Oil & Gas
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The Al Shaheen Oil Field is a production oil and gas field off the north east of coast of Qatar in the Persian Gulf, 180 kilometres (110 mi) north of Doha. The oil field lies over the North Gas Field, the largest gas field in the world. The field is operated by Maersk Oil Qatar AS of Denmark under an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) with Qatar Petroleum, on behalf of the state of Qatar. The oil field was discovered in 1992 by Maersk Oil. The drilling of appraisal wells was completed in 1994 by using horizontal drilling techniques. Regular oil production started at the same year. In 1995-1996, production facilities were extended with a subsea export pipelines, an additional single point mooring loading buoy, new process facilities and a STAR type wellhead platform.