Features

Sarah Samir

Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for more than a year. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.

  • Safety of the Upstream: An Interview with HSE, Aim Experts
    Interview

    Safety of the Upstream: An Interview with HSE, Aim Experts

    Wednesday, 6th October 2021

    The oil and gas upstream sector deals with the exploration and production (E&P) of the world's hydrocarbon wealth. A global key concern to the oil and gas leaders is sustainability and the safety of staff, assets and the environment. Egypt Oil and Gas interviewed health, safety, and environment (HSE) specialists, in addition to asset integrity management experts to explore the effect of these fields on the upstream sector and how can they lead to a sustainable future.

  • Towards A Sustainable Oil, Gas Future
    Events

    Towards A Sustainable Oil, Gas Future

    Wednesday, 6th October 2021

    Schlumberger and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources co-hosted a virtual Sustainability Webinar on August 2-3, 2021. Covering various topics over the course of the two days of sessions, both Schlumberger and the Ministry highlighted their various joint efforts to raise awareness of sustainability development.

  • Shale Gas New Game-Changer for Energy Economy
    Energy Economics

    Shale Gas New Game-Changer for Energy Economy

    Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    Producing natural gas from shale has increased significantly over the past years. Shale gas was expected by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to account for 30% of the global natural gas output by 2040.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Uncertainty-Based Model Using Monte Carlo Technique
    Technology

    Hydraulic Fracturing Uncertainty-Based Model Using Monte Carlo Technique

    Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    Looking at the nature of Egypt, the country has two thirds of its oil in brownfields. Therefore, using techniques like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is unavoidable. Hydro-fracturing is not only implemented to stimulate brownfields production, but it is also used when it comes to unconventional oil and gas exploration. However, there are several uncertainties when it comes to the process.

  • Egypt’s CNG Initiative Dawns A Bright Future
    Overview

    Egypt’s CNG Initiative Dawns A Bright Future

    Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

    Egypt has taken prominent measures to convert vehicles into compressed natural gas (CNG) ones. These steps include the timely presidential initiative launched in January 2021 to increase the number of vehicles using CNG as fuel. The country provides CNG through compressing natural gas to be lower than its standard atmosphere volume pressure by less than 1%. Afterward, the produced CNG is stored at a pressure of 24,821 Kilopascals (kPa), according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). Through the pressuring process, Egypt provides its people with an alternative fuel that will enhance the economy and surrounding environment.

  • Structural Integrity Management: A Pillar for Having A Sustainable Sector
    Industry Insights

    Structural Integrity Management: A Pillar for Having A Sustainable Sector

    Monday, 13th May 2019

    Structural integrity management (SIM) is one of the main pillars of asset integrity management (AIM) in the oil and gas sector. SIM focuses on ensuring the asset’s structural integrity and its continuous fitness-for-purpose, allowing owners to achieve their business objectives flexibly and to ensure operations sustainability. Maintaining structural integrity guarantees that different structures of the sector will have the ability to bear any loads, including their own weight. Therefore, enhancing the integrity of oil and gas structures represents a cornerstone for guaranteeing the success of the ongoing operations.

  • Pre-Stack, Post-Stack Inversion in Brownfields
    Industry Insights

    Pre-Stack, Post-Stack Inversion in Brownfields

    Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

    In order to reactivate the production from mature fields, it is important to conduct an accurate assessment for wells in oil and natural gas brownfields to enable best results. For this, conducting seismic surveys and ensuring that the data is collected and correctly interpreted is essential.

  • Youth: From Academia to The Field An Interview with Dr. Tharwat Hassane, Petroleum Engineering Professor at The BUE and FUE
    Interview

    Youth: From Academia to The Field An Interview with Dr. Tharwat Hassane, Petroleum Engineering Professor at The BUE and FUE

    Monday, 18th March 2019

    With the rapid development of the Egyptian oil and gas sector, the formation of new professionals should follow up the pace. In this context, Egypt Oil & Gas took interest in knowing what the academia had to say about the country’s current position in Africa and the development of its youth.

  • Digital Fluency Addressing the Gender Gap in Extractive Industries
    Industry Insights

    Digital Fluency Addressing the Gender Gap in Extractive Industries

    Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    Digitized equipment has helped women's participation in extractive fields and encouraged them to reject the stereotypes of “male-dominated” industries. Using recent technologies could help Egypt bridge the gender gap in these sectors as it helps women have more flexibility to challenge the existing barriers.

