Issue: June 2010



  • Drilling For A Better Future

    Drilling for oil and gas has occurred in one way or another for hundreds of years. The Chinese, for instance, invented a bamboo rig to obtain oil and gas, but only in the last 40 years has humankind been able to efficiently extract petroleum from beneath the seas - an achievement to rank with this century's mightiest technological triumphs

  • All lies in the infrastructure

    Connecting more residential, commercial and industrial units to the natural gas grid should be met with an appropriate expansion plan to provide the adequate infrastructure to accommodate the new customers. Though the Ministry of Petroleum is carrying a major part of this heavy burden, the contribution of private sector has been a factor contributing to the implementation of this national plan

  • Egypt and China to join refinery forces

    The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum signed an agreement with China to build a new $2 billion refinery, which will have its affect on the oil industry in Egypt. "Signing this agreement with China to build a refinery could not pick a better time. We are now on the right track, especially that our current refineries lack the technologies that being used in other countries," an official in the petroleum sector told Egypt Oil & Gas newspaper (EOG).

  • BG investments counted for 12% of Egypt’s total 2009 FDI

    "I am in the right place, at the right time," described Dr. Arshad Sufi the timing of his appointment as the new President and General Manager of BG Egypt, earlier this year. He believes this is an "exciting time" for investment, future projects and education. Holding a Ph.D in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and distinguished by a splendid resume that includes diverse work experiences in the U.S.A, Canada, Trinidad, Egypt, Qatar, U.K, Nigeria and Oman, the new president bears the mission of maintaining and developing BG activities in the country. Dr. Sufi shares his views and discusses the current and future plans of BG Egypt

  • Hopeful future lies ahead

    Egypt's economy has long been one rich in resources and potential, with the petroleum and gas field currently at the helm of resource development. While much of the global economy has been consumed by the difficulties of the global financial crisis, Egypt's economy has shown consistent production rates in mining natural resources, making readily available the fuel for a growing domestic and international market.

  • U.S seeks less oil dependence from the Middle East

    "And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president in 10 years… We will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East," announced the U.S President Barack Obama

  • Safety is Our Common Language… A trip through Fugro SAE’s Change in Safety Culture

    Fugro SAE (FSAE) has activities carried out all over Egypt that are primarily aimed at providing a complete range of offshore and onshore survey services to the oil and gas industry. FSAE considers safety as the solid ground from which to launch any of its successful operations

  • Fatigue Management

    Fatigue is a significant risk in Schlumberger operations. Sleep loss due to demanding hours of operation and limited time between assignments increases the likelihood of fatigue.
    Fatigue impairs alertness, often without you realizing it. In fact, sleepiness or fatigue can produce performance problems similar to those caused by alcohol.
    Staying awake for over 18 hours will impair a person’s performance as much as having a blood alcohol concentration of .05% or higher, above the legal limit for driving in many countries.