Saudi Arabia Energy

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Although gas production increased by more than 70% between 2003 and 2013 according to BP figures, harnessing its potential presents a number of challenges. Saudi Arabia has no plans to export gas, seeing it as feedstock for local power, desalination and petrochemical plants in order to free up more oil for export.

 

When OPEC’s member states announced that their crude oil production target would remain at 30m barrels per day (bpd) at a meeting in Vienna on November 28, 2014, Saudi Arabia was accused of waging a price war to preserve market share. The implication was that the country wanted to see the price of Brent crude fall so low that drillers in the...

 

The drop in global oil prices in the second half of 2014 thrust Saudi Arabia’s energy sector into the spotlight, but the consequences for the Kingdom vary significantly depending on whether they are measured in terms of production, price or perception.

 

Local scientists and engineers working in Saudi Arabia’s laboratories and on its test rigs have been making significant research and development (R&D) gains in the energy technology sector in recent years. In 2014, Saudi Aramco set a new record for inventiveness and innovation – 99 patents were granted to the company in the US, while an...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2015

The recent fall in oil prices means that the energy sector’s contribution to Saudi Arabia’s economic growth will be limited in 2015, with expansion to be driven more by the non-oil sector, which is forecast to increase by about 5% in 2015. Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production averaged 9.71m bpd in 2014, compared to 9.63m in 2013 and 9.76m in 2012. However, despite lower oil prices, the Kingdom...

 

What steps must be taken to ensure that Saudi Arabia’s growing power and water needs are met? What role can technology play in ensuring this?

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