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Tim Haïdar

Tim Haïdar is Editor in Chief for both Oil & Gas IQ and Energy IQ.

A respected journalist, Tim has been featured on both Channel 4 News and BBC News as an expert in his field.

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Blockchain is best known as the architecture that underpins the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. However, the technology that drives digital money could also be the rolled out into most areas of business. In this article we look at the principle ways in which the oil and gas industry can use blockchain to enhance the way it competes in the modern-day...Full Article »
As the Russia-gate saga continues to unfold on Capitol Hill, US president, Donald Trump, touched down in Riyadh on the initial leg of his first foreign trip. The 45th president leaves behind him a growing domestic backlash over the dismissal of FBI director, James Comey, and the appointment of a former FBI chief as special counsel to...Full Article »
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Oil jumped by two per cent on the global markets after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and Russia agreed to extend a regime of production cuts until Q1 2018. As a barrel of the black stuff hit $52 in Monday trading, the industry may have also heaved a huge collective sigh of relief. Barely 48 hours before Asia opened...Full Article »
The 16th year of the 21st century was an eventful one.   Britain voted to leave the European Union, a reality TV star became president of the world’s only superpower, a military coup was foiled in Turkey, Columbia negotiated an end to the longest guerrilla insurgency in modern times and international terrorists began to start using modes of...Full Article »
In the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, the Saudi oil minister has confirmed what we suspected: the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will likely extend their production limiting programme into 2018. Khalid Al-Falih stated that: “The producer coalition is determined to do whatever it takes to achieve our target of bringing...Full Article »
In the past decade, the oil and gas industry has gone from the concept of the smart well to the digital oilfield to the digital oil rig, the offshore expression of a real-time data collection and analysis paradigm. The big data revolution started late for an industry with a notoriously conservative attitude to large-scale technological change....Full Article »
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Monday saw the completion of an historic deal that gave Saudi Aramco control of the biggest oil refinery in the United States. The industry giant paid $2.2 billion to buy out Royal Dutch Shell’s 50 per cent stake and take sole ownership of the Texan complex on the Gulf of Mexico. At peak output, Port Arthur can refine more than 600,000...Full Article »
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As British prime minister, Theresa May, calls a snap election for June 8th, the news cycle becomes dominated by further uncertainty for the world's fifth largest economy. Whilst this represents an unexpected turn of events for some - especially given that an Act of Parliament will need to be repealed to allow a plebiscite outside of a five...Full Article »
After American Navy destroyers launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at an Assad-controlled airfield in Western Syria, worries about a Russo-American stand off in the Middle East have gained heft. The two air strikes came in response to an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s north-western Idlib province in which at least 87 civilians were...Full Article »
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The Cradle of Civilisaton has been rocked by the hand of conflict for more than half a decade: now, in the environs of the ancient Assyrian capital of Nineveh, the guns may be about to fall silent. The Battle of Mosul, a raging offensive that has been ongoing since October 2016 between Islamic State (IS) fighters and the combined forces of the...Full Article »
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