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Mariana Somensi

Mariana holds a Journalism Bachelor Degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil. The Brazilian journalist has 4 years of experience on the MENA region's affairs and over a year of experience on the oil and gas industry.

  • Market Advantages of Cloud Computing: The Industry’s New IT Player
    Overview

    Market Advantages of Cloud Computing: The Industry’s New IT Player

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Cloud computing has been widely spread among companies due to its beneficial commercial use. The technology’s simple software system builds vast computer networks that secure data and enable new business opportunities.

  • Study Overview: Alternative Techniques for Vessel Inspection and CUI Management
    Overview

    Study Overview: Alternative Techniques for Vessel Inspection and CUI Management

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Vessel inspection and corrosion-under-insulation (CUI) management for onshore, offshore, and subsea areas can be slow, costly, and dangerous. Non-destructive-testing (NDT) techniques are commonly used to carry out these inspections; however, although effective, these techniques are slow and require extensive preparation.

  • An Overview of Egypt’s Discoveries and Acquisitions – Q3 2017
    In Focus

    An Overview of Egypt’s Discoveries and Acquisitions – Q3 2017

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Amidst the economic reform ongoing in Egypt, the oil and gas industry has played an incredible role in designing prospects to rebalance the government’s budget. In 2017, the hydrocarbon-rich country has obtained important achievements in the petroleum sector, and upstream activities were marked by several oil and gas discoveries and acquisitions.

  • WoodMac: Peak Oil Demand an Industry’s Nightmare
    Research & Analysis

    WoodMac: Peak Oil Demand an Industry’s Nightmare

    Thursday, 19th October 2017

    The continued increase in oil consumption has shifted the sector’s attention from peak supply to the need of constraining peak demand. In order to establish new strategies to face this market threat, identifying the drivers and the potential impacts of growing demand is extremely necessary.

  • Understanding the Prospects of Natural Gas Vehicles in Egypt
    Overview

    Understanding the Prospects of Natural Gas Vehicles in Egypt

    Monday, 9th October 2017

    The Egyptian cabinet announced in June the cut of fuel subsidies as a move to reduce the country’s budget deficit. The increase in benzene and diesel prices following the cabinet’s decision led many citizens to look for natural gas as a cheaper alternative of fuel.

  • Egypt’s Petrochemical Industry: BETWEEN INNOVATION FEARS AND INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL
    Research & Analysis

    Egypt’s Petrochemical Industry: BETWEEN INNOVATION FEARS AND INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    The demographic expansion in Egypt brings an enormous responsibility to the oil and gas industry. As the energy market is directly related to the performance of other sectors, increasing the supply of petroleum products to meet the growth in demand is especially important.

  • The Dilemma of Implementing Fuel Smart Cards
    Overview

    The Dilemma of Implementing Fuel Smart Cards

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    The signalization of fuel smart cards has been ongoing in Egypt since 2013. Although the project raised an important flag of combat against fuel smuggling and corruption in the system, it has remained on papers without significant progress.