  • Egypt’s Place in Africa’s Natural Gas Scene
    Overview

    Egypt’s Place in Africa’s Natural Gas Scene

    Sunday, 17th February 2019

    Natural gas is one of the most important energy resources for Africa. Recently, the industry has witnessed great leaps that changed the continent’s views of the product. Africa owns 7.1% of the world’s total proven reserves, of which most are found in Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, and Libya, according to a BP statistical review published in 2018. Egypt is not only among the countries with the highest reserves and production, but also stands out as one of the top natural gas consumers in the continent.

  • Schlumberger Inaugurates Egypt Center of Efficiency and Celebrates 80 Years in Egypt
    Events

    Schlumberger Inaugurates Egypt Center of Efficiency and Celebrates 80 Years in Egypt

    Wednesday, 9th January 2019

    In celebration of its 80th anniversary in Egypt, Schlumberger inaugurated on December 12, 2018 the Egypt Center of Efficiency (ECE) facility, located at the Polaris Industrial City in 6th of October.

  • Aim For the Future: Asset Integrity and the Modernization Program
    Industry Insights

    Aim For the Future: Asset Integrity and the Modernization Program

    Tuesday, 11th December 2018

    AIM systems ensure that companies are able to maintain the integrity of their assets while adopting cost-effective methods. Having a clear AIM system allows companies to optimize operations, and to ensure safety through analyzing their equipment, infrastructure and workforce.

  • Reducing Groundwater Contamination in the Egyptian Oil and Gas Sector
    Industry Insights

    Reducing Groundwater Contamination in the Egyptian Oil and Gas Sector

    Thursday, 8th November 2018

    Groundwater does not only affect soil, it affects humans, animals, and economy. In many ways, the oil and gas industry could contaminate groundwater; yet, there are some ways to prevent or decrease the pollution.

  • Shielding Pipelines: Anti-Corrosion Safety Techniques
    Industry Insights

    Shielding Pipelines: Anti-Corrosion Safety Techniques

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Ensuring the safety and the quality of pipelines is one of the main priorities of the oil and gas sector. Egypt Oil & Gas investigates how companies tackle pipeline corrosion.

  • Tapping Hard-to-Access Onshore Resources
    Industry Insights

    Tapping Hard-to-Access Onshore Resources

    Sunday, 9th September 2018

    Oil and natural gas have been among Egypt’s profitable resources for years. The North African country started by tapping fields on land rather than those in its territorial waters. Now, these onshore wells are starting to reach maturity, and industry leaders have begun to use previously unprecedented  technologies to tap Egypt’s riches. Companies are now adopting innovative means to produce tight oil and gas, revive onshore brownfields, and maximize the production rates from these resources.

  • Waste-to-Energy for a Sustainable Future in Egypt
    Industry Insights

    Waste-to-Energy for a Sustainable Future in Egypt

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    Faced with a growing population, securing energy supplies has become one of Egypt’s biggest priorities. Because of this, the past few years has seen the country importing large amounts of energy from different sources. Egypt has also been experiencing difficulties dealing with the growing amounts of waste produced by the increasing population.

  • Schlumberger Paves the Way for Talents
    Events

    Schlumberger Paves the Way for Talents

    Tuesday, 12th June 2018

    A year ago, Schlumberger started the first phase of its protocol with the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower to train young technicians and to empower them to cope with work in the private sector. On May 7 2018, the company hosted a celebratory event in Cairo to honor 110 graduates from its Technician Development Training Program Protocol.

  • Encouragement & Training: Welcoming young Professionals to Oil and Gas Firms
    Research & Analysis

    Encouragement & Training: Welcoming young Professionals to Oil and Gas Firms

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018

    Since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced 2016 to be “the year of the Egyptian youth,” the state’s major economic sectors have been paying attention to young professionals. The oil and gas sector, in particular, has been taking significant initiatives to empower youth and help them draw their career path.

  • IMPACTS OF LEBANON’S ROUTE TO OIL AND GAS
    Research & Analysis

    IMPACTS OF LEBANON’S ROUTE TO OIL AND GAS

    Tuesday, 10th April 2018

    Lebanon’s first oil and gas offshore licensing round in the Mediterranean is raising concerns among experts over whether it will be compatible or competitive with the similar oil and gas ambitions of neighboring Egypt. On January 26th, 2017, Lebanon announced that blocks 1, 4, 8, 9 and 10 would be open for bidding as part of the first offshore licensing round in the country, aiming at developing the oil and gas sector and benefiting from its resources.

