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  • Process Safety Management in the Oil, Gas Sector
    Advertorial

    Process Safety Management in the Oil, Gas Sector

    Monday, 21st September 2020

    Just weeks before COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic, in February 2020, Methanex Egypt and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the presence of H.E. Eng. Tarek El-Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, enabling collaboration between the company and the ministry to embed the culture of Process Safety Management (PSM) within the Egyptian oil, gas and petrochemicals sector, in alignment with the ministry’s Modernization Program.

  • Spoolable Composite Flexpipe
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    Spoolable Composite Flexpipe

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    For the first time in Egypt, Shawcor introduces the spoolable composite Flexpipe, which is specifically designed to withstand high pressure and corrosion. The Flexpipe models come with over 40,000 kilometers of pipe and 150,000 fittings that have been installed worldwide since 2003. Through utilizing composite production systems (CPS), the spoolable composite Flexpipe is corrosion-resistant, cost-effective, and an improved alternative to steel pipes.

  • Port of Beirut Incident: Can It Take A Century to Learn from Mistakes?
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    Port of Beirut Incident: Can It Take A Century to Learn from Mistakes?

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    On August 4, a major fire broke out in a Port of Beirut warehouse and spread to 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate. In the past, many incidents have occurred with ammonium nitrate: quite a few of them with disastrous consequences, often developing in a similar pattern to what we saw in Beirut. How could this happen? Was it an unlucky chain of events, or the result of a deliberate malicious act? Can we consider this as an incidental ‘freak’ accident?

  • West Bakr’s Opting for Spoolable Composite Pipe: An Interview with Ehab Ragaee, Chairman and Managing Director, Petrodara and West Bakr Companies
    Interview

    West Bakr’s Opting for Spoolable Composite Pipe: An Interview with Ehab Ragaee, Chairman and Managing Director, Petrodara and West Bakr Companies

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    The project led to reducing the number of spills of the carbon steel corroded flowlines, in addition to saving the operating cost of the corrosion inhibitor, frequent lines inspection, and repair. The total length of installed pipes was 26,000 meters as a first phase.

  • A Reliable Partner in Egypt: Interview With Dawn Summers, Wintershall Dea’s New COO
    Interview

    A Reliable Partner in Egypt: Interview With Dawn Summers, Wintershall Dea’s New COO

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    In June 2020, Wintershall Dea gained a new Chief Operating Officer, Dawn Summers. Among her responsibilities, Dawn oversees the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses. Dawn’s 25-year career in the industry spans 20 years at BP as well as Genel Energy, Origin Energy and Beach Energy. She talked with Egypt Oil and Gas about priorities and challenges in her new role.

  • Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk
    Legal Opinion

    Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    A very tremendous discussion was held over a webinar on July 21 that brought on board diverse experts from the oil and gas industry, which we call the Energy Hub.
    The discussion was moderated by the Managing Partner of Links & Gains Law Firm, Mohamed Agamy, who shot several questions that covered most of the challenges, opportunities and the transformation activities in the energy sector.

  • The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry
    Legal Opinion

    The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Have you ever imagined the volume of data that had been acquired in the Egyptian oil and gas fields over the last century? The growing technologies in upstream, midstream and downstream are accumulating massive datasets in the oil and gas industry every day. This poses a great challenge of the high technology and security required to manage and store these data.

  • Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization
    Legal Opinion

    Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    It is well known that the petroleum industry at first was somewhat indifferent about the environmental impact of the exploration and production processes. As a result of this neglect, there have recently been some incidents related to petroleum activities that have led to great damage in the surrounding environment. Thus, petroleum industry leaders have begun to pay great attention to the environmental impact of petroleum activities.

  • Lessons from A Time of Crisis: Adaptability, Digitalisation and Team-Culture
    Interview

    Lessons from A Time of Crisis: Adaptability, Digitalisation and Team-Culture

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    Sameh Sabry, Senior Vice President - Managing Director Wintershall Dea Egypt, shares the lessons learnt from the unprecedented times of COVID-19, dwelling on his experiences from his everyday life, from adaptability and digitalisation to team-culture.

  • EUG: Leveraging digitalization to unlock Egypt’s Basins Potential
    Industry Insights

    EUG: Leveraging digitalization to unlock Egypt’s Basins Potential

    Wednesday, 8th July 2020

    For the past four years, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has been reaping the fruits of the ambitious modernization project that was launched in 2016. Under the leadership of H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, this unique overhaul transformation project was designed to unlock the petroleum sector’s potential to further increase its contribution in Egypt’s economic growth.

  • A New Oil & Gas Order in The Making?
    Politics

    A New Oil & Gas Order in The Making?

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    With the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented price war, 2020 should go down in history as a defining moment for the oil and gas industry.

  • Trustworthy Digital Twins Power A More Efficient Future
    Advertorial

    Trustworthy Digital Twins Power A More Efficient Future

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Establishing trust will be key to the adoption of digital twins. Companies will only be able to extract maximum value from a digital twin if they are assured that it will function as specified. It is vital that companies in this space use a structured, systematic approach to ensure performance matches expectations, including setting clear goals and managing working processes. That is why TechnipFMC and DNV GL are developing the oil and gas industry’s first methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology.

  • Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions
    Legal Opinion

    Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Our monthly legal article by our legal advisor, Links & Gains, a prominent specialized law firm situated in Egypt, leading in providing legal solutions and beyond.

  • Retaining Gold’s Value Proposition: An Interview with Marks Lisnanskis, Chairman of SMW Gold Holdco
    Interview

    Retaining Gold’s Value Proposition: An Interview with Marks Lisnanskis, Chairman of SMW Gold Holdco

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    We first came to Egypt in 2006 to discuss with El Mex Salines the possibility of using their brine for production of magnesium in Egypt. However, nearest deposit of magnesite ore was approximately 1,000 km away, so we had ultimately decided to put that project on hold due to poor economic feasibility.

  • A Paradigm Shift in Egyptian Mining: An Interview with Ossama El Maghraby, Resolute Egypt Pty Ltd Director
    Interview

    A Paradigm Shift in Egyptian Mining: An Interview with Ossama El Maghraby, Resolute Egypt Pty Ltd Director

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    The ANS is usually labeled as the last unexplored frontier which it truly is. It has all the right signs and definitely has a few world-class mines, but its full potential hasnot been realized yet, but what everybody needs to understand about gold mining is that securing an exploration license doesnot mean it must turn into a gold mine.

  • EGYPS 2020 Features Egypt’s Unbridled Successes
    EGYPS 2020

    EGYPS 2020 Features Egypt’s Unbridled Successes

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opened the fourth edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) on February 11. The three-day event was inaugurated under the high patronage of the Egyptian president at Egypt’s Al Manara International Exhibition Center, under the theme, ‘North Africa and the Mediterranean: Delivering the Energy Needs of Tomorrow’.

