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  • Process Safety Management in the Oil, Gas Sector
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    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.

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

    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.

  • Robust Cyber Resilience in the Upstream Sector
    Industry Insights

    Robust Cyber Resilience in the Upstream Sector

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    With the world shifting towards remote working, increasing volumes of sensitive data in the oil and gas industry may be at risk.The digitization of the sector is becoming a double-edged sword, providing exciting opportunities but simultaneously posing a security threat. A cyberattack on the energy sector can, in fact, extend far beyond oil and gas production to hit the political and economic spectrum. Increasingly sophisticated cybercrime, often driven by nation-state actors with geo-political goals in mind, has become a national security threat and serves as an alarm bell for oil and gas companies to take action.

  • Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in O&G Industry
    Industry Insights

    Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in O&G Industry

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    For quite a long time now, it seems like there has been no talk in the world except about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This remains true to date. Without a vaccine, life cannot fully return to its former way; the oil and gas industry is no exception. There is no doubt that almost all companies have prioritized health and safety as a result of the pandemic. However, one aspect of health and safety that is often ignored is mental health and the role it can play in challenging productivity.

  • Egypt Natural Gas Boom Making Waves
    Industry Insights

    Egypt Natural Gas Boom Making Waves

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    The latest data issued by the Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Global website showed that the number of vehicles running on natural gas in Africa reached nearly 295,000 vehicles in 2019. In North America the number jumped to 224,500 while Europe surpassed expectations by reaching nearly two million cars.

  • Oil Politics Fueling Libya’s Conflict
    Politics

    Oil Politics Fueling Libya’s Conflict

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    After a year of escalating violence, Libya's rival authorities have announced an immediate ceasefire on August 21. The long-awaited truce calls for elections in March 2021 and for talks to demilitarize Sirte, which could avert Turkish-Egyptian clash over the strategic city.

  • 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?

  • Petroleum System Modelling: Identification of Promising Oil and Gas Bearings in The Gulf of Suez
    Paper Review

    Petroleum System Modelling: Identification of Promising Oil and Gas Bearings in The Gulf of Suez

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    One of the most vital tasks in the oil and gas industry is to minimize the failure of exploration by means of accumulating accurate and reliable data. This can be achieved by amassing comprehensive information about the types and volumes of the pre-existing hydrocarbons before embarking on drilling operations. Coming up dry can have huge financial implications and, in a time where strong profit margins are imperative, this data has never been so important.

  • 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.

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