The Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC), an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates, curates, and executes programs and research that amplify the prominence of all forms of art and culture from the United States, Qatar, and the larger Arab and Islamic worlds, is thrilled to announce the signing of a sponsorship agreement with ConocoPhillips, an American multinational energy corporation with operations in Doha, Qatar, and one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) companies.
This sponsorship agreement stems from ConocoPhillips’ support for QAIC’s mission and values, which place culture, education, and community at the heart of its programs. The new partnership between QAIC and ConocoPhillips will allow for more cultural exchanges, art exhibitions, and scholarly opportunities between Qatar and the United States.
The signatories of the agreement were Mr. Josh Corless, ConocoPhillips’ Vice President for International Government Affairs & Global Political Risk, and QAIC’s Executive Director, Fatima Al-Dosari.
“This sponsorship represents the beginning of a valuable partnership that we hope to cultivate for many years to come,” said QAIC’s Executive Director, Fatima Al-Dosari. “With the announcement of the Qatar-US 2021 Year of Culture and QAIC’s revitalized cultural mission, having a partner like ConocoPhillips will empower us to continue serving our creative communities. I would like to thank ConocoPhillips leadership for their belief and trust in the role we play to deepen the cultural dialogue between our nations.”
Josh Corless, ConocoPhillips’s VP for International Government Affairs & Global Political Risk, said, “For 17 years, ConocoPhillips has had the opportunity to further strengthen the economic relationship between the United States and Qatar. We at ConocoPhillips carry deep appreciation for the culture and people of Qatar. Our sponsorship of QAIC is an opportunity for us to further express this appreciation. We are looking forward to working with the QAIC team in support of their mission to establish cultural bridges that span geographic barriers.”
ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a worldwide basis. In 2003, ConocoPhillips and Qatar Petroleum signed a Heads of Agreement to develop Qatargas 3, a large-scale LNG project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The first LNG cargo was loaded in 2010, with steady production achieved in 2011. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $63 billion of total assets, and approximately 9,700 employees on June 30, 2020. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,130 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2020, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2019. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.