The following provides summaries of the research in progress by staff of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. The Institute’s unique multidisciplinary expertise allows it to examine the economics, the politics and the sociology of energy with a focus on oil and natural gas.
The specific subjects of research in progress, while set within these broad lines, necessarily reflects the particular research capacities, skills and interests of the research fellows.
Following a pause as the country complied with the recent OPEC/Non-OPEC deal Russia is set to expand its oil output again. Fields currently under development will see production rise consistently until the early 2020s, but the key question will be whether this can be sustained for the longer term. Existing fields in West Siberia and […]
In an effort to increase oil export revenue and to meet local electricity demands, the Kuwaiti government is planning to replace the majority of crude and petroleum products with imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) in its power generation by 2030. The basic motivation for this plan is that it will enable freeing crude and petroleum […]
The proposal is to write a series of papers around the theme of how well-adapted MENA institutions and sector governance are to undertaking and facilitating an economically-optimal energy transition, in the face of increasingly disruptive technologies in the electricity sector (particularly solar, windpower, and energy storage). By “disruptive” technologies it is meant those technologies whose […]
Confronted with slowing demand for crude oil, NOCs are increasingly diversifying from the upstream and investing in the downstream sector both in their home markets and in consuming countries to ensure market share. Already more than 75 percent of Gulf NOC oil exports are destined for Asian markets, and more than 70 percent of new […]
The Geopolitics of East Med Gas: Hyped Expectations and Hard Realities https://t.co/2BOXoOzDnr
OIES paper on China’s growing gas import dependency: Given gas been playing a growing role in China’s plans to clea… https://t.co/GNQeFWpQT9
A new OIES comment on how rising US crude exports into Europe could impact the Brent pricing system and its key lay… https://t.co/0x9VpWAxjp
New Energy Forum on diversification in MENA: Diversification has progressed in the GCC, but it has contributed litt… https://t.co/BKVowf5Cbx