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      Integrated Oil Companies and the Requiem for a Transition: How Are They Coping with Climate Change?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Integrated Oil Companies and the Requiem for a Transition: How Are They Coping with Climate Change?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Bertrand Rioux

      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.
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      28th February 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.
      5th October 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
      14th 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
      26th 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
      22nd 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.
      14th 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
      27th 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.
      19th 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
      30th January 2020
      Leveraging Intellectual Capital to Enhance Collaboration and Technology Deployment While Mitigating Freedom to Operate Risks in the Partitioned Zone

      Leveraging Intellectual Capital to Enhance Collaboration and Technology Deployment While Mitigating Freedom to Operate Risks in the Partitioned Zone

      Majed A. Al Suwailem

      Saudi Arabian Chevron, Inc. (SAC) established a robust, evergreen Intellectual Property Program to manage its intellectual property assets across the onshore portioned zone. The program applies Chevron’s intellectual property asset management system and accounts for government regulations and specific intellectual…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      7th November 2016