  • Strategic Conference Delves into Oil and Gas Policies
    EGYPS 2020

    Strategic Conference Delves into Oil and Gas Policies

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) Strategic Conference convened industry leaders from top energy-producing countries to deliberate the transformation of the global energy market to stay abreast of international megatrends across the oil and gas domain.

  • EGYPS 2020 Technical Conference Addresses Managing Risks, Increasing Production
    EGYPS 2020

    EGYPS 2020 Technical Conference Addresses Managing Risks, Increasing Production

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    The fourth edition of the EGYPS 2020 was a chance for oil and gas industry leaders to cast the light over the challenges and prospects of the industry.
    However, for the industry technical experts, EGYPS technical conference was a chance to unfold a trove of new ideas and aspirations. Over the conference days, the 36 technical conference sessions were full house, where 144 renowned international technical experts delivered presentations covering 15 technical categories to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.

  • Finance and Investment Sessions EGYPS 2020 Highlights Key Financial Edges of Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector
    EGYPS 2020

    Finance and Investment Sessions EGYPS 2020 Highlights Key Financial Edges of Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    In the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) Finance and Investment Summit, which was convened on the third and the last day of the show, February 13, four significant panel discussions gave insights into the financial side of oil and gas sector, motivating new investments, as well as shedding light on the government efforts to attract more foreign investments.

  • A Benchmark for Excellence: Women in Energy
    EGYPS 2020

    A Benchmark for Excellence: Women in Energy

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    Women involvement in oil and gas sector was the subject of a very rich debate by prominent global energy leaders and stakeholders, whogathered in five panels on the third day of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) to address the challenges the industry faces in achieving gender parity and inclusion. Creating a long-term forecast, strategy, and action plan to foster a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive industry of the future were targets of several renowned experts who took part in the debates.

  • HSE in Energy: Highlighting the Sector’s Breakthroughs
    EGYPS 2020

    HSE in Energy: Highlighting the Sector’s Breakthroughs

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    Health, safety, and environment (HSE) was one of the hot topics during EGYPS 2020), where an HSE conference addressed some of the most significant issues related to promoting HSE culture among employees in the oil and gas sector. This was delivered through three panel discussions, a rapid-fire session, and concluded by an HSE Excellence in Energy Awards Ceremony.

  • HSE Excellence in Energy Awards: Best Projects, Leaders of The Year
    EGYPS 2020

    HSE Excellence in Energy Awards: Best Projects, Leaders of The Year

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    The HSE Conference, which was held in the framework of Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020), concluded by delivering the HSE Excellence in Energy Awards. The HSE Excellence awards were divided into four categories, addressing the oil and gas sector’s successful projects and leaders that aim at creating a better and safer future.

  • Women in Energy Awards: Female Leaders Take the Spotlight
    EGYPS 2020

    Women in Energy Awards: Female Leaders Take the Spotlight

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    The third day of the EGYPS 2020 was wrapped up by a gesture in recognition of the exceptional female leaders in the oil and gas sector. The Women in Energy Awards acknowledged these leaders’ achievements and contributions, in addition to the energy companies championing diversity within the workplace.

  • EGYPS 2020: The Perfect Platform for Enhancing Cooperation
    EGYPS 2020

    EGYPS 2020: The Perfect Platform for Enhancing Cooperation

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) has once again continued to establish itself as a perfect venue for enhancing cooperation among the oil and gas sector’s companies. The three-day event witnessed a myriad of agreements signed by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, international oil companies (IOCs) as well as national oil companies (NOCs). The aspects of these agreements included, but were not limited to, developing the sector’s human resources, boosting production, and utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

  • Ambitious ENAP Business Plan: An Interview with ENAP’s CEO, Andrés Roccatagliata Orsini
    Interview

    Ambitious ENAP Business Plan: An Interview with ENAP’s CEO, Andrés Roccatagliata Orsini

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    ENAP has a business plan aimed at guaranteeing sustainability and financial viability of operations in Chile and abroad which has had an enormous impact on costs and expense containment as well as more efficiency and productivity in each business line. An Interview with ENAP’s CEO, Andrés Roccatagliata Orsini casts light over Ambitious ENAP Business Plan.

  • The Ministry’s Roadmap to Generate Future Leaders
    Overview

    The Ministry’s Roadmap to Generate Future Leaders

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    Thanks to the vision of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Eng. Tarek El Molla, the Egyptian oil and gas sector has begun its journey towards developing the sector for a brighter future. This was achievable through the Modernization Project, which stemmed from the ministry’s belief in creating motivated, talented, and well-developed young professionals to succeed in this journey and accomplish its future ambitions. The Modernization Project specified a whole pillar, the Human Resources (HR) Management, for this aim.

  • The Middle Management Program: Rebuilding Egypt’s Human Calibers
    Overview

    The Middle Management Program: Rebuilding Egypt’s Human Calibers

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    In accord with Egypt Vision 2030; the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources under the patronage of Minister Eng. Tarek El Molla, has been revamping the oil and gas sector by an efficient, sustainable and modern strategy; also known as the Modernization Project.

  • Modernizing Human Resources:  A Propelling Potential
    Overview

    Modernizing Human Resources: A Propelling Potential

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) has succeeded in achieving a chain of unprecedented milestones through the Modernization Project. The project was launched at the end of 2016, aiming at modernizing the Egyptian oil and gas sector. The implementation of such an inclusive strategy plays a vital role in boosting the country’s economic growth, in addition to transforming Egypt into a regional energy hub.

  • Development Programs: An Efficient Future for Human Resources
    Overview

    Development Programs: An Efficient Future for Human Resources

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    Egypt has embarked on a development plan in collaboration with international oil companies (IOCs), as human resources (HR) training programs play a key role in Egyptian oil and gas companies. These trainings are a catalyst to attracting valuable talents, developing their technical know-how, and qualifying them to take on leadership positions in the future.

  • HSE Completes the Modernization Project’s Picture
    Overview

    HSE Completes the Modernization Project’s Picture

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    Under the umbrella of the Modernization Project, health, safety and environment (HSE) comes as a top priority to secure the industry’s work environment. This stems from the belief that the oil and gas industry’s success is based on lowering its risks. Thus, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) has endeavored to ensure safety on both levels; the employees’ safety and the occupational safety.

  • Meeting the Minds Behind the Middle Management Program
    Collective Interview

    Meeting the Minds Behind the Middle Management Program

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    When it comes to the human resources in the oil and gas sector, the Middle Management Program is all the rage. The efforts done under the directives of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, and the Modernization Project to cultivate the sector’s employees should not go unnoticed. Such efforts require a shrewd business acumen; thus, Egypt Oil & Gas was keen to interview the masterminds behind the Middle Management Program.

