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  • Revitalizing Brownfields: A Case Study from The Western Desert

    Revitalizing Brownfields: A Case Study from The Western Desert

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    The issue of revitalizing brownfields in Egypt is a pressing issue. With over 70% of Egypt’s oilfields in a mature stage of their production lifespan, the need to prolong the oilfield’s lifespan is of paramount importance. As a result, a myriad of revitalization techniques have been implemented to try and boost production at brownfields.

  • A Deeper Understanding of The Offshore Nile Delta: Organic Geochemistry of Condensates and Natural Gases

    A Deeper Understanding of The Offshore Nile Delta: Organic Geochemistry of Condensates and Natural Gases

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    The natural gas potential for Egypt in the offshore East-Mediterranean region is undeniable and accounts for about 60% of Egypt’s 223 billion cubic feet (bcf) of proven natural gas reserves and nearly six million barrels of natural gas liquids, according to data from a recent study . One of the most prolific concessions is the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession with extensive commercial production. Despite years of gas and condensate discoveries that have been achieved in the deep ultramarine Nile Delta Basin of northern Egypt, the genetic origin and formation mechanisms of these hydrocarbons still remain largely unidentified.

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

    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.

  • Nanoparticle Technology: Optimizing Drilling Technology in Egyptian Oil, Gas Fields

    Nanoparticle Technology: Optimizing Drilling Technology in Egyptian Oil, Gas Fields

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    To maximize profitability on Egypt’s exciting opportunities, efficient drilling operations are required. Drilling fluids area vital component of drilling efficiency. They fulfill several vital functions including controlling pressure, carrying cuttings and cooling bit and drill strings, and stabilizing wellbore as well as controlling fluid losses.Due to its substantial impact on operational efficiency, it comes as no surprise that drilling fluid technology is one of the most targeted and developed technologies worldwide.

  • Contract Strategy in Large-Scale Oil and Gas Projects

    Contract Strategy in Large-Scale Oil and Gas Projects

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    Due to the dynamic nature of the oil and gas industry, many factors force companies into signing agreements such as engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contracts. Any delay or inefficiency in these contracts can have a devastating impact. Thus, ideal contract strategy is of paramount importance to avoid deviation from the project schedule or budget to reap the maximum benefit for companies. Unsurprisingly, contract strategy is at the forefront of oil and gas companies’ agenda.

  • Operational Efficiency in The Oil and Gas Sector: An Empirical Approach

    Operational Efficiency in The Oil and Gas Sector: An Empirical Approach

    Thursday, 11th June 2020

    Cost efficiency has been at the forefront of the agenda of oil and gas companies since the 2008 oil crash and the subsequent reduction in profit margins. Since then, many firms have opted to cut their manpower to avoid high operational costs and also reduce capital expenditure (Capex). At present, with the COVID-19 pandemic, low oil prices are having an adverse impact on oil companies’ expansion, growth and profit margins. Historically, oil and gas firms that can keep their production costs low have been the winners. Thus, enhancing operational efficiency is of paramount importance and is both a simple yet very effective way of improving cost efficiency throughout the sector.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Application in The Oil and Gas Sector

    Artificial Intelligence: Application in The Oil and Gas Sector

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    In an industry where profit margins are becoming ever slimmer, innovation and technology is becoming in the heart of the oil and gas industry’s attempt to boost efficiency and buoy profits. Artificial intelligence (AI) helps the oil and gas companies in optimizing their production by identifying the areas of inefficiency and providing informed decision making.

  • Data Integration: An Innovative Way to Map Mineral Resources in Arid Regions

    Data Integration: An Innovative Way to Map Mineral Resources in Arid Regions

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    Mineral exploration is the process undertaken by companies, partnerships or corporations to find commercially viable concentrations of minerals through mining. Satellites or reconnaissance aircraft play a significant role in aiding our understanding of mineral mapping due to their capability of detecting hydrothermal alteration minerals and of the sensing surface and subsurface fault zones.

  • Pore, Fracture Pressure Modeling: Core Method for Wells’ Planning, Execution

    Pore, Fracture Pressure Modeling: Core Method for Wells’ Planning, Execution

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    Safe drilling is seen as a top priority in the exploration and production (E&P) activities of the oil and gas sector. Thus, having any abnormal formation pressure will directly influence drilling operations. Accordingly, ideal pore pressure and fracture modeling is highly required for wells’ planning and execution.

  • Turnover Model Analyzes Oil, Gas Workers’ Mindsets

    Turnover Model Analyzes Oil, Gas Workers’ Mindsets

    Sunday, 16th February 2020

    For over 20 years, the national oil companies (NOCs) in the Egyptian oil and gas sector have been suffering from a high turnover rate, notably among experienced engineers. Having such a conundrum has made the Egyptian sector face numerous technical problems. A sample paper entitled Determinations of Engineers Turnover Working for National Oil and Gas Companies in Egypt, written by Abdallah Farahat from Agiba Petroleum Company in 2018, has shed light on this issue.

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