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Comment: NOCs need to up their game Alexander Franke is the head of Oliver Wyman's Midstream, Trading and Risk practice.

Comment: NOCs need to up their game

If National Oil Companies want to compete with the international majors in the present low oil price environment, they must improve their enterprise risk management competency

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Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

In addition to the value of the sulphur produced, the sulphur recovery plant is a net energy exporter, providing the energy balance of the processing complex.
 
Special Report: New environmental rule

Special Report: New environmental rule

People definitely have the right to know about the toxic pollutants emitted around their homes, schools and workplaces by not just natural gas processing sector but by every segment of the industry.
 
Comment: Disputes in a low oil price environment

Comment: Disputes in a low oil price environment

Revenue streams will enable the oil and gas industry to weather the immediate low oil price storm and its effects on profitability and to adjust the business to the new reality
 
Comment: The promise of gas in the Mediterranean

Comment: The promise of gas in the Mediterranean

Following the discovery of immense gas reserves in the East Mediterranean region, preliminary geological surveys have found that the Levant basin, along the shores of Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus, contains 3.45 trillion cubic metres of gas
 

 

Comment: Optimising midstream

Comment: Optimising midstream

With new business slowing, the midstream industry is currently experiencing a shift from greenfield projects to revamps, aimed at minimising CAPEX in a bid to make existing plants more profitable when operational improvements are limited
 
Ed's comment: UAE reinforces ties with two giants

Ed's comment: UAE reinforces ties with two giants

Abu Dhabi's oil diplomacy with China and India is a masterstroke that goes a long way in securing its energy industry
 
Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Worldwide, digital technologies for the downstream industry are maturing as of now. These technologies will enhance value chains across the industry assets through integrated business processes.
 
Asset management: The route to OpEx

Asset management: The route to OpEx

As with any asset-intensive industry, to achieve OpEx in the energy sector, it is essential to optimise risk & expenditures over the lifecycle of the organisation's asset
 
Comment: Managing future success

Comment: Managing future success

Access to reliable, actual data in a timely manner for all stakeholders in the organisation is key to success, write RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
2016 have paved the way for a bullish 2017

2016 have paved the way for a bullish 2017

Collaborative efforts among OPEC and non-OPEC producers would help the market in restoring a global oil demand-supply balance, in particular the drawdown in the stocks overhang, which is currently at a very high level
 
LNG sector to get impetus from global demand

LNG sector to get impetus from global demand

Number of global and regional drivers for future LNG development, such as energy efficiency and environmental policy changes, which are expected to lead to the decarbonisation of several sectors including the shipping and transportation industries
 
Is the industry lacking youth participation?

Is the industry lacking youth participation?

Murmur grows louder as millenials continue to be found disinterested in oil and gas jobs for want of opportunities    1 Comments
 
Special Report: Promising greater efficiencies

Special Report: Promising greater efficiencies

During the past 50 years, serious energy shortage, alarming environmental challenges and intensifying global competition for better profitability have triggered a rapid growth in the realm of industrial rotating equipment and fluid flow solutions.
 
Comment: Consolidation will be the key

Comment: Consolidation will be the key

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun secretary general, GPCA, explains the importance of consolidation among the Arabian Gulf producers to remain competitive in uncertain times.
 
Opinion: Managing the sulphur cap

Opinion: Managing the sulphur cap

Dave Ernsberger, head of energy pricing, S&P Global Platts, explains various tactics considered by refineries to meet new IMO sulphur cap on the marine fuels
 




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