Issue: April 2015

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  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EGPC CHAIR TAREK EL-MOLLA

    EGPC chairman Tarek El-Molla recently sat down with Egypt Oil & Gas to discuss the current challenges for the petroleum industry, how to address them, and what their future plans are. Many questions were asked over our hour-long interview, far too many to include below. We then went through and selected the highlights for you below.

INSIDE ISSUE

  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GANOPE CHAIR ABU BAKR

    Egypt Oil & Gas recently sat down with Abu Bakr, the chairman of Ganoub El-Wadi Holding Company (GANOPE) to ask him about the challenges facing Upper Egypt and the company’s plans to resolve them. As in other interviews, the entirety of this interview is too extensive to print below in detail.

  • WOMEN IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

    Nerine Elwy is the current Communications Manager for Shell in Egypt and Kuwait. She began her career at the company in 1994, substituting for someone else’s maternity leave. Her excellent performance granted her a job offer in the company and few years later, she was in charge of the upstream and downstream External Affairs department.

  • BUILDING TALENT: HOW THE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST

    Since the sharp fall of oil prices in mid-2014, the oil industry has been forced to act with dexterity and composure, like an acrobat balancing across the tight rope. In spite of uncertainty, the acrobat relies on skill, instinct, and great effort to cross the suspended bridge that will lead him to stable ground.

  • WORDS OF THE WISE: RELYING ON EXPERIENCE

    After leaving academia for a fulltime political career, Dr. Moustafa El-Fiqi was once described as a “former thinker.” His logical reply, “When does somebody stop thinking”? By the same logic, just because someone is retiring doesn’t mean he has stopped being useful to the industry. Egypt Oil & Gas is celebrating our 100th issue, dedicating this month to celebrating the people who have made important contributions to the oil and gas sector here in Egypt.

  • EGYPT, THE FUTURE

    World leaders pouring in from all over the world, handshakes, pictures and even a selfie on stage. Cash flowing in, mega-projects announced one after the other, interrupted only by praises of the new Egypt and its newly-found stability.

  • THE AMAL PROGRAM: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY

    Their slogan is Gain and Give, and they are practicing it every day as part of the Amal Program. It is an apt description for what the program hopes to achieve. Dr. Samir Abdelmouty, the program’s founder and director, explained that the program was born out of a realization that there was a training gap between universities and international oil companies. “Smart graduates are out there and they are qualified, they just need a little help to fully realize their potential,” said Abdelmouty.