Qatar Shell’s vision is to become the employer of choice for Qatari nationals to enable delivery of Shell’s current and future projects in Qatar. This is demonstrated by employing and developing Qatari staff at all levels and all parts in the organization.
We are honored to be part of Qatar’s history and proud to be able to contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar’s aspiration to build a knowledge-based society.
We are proud to have won two prestigious Industry Qatarization awards for “Supporting Qatarization” in 2009 and “Supporting Training and Development” in 2010.
We would like to share in this newsletter a few of our successful Qatarization events that took place in the 2nd half of 2010.
Event: Shell Eco-Marathon Qatar Chapter
About Shell Eco-marathon: The Shell Eco-marathon is a global student competition to build and run ultra fuel-efficient vehicles. It is held each year in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Teams from Qatar University and Texas A&M University at Qatar will be the first from the Gulf Cooperation Council ever to participate.
Why: To support technological innovation in Qatar, provide an opportunity for students to participate and lead in a complex project, and to promote eco-friendly technology, sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar.
Who is involved: Twenty six students and professors from Qatar University and Texas A&M University at Qatar have participated in a workshop with Shell engineers as they develop their plans to build vehicles to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon. Shell has partnered with the Qatar Science & Technology Park to promote the Shell Eco-marathon to Qatari universities.
Student and faculty participate in a workshop at the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Center
عدد من الطلاب والمعلمين الذين شاركوا في ورشة العمل بمقر مركز شركة شل للأبحاث بواحة العلوم والتكنولوجيا
The most fuel-efficient car ever designed by a Shell Eco-marathon student team was capable of driving 4,896.1 kilometers on a single liter of fuel – the equivalent of driving from Qatar to Paris. This was achieved during the 2010 Shell Eco-marathon Europe in May.
The Qatar University teams will compete in the ‘Prototype’ vehicle category which requires participants to design highly-futuristic vehicles focused on maximizing fuel efficiency through innovative design elements. One team plans to use Gas to Liquids Fuel, whilst the other intends to develop a vehicle that uses solar power.
The Texas A&M University at Qatar teams will compete in the “Urban Concept” category which focuses on design that is contemporary, but still focusing on fuel efficiency. One team will use Gas to Liquids Fuel whilst the other will develop a vehicle powered by petrol.
Student teams are required to design and build their vehicles, develop clear business plans, source funding through sponsorships and secure technical partnerships. Teams are made up of students studying or interested in a range of disciplines from engineering to business management.
Shell is committed to a substantial expenditure of up to $100 million over a 10-year period on a world-class technology innovation and development programme at the Science and Technology Park. Last year Shell filed the first patent application for an invention by any company there.
“I am thrilled that Qatari universities are participating in this event and contributing to Qatar’s international profile in engineering and environmental awareness,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President. “We believe their participation is in line with the human development and environmental development pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Dr Mark Weichold, President of Texas A&M University at Qatar, and Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President, signed the agreement.
د. مارك ويتشهولد رئيس جامعة تكساس أي اند إم - قطر والسيد آندي براون نائب الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة شل-قطر بعد توقيع الإتفاقية
Event: Qatarization Day at Shell, 2010
About Shell Qatarization Day: This event was held to celebrate the Qatarization success and achievements of the company, managers and Qatari employees. Shell marked its 2010 progress by hosting an event in Q4 2010 that was attended by Qatar Shell top management, Qatari employees and Qatar Shell business partners.
Andy Brown and Sheikh Thani Al-Thani award Shell’s star employees
السيد آندي براون والشيخ ثاني آل ثاني بعد تسليم جوائز المتميزين لعام 2010 من الموظفين القطريين في الشركة
The number of Qataris working for Shell has reached 175, which is three times more than just two years ago.
“Shell is committed to Qatarization and I value this opportunity to recognize the important role of our Qatari staff both now and in the future,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President.
“I am pleased with the progress we are making in implementing our Qatarization plan, which supports the human and economic development pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Sheikh Thani bin Thamer Al-Thani, Deputy General Manager of the Pearl GTL project, said: “The contribution of Qataris to Shell in Qatar is significant and growing. I am proud of how far we have come, and optimistic about the future of Shell in Qatar and its Qatari employees”.
During the celebration event there were number of awards presented to individuals and departments. Shell recognized first timers, such as the first Qatari male to join Shell and First Qatari female to work on an offshore rig, and congratulated role models and high performance Qatari staff in all the different departments of the business.
Departments and managers with the most successful contribution to the Qatarization process were awarded as well. Upon joining, Qataris gain a deep understanding of Shell through a global on-boarding programme. Each employee is provided with the career progression tools that enable competence and skill development.
Shell provides multiple approaches to learning, which includes on-the-job coaching, mentoring, short term international assignments, online training, and internal and external courses.
Network: Young Shell Qatar network
About Young Shell Qatar network: The Young Shell Network Qatar (YSN-Q) is established to integrate young Shell professionals into the company's culture, expand effective inspiring & motivating networks among employees, develop its members and enhance Shell's image as a good neighbor in the community. YSN-Q activities are divided into four sections, Development, Community, Sports and Social.Objectives
· Integration of young professionals into the company by introducing Shell’s working culture;
· Expand employee’s business and personal networks;
· Foster and enhance employee’s development/career progression and help retention of staff by creating an inspiring, motivating and rewarding working environment;
· Raise Shell’s image as a good neighbor in the community and promote its reputation as an employer of choice.
YSN members at the End of the Year celebration, held in December 2010
الأعضاء في حفل نهاية العام الذي اقيم في ديسمبر 2010
Events held by the Young Shell Network Qatar:
The Young Shell Network hosted some 65 young Qatari professionals from Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas, and Shell at the Pearl Gas to Liquids construction site in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
Members of the site visit pose for a picture
صورة جماعية لأعضاء الفريق والزوار بعد الزيارة إلى موقع شركة شل قطر في رأس لفان
The visit included presentations from each company, a presentation on the Pearl GTL plant, and a site tour. Pearl GTL is being developed by Qatar Petroleum and Shell. It is the largest energy project ever launched in Qatar and will cement Qatar’s place as the GTL capital of the world.
The event aimed to provide a knowledge-sharing and networking opportunity for the young Qatari professionals who will lead the energy industry in Qatar in the future. It was also a chance for the young professionals to see the Pearl GTL plant during construction.
“The energy industry is built on cooperation and long-term partnerships,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President. “We hope that this event created some new connections amongst young Qatari professionals which will help the overall development of the energy industry in the country in the future.”
Young Shell Network Qatar organized the whole range of events in 2010, from supporting charitable causes (Qatar Charity Association) to hosting internal events that support employee development, access to top leaders in Shell and raise their intercultural effectiveness.
2011 is shaping up to be another dynamic year at Qatar Shell with several Qatarization initiatives on the way, ranging from attraction and recruitment of Qatari staff, to providing current Qatari staff with extensive development and long-term careers with Qatar Shell.