Opportunities in the Gulf oil & gas sector

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprises six countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These countries experienced high economic growth in recent decades due largely to wealth generated from abundant hydrocarbon reserves. This growth has also been accompanied by a globally unparalleled rise in urbanisation, infrastructure development and overall socio-economic conditions. The region’s population grew six-fold since 1970, with migrant workers from Asian and other Middle East and North African countries as key contributors.