EGYPS 2019 received more than 700 abstracts from all over the world to enthrall its attendees with a series of 33 technical sessions covering 11 categories across the three days of conference. The technical sessions were delivered by over 130 experts and promoted a rich knowledge-sharing environment to all participants.

“I am very optimistic about what is happening in Egypt now, because we are starting to look at the industry from a standardized point of view, which is a new perspective in Egypt. We should take the best standards and make a pilot and not be a copy-cat of others. We should adopt the new technologies in the market,” said Hatem Rashed, Advisor at the Mechanical, Performance and Reliability Department, Integrity and Quality Division in ADNOC, giving his opinion about the importance of the technical discussions.

Commenting on the conference, Manolis Markakis, Oil Supply and Operations Senior Director at Hellenic Petroleum, stated that EGYPS provides a very good opportunity to learn about best practices. “I am a member of the technical committee that selected individuals for the conference’s presentations, and we tried to select some of the very important ones,” he added.

For the first time this year, the conference also held a Technical Papers’ Poster Display with 42 technical posters showcasing research findings and technologies. The posters were evaluated for the Technical Poster Competition, whose winner was announced on the second day of the event, on February 12. The competition’s winner was Steve Smith from Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), who presented a case study on LWD sampling application for oil in the offshore Nile Delta.