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Comment: Monetising the digital revolution Sam Friedman is the executive director - oil and gas industry at Oracle Corporation.

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

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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).
 
Comment: LNG plays a vital part in power generation infrastructure

Comment: LNG plays a vital part in power generation infrastructure

Advances in gas turbine technology are helping to secure the premier position of the gas power plant by keeping step with the increasing demands for electricity with much bigger 'jumbo' turbines
 
Comment: Strategies for olefins production

Comment: Strategies for olefins production

The power of diversity – alternative feedstocks such as NGLs and processes such as coal-to-olefins and methanol-to-olefins – plays an important role in the production of olefins, comments Valentin Kotlomin.
 
Special Report: Novel products, landmark projects

Special Report: Novel products, landmark projects

The focus of the global chemical industry is currently shifting toward the Middle East and to Asia.
 
Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Ali Hasan Raza talks about removing impediments in the MENA oil and gas industry through implementation of innovative American supply chain analytics
 
Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Small variations in demand at the retail end tend to dramatically amplify, as they travel upstream across supply chains to the effect of making order amounts imbalanced – exaggerated in one week and almost zero in the following week
 
Comment: NOCs need to up their game

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
 
Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the 'merger endgame' in multiple chemical markets.
 
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
 




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