The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, received a delegation from BP to discuss the cooperation projects between the petroleum sector and BP in Egypt.

During the meeting, Dev Sanyal, Executive Vice President (EVP) of BP for Gas & Low Carbon Energy, stated that the company considers Egypt one of the most important stations in the company’s activities at the global level and aspires to increase its activities in many other areas, especially in the gas trade.

Additionally, Gordon Birrell, EVP of BP for production & operations, reviewed Raven Gas field development as part of the third phase of the West Nile Delta development in the Mediterranean Sea which is about to start production in the coming period.

The meeting also reviewed the middle management employees’ training programs as part of the petroleum sector’s development, in addition to reviewing the ministry’s plans to continue implementing training programs during the coming period.

During the meeting, El Molla said that the petroleum sector made several distinguished partnerships and petroleum agreements with major international companies. He also stressed that the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) provides great economic benefits to all member states.

El Molla pointed out that Egypt is working on the expansion of natural gas usage in many activities. He also pointed out that Egypt is currently implementing a strategic plan to raise the contribution of renewable energy and seek to exploit hydrogen to use it as a source of clean energy.