  • IOCS, Ministry of Petroleum Cooperate in Visualizing Middle Management Program
    Collective Interview

    IOCS, Ministry of Petroleum Cooperate in Visualizing Middle Management Program

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    International Oil Companies (IOCs) have shown great interest in cooperation with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in accomplishing the Middle Management Program’s targets. They were also very interested in translating their enthusiasm into programs, trainings, and workshops to help the oil and gas workforce promote the sector’s achievements.

  • The Middle Management Program Introduces the Leaders of Tomorrow
    Collective Interview

    The Middle Management Program Introduces the Leaders of Tomorrow

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    Enabling calibers to reach their full potential has always been on the top of Egypt’s agenda. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, led by the Minister Eng. Tarek El Molla, aims to bring its calibers at the forefront of the oil and gas sector, with the minister’s Modernization Project continuously developing the sector’s human resources (HR). One of the programs embedded within the Modernization Project is the Middle Management Program; which focuses on empowering young calibers in the sector. Egypt Oil & Gas has had the honor to interview eight outstanding calibers who have been a part of the Middle Management Program.

  • The Libyan Petroleum Sector Entering A New Political Age
    Politics

    The Libyan Petroleum Sector Entering A New Political Age

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    Since the 17th February Revolution in 2011 – which saw Muammar Gaddafi’s old regime being ousted –the Libyan oil and gas sector has been disrupted. Although in August 2011 the petroleum production started to recover quickly, this recovery did not last long due to the conflicts between local armed groups led by either Marshal Khalifa Haftar or Fayez Al- Serraj. Subsequently, oil production and exports were disabled for a while. Workers started striking in July 2013, ceasing the Gulf of Sirte oil terminals.

  • Expanding the Oil, Gas Landscape: An Interview with Ahmed Shalash, Vice President at Drexel
    Interview

    Expanding the Oil, Gas Landscape: An Interview with Ahmed Shalash, Vice President at Drexel

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    A growth strategy usually starts by identifying and accessing opportunities within the market. Egypt currently has one of the highest potentials in the Middle East. Our growth strategy is based on how Drexel is evolving to meet today’s challenges as well as the challenges of tomorrow. Thus, we ensure to keep working towards goals that go beyond what is happening in the market today. We keep our shareholders focused and aligned to make decisions not only for today but for an emerging market in the future. This growth strategy is being carried out by continuous coordination among a cross-functional group of stakeholders in the Egyptian market. Drexel has been building partnerships with Egyptian customers and delivering a distinctive and integrated customer experience for more than 30 years.

  • Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS
    Legal Opinion

    Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    As one of the leading countries in the Mediterranean as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Egypt is becoming a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. Egypt is renowned for having world-class importing facilities as it is on its way to gain its position as an LNG exporting hub. Egypt has two LNG plants that include three trains; with a combined capacity of around 610 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year.

  • Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector is on The Right Track
    Interview

    Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector is on The Right Track

    Sunday, 19th January 2020

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has always spared no effort to develop the Egyptian oil and gas sector. Accordingly, many breakthroughs were witnessed throughout 2019, under the umbrella of the Modernization Project.
    Egypt Oil & Gas was honored to conduct an interview with H.E. the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Eng. Tarek El Molla, sharing with us the sector’s major achievements in 2019 and giving us a glimpse of his vision for 2020.

  • Experts Discuss How to Improve Brownfield Performance at EOG 3rd Upstream Technical Convention
    EOG Convention

    Experts Discuss How to Improve Brownfield Performance at EOG 3rd Upstream Technical Convention

    Sunday, 19th January 2020

    Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) and the EOG Technical Committee held the Improving Brownfields Performance Upstream Technical Convention on December 8-10,2019 at the Sky Executive Resort in Cairo. The convention took place under the patronage of H.E Eng. Tarek El Molla, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

  • Enhance Competitiveness and Business Models
    Strategic Panels

    Enhance Competitiveness and Business Models

    Sunday, 19th January 2020

    In the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, the Upstream Technical Convention’s kick-off panel saw four major experts in the oil and gas sector giving insights into enhancing competitiveness and business models in one of the sector’s puzzles, which is brownfields.

  • Enhancing Focus on Brownfields Technology
    Strategic Panels

    Enhancing Focus on Brownfields Technology

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    As the Technical Upstream Convention held various panels on brownfield efficiency, industry experts came to be a part of edifying discussions. The second panel of the first day, which was moderated by Mohamed Fouad, Managing Director of Egypt Oil & Gas, was dedicated to enhancing focus on brownfield technology.

  • Improve Production and Cost Efficiency
    Strategic Panels

    Improve Production and Cost Efficiency

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    The first strategic panel discussion on the second day of the third Technical Upstream Convention saw four oil and gas experts discussing how to improve production and achieve cost efficiency.

  • Optimizing Human Capacity
    Strategic Panels

    Optimizing Human Capacity

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    The last panel of the second day of the Upstream Technical Convention witnessed a discussion between four prominent figures of the industry discussing the steps taken by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in cooperation with international oil companies (IOCs), to maximize the efficiency of human capital.

  • Value Creation from Brownfields
    Technical Workshop

    Value Creation from Brownfields

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    The first day of the convention was concluded by a technical workshop about the technologies and new scientific tools that create material value in brownfields along with some successful case studies.

  • Brownfields Infrastructure Management
    Technical Workshop

    Brownfields Infrastructure Management

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    Proceeding with the second day’s presentations, attendees were provided with another workshop, discussing infrastructure management in brownfields.

  • HS&E Culture and Behavior
    Technical Workshop

    HS&E Culture and Behavior

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    The third workshop on the second day of the Upstream Technical Convention, entitled HS&E Culture and Behavior, offered five presentations on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).

  • EOG Upstream Convention Paves The Way for Future Leaders
    Young Professionals Day

    EOG Upstream Convention Paves The Way for Future Leaders

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    The third day of the EOG Upstream Convention, held on December 10, was dedicated for the youth under the name of Young Professionals Day.
    Kelly Bone, the CEO of Wolfpack Holdings and the organizer of the day, started the day with mentioning some success stories of young attendees.

  • Spurring A Regional Gas Hub
    Interview

    Spurring A Regional Gas Hub

    Saturday, 18th January 2020

    Egypt Oil & Gas had the opportunity to interview Hisham El-Grawany, DNV GL's Vice President and Area Manager North Africa.

  • Exploring Egypt’s Golden ERA
    Interview

    Exploring Egypt’s Golden ERA

    Tuesday, 14th January 2020

    Egypt Oil & Gas succeeded in conducting an interview with Said Riad, SAPESCO's CEO.

  • Brownfields Under Concession Agreements from A Legal View
    Legal Opinion

    Brownfields Under Concession Agreements from A Legal View

    Tuesday, 14th January 2020

    There is no doubt that Egypt has successfully become the most attractive country for oil and gas investments, where the petroleum sector initiated many recent concessions and joint ventures with big international oil and gas companies.

