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  • Date 19th April 2020
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Abstract

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 gas resources.

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Rami Shabaneh

Senior Research Associate Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15… Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15 years of research and industry experience analyzing energy markets and energy policy. Before joining KAPSARC, Rami worked at Cenovus Energy as a market fundamentals analyst, providing analytic support on specific issues affecting North American gas, natural gas liquids and condensate markets. His work informed the company’s hedging strategies. Before working at Cenovus Energy, Rami spent three years as a research economist at the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in actuarial science and an M.Sc. in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary.  

Expertise

  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen

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Majed A. Al Suwailem

Research Fellow Majed is a research fellow at KAPSARC with a focus on energy security, oil trade, and market structure. He has… Majed is a research fellow at KAPSARC with a focus on energy security, oil trade, and market structure. He has more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the fields of simulation and modeling, asset management, oil field development, disruptive technologies, and business planning, gained at Chevron and Saudi Aramco. Majed holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in the United States, along with two M.S. degrees in petroleum engineering, and reservoir geosciences and engineering from Texas A&M University and the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP School), respectively. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies in public policy economics and policy from Purdue University.  

Expertise

  • Energy Security
  • International Trade
  • Market Structure

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