Issue: July 2007



  • The art of bribery: What not to do

    Since the early ages, gold and money have been one of the easiest ways to seduce people, and, as Shakespeare said, gold can buy everything, including people’s professional ethics. The petroleum sector was struck by surprise after several cases of bribery and corruption were filed against a People’s Assembly member and top officials over the past few months.

  • 3M Specialty Materials

    A new technology for reducing the density of drilling fluids

  • Falling Off Hubbert’s Peak: A Tale of Earth, Wind and Fire

    Peak oil has become the term of the century. Governments deny it, producers await it, citizens fear it and economists do little to prove or disprove it.

  • “Energy Efficiency” Do we have a choice?

    It is rather peculiar that we do not get our energy priorities in the right order; it would make sense to attend to the most affordable, accessible energy source, then move on to the next. Instead, almost all our efforts are directed towards more production of fossil fuels, while we neglect the cheapest cleaner source of them all; energy efficiency.

  • A thaw in oil relations?

    Will the recent thaw in relations between Cairo and Tehran lead to prosperous cooperation in the oil and gas sector?

  • Harbingers of the fall season

    The end of the 2006/2007 National Football League was a prelude to the shape of the competition next season

  • Monthly news

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during June 2007.