  • EOG HSE/CSR Subcommittees Spread HSE Culture Among Students
    HSE

    EOG HSE/CSR Subcommittees Spread HSE Culture Among Students

    Tuesday, 14th January 2020

    Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Subcommittee along with the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Subcommittee, in partnership with Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, kicked off the first HSE awareness workshop in Egypt for university students to develop their interpersonal skills.

  • The Road to Sustainability is Best Traveled Together
    Sustainability

    The Road to Sustainability is Best Traveled Together

    Monday, 9th December 2019

    Sustainability at Shell means providing cleaner energy solutions in a responsible manner – in a way that balances short- and long-term interests, and that integrates economic, environmental, and social considerations into decision-making. Shell aims to be a good neighbor wherever the company works by contributing to the Shell-being of communities. Shell works closely to manage the social impacts of their business activities, address any concerns about their operations, and enhance the benefits that Shell is able to bring.

  • An Interview with John Floren, President and CEO at Methanex Corporation
    Interview

    An Interview with John Floren, President and CEO at Methanex Corporation

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    In recognition of the vital role played by Methanex Corporation worldwide as the world’s major producer and supplier of methanol, Egypt Oil & Gas seized the opportunity of his visit to Egypt and conducted an interview with John Floren, President and CEO at Methanex Corporation.

  • Enhancing and Expanding Global Position: An Interview with Dragon Oil’s CEO, Ali Al Jarwan
    Interview

    Enhancing and Expanding Global Position: An Interview with Dragon Oil’s CEO, Ali Al Jarwan

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    Egypt Oil & Gas was honored to conduct an interview with Ali Al Jarwan, Dragon Oil CEO.

  • Discovering Kuwait Energy’s Endeavor to Optimize Brownfields: An Interview with Kamel Al-Sawi President of Kuwait Energy Egypt
    Interview

    Discovering Kuwait Energy’s Endeavor to Optimize Brownfields: An Interview with Kamel Al-Sawi President of Kuwait Energy Egypt

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    Egypt Oil & Gas spoke with Kamel Al-Sawi, the President of Kuwait Energy Egypt, to know more about the company’s latest developments, with a focus on brownfield optimization in Egypt.

  • Halliburton Contributes to Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness
    Events

    Halliburton Contributes to Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Halliburton employees around the world celebrated “Wear it Pink Day.” During that day, the employees shared photos and stories of their support in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Exploring the Best HSE Practices: An Interview with Colby Fuser, Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Subcommittee Chairman
    Interview

    Exploring the Best HSE Practices: An Interview with Colby Fuser, Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Subcommittee Chairman

    Monday, 4th November 2019

    The oil and gas industry in Egypt pays a great deal of attention to the reinforcement of HSE standards, and thus the industry is taking clear steps to solidify these standards. EOG conducted an interview with Colby Fuser, EOG HSE Subcommittee Chairman and Halliburton’s Vice President.

  • Hydrocarbon Flow Measurement
    Advertorial

    Hydrocarbon Flow Measurement

    Monday, 4th November 2019

    According to DNV GL’s most recent annual Energy Transition Outlook, the MENA region will supply the majority of the world's hydrocarbons until at least 2050. A key focus area for the industry will be to ensure safe and efficient operations for decades to come. Accurate measurement of gas, oil, and multiphase flows can have significant contribution to ensuring profitable operations. ARE YOU PREPARED?

  • The Real Story of Dana Gas in Egypt Exclusive Interview  with Dana Gas CEO, Patrick Allman-Ward
    Interview

    The Real Story of Dana Gas in Egypt Exclusive Interview with Dana Gas CEO, Patrick Allman-Ward

    Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

    For more than a decade, Dana Gas has achieved remarkable results during its journey in Egypt. Now, with the company’s management planning to focus on Iraq’s massive reserves, the fifth largest natural gas producers in Egypt are about to enter into a new stage. In an interview with Dana Gas CEO, Patrick Allman-Ward, the strategic review of Dana Gas’s assets in Egypt and the awaited sale transaction were discussed.

  • Strengthening the Egyptian-Greek Ties: An Interview with The Environment and Energy Minister of Greece, Kostis Hatzidakis
    Interview

    Strengthening the Egyptian-Greek Ties: An Interview with The Environment and Energy Minister of Greece, Kostis Hatzidakis

    Monday, 9th September 2019

    With an eye on consolidating the bilateral relationship between Egypt and Greece, especially under the umbrella of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), Egypt Oil & Gas had the opportunity to conduct an interview with the Environment and Energy Minister of Greece, Kostis Hatzidakis.

  • Egypt’s Major Role Within A Global Portfolio: Interview with Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wintershall Dea
    Interview

    Egypt’s Major Role Within A Global Portfolio: Interview with Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wintershall Dea

    Monday, 5th August 2019

    "Egypt plays an important role within our global portfolio. It has been one of the company’s core countries for decades since 1974" said Wintershall Dea Chairman and CEO Mario Mehren.

  • Maximizing Egypt’s Local Assets: Interview with Colby Fuser Halliburton Vice President, Egypt and Libya
    Interview

    Maximizing Egypt’s Local Assets: Interview with Colby Fuser Halliburton Vice President, Egypt and Libya

    Thursday, 20th June 2019

    Investing in the training of young caliber future managers, as well as mid-level managers, is crucial to ongoing success in the Egyptian petroleum sector, according to Colby Fuser, Vice President, Egypt and Libya at Halliburton.

  • Middle Management Success in The Making
    Overview

    Middle Management Success in The Making

    Thursday, 20th June 2019

    “Egypt’s Oil and Gas Modernization Project ”is vastly becoming a common phrase widely spread within the sector. It was the turning point, which allowed the sector to work on its challenges and achieve major successes witnessed during the past couple of years. Taking a closer look at this project, we can assure that everyone is working hard to achieve the project’s vision and create a huge transformation to the whole sector along its full value chain.

  • Egypt Reveals Progress in Energy Efficiency During EPEEC 2019
    Events

    Egypt Reveals Progress in Energy Efficiency During EPEEC 2019

    Monday, 13th May 2019

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources launched on April 22, with the presence of H.E. Minister of Petroleum, Eng. Tarek El-Molla, the second edition of the Egyptian Petroleum Sector Energy Efficiency Conference (EPEEC 2019) under the theme ‘From Success to Sustainability’ at the Sky Resort in New Cairo. The two-day event discussed the ministry’s energy efficiency program, the 4-B pillar of the petroleum sector’s Modernization Project.

  • Capital Project Efficiency and Performance Improvement Strategies for The Oil and Gas Industry
    IHS MARKIT

    Capital Project Efficiency and Performance Improvement Strategies for The Oil and Gas Industry

    Monday, 13th May 2019

    Oil and Gas companies operate in dynamic and complex environments, where they face constant challenges especially in terms of budget and cost overruns for capital project execution. Post the 2014 oil price dip, across energy and process industries, about 55% of capital projects were negatively affected by either scaling back projects and postponing investments, or cancelling projects altogether.

