Middle East sees oil and gas expansion and development drive

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Friday, 16 November 2012

Oilfield mineral demand outlook receives boost; unconventional gas plays targeted

The Middle East is about to embark on a new phase of oil and gas exploration and development as existing reserves become exhausted and domestic demand for energy, especially in Saudi Arabia, increases.

The move marks a potential new era of demand for oilfield minerals used in drilling fluids including...

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