Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla has met with a group of young petroleum engineers who participated in a training course on methane emissions reduction in the US.
The training was prepared and implemented by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and came as part of the “Zero Emissions” initiative that launched by US with participation of Egypt.
It also included a program about the quality of the water in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
During the meeting, El Molla affirmed the Egyptian petroleum sector’s Modernization project attached a great importance towards developing human skills and capabilities, noting the sector has several promising competencies who believe in the importance of learning and adapting with the global developments.
He added that the USTDA’s program aims at defining the new technologies of reducing emissions and techniques for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
El Molla confirmed that the selection of youth was done according to measures and settings full of transparency. The training, which comprised six of the Egyptian petroleum youth, included field visits to the sites of a number of American companies that own and implement technologies for reducing methane emissions, such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, and Baker Hughes.
The trainees were able to learn about the rules, regulations, and policies for reducing methane emissions and modern methods to detect and quantify emissions, types and advantages of steam recovery units, technologies for CCS and flare gases recovery.
Additionally, one of the petroleum sector engineers participated in the training program about the quality of water in the MENA region.
Furthermore, the youth gave a presentation on the most important points learned from the training program, in addition to several proposals for implementing these technologies.