Welcome to the QCCSRC

We are very excited about building on our existing strong collaboration with Shell to work with them and our new partners in Qatar to address the challenge of making a step-change in our understanding of the complex, high capacity carbonate reservoirs of the region, enabling them to be used to store vast quantities of carbon dioxide and ensuring its long-term retention underground."

‌Geoffrey Maitland

Director of QCCSRC
Professor of Chemical Engineering


Visit the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre website.

The main objectives of the research centre are:

  • to conduct novel geoscience research to understand better the carbonate reservoirs in Qatar and exploit this to enhance oil and gas production
  • to support the deployment of carbon capture and sequestration in carbonates by improving the underlying science and engineering
  • to develop local talent in Qatar through higher education and research training in geo-sciences and engineering