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Petroleum Review December 2019/January 2020

We begin this month’s issue of Petroleum Review with OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo outlining what he sees as OPEC’s role in helping unlock a carbon-free future. 

We also highlight some of the latest artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that are being used to optimise upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations. 

Emissions management in the shipping sector is under the spotlight, with tanker owners being asked to prepare for a future they cannot yet foresee as the IMO strengthens its environmental protection rules for 2020 and the decades beyond. 

Our regional focus looks at Australia, poised to overtake Qatar as the world’s leading exporter of LNG, and New Zealand, whose oil and gas sector faces uncertainty after the government banned new exploration permits. We also present the winners of the Energy Institute’s 2019 EI Awards, which celebrate energy industry innovation. 

As 2019 draws to a close, it only remains for me to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors and readers for their continued support of Petroleum Review. Wishing you all New Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year. 

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