Features

Fatma Ahmed

  • 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
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    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.