The ME E&R whitepaper series

Managing scarcity for the future

As the Middle East continues to feel the impact of the global financial crisis, governments are finding new challenges in the energy and resources industry. Meanwhile within each sector of oil, gas, electricity and water, other challenges and trends are forcing inevitable change in traditional thinking.

Issues such as depleting resources, shortage in skilled talent and environmental concerns, among others, pose a risk to the viability of current practices. What will be the impact on the public and private sectors? The Deloitte Middle East Energy and Resources industry group aims to provide an answer in a series of whitepapers entitled “Managing scarcity for the future”.

Whitepaper #8: Mothers of invention

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East explores several challenges facing the energy industry in the GCC. Although oil is still projected to remain the primary fuel, significant advancements in technology will cause natural gas to overtake coal as the number two fuel source. Another challenge faced by the energy sector in the GCC is the serious issue of skills shortages. Read ‘Mothers of invention’ to learn more.

Whitepaper #7: Renewable energy

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East tackles some of the challenges and opportunities in the renewable energy sector in the GCC. This topic has become increasingly relevant as many GCC governments have recently announced plans to embrace renewable energy in the near future.

Whitepaper #6: Diversion ahead

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East explores the challenges and trends emerging in the energy and resources sector.  The need to reduce demand, increase supply diversity, promote energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions is both desirable and necessary, according to the whitepaper.

Whitepaper #5: Show me the money 

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East tackles the increasing level of federal scrutiny on the strategy of national oil companies (NOCs) in the Middle East during the recent years. Rising global energy consumption patterns coupled with rebounding oil prices have created the ideal opportunity for Middle Eastern governments to increase their treasury intake from the sale of hydrocarbons.

Whitepaper #4: Energy on demand: the future of GCC energy efficiency 

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East tackles the topic ‘Energy Efficiency’, which revolves around reducing energy waste: this can be both on the demand side through power demand management and on the supply side using a host of technologies to improve efficiency in power generation and distribution. So how do the GCC countries stand in relation to these perspectives? Are there potential gains from using or producing energy more efficiently?

Whitepaper #3: Ghost in the machine

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle Eaststates that as a result of the increase in prominence of oilfield services companies, as well as the dependence of national and international oil companies upon them, the risks which oilfield services companies face have become risks to the whole sector.

Whitepaper #2: Never mind the reserves, what about the people?

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East discusses the issues that the Middle East is facing in shortages of talent in the energy and utilities sector and reveals some tactics that national oil companies are using to address the nationalization and skills issue, such as sponsoring continuing education, a key element in staff development and retention.

Whitepaper #1: Switched on to current trends and implications

In this whitepaper, Deloitte Middle East aims to enumerate the wide-ranging trends, their implications and the services that are potentially applicable in overcoming the challenges.

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