  • IPR Celebrates USEBC 40th Anniversary
    Advertorial

    IPR Celebrates USEBC 40th Anniversary

    Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

    IPR is sponsoring the yearlong activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of the US – Egypt Business Council (USEBC), led by an event featuring H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

  • How Can Satellites Reshape the Oil Industry?
    Opinion

    How Can Satellites Reshape the Oil Industry?

    Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

    With the increasing usage of oil along history, the need of monitoring its usage has also increased. The satellite industry, which is growing worldwide, could be used to prevent cases of oil smuggling and illegal trading.

  • Schlumberger Supports Egypt’s Future Talents in Cooperation with SPE
    Advertorial

    Schlumberger Supports Egypt’s Future Talents in Cooperation with SPE

    Saturday, 30th March 2019

    Last September, Schlumberger agreed with the SPE Egypt Chapter to design the “Undergraduates Field Trips” program for engineers and geoscientists who represent the future talents of the Egyptian oil and gas Industry.

  • EGYPS 2019 Witnesses Key Investment Agreements
    Events EGYPS2019

    EGYPS 2019 Witnesses Key Investment Agreements

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The third edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019), held on February 11-13 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center in Cairo, celebrated the achievements of the Egyptian oil and gas sector and enabled new partnerships in the country and the region. The Show, organized by dmg events under the high patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, is the largest oil and gas event in North Africa and the Mediterranean, and promotes Egypt’s journey towards becoming a regional energy hub.

  • Industry Leaders Discuss Oil and Gas Growth Strategies
    Events EGYPS2019

    Industry Leaders Discuss Oil and Gas Growth Strategies

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    New discoveries, investments, downstream diversification and integration, data-driven operations and digital innovations were the backdrop of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) Strategic Conference, where industry leaders met to pave the way for a stronger, more resilient oil and gas sector. With plethora of enhanced global content and announcements, the conference hosted upstream, midstream and downstream global leadership sessions, CEO strategic roundtables, and an even more regional focus on the Mediterranean and North African energy sector.

  • Technical Conference Presents Global Innovative Technologies
    Events EGYPS2019

    Technical Conference Presents Global Innovative Technologies

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    EGYPS 2019 received more than 700 abstracts from all over the world to enthrall its attendees with a series of 33 technical sessions covering 11 categories across the three days of conference. The technical sessions were delivered by over 130 experts and promoted a rich knowledge-sharing environment to all participants.

  • Security in Energy Conference: Promoting Safety as A Core Value
    Events EGYPS2019

    Security in Energy Conference: Promoting Safety as A Core Value

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The second day of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019), held on February 12, was enriched by an exclusive Safety in Energy Conference that discussed partnership as basis for employee and critical assets security; cyber-security threats in the value chain; best practices in contingency and security planning; and the future of oil and gas security in the region.

  • Epitomizing Egypt’s Finance and Investment Climate
    Events EGYPS2019

    Epitomizing Egypt’s Finance and Investment Climate

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) hosted discussions by economic and banking experts, who reviewed the country’s business climate through the Finance and Investment Lunch and the Finance and Investment Brunch Briefings. The sessions were held during the second and the third day of the Show, on February 12-13.

  • HSE in Energy Forum: Towards Optimized Sustainable Practices in Health and Safety
    Events EGYPS2019

    HSE in Energy Forum: Towards Optimized Sustainable Practices in Health and Safety

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) HSE in Energy Forum took place on the final day of the three-day Show, on February 13. It gathered industry experts and provided a platform for discussing the best practices in creating healthier, safer, and more sustainable working environments, as well as the role of smart digital solutions.

  • CEO North African and Mediterranean Roundtables Highlight Regional Projects and Energy Strategies
    Events EGYPS2019

    CEO North African and Mediterranean Roundtables Highlight Regional Projects and Energy Strategies

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) saw a number of roundtable discussions on major developments and changes in the North Africa and the Mediterranean region’s energy sector.

  • Women in Energy Conference Raises Awareness of Female Participation
    Events EGYPS2019

    Women in Energy Conference Raises Awareness of Female Participation

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) Women in Energy Conference, held on the third and last day of the Show, on February 13, promoted many important discussions on the evolving role of women in the oil and gas sector as well as the challenges they face during their careers.

  • Women in Energy Awards: Recognizing Female Calibers
    Events EGYPS2019

    Women in Energy Awards: Recognizing Female Calibers

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    The third edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) was closed on February 13 with the Women in Energy Awards, which recognized the achievements of women in the oil and gas sector and highlighted the sector’s continuous effort towards gender equality.

  • From Theory to Real Success: Achieving Process Safety Excellence Step-by-Step
    Advertorial

    From Theory to Real Success: Achieving Process Safety Excellence Step-by-Step

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    For over 150 years, DNV GL has been safeguarding life, property, and the environment around the world. In Egypt, the globally recognized advisor and assurance provider is supporting the country’s transition into a regional energy hub with the most efficient and practical methods and solutions.

  • How Machine Learning and AI Industry Initiatives Are Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry
    HSE

    How Machine Learning and AI Industry Initiatives Are Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry

    Sunday, 24th February 2019

    Oil and gas companies operate in dynamic and complex environments where they face constant challenges, especially in terms of supply and demand. They have been adopting digital technologies for years, helping to increase the recovery of fossil resources, improve production processes, reduce costs and improve safety. Currently, they are merging from the oil prices downturn leaner and more efficient.

  • NOV Expands Footprint in Egypt with New Business Unit
    Advertorial

    NOV Expands Footprint in Egypt with New Business Unit

    Friday, 1st February 2019

    National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is expanding in Egypt by introducing a new business unit within its group as a Completion and Well Construction Products provider. NOV has the knowledge and knowhow for optimizing and reducing the number of drilling days by utilizing its technology for its completion system design.

  • EOG Upstream Convention: Developing Young Professionals
    Young Professionals Day

    EOG Upstream Convention: Developing Young Professionals

    Thursday, 10th January 2019

    The EOG Upstream Operational Excellence Convention reached its third and final day on December 4. Dedicated to the youth in the oil and gas sector, the Young Professionals’ Day started with an open panel discussion on the importance of career visioning to sustain business and retain talent, and was closed with a dynamic live coaching session.

  • EOG Upstream Convention: Strategic Panels Tackle Crucial Industry Issues
    Strategic Panels

    EOG Upstream Convention: Strategic Panels Tackle Crucial Industry Issues

    Thursday, 10th January 2019

    The Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) 2nd Upstream Operational Excellence Convention witnessed a series of strategic panels which provided an opportunity for industry leaders to come together and discuss the most important topics that shape the oil and gas sector.

