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      Is the Shale Oil “Rush” Over?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Is the Shale Oil “Rush” Over?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Colin Ward, Jennifer Considine, Julio Arboleda, Hamid M. Al Sadoon

      The California Gold Rush was a time of exuberance and technological development in the mining sector and exhibits significant parallels with shale development that are worth exploring. The “easy” wins of the pioneers gave way to larger organizations with better…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Julio Arboleda Arboleda, Julio
      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      20 November 2023
      Reconsidering Inventories: An International Strategy for Strategic Storage Assets
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Reconsidering Inventories: An International Strategy for Strategic Storage Assets

      Jennifer Considine, Philipp Galkin, Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdullah Aldayel

      The purpose of this report is to recommend an interconnected regional and international strategy to share the burden of developing and maintaining commercial and strategic storage infrastructure for Saudi crude oil and products through an alliance with the Gulf Cooperation…

      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      26 September 2023
      Gaming Out the Proposed Price Cap on Russian Oil
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Gaming Out the Proposed Price Cap on Russian Oil

      Colin Ward, Emre Hatipoglu, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In a June 29, 2022, communique, the G7 countries agreed to explore ways to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports. The main mechanism would be a ban on the provision of insurance, logistics and financial services by G7 nations for…

      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      24 November 2022
      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand

      Rubal Dua, Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      The 2020 semiconductor crisis has hit the automotive sector, as well as many other sectors. As a consequence of the COVID-19-induced shock, a worldwide semiconductor supply-demand imbalance arose between 2020 and 2022. Demand grew by around 17% annually while manufacturing…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      13 October 2022
      Integrated Oil Companies and the Quest for Energy Transition

      Integrated Oil Companies and the Quest for Energy Transition

      Majed A. Al Suwailem

      Integrated oil and gas (O&G) companies operate vertically integrated businesses that span the O&G value chain. In this way, they can leverage expertise across multiple domains rather than just focusing on exploration and production (E&P). Examples of such companies include…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      26 September 2022
      Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Hype or Hope?
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Hype or Hope?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdelghani Henni

      For decades, the oil and gas (O&G) industry has provided the globe with the best value proposition in the form of reliable, affordable, and safe energy supplies. As global population projections soar, demand for all forms of energy is also set to rise,…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Abdelghani Henni Abdelghani Henni
      11 September 2022
      Implications of the 2021 Iran-China Deal for the Oil Market
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Implications of the 2021 Iran-China Deal for the Oil Market

      Emre Hatipoglu, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In late March 2021, China and Iran signed a cooperation pact to stimulate investments in Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure. We refer to this pact as the ‘Iran-China deal’ throughout this manuscript. This deal attracted substantial attention for its…

      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      5 October 2021
      The Road to Zero Routine Gas Flaring: A Case Study from Saudi Arabia

      The Road to Zero Routine Gas Flaring: A Case Study from Saudi Arabia

      Majed A. Al Suwailem

      Gas is envisaged as the fuel of choice in the power sector and is ideal for helping to transition toward clean, sustainable, and affordable energy access. As vital as gas is for electricity generation, the petrochemical industry, the transportation sector,…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      16 March 2021
      Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The Tight Oil Sector?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The Tight Oil Sector?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Malik Selemankhel

      Between January 2015 and mid-2020, about 69 of the approximately 2,160 small-to-medium independent oil companies operating in the tight oil sector filed for Chapter 11 protection. These filings mostly occurred in 2016 and 2019. A lack of financial discipline and…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Malik Selemankhel Selemankhel, Malik
      14 February 2021
      World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment Signals Prospective New Low-Carbon Energy Trade for Saudi Arabia

      World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment Signals Prospective New Low-Carbon Energy Trade for Saudi Arabia

      Rami Shabaneh, Majed A. Al Suwailem, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      On September 27, 2020, Saudi Aramco successfully exported the world’s first shipment of carbon-neutral ammonia to Japan, helping to fuel the nascent Japanese hydrogen economy. This pilot shipment of 40 tonnes is an important realization of the hydrogen economy for…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      26 November 2020
      Natural Gas Utilization in GCC Countries
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Natural Gas Utilization in GCC Countries

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdullah Aldayel

      Between 2009 and 2019, marketed gas production by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members has grown at an average rate of 4.8% per annum, from 265 billion standard cubic meters in 2009 to 422 billion standard cubic meters (Bscm) in 2019.…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      22 September 2020
      Saudi Arabia’s Gas Flaring Mitigation Experience

      Saudi Arabia’s Gas Flaring Mitigation Experience

      Majed A. Al Suwailem

      Gas is envisaged as the fuel of choice in the power sector and is the ideal fuel to help transition toward clean, sustainable, and affordable energy access. As vital as gas is for electricity generation, the petrochemical industry, the transportation…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      14 September 2020
      Crude Oil Reserves Metrics of GCC Members

      Crude Oil Reserves Metrics of GCC Members

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdullah Aldayel

      As of December 2018, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries had combined proven reserves of 497 billion barrels of crude oil. This represents approximately 34% of the world’s estimated proven crude reserves.

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      27 April 2020
      The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

      The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

      Rami Shabaneh, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In February 2020, Saudi Aramco announced that it obtained regulatory approval to develop the Jafurah Basin, Saudi Arabia’s largest unconventional natural gas field (Figure 1). Situated east of the giant Ghawar oilfield, it contains 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      19 April 2020
      Fit-For-Purpose Energy Transition Strategies: Case Studies from G20 Members

      Fit-For-Purpose Energy Transition Strategies: Case Studies from G20 Members

      T20

      While the G7 is responsible for most anthropogenic climate change, the global climate challenge is being exacerbated as large populations in Asia and Africa move toward universal electricity and energy access that use large amounts of high carbon-emitting fossil fuels.…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Kaushik Deb, Shahad Turkistani, Kanako Tanaka, Dongmei Chen, Anupama Sen, Koichi Yamada

      2020
      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Saleh Al Muhanna, Rami Shabaneh

      Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      30 January 2020