If the leaders at the UAE Government Summit were any indication, governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council have already begun preparing for a future without oil. Increased demand for clean energy and sustainable developments have paired well with other efforts to diversify regional economies. As these initiatives take off, the question remains: How much oil do these nations really have left? The answer: Enough to meet energy demands in the short term, but new technologies and new practices will be needed to keep fuel flowing.

Want to learn how NOCs are getting more from oil reserves? Read our coverage of metering pumps powering new fields in the Arabian Gulf.