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Sarah Samir

Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for more than a year. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.

  • A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports
    Overview

    A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Not only known for its antiquities and for being an agricultural provider, Egypt was once known for its natural gas exports. The North African Country was exporting around 30% of its natural gas production in 2009 in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)’s Egypt country profile. However, growing local demand has turned Egypt into a gas importer after years of natural gas boom.

  • Schlumberger:  AIDING THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH
    BUSINESS IN FOCUS

    Schlumberger: AIDING THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    In efforts to contribute to the enhancement of the local economic welfare, Schlumberger Egypt provided a training program to 100 young technicians, as a part of the protocol signed with the Ministry of Man Power to train youth on the market’s needs.

  • Understanding Unconventional Waste Management: From Fracturing to Nuclear Plants
    Interview

    Understanding Unconventional Waste Management: From Fracturing to Nuclear Plants

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    As Egypt expands its energy-extraction and -production sectors, it faces the growing challenge of waste management. To help its readers better understand the nature of the challenge and its possible solutions, Egypt Oil & Gas sat down with Dr. Ahmed Abou Sayed, a global expert on Production Enhancement and sustainability, with emphasis on waste management.

  • Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma
    Overview

    Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    With the fluctuations of global oil prices; the kingdom of Bahrain is trying to make its way out of an economic drop. Although the Bahraini kingdom is working on diversifying its economy from oil and gas since 1990, the kingdom’s deficit is still affected by the changes in the global oil and gas markets. Hence, with the stumbling oil prices, the kingdom had to take a number of measures including the increase of its fuel prices, in 2016.

  • HEALTH RISKS CONTROL IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
    Research & Analysis

    HEALTH RISKS CONTROL IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    The oil and gas industry is a field full of health risks and hazards that may affect employees working in the site or people living in nearby areas. With the ending of the easy oil phase and the emergence of the difficult oil era, oil and gas firms, along with governments and high authorities, tend to work on mitigating these risks.

  • EGYPTIAN COMPANIES GOING INTERNATIONAL
    Research & Analysis

    EGYPTIAN COMPANIES GOING INTERNATIONAL

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017

    Egypt’s state oil companies are starting to sign agreements to develop oil fields in other neighboring countries, which indicate that the country has plans to expand their territory out of Egypt and into foreign lands.

  • RIYADH: FROM OIL LEADERSHIP TO NON-OIL FUTURE
    COUNTRY INSIGHT

    RIYADH: FROM OIL LEADERSHIP TO NON-OIL FUTURE

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has greatly changed its views of the oil and gas industry over the past decade. The waythe Saudi dynasty perceives the importance of its oil wealth affects the oil and gas law and the kingdom’s economy.

  • EGYPT OIL & GAS LAUNCHED 2nd Agreements Training Course
    Events

    EGYPT OIL & GAS LAUNCHED 2nd Agreements Training Course

    Sunday, 7th May 2017

    Egypt Oil&Gas had cooperated with Andrews Kurth Legal Firm along with Open Chance Law Firm in order to inaugurate a training that casts more focus on the legality of the oil and gas field. The 2nd International Oil and Gas Law and Contracts Training Program was held on the 12th and 13th of April 2017, in Sky Executive Resort, in the attendance of the industry’s leaders.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTING ECONOMY
    Research & Analysis

    INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTING ECONOMY

    Sunday, 7th May 2017

    For a more aspiring and accomplished upstream business, the oil and gas wealth owning countries have long been involved with developing grand infrastructure projects. It has emerged as a primary need for world governments to ameliorate infrastructure conditions given the fierce energy market competition.

  • SCHLUMBERGER LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
    Events

    SCHLUMBERGER LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM

    Thursday, 13th April 2017

    The Egyptian oil and gas industry is in need of well-trained talented technicians to work on the Egyptian fields in order to positively affect the production. Hence, Schlumberger Egypt has launched a training program in cooperation with the Ministry of Man Power at a dedicated event held in one of Cairo’s biggest hotels in February. The aim of the program is to train young technicians to meet the best international standards.

