April 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy stressed that the UAE is seeking to increase its production capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day of crude oil to contribute to the stability of global markets and ensure the long-term obligations with consumers.
In a speech at the opening session of the “21st Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas” which began today in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Mazrouei said that ” The recent events have proven that focusing on the security of energy is necessary in order to address natural disasters and geopolitical tensions as well as other unanticipated situations which occur periodically in the world. In this regard the government of the UAE undertook to construct an oil pipeline connecting Habshan-Fujairah to guarantee crude oil supplied to world market” Following is the full speech of UAE’s Energy Minister: The 21st Annual Middle East Petroleum ‘&’ Gas Conference Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the official opening of the 21st Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference which is considered one of the most important events in the Petroleum and Gas Industry calendar.
I am sure you will benefit from this opportunity over the coming two days to discuss the oil and gas market and identify the medium and long-term challenges facing the industry.
Allow me to begin by saying a few words about the future and my perception of the role new technologies will play in the energy sector. Success in the application of these technologies has generated new horizons in oil and gas production. As a consequence hydrocarbon reserves in difficult and complex reservoirs can be calculated and gas and oil shale are being produced from unconventional sources.
In the UAE we are utilizing the opportunities afforded to us by these new technologies to the utmost degree. There is no doubt that the days of easy discoveries are over and future exploration for oil could be difficult and costly. The optimal path forward is rooted in the employment of best international practices to improve Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Ladies and Gentlemen There is no doubt in my mind that this is the opportune moment for investment in the hydrocarbon industry. Some scenarios stipulate that world oil demand will increase by million bbl. /day till it reaches 105 million bbl. /day by 2030. Other more optimistic scenarios stipulate the rise in demand to reach 112million bbl. /day. Nonetheless, as a consequence of the fact that many oil fields in the world have reached maturity many oil producing countries will not be in a position to significantly increase their production.
Global economic and population growth results in continual increase in the demand for energy. Within this context I would like to draw attention to the economic growth evidenced within the emerging markets of Asia and South America leading to the rise in energy demands in the region.
Based on this perspective, the government of the UAE has prioritized the energy sector in line with the following considerations: a) Cooperating with members of the organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to contribute to the balance and stability of world oil markets.
B)Diversifying outsources of energy through investment in complimentary renewable sources, particularly increasing utilization of solar and atomic energy.
C)Employing cutting- edge technologies to discover and exploit hydrocarbons D)Protection of the environment and conservation of energy usage in the UAE.
Based on the above highlighted themes the Ministry of Energy is currently developing a comprehensive strategy at the national level, taking into consideration the continually increasing local demand in energy, the importance of diversification of energy sources, conservation of energy and protection of the environment.
Nuclear energy is expected to account for 25% of power production within the UAE through the operation of four nuclear power plants which will generate 5.6 gig watts of electricity. The UAE has already embarked on generating electricity through its solar power plant Shamis One with a production capacity of 100 MW. Shamis One is considered the largest of its kind in the region. Furthermore, the UAE is working on a strategy that will raise the percentage of energy from renewable sources.
In addition to the above, recent events have proven that focusing on the security of energy is necessary in order to address natural disasters and geopolitical tensions as well as other unanticipated situations which occur periodically in the world. In this regard the government of the UAE undertook to construct an oil pipeline connecting Habshan – Fujairah to guarantee crude oil supplied to world markets. The UAE is also hard at work to raise its crude oil production capacity to 3.5 million bbl./day in an effort to contribute to the stability of world oil markets as well as live up to our long-term commitments to consumers.
In spite of the uncertainty facing the oil industry in general and demand for oil in particular, it is certain that the era of oil is still flourishing and demand in the long-term is expected to increase. In addition oil producing countries such as the UAE are continuing with their investments in production capacities to meet the steadily increasing demand.
We wish the conference every possible success and we look forward to welcoming you on similar occasions in the future.
March 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, releases its Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report on countries’ energy systems
Significant renewable energy projects in the GCC are expected to see the Middle East’s rankings rise in future reports
A new energy report by the World Economic Forum, and produced in collaboration with global management consultancy Accenture, highlights that high-income countries are leading the transition to a new energy architecture but still have work to do on environmental sustainability. Read more
March 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, will open for submissions on March 4, 2013 for the 2014 awards. Entries are invited in the categories of large corporation, small and medium enterprise (SME), non-governmental organization (NGO), the individual lifetime achievement and global high schools. The closing date for submissions is August 5, 2013. Read more
January 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
US$60,000 to be awarded to the best papers in six categories
Leading experts invited to submit on future of energy
The World Energy Council today officially launched the “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize”, a US$60,000 competition to recognise the most outstanding papers submitted to the World Energy Congress, which takes place in Daegu, Korea, from 13 to 17 October 2013. Read more
January 16, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Following the distinguished Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony last night (15 January) that honored eight winners across five categories, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of the Republic of Iceland and Chairman of the jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Prize, today presented certificates of appreciation to the 13 remaining finalists, commending them for their continued contribution to the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. Read more
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January 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Till 2020, the GCC population is expected to reach 53.5 million, a 30 % increase over the scale from 2000. In the same period, the region’s real GDP is forecasted to rise by 56 %. Also the nominal GDP, which was $341.6bn in 2000, is predicted to hit $1 trillion in 2010 and $2 trillion till 2020. Read more
October 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment.........
- Dramatic growth in attendance since the first World Future Energy Summit in 2008 attracted 5,000 people
- World leaders, government delegations, industry experts and entrepreneurs signing up for 2013 event in Abu Dhabi
- World Future Energy Summit firmly established as the world’s foremost event for the sustainable energy industry
More than 30,000 world leaders, industry experts and technology innovators are expected to attend the sixth World Future Energy Summit from January 15-17 in Abu Dhabi, firmly establishing it as the world’s foremost event for the renewable energy and environment industry.
The expected registrations for WFES 2013, the centrepiece of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will surpass this year’s figure of 26,200 attendees representing 137 countries. Read more
October 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment.........
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will open the Dubai World Energy Forum 2012 (WEF), which will last three days from today. Read more
October 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment.........
The UAE Central Bank has announced that it will be issuing with effect from Monday 22/10/2012, commemorative Gold and Silver coins on the occasion of the 2012 World Energy forum in Dubai.
The face of the two coins depict the name of the state in Arabic and English along with the portraits of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the denominational value of the silver coin. Read more