Issue: January 2007



  • Nuclear: The future of Egyptian energy

    "Major companies like BP and Shell will sooner or later be labeled energy companies. I believe we need to move on to alternative energies, especially the nuclear one." These were the words of Dr. Ashraf Sabry, Professor of Thermo-fluids at the American University in Cairo and Cairo University, during his interview with Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper, concerning his views regarding the future of energy in Egypt.

  • Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy

    Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly one of the world's leading oil producers whose proven reserves have serviced the world for the past half a century. But are they truly the powerful world oil supplier that they claim to be? Matthew R. Simmons' book Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, scrutinizes the Saudi claim to oil fame.

  • GUPCO Renovates, Gulf of Suez Generates

    Renovations made to GUPCO sites will add more production to reserves. What scientists predicted to be the production rate of petroleum in the Gulf of Suez in the 1960s has proved to be much more.

  • Scenario: Iran

    Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper explores the consequences of a potential U.S. war against Iran. Will occupation once again become a means for a specific end: oil?

  • The Far East and Near East are Meeting Somewhere in the Middle: an In-Depth Look at the Recent Sino-Egyptian Rig Agreement

    On October 16, 2006 Egypt signed an agreement with China whereby the latter would produce three oil rigs for Egypt in 2007, seven in 2008 and 20 a year in 2010. This feature explores the motivation behind the agreement based on recent Chinese relation-building efforts with Egypt and its surrounding neighbors.

  • Halliburton is above the competition

    Halliburton's Egypt Area Manager, Hesham Ismail, spoke with Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper about the company's achievements this year and their aspirations for the following year. Halliburton has been able to build themselves a reputation as solid as the services they provide. They have grown from 36 employees in 1969 to 850 in 2006, all dedicated to maintain their company's reputation as a leader in the Egyptian and international oil and gas market.

  • Time to reflect

    With the first half of the league coming to an end, oil companies' teams have yet to improve their performance in the second half.

  • Halliburton: Hydrating Lost-Circulation Squeeze Helps Restore Circulation in Severe Loss Zone

    While drilling a deep gas well through sensitive shales in the Qawassim formation in the Nile Delta area of Egypt, a major operator encountered severe lost circulation in the 8-1/2-in. intermediate interval, beginning immediately below the 9-5/8-in. casing shoe at approximately 3,100 m. Porous sand stringers are interspersed in the shale sequence, and these stringers were the suspected thief zones.

  • Monthly news

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