant and Abdullah Sallatt talking to camera.
Shell Pearl GTL – Abdullah Sallatt Transcript
[Background music plays]
Gentle, melodic music plays.
Different views of a gas plant.
The Former Pearl GTL Management Committee Chair, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Qatar.
Since gas was discovered, in the initial stages gas was not really a very important commodity, it was not exportable. When things developed and we were able to industrialise some of the gas we started thinking about LNG and I’m glad to say that from the time we have started until just recently we have celebrated the achievement of capacity to manufacture, to liquefy, and to export 77 million tonnes a year and that makes us the largest producer of LNG in the world.
Side view of Abdullah Sallatt. Abdullah Sallat talking face on to camera. Different aerial views of gas plant. Workers in protective clothing and headgear walk across across plant. High cranes are seen above. Shot of large gas tank with Qatargas logo on side pans to different view of oil plant. Abdullah talks face on to camera pans to side view of Abdullah.
We have always been looking at other possibilities for diversifying our export of natural gas so we think that the Pearl GTL project is a very important step towards diversifying the export and diversifying the economy of the state of Qatar. This success story is a result of His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah who has been our Minister of Energy and Industry and he has been quite a successful leader.
Long view of oil plant pans to view from the coastal side. Abdullah talks face on to camera. Video shows views looking up at large machinery. Side view of Abdullah talking on camera. Aerial shot of oil plant. Workers in hardhats pointing up. Different views of workers in protective clothing at work. Abdullah talks face on to camera. More views of oil plant.
Pearl is of course, size-wise, so much larger than anything else that we have done in the past. The biggest challenge in fact has been the number of contractors and at the same time the shortage of qualified contractors when we started the project, and the shortage of qualified personnel that these contractors can draw upon. And also the shortage of materials, you know, the last five years that we have been in the project. This has been the story but of course Shell brings in a wealth of technical experience, of capabilities; Shell has the experience of operating throughout the oil industry, all the way from upstream to downstream. They have lots of qualified personnel, they have the research and development capabilities, and with experience of also Qatar Petroleum and managing projects for the last 15, 20 years. These two factors have worked wonders to achieve good results.
Different views of oil plant. Workers in protective clothing and headgear at work in plant. Group of workers with steam around them. Workers at work in different areas of plant. Abdullah talking face on to camera. People in office looking at monitors. Colleagues conversing and looking at monitors. Abdullah talking face on to camera. Side shot of Abdullah talking on camera. Close up of worker in lab setting. Abdullah talking face on to camera. Long view of oil plant pans to closer view of same scene. Close up of Abdullah talking to camera.
I believe that all our partners are really good and Qatar Petroleum representing the government, chooses partners who have really a lot of experience and a lot of capabilities. Shell has really contributed a great deal to the project, they have done a marvelous job in fact. I’m looking forward to the commissioning of this Pearl project of course; it is very, very important to the state of Qatar and I’m certain that the commissioning will go beautifully and the operation will be smooth. I would like for Shell to continue in the same spirit and not only with the Pearl GTL but also I hope in future projects that are within Qatar also outside Qatar.
Views of oil plant with sky darkening. Abdullah talking face on to camera. Side view of Abdullah talking to camera. Views of oil plant. Sped-up view of oil plant with darkening sky. Abdullah talking face on to camera. Different views of oil plant. Abdullah talking face on to camera. Different views of oil plant. View of oil plant at sunset with red sky.
Transition to white screen with black edges top and bottom displaying Shell logo.