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A hybrid Delphi-SWOT paradigm for oil and gas pipeline strategic planning in Caspian Sea basin

Tavana, Madjid and Pirdashti, Mohsen and Kennedy, Dennis.T. and Belaud, Jean-Pierre and Behzadian, Majid A hybrid Delphi-SWOT paradigm for oil and gas pipeline strategic planning in Caspian Sea basin. (2012) Energy Policy, vol. 40 . pp. 345-360. ISSN 0301-4215

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.10.020

Abstract

The Caspian Sea basin holds large quantities of both oil and natural gas that could help meet the increasing global demand for energy resources. Consequently, the oil and gas potential of the region has attracted the attention of the international oil and gas industry. The key to realizing the energy producing potential of the region is the development of transnational export routes to take oil and gas from the landlocked Caspian Sea basin to world markets. The evaluation and selection of alternative transnational export routes is a complex multi-criteria problem with conflicting objectives. The decision makers (DMs) are required to consider a vast amount of information concerning internal strengths and weaknesses of the alternative routes as well as external opportunities and threats to them. This paper presents a hybrid model that combines strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis with the Delphi method

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.10.020
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > La Salle University (USA)
Other partners > Shomal University (IRAN)
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Deposited By: Vincent GERBAUD

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