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We invest our time to delve into the details that will empower you with forward-looking analysis, enabling
you to attain your objectives efficiently and successfully within the Middle East region's constantly changing
energy, economic, political and social landscape. These factors directly and indirectly influence the risks
involved in a region, that is and will remain vital to global energy supplies.

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The Importance of the Middle East & North Africa Economically & Geopolitically

Mideast oil producers are feeling the crunch of the 60%-plus collapse in oil prices, and with it their revenues, since mid-2014. But, with some of the world's lowest production costs, the region's giant national oil companies are largely pressing on with upstream spending, even in the face of severely stretched budgets elsewhere. The calculation is that, ultimately, 'high-cost' producers such as frontier deepwater offshore and US shale will continue to bear the brunt of global cuts to capital expenditure: when oil prices do eventually rise, Opec's core Mideast members will emerge not only with their market share intact, but strengthened.

The fact is that the Middle East holds the lion's share of global untapped conventional reserves, that is those that are economic at almost any conceivable oil price. Saudi Arabia alone has reserves of 260bn barrels (enough to last 70 years), Iran has 160bn barrels, and Iraq 150bn. Despite the price downturn, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are producing record levels while Iran has ambitious plans to add 1mn b/d in short order.

The pivotal role of the Middle East in global energy markets is thus here to stay. But in this time of stretched budgets, it is more essential than ever that investors in the energy sector, whether upstream or downstream, get maximum bang for their buck: the premium of timely intelligence has never been larger. And this is where Middle East Economic Survey's signature blend of energy, economic and geopolitical outlook comes in...


5 of the Top 10 Oil Producers in the world , Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Iraq & Kuwait, are in the Middle East and are Members of OPEC.

The MENA region will increase
its market share by 2050 as it holds
53% of world oil reserves

16% of Total US Crude Imports
came from Saudi Arabia alone, edging
up despite the shale revolution.

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