Issue: January 2008

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  • Gulf investments stand behind the wave of oil mergers

    A series of mergers and acquisitions have been carried out in the Egyptian oil and gas sector over the past five years, bringing in a large number of newcomers to the scene of exploration, production or the provision of services related to the sector. As a matter of fact, the key acquisitions over the past year were pushed forward by what we call hot Gulf money

  • 2007 ready to grant its fortune of successful attainments to 2008 – Part II

    Analysis of the second half of 2007; tackling major discoveries, deals sealed, new projects… etc from July to December 2007

  • MoP secure the Egypt’s gas resources

    In an unpredicted move, the Ministry of Petroleum decided to review the concluded deals signed for the exportation of the Egyptian gas worldwide, in an attempt to avoid the loss of an economic profit in the shadow of prices instability nowadays. As a matter of fact, oil and gas prices have been increasing, while the Egyptian prices remain unchanged.

  • Dying for gas

    New industrial zones are thirsty for natural gas supplies

  • Gas to Liquid (GTL): is it an attractive route for gas monetization? GTL vs. LNG Economics

    A world scale LNG plant with a capacity of 4 million tons/year requires approximately 650 MMSCFD of feed gas. This same quantity of gas is estimated to produce 65,000 Bbl/day of GTL products; mainly Naphtha (17,000 Bbl/day), Diesel Oil (44,000 Bbl/day) and the remaining quantity (4,000 BPD) is assumed to be Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

  • Advances in Drilling Waste Management:

    Award-Winning HCB™ Bulk Cuttings Transfer and Storage System Implemented in the UK North Sea

  • Unprecedented Arab oil revenues ring alarm bells for Israel

    “Someone’s gain is another one’s pain,” thus goes the proverb which precisely applies to the current political atmosphere in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

  • The subsidies debate… is this the time to face the truth!

    For over a month now, debate about government subsidies has dominated the political scene. The debate sparked after government officials announced that it is studying the possibility of cutting government subsidies to basic commodities, including petrol.

  • In pursuit of energy independence

    A new bill passed in December by the US Congress with the aim of increasing car fuel efficiency is widely believed to be a step towards cutting the amount of oil imported from the Arab Gulf countries by half in by 2020. The new law imposes new measures to increase the efficiency of fuel used in vehicles, and car makers will have to manufacture vehicles that use less amounts of fuel.