Features

Matthew Hoare

  • Industry Players Discuss Safety Culture and Leadership at Ministry’s Annual Safety Day
    Events

    Industry Players Discuss Safety Culture and Leadership at Ministry’s Annual Safety Day

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    The Ministry of Petroleum’s Annual Safety Day 2018, held on December 6 at the Egyptian Drilling Company’s (EDC) headquarters in Cairo, brought together oil and gas leaders to discuss safety culture, leadership, and best practices.

  • Combating Well Contamination with Biocides
    Overview

    Combating Well Contamination with Biocides

    Tuesday, 11th December 2018

    Chemical experts resort to biocides in an effort to contain contamination and kill harmful microorganisms. However, different chemicals will produce different effects, and some are more effective in specific environments. Selection will therefore depend on the problem that the company is trying to tackle, the nature and location of the microorganisms.

  • Improving Safety Performance among Local Contractors
    Industry Insights

    Improving Safety Performance among Local Contractors

    Thursday, 8th November 2018

    How can we improve safety standards among local contractors employed in the oil and gas sector? Egypt Oil & Gas spoke to HSE experts to find out what local and international companies can do to ensure high HSE performance throughout the contracting chain.

  • Smarter, Safer: Integrating Smart Technology into Pipeline Infrastructure
    Industry Insights

    Smarter, Safer: Integrating Smart Technology into Pipeline Infrastructure

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Smart technology is providing the oil and gas industry with unprecedented visibility and control over pipeline infrastructure. On top of this, intelligent integration can help companies reduce their capital and operating expenditure. We look at how the Industrial Internet of Things is revolutionizing the pipeline industry.

  • Oil Shale: The Forgotten Energy Source
    Industry Insights

    Oil Shale: The Forgotten Energy Source

    Sunday, 9th September 2018

    At a time when the country is experiencing a boom in its natural gas production, it is understandable if exploring alternative, more expensive sources of energy is perhaps not a major priority of the Egyptian government.

  • Sanctioning Iran: The Coming Oil Embargo & Its Effect on the Oil Market
    Industry Insights

    Sanctioning Iran: The Coming Oil Embargo & Its Effect on the Oil Market

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    When, in July 2017, Total purchased a controlling stake in phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars natural gas field - projected to produce around 2 billion cubic feet per day (cf/d) - it seemed almost inconceivable that the French oil giant could pull out of the agreement just a year later. Following the conclusion of negotiations, Total’s chief executive, Patrick Pouyanne, lauded the deal as representing a “new page in the history of our partnership with [Iran]”. Fast-forward to July 2018 and it seems that this deal has already been placed in the shredder.

  • El Molla Highlights Oil & Gas Achievements During BEBA’s Honorary Dinner
    Events

    El Molla Highlights Oil & Gas Achievements During BEBA’s Honorary Dinner

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    The British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) held a dinner on July 9 in honor of the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla. The event, that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cairo, saw El Molla deliver a speech to prominent figures from Egypt’s domestic oil and gas sector, international oil companies (IOCs), and members of BEBA. The minister commented on the latest achievements of the Egyptian petroleum industry and the development of the sector’s Modernization Program.

  • Cybersecurity in the Oil and Gas Sector: Problems and Solutions
    Industry Insights

    Cybersecurity in the Oil and Gas Sector: Problems and Solutions

    Tuesday, 10th July 2018

    The recent technological boom in wireless communications, sensor applications and automated machinery is bringing untold benefits to the oil and gas industry; from enhancing remote monitoring capabilities and providing detailed analytics, to revolutionizing data storage and reducing operational costs. However, the connection of industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to the wider digital network has exposed critical pieces of infrastructure to cyber threats.

  • Barriers to Investment: Attracting Finance for the Renewable Energy Sector
    Industry Insights

    Barriers to Investment: Attracting Finance for the Renewable Energy Sector

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    A report published in 2018 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed that capital inflows into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) renewables sector during 2015 and 2016 were the lowest of any region in the world.

  • Boosting Young Professionals’ Skills:  The Private Sector’s Role in Providing Workplace Experience
    Research & Analysis

    Boosting Young Professionals’ Skills: The Private Sector’s Role in Providing Workplace Experience

    Sunday, 20th May 2018

    The gap between the skills learned by Egyptian students and the real-world demands of the private sector is not a new phenomenon. The problem has been a recurring subject of discussion among industry experts and is particularly pronounced in technical areas such as petroleum engineering that require students to undergo time and resource-intensive training in order to develop the necessary skills.

  • Assessing the future potential of Gaza Marine field
    In Focus

    Assessing the future potential of Gaza Marine field

    Thursday, 5th April 2018

    In early March 2018, sources within the Palestinian Authority (PA) provided additional confirmation that the largest stakeholder of the Gaza Marine natural gas field – Royal Dutch Shell – is in the process of divesting their stake. Back in January 2018, several industry insiders revealed that the Anglo-Dutch oil giant was looking to offload their stake in the field – and that it was struggling to find a willing buyer. Two months later, Palestinian cabinet ministers officially announced that they were indeed searching for a replacement international company to invest in the field and finally initiate its development.