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Rana Alkady

  • Business-As-Usual: The Post-Coronavirus Definition
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    Business-As-Usual: The Post-Coronavirus Definition

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    As employees worldwide begin to slowly transition into ‘business-as-usual’ operations, certain Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) measures must be applied to prevent the fear of a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to adequate measures, employees must be aware and educated on the basic principles of proper use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), both inside and outside the work area.

  • Will Financial Stimulus Be Enough to Recover from A Pandemic?
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    Will Financial Stimulus Be Enough to Recover from A Pandemic?

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    To begin with, it is important to note that the recent developments of the COVID-19 pandemic have differed based on several elements. While some countries have cases that increase at an exponential rate, some have managed to keep the spreading of the virus under control. With the current number of international COVID-19 cases beginning to stabilize and decrease slowly, new and innovative financial programs and incentives have been developed to aid in the economic recovery process of various sectors, with priority given to oil and gas sectors.

  • Coronavirus Creates A Niche for Job Market in the Oil and Gas Field
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    Coronavirus Creates A Niche for Job Market in the Oil and Gas Field

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    Recently, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been instability in most jobs in the oil and gas field. In fact, many industry professionals around the world have been victims of salary deductions or lost jobs as a result of the low production in the industry. This has not only resulted in a series of staff eliminations, but has also generated a new niche in the job market in the oil and gas field.

  • Making the Most of Operational Cost Efficiency Strategies
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    Making the Most of Operational Cost Efficiency Strategies

    Thursday, 11th June 2020

    While an operational cost efficiency strategy is a notion that has been implemented in various companies in the oil and gas sector. So far, conventional operational cost efficiency strategies have been implemented in Egypt (especially when discussing increased drilling costs), but given the recent impact of the global pandemic (i.e. COVID-19), more detailed and developed strategies are necessary to limit the overall impact.

  • Technological Mediums to Accelerate the Digitalization Shift
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    Technological Mediums to Accelerate the Digitalization Shift

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    While the concept of digitalization is not new, the recent emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought it into the spotlight more than ever. Digitalization in the oil and gas sector has become a necessity as opposed to a mere option over the last several months. In fact, digitalization has been a topic of discussion over the last five decades.

  • Mining to Produce Renewable Energy Technologies: A Controversy
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    Mining to Produce Renewable Energy Technologies: A Controversy

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    To begin with, Egypt is one of the most mineral-wealthy countries in Africa. In fact, Egypt is not only abundant in the amount of mineral resources available, but in the variety of these resources. The primary essential mineral resources found in Egypt mainly consist of metallic and non-metallic mineral resources. Metallic mineral resources include materials such as copper, lead, nickel, cobalt, gold and silver, while non-metallic metals typically are those of limestone, sandstone and gravel dolomite.

  • Preventative Maintenance in The E&P Sector in Egypt
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    Preventative Maintenance in The E&P Sector in Egypt

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    While maintenance is a topic heavily discussed in the oil and gas field, it is important to distinguish between the different types of maintenance. In the oil and gas field, there are three main types of maintenance that could be applied in exploration and production (E&P) activities: reactive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and preventative maintenance.

  • Marine Life Protection in the Oil and Gas Field
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    Marine Life Protection in the Oil and Gas Field

    Monday, 4th November 2019

    To begin with, the oil and gas sector is known to have some of the most prominent and paramount projects that are often located offshore. It is important to note that Egypt is home to some of the largest oil and gas projects in the region. In fact, Egypt aims to become the regional natural gas hub in the coming years.

  • Oil & Gas Field Meets Renewable Energy: A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks
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    Oil & Gas Field Meets Renewable Energy: A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks

    Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

    The oil and gas sector in Egypt has come a long way over the past century, due to the country’s advantageous geographical location, its well-developed infrastructure, as well as its potential for new resource discoveries. While there are various laws, agreements and regulatory frameworks to ensure that all attained resources are protected and used in a social, economic and political way, there remain some minor details that could be improved over the long run.

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