'Big challenges' in Middle East shale gas quest
While many Gulf states are oil rich, natural gas is in shorter supply.
Countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia want to find and exploit shale gas reserves - inspired by a shale revolution in the US.
But is there enough enthusiasm to see it through and is there adequate water to make the already-controversial fracking process viable?
Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy, spoke to Middle East Business Report.
He explained that a number of "big challenges" would have to be overcome in order to harvest shale gas in the Middle East.