Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, said that Egypt’s oil sector vies to expand its reliance on digital technology in the upcoming petroleum projects and that the petroleum sector has unique chances for international partnerships in projects based on modern technology, according to a press release.

The minister’s remarks came during his meeting with a delegation from Baker Hughes company that included Zaher Ibrahim, Vice President of Baker Hughes in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and India, Ayman Khattab, President and CEO of Baker Hughes in North East and Gulf area, Adeeb Al-Zoghbi Regional CFO, Tameer Nasser, Baker Hughes’ Director and General Manager of Egypt and Sudan.

During the meeting, El Molla highlighted  the latest technological achievements of the ministry including  the launching of Egypt Upstream Gateway platform and Natural Gas station Application. He also touched on success stories in both petroleum and mining industries.

For their part, Baker Hughes delegation showcased several new digital applications and solutions that their company has recently reached despite the lockdown resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic. These applications covered fields of production, flame gas recovery, petrochemicals, increasing production from brown fields, maintenance and construction projects, and trainings.

Meanwhile, Baker Hughes Vice President, praised the success stories achieved by the Ministry of Petroleum during the last period in the oil, gas and mining sectors and, hailed the efforts exerted by the ministry to attract major companies such as ExxonMobil and Chevron.