Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa Rich in energy resources, MENA countries include huge gas and oil exporters, but also major importers. Growing populations and demands for improving living standards are a challenge, while political instability and violence in some parts of the region are a major problem. Changing market dynamics with global efforts to combat climate change and the growth of US shale production challenge the Gulf’s dominant role in world oil markets, while widespread subsidisation of retail energy prices creates tensions between internal demand growth and the need to develop exports. Development of further gas and electricity infrastructure is a key driver for development.

MJMEnergy has been involved with many projects in the MENA region including, with work on Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria and Israel, as well as research and analysis on a range of other MENA countries.

Energy Projects

Below you will find examples of some of the consultancy, training or publishing work that we have carried out in the Middle East and North Africa. If you want to explore how we can help you talk to us.

Consultancy Projects:

The following titles are examples of some of the energy consultancy projects that we have carried out in this region. (Clicking the title will provide more information.)

  • Mediterranean LNG Market Analysis
  • Mediterranean LNG Market Analysis

    Working for an Asian energy producer, MJMEnergy provided a potential markets study for LNG from the Levant Basin. The study included supply/demand and infrastructure forecasts over the period 2017 to 2040 for key potential markets around the Mediterranean, and an assessment of likely pricing dynamics, as well as discussion of the key price drivers.

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  • Israel Linepack Study
  • Israel Linepack Study

    MJMEnergy advised OPC-ROTEM (an independent power producer) on the impact of potential changes to the allocation of linepack being suggested by Israel Gas Lines and the Natural Gas Authority in Israel. The work involved a comparison of the different linepack usage patterns based on different power generation profiles, with the results being fed into the discussions hosted by the regulator.

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  • Gas Tariff Study for Libya
  • Gas Tariff Study for Libya

    MJMEnergy undertook this work for CERA who were working for the Libyan Energy Ministry. The study involved a detailed review of gas policy, pricing and tariffs in Algeria, Egypt, the Netherlands and Russia, and recommendations for gas pricing policies to facilitate development of the Libyan gas market.

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  • Study on Reform of Nauru Phosphate Corporation
  • Study on Reform of Nauru Phosphate Corporation

    MJMEnergy with PPA Energy on its proposals for reform of the electricity industry on Nauru. This project, on behalf of the Asian Development Bank, focused on ways to renovate and modernise the electricity supply system, whilst addressing last-standing payment and cross-subsidy issues. MJMEnergy provided editorial support on the report.

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Training and Capacity Building:

The following are examples of some of the energy training and capacity building that we have carried out in this region. (Clicking the title will provide more information.)

  • LNG Economics and Markets
  • LNG Economics and Markets

    Understanding the costs and value of LNG is crucial to optimising LNG operations and purchasing in changing markets. This three-day course offers helpful insight, useful case studies and practical exercises.

    Day 1: An introduction to the LNG business and economics.

    Day 2: Making and delivering LNG: costs and projects.

    Day 3: Extracting value: regasification, the long-term and short-term markets.

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  • Global LNG
  • Global LNG

    During the course of the day we will study US, European and Asian pricing methodology, and take a look at traditional pricing structures and shifting trends. The expansion of LNG interest and the evolution of LNG pricing worldwide is explained with a look at the future prospects.
    The next public course date is:

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  • 21st Century Regulation
  • 21st Century Regulation

    Course Description

    This three-day course has been specifically developed in order to explain both the background and practice of gas market regulation as well as providing suitable tools and intellectual and practical frameworks for parties involved in 21st Century gas regulation.

    Understanding and applying regulation to gas markets is a crucial skill as energy market liberalisation gathers pace around the world.

    Day One:

    The purpose of this first day is to provide you with a solid academic theoretical and historical basis to energy market regulation, drawing on the experience of European and North American energy markets in particular.

    Day Two:

    The purpose of this second day, building on regulatory economic theory, is to provide a series of practical examples of how regulation is undertaken in the real world. This will be achieved firstly with a series of sessions on specific regulatory issues followed by a number of case studies.

    Day Three:

    The purpose of this third day is to build on both economic theory and practical application in order to provide you with useful tools and approaches that you can apply to your own particular regulatory environment, whether you are a regulator, the regulated, or a participant in a regulated market.

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  • Ofgem Gas Technical Basics/Advanced
  • Ofgem Gas Technical Basics/Advanced

    We designed a Gas Basic and Gas Advanced course for Ofgem to provide a greater understanding of the operation of the gas supply system for their non-engineers as well as perspectives on commercial gas issues.

