Issue: November 2013

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INSIDE ISSUE

  • The Future of Unconventional Oil and Gas in Egypt

    Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper hosted its third roundtable discussion on October 3, 2013. The event was held at the Katameya Heights Clubhouse. The roundtable sought to promote dialogue between governmental officials and industry executives on the possibilities of developing Egypt's unconventional resources. Twenty-two delegates participated in the discussion, which was attended by approximately 100 members of the sector as well as local and international media outlets.

  • Unconventional Resources and Hydraulic Fracturing: Assessing the Environmental Impact

    Recent technological advances have allowed for economically viable extraction of unconventional forms of gas. Unconventional forms of natural gas including shale, tight gas, and coalbed methane, generally occur in lower concentrations over larger areas compared to conventional gas reservoirs, making it difficult to extract. Currently, shale gas production is predominately limited to the United States, where it continues to grow rapidly. Shale gas was primarily responsible for the increase in gas production in the United States between 2010-2011. Noting the success of shale in the US, many other countries, including Egypt, are now considering the possibilities of tapping their own unconventional resources.

  • Insight on Unconventional Resource Development: An Interview with Harry Saul President of Kuwait Energy Egypt

    Egypt Oil and Gas had the opportunity to interview President of Kuwait Energy Egypt Harry Saul. Mr. Saul shared his thoughts on Egypt's potential development of unconventional resources.

  • Interview with Dirk Warzecha The Chief Operating Officer of RWE Dea

    Egypt Oil and Gas had the opportunity to interview the Chief Operating Officer of RWE Egypt Dirk Warzecha. The interview addresses RWE's activities in the Egyptian oil and gas sector, as well as their goals for 2014.

  • Realizing Egypt’s Wind Power Potential

    Regions of Egypt are known for excellent wind resources, allowing the country to become a leader in terms of installed wind power capacity in Africa and the Arab region. The government has committed to an ambitious target of increasing the share of wind energy to 12% by 2020 through engaging the private sector for the first time in developing Egypt's wind farms. However, bidding processes have not run as smoothly as expected and achieving the target remains elusive.

  • A Constitution to End All Constitutions

    As Egypt struggles to navigate its political roadmap following the revolutionary events of 25 January 2011, the debate over the constitution is proving to be a major roadblock.

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during October 2013.