Halliburton MENA SVP: Bringing the shale revolution to the Middle East
Ahmed Kenawi, senior vice president of the Middle East and North Africa for Halliburton, on the company’s plans to bring the shale revolution to the Middle East and the technology that will make that happen.
Oilfield services company Halliburton had a central role in the shale boom that revolutionised US production and marked a shift in the global energy landscape. It plans to replicate its success in North America in shale plays across Argentina, Canada, Mexico, China and Poland, among other countries. With a regional headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, Halliburton is within arm’s reach of the Middle East’s untapped unconventional resources—the Society of Petroleum Engineers estimates that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region holds 2,547tn cubic feet (tcf) of shale gas. North America, which has the most shale gas of any region, holds 3,840 tcf.