  • Through IPOs to Larger Acquisitions
    Research & Analysis

    Through IPOs to Larger Acquisitions

    Thursday, 13th April 2017

    In quest for larger capital amidst financial instabilities in the global oil and gas industry, companies resort to different mechanisms to acquire necessary funds to expand their businesses. One way to do so is to opt for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). This global trend has opened a number of state-owned oil and gas firms to the privatization structures and private companies themselves then take this as a first step to increase their pool of acquisitions.

  • THE APOLLONIA UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY
    Events

    THE APOLLONIA UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY

    Monday, 13th March 2017

    The Egyptian petroleum industry is poised to enter a new era as drilling operations in unconventional fields started to take place. On Monday, February 6th 2017, Schlumberger in collaboration with Khalda Petroleum Company held Apollonia Field Presentation in Cairo’s JW Marriot, to showcase the success of the unconventional completion operation of the Apollonia JD gas field.

  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA OF THE UNCONVENTIONALS
    Research & Analysis

    THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA OF THE UNCONVENTIONALS

    Monday, 13th March 2017

    As many oil and gas fields are starting to be affected by the decline in the natural production ratio and they are coming closer to reaching their maturity, oil and gas investors are beginning to operate in the unconventional oil and gas resources. Shale oil and gas, oil sands, and tight oil and gas have a large economic potential.

  • OIL&GAS INDUSTRY AIMING FOR GENDER EQUALITY
    Research & Analysis

    OIL&GAS INDUSTRY AIMING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

    Monday, 13th February 2017

    The number of women in the Egyptian oil and gas industry has been increasing in the past years, yet at a slow pace. This is also a reason why The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2017) is opening a unique floor to a full-day Women in Energy Conference dedicated to the opportunities that women have in the oil and gas industry.

  • Towards Gender Balance in Hydrocarbon Fields
    Research & Analysis

    Towards Gender Balance in Hydrocarbon Fields

    Sunday, 11th December 2016

    By Sarah Samir
    Oil and gas has always been a male dominated industry. Yet, although working conditions in the oil and gas sector are harsh, women are becoming more present in the field. As they accepted the challenge and started playing an active role in such a promising area, women can be more often seen as role models in the industry.

  • Joint Ventures’ Aptness for UPSTREAM Projects
    Research & Analysis

    Joint Ventures’ Aptness for UPSTREAM Projects

    Sunday, 6th November 2016

    The notion of partnerships in the oil and gas industry is considered a key to success. It is no different in Egypt. There are different shapes of partnering in hydrocarbon projects - joint venture companies, joint stock corporations, and individuals partnerships. Yet, one form is much more suitable for the Egyptian industry than the other.

  • ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRMS ALTERING OIL INDUSTRY
    Research & Analysis Engineering

    ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRMS ALTERING OIL INDUSTRY

    Tuesday, 11th October 2016

    Implementing projects in oil and gas industry requires companies to assign certain tasks to specialists. Project managers and engineers are needed for oil and gas players in order to avoid taking huge risks that may result in loses. In that aspect, oil and gas investors hire engineering and project management service companies, also known as Engineering Procurement Construction Service Companies like Ennpi in Egypt, Amec Foster Wheeler in the UK, and Carmagen Engineering in the US.

  • Oil and Gas Arbitral Awards in Egypt
    Research & Analysis Legal Opinion

    Oil and Gas Arbitral Awards in Egypt

    Sunday, 18th September 2016

    The issue discussing domestic versus foreign arbitrations has dominated news in the energy industry in Egypt in the past months. It has become a key conundrum for oil, gas, renewables, and other energy companies that are operating in the country. Foreign energy investors have objected to the requirements by the government to hold all their dispute settlement processes in Egypt. Instead, they requested to have an option to file suits abroad with international arbitration centers, shall there arise any disagreements in the future.