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Middle Eastern Business Smarts: Make Friends, Not Deal

By Neil Hathaway, Regional Middle East Manager We're all familiar with the hard sell. Sometimes, in the ruthless commercial culture that characterises much of the western world, it seems that all that matters is making the sale. It is well-documented in powerful Hollywood movies such as  Tin Men   ...

Saffron Cummings


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > Middle Eastbusiness tipscustomer satisfaction +6

Today's Stunted Oil Prices Could Cause Oil Price Shock In 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil's immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated marke ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > oilpriceOPECSaudi Arabia

The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia's Manifa problems grabbing the headlines. Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated that the outlook for oil supplies is “increasingly worr ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco

Oil Marketing Strategies

  Oil Marketing Strategies (New global and local market, Creation of added value through differentiation and high quality products ) By : Mohammad(Masih)Rezvani_Ph.D Preface :In recent years, a series of events and changes has profoundly altered the operating environment in the oil sect ...

Masih Rezvani-Ph.D


Posted 9 months agoOpinion

Abu Dhabi finalizes once in a generation deal: Fuel for Thought

At the start of last week, Abu Dhabi finalized a 40-year deal that formally cemented the UAE's shift to Asia and struck a delicate balance in tailoring the deal to fit the needs of most stakeholders already in the concession. The Asia pivot has been ongoing for some time in terms of oil flows, but ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > PlattsAbu Dhabi

What are the 'new normals' for oil post C-19?

As the COVID-19 virus was starting to spread and we were seeing lockdowns in Europe, the OPEC+ agreement on crude production started to fall apart and Saudi Arabia and Russia squared-off against each other in a fight for market share. They announced plans to boost production by as much as 3 millio ...

Andrew Laven - Sahara Energy Resources DMCC 


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > ResilienceSahara GroupAfrica +1

How to Narrow the Gap - Getting Established (or Ahead) in the Oil & Gas Industry

More than five years after a profile article was originally published on RigZone.com (original source) and cDiver.net - and after a recently released interview on Drillers.com ( https://drillers.com/eric-roth-interview/ ), and here on OilVoice.com - I still often receive emails from either young p ...

Eric Roth


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > Career DevelopmentCareer OpportunitiesCareers in Oil & gas +3

Shift happens: The slow apocalypse coming for the shipping industry

Take a seat, Nostradamus: I've got some news. To quote the rock band REM, it's the end of the world as we know it. Like the recent gatherings preceding it, speaker after speaker at the Platts 5th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens last week discussed the ifs, whats and hows of th ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > PlattsShipping

Libya: an OPEC wildcard?

Libya has the potential to upset the OPEC apple cart, and early expressions of high levels of compliance with the cuts agreed by OPEC and associated non-OPEC producers should be taken with a pinch of salt. According to an interview with S&P Global Platts' Eklavya Gupte January 24, chairman of Li ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > PlattsOPECLibya

Full steam ahead for SOCAR Trading’s LNG-to-power strategy

The startup in January of LNG supplies to the small Mediterranean island state of Malta could be considered a mere drop in the ocean for the global LNG market. But for Azerbaijan's SOCAR Trading, it represented the beginning of a strategy that could see it partner with more energy-poor countries t ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > PlattsLNGSOCAR

Open market oil sales is the new normal in South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan is in a period of transition – both politically and economically. The Transitional Government of National Unity is in place, and agreement was recently reached over governance of the country's states. The Ministry of Petroleum is also driving change, implementing a ...

Claudia Padayachy


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > South SudanOilpetroleum +4

Building a prosperous and free Somalia through the Rule of Law

Opinion article by His Excellency Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, The Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources of The Federal Republic of Somalia As Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no r ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > SomaliaLawOil Blocks +5

Relief in Vienna as Nigeria takes a step back from the brink

OPEC has agreed to extend cuts in oil production by nine months to March 2018, following their meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Exempting Nigeria from the cuts may have avoided political meltdown in West Africa. Nigeria and Libya were once against exempt from making any such cuts, as they recover fro ...

Bayo Okoya - Delta Analytics Lagos


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > OPECNigeriaoil price

Recycling Plastics Back Into Oil

With IMO 2020 approaching and growing demand for petrochemical products and low-sulfur fuel, downstream oil and gas companies are looking for ways to reduce costs. One of the possible solutions to the problem is recycling plastics back into oil. This would solve two problems at the same time by pr ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

Energy efficiency cases by Downstream leaders

EU's 2030 framework for climate and energy with its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to improve energy efficiency, the companies' aim to cut expenses and optimize production costs make the question of energy efficiency arise more and more often. I see news with companies announcing mode ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion
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