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Rana Alkady

  • Human Resources: Job Niche Shift
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    Human Resources: Job Niche Shift

    Monday, 10th May 2021

    Many companies around the globe have had to transition to new methods of operation in order to comply with social distancing and COVID rules as a result of the global pandemic. Workers in the oil and gas industry believe that the events of 2020 have now ushered in a new standard for the industry, with 86% claiming that this is the current case or will be in the immediate future.

  • Green Hydrogen Fuels Plans for Future Energy
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    Green Hydrogen Fuels Plans for Future Energy

    Monday, 19th April 2021

    To begin with, the concept of Green Hydrogen is a new trend in the industry pertaining to its formation from natural gas resources. Over the last few years, interest in this particular topic has peaked exponentially. Green Hydrogen can be used as a raw material for chemical reactions to generate a variety of biofuels, and it is a good energy carrier for applications that are isolated from electricity grids or need a high energy content by weight. Green hydrogen has the potential to bridge the gap between increasing and sustainable renewable energy production and hard-to-electrify sectors.

  • The Evergreen Empowerment of Women in The Energy Industry
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    The Evergreen Empowerment of Women in The Energy Industry

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    To begin with, the employment of women in male-dominated industries has increased exponentially over the last several decades. However, the fact remains that this achievement does come with its own set of challenges.There are several obstacles that women face as they attempt to climb the business hierarchy in their field of expertise. Due to the diverse range of skills that the renewable energy and the oil and gas industry have to offer, the possibilities looking into the future for successful women in the energy industry are endless.

  • The Pinnacle of The Pandemic: Investing in Natural Gas
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    The Pinnacle of The Pandemic: Investing in Natural Gas

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    To begin with, the natural gas investment climate as of Q1 2021 has proved to be a financial opportunity that cannot be ignored for both the upstream and downstream sectors. The trend in natural gas popularity has changed dramatically between 2019 and 2021; starting with a low-sloped rise, continuing with a plateau and eventually exponentially increasing at present. However, before further analyzing the current state of the financial market, it is important to understand the journey that led to the present day interest in natural gas.

  • 2020: The Odyssey of Crude Oil Prices and Production
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    2020: The Odyssey of Crude Oil Prices and Production

    Wednesday, 13th January 2021

    To begin with, the coronavirus has affected the global energy markets as well as the primary energy consumption in multiple ways. While this global pandemic was only seen as a minor threat to the city of Wuhan in China, its turbulent and intense effect on the energy market hasn’t been seen since the Swine Flu that spread between 2009 and 2010, with a similar global impact. The unpredictability of the coronavirus’s spread has caused a major fluctuation in the oil and gas industry, especially when concerned with supply and demand.

  • Navigating The Pandemic’s Next Wave
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    Navigating The Pandemic’s Next Wave

    Monday, 7th December 2020

    To begin with, the year had started with, what seemed like a temporary change in plans, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In fact, experts had thought that the declining oil prices and excessive storage of oil and gas products were an unpredictable phenomenon. However, it took nearly 6 months after the impact of the global pandemic (Q3 2020) for experts to hypothesize that COVID-19 is here to stay for another couple of years. Not only that, but there is an expected 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is expected to hit between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. The difference between the 2nd wave and the 1st wave of the pandemic is that this time, industry experts are ready for whatever comes their way.

  • Regeneration: Brownfields Live Another Day
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    Regeneration: Brownfields Live Another Day

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    To begin with, brownfield regeneration has been a very attractive topic in the oil and gas industry since the turn of the 21st century. With recent environmental regulations and frameworks pushing for land restoration and protection of contaminated sites, the oil and gas industry has faced tremendous pressure to comply with such requirements. However, before any brownfield site is redeveloped or regenerated for reuse, the brownfield must be effectively remediated from all potential hazards and toxins.

  • Enhancing Infrastructure for Deep Water Gas Pipelines
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    Enhancing Infrastructure for Deep Water Gas Pipelines

    Tuesday, 6th October 2020

    With natural gas becoming a topic of increasing interest, it is only expected that the infrastructure is revised and/or enhanced to further develop new projects. In fact, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) aims to expand the capacity of national gas grid over the coming years. Already, Egypt has successfully managed to increase the total grid length by 4,820 km over the course of 23 years. However, with Egypt striving further to be the region’s natural gas hub, it is important to ensure that the technical elements of pipelines – especially deep water pipelines – are at their prime capacities too.