    An extensive handbook to go with each course and a precourse online questionnaire to help staff know which level they required was also provided.

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  • Gas Storage Course
  • Gas Storage Course

    We will explain the need to store gas and look at the different types of storage facilities available. You will gain an understanding of how to buy storage capacity, trade gas using storage, and the whole economics of gas storage. You will look at how to build storage, examine a case study and explore the future of storage.

    The course covers:

    • Why store gas?
    • Types of gas storage facilities
    • How storage is sold
    • Storage economics
    • Building gas storage
    • A case study of a current storage project
    • The future of gas storage

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  • Framework Agreement with IGEM for the Provision of Technical Training
  • The IGEM Academy

    Over the last few years MJMEnergy has worked closely with IGEM to prepare and deliver technical training for engineers, both in the UK and overseas. Typical examples have included the following:

    • Introduction to the UK gas industry and its market.
    • Asset integrity management.
    • TGas market safety, legislation and regulation.
    • Engineering ethics – doing the right thing.
    • Safety, risk & reliability management.
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  • Training Games, Exercises and Simulations
  • Training Games, Exercises and Simulations

    Designed to introduce you to real-life circumstances in which you can make successful choices based on learnt skills, our games and exercises cover a wide variety of areas. For more advanced experiences we have developed exercises that set the scene with realistic management and technical information enabling players to engage with the subject in a serious yet safe environment.

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  • Energy Markets Course
  • Energy Markets Course

    This three day course provides a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the gas and power industry. The main focus being: physical gas and electricity systems, commercial energy markets and energy trading.

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  • Global Oil Market
  • Global Oil Market

    You will learn about the charactaristics of oil, how the terms upstream, midstream and downstream relate to this industry, what makes the price of oil and how it is traded.

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Energy Publishing:

The following titles are examples of energy reports that we have written, published or sell and are included to complement this section. Feel free to click on the titles for more information.

  • LNG in Transportation
  • LNG in Transportation

    LNG in Transportation

    This report explores the role of LNG in marine, road and rail transport and is divided into three parts:
    1) Technology and drivers for LNG as a transport fuel.
    2) Growth projections for LNG as a transport fuel.
    3) Data on LNG as a transport fuel.

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  • LNG Supply Handbook
  • LNG Supply Handbook

    LNG Supply Handbook

    This report containing 28 in-depth country profiles framed within a detailed analysis of the global LNG market and its developing trends and drivers will provide strategists, decision makers, policy makers and analysts - amongst others - with the perfect resource to ensure you are well-informed.

    The 28 existing and potential exporting countries examined are:
    Algeria | Angola | Australia | Brazil | Brunei | Cameroon | Canada | Colombia | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Indonesia | Iran | Israel | Libya | Malaysia | Mozambique | Nigeria | Norway | Oman | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Qatar | Russia | Tanzania | Trinidad & Tobago | United Arab Emirates | United States of America | Yemen.

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  • LNG Supply Handbook Country Chapters
  • LNG Supply Handbook Country Chapters

    This report provides the background chapters as well as the profile for the country you have selected. Framed within a detailed analysis of the global LNG market and its developing trends and drivers it will provide strategists, decision makers, policy makers and analysts - amongst others - with the perfect resource to ensure you are well-informed.

    Country profile of country of your choice from one of the following:

    Algeria | Angola | Australia | Brazil | Brunei | Cameroon | Canada | Colombia | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Indonesia | Iran | Israel | Libya | Malaysia | Mozambique | Nigeria | Norway | Oman | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Qatar | Russia | Tanzania | Trinidad & Tobago | United Arab Emirates | United States of America | Yemen.

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  • The Oil Trading Manual
  • The Oil Trading Manual

    Edited by MJMEnergy associate David Long, the Oil Trading Manual (OTM) provided a unique and comprehensive reference source to the structure and conduct of the international oil markets including:

    • Physical characteristics and refining
    • Oil pricing arrangements
    • Physical oil markets
    • Forward and futures contracts
    • Options and swaps
    • Operations and logistics
    • Accounting and taxation
    • Controlling financial risk
    • Legal and regulatory control

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Key staff and associates:

  • Mike Madden
  • Chris Le Fevre
  • David Long
  • Nick White
  • Duncan Jack
  • Jeremy Bending
  • Roy Dinsmore