Doha, June 20 (QNA) - Qatar Petroleum (QP) declared Wednesday it has received the "2012 World Excellence Award" in recognition of its distinguished efforts in applying the Geographic information system (GIS) at its oil Refinery based in Mesaieed industrial area.
QP said Wednesday in a press release it was awarded for the "Application of Geospatial Technology in Oil & Gas Production".
QP's Head of the Technical services department, Ali Ahmed Al Muhanadi received the award in a ceremony during the Geospatial World Forum 2012 held in Amsterdam under the title "Geospatial Industry & World Economy'' that brought together participants from different parts of the world.
The award mainly aims at recognizing the innovations done in the field of applying the Geospatial technology worldwide.
QP has received the award, being capable of developing Geospatial networks according to geographical information systems of the QP oil refinery processors, which happen to be the first of its kind within the oil sector.
The project also includes data collection on the geographical information systems, carrying out studies that the project beneficiaries would need, and data extraction from records and maps.
The use of the Geospatial networks facilitates the process of oil excavation, identifying oil and gas pipelines and cables, and other constructions' sites located outside the oil plants. (QNA)