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  • EMGF: Regulation of Gas Interests in A Hot Spot

    EMGF: Regulation of Gas Interests in A Hot Spot

    Monday, 19th April 2021

    Amid the major discoveries that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean region during the past ten years, some regional countries including Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestine have agreed to establish the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an international organization to utilize the full potential of the Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas wealth. The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, announced that EMGF intends to respect the members’ rights of natural gas according to the principles of international law and support their efforts to benefit from their oil reserves and infrastructure.

  • Gender Gap: Beyond Increasing Women Inclusion Rates

    Gender Gap: Beyond Increasing Women Inclusion Rates

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    Despite the global move towards gender diversity in the extractive industries including oil, gas and mining, women are still under-represented. According to data analyzed by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), women only account for 22% of oil and gas industry employment, despite the increase of the number of women graduated from engineering and technical faculties. The issue is subject to discussion and research trying to highlight the positive impact of gender diversity in such industries.

  • The Decommissioning of Oil, Gas Regulations in Egypt: A Gray Matter

    The Decommissioning of Oil, Gas Regulations in Egypt: A Gray Matter

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    Decommissioning of oil and gas activities is one of the important topics that need more intention from the stakeholders worldwide. It faces some challenges especially from the legal perspective and regulatory framework. Egypt is one of the countries that confront this issue especially when it comes to the payment of associated costs.

  • Despite COVID-19, Egypt’s Research Scene Flourishes with New Applications, Tools

    Despite COVID-19, Egypt’s Research Scene Flourishes with New Applications, Tools

    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.

  • The Science of Isomerization: Enhancing Gasoline Production at Midor

    The Science of Isomerization: Enhancing Gasoline Production at Midor

    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.

  • Revitalizing Brownfields: A Case Study from The Western Desert

    Revitalizing Brownfields: A Case Study from The Western Desert

    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

    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.

  • Petroleum System Modelling: Identification of Promising Oil and Gas Bearings in The Gulf of Suez

    Petroleum System Modelling: Identification of Promising Oil and Gas Bearings in The Gulf of Suez

    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.

  • Nanoparticle Technology: Optimizing Drilling Technology in Egyptian Oil, Gas Fields

    Nanoparticle Technology: Optimizing Drilling Technology in Egyptian Oil, Gas Fields

    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.

  • Contract Strategy in Large-Scale Oil and Gas Projects

    Contract Strategy in Large-Scale Oil and Gas Projects

    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.