Qatar Invites Gazprom to Participate in the Dolphin Project

Qatar has invited Gazprom to take part in Dolphin Gas Project according to Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov. Alexei Miller, the head of Gazprom, said he discussed joining the Dolphin Project with Qatari Ministry of Energy and Industry Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah.

The Dolphin Gas Project is schedule for completion in 2006. Rich sour gas from the offshore North Field will be transported for processing at Dolphin's dedicated new plant in Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The resulting, 'lean' natural gas will then be transported by undersea pipeline from Qatar to the UAE.

Partners in the Dolphin Project are Dolphin Investment Company with 51%; Total SA with 24.5% and Occidental with the remaining 24.5%. Dolphin Investment Company is wholly-owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi.