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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

 •   Aramco IPO could urge GCC NOCs to list oil assets
 •   NOCs look to price formation and hedging
 •   NOCs in GCC well placed to face price challenges


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Editor's Comment: New refining opportunities

Editor's Comment: New refining opportunities

Welcome to January 2017 Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East.
 
Interesting state of affairs in global oil and gas

Interesting state of affairs in global oil and gas

A number of factors including the growing cost of production in some regions among others, the role of OPEC in coordinating the scope of production all around the globe and the volatility of the US dollar
 
Securing the critical infrastructure holds key

Securing the critical infrastructure holds key

The cyber defences used in the MENA region to ward off attacks are outdated and ineffective, remaining highly vulnerable to hackers, Mohammed Abukhater writes
 
The year 2017 we've all been yearning for

The year 2017 we've all been yearning for

With the landmark deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers boosting oil prices, optimism has been rekindled
 

 

Exclusive: Happy planet, happy people

Exclusive: Happy planet, happy people

Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company unveils series of ground-breaking environmental initiatives
 
Special Report: Modelling the future of ethylene

Special Report: Modelling the future of ethylene

Predicting the future of the petrochemicals industry is challenging in an uncertain marketplace. Yet, many chemical leaders are adopting a model-based culture to predict plant behaviour & manage the design-to-production lifecycle to reap enormous rewards.
 
Comment: Apt time for new strategies

Comment: Apt time for new strategies

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General of GPCA, highlights the changes needed in strategies to remain competitive.
 
Comment: Strategy for success

Comment: Strategy for success

Operators can significantly improve reliability and on-stream time by utilising better asset management systems, write RPME’s monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Oil industry invests for 'big' returns

Oil industry invests for 'big' returns

As a testimony to an energy sector spending heavily on IT, a survey has found that 80% of upstream oil and gas companies plan to increase spending on digital technologies in order to optimise operations
 
Treading the path of digitalisation

Treading the path of digitalisation

The concept of Digital Asset Management is rising in importance in the regional industry due to its associated benefit of helping companies achieve operational excellence goals
 
Low emissions reshape region's energy future

Low emissions reshape region's energy future

The GCC's support for the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Paris last December saw a region with one of the world's highest rates of pollution solidify its status as an environmental conservationist
 
Geopolitics to have greater sway over oil market

Geopolitics to have greater sway over oil market

As markets undergo structural changes, now is the perfect time to try and win a more favourable position, which companies can only achieve via a strategic marketing approach, experts at Euro Petroleum Consultants say
 
Low emissions reshape region's energy future

Low emissions reshape region's energy future

The GCC's support for the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Paris last December saw a region with one of the world's highest rates of pollution solidify its status as an environmental conservationist
 
An eventful year draws to a tranquil close

An eventful year draws to a tranquil close

2016 shall go down in history as the year when the oil and gas industry learnt to become resilient and accept realities
 
Reliable communications are the key to success

Reliable communications are the key to success

Using a reliable communication platform to gain access to real-time data, use analytics, and improve collaboration is vital for any oil and gas industry players that hope to improve their productivity
 




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