Category Archives: Energy Security

Iran Bushehr Shipyard Update

An update for Iran’s southern shipyards couldn’t come at a better time. Last week, Iran unveiled the “Shahid Nazeri”, a high-speed catamaran helicopter carrier (video below). Space photography available in Google Earth (28°58’33,96″N 50°51’22,68″E) shows the first signs of the … Continue reading

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Iran ISOICO Imagery Update

The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In December, the extension on the yard’s smaller syncrolift appeared complete with new winches and an extended platform visible in imagery. Workers in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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The Iranian-built Sorocaima Reflagged

Previously, I covered Iran’s construction of the Sorocaima for Venezuela’s PDVSA in what was supposed to be a four tanker deal. Despite Iranian news stories to the contrary, the vessel was never delivered, largely due to Venezuela’s mismanagement of the economy. It also seems … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for offiziere.ch and has been published in … Continue reading

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Oil Will Be Expensive Again – The Future Of Oil Prices And How We Risk To Get It Wrong Again

by Prof. Dr. Jörn Richert, Assistant Professor for Energy Governance at the Institute of Political Science at the University of St. Gallen. This article was published first on Richert’s blog “Future and Politics“. Many people comment on low oil prices … Continue reading

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Energy Security: 10+1 Principles

by Patrick Truffer. Patrick Truffer graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freien Universität Berlin. In Switzerland, … Continue reading

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Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 tankers to replace its fleet by the end of 2012. PDVSA’s objective was to transport 40% of the company’s production with its own fleet and ultimately reorient … Continue reading

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The Future of Shale Gas III – The Case of Turkey as Transit Country

Prof. Dr. Jörn Richert, Assistant Professor for Energy Governance at the Institute of Political Science at the University of St. Gallen. This article was published first on Richert’s blog “Future and Politics“. In two previous posts (part I and part … Continue reading

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Energierevolution aus der Wüste

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Eine Initiative von vornehmlich deutschen Unternehmen will die Strombranche revolutionieren. Der Name:Desertec – das Ziel: die Einspeisung von “Wüstenstrom” aus Nordafrika und dem Nahen … Continue reading

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The Future of Shale Gas II – Will Russia Collapse?

Prof. Dr. Jörn Richert, Assistant Professor for Energy Governance at the Institute of Political Science at the University of St. Gallen. This article was published first on Richert’s blog “Future and Politics“. In this second post on the future of … Continue reading

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