QatarEnergy is five-years into a decade-long plan to transform itself into a major global energy player. “Qatar Petroleum; 10 years from now you will not recognize it,” CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi told MEES in 2017 (MEES, 8 December 2017), and in the ensuing five years, the Qatari state energy giant has changed much more than just its name.

Mr Kaabi was speaking of his plans for the firm “to be seen as an International Oil Company” on a par with the likes of ExxonMobil, TotalEnergies and other world-leading majors. To this end, the firm has been expanding its international upstream footprint “in a very big way.” (CONTINUED - 1000 WORDS)