Issue: April 2016



  • The New Age of Zohr

    Egypt’s gigantic Zohr field has raised enormous expectations for the future of offshore exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. As it is one of the largest gas finds in this region, there is no doubt that the country has found itself a goldmine, which has marked a launch of a new age for Egypt’s industry.


  • Managing Legal and Commercial Risks in the Egyptian Offshore Industry

    The Mediterranean Offshore Conference that will be held on 19th – 21st April in Alexandria will be dominated this year by the impact of the major ENI Zohr Gas Field and BP West Nile Delta projects, which between them are anticipated to involve $27b of investment. This is an exciting time in Egypt’s offshore oil and gas development.

  • Explore or Ignore? Egypt’s Western Mediterranean

    The vast wealth of hydrocarbons that lie beneath Egyptian waters in the Mediterranean Sea has recently attracted international attention and possibly provoked envy of some countries. While massive finds in the eastern Mediterranean areas have intensified interest in expanding exploration activities in the region, Egypt’s future may be promising when looking at the country’s northwestern coast as well.

  • Maritime Borders in the EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Wild waters of the Eastern Mediterranean spread a massive veil over wealthy gas reserves. Countries in the region have become feverish to lift it, claiming a better and bigger portion of resources hidden below the sea bedrock. But their eagerness to dig into the subsea richness often generates disputes and confrontations.


    Tankers cruising the Mediterranean Sea have become a dilemma for shippers and oil and gas producers alike. They run on heavy fuel and marine diesel oil. Yet, it is liquefied natural gas (LNG) that is a safest bet for an environmentally friendly future and economic prospect in the region.

  • LNG to Launch New Era for Marine Fuel

    In the spirits of the UN Climate Change meeting - UNFCCC COP 21 - held in Paris in December 2015, all nations need to do their utmost to reduce levels of polluting emissions as soon as possible.
    The legal framework for the maritime transportation sector is defined by the International Conventions for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI, which was elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

  • Refining In Environmentally Friendly Way

    The Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) aspires to become a role model for national projects aimed at adopting environmentally friendly operations to meet national and international standards. The ERC has developed a project that is being implemented through its Mostorod refinery site.