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March 1st, 2017


Country Focus: Bahrain attempts energy sufficiency

Taking into account its modest oil production, the Kingdom intends to improve its energy infrastructure and the downstream sector to reduce dependence on imports and insulate itself from the blow of the oil and gas downturn

Low oil prices hurt valves and actuators market

Despite the various growth drivers, the valves and actuators market has to readjust to the new market conditions and the low oil prices

Special Report: Utilising sour gas

Dr. Nick Coles of Dome Exhibitions talks about how SOGAT 2017 will ride on the growth of the sour gas market and the gas processing and sulphur recovery techniques that will be promoted

Spcl Report: Methodology vital to gas processing

Adoption of efficient techonology along with selection of effective equipment is key for operators to be in control of an otherwise cost-intensive sour gas treatment process

5 Minutes With: Matthias Heilmann

Matthias Heilmann, chief digital officer, GE Oil & Gas Digital Solutions

Disputes in 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

Spl Report: Will double sulphur production - Adnoc

The ADNOC is today the largest sulphur exporter globally. The UAE giant has announced its target of doubling in a decade its sulphur output from 6mn tonnes per year, by virtue of which it will also become the largest producer in the world

Special Report: Demand helps sulphur market growth

With demand for sulphur rising, the UAE, KSA and Kuwait are launching new or expanding on existing sour gas projects. The region could account for up to 35% of sulphur production within the next decade

Special Report: Harnessing the power of sour

The regional sour gas and sulphur sector, particularly in the UAE, is thriving with exports surpassing those of Western players, output touching new peaks, and projects rolling in

Cover Story: Contracting expertise

Alan McLean, executive vice president of the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin says an order book replete with energy engineering projects in the MENA region is helping the Canada-based EPC contractor survive the prevailing downturn in the energy industry

Life Lessons: Passing on the legacy

Bryan Bunn, managing director of Nortech Group, talks about his passion to promote apprenticeships, a necessary initiative in the challenging market conditions caused by low oil prices, resulting in massive lay-offs in the sector

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

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

IOCs redefining plans to justify MENA operations

International Oil Companies (IOCs) have long played a dominant role in the development of the region's oil sector and have always seen the Middle East's vast reserves as prized assets.

India's rising energy needs

India has risen to become one of the key engines for global oil demand and a dominant force in the market, a report by Bank of America Merill Lynch states

UAE reinforces ties with two global giants

Abu Dhabi's oil diplomacy with China and India is a masterstroke that goes a long way in securing its energy industry

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