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Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations Steve Busby is the business development director at OxFord Flow.

Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations

Pressure reducing valves (PRV) are central to oil and gas production, keeping pressure within the very strict parameters required at all times.


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Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Euro Petroleum Consultants believes companies should use benchmarking not only to demonstrate good performance, but also to identify effective best practices to significantly improve performance on a continual basis
 
Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Many organisations, according to Andrey Suvorov of Kaspersky Lab, in yesteryears believed that cyber security was 'nice to have' in industrial environments, but not that important
 
Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Enterprises in the process industry are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of relevant standards for the safety and profitability of their functional systems
 
Comment: The necessity of process safety

Comment: The necessity of process safety

Process safety is not optional. It should be the top priority for all companies, according to the experts at Euro Petroleum Consultants
 

 

Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Growing shale output and stagnant oil demand in the Western world undermine the Middle East's efforts to restrict the global supply, and thereby stand in the way of the rise of crude oil prices, according to Julius Baer's Norbert Rucker
 
Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Experts from the law firm Dentons explore the opportunities for growth and some of the constraints that still face foreign businesses within Iran's energy sector
 
Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Implementation of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are fine sources of information, but effective well management in the oil and gas industry relies on getting the right data to the right humans at the right time
 
Comment: Mastering data management

Comment: Mastering data management

The high cost of capital projects means that getting more from existing equipment is now a strategic incentive for those looking to maximise profits and meet customer demands, says Dr Robert Golightly
 
Comment: Monetising the digital revolution

Comment: Monetising the digital revolution

Oracle's Sam Friedman says that regional oil and gas companies need to go beyond simply upgrading their technology systems and truly embrace the benefits of digitisation if they are to create real economic value for their operations
 
Comment: Will energy help bridge the divide between Russia and America?

Comment: Will energy help bridge the divide between Russia and America?

Donald Trump's presidency has significantly improved the prospects of the two superpowers coming closer on matters like energy policy.
 
Comment: North Africa attempts to realise its energy potential

Comment: North Africa attempts to realise its energy potential

North African countries are pressing ahead with their efforts to establish peace, political cohesion and social stability as a mandatory basis for boosting their economic development and its core driver - the oil and gas industry
 
Comment: Trump, change your decision, save our future generations and the planet

Comment: Trump, change your decision, save our future generations and the planet

The global community hoping for a greener Earth for our future generations must unite and make Trump change his decision, asserts Saravjit Singh Kahlon, general manager - international marketing, Tata Consulting Engineers, Mumbai, India.
 
Comment: A little less conversation, a little more action please

Comment: A little less conversation, a little more action please

Ehsan Khoman, head of Research in MENA at MUFG, discusses what the latest decision from OPEC to extend the cut in oil production means for the market
 
Editor's Comment: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards

Editor's Comment: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards

Online nominations for the 2017 edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is open now.
 
The role of technology in agile supply chain networks

The role of technology in agile supply chain networks

In today's fast-paced business environment, customers demand faster, more granular, and more precise supply chain solutions, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
 




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