Issue: February 2007



  • Of oil and turmoil

    Defying all expectations, the execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the final days of 2006 failed to influence international oil markets.

  • Book Review – Egypt’s Oil and Gas: Some Crucial Issues

    Robert Mabro's Egypt's Oil and Gas: Some Crucial Issues attempts to analyze one of Egypt's main agents of economic development: Energy. Mabro's paper was published by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) as part of its distinguished lecture series.

  • Corporate Responsibility: A Step towards Socio-economic Sustainability

    In Egypt, several corporations have taken steps towards fulfilling their corporate social responsibility. Egypt Oil and Gas examines these initiatives to reveal an oil and gas industry that provides for health, safety and education.

  • Egypt and its looming energy crisis

    In his latest research paper "On Efficient Utilization of Egypt's Energy Resources: Oil and Natural Gas," Dr. Tarek Selim warned that Egypt will become a net importer of oil by next year and that it is time to plan for the future of energy or else we will witness an energy crisis. Dr. Selim shed the light on the current status of oil and natural gas and shares his findings and recommendations with Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper.

  • Beam Pumping System for Deep & High Volume Wells

    Worldwide there are over 949,550 producing oil wells, about 93% of these wells are operated using different artificial lift methods and roughly over 72% are producing using beam pumping system.

  • Halliburton: The legacy of Erle

    Halliburton is more than just a global oilfield services company that provides advanced solutions to the oil and gas industry. Its fascinating history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's indomitable founder, Erle P. Halliburton.

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during January 2007.

  • As tough as it gets

    The past four weeks of the National Football League were rich with surprises, transfers and coach changes. Unlike most of the weeks of the first half of the 58-year-old championship, the beginning of the second half wasn't business as usual. As the competition gained more momentum, spectators renewed their interest in watching the games.

  • The red alarm

    In tackling the issue of security, there are three types of security vulnerability in the region; violent attacks and explosions, absence of safety regulations, as well as corruption.

  • The lucrative acquisition of a first-rate asset

    A rising upstream player in Africa that has recently strengthened its position in Egypt and other regions in Africa is Centurion Petroleum Cooperation. On January 9, 2007, Dana Gas PJSC acquired the company's shares. Dr. Hany Elsharkawi, President and General Manager of Centurion Petroleum Corporation in Egypt, agreed to talk with Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper about the company's ambitions and strategies. Dr. Elsharkawi holds a B.Sc (1967) from Alexandria University as well as an M.Sc (1971) and Ph. D. (1975) from the University of Manitoba. He has several technical publications and has instructed several technical courses at universities and oil and gas industry organizations.