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  • Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk

    Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    A very tremendous discussion was held over a webinar on July 21 that brought on board diverse experts from the oil and gas industry, which we call the Energy Hub.
    The discussion was moderated by the Managing Partner of Links & Gains Law Firm, Mohamed Agamy, who shot several questions that covered most of the challenges, opportunities and the transformation activities in the energy sector.

  • The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry

    The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Have you ever imagined the volume of data that had been acquired in the Egyptian oil and gas fields over the last century? The growing technologies in upstream, midstream and downstream are accumulating massive datasets in the oil and gas industry every day. This poses a great challenge of the high technology and security required to manage and store these data.

  • Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization

    Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    It is well known that the petroleum industry at first was somewhat indifferent about the environmental impact of the exploration and production processes. As a result of this neglect, there have recently been some incidents related to petroleum activities that have led to great damage in the surrounding environment. Thus, petroleum industry leaders have begun to pay great attention to the environmental impact of petroleum activities.

  • Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions

    Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Our monthly legal article by our legal advisor, Links & Gains, a prominent specialized law firm situated in Egypt, leading in providing legal solutions and beyond.

  • Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS

    Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    As one of the leading countries in the Mediterranean as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Egypt is becoming a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. Egypt is renowned for having world-class importing facilities as it is on its way to gain its position as an LNG exporting hub. Egypt has two LNG plants that include three trains; with a combined capacity of around 610 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year.

  • Brownfields Under Concession Agreements from A Legal View

    Brownfields Under Concession Agreements from A Legal View

    Tuesday, 14th January 2020

    There is no doubt that Egypt has successfully become the most attractive country for oil and gas investments, where the petroleum sector initiated many recent concessions and joint ventures with big international oil and gas companies.

  • Glimpse of Laws Protecting Investments in Egypt and Cyprus

    Glimpse of Laws Protecting Investments in Egypt and Cyprus

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Since 2009, a series of large natural gas discoveries in the Levant Basin have altered the dynamics of the region, and the Eastern Mediterranean basin became one of the latest areas of interest for the international oil and gas industry. Offshore fields in the area have great potential both in terms of economic activities and progress in the region as well as on an international political level.

  • US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement: The Legal Implications (Or Lack Thereof) On The Energy Industry

    US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement: The Legal Implications (Or Lack Thereof) On The Energy Industry

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    In June 1, 2017 US President Donald Trump controversially announced that the USA would no longer be part of the Paris Agreement (or Paris Climate Accords as they are often referred) and effectively signaled the withdrawal of the United States from the Agreement as a signatory.
  • ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY A COMPARISON OF HOST GOVERNMENT INSTRUMENTS

    ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY A COMPARISON OF HOST GOVERNMENT INSTRUMENTS

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017
    The petroleum industry utilizes a range of host government instruments to grant rights for exploration and production of oil and gas resources. The form of host government instrument is one of the key factors in determining an exploration and production contractor’s (Contractor’s) potential return on investment and in turn the Contractor’s incentive to explore and extract petroleum resources.
  • KEY TERMS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING OR SELLING OIL AND GAS INTERESTS IN EGYPT

    KEY TERMS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING OR SELLING OIL AND GAS INTERESTS IN EGYPT

    Thursday, 13th April 2017
    With the Egyptian oil and gas market continuing its rapid development amid increased stability in the country and exciting new deepwater discoveries, upstream merger and acquisition activity is poised to increase significantly. When considering a sale or purchase of an interest in oil and gas properties in Egypt, the most critical document governing the transaction is the sale and purchase agreement (SPA).
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