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  • Type Commentary
  • Date 14th September 2020
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Abstract

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 sector, and heating, many oil operators either flare or vent associated gas, a by-product of oil extraction, at the wellhead or gathering stations. This releases greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere and is done for various reasons, including infrastructure constraints, a lack of financial incentives to capture and process gas, poor regulatory frameworks, or binding contractual rights.

Authors

Majed A. Al Suwailem

Senior Research Associate Majed is a senior research associate at KAPSARC with a focus on sustainable energy, energy security and energy infrastructure. He… Majed is a senior research associate at KAPSARC with a focus on sustainable energy, energy security and energy infrastructure. He has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry at Chevron and Saudi Aramco. His industry experience has included simulation and modeling, subsurface asset management, hydrocarbon reserves estimation, disruptive technologies and business planning. Majed holds a B.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in the United States. He also holds an M.Eng. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and an M.Sc. in reservoir geosciences and engineering from the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP School).

Expertise

  • Energy Supply
  • Energy Security and Energy Infrastructure

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