Features | Paper Review
Tuesday, 12th January 2021
Despite the challenges imposed by the coronavirus outbreak in 2020, the oil and gas research scene thrived with many outstanding research papers to help Egyptian petroleum achievements be at the forefront of the industry. In our year-end issue, Egypt Oil and Gas (EOG) selected two of papers that happened to address some of the important topics that were addressed too in our issues during 2020.
Monday, 7th December 2020
Isomerization is a process that has transformed itself into one of the most renowned techniques for gasoline production. The reason for the refining process’s meteoric rise in the downstream sector is due to the process’s ability to produce high octane products whilst simultaneously reducing the number of pollutants released into the environment.
Wednesday, 4th November 2020
The issue of revitalizing brownfields in Egypt is a pressing issue. With over 70% of Egypt’s oilfields in a mature stage of their production lifespan, the need to prolong the oilfield’s lifespan is of paramount importance. As a result, a myriad of revitalization techniques have been implemented to try and boost production at brownfields.
A Deeper Understanding of The Offshore Nile Delta: Organic Geochemistry of Condensates and Natural Gases
Tuesday, 6th October 2020
The natural gas potential for Egypt in the offshore East-Mediterranean region is undeniable and accounts for about 60% of Egypt’s 223 billion cubic feet (bcf) of proven natural gas reserves and nearly six million barrels of natural gas liquids, according to data from a recent study . One of the most prolific concessions is the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession with extensive commercial production. Despite years of gas and condensate discoveries that have been achieved in the deep ultramarine Nile Delta Basin of northern Egypt, the genetic origin and formation mechanisms of these hydrocarbons still remain largely unidentified.
Monday, 7th September 2020
One of the most vital tasks in the oil and gas industry is to minimize the failure of exploration by means of accumulating accurate and reliable data. This can be achieved by amassing comprehensive information about the types and volumes of the pre-existing hydrocarbons before embarking on drilling operations. Coming up dry can have huge financial implications and, in a time where strong profit margins are imperative, this data has never been so important.
Monday, 10th August 2020
To maximize profitability on Egypt’s exciting opportunities, efficient drilling operations are required. Drilling fluids area vital component of drilling efficiency. They fulfill several vital functions including controlling pressure, carrying cuttings and cooling bit and drill strings, and stabilizing wellbore as well as controlling fluid losses.Due to its substantial impact on operational efficiency, it comes as no surprise that drilling fluid technology is one of the most targeted and developed technologies worldwide.
Thursday, 9th July 2020
Due to the dynamic nature of the oil and gas industry, many factors force companies into signing agreements such as engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contracts. Any delay or inefficiency in these contracts can have a devastating impact. Thus, ideal contract strategy is of paramount importance to avoid deviation from the project schedule or budget to reap the maximum benefit for companies. Unsurprisingly, contract strategy is at the forefront of oil and gas companies’ agenda.
Thursday, 11th June 2020
Cost efficiency has been at the forefront of the agenda of oil and gas companies since the 2008 oil crash and the subsequent reduction in profit margins. Since then, many firms have opted to cut their manpower to avoid high operational costs and also reduce capital expenditure (Capex). At present, with the COVID-19 pandemic, low oil prices are having an adverse impact on oil companies’ expansion, growth and profit margins. Historically, oil and gas firms that can keep their production costs low have been the winners. Thus, enhancing operational efficiency is of paramount importance and is both a simple yet very effective way of improving cost efficiency throughout the sector.
Sunday, 10th May 2020
In an industry where profit margins are becoming ever slimmer, innovation and technology is becoming in the heart of the oil and gas industry’s attempt to boost efficiency and buoy profits. Artificial intelligence (AI) helps the oil and gas companies in optimizing their production by identifying the areas of inefficiency and providing informed decision making.
Monday, 6th April 2020
Mineral exploration is the process undertaken by companies, partnerships or corporations to find commercially viable concentrations of minerals through mining. Satellites or reconnaissance aircraft play a significant role in aiding our understanding of mineral mapping due to their capability of detecting hydrothermal alteration minerals and of the sensing surface and subsurface fault zones.