  • Business-As-Usual: The Post-Coronavirus Definition
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    Business-As-Usual: The Post-Coronavirus Definition

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    As employees worldwide begin to slowly transition into ‘business-as-usual’ operations, certain Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) measures must be applied to prevent the fear of a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to adequate measures, employees must be aware and educated on the basic principles of proper use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), both inside and outside the work area.

  • Will Financial Stimulus Be Enough to Recover from A Pandemic?
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    Will Financial Stimulus Be Enough to Recover from A Pandemic?

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    To begin with, it is important to note that the recent developments of the COVID-19 pandemic have differed based on several elements. While some countries have cases that increase at an exponential rate, some have managed to keep the spreading of the virus under control. With the current number of international COVID-19 cases beginning to stabilize and decrease slowly, new and innovative financial programs and incentives have been developed to aid in the economic recovery process of various sectors, with priority given to oil and gas sectors.

  • Coronavirus Creates A Niche for Job Market in the Oil and Gas Field
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    Coronavirus Creates A Niche for Job Market in the Oil and Gas Field

    Thursday, 9th July 2020

    Recently, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been instability in most jobs in the oil and gas field. In fact, many industry professionals around the world have been victims of salary deductions or lost jobs as a result of the low production in the industry. This has not only resulted in a series of staff eliminations, but has also generated a new niche in the job market in the oil and gas field.

  • Making the Most of Operational Cost Efficiency Strategies
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    Making the Most of Operational Cost Efficiency Strategies

    Thursday, 11th June 2020

    While an operational cost efficiency strategy is a notion that has been implemented in various companies in the oil and gas sector. So far, conventional operational cost efficiency strategies have been implemented in Egypt (especially when discussing increased drilling costs), but given the recent impact of the global pandemic (i.e. COVID-19), more detailed and developed strategies are necessary to limit the overall impact.

  • Technological Mediums to Accelerate the Digitalization Shift
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    Technological Mediums to Accelerate the Digitalization Shift

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    While the concept of digitalization is not new, the recent emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought it into the spotlight more than ever. Digitalization in the oil and gas sector has become a necessity as opposed to a mere option over the last several months. In fact, digitalization has been a topic of discussion over the last five decades.

  • Mining to Produce Renewable Energy Technologies: A Controversy
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    Mining to Produce Renewable Energy Technologies: A Controversy

    Monday, 6th April 2020

    To begin with, Egypt is one of the most mineral-wealthy countries in Africa. In fact, Egypt is not only abundant in the amount of mineral resources available, but in the variety of these resources. The primary essential mineral resources found in Egypt mainly consist of metallic and non-metallic mineral resources. Metallic mineral resources include materials such as copper, lead, nickel, cobalt, gold and silver, while non-metallic metals typically are those of limestone, sandstone and gravel dolomite.

  • Preventative Maintenance in The E&P Sector in Egypt
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    Preventative Maintenance in The E&P Sector in Egypt

    Sunday, 1st December 2019

    While maintenance is a topic heavily discussed in the oil and gas field, it is important to distinguish between the different types of maintenance. In the oil and gas field, there are three main types of maintenance that could be applied in exploration and production (E&P) activities: reactive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and preventative maintenance.

  • Marine Life Protection in the Oil and Gas Field
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    Marine Life Protection in the Oil and Gas Field

    Monday, 4th November 2019

    To begin with, the oil and gas sector is known to have some of the most prominent and paramount projects that are often located offshore. It is important to note that Egypt is home to some of the largest oil and gas projects in the region. In fact, Egypt aims to become the regional natural gas hub in the coming years.

  • Oil & Gas Field Meets Renewable Energy: A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks
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    Oil & Gas Field Meets Renewable Energy: A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks

    Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

    The oil and gas sector in Egypt has come a long way over the past century, due to the country’s advantageous geographical location, its well-developed infrastructure, as well as its potential for new resource discoveries. While there are various laws, agreements and regulatory frameworks to ensure that all attained resources are protected and used in a social, economic and political way, there remain some minor details that could be improved over the long run.