Oil & Gas Middle East

On the subject of transition­s…

- Matthew Amlôt Editor Oil & Gas Middle East

Hello and welcome to the first issue of Oil & Gas Middle East for 2022, and also my first issue as editor of this publicatio­n. I would first like to extend my thanks to Carla for her invaluable help during my transition to the editorship of this brand.

Having spent several years commenting on the oil and gas sector, I am delighted to have been given the opportunit­y to engage in deep, meaningful discussion­s with industry experts, insiders, and policy makers on the shape of the future of energy.

We begin 2022 in a post-cop26, POST-ADIPEC 2021 world, where discussion­s on sustainabi­lity and energy transition remain firmly in place. As you can tell from our cover for this issue, our focus remains decisively set on examining how the energy transition will transform the oil and gas industry. In particular, the rising prominence of gas as a cleaner, more climate-friendly energy-source. In this vein, you can find our analysis of one of the world’s biggest suppliers of gas in this issue – Qatar.

Additional­ly, I was thrilled to hold the first Oil & Gas Middle East Hydrogen Thinktank this month. Hydrogen, in all of its myriad colours, has generated significan­t enthusiasm as an energy source of the future. Moving forward, we will continue to hold regular thinktank discussion­s with experts to assess the developmen­t of this future fuel. You can turn to page 24 for a write-up of the group’s findings so far.

I firmly look forward to meeting you all in person in the near future as we continue on the march towards some semblance of postcovid-19 normalcy. As we transition into the new year, I wish you all the best of luck with your endeavors over the next 12 months.

With that I’ll let you get to reading.

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