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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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The hospitality sector in the GCC is forging ahead despite the recent collapse in international oil prices. Forthcoming events in both Qatar and the UAE aim to drive exponentially increased growth in the sector.

The rough rule of thumb is that you should save half your age as a percentage of your salary. A 30-year old should thus save 15 percent of their salary, while in reality people save hardly anything at all.

The heightened requirement for cyber security for nations and enterprises.

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.
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