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Residual oil in in mature oil fields constitutes up to 67 percent of the total petroleum reserves in the world. One promising tertiary oil recovery method is microbial enhanced oil recovery, which employs microorganisms to pull out remaining oil from reservoirs.

2014 was a year of great change in the oil & gas sectors; dropping crude oil price combined with decreasing demand have made for a challenging period but also an interesting one with some positive developments.

The electrical grids in the GCC are past their half-lives, and it is time to develop strategies to improve both efficiency - loss reduction strategies and reliability -minimising loss times due to faults.

After Nabucco and South Stream, here comes Turkish Stream. What are its implications for eastern producers?

The Middle East petrochemical industry has developed rapidly from very modest beginnings to a multibillion dollar business. In the last several years the industry has witnessed major changes and disruption globally and the key to overcoming new challenges is innovation and development.

Falling oil prices will not affect the growth of renewables in the GCC.

India looks at cheaper alternatives to expensive Qatari LNG imports.

Despite risks, investment in the GCC hydrocarbons sector continues.

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Dalal Al Dossary is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to become the sole founder and managing director of the first and only integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) solutions agency in our region. She has also created the first disabled-friendly stadium in Qatar.

Communication is good. Questions are good - as long as you’re the one who answers them.

Companies reported collective net profits of QR43.9 billion, or 12.05 billion US dollars, in the year; a marginal 3.6 percent less than QR45.6 billion worth of collective profits in 2014.

Although the rise of IS is very complex and must not be simplified, it is clear that oil production and illicit oil trade has been crucial in keeping its terror machinery running. So, will air strikes destroying its infrastructure and plunging oil prices bring IS to its knees?
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