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Shell Reveals the Future Energy Journey at Kuwait University
Kuwait Shell yesterday completed successfully an Energy Seminar led by Mr. Mark Carne, Executive Vice President of Shell in the Middle East who shared the Shell story on ‘The Journey Towards Future Energy’. The seminar took place at Kuwait University, in association with the College of Engineering and Petroleum and organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student chapters. It was used as a platform for Engineering faculty and students to explore the challenges and opportunities of the Energy future affecting the globe and the MENA region.
In his speech, Mr. Carne highlighted that; “As populations grow and energy demand surges, the strains on the environment will intensify. Many scientists agree we need to halve CO2 emissions to avoid serious climate change. Shell is working with partners to help meet the world’s future energy needs responsibly.” He added, “Shell invests US$1 billion per year in technology research and development, more than any other international oil company, to develop technologies to enhance oil recovery, as well as to enable us to go into deeper and more challenging locations to produce gas and oil, all in an effort to produce more energy, in a clean and smart ways”.
Dr. Adam Al-Mulla, acting dean of College of Engineering and Petroleum from Kuwait University said: “We are pleased to host Shell at Kuwait University premises today. It was encouraging having an open discussion with Shell leaders especially on global energy issues that concern the average person, let alone the Engineering faculty and students, who will play a big part in solving the global and local future Energy Security puzzle”.
Mr. Ahmad Atallah, Chairman for Shell Companies in Kuwait said: “Kuwait is facing significant economic and population growth that will subsequently drive energy demand upwards. To keep pace, Shell is working with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation on various projects to support Kuwait in meeting its future energy demand, such as the short term imports of LNG and the development of the Jurassic gas fields to increase local production of non-associated gas. We are here today to remind the engineering students that there is a great opportunity to be realized through their future role in sustaining Kuwait’s position in the Energy market”.
‘The Journey Towards Future Energy’ Seminar was enthusiastically attended by 130 Kuwait University engineering students and faculty members, whom both had the chance to participate in an open and informative Question and Answer session.