Issue: January 2012



  • EGPC must regain control of upstream activities

    Though his ministry has been heavily strained by burdens that have accumulated over the years, Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, talks to Egypt Oil & Gas about his strategy to tackle the persistent problems, his vision for creating a fertile investment milieu conducive to the sector's prosperity and his plan to alleviate some of the major obstacles encountered by foreign investors

  • PetroSennan’s Alam El -Shawish Concession

    After years of reporting news from concessions and covering companies’ activities, EOG has thought of inviting our esteemed readers to a free virtual tour of the Egyptian concessions.
    EOG made its first concession trip to PetroSennan's area in the Alam El-Shawish East Concession, which covers about 994 square kilometers in the Western Desert.
    The new comer to the hydrocarbon industry is believed to have a promising future in Egypt's petroleum industry.

  • Between Syria and Iran: Concessions and Contradictions in Brussels

    The European Union (EU) is finding itself in a practical dilemma, unwaveringly targeting the Syrian oil industry with its sanctions but hesitant to target the Iranian oil industry due to the precarious balance currently in place

  • 2012 Triggers Mixed Expectations

    Experts' predictions and opinions regarding the state of the Egyptian petroleum sector in 2012 have varied, particularly in light of the shift in policy witnessed under the Petroleum Minister Eng. Abdullah Ghorab in comparison to his predecessors. These opinions can be broadly categorized into two main outlooks: one which retains much optimism for the new year, expecting an increase in investments despite ongoing political turbulence, the other sees drilling and exploration operations in Egyptian concessions taking a turn for the worse.

  • Hilal redevelopment project

    The existing Hilal platform is located in the Shoab Ali field in the Gulf of Suez. The platform was constructed and installed in 1984. However, 10 years later, the platform was severely damaged by ship impact and fire. Figure 1.1 shows the facility immediately post the ship impact.

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during December 2011.