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Summary

This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Saudi Arabia. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields and pipelines) in Saudi Arabia. The report compares the investment environment in Saudi Arabia with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Saudi Arabia together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

- Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.
- Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields and pipelines in Saudi Arabia for the period 2005-2017.
- Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Saudi Arabia.
- Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Saudi Arabia’s energy industry.
- Information on the top companies in the Saudi Arabia including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
- Product and brand updates, st

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7
2 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector 8
2.1 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector, Market Overview 8
2.2 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector, Natural Gas 8
2.2.1 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Overview 8
2.2.2 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 9
2.2.3 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 12
2.2.4 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Infrastructure 12
3 Saudi Arabia Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 13
3.1 Introduction 13
3.2 The Overall Ranking 13
3.3 Gas Sector Performance 13
3.3.1 Exploration Activity 15
3.3.2 Gas Production 16
3.3.3 Gas Reserves 16
3.3.4 Gas Consumption 16
3.4 Economic Performance 17
3.4.1 GDP Growth Index 18
3.4.2 FDI Confidence Index 18
3.4.3 Balance of Trade Index 18
3.5 Socio-Political Performance 19
4 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector 21
4.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 21
4.1.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 21
4.1.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 21
4.1.3 Saudi Arabia, Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 22
4.1.4 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 23
4.1.5 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 23
4.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Production Forecast 23
4.2.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast 23
4.3 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 24
4.3.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 24
4.3.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 24
4.4 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 24
4.4.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Number of Major Gas Discoveries 24
4.4.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discovery Details 25
4.5 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 26
4.5.1 Oct 09, 2012: Saudi Aramco Finds New Gas Field Offshore Red Sea 26
4.6 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 26
4.6.1 May 28, 2013: Saudi Aramco's Average Crude Production Increases To 9.506 mmbd In 2012 26
4.6.2 Apr 15, 2013: Saudi Aramco Commences First Phase Of Production At Manifa Project In Saudi Arabia 26
4.6.3 Feb 23, 2011: Saudi Aramco Announces Drilling Of Longest Well In Manifa 27
5 Saudi Arabia Pipeline Sector 28
5.1 Saudi Arabia Pipeline Sector, Key Data 28
5.2 Saudi Arabia Pipeline Sector, An Overview 28
5.3 Saudi Arabia Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 28
5.4 Saudi Arabia Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 29
6 Profile of Saudi Arabian Oil Company 30
6.1 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Key Information 30
6.2 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Company Overview 30
6.3 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Business Description 30
6.3.1 Business Overview 30
6.3.2 Exploration 31
6.3.3 Oil Operations 32
6.3.4 Refining and Chemicals 33
6.3.5 Transportation and Distribution 33
6.4 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, SWOT Analysis 34
6.4.1 Overview 34
6.4.2 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Strengths 34
6.4.3 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Weaknesses 36
6.4.4 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Opportunities 36
6.4.5 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Threats 38
7 Profile of Chevron Corporation 40
7.1 Chevron Corporation, Key Information 40
7.2 Chevron Corporation, Company Overview 40
7.3 Chevron Corporation, Business Description 41
7.3.1 Business Overview 41
7.3.2 Downstream 42
7.3.3 Other 43
7.3.4 Upstream 44
7.4 Chevron Corporation, SWOT Analysis 47
7.4.1 Overview 47
7.4.2 Chevron Corporation Strengths 47
7.4.3 Chevron Corporation Weaknesses 50
7.4.4 Chevron Corporation Opportunities 51
7.4.5 Chevron Corporation Threats 53
8 Profile of Lukoil Oil Company 55
8.1 Lukoil Oil Company, Key Information 55
8.2 Lukoil Oil Company, Company Overview 55
8.3 Lukoil Oil Company, Business Description 55
8.3.1 Business Overview 55
8.3.2 Chemicals 57
8.3.3 Exploration and Production 57
8.3.4 Others 59
8.3.5 Power Generation 59
8.3.6 Refining, Marketing and Distribution 60
8.4 Lukoil Oil Company, SWOT Analysis 61
8.4.1 Overview 61
8.4.2 Lukoil Oil Company Strengths 61
8.4.3 Lukoil Oil Company Weaknesses 63
8.4.4 Lukoil Oil Company Opportunities 64
8.4.5 Lukoil Oil Company Threats 67
9 Financial Deals Landscape 69
9.1 Detailed Deal Summary 69
9.1.1 Acquisition 69
9.1.2 Partnerships 71
9.1.3 Asset Transactions 72
10 Recent Developments 73
10.1 Strategy and Business Expansion 73
10.1.1 May 07, 2013: KGOC And Saudi Arabian Chevron Sign Contract To Revamp Wafra Gathering Center 73
10.1.2 Jan 16, 2013: Bapco And Saudi Aramco To Upgrade Path Of Oil Pipeline Links Saudi Oil Fields To Bahrain Refinery 73
10.2 Other Significant Developments 73
10.2.1 Mar 18, 2013: Saudi Arabia To Drill Seven Shale Gas Test Wells In 2013 73
10.2.2 Jan 21, 2013: Oil Market Tightened In December 2012: IEA 74
10.2.3 Dec 31, 2012: Saudi Aramco Plans Seven-well Exploration Program In Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia 74
10.2.4 Dec 12, 2012: Saudi Arabia Reduces Oil Output To Lowest In A Year 74
10.2.5 Nov 19, 2012: Lamprell Announces Interim Management Statement 75
10.2.6 Nov 07, 2012: Saudi Aramco Signs Agreement With Saudi Ports Authority To Invest In Duba Port Pier 76
10.2.7 Oct 16, 2012: Saudi Aramco Provides Operations Update 77
10.2.8 Oct 15, 2012: Saudi Aramco To Invest $35 Billion In Oil Exploration And Development By 2017 77
10.2.9 Oct 04, 2012: Quadrise Fuels Provides Operations Update 78
10.2.10 Jul 06, 2012: CNPC Starts S71 Seismic Project Contract With Saudi Aramco 79
10.2.11 Jun 14, 2012: India To Source More Oil And Gas From Producing Countries 80
10.2.12 Apr 03, 2012: Xtreme Coil Drilling Provides Q1 2012 Operations Update 80
10.2.13 Jul 27, 2011: PGI Energy Signs Allocation Oil Agreement With Intertorco Europe And Saudi Aramco 82
10.3 New Contracts Announcements 82
10.3.1 Jun 18, 2012: Otto Marine Wins Time Charter Contract For New 75m Work Maintenance Vessel In Persian Gulf 82
11 Appendix 83
11.1 Abbreviations 83
11.2 Methodology 83
11.2.1 Coverage 83
11.2.2 Secondary Research 84
11.2.3 Primary Research 84
11.3 Contact Us 84
11.4 Disclaimer 85

