With its aging crude oil fields unable to supply production gains, Qatar is leveraging its massive North Field gas expansion to secure overseas assets and grow its portfolio in its bid to become the world’s leading NOC.

I see that we are not aggressive enough in our growth strategy, and that makes my guys go crazy,” Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Qatar Petroleum CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi tells MEES (see p12 for full transcript). QP has been on expansion...