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Digitalisation: A new era for oil and gas Investments in digital technologies: The percentages in the bars are the proportion of oil and gas companies surveyed. (Source: Accenture, The 2016 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey)

Digitalisation: A new era for oil and gas

As early as the 1980s, oil & gas companies began to adopt digital technologies, with a focus on better understanding a reservoir's resource and production potential, improving health & safety, and boosting marginal operational efficiencies at oil fields.

 •   Video: Vimal Kapur of Honeywell on digitalisation in refineries
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 •   Analysis: Paving the path to a digital future


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Saudi driving decree could generate as much income as Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi driving decree could generate as much income as Saudi Aramco IPO

According to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis, Saudi driving decree could add $90bn to the Kingdom's economic output by 2030 – the amount what Saudi Arabia is trying to raise through the sale of a 5% share in Saudi Aramco.
 
Data: Cautious optimism in energy investments

Data: Cautious optimism in energy investments

The MENA region will see a number of critical energy projects pushed through in 2017, according to APICORP Energy Research
 
5 Minutes With: Christian Uhl, VP of marketing, eCom Instruments

5 Minutes With: Christian Uhl, VP of marketing, eCom Instruments

Oil & Gas Middle East puts industry leaders in the hot seat with a quick-fire Q&A-type interview that cuts straight to the chase
 
Country Focus: Industry braces for a resurgent Iraq

Country Focus: Industry braces for a resurgent Iraq

Despite violent conflicts and security risks, Iraq's desperation for oil revenues has meant that its oil and gas industry continues to defy the odds, meet production and export targets, as well as attract foreign investments
 

 

Data: Explorers look towards the future

Data: Explorers look towards the future

A survey from Wood Mackenzie reveals that E&P operators worldwide are keen to create more value out of their exploration activities
 
5 Minutes With: Mohamad Awad of AVEVA

5 Minutes With: Mohamad Awad of AVEVA

Mohamad Awad is the vice president for regional sales in the MEA region at AVEVA
 
GCC must reform domestic gas prices to attract investment: GI research

GCC must reform domestic gas prices to attract investment: GI research

In the last three years alone, LNG imports into the region grew by more than 380% against a backdrop of relatively stagnant activity in other major energy demand hubs
 
Feature: Combatting the corrosion curse

Feature: Combatting the corrosion curse

As the financial impact of corrosion on the O&G industry - thought to be in billions of dollars in losses each year - is realised by operators, rusting management products and services providers are swooping in to cater to the needs of the upstream sector
 
Country Focus: Kuwait exemplifies downturn tackle

Country Focus: Kuwait exemplifies downturn tackle

Despite modest production, oil revenues-reliant Kuwait has taken the initiative to facilitate the OPEC/non-OPEC output cut deal. Now its NOC is exemplifying how to make do with existing resources and yet thrive during turbulent times
 
Cover story: Journey to a kingdom of prosperity

Cover story: Journey to a kingdom of prosperity

David Dickson, CEO of McDermott International, in an exclusive interview, elaborates on what has led the offshore engineering major to decide in favour of eventually shifting its regional base from Dubai to Saudi Arabia
 
Data: Maintaining the demand-supply poise

Data: Maintaining the demand-supply poise

In an ideal scenario, McKinsey Energy Insights expects oil prices to balance close to $65-75 per barrel by 2030
 
Data: Navigating the low oil price cycle

Data: Navigating the low oil price cycle

Senior analysts at consultancy firm, Oliver Wyman, suggest five steps for achieving sustainable cost optimisation in the oil and gas industry
 
Regional NOCs building R&D capabilities to match global peers: Study

Regional NOCs building R&D capabilities to match global peers: Study

Research by Strategy& finds international companies have an R&D intensity of 0.42%, NOCs outside the Middle East are at 0.52%, and Middle East NOCs are only at 0.10% to 0.15%
 
Maximising Refinery Profit Margins: The Role of Process Engineering

Maximising Refinery Profit Margins: The Role of Process Engineering

In order to sustain profitability, refineries must focus on leveraging process simulation technology and capabilities to achieve best-in-class operational excellence, explains Sandeep Ram Mohan, product expert, Aspen Technology.
 
Network security: Key to prosperity

Network security: Key to prosperity

Cyber security experts believe that a robust defence mechanism now lies right at the heart of an upstream operation's efforts to achieve efficient security of its digital infrastructure
 




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