  • 2018: A Cornerstone for The Egyptian Oil and Gas Sector; An Interview with Petroleum Minister, H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla
    Interview

    2018: A Cornerstone for The Egyptian Oil and Gas Sector; An Interview with Petroleum Minister, H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources achieved outstanding results in oil and gas activities throughout 2018. Petroleum minister Eng. Tarek El Molla shared with Egypt Oil & Gas the sector’s achievements and their impacts to the economy and the Egyptian society.

  • Introducing Humanities into The Petroleum Engineering Curriculum at Universities
    Industry Insights

    Introducing Humanities into The Petroleum Engineering Curriculum at Universities

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    Including humanities and liberal arts studies into the engineering curriculum can produce more well-rounded engineers into the next generation. Egypt Oil and Gas spoke to a range of students, academics, and practitioners in order to know their views on the application of humanities to engineering.

  • EOG Upstream Convention: Technical Workshops Explore Unconventional Thinking for Production Enhancement
    Technical Workshop

    EOG Upstream Convention: Technical Workshops Explore Unconventional Thinking for Production Enhancement

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    The EOG 2nd Upstream Operational Excellence Convention featured four technical workshops that were run by respected players in the industry and brought important updates on unconventional production enhancement; field best practices; new technologies; asset integrity; and health, safety, security, environmental and social awareness (HSSES).

  • What Are 2019’s Key Risks and Uncertainties?
    WOODMAC

    What Are 2019’s Key Risks and Uncertainties?

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    Brent over $80 a barrel always seemed too good to last, defying the fundamentals. The sharp retreat in price may turn out to be a good thing, injecting a healthy dose of reality to the industry at just the right time.

  • Kamose Development in North Western Sinai
    Advertorial

    Kamose Development in North Western Sinai

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    After developing the Offshore North Sinai (ONS) leases – moving on from the TAO platform - NOSPCO decided to next develop the Kamose gas field, as it had proven reserves.  This offshore field is located 50 km north of Rommana, North Western Sinai, in 30 meters of water depth.

  • Iran Sanctions: Winter Demand, Limited OPEC Spare Capacity
    Overview

    Iran Sanctions: Winter Demand, Limited OPEC Spare Capacity

    Tuesday, 11th December 2018

    The oil market faces a precarious few months. The imposition of US secondary sanctions on Iranian exports on November 5 is the critical factor behind Brent’s rally to over $80 a barrel in October. There is enough supply to meet demand this winter, but the margin for error is worryingly narrow.

  • Politics, Economics, and Energy Security: How Pipeline Negotiations Play a Key Role
    Industry Insights

    Politics, Economics, and Energy Security: How Pipeline Negotiations Play a Key Role

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    How do pipeline negotiations play into global politics, economics, and energy security? Egypt Oil & Gas looks at the importance of pipelines in political relations, and how governments look to use them as a tool of foreign policy.

  • SAPESCO Chemical Solutions Challenges: Zeitco Iron Sulfide Dissolving Solution
    Advertorial

    SAPESCO Chemical Solutions Challenges: Zeitco Iron Sulfide Dissolving Solution

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Building on the legacy of one of the Middle East’s largest oilfield service providers “SAPESCO”, SAHARA Chemical Solutions – SCS has combined an in-depth understanding of the unique needs and requirements of these highly specialized industries with innovative applications to create a Comprehensive and Exclusive portfolio of chemicals for oilfield production, stimulation, water treatment and waste oil treatment.

  • Onshore iWells in Egypt: Past, Present, and  Future Insights
    Industry Insights

    Onshore iWells in Egypt: Past, Present, and Future Insights

    Sunday, 9th September 2018

    Conventional oil and gas operations are becoming just one of many different options. In today’s world of diverse technologies, the decision for each project needs more studies, comparisons, and long-term predictions. The varying parameters have changed to include the expected interventions, the duration of workover, zones’ compatibilities, the selection of monitoring systems, as well as the subsurface structures. The compartmentalization strategy has been upgraded from adjacent wells into smart wells all over the field.

  • Light Crude vs. Heavy Crude: A Continuously Narrowing Gap
    Industry Insights

    Light Crude vs. Heavy Crude: A Continuously Narrowing Gap

    Sunday, 9th September 2018

    The Western Desert contains Egypt’s largest onshore crude deposits. In recent months, much of the attention given to the Egyptian energy sector has been focused on the giant offshore gas discovery of Zohr. However, while by no means as large as Egypt’s Mediterranean gas find, the continued exploitation of the Western Desert for crude oil is a profitable endeavor for the Egyptian energy sector.

  • The Collapse of the Venezuelan Oil Industry
    Industry Insights

    The Collapse of the Venezuelan Oil Industry

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    In 2001, Venezuela was the richest country in South America, as stated by the World Economic Forum. The country’s economic position in the region was closely tied to its oil reserves, which - to this day - are the largest known reserves in the world. Under the reign of former President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan oil industry provided the capital to fuel large-scale socialist reforms. Now, five years after Chavez’s death, the economy and energy sector have collapsed, and the country is in a state of penury.

  • CEO Hanssen: DEA to Double Production in Egypt
    Events

    CEO Hanssen: DEA to Double Production in Egypt

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    The Hamburg-based DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, which is currently investing $500 million on its facilities in Egypt, has announced in July that it will double its production in the country in the coming couple of years.

  • What should the E&P sector do with a wall of cash?
    WOODMAC

    What should the E&P sector do with a wall of cash?

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    The biggest lottery prize of 2018? A contender is the windfall oil and gas companies find drops into their bank account.

  • New Oil Discoveries: Boost Western Desert Prospects
    Industry Insights

    New Oil Discoveries: Boost Western Desert Prospects

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    Egypt is both one of the major oil-producing non-OPEC countries and one of the oldest energy producers in the Middle East. According to Oxford Business Group, the country benefits from low production costs, and a relatively large volume of both onshore and offshore oil and gas fields.

  • Zohr & ANRPC: Steam Blowing Case Study
    Advertorial

    Zohr & ANRPC: Steam Blowing Case Study

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    SAPESCO’s long-term experience in executing pre-commissioning services for process facilities has created confidence for its clients to execute challenging operations. SAPESCO has introduced steam blowing operations as a new service to the oilfield industry in Egypt, most notably at Petrobel/Al Gamil’s Zohr operations, and Alexandria National Refining & Petrochemicals Company’s (ANRPC) field at Wadi Al Qamar.

  • Quantum Computing, Technology of the Future
    Industry Insights

    Quantum Computing, Technology of the Future

    Tuesday, 10th July 2018

    Quantum computing, an emerging technology, has the potential to bring massive changes to many industries, including the oil and gas sector, in the near future, as researchers expect.

