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Iran and its new Petroleum Contract (IPC): a New Paper Drill

By Alberto Perego Iran has the largest gas reserves in the world, and the 4th largest oil reserves. Its current oil production capacity is around 3.6 million barrels a day, and it is no secret that, with the sanctions lifted, Iran plans to increase production up to 5 million barrels a day. This is not […]

The Nature of Product Sharing Agreements in Azerbaijan

By Fatma Babayeva This article discusses the main concepts of Azerbaijan’s Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), which regulate the legal, commercial, and fiscal relationships between the government of Azerbaijan and International Oil Companies (IOCs). It explores the reasons behind Azerbaijan’s preference of this type of contractual arrangement, the historical setup for PSA contracts within the country, […]

Mehdi Sanaei, Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Visits EUSP

by Zachary Waller, Gevorg Avetikyan Abstract: Iranian ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei visited EUSP and spoke about the long history of Russian-Iranian relations. The ambassador covered topics including the multipolar world, the different dimensions of the Russian-Iranian relationship, and, of course, sanctions – both against Iran and against Russia. After covering the topics he wanted to […]

What is Wrong with Russian Gas?

By Glenda Pavon-Suriel Photo by Jerry D. Mathes II In the September, 2015 Foreign Affairs article “Europe’s Low Energy: The Promise and Perils of the Energy Union”, Petr Polak argues that the primary aim of the European Commission’s Energy Union is to ensure European gas supplies while avoiding supplies by the Russian gas exporter Gazprom. […]

Venezuela: From Oil-Rich to Desperate

By Michael Roh When it rains it pours. In Venezuela’s case, when it doesn’t rain, the country with over 60% of its domestic electricity produced by hydropower, inevitably suffers. But the country that once experienced great fortune with its oil riches has already been suffering. With or without the rain, poor economic policy, along with […]

The Nord Stream Conspiracy: Europe’s Uncritical Condemnation of Gazprom’s Export Strategy

By John Collins Within the context of the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West, the unceasing debate over the malfeasance of Gazprom business practices rages on. And forgive the author if the tenor of this op-ed is bombastic, vitriolic, and argumentative, but that is exactly the tone taken by European commentators as they ridicule […]

After Doha: What’s Next?

by Zachary Waller Photo: Jerry Mathes II Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak got some attention in February when he said Russia was prepared to join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in a Saudi-proposed deal to cut oil production five percent. Those remarks proved to be relatively foresightful, as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and […]

India’s Supply Dilemmas: IPI, MEIDP, TAPI

by Pierre Jouvellier National energy mixes for many countries in the world are currently changing from coal to natural gas. It is not surprising to see new emerging markets like India, China and South Africa for natural gas. Indeed, even if coal remains the less expensive fossil fuel for electricity generation, countries are more attracted by […]

Louis Skyner’s series of seminars for ENERPO

by Aaron Wood ENERPO Students at EUSP engaged in a series of seminars last week, from April 11th to 14th with Louis Skyner, a senior associate at the renowned London firm of Clifford &Chance. Mr. Skyner has worked for several years in energy law, and at Clifford & Chance, he specializes in banking and finance […]

Mehdi Sanaei, Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Visits EUSP

by Zachary Waller, Gevorg Avetikyan On April 8th, Mehdi Sanaei, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, visited the European University at St. Petersburg to speak with students, faculty, and other members of the EUSP community. Mr. Sanaei covered a wide range of topics in his conversation at EUSP, but focused on […]