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An Integrated Approach to State Decision-Making in Upstream Hydrocarbon Operations With Application to Lebanon

Bacel Maddah, Mahmoud Al-Hindi, Ali Yassine, Zayd Wahab
2014 IEEE transactions on engineering management  
the maximum benefit to the state while providing an acceptable rate of return for the IOC.  ...  In the exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons, a sovereign state faces conflicting challenges: maximizing its welfare while maintaining an attractive investment environment for developers  ...  Approaches to Decision-Making in the Upstream Petroleum Industry Suslick and Schoizer [2] review the different applications of risk analysis in petroleum exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tem.2014.2330850 fatcat:jxwl7hefjbeqtjm6fchneew67i

An Assessment of Petroleum Fiscal Regime and its Strategic Implications on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): A Case in Point, Ghana

Mohammed Issah
2021 figshare.com  
According to the analysis, Ghana has benefited so far from the discovery of oil and natural gas in commercial quantities, which has also led to an increase in the FDI inflows into the country.  ...  This article intends to apply or exploit such attributes as a conceptual approach to query: "Does Ghana's upstream oil and gas fiscal systems attain the optimal or maximum symmetry among both optimising  ...  changes in local regulations are an integral part of garnering FDI.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.16959349.v1 fatcat:32lf5m7jd5dqzfhvgklooqlffi

The challenges facing Eastern Mediterranean gas and how international law can help overcome them

Ana Stanič, Sohbet Karbuz
2020 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law  
boundaries and the customary international law obligations of states in the region to resolve delimitation disputes peacefully, to make every effort to enter into provisional arrangements of a practical  ...  nature pending agreement on final delimitation and to refrain from unilaterally exploiting natural resources in disputed maritime zones.  ...  for all purposes'. 77 As discussed in section 7.3, in the case of overlapping EEZ and CS claims states unable to reach an agreement are required to 'make every effort to enter into provisional arrangements  ... 
doi:10.1080/02646811.2020.1816739 fatcat:inxbg7ztgffqvn2pb422dwfnom

Revenue Administration Reform in Middle Eastern Countries, 1994-2004

Jean-Paul Bodin, William Joseph Crandall
2005 IMF Working Papers  
The paper provides an overview of revenue administration reforms implemented in Middle Eastern and North African countries over the past decade with IMF assistance.  ...  Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate.  ...  Integration of the tax departments is an important feature of the new strategy for reform, beginning with the creation of an integrated LTO.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781451862225.001 fatcat:xhfymf2ccza5njz2dlseedvgcy

Progress in Operational Modeling in Support of Oil Spill Response

Christopher H. Barker, Vassiliki H. Kourafalou, CJ Beegle-Krause, Michel Boufadel, Mark A. Bourassa, Steve G. Buschang, Yannis Androulidakis, Eric P. Chassignet, Knut-Frode Dagestad, Donald G. Danmeier, Anusha L. Dissanayake, Jerry A. Galt (+10 others)
2020 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
These forecasts are discussed in tandem with uncertainty factors and methods to mitigate them.  ...  in model algorithms, parameterizations, and application protocols.  ...  with backups and contingency plans so that mariners can count on their results to make critical navigation decisions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jmse8090668 fatcat:c2ks6wklojb2doijfrrjda4x7m

A Water and Energy Nexus as a Catalyst for Middle East Peace

2015 International Journal of Water Governance  
Technological innovation coupled with transboundary cooperation could provide the solution to the region's growing water and associated energy demand, as well as contribute to regional stabilization.  ...  Regional trade agreements in Europe over coal and steel served as the foundation for both larger regional integration and regional stability.  ...  Erika Weinthal, Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke University, for their feedback in helping to review this article.  ... 
doi:10.7564/14-ijwg50 fatcat:lal3slpgx5fufcedcmv55ktp74

The MENARA booklet for Development Agencies and NGOs [article]

Quero, Jordi (ed.), Sala, Cristina (ed.)
2019 Zenodo  
The MENARA Booklet for Development Agencies and NGOs provides you state-of-the-art and thoughtful analysis which may help your organization to better address challenges and inform your daily decisions.  ...  and border controls; the impact of climate change for regional societies; and the role of global NGOs in dealing with all these issues.  ...  At the same time hydrocarbons have led to a "rentier state" economic model in large parts of the region.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2609139 fatcat:6xiwmqkw2jcgtcs3tw3wg7w2ye

The MENARA booklet for The Humanitarian Sector [article]