  • Big Data Analysis for Oil & Gas Operational Gains
    Industry Insights

    Big Data Analysis for Oil & Gas Operational Gains

    Tuesday, 10th July 2018

    In 2006, Clive Humby, then the architect of a supermarket loyalty scheme, expressed the now-popular belief that “data is the new oil”. He was talking about the potential value in using the massive amounts of customer data generated by the Tesco Clubcard system, but the axiom rings just as true for the oil and gas industry.

  • Towards an Atomic Era? Nuclear Power in the MENA Region
    Overview

    Towards an Atomic Era? Nuclear Power in the MENA Region

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    Nuclear power generation has fallen out of favor across much of the world. It has declined 7% since 2006, and its share of energy mix has been decreasing steadily alongside an increase in the use of fossil fuels. There are several reasons for this.

  • DEA EGYPT WINS EGYPT OIL & GAS RAMADAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT
    Events

    DEA EGYPT WINS EGYPT OIL & GAS RAMADAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    The 12th edition of the Egypt Oil & Gas Ramadan Petroleum Soccer Tournament kicked off on May 27 with the participation of 12 oil and gas companies. AlMansoori, Dara, DEA Egypt, Maridive Group, Petronas, Petroshahd, SAPESCO, Schlumberger, TKIS Egypt, TOYOTA TSUSHO, Triangle Group, and West Bakr kept the ball rolling until June 1 at Cairo’s Manaret El Farouk School.

  • Oil & Gas Gender Disparity: Positions and Prospects for Women in the Industry
    Research & Analysis

    Oil & Gas Gender Disparity: Positions and Prospects for Women in the Industry

    Thursday, 10th May 2018

    Affirmative action programs, those that attempt to redress diversity disparities in the workforce, are no longer the sign of a forward thinking organization, but are now a necessity for companies to show their efforts to amend the gender disparity in the workplace and reap the economic benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Sahara Oil & Gas Company (SOG), History & Success Story
    Advertorial

    Sahara Oil & Gas Company (SOG), History & Success Story

    Thursday, 5th April 2018

    Sahara Oil & Gas Company (SOG) is one of Sahara for Projects and Investment Company (SPIC) entities. It is specialized in upstream (E&P) activities. The Company started under Sapesco umbrella in 1998 as new business line to invest in the E&P activities.

  • EGYPS 2018, Stirring up Business Opportunities in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector
    Events

    EGYPS 2018, Stirring up Business Opportunities in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Sector

    Sunday, 4th March 2018

    As Egypt’s oil and gas sector embarks in a new era of technical and strategic developments, Cairo launched the second edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2018) under the High Patronage of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

  • UPSTREAM TECHNICAL CONVENTION Paving the Way for a Modernized Industry
    Events

    UPSTREAM TECHNICAL CONVENTION Paving the Way for a Modernized Industry

    Thursday, 1st February 2018

    With upstream activities as a core pillar on Egypt’s ambitious growth plans, petroleum leaders gathered at Cairo’s Sky Executive Resort on January 21st and 22nd to examine recent achievements and discuss ways of enhancing oil and gas production levels, reducing operational costs, and providing new opportunities for young industry professionals.

  • Drivers of Greater Production: Efficiency in Operations
    Technical Workshop

    Drivers of Greater Production: Efficiency in Operations

    Thursday, 1st February 2018

    The Upstream Technical Convention offered its attendees a series of specialized workshops, tailored towards method of enhancing the yields of upstream operations. The first workshop addressed matters of “Efficiency in Operations,” beginning with a session focused on the effective use of upgrades, and two more centered on increased production and the optimization of specific operations, respectively.

  • Critical Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies in the Era of Low Oil Prices
    In Focus

    Critical Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies in the Era of Low Oil Prices

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Oil and Gas companies operate in dynamic and complex environments, where they face constant supply and demand challenges. Now with Brent oil prices hovering at 50$ range, the need of the hour is to evaluate the supply chain and procurement techniques and costs. Sector companies need to focus on the non-hydrocarbon supply chains that handle the parts, materials and services required to run the business.

  • A Five Year Overview of Egypt’s Bid Rounds
    Overview

    A Five Year Overview of Egypt’s Bid Rounds

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    A paramount indicator of the health of the investment climate in Egypt’s hydrocarbon industry is the performance of industry bid rounds. The fluctuating level of interest, value of the deals, and so forth tell tales not only about the investment influx in the sector, but of the confidence in the government as well as the economic prospects of the industry.

  • TAHRIR Petrochemicals Complex
    Research & Analysis

    TAHRIR Petrochemicals Complex

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    The current administration aspires to make the Suez Canal and the area surrounding it the spearhead of Egypt’s economic revival and its investment hub. The region has mega projects that depend on the Suez Canal for their economic feasibility, such as the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone). and the New Administrative Capital, which part of its economic lure is its connection both to the SCZone and the seaports at the southern tip of the Suez Canal.

  • Medilink International:  MEDICAL SUPPORT SERVICES PARTNERING THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY IN NORTH AFRICA & BEYOND
    Advertorial

    Medilink International: MEDICAL SUPPORT SERVICES PARTNERING THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY IN NORTH AFRICA & BEYOND

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Medilink International is a specialist medical support services company providing first-class services to clients operating in some of the world’s most remote and challenging regions. The company has a long track record of involvement in North Africa having started life in the early 1990s serving the petroleum industry in Libya. Over the past two decades, Medilink has gone from serving this one key market in North Africa to a global operation.

  • Safety Stand Down:  Safety and Health as the Ministry’s Pillar
    Events

    Safety Stand Down: Safety and Health as the Ministry’s Pillar

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ modernization program is a bold strategy to transform the Egyptian oil and gas industry in the next five years. In parallel with the country’s economic reform, the plan aims to enhance the petroleum sector and turn Egypt into a strategic energy hub.

  • People Development:  STI’S AWARD & APPRECIATION CEREMONY
    Events

    People Development: STI’S AWARD & APPRECIATION CEREMONY

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Sahara Technical Institute (STI) is a successful oil and gas professional education and practical training excellence institute. It is part of Sapesco’s shareholders and sister companies, and works on strategic solutions to solve the oil and gas industry dilemmas. STI’s main philosophy consists on building a bridge between theoretical classroom instructions and integrated practical training.

  • Peak Oil Demand: Just Around the Corner?
    Overview

    Peak Oil Demand: Just Around the Corner?

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    The market used to worry about peak oil supply. The focus has shifted to peak oil demand as the industry witnesses a structural decline in demand from the developed world, and questions the appetite of the emerging world to grow at the insatiable rates experienced over the past 15 years.

  • Is the Gulf Ready for VAT
    Politics

    Is the Gulf Ready for VAT

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    As government finances of all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states continue to deteriorate due to low global oil prices, finding a new source of income for the government that is unrelated to oil has become vital. Hence the introduction of a 5% value added tax (VAT), the region’s first ever tax levied on products and services.

