Author Archives: Dr Carole Nakhle

Iran nuclear deal: unlocking oil and gas investment opportunities

After several years of negotiations, Iran and six world powers reached a deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme on 14 July […] Read More

Licensing and Upstream Petroleum Fiscal Regimes: Assessing Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel’s Choices

Doubts have been raised and criticisms continue to be made about Lebanon’s choice of upstream petroleum fiscal terms and strategies […] Read More

Black Gold – Still a Man’s World?

I am standing on the main oil producing platform of Gullfaks C, the heaviest infrastructure ever made by man, 150 […] Read More

Black Gold – Still a Man’s World?

I am standing on the main oil producing platform of Gullfaks C, the heaviest infrastructure ever made by man, 150 […] Read More

Thomas Lassourd and Dr Carole Nakhle on oil prices, fiscal policy, contract negotiations

Dr Carole Nakhle, Director of Crystol Energy discusses with Thomas Lassourd from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) the impact of falling […] Read More

The New Geopolitics of Oil: Winners and Losers

The fall in the oil price, from highs of more than $100 per barrel from 2011 to mid-2014, to $50-60 […] Read More

Middle East and North Africa oil producers are facing a new price reality

There is no shortage of news in the media about the negative impact of lower oil prices on the economies […] Read More

Lower oil prices: an opportunity for oil and gas companies

The global drop in oil prices has analysts mulling over the shrinking profitability of the oil industry. But it is […] Read More

Algeria’s Shale Gas Experiment

Algeria took the lead on shale gas exploration in the Arab world, hoping that the successful exploitation of its substantial […] Read More

India energy: The world’s wildest card

India, the world’s largest democracy, is increasingly asserting its influence on global energy and climate change discussions. With an expanding […] Read More