Lebanon Set to Move on from Being the East Med Petroleum “Bridesmaid”

The Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit being held in Beirut on 2-4 April will serve as a range finder on the progress being made with the country’s current Second Licensing Round.

South Africa's Offshore Prospects Given Shot in the Arm

South Africa’s offshore oil and gas prospects were given a major shot in the arm last month by the major Total gas and condensate discovery in the Outeniqua Basin.

Marjan and Berri Opportunities to Dominate at MEOS 2019

The Middle East Oil Show (MEOS) returns to Bahrain during 18-21 March. As an SPE event in that location, MEOS has long been recognised as a dual opportunity to update on developments in the Saudi oil and gas market and the latest news on advanced oil and gas technology.

Subsea Middle East Steps Up with Aramco Red Sea Gas Discovery

The prospect of further subsea opportunities in the Middle East was re-stirred last week with the announcement that Aramco has discovered large quantities of gas in the Red Sea. No specifics were forthcoming other than the news that detailed feasibility studies will be conducted over the next two years as the Kingdom looks to greater access to gas reserves and LNG.

Localisation is key to meeting oil and gas supply chain export targets

Ambitious targets have been set for the UK’s oil and gas supply chain to double the value of its £11bn export market in the next two decades. But, if this key element of the Vision 2035 strategy is to be delivered, it’s time to start having honest conversations about why some international ventures underachieve or fail completely.

Carry coals to Paris: are the stars aligning for CCS technology projects?

The CEO of the Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, writing in the Institute’s The Global Status of CCS Report 2018 asserted that “2018 may well be the year that the stars started again align for CCS…for the first time in quite a long time, we have seen decisive action from a number of governments to include CCS in their armoury.”

The End of Civil Nuclear Power?

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2018 published by Mycle Schneider in September presents a hard-hitting critique of the status of and prospects for nuclear power. 

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