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Chemical sector key to water sustainability- GPCA Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun is secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association.

Chemical sector key to water sustainability- GPCA

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the GPCA, says producers should be encouraged to take preventive and corrective actions to maximise water use

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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
 
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
 

 

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The cyber defences used in the MENA region to ward off attacks are outdated and ineffective, remaining highly vulnerable to hackers, Mohammed Abukhater writes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
 




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