Qatarization is a strategic initiative under the leadership of H.H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar and upon the directive from H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry Affairs. The first comprehensive strategic Qatarization plan has been developed for the energy & industry sector with a focus outlined by Qatar Petroleum on quality Qatarization through emphasis on key sensitive positions by targeting 50% national work force in the industry. This defines the core Qatarization plan period which began in 2011 and will run through the end of 2015.

Qatarization continues to be one of the ConocoPhillips key commitments in Qatar. Qatargas 3 commenced producing LNG in November of 2010. Within that framework, ConocoPhillips Qatar is fully dedicated to providing appropriate job opportunities for Qatari nationals, while simultaneously fostering younger Qataris in order that they too may eventually benefit from this pioneering initiative.

ConocoPhillips Qatar’s Human Resources function performs the fundamental role of helping to achieve the Qatarization target by identifying and nurturing the talents of Qatari nationals. As the largest Exploration & Production (E&P) company in the world based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas, our operations provide unparalleled learning opportunities in which we foster knowledge transfer to develop local talent and build skills.

Qatarization represents a significant investment for ConocoPhillips in support of the preparation of Qatari human capital as one of the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and in support of the National Development Strategy.