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Gulf Times (Qatar): QPI, Shell jointly pursue international opportunities

Linda Cook with Jeroen van der Veer in the background

(Linda Cook and al-Attiyah signing the MoU for joint ventures)

THE HAGUE: Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar’s state-owned Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell yesterday signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying and developing international projects of mutual interest throughout the energy chain.

The MoU was signed on behalf of QPI by HE the Deputy Premier and Energy and Industry Minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah and by Linda Cook, executive director of Royal Dutch Shell. Attending the signing ceremony were Nasser al-Jaidah, CEO of QPI, and Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Shell.

“Qatar Petroleum’s goal to become a leading global energy company can only be attained through its participation in the development of key international projects. “This agreement with Shell, a top player in the global energy business, represents a significant step in our quest to meet this ambitious target, said al-Attiyah. “We are very pleased to see our growing partnership with Shell take on a new dimension and look forward in the successful delivery of this joint project,’ added al-Attiyah.

Cook said: “We are delighted to team up with QPI in joint pursuit of global business opportunities. Our combined experience and strength within the energy sector make for an ideal partnership. “Shell is proud to be a part of this exciting new endeavour and we look forward to further developing our strong relationship with Qatar.” – QNA and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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