Project complexity presenting new challenges

Shell's VP of exploration and production reveals the latest challenges

Raoul Restucci executive vice president ? Shell Exploration & Production
Raoul Restucci executive vice president ? Shell Exploration & Production

The increasing complexity of developments across the Middle East region is creating new challenges for oil and gas companies, Shell’s exploration and production executive vice president has revealed.

Speaking exclusively to ArabianOilandGas.com, Raoul Restucci said: “The challenges are the increasing complexity of developments across the region, whether it’s going into sour gas ongoing into complex processing.”

Restucci added that another challenge in the industry is continuing to attract and retain the best people in order to maintain the skills set of the company.

Restucci also revealed one of the company’s main goals is to ensure its regional firms are as genuinely local as possible.

“We have been here over 100 years – our success is turning our local joint ventures into local companies so Shell Oman is an Omani company, the same as Shell Syria is a Syrian company. So the challenge is to continue to attract and develop local entities which are seen as that, but can also leverage global expertise,” he concluded.

The full interview with Raoul Restucci will appear in the December issue of Oil and Gas Middle East magazine.

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