Features

Fatma Ahmed

  • The Price Tag for A Carbon Neutral Future
    Energy Economics

    The Price Tag for A Carbon Neutral Future

    Tuesday, 16th November 2021

    Global warming and climate change are among the most dangerous challenges facing the world these days and will have a negative impact in the future. In 2015, 196 parties have signed The Paris Agreement, an international treaty that aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C compared to the levels before the Industrial Revolution. This came after experts painted a gloomy picture of the future, given the increase in global temperatures.

  • Schlumberger Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Events

    Schlumberger Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Tuesday, 16th November 2021

    On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Schlumberger launched its annual breast cancer awareness hybrid event in collaboration with the As-Salam International Hospital on Thursday, October 28. The event, which was hosted by Schlumberger Connect Women Egypt chapter, aimed to underline the importance of early detection of breast cancer and spread awareness about how to deal with this disease.

  • How The Tides Have Turned: How Egypt Became a Global LNG Leader
    Overview

    How The Tides Have Turned: How Egypt Became a Global LNG Leader

    Wednesday, 6th October 2021

    In May 2021, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) announced that Egypt has become one of the most growing Arab exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during Q1 2021.

  • Intelligent Systems Push on Well Recovery Optimization
    Technology

    Intelligent Systems Push on Well Recovery Optimization

    Wednesday, 6th October 2021

    Digitalization and the use of advanced technology has become one of the important pillars of the oil and gas industry. It is a global trend among the petroleum operators to keep production sustainability in a safe and easy environment. Nowadays, advanced technology is a key factor in wells’ drilling, operation and production. Advanced technology has become necessary especially for optimizing production from deep-water, high-risk, complicated and uneconomical wells. In response to this, Smart wells have evolved.

  • Digging Deeper for Egypt’s Rich Rocks
    Overview

    Digging Deeper for Egypt’s Rich Rocks

    Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    Egypt is blessed with featured geological nature that has allowed it to have different compositions that host various minerals and petroleum resources. The geology of Egypt consists of three layers, according to report issued by University College London. Most of the surface of modern Egypt is covered by a layer of limestone; under this, lies a bed of sandstone. While this sandstone layer is the surface rock in Nubia and southern Upper Egypt. The oldest layer includes outcrops of metamorphic and igneous rocks. The Nile River passes through sandstones and limestones from Sudan to the North of Egypt. These sandstones and limestones are forming the sedimentary rocks from which oil and gas are produced.

  • EPDC: Unlocking Complexity of E&P Operations in Egypt
    Events

    EPDC: Unlocking Complexity of E&P Operations in Egypt

    Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    Schlumberger and Sensia have celebrated the inauguration of the Egypt Production Digital Center (EPDC) during an event hosted by Petrojet at its headquarters in Cairo on July 14. The new digital center came as a part of Egypt’s Petroleum Sector Modernization Program, where a digitalization pillar aims to provide solutions that enable taking proper decisions across E&P operations.

  • BIOCNG: The Locomotive of Future Natural Gas Vehicles
    Technology

    BIOCNG: The Locomotive of Future Natural Gas Vehicles

    Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

    Great interest is headed towards maximizing the use of natural gas for fueling vehicles around the world. This is due to its clean properties as well as its ability to limit harmful emissions. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is the fuel dedicated for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) that is widely used in the world. By the end of 2021, it is expected for NGVs to reach 30 million worldwide, according to NGV Global. For this reason, new technologies are emerging to help accelerate this transition efficiently. BioCNG technology is a simple, effective and innovative way that was developed to produce CNG vehicle fuels.

  • Renewable Resources Empower Egypt Energy Hub Endeavor
    Overview

    Renewable Resources Empower Egypt Energy Hub Endeavor

    Thursday, 8th July 2021

    Over the past few years, Egypt has taken proactive constant steps to become a hub for trading and exporting energy. In 2016, a high committee was formed to implement this strategy as a part of Egypt’s vision 2030 for sustainable development. Egypt’s plan to become an energy hub will secure the domestic needs of energy, support economic development, provide more foreign currency and perfectly exploit Egyptian infrastructure. In addition, this strategy will provide more opportunities for investments.

