Features

Jasmine Shaheen

  • Climate Crisis: A Wild Card in Us-China Relations
    Politics

    Climate Crisis: A Wild Card in Us-China Relations

    Monday, 10th May 2021

    The US and China, two of the most economically powerful countries in the world, have been going head to head over the years. Under the Trump administration, the US-China ties have been greatly impaired on many fronts, however, now under the recently-elected US President Joe Biden's administration, both sides came back to the table for discussions on the climate issue, which raises the questions if a joint climate action can bring back the relations to normal or rather deepen the tension and further complicate the climate crisis.

  • Aster & Fuzzy Logic: New Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration
    Technology

    Aster & Fuzzy Logic: New Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration

    Monday, 10th May 2021

    In the world of exploration and production (E&P), new technologies are always on the rise looking for a way to maximize hydrocarbon production with efficiency. Remote sensing techniques have been used in the oil and gas industry for quite some time, but not as extensive as geological and/or geophysical surveys. A new study presented by Reza Taheri, Assistant Instructional Professor at the University of Wyoming, and Alan Tait, Adjunct Research Fellow, at the University of Monash, provides a new remote sensing technique, specifically Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), to be used in hydrocarbon production.

  • She is Energy: Remarkable Enhancement for Women Inclusion
    Events

    She is Energy: Remarkable Enhancement for Women Inclusion

    Monday, 19th April 2021

    On the occasion of the Women International Day in March, Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Committee caught this opportunity for launching its first edition of the “She is Energy” webinar, on March 29, under the patronage and with the participation of Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla. The event aimed to highlight the impact of women’s inclusion in the oil and gas sector and how to empower them, especially in the leading positions. A number of oil and gas leaders along with the minister participated in the panel discussion. The webinar was organized by EOG Newspaper, supported by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and sponsored by ENAP.

  • The Burgeoning of Egypt’s LNG Hubs
    Overview

    The Burgeoning of Egypt’s LNG Hubs

    Monday, 19th April 2021

    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) scene has witnessed a remarkable change in 2020 and actually this change was inevitable and imperative due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the crisis that revealed how Egypt could be an active exporter of LNG despite any circumstances. It could even reach a huge milestone by restarting the long-awaited Damietta LNG Plant after eight years of hiatus. To review the ebb and flow of the market, it is important to look at how both plants, Idku and Damietta, performed in 2020.

  • Tipping The Scales: Women & Culture
    Interview

    Tipping The Scales: Women & Culture

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    Often when one examines the oil and gas industry from a bird’s eye view, it is obvious that men largely dominate the industry. Women, however, are dispersed across the industry and only a few of them manage to reach a C-Suite level. There is clearly an imbalance that perhaps the 1964 satirical Egyptian movie, ‘For Men Only’, highlighted best when it tackled the topic of sexism in the oil and gas industry. Certainly, the industry has come a long way since then, but there is so much more that should be done.

  • From Vision to Reality: Highlighting PSM Best Practices
    Events

    From Vision to Reality: Highlighting PSM Best Practices

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    The Egyptian Process Safety Management (PSM) Committee held its annual PSM event under the title “Modernizing Process Safety Management: From Vision to Reality” on February 1, 2021. Sponsored by Methanex Egypt, the webinar provided a forum for showcasing the PSM Committee’s progress in 2020 and future roadmap.

  • The Suez Canal: Weathering Global Trade Storm
    Industry Insights

    The Suez Canal: Weathering Global Trade Storm

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    International organizations have declared 2020 as one of the worst years for the world economy. The COVID-19 consequences were to blame for the economic damage that left only a handful of countries to come on top with little economic damage by the end of the year. Trade, being one of the main driving forces of the economy, was not able to escape a hit over the past year too. As some parts of the world begin their way to recover, health-wise and consequently, economic-wise, Egypt Oil and Gas (EOG) takes a look back on what 2020 has brought on the global and national trade through the lens of the Suez Canal; one of the most vital links connecting the world economy.

  • Keeping the Economy Afloat Amid COVID-19
    Overview

    Keeping the Economy Afloat Amid COVID-19

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    The past year, 2020, has been undeniably one of the most challenging years for the whole world, not just Egypt. It has severed a deep cut across myriad aspects of our lives especially on the economic level. Almost the majority of global economies’ gross domestic product (GDP) has been slashed losing at least 2.4% of the value of their GDP in 2020. However, Egypt kept its GDP growth rate at 3.6% during the previous fiscal year (FY) 2019/20, withstanding the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • From Vision to Reality: Highlighting PSM Best Practices
    Events Special Coverage

    From Vision to Reality: Highlighting PSM Best Practices

    Wednesday, 10th February 2021

    The Egyptian Process Safety Management (PSM) Committee held its annual PSM event under the title “Modernizing Process Safety Management: From Vision to Reality” on February 1, 2021. Sponsored by Methanex Egypt, the webinar provided a forum for showcasing the PSM Committee’s progress in 2020 and future roadmap.

  • Egypt’s Refining Sector Makes A Comeback in 2020
    Industry Insights

    Egypt’s Refining Sector Makes A Comeback in 2020

    Wednesday, 13th January 2021

    What a year it has been for the global oil and gas industry and all its divisions! Unexpected as it was, it was not all downs, at least for Egypt. Despite the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, Egypt’s petroleum sector has had a strong year on so many levels and its refining division is no exception.

