Issue: August 2015

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COVER

  • A COIN TOSS: ALLOWING FACTORIES TO IMPORT GAS

    Often a solution to one problem is through solving another. The gateway to resolving the infamous energy crisis in Egypt is through the liberalization of the energy market, mainly the feedstock of factories. With priority given to power generation, having enough electricity to feed the local market is definitely the source of the whole issue.

INSIDE ISSUE

  • DYNAMIC, CAPABILITIES-DRIVEN STRATEGIES FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES

    The oil and gas sector is undergoing a profound, once-in-a-lifetime transformation. For international and national oil companies, making investment choices has never been so challenging. In an industry facing increased volatility and intensifying skills shortages, oil and gas companies can no longer win across an ever-broadening spectrum of operating environments. Few companies have the technical, operational, and commercial capabilities required for activities that can range from exploring onshore to ultra-deep-water, all the way through to development and/or production of both conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.

  • BAPETCO INTERVIEW: STRATEGIES FOR EXPLOITING AND OPTIMIZING IN THE WESTERN DESERT

    Recently Egypt Oil & Gas had the opportunity to sit down with the Bapetco’s Chairman, Emad Hamdy, and learn a little about the operations and plans of the company. The interview is too detailed to print in full, but selected highlights are below.

  • THE BLACK WELL OF ANGOLA: AN OIL-RICH COUNTRY IN DESPAIR

    Below the equator’s belt on the African continent, Angola sits in relative silence. Conflict ridden for years, the country switched from a war of independence that lasted over a decade to a civil war more than double in length. For 26 years, the country was split in two in a bloody civil war-pegged as the last proxy of the Cold War- that it only emerged from a little over a decade ago.

  • OPTIMIZING PRODUCTION: INJECTING LOW SALINITY FRESH WATER IN WELLS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION.

    Injecting fresh water in wells to increase production has been a long-awaited project for GUPCO’s stakeholders since the time BP’s executives and the EGPC endorsed this method some time ago. The GUPCO LoSal EOR project, will substitute a low-salinity fresh water injection stream in place of the seawater currently utilized for pressure maintenance within the GUPCO Morgan and Badri fields.