  • Egypt’s Hydrocarbon Exports, Imports Legislation
    Overview

    Egypt’s Hydrocarbon Exports, Imports Legislation

    Sunday, 4th March 2018

    Egypt has an attractive climate for hydrocarbon investments. Many international and national firms are interested to enter the Egyptian hydrocarbon market, whether by conducting exploration and production (E&P) activities or through establishing stations to sell hydrocarbon products.

  • Understanding the Prospects of Brownfields In Egypt
    Overview

    Understanding the Prospects of Brownfields In Egypt

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    As conventional oil fields are nearing maturity, market players have long shifted their focus towards maximizing the commercial viability of existing mature fields. Conventional brownfields account for around 65% of global oil production.

  • An Examination of Egypt’s Zero-Mazut Plan
    Research & Analysis

    An Examination of Egypt’s Zero-Mazut Plan

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    To reach and maintain prosperity, countries must continually seek new development. Like others, Egypt is on a continuous journey toward the development of its different sectors, especially the downstream oil and gas sector. The government is adopting different methods and plans to strengthen its downstream capability and, eventually, to boost its economy.

  • Schlumberger: Empowering Egyptian Technicians
    Events

    Schlumberger: Empowering Egyptian Technicians

    Monday, 1st January 2018

    Schlumberger continues to demonstrate its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) through its program to train young technicians. On December 17th, it hosted a celebration to honor 72 young people who graduated from its Technician Development Training Program Protocol.

  • A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports
    Overview

    A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Not only known for its antiquities and for being an agricultural provider, Egypt was once known for its natural gas exports. The North African Country was exporting around 30% of its natural gas production in 2009 in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)’s Egypt country profile. However, growing local demand has turned Egypt into a gas importer after years of natural gas boom.

  • Schlumberger:  AIDING THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH
    BUSINESS IN FOCUS

    Schlumberger: AIDING THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    In efforts to contribute to the enhancement of the local economic welfare, Schlumberger Egypt provided a training program to 100 young technicians, as a part of the protocol signed with the Ministry of Man Power to train youth on the market’s needs.

  • Understanding Unconventional Waste Management: From Fracturing to Nuclear Plants
    Interview

    Understanding Unconventional Waste Management: From Fracturing to Nuclear Plants

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    As Egypt expands its energy-extraction and -production sectors, it faces the growing challenge of waste management. To help its readers better understand the nature of the challenge and its possible solutions, Egypt Oil & Gas sat down with Dr. Ahmed Abou Sayed, a global expert on Production Enhancement and sustainability, with emphasis on waste management.

  • Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma
    Overview

    Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    With the fluctuations of global oil prices; the kingdom of Bahrain is trying to make its way out of an economic drop. Although the Bahraini kingdom is working on diversifying its economy from oil and gas since 1990, the kingdom’s deficit is still affected by the changes in the global oil and gas markets. Hence, with the stumbling oil prices, the kingdom had to take a number of measures including the increase of its fuel prices, in 2016.

  • HEALTH RISKS CONTROL IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
    Research & Analysis

    HEALTH RISKS CONTROL IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    The oil and gas industry is a field full of health risks and hazards that may affect employees working in the site or people living in nearby areas. With the ending of the easy oil phase and the emergence of the difficult oil era, oil and gas firms, along with governments and high authorities, tend to work on mitigating these risks.

  • EGYPTIAN COMPANIES GOING INTERNATIONAL
    Research & Analysis

    EGYPTIAN COMPANIES GOING INTERNATIONAL

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017

    Egypt’s state oil companies are starting to sign agreements to develop oil fields in other neighboring countries, which indicate that the country has plans to expand their territory out of Egypt and into foreign lands.

  • RIYADH: FROM OIL LEADERSHIP TO NON-OIL FUTURE
    COUNTRY INSIGHT

    RIYADH: FROM OIL LEADERSHIP TO NON-OIL FUTURE

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has greatly changed its views of the oil and gas industry over the past decade. The waythe Saudi dynasty perceives the importance of its oil wealth affects the oil and gas law and the kingdom’s economy.

  • EGYPT OIL & GAS LAUNCHED 2nd Agreements Training Course
    Events

    EGYPT OIL & GAS LAUNCHED 2nd Agreements Training Course

    Sunday, 7th May 2017

    Egypt Oil&Gas had cooperated with Andrews Kurth Legal Firm along with Open Chance Law Firm in order to inaugurate a training that casts more focus on the legality of the oil and gas field. The 2nd International Oil and Gas Law and Contracts Training Program was held on the 12th and 13th of April 2017, in Sky Executive Resort, in the attendance of the industry’s leaders.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTING ECONOMY
    Research & Analysis

    INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTING ECONOMY

    Sunday, 7th May 2017

    For a more aspiring and accomplished upstream business, the oil and gas wealth owning countries have long been involved with developing grand infrastructure projects. It has emerged as a primary need for world governments to ameliorate infrastructure conditions given the fierce energy market competition.