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Saudi Arabia, Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, bcf, 2000-2020 9
Table 2: Saudi Arabia, Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, tcf, 2000-2012 11
Table 3: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, Jul 2013 13
Table 4: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, Jul 2013 14
Table 5: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, Jul 2013 17
Table 6: Middle East, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by FDI Confidence-GDP Growth & Production, Jul 2013 17
Table 7: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, Jul 2013 19
Table 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, Jul 2013 19
Table 9: Saudi Arabia, Key Statistics, 2013 21
Table 10: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (%) by Type, 2003- 2012 22
Table 11: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (mmcf), by Assets, 2003-2012 23
Table 12: Saudi Arabia, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003-2012 23
Table 13: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (mmcf), Forecast by Assets, 2013-2017 23
Table 14: Saudi Arabia, Active Natural Gas Field Asset Details 24
Table 15: Saudi Arabia, Planned Gas Field Asset Details 24
Table 16: Saudi Arabia, Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2007-2012 24
Table 17: Saudi Arabia, Major Gas Discovery Details, 2007-2012 25
Table 18: Saudi Arabia, Pipeline Key Statistics, Jul 2013 28
Table 19: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (km), Jul 2013 28
Table 20: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Pipelines, Jul 2013 29
Table 21: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Key Facts 30
Table 22: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, SWOT Analysis 34
Table 23: Chevron Corporation, Key Facts 40
Table 24: Chevron Corporation, SWOT Analysis 47
Table 25: Lukoil Oil Company, Key Facts 55
Table 26: Lukoil Oil Company, SWOT Analysis 61
Table 27: PetroChina Plans To Acquire Oil And Gas Companies In Central Asia, East Africa, Australia And Canada 69
Table 28: MENA Hydrocarbons Completes Acquisition Of Mideast Energy For US$0.85 Million 70
Table 29: Sonatrach Plans To Form Partnership With Shell And Exxon Mobil 71
Table 30: DNO International Plans To Acquire Oil Assets In The Middle East 72

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Saudi Arabia, Primary Energy Consumption Split by Fuel Type, 2012 8
Figure 2: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Production and Consumption, bcf, 2000-2020 10
Figure 3: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Reserves, tcf, 2000-2012 11
Figure 4: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, Jul 2013 14
Figure 5: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, Jul 2013 15
Figure 6: Middle East, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, Jul 2013 16
Figure 7: Middle East, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by FDI Confidence- GDP Growth & Production Jul 2013 18
Figure 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, Jul 2013 20
Figure 9: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Assets Map, Jul 2013 21
Figure 10: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (%) by Type, 2003-2012 22
Figure 11: Saudi Arabia, Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2007-2012 25

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