Middle East Economic Survey


No 32


Oil Capacity Challenge In The Middle East

By Salim S Al-Aydh

The following speech was delivered to the CERA East Meets West Conference in Istanbul on 21 June 2006. Salim S al-Aydh is Saudi Aramcos President, Engineering & Operations Services.

Let me begin my remarks on the challenges associated with boosting production capacity in the Middle East and in particular, in Saudi Arabia with a brief look at where energy demand is heading.