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Andrew Butter started off in construction in UAE and Saudi Arabia; after the invasion of Kuwait opened Dryland Consultants in partnership with an economist doing primary and secondary research and building econometric models, clients included Bechtel, Unilever, BP, Honda, Emirates Airlines, ... more

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Shale Oil Splutters: Brent On Track For $70 Target $100 In 2020
There is a sense of triumphalism in the tag-line, “U.S.A. is now a net oil exporter”. Reminiscent of “Mission Accomplished”; first it’s not true, second; what’s hiding in the wings is sinister.
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What The Oil Short-Sellers And OPEC Don’t Know About Peak Shale
Javier Blas of Bloomberg News wrote of a new “Shale Boom” that could...create “OPEC’s Worst Nightmare”. That sentiment reflects a broad consensus of opinion that has driven oil prices down 30% in two months.
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Trump’s Iran-Decision Did-not And Won’t Affect Oil Prices
By some reports, President Trump’s Iran-decision caused oil prices to “jump 3%”. Actually that was intra-day.
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Last Remaining Copy Of Stolen-Data Is Worth $100 Billion To Russia. Could Facebook Be Shut Down?
Facebook currently estimates of 87-Million accounts were hacked. That’s an “estimate”, because they don’t know.
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The Shale-War Is Over?
$60 Brent by Christmas is highly probable: Next $85?
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Brent To $85 By Christmas?
The Black Swan spotter, which saw the oil crash coming, now says the “Invisible Hand” will push Brent to $85 before the end of the year.
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FB Facebook Inc
FXE Euro Currency Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HERO Hercules Offshore Inc.
HOT Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
MCO Moody's Corporation
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TM Toyota Motor Corporation
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Tourism Strategy Consulting
ABMC
January 2013 - Present (7 years)
Recently completed a study for Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority included recommendations on market positioning and top-line development strategies.
Project Manager
GPMC
March 2012 - Present (7 years 10 months)
Project managing elements of Basic Design of float-over, float-off/on and launch barges; and Self-Elevating Service Vessels classed under ABS, LR and B-V Rules, analysis for load/float on/off and transportation, launch and installation analysis for jackets topsides and other cargo, line management as designated Single Point of Contact of critical operations for above including planning, scheduling, preparing method statements, risk analysis, oversight of H.S.E. and monitoring progress.
Writer
Seeking Alpha
September 2008 - Present (11 years 4 months)
I write about market disequilibrium and valuation in the context of US, UK, Hong Kong and Dubai property prices, tourism and hotel markets, oil prices, bonds the US stockmarket and gold.
Partner
ABMC
July 1999 - Present (20 years 8 months)
Professional license company registered in Dubai since 1999. Registered activities are Engineering, Management Consulting and Marketing Consulting.

Education

Cambridge University
M.A., Bio-Resource Engineeriing
1972 / 1975
Animal Nutrition, Statistics and Experimental Design, Irrigation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Entomology, Animal Production, Marketing, Economics
Leeds Art College
Diploma, Fine Art
1971 / 1972
Primarily Conceptual

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