Thirteen days before Christmas 2015, 195 leaders of world governments reached a historic first in Paris. Considered long overdue, the deal on climate change which saw more than 180 of the attendee governments submit their individual national targets for reducing carbon gas emissions and contribute to the global pledge of keeping global warming well below the acceptable 2 degrees Celsius limit has been considered by many as the world’s best Holiday gift to Mother Earth.
Global Oil Slump - Effects on the Global Economy Crude oil prices dropped to $40 per barrel. This is the first time that this happened since 2009 in the wake of mounting consensus that cheap oil is a foregone conclusion. Oil traders, economic analysts, OPEC, and non-OPEC members came up with projections that prices will recover this year. This recovery seems unlikely next year or even in 2017. The change in outlook can be attributed in part to the flexibility of oil producers in the United States. They keep on pumping crude oil at unparalleled levels regardless of cuts in expenditu
SUMMARYCEO, Chairman and President Al Walker declared, "Anadarko is uniquely positioned to build upon our multi-year track record of success and to deliver sustained growth and unmatched options in 2014 and beyond. Our 2014 capital program is again a prudent and disciplined approach that is within anticipated cash flow." Economic observers believed that the U.S. would be free from oil dependence on other nations starting 2020 and until 2035.Future of US Oil and Gas Industries – 2035Fortune 500 released the list of the world’s 500 biggest conglomerates for 2013 and ranked
Employees are often stressed because of too much stress, heavy workloads, schedules, and pressures from managers. However, these can hamper productivity of workers and profitability of the entire company. Employees need to be happy and contented despite these demands. Otherwise, unhappy workers will not be able to deliver the performance required for a successful organization. However, it is not that easy to create a workplace filled with people in high spirits. How can management create this atmosphere? It is not always about increases in salaries, incentives and employee aw
Review of Role of Modern Exploration Technologies.SUMMARYHow can we get prepared and even form, the dramatic development in the international energy system that will emerge in the coming years? This question is adhered to by a declaration quoted in recent publication by Shell Oil. This inquest is a food for thought for every responsible person in government, business and civil society. The economic situation of 2008 observed a sheer decline in oil prices. While only month's earlier analysts recommended that the world had actually entered an era of over $100 per barrel oil, rates instant
What is hydraulic fracturing?Hydraulic fracturing, hydrofacturing or fracking involves the fracturing of rocks by channeling pressurized liquid to it. This method of crude oil exploration was invented in 1947 and it accounts for up to 60 percent of crude oil explorations in the world, according to an estimation made in 2010. Hydraulic fractures can as well form naturally but it can as well be induced. Millions of gallons of water, chemicals and then sand are used in fracking. Almost 600 chemicals are utilized in fracking fluid, featuring some carcinogens and toxins like, Uranium, Ethylene, Gl
This is a publication which contains, in particular, key statistical data on oil and natural gas activities in each of OPEC’s 12 Member Countries: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Additionally, it provides valuable industry data for various countries with detailed classifications mainly by geographical region, and covers the major economic areas around the world. In the upcoming publication you will review independent view of the author of data below. Publication will also s
Summary Energy is the largest industry in the world, $6 trillion in size.The processes and decisions related to oil and natural gas exploration, development and production generate large amounts of data. Many types of captured data are used to create models and images of the Earth’s structure and layers 5,000 - 35,000 feet below the surface and to describe activities around the wells themselves, such as depositional characteristics, machinery performance, oil flow rates, reservoir temperatures and pressures. Harrah’s, the gaming firm, uses analytics in its customer loyalty pr
SUMMARYHow can we get prepared and even form, the dramatic development in the international energy system that will emerge in the coming years? This question is adhered to by a declaration quoted in recent publication by Shell Oil. This inquest is a food for thought for every responsible person in government, business and civil society. The economic situation of 2008 observed a sheer decline in oil prices. While only month's earlier analysts recommended that the world had actually entered an era of over $100 per barrel oil, rates instantly dropped under $70 and in January 2009 to under
What takes place in corporate boardrooms? The board is where crucial decisions are made regarding multi-million global ventures. Directors spend long nerve-wracking hours to resolve problems that may spell the success or failure of the company. In the present market environment, boards should always be upbeat and dedicated to the industry. The board’s responsibilities are quite daunting. Some of these include top-level control; providing directions for management; evaluating information; and, making inquiries. The desired outcome from actions of the board is to guarantee sustained growt
System of Education in the Arab World Education is one of the essential factors in developing economies and wellbeing of nations. Education systems in the Arab World are far from impressive regardless of substantial increase in expenditures some Arab countries have invested during the last 20 years. United Arab EmiratesIn the UAE, Emiratis enjoy free education right from kindergarten all the way to a doctoral degree. Very few nations worldwide provide their citizens with complete education similar to what this Arab country does. The UAE government sent thousands of local students to
The year 2015 has been marked with some memorable, and many regrettable, events that have shaped modern life. And as we look towards 2016 with almost the same apprehension that we did in December 2014, 2015 will be best remembered by global events that can significantly change the way we are going to lead life in 2016 and beyond.
