Features | Research & Analysis

  • E&P Risk Analysis: Expecting the Unexpected

    E&P Risk Analysis: Expecting the Unexpected

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Exploration and production (E&P) of hydrocarbons is a high-risk venture. Geological processes are dynamic and uncertain with respect to structure, reservoir seal, and hydrocarbon charge. Economic evaluations of E&P activities contain uncertainties related to costs, probability of finding and producing economically viable reservoirs, global oil prices, and supply and demand dynamics.

  • High Drilling Cost: Efficiency’s Main Challenge

    High Drilling Cost: Efficiency’s Main Challenge

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    The fall of international oil prices has forced industry players to consider controlling, optimizing, or cutting drilling cost to increase efficiency and maintain positive profitability ratios. Drilling a well is a costly process with a high element of risk that requires strict monitoring. Exploration and production (E&P) companies may spend 50% or more of their capital budgets on drilling and completion costs.

  • A Deeper Look into the Prospects of Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors

    A Deeper Look into the Prospects of Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Hydrocarbons will likely remain the major component of the global energy mix, especially as energy demand is expected to increase by 50%, according to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science by Miller et al. The contribution of renewable energy sources could prove insignificant in the face of growing demand.

  • TAHRIR Petrochemicals Complex

    TAHRIR Petrochemicals Complex

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    The current administration aspires to make the Suez Canal and the area surrounding it the spearhead of Egypt’s economic revival and its investment hub. The region has mega projects that depend on the Suez Canal for their economic feasibility, such as the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone). and the New Administrative Capital, which part of its economic lure is its connection both to the SCZone and the seaports at the southern tip of the Suez Canal.

  • An Examination of Egypt’s Zero-Mazut Plan

    An Examination of Egypt’s Zero-Mazut Plan

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    To reach and maintain prosperity, countries must continually seek new development. Like others, Egypt is on a continuous journey toward the development of its different sectors, especially the downstream oil and gas sector. The government is adopting different methods and plans to strengthen its downstream capability and, eventually, to boost its economy.

  • The Prospects of Robotics in Egypt’s Hydrocarbon Industry

    The Prospects of Robotics in Egypt’s Hydrocarbon Industry

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Advances in technology and automation have changed many industries. Now, due to shrinking resources and increasing demand for hydrocarbon products, robotics is making its way into the oil and gas industry. Key industry players are rethinking the pace of their automation timelines as new oil and gas fields are mostly located in extreme conditions that pose serious development challenges in terms of human and environmental safety.

  • Igniting Egypt’s Red Sea Hydrocarbon Potential

    Igniting Egypt’s Red Sea Hydrocarbon Potential

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Geologists consider the Red Sea as one of the world’s most promising areas for hydrocarbon exploration. There are nine countries that border the Red Sea: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Israel, Jordan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan. Some of these countries, mainly Saudi Arabia and Sudan, started exploration activates in the area years ago.

  • The Prospects of Nanotechnology Applications in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Industry

    The Prospects of Nanotechnology Applications in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Industry

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Innovative technologies are highly valued in the oil and gas industry to meet the growing demand for energy. Scientists have been developing and implementing new techniques to boost the productivity of the industry worldwide. Nanotechnology is considered to be one of the most promising technologies in the industry, as there are already many innovative products that use it.

  • Eastern Mediterranean Gas Infrastructure: ANTI OR PRO EGYPT’S DREAMS?

    Eastern Mediterranean Gas Infrastructure: ANTI OR PRO EGYPT’S DREAMS?

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Egypt’s contribution to Eastern Mediterranean potential gas supplies is not limited to its own reserves and production. The country is expected to be an important transit route for regional gas supplies through the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, reinforcing the strategic importance of Egypt for the stability of the Eastern Mediterranean energy market. Yet, there are many obstacles along the road to success in being a regional gas hub.

  • Egypt vs. Israel: Regional Natural Gas Export Game

    Egypt vs. Israel: Regional Natural Gas Export Game

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    When speaking of natural gas and the Egyptian-Israeli relations, discussions almost always shift to the previous export history and the Israeli hopes of shifting the gear one day and exporting to Egypt its own production.