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Risk analysis in oil and gas projects : a case study in the Middle East

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dc.contributor.advisor Donald Lessard. en_US Zand, Emad Dolatshahi en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial aw----- en_US 2009-10-01T15:57:05Z 2009-10-01T15:57:05Z 2009 en_US 2009 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2009. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-66). en_US
dc.description.abstract Global demand for energy is rising around the world. Middle East is a major supplier of oil and gas and remains an important region for any future oil and gas developments. Meanwhile, managing oil and gas projects are becoming more challenging and riskier than ever before. Therefore, risk analysis and development of strategies to manage risk are crucial to the reduction of potential future delays and cost overruns in oil and gas projects. This thesis focuses on analysis and management of the technical and institutional risks involved in oil and gas projects in the Middle East. In the first section, we describe various types of risk and introduce a framework for risk management. We then conduct a case study to highlight some of the most important risk factors involved in oil and gas projects as well as recommendations to deal with such risks. The case is based on publically available information and includes two distinct projects with similar geologies under two separate legal regimes in Iran and Qatar. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Emad Zand. en_US
dc.format.extent 66 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Risk analysis in oil and gas projects : a case study in the Middle East en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 432675705 en_US

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