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  • Enhancing Infrastructure for Deep Water Gas Pipelines

    Enhancing Infrastructure for Deep Water Gas Pipelines

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    With natural gas becoming a topic of increasing interest, it is only expected that the infrastructure is revised and/or enhanced to further develop new projects. In fact, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) aims to expand the capacity of national gas grid over the coming years. Already, Egypt has successfully managed to increase the total grid length by 4,820 km over the course of 23 years. However, with Egypt striving further to be the region’s natural gas hub, it is important to ensure that the technical elements of pipelines – especially deep water pipelines – are at their prime capacities too.

  • The Making of A Multilateral Gas Hub

    The Making of A Multilateral Gas Hub

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    It is often said that multilateralism is key to advance regional as well as global energy goals. When the East Mediterranean gas saga began to unfold a decade ago, a regional accord had to be struck and multilateral agreements were necessary in order for a gas hub to be conceived. An increasing number of cooperation opportunities were put on the table; from pipelines to “pipedreams”.

  • Natural Gas: The Doorway to Green Energy

    Natural Gas: The Doorway to Green Energy

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    Recently, several oil companies have announced their plans to turn their oil business green in the upcoming years. The transition, for the oil and gas industry, from the currently normalized way of work to an environmentally friendly industry, is not easy, nor is it going to be smooth. However, going green should be on the horizon, especially after 175 countries, Egypt included, have signed the Paris Agreement Act. The Paris Agreement Act addresses climate change and deals with the problem of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The oil and gas industry should align with the United Nations’ (UN) sustainable plan; which poses the question: could natural gas be the stepping-stone of a better green future?

  • Smart Pipelines Pigging: A Step-In Towards Integrated Safety

    Smart Pipelines Pigging: A Step-In Towards Integrated Safety

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    Pipelines are considered the best way to transport large amounts of oil and natural gas across various distances. Also, pipelines are the safest mean in terms of its impact on the environment and human health. This fact should be taken into consideration when it comes to petroleum sector.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Has COVID-19 Knocked the Wind Out of Egypt’s Transition to Renewables?

    Has COVID-19 Knocked the Wind Out of Egypt’s Transition to Renewables?

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Against the background of low oil prices, the market has been flooded with cheap energy which threatens to derail the global transition to renewables. The Financial Times maintains that the perfect storm of disruption to supply chains, coupled with historically low oil prices, could potentially alter governments’ policies towards energy transition. However, Omar Nagi, Head of Wind Energy at Infinity Energy, views this as a chance to accelerate the low carbon economy and set the world on a green path.

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

    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.

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