Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Wealth Abdullah Ghorab stressed on Sunday that scientific research constituted a basic element for the development of oil, gas, petrochemicals and mining industries in Egypt in order to cope up with the successive developments of this industry.

This industry is based on the application of the up-to-date technology, he added in a speech while inaugurating the 15th conference and international fair on oil and mineral wealth which is organized by the oil research institute.

The conference and fair will last till April 10. The conference will discuss 150 research and work papers as well as production projects.

Source: SIS