  • SCHLUMBERGER LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
    Events

    SCHLUMBERGER LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM

    Thursday, 13th April 2017

    The Egyptian oil and gas industry is in need of well-trained talented technicians to work on the Egyptian fields in order to positively affect the production. Hence, Schlumberger Egypt has launched a training program in cooperation with the Ministry of Man Power at a dedicated event held in one of Cairo’s biggest hotels in February. The aim of the program is to train young technicians to meet the best international standards.

  • Through IPOs to Larger Acquisitions
    Research & Analysis

    Through IPOs to Larger Acquisitions

    Thursday, 13th April 2017

    In quest for larger capital amidst financial instabilities in the global oil and gas industry, companies resort to different mechanisms to acquire necessary funds to expand their businesses. One way to do so is to opt for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). This global trend has opened a number of state-owned oil and gas firms to the privatization structures and private companies themselves then take this as a first step to increase their pool of acquisitions.

  • THE APOLLONIA UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY
    Events

    THE APOLLONIA UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY

    Monday, 13th March 2017

    The Egyptian petroleum industry is poised to enter a new era as drilling operations in unconventional fields started to take place. On Monday, February 6th 2017, Schlumberger in collaboration with Khalda Petroleum Company held Apollonia Field Presentation in Cairo’s JW Marriot, to showcase the success of the unconventional completion operation of the Apollonia JD gas field.

  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA OF THE UNCONVENTIONALS
    Research & Analysis

    THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA OF THE UNCONVENTIONALS

    Monday, 13th March 2017

    As many oil and gas fields are starting to be affected by the decline in the natural production ratio and they are coming closer to reaching their maturity, oil and gas investors are beginning to operate in the unconventional oil and gas resources. Shale oil and gas, oil sands, and tight oil and gas have a large economic potential.

  • OIL&GAS INDUSTRY AIMING FOR GENDER EQUALITY
    Research & Analysis

    OIL&GAS INDUSTRY AIMING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

    Monday, 13th February 2017

    The number of women in the Egyptian oil and gas industry has been increasing in the past years, yet at a slow pace. This is also a reason why The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2017) is opening a unique floor to a full-day Women in Energy Conference dedicated to the opportunities that women have in the oil and gas industry.

  • Towards Gender Balance in Hydrocarbon Fields
    Research & Analysis

    Towards Gender Balance in Hydrocarbon Fields

    Sunday, 11th December 2016

    By Sarah Samir
    Oil and gas has always been a male dominated industry. Yet, although working conditions in the oil and gas sector are harsh, women are becoming more present in the field. As they accepted the challenge and started playing an active role in such a promising area, women can be more often seen as role models in the industry.

  • Joint Ventures’ Aptness for UPSTREAM Projects
    Research & Analysis

    Joint Ventures’ Aptness for UPSTREAM Projects

    Sunday, 6th November 2016

    The notion of partnerships in the oil and gas industry is considered a key to success. It is no different in Egypt. There are different shapes of partnering in hydrocarbon projects - joint venture companies, joint stock corporations, and individuals partnerships. Yet, one form is much more suitable for the Egyptian industry than the other.

  • ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRMS ALTERING OIL INDUSTRY
    Engineering Research & Analysis

    ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRMS ALTERING OIL INDUSTRY

    Tuesday, 11th October 2016

    Implementing projects in oil and gas industry requires companies to assign certain tasks to specialists. Project managers and engineers are needed for oil and gas players in order to avoid taking huge risks that may result in loses. In that aspect, oil and gas investors hire engineering and project management service companies, also known as Engineering Procurement Construction Service Companies like Ennpi in Egypt, Amec Foster Wheeler in the UK, and Carmagen Engineering in the US.

  • Oil and Gas Arbitral Awards in Egypt
    Legal Opinion Research & Analysis

    Oil and Gas Arbitral Awards in Egypt

    Sunday, 18th September 2016

    The issue discussing domestic versus foreign arbitrations has dominated news in the energy industry in Egypt in the past months. It has become a key conundrum for oil, gas, renewables, and other energy companies that are operating in the country. Foreign energy investors have objected to the requirements by the government to hold all their dispute settlement processes in Egypt. Instead, they requested to have an option to file suits abroad with international arbitration centers, shall there arise any disagreements in the future.