Effective Hydrocarbon Management: Lessons from the South
This book is the result of the first successful High-level Meetings on Oil and Gas Management held in Doha, Qatar in 2007, where participants unanimously agreed that a lack of capacity was the major challenge to the sustainable development of their emerging hydrocarbon sectors. Participants at the Meeting benefited from an open dialogue on various oil and gas issues, including good governance models, environment and climate issues as well as regulatory and policy issues. Following the 2007 Doha Meeting, this book was published in May 2009 as a compilation of the papers and presentations given at the Meeting. It serves as referencel for all persons in the oil and gas industry, particularly those of emerging oil- and gas-producing countries of the South.
This volume is a tool to enable effective management of oil and gas resources; an important component in helping achieve Millennium Development Goals, reducing poverty, promoting sustainable economic growth, encouraging democratic governance as well as mitigating the risks of civil conflict and fostering sound environmental management.