  • Delving into The Petroleum Trade Agenda
    Industry Insights

    Delving into The Petroleum Trade Agenda

    Monday, 7th December 2020

    Crude and economy walk hand in hand and the 2020 economic turmoil is a proof of that. Despite the declared intention of energy transition and the pandemic-induced prices, it seems that the world will keep relying on crude for power for the near future. This may not be only good news for upstream oil companies but also for the petroleum trade sector, which may have another story to tell about the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Brownfields: Powering Through Prices Slump
    Industry Insights

    Brownfields: Powering Through Prices Slump

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    As the year comes to an end, taking a look back to how it was for the oil and gas industry, 2020 certainly was anything but calm. The tumultuous fluctuation of the oil prices has rocked the industry quite a bit; from narrowing and sometimes halting production, to layoffs. Combined with an unforeseeable pandemic, it was the perfect storm that altered the balance of norms, but that does not mean that the oil and gas industry will not pull through. In fact, it has opened new doors for the industry to explore; whether in energy transition or taking advantage of brownfields.

  • Natural Gas: The Doorway to Green Energy
    Industry Insights

    Natural Gas: The Doorway to Green Energy

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    Recently, several oil companies have announced their plans to turn their oil business green in the upcoming years. The transition, for the oil and gas industry, from the currently normalized way of work to an environmentally friendly industry, is not easy, nor is it going to be smooth. However, going green should be on the horizon, especially after 175 countries, Egypt included, have signed the Paris Agreement Act. The Paris Agreement Act addresses climate change and deals with the problem of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The oil and gas industry should align with the United Nations’ (UN) sustainable plan; which poses the question: could natural gas be the stepping-stone of a better green future?

  • Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in O&G Industry
    Industry Insights

    Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in O&G Industry

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    For quite a long time now, it seems like there has been no talk in the world except about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This remains true to date. Without a vaccine, life cannot fully return to its former way; the oil and gas industry is no exception. There is no doubt that almost all companies have prioritized health and safety as a result of the pandemic. However, one aspect of health and safety that is often ignored is mental health and the role it can play in challenging productivity.

  • Petroleum Consumption Shift in COVID-19 Time
    Industry Insights

    Petroleum Consumption Shift in COVID-19 Time

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Ever since the outbreak of the first coronavirus case in Egypt back in February, one-by-one, several industries began slightly shifting their mode of behavior, anticipating the inevitable shift of the economy. The past few months have also witnessed a shift in the consumption of petroleum products as it was largely affected by the decrease of transportation and the halting of almost all flights inside and outside of the country.

  • Coronavirus Brings HSE to the Forefront
    Industry Insights

    Coronavirus Brings HSE to the Forefront

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    For the past several months, most of the world had shut its doors, creating an eerie and deafening silence among the oil and gas industry. Now, gradually, the world is beginning to reopen its doors in a cautious and careful manner, with a sense of fear and anticipation still lingering in the air. As the world is getting back to a new normal after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; now more than ever health, safety, and environment (HSE) measures should be a priority to all of us.

  • The Domino Effect: Insights on Oil Prices Impact on Petrochemicals
    Industry Insights

    The Domino Effect: Insights on Oil Prices Impact on Petrochemicals

    Thursday, 11th June 2020

    The oil and gas industry is no stranger to world economic turmoil; and recently it has brought the industry to a whole new low. Global oil prices crashed down with Brent crude recording $20.39 on April 21 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which in turn has led to an imbalance in the global oil supply and demand equilibrium. This has created a domino effect impacting the global oil industry and, consequently, affecting the petrochemical industry.

  • Predicting Analytics: New Hope for Preventing Failure in Times of Coronavirus
    Industry Insights

    Predicting Analytics: New Hope for Preventing Failure in Times of Coronavirus

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Non-linear and unpredictable; the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has ferociously hit the oil and gas markets leaving a rippling effect across the industry, leading to a possible global economic crisis and a grave decline in oil prices. However, the pandemic also opened the minds about technology as a solution that can minimize the losses.

  • Egypt: A Green Energy Mine
    Industry Insights

    Egypt: A Green Energy Mine

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    Egypt has a vast wealth of mineral resources including gold, copper, silver, zinc, platinum and several other precious minerals and base metals. These resources are largely located in the Arabian-Nubian Shield (ANS), otherwise known as the Eastern Desert and the Sinai Peninsula. Having such a large expanse of mineral wealth could mean a promising future for Egypt’s economy. This is especially interesting with the new mining bid round, which could result in an abundance of exploration and exploitation.

  • The Evolution of Egypt’s Mining Law
    Overview

    The Evolution of Egypt’s Mining Law

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    Introducing new laws is a lengthy and challenging process that could face any country, and Egypt is no stranger to the world of the ever-changing laws that vied several times to keep up with international standards. One clear example of that is the change the Mining Law and its Executive Regulations has been through over the years.

  • Overcoming Human Capital Flight in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Industry
    Industry Insights

    Overcoming Human Capital Flight in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Industry

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    The oil and gas industry is always changing; seeking advancement and improvement, whether it is in areas of technology or operations. However, acquiring and developing human resources should not be ignored, as calibers are the linking point between the present and the future. There is a myriad of qualified engineers, geoscientists, and professionals in the oil and gas industry. However, the abundance of one entity could lead to drastic changes in the future. According to a research published by the Italian National Research Council entitled ‘The History of Brain Drain’ defines Brain Drain as “the emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country”.