Quero, Jordi (Ed.), Sala, Cristina (Ed.)
2019 Zenodo  
state; Turkey's and Lebanon's responses to refugee movements; and regional implications of the situation in Gaza, the Syrian and Yemeni wars and the post-conflict scenario in Libya.  ...  The MENARA Booklet for the Humanitarian Sector provides you stateof-the-art and thoughtful analysis which may help your organization to better address challenges and inform your daily decisions.  ...  Applications for asylum in Europe also increased dramatically in 2015 when compared with 2011 figures EU regulations stipulate that third-country nationals need to make their asylum application to the  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2609083 fatcat:3k3ahzoaiva25nhlm35egigbnu

Bashar H. Malkawi and Mohammad El-Shafie, The Design and Operation of Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Challenges of Implementation and Reform

Bashar H. Malkawi
2019 Figshare  
Moreover, the article examines the extent to which ROO still represents an obstacle to the full implementation of GAFTA.  ...  In addition, the article provides ways to overcome the most important shortcomings of ROO text in the agreement and ultimately offering possible solutions to those issues.  ...  Other governmental entities play less 63 See International Trade Centre, Making Regional Integration Work -Company Perspectives on Non-Tariff Measures in Arab States 27 (2015). 64 See WTO, WTO Hosts Forum  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7781231 fatcat:poucwkua4rcu5aufy73g4bhq7u

GEO'98 Abstracts

1998 GeoArabia  
His current interests include the application of risk analysis to petroleum exploration and the development of geochemical techniques to allocate commingled production streams to specific sources.  ...  He previously worked for 28 years for Texaco in exploration research and for three years as a development geologist for Chevron.  ...  Furthermore this procedure can be applied to any acquisition geometry. It is modelindependent and fully compatible with any DMO weighting scheme.  ... 
doi:10.2113/geoarabia030138 fatcat:ahntcmscbngvfatriktkydvtxa

GEO 2006 SELECTED GEOTECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS

2007 GeoArabia  
In the future GeoArabia will publish the remaining abstracts that primarily deal with exploration, reservoir characterization and stratigraphy.  ...  The abstracts that are published here represent subjects dealing with specialized techniques including basin modeling, geochemistry, geophysics, formation evaluation, information technology, log analysis  ...  that can be then used to make the correct steering decision.  ... 
doi:10.2113/geoarabia1201135 fatcat:oznjpz3gknhkrfehn6rh35h7k4

The New EU Frontier: Perspectives on Enhanced Economic Integration

Malgorzata Jakubiak, Wojciech Paczynski, Anna Kolesnichenko, Sinan Ulgen, John Roberts
2007 Social Science Research Network  
As the example of the EU-Turkey customs union showed, common decision making is difficult to achieve in practice.  ...  Package deals are at the heart of EU decision making, which only strengthens the case for the use of similar techniques in relations with neighbours.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1413113 fatcat:4nwx65wasjbfvlxrxv55vtfdby

Complete Issue

JCER | Journal of Contemporary European Research
2008 Journal of Contemporary European Research  
Further, 'state-controlled companies' and 'state-actors' should be differentiated in the analysis, and a clear distinction be drawn between the different energy products; as markets for coal and oil are  ...  These are two monographs, one on European energy security from a legal perspective (Haghighi 2007) , the other a case study of Ukraine's energy relations with Russia (Balmaceda 2008) and an edited volume  ...  and coherently construct relations with non-EU energy-producing and energytransiting states.  ... 
doaj:111f53bb22d54570934a50fe8486775e fatcat:d5qcaixf3bgd5b7pyttygu6adi

The MENARA booklet for The Private Sector [article]

Quero, Jordi (ed.), Sala, Cristina (ed.)
2019 Zenodo  
The MENARA Booklet for the Private Sector provides you state-of-the art and thoughtful analysis which may help your organization to better address challenges and inform your daily decisions.  ...  ; and future economic challenges associated with climate change.  ...  At the same time hydrocarbons have led to a "rentier state" economic model in large parts of the region.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2609150 fatcat:flphbg6ofzdzho532stod5ylym

The Design and Operation of Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Challenges of Implementation and Reform [article]

Bashar H. Malkawi, Mohammad I. El-Shafie
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Moreover, the article examines the extent to which ROO still represents an obstacle to the full implementation of GAFTA.  ...  In addition, the article provides ways to overcome the most important shortcomings of ROO text in the agreement and ultimately offering possible solutions to those issues.  ...  See International Trade centre, Making Regional Integration Work -Company Perspectives on Non-Tariff Measures in Arab States 27 (2015). 63 See WTO, WTO Hosts Forum to Exchange Views on Trade Challenges  ... 
arXiv:1909.09061v1 fatcat:dy7zrmqzfzfr5deryovp2p7f7u
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