Oil in Somalia: Adding fuel to the fire?

As the latest ‘frontier region’ of hydrocarbon exploration and production in East Africa, Somalia remains not only one of the most promising, but also most challenging potential oil exporting countries. Apart from numerous technical obstacles, including scant infrastructure for transport and processing, Somalia boasts a host of challenges, including political volatility, institutional fragility, physical insecurity, and ambiguous property rights.

In a new report on Somalia’s oil potential, Dr. Dominik Balthasar, a development policy fellow with HIPS, examine the likelihood that the quest for oil will catalyse an already tense political situation and enhance chances for renewed conflict.

Click here to read the full report (PDF, 2.8MB)

 


 

Iyadoo ah furinta hore ee sahminta shidaalka Geeska Africa, Soomaaliya waa dal leh ifafaalo wanaagsan xagga tamarta, isla markaasna waa dal ay caqabado badan oo xagga sahanka shidaalka ah haystaan. Marka laga soo tago caqabado xagga farsamada, kaabayaasha iyo gaadiidka ah, Soomaaliya waxaa ku dahaaran culeysyo kale oo fara badan oo ay kamid yihiin siyaasad dheellineysa, hey’ado aad u nugul, ammaan darro iyo mugdi baahsan oo ku saabsan xuquuqda lahaanshaha hantida.

Daraasad cusub oo ku saabsan shidaalka Soomaaliya ayuu Dr. Dominik Balthasar, oo ah khabiir arrimaha horumarinta oo Machadka Heritage ka tirsan wuxuu uu kuur galayaa sida laga yaabo in baadi-goobka shidaalku uu sii hurin karo xiisadaha
siyaasadeed ee kacsan, iyo sida uu u kordhin karo fursadaha colaad soo rogaal celisa.

Halkan akhriso qoraalka oo dhan (PDF, 2.8MB)

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5 Comments

  1. Posted June 2014 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Waa qoraal professional ah hadana cilmiyeysan, runtii xogta uu qoraalka noo soo gudbinayo waxey na tuseysaa iney tahayw mid ku timi cilmi baaris dhab ah oo la sameeyey, waxaase aad ii soo jiitay, farsamada turjumida qoraalkan iyo af-soomaaliga lagu qoray oo ah mid tayo sare leh. Waxaan ahay nin aad wax u akhriya, ma arag waayadan dad sidaa professional-ka ah af-soomaaliga wax ugu qora.

    Best
    SAID ABDI HIRSI

  2. Posted June 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Oil drilling in somalia today is a political suicide:

    Attempts to carve up oil blocks before the Somali government even controls the whole national territory are undermining efforts to bring peace and stability to a state that has been shattered by 30 years of war and terrorism. The race to lay claim to resources risks triggering wider conflicts between clans.

    The danger is that the race for oil will feed a destabilizing rivalry between the regions of Somalia – most of them is influenced by their own region administrations.

    I think the situation in Somalia as a whole remains “very, very fragile”. It needs to be approached in a political way with a carefull skills. Resources should not be used as a pretext for new conflict.

    Faisal Ali-Gas
    Isha Development Committee
    http://www.isha.no
    Norway

  3. Abdulqadir siraad
    Posted June 2014 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Since 1990 Somali people went through a lot of events which had a bad impact on our country, such as civil wars and attacks made by warlords . None of these issues were ubeneficial to the Somali people and the issue of oil will be the same unless Somalia has strong central government.

  4. mohamed
    Posted June 2014 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    this is pretty good information, as a somali petroleum engineer, i think this could be another fuel on the flame if we don’t think properly

  5. Posted June 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Soojeedin.

    Maqalka iyo jiritaanka Mac’hadka HERITAGE waxaa laga yaabaa in uu ku kooban yahay, malaheyga, dadka dhegeysta. Idaacadah ama akhriya bogagga Soomaalida, lagana yaabe in lagu soo bandhigay, amaba laga maqley qeybo kale oo aan aheyn Soomaali. Hayeeshee ay suuragal noqotay iney dhacdo qeybo badan oo aan weli maqal ama arag, ay jiraan

    Tusaale: Aniga waxaan ka ogaaday saaxiib iiga dhawaaday helitaanka xogaha iyo cilmi baarisyada laga sameeyo Soomaalida, isla markaana ii soo diray link-kiga qoraalkan. Sidey doontaba ha ahaatee, miyeysan idin la noqon, in la qabto kulano badan oo lagu raadsho in Mac’hadku ku helo “indorsement” oo lagu daray “find raising”.

    Ma hubo in talooyinkaasi hore loo sameeye amaba lagu talo jiro. Haddiise ay dhacday, waxaan bixinayaa raali gelin. Fikradan lagu sameeyey, sida hey’adaan oo kale waa arin aanan sahlaneyn, qiimaheeduna aad u sareeyo. Hadaladii saaxiib kii qoraalkan i tusay igu yiri waxaa ka mid ahaa, “weli ma arag qof ama koox Soomaali ah oo howl isku mashquulay qabashadeeda, si uu u gutana isku weegaaray dad ilbaxa, aqoon leh isugu jira cilmi baarayayaal shisheeye iyo kuwo Soomaaliyeed, si uu wax sugan u soo saaro.

    F.G. Faaladeyda uma sameyn aad qadarin ama xoolo ku heshid.

    Best
    SAID

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