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Hydrocarbon Hot Spot: North America

Last year, the North American E&P community saw a symbolic negative oil price blink, rig counts and production rates plummeting, a new US administration slapping moratoriums on federal land and waters while appointing ‘greens’ to high positions. All in all, an upstream world turned upside down.

Q&A Middle East

What is the Saudi Aramco IPO?

Saudi Arabia’s leadership recently floated part of its giant state oil company, Saudi Aramco, on the Saudi stock exchange, selling shares in what was the biggest IPO (Initial Public Offering) in history. We talk to Dr Ellen Wald, author of Saudi Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Profit and Power, about the importance of the Saudi Aramco IPO to the oil and gas industry.