  • Lessons from Existing Discoveries: THE GEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN BASIN
    Expert Opinion

    Lessons from Existing Discoveries: THE GEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN BASIN

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Recently, the Eastern Mediterranean has become an important region for natural gas production. It is the home to large hydrocarbon resources, even though the countries in the region—excluding Egypt—have been slow to find them. If these resources are successfully developed, they could dramatically change the energy situation for the region.

  • Were Subsidy Cuts the Main Driver Behind the Fall of Butane Cylinders’ Consumption?
    In Focus

    Were Subsidy Cuts the Main Driver Behind the Fall of Butane Cylinders’ Consumption?

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Elimination of energy subsidies have been the focus of the Egyptian government since 2014, resulting in gradual, yet significant, increases in prices throughout the local market. As a core staple in Egyptian households, butane or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders were often exempt from the different rounds of price escalations; however, encouraged by the reform measures in line with the $12b IMF loan program, in November 2016, the official price of LPG cylinders jumped from EGP 12.5 to EGP 15 per cylinder.

  • Fluctuations of Diesel Consumption: A MARKET SHIFT OR RATIONAL USAGE?
    In Focus

    Fluctuations of Diesel Consumption: A MARKET SHIFT OR RATIONAL USAGE?

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    The prices of petroleum products have recently changed after the latest government amendment to the energy subsidies in June of this year, increasing fuel prices by at least 50%, according to the ministry of electricity statements. The government’s aim by the increase is to reduce the total amount of petroleum products subsidies to EGP 110 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017/2018, according to an earlier statement by Tarek El Molla, the Minister of Petroleum.

  • OPEC Oil Deal: Between Promises and Frustration
    Politics

    OPEC Oil Deal: Between Promises and Frustration

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Cairo – Decypha: In an attempt to prop up the oil prices, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), along with 11 non-members, decided in November 2016 cut oil production as they battle a global glut of crude to push oil above $50 a barrel in 2017.

  • Egypt’s Gas Merry-go-Round
    Insight

    Egypt’s Gas Merry-go-Round

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Egypt’s gas landscape will change profoundly over the next five years. After swinging from the world’s eighth largest LNG exporter in 2009 to the world’s eighth largest LNG importer in 2016, the wheel is set to turn again.

  • The Influential Role of Iran on OPEC’s Welfare
    Politics

    The Influential Role of Iran on OPEC’s Welfare

    Monday, 9th October 2017

    Fluctuating global oil prices for the past three years have continually hurt both government and private sector oil investors. The near halving of oil prices overnight since mid-2014 came six months after the US lifted economic sanctions placed on Iran since 2011.

  • The Fueling Effect of Natural Gas in Egypt’s Electricity  Sector
    Overview

    The Fueling Effect of Natural Gas in Egypt’s Electricity Sector

    Friday, 6th October 2017

    Natural gas was the most recently discovered source of fossil fuel in Egypt, and it was left up to the discretion of the government to direct it towards the channels that would best serve the country. Due to the almost non-existent conversion costs, the government chose to use natural gas in power stations.

  • Phase III: Khalda Increases Gas Production at Hydra Field
    Projects

    Phase III: Khalda Increases Gas Production at Hydra Field

    Thursday, 5th October 2017

    Khalda Petroleum Company (KPC), an Egyptian joint venture (JV) between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the US firm Apache, launched the Hydra Gas Development project at its Hydra pressured gas condensate field in the country’s Western Desert.

  • The Real Influence of Saudi Arabia in the Oil Price Game
    Politics

    The Real Influence of Saudi Arabia in the Oil Price Game

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    When it comes to influencing global oil prices by manipulating production levels, many politicians and economists agree that no country is more powerful than Saudi Arabia, the second biggest oil producer in the world after Russia. This was most evident when oil prices dropped from $105 a barrel mid-2014 to a low of $30 a barrel early 2016 at the behest of Saudi Arabia officials to fight off a shale gas boom in the USA.
  • Egypt’s Refineries: A COMPLETE PICTURE
    Overview

    Egypt’s Refineries: A COMPLETE PICTURE

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    In Egypt, nine out of ten oil refineries are run by the state. This setup meant that investments in oil refineries never measured up to crude oil extraction investments, which had always relied on international firms such as Apache and BP.
  • GCC’s Oil Giants’ Struggle between CRUDE SLUMP AND RENEWABLE PATH
    Overview

    GCC’s Oil Giants’ Struggle between CRUDE SLUMP AND RENEWABLE PATH

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017
    In the last decades, generating energy from renewable resources might have been seen as a luxury, however, within the volatility in oil prices, increasing energy consumption, and climate change, shifting to a more sustainable source of energy has become a matter of global survival.
  • Qatar Crisis: DOES IT AFFECT EGYPT’S OIL INDUSTRY?
    Research & Analysis

    Qatar Crisis: DOES IT AFFECT EGYPT’S OIL INDUSTRY?

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017
    The diplomatic crisis involving Qatar, Egypt, and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) presented new figures following Egypt’s latest threat against Doha.
  • GUPCO REHABILITATION PROJECT AT M-36
    Projects

    GUPCO REHABILITATION PROJECT AT M-36

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    The Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) launched the Rehabilitation Project as a major ongoing commitment by GUPCO and its shareholders to address the integrity of the company’s main complexes, which are between 21 and 47 years old.
  • QATAR CRISIS AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
    Politics

    QATAR CRISIS AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    In June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and other Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in a coordinated move after allegations that Doha supports terrorist organizations and interferes in the internal affairs of countries in the region.
  • TECHNOLOGY,  The Achilles Heel of Fuel Productivity
    Research & Analysis

    TECHNOLOGY, The Achilles Heel of Fuel Productivity

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    Information systems and technologies play an important role in the oil and gas industry. Firms perpetuate information technology (IT) into their global operations in order to promote tighter controls, unleash productivity, and boost efficiency.
  • QHSE: THE INDUSTRY’S STAMINA
    Research & Analysis

    QHSE: THE INDUSTRY’S STAMINA

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    The oil and gas industry is involved in a high-risk business where any error can result in potential damages to the health and safety of its staff, as well as negatively affect the environment. Accordingly, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Management should be prioritized by any successful oil and gas organization that wants to build a healthy and safe working place for its employees and further protect the environment in which it operates.
  • Interview with the Vice Chairman for Gas Regulatory Affairs, ENG. AMIRA AL MAZNI
    Interview

    Interview with the Vice Chairman for Gas Regulatory Affairs, ENG. AMIRA AL MAZNI

    Thursday, 17th December 2015
    To every storm there is an eye, a core to the problem. And for Egypt, the core is natural gas. The Egyptian energy mix is heavily skewed towards natural gas, which is used for electricity generation, feedstock for factories, processing petroleum products, transportation and for residential and commercial venues.
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