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# Middle East

• The authors write that simple changes in drillstring design can lead to huge savings in a climate that demands continual reductions in well-delivery time and well costs.
• The authors of this paper describe a project that integrates carbonate stratigraphic forward models of outcropping formations and reservoir-modeling work flows.
• An emissions-reduction study conducted for a Middle East operator identified potential annual savings of $10 million–$15 million, a 20% decrease in total Scope 1 CO2eq emissions, and 10 MW of energy reduction and delivered more than 100 recommendations for both technical and internal framework improvements.
• Tanker transit statistics via the Suez Canal broke historic records in April as Europe sought to import more crude oil and LNG from the Arab Gulf to replace traditional supplies from Russia.
• The paper assesses the feasibility of using a genetic-algorithm technique to optimize allocation of continuous gas lift injection rate in a network system of a Middle Eastern oil field.