The universal catastrophic risk is considered an imaginary event in the future that can cause extensive damage on a global magnitude, annihilate modern civilization or lead to human extinction. One of the potential hazards aside from nuclear warfare and unfriendly artificial intelligence is global warming and climate change. The excessive increase in world temperatures is believed to be hastening the destruction of different human species on earth. However, scientific studies reveled threats are expected to be higher in very sensitive regions. Some scientists refer to this as the “
Futuristic View 2035In 2012, Texas garnered gross earnings of $264 billion in terms of exports more than that of California ($161.9 billion) and New York ($81.4 billion) put together.SUMMARYTexas has built a strong position both in the national and world economies. This formidable economic position has become a factor in the transformation of its political status as well as ranking in the United States. Texas now stands among the biggest economies in the world. The oil and gas industries have propelled the state into a more developed and industrialized economy. It is predicted by 2035 Dallas
Benefits of Special Education Programs (Assistive Technology) for Students and Adults with Reading/Writing ProblemsSpecial Education programs have been designed for young students as well as adults with learning disabilities such as reading and writing. The needs of these students or grown-ups are considered “special” and cannot be resolved by traditional classroom instructions. A Special education platform makes use of content, teaching method and delivery of instruction to meet the unique requirements of each youngster and adult.In the case of children, special educat
Will Hydraulic Fracturing solves our issues?SummaryHydraulic Fracturing has been described as a “double-edged sword.” One side says that it provides new source for natural gas. This domestic energy resource is untouched by instability in unpredictable regions. Besides, it has a lower carbon footprint compared to coal. The other side contends that FRACKING presents a number of risks which are quite difficult to resolve. Among these are the prospects of groundwater contamination, amplified seismicity, and the ominous issue of methane emissions.DetailsHydraulic Fracturing: Boon or Cu
SummaryThe oil and gas industry has experienced a tremendous advancement and change when compared to the state of the industry years ago. In more than a century ago, the industry suffered from dominance by large western market and competitiveness among a few private companies for the world’s oil reserves. Oil price saw the highest and indeed permanent increase in 2005. In respond to the trend in the oil and gas industry, other companies are now producing efficient vehicles, engines and aircraft and also going for alternative source of fuels as a measure to capture the demands for transp
Introduction Last year was a busy year for European oil companies. The drilling bans in the UK and Italy were lifted, there was a huge oil discovery in offshore Ireland, several oil strikes were made in Norway, and t resolution of the TNK-BP saga was finally reached. The latest oil discoveries in the North Sea were a bit reedy compared to the Johan Sverdrup discovery that reached up to 3.3 billion barrels of oil. Statoil also made gas source detection with its Norwegian North Sea exploration that amounts to between 70 and 200 million barrels of oil. Total, on the other hand, made a decla
Summary The World is not complex but competitive also, the surviving in competition is not an easy proposition. Simplicity of business is becoming complex in nature and difficult to survive with the passage of time. There are limited choices in view of the demand and the natural resources available. We have also responsibility for the world we live, the resources we use, the universe with life and the future and future generations to come.Details``Practice makes a man perfect best practice enlightens for sustainability``IntroductionThe World is not complex but competitive also, the
It is stated man being demon as animals are loving and compassionate. I am deeply saddened by very unfortunate passing away of Loin Cecil in Zimbabwe. It is time man accepts and love divine creations. It is written in Holy books during this modern era man would start behaving like an animal. The modern era would last for 432,000 years. God will intervene at the right time. My sincere condolences to nation of Zimbabwe, Global animal safety and support organizations and people all love the world who love animals.
Current Affairs: Socio-Economic and Political Development of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia Political, economic and social developments go hand in hand. Government leaders need to maintain political stability and freedom before promoting economic dynamism and social awareness. Innovation, communications and flexibility are equally important components. Three nations in Southeast Asia will be the focus of this treatise. MalaysiaMalaysians have become more confident and empowered nowadays. Citizens of this country have become more urbanized and learned how to collaborate even in di
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