'Nothing can compare with the oilfields of the Middle East, which has the greatest oil reservoirs in the
world. But, having created immense wealth, oil has not brought universal happiness to the region. The history of oil is not
only about the great discoveries, but also about the transformation of people and societies, about the empires built on oil
and the anarchies it has engendered.'
Welcome to the author's website. Here you can also read about In the Heart of the Desert,search inside the book and buy a copy. We have details of his other publications: Black Gold and Frankincense, a book of photographs of southern Arabia; Buraimi, a new book about the Buraimi Dispute; The Third River, a book about the Iraq Petroleum Company; and The Petroleum Gulf, about the discovery and development of offshore oil in the UAE. The author has written a number of
articles about oil exploration and development in the Middle East, which can be accessed here.