  • O&M Costs: Double-Edged Sword for Renewable Energy
    Energy Economics

    O&M Costs: Double-Edged Sword for Renewable Energy

    Thursday, 8th July 2021

    Recently, the world trend has turned toward renewable energy to overcome the decline of the conventional resources of energy as well as the climate change caused by greenhouse emissions. However, one of the public debates around renewable power spread is to what extent it can be competitive while renewable Resources suffered from high operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.

  • Artificial Intelligence Transforms Seismic Interpretation
    Technology

    Artificial Intelligence Transforms Seismic Interpretation

    Thursday, 3rd June 2021

    Within the upstream industry, getting more accurate information is the best way to increase production and save time. Seismic interpretation is the optimum technique to discover and develop profitable fields and reserves. As time passes, digital transformation goes deeply into the oil and gas industry to develop and update the sector and particularly the exploration and production (E&P) operations that seek more productivity. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next technology breakthrough to come. For seismic interpretation, AI will help in facilitating the process of oil and gas explorations.

  • EOG CSR TASK FORCE: Remarkable Achievements Since Nascency

    EOG CSR TASK FORCE: Remarkable Achievements Since Nascency

    Thursday, 27th May 2021

    Since its beginning, one of the main cores of the oil and gas industry is to keep sustainability not only by providing the energy needs of societies but also by contributing to the social and economic development of host communities. This has brought the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the heart of the oil and gas industry, pushing companies to carefully contemplate their social, economic and environmental duties towards their societies.

  • HR Golden Roles: The Response to The New Normal
    Overview

    HR Golden Roles: The Response to The New Normal

    Monday, 10th May 2021

    The world has passed through an unprecedented challenging time as a result of Covid-19. It had a negative impact on most of the industrial sectors, particularly the oil and gas sector. This pushed many companies to rethink about how to improve their performance to keep their long-term sustainability as well as manage their workforce. The Human Resources (HR) department is the key player in this regard.

  • EMGF: Regulation of Gas Interests in A Hot Spot
    Paper Review

    EMGF: Regulation of Gas Interests in A Hot Spot

    Monday, 19th April 2021

    Amid the major discoveries that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean region during the past ten years, some regional countries including Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestine have agreed to establish the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an international organization to utilize the full potential of the Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas wealth. The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, announced that EMGF intends to respect the members’ rights of natural gas according to the principles of international law and support their efforts to benefit from their oil reserves and infrastructure.

  • Gender Gap: Beyond Increasing Women Inclusion Rates
    Paper Review

    Gender Gap: Beyond Increasing Women Inclusion Rates

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    Despite the global move towards gender diversity in the extractive industries including oil, gas and mining, women are still under-represented. According to data analyzed by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), women only account for 22% of oil and gas industry employment, despite the increase of the number of women graduated from engineering and technical faculties. The issue is subject to discussion and research trying to highlight the positive impact of gender diversity in such industries.

  • Operational Excellence Builds Refineries’ Profit Margin
    Industry Insights

    Operational Excellence Builds Refineries’ Profit Margin

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    The refinery industry is one of the essential pillars of the petroleum sector. The Egyptian government has given great attention to this important industry, where Egypt is ranked as the second-highest oil refining country in Africa by refining about 23% of the total domestic refined oil in the continent.

  • The Decommissioning of Oil, Gas Regulations in Egypt: A Gray Matter
    Paper Review

    The Decommissioning of Oil, Gas Regulations in Egypt: A Gray Matter

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    Decommissioning of oil and gas activities is one of the important topics that need more intention from the stakeholders worldwide. It faces some challenges especially from the legal perspective and regulatory framework. Egypt is one of the countries that confront this issue especially when it comes to the payment of associated costs.

  • Egypt’s Oil and Gas Partnerships: A Silver Lining Amid Industry Crisis
    Overview

    Egypt’s Oil and Gas Partnerships: A Silver Lining Amid Industry Crisis

    Wednesday, 13th January 2021

    2020 was dominated by coronavirus which affected most of the industries worldwide, but the Egyptian petroleum sector has a different story to tell. Despite the economic recession and lockdowns in most countries, the Egyptian oil and gas sector managed to keep adequate performance at many levels. However, cooperation and partnership agreements, conducted through our the year, can be seen as a cornerstone that reinforced the industry’s structure amid the pandemic crisis.

