Technology Strategy Benchmarking in Upstream Oil Sector, Case Study: Saudi Arabia and Japan



The specific conditions of the upstream sector of petroleum industry, some of which is type of reservoirs of  Iran (that they are of fractured carbonate reservoir),rapid reduction of production, and also the unfair pressure of other countries, such as imposing sanction programsagainstthis important industry, has  madethistechnology and its priorities more crucial.In this way, Benchmarking is one of the well-known and  important tasks, by which we can get a good view of where and how world is advancingthrough the petroleum  industry. In this paper, we will introducetechnology priorities and technology strategies of two important  countries,Saudi Arabia and Japan, and we will explain what we should learn from these case studies.