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Omnia Farrag

  • A Professional Journey in Maridive: An Interview With Wafaa Kassem, Maridive Group – Risks & Insurance Director
    Interview

    A Professional Journey in Maridive: An Interview With Wafaa Kassem, Maridive Group – Risks & Insurance Director

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Maridive Group is one of the largest providers of offshore marine and oil support in Egypt, and one of the biggest in the region in terms of fleet size. Wafaa Kassem, risk and insurance director for Maridive Group, spoke to Egypt Oil & Gas about her journey through the company, its history, and the risks of its work.

  • Connecting Slums to the Natural Gas Grid: How to Achieve this Goal?
    Industry Insights

    Connecting Slums to the Natural Gas Grid: How to Achieve this Goal?

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    The Egyptian government is aiming to link 684,000 households across 18 governorates to the national gas grid. This is part of a bigger plan that aims to connect 2.3 million households to the grid by 2021. Egypt Oil & Gas talked to experts who are working on the project in order to know more about the project’s technical aspect and the measures needed to make the connection of overpopulated areas become reality.

  • Containing Truck Incidents: A Major Safety Threat in the Oil Industry
    Industry Insights

    Containing Truck Incidents: A Major Safety Threat in the Oil Industry

    Sunday, 9th September 2018

    The oil and gas industry holds some of the biggest hazards in operations. Its workers are often exposed to tough working conditions, in addition to heavy and sensitive materials and machines. Yet, most fatalities in the industry are not caused by heavy equipment or errors in complicated processes. Instead and surprisingly, they are mainly caused by driving mistakes.

  • Seven Years After Gaddafi: Where Does the Libyan Oil Market Stand?
    Industry Insights

    Seven Years After Gaddafi: Where Does the Libyan Oil Market Stand?

    Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    Libya possesses the largest proven oil reserves in Africa and the ninth biggest reserves worldwide with an estimate reserves of 47.1 billion barrels. The country used to be a main oil exporter to Europe for decades as its production reached a peak of 3 million barrels of oil per day (b/d) in the 1970s. Only seven years ago, before the uprising that ended the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi, the north African country was pumping more than 1.6 million b/d. As the country is currently torn between rival governments and tens of militias, it is struggling to maintain a production level of 1 million b/d.

  • Internet of Things Unlocking Optimum Profitability in Petroleum Sector
    Overview

    Internet of Things Unlocking Optimum Profitability in Petroleum Sector

    Tuesday, 10th July 2018

    When WiFi was available for customers use in late the 1990s, this was revolutionary. It benefited different industries through making communication faster, easier, and cheaper between people. However, what will happen if all the electronic devices became connected to internet including kitchens, cars, medical devices, industrial machines, and sensors? This connection is basic concept of the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • The Future of Electric Cars in Egypt
    Industry Insights

    The Future of Electric Cars in Egypt

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    The Egyptian electric car market has witnessed significant developments in 2018. In February, the country’s first electric vehicle charging station opened at a state-owned Wataniya gas station on the Cairo-Suez highway. Two months later, BMW distributor Bavarian Auto presented the BMWi, the first electric car to be exhibited in Egypt.

  • The Dabaa Project in Numbers: Is Nuclear Energy the Right Option for Egypt?
    Industry Insights

    The Dabaa Project in Numbers: Is Nuclear Energy the Right Option for Egypt?

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    Over the past few decades, nuclear energy projects have increasingly been seen by developing countries as an effective means of attaining western standards of development. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), 45 developed and developing countries are currently considering building nuclear reactors. More than half of these countries already have concrete plans to do so.

  • ABB Exhibits New Digital Solutions at Digital Ability Show
    Events

    ABB Exhibits New Digital Solutions at Digital Ability Show

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    The pioneering technology leader ABB exhibited the world’s first truly collaborative industrial robot during its Digital Ability Show, held in Cairo on May 8 and 9. YuMi, the collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot, was displayed alongside other innovative digital solutions to optimize industrial operations in Egypt’s energy sector.

  • Working on the Rigs: Through The Eyes of Junior Field Engineers
    Overview

    Working on the Rigs: Through The Eyes of Junior Field Engineers

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018

    For petroleum engineering fresh graduates, the career choices they make do not only affect their career path, but also their lifestyle. Going for a field-based job means having to spend long periods in remote fields with minimum level of living facilities, long shifts, and stressful working environments.

  • Proactive Steps towards Female Empowerment Worldwide
    Overview

    Proactive Steps towards Female Empowerment Worldwide

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018

    While the public and private energy sectors address the gender disparity among employees through setting quotas for female workers and promoting internship programs targeting women, female-led initiatives and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have concurrently taken the significant steps towards a more diversified oil and gas sector.

  • East Mediterranean Cooperation, an Interview with Charis Moritsis Cypriot Ambassador to Cairo
    Interview

    East Mediterranean Cooperation, an Interview with Charis Moritsis Cypriot Ambassador to Cairo

    Tuesday, 10th April 2018

    Cyprus is exerting strenuous efforts to boost oil and gas activities in its Mediterranean waters. Besides the discovery of the Calypso gas field by Italy’s Eni and France’s Total in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EZZ), few kilometers away from Egypt’s Zohr, the East Mediterranean State is in the process for signing an agreement with Egypt to transfer its natural gas.

  • France’s Ban of Fossil E&P by 2040, a Symbolic or Influential move?
    In Focus

    France’s Ban of Fossil E&P by 2040, a Symbolic or Influential move?

    Thursday, 5th April 2018

    The Paris Agreement aims to limit climate change through reducing air pollution with a long-term goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Under the agreement, the French government has started to take steps toward reducing its fossil fuel usage.

  • Overview of the Mediterranean Reserves
    Overview

    Overview of the Mediterranean Reserves

    Thursday, 5th April 2018

    In the recent years, the Mediterranean region has witnessed important hydrocarbon discoveries beneath its waters. These discoveries, in addition to the already existing reserves, are valuable assets for the region’s economy and unlock significant prospects between the Mediterranean countries in terms of energy cooperation.

  • A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Gas Market Liberalization
    In Focus

    A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Gas Market Liberalization

    Sunday, 4th March 2018

    The Egyptian government has embarked on a policy of market liberalization in all sectors since the 1970s. It was not until recently, however, that the idea of liberalizing the energy market was placed on the table. In 2015, natural gas decreasing production and growing demand forced the former natural gas exporting state to start importing natural gas.

  • Opportunities and Challenges in Natural Gas Exports
    Research & Analysis

    Opportunities and Challenges in Natural Gas Exports

    Sunday, 4th March 2018

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have represented a burden on the Egyptian economy for the past few years. During 2017 the Egyptian government developed plans to achieve natural gas self-sufficiency and start exporting natural gas.

  • Iranian Latest Demonstrations’ Effect on the Oil Market
    In Focus

    Iranian Latest Demonstrations’ Effect on the Oil Market

    Sunday, 4th March 2018

    In December 2017, the oil barrel price reached $64 - the highest monthly average since 2014. One of the factors that could have contributed to this increase was the Iranian massive demonstrations that took place between December 28, 2017 and January 3, 2018.

  • The Human Element An Eye into the Lives of Female Field Engineers
    In Focus

    The Human Element An Eye into the Lives of Female Field Engineers

    Thursday, 1st February 2018

    The petroleum industry is widely known for being dominated by men, especially upstream fieldwork. Whether the field is located in the middle of the desert or in the middle of the Mediterranean, on-site workers have to spend weeks working for long shifts under difficult conditions.