  • Despite COVID-19, Egypt’s Research Scene Flourishes with New Applications, Tools
    Paper Review

    Despite COVID-19, Egypt’s Research Scene Flourishes with New Applications, Tools

    Tuesday, 12th January 2021

    Despite the challenges imposed by the coronavirus outbreak in 2020, the oil and gas research scene thrived with many outstanding research papers to help Egyptian petroleum achievements be at the forefront of the industry. In our year-end issue, Egypt Oil and Gas (EOG) selected two of papers that happened to address some of the important topics that were addressed too in our issues during 2020.

  • LNG Storage and Transportation: New Downstream Challenge and Opportunity
    Industry Insights

    LNG Storage and Transportation: New Downstream Challenge and Opportunity

    Monday, 7th December 2020

    As the world cast around for clean and efficient alternative sources of energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat global warming, the conversion to natural gas utilization has become a point of focus worldwide. It was no wonder to see the demand for natural gas increasing and so the demand for safe and cheap ways to transport and store.

  • EOG’s Roundtable Explores Egypt’s Brownfields Dynamics
    Events

    EOG’s Roundtable Explores Egypt’s Brownfields Dynamics

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    Under the patronage and with the participation of H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources , Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Committee hosted a virtual roundtable on October 18, focusing on increasing investments in Egypt’s brownfields. The minister, alongside several prominent figures from international oil companies (IOCs), Abed Ezz El Regal; CEO of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and Samir Abady; EGPC’s Deputy CEO for Production, delved into a topical discussion on brownfields optimization in Egypt.

  • Water Management Optimization: Breathing New Life into Brownfields
    Industry Insights

    Water Management Optimization: Breathing New Life into Brownfields

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    In the oil and gas industry, it is hard to produce barrels of oil without water as it exists in both onshore and offshore wells naturally. Due to this, sometimes oil companies have been referred to as water companies within the oil and gas sector. The ratio of produced water to oil varies from one well to another. CNBC reported, in 2017, that for each barrel of oil an average of three to five barrels of water is produced as well.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Covid-19 Frontline Heroes
    Industry Insights

    The Covid-19 Frontline Heroes

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Amid the coronavirus outbreak and shutdowns that are imposed on most industries around the world, some workers have to continue their missions and take risks in order to serve others. During the crisis, workers of fuel stations kept their positions in the frontlines of the pandemic to keep delivering energy and fuel across Egypt.

  • Smart Meters Solution: The Future of Natural Gas Billing System
    Industry Insights

    Smart Meters Solution: The Future of Natural Gas Billing System

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    Lately, the world has been directed to the digitalization of all industrial sectors, replacing human beings with machines. By the evolution of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT), new smart machines enabled easier, faster and more accurate data through cost-saving devices. Also, these devices are saving human efforts and enabling distant working, which is the future trend.

  • Coronavirus Reshapes Oil & Gas Production Dynamics
    Industry Insights

    Coronavirus Reshapes Oil & Gas Production Dynamics

    Thursday, 11th June 2020

    Many sectors including oil and gas industry, are now suffering due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The global lockdown and imposed curfew everywhere have led to heavy economic and commercial losses as some industries have come to a halt. The reduction in oil consumption and the declining oil prices have dealt a blow to the oil industry affecting the production and operation of oil companies. The crises led National Oil Companies (NOCs) and International Oil Companies (IOCs) to develop their own ways to survive. Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) has explored the opinions of production and field engineers working in different oil companies, as well as industry experts, to better understand how the situation has been handled in Egypt.

  • Digital Twin Paves the Way for Remote Working
    Industry Insights

    Digital Twin Paves the Way for Remote Working

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    The global community is now facing a revolution of information technologies. Computers, telecommunication networks and other digital systems allow us to transmit information quickly and connect with distant places allowing the institutions and organizations to enhance their quality, productivity, as well as control the costs.

  • Remote Sensing Vs Geographical Information System (GIS): Which Is Better for Mining Industry?
    Industry Insights

    Remote Sensing Vs Geographical Information System (GIS): Which Is Better for Mining Industry?

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    In light of the global intensive need for the resources and energy, new technologies are developed for the sake of maximizing the production and compensate such needs at the lowest costs. In the mining industry, there has always been a need for developing the exploration and production methods along with their respective new technologies aiming at increasing the outputs.