Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) management is pressing ahead in reshaping the firm as it bids to become “one of the best national oil companies in the world.” This week saw the consolidation of Qatar’s LNG sector and QP become the exclusive marketer of all Qatari crude exports.

QP on 3 January announced the completion of the merger of Qatar’s two state-dominated LNG producers – Qatargas and RasGas. The process was first announced in December 2016 (MEES, 16...