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Qatari Gas Flaring Reduction Project Highlighted in Award-winning Short Video


Al-Shaheen: Setting a New Standard, a video produced by Myriad Media on Qatar’s Al-Shaheen gas flare recovery project won the third prize.


December 14, 2011
  • Global Gas Flaring Reduction partners Qatar Petroleum and Maersk featured.

  • In 2010, the emissions equivalent of six million cars was taken out of the air.

  • Top gas flaring countries span Middle East, Africa, Central Asia.



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Al-Shaheen: Setting a New Standard, a video produced by Myriad Media on Qatar’s Al-Shaheen gas flare recovery project won third prize in an international video competition sponsored by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

In the Al-Shaheen project, Qatar Petroleum and Maersk worked together to capture and use 180 million cubic feet of gas per day for electricity. The gas, produced as a byproduct of pumping oil from 300 offshore wells, had been flared since oil production started at the Al-Shaheen field in 1994.

Thanks to the project, the gas is now providing about a third of Qatar’s electricity, and the 2.5 million tons a year of carbon emissions produced before have been significantly reduced. The partners— Qatar Petroleum and Maersk Oil — are both members of the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction partnership (GGFR).

This video was produced by James Thompson, and directed by James Appleton of Myriad Media. At Qatar Petroleum, support was provided by Saif Al-Naimi, Director of HSE Regulations and Enforcement, while the Maersk project team included Thomas Grondorf, Sabina Zawadzki and Kerry Morris.

The first-place video, A Mountain of Change, an animated short by Eitan Dotan, depicts how methane from an Israeli landfill site has been converted into a power source.

The runner-up video winner, Changing Lives on Lihir Island, by Newcrest’s Media Resource Production and Training section, tells the story of a geothermal project in Papua New Guinea. The video shows how steam drawn from the Lihir Island gold mine, built on an extinct volcano, is now delivering clean electricity to the islanders. Directed by David Haigh, the video combines interviews with villagers and footage of the mine, and includes a soundtrack of evocative Papuan folk music.

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Last updated: 2011-12-14



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