Mustafa As-Saruri, Ph.D., and Rasoul Sorkhabi, Ph.D.
Yemen’s petroleum resource base will be a critical part of reconstruction efforts once peace is restored, but this will require high-resolution exploration and development in both onshore producing basins and offshore frontier areas in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
Mahdi Kazemzadeh (Afraz Adviser) and Babak Sami Vand (Petroxin Ltd.)
Iran provides a significant opportunity to access low cost production for the right companies. In response to the removal of sanctions, we take a look at the opportunities and challenges, both technical and commercial, of working in the country.
Lebanon lies at the centre of known regional hydrocarbon systems, but it is poorly explored and understood, possibly due to topographic challenges to terrestrial geophysical
acquisition. A recently acquired suite of airborne geophysical measurements complemented by sub-surface regional resistivity data aims to remedy this situation.
Mahmoud Abdulbaqi, retired VP of E&P at Saudi Aramco, and one of the founders of the Bahrain GEO series of conferences, tells us about his career and his belief that the way forward for the industry is through finding, educating, training and retaining the right people.