Issue: October 2007



  • Brownfield: Is it Farewell for Now?

    The pressing issue of aging fields in Egypt is finally discussed and debated.

    On September 9-10, Egypt Oil & Gas held its first independent event entitled “The Brownfield Development and Production Optimization Conference and Exhibition.” The event was in essence a comprehensive sequel to a workshop held the prior year. The workshop’s success encouraged the continuation of, what was seen through the outcome of the workshop as, an increasing significant topic in the oil and gas industry in not just Egypt but world over.

  • Power play New energy strategy, new conundrum

    A new energy pricing system is still making waves in political and industrial circles

  • Gasoline Street Sellers: A Donkey, A Tank of Gas and A Rough Day’s Work

    Picture an old man with two younger boys riding a cracked wooden three-vehicle cart driven by a weak donkey. Moving around the streets of the more impoverished districts in Cairo, the man starts his journey at 7 in the morning. By filling the large metal containers on his carriage, he is now ready to call for the sale of gasoline.

  • Ramadan Programs

    As we all know, during the holy month of Ramadan TV provides a massive collection of Arabic shows, series, cooking and religious programs. Ramadan programs give a whole new meaning to being a couch potato, jumping from one series to another. There are a wide variety of series tackling important issues occurring within our society. Below are listed some of these series with a brief description of each.

  • Mido gives the perfect reply to racist chants

    Egyptian footballer Ahmed Hossam (Mido), the Middlesbrough forward was subjected to unsavoury reacist chants during a stormy hard-fought derby between Middlesbrough and Newcastle United a few weeks ago. Mido has defended his actions in confronting the Newcastle United fans who singled him out for racist abuse.

  • The Changing Dynamics of Energy in the Middle East

    The fluctuation of energy prices and their repeated rise and falls have illustrated the importance of the Middle East region as a fundamental energy provider for the whole world. This book discusses and analyzes the impact of oil and gas prices on global demand and on the international energy market, focusing on the Middle East and its effective role worldwide.

  • What If… Hydrogen Was the Main Source of Energy

    In its pure form, hydrogen is a gas at room temperature. It is classified as the simplest and most abundant of chemical elements, which can be used as a fuel and/or an industrial chemical. Hydrogen gas can be used as a fuel in specially designed internal combustion engines. Moreover, it can generate electricity and heat when it is used in fuel cells.

  • New truck fleet for the Energy Industry

    Trucking services and tailor made logistics solutions for the Egyptian Oil & Gas Industry are among the core products provided by PICO Logistics, a subsidiary of PICO Energy.

  • Field Experience to Optimize Gas Lift Well Operations

    It is commonly known that when an oil well is first completed, the natural reservoir energy causes the fluid to flow to the surface for some period of time. However, most oil wells, at some point during their economic life, require artificial lift in order to increase the reservoir energy needed to raise fluid to the surface and obtain the maximum recovery of oil for maximum profit to the producer well. Artificial lift systems include rod pumping, gas lifting, hydraulic pumping, and centrifugal pumping. Continuous gas lift is the most commonly used artificial lift system in the oil industry. It is inherently a high volume method and the only one which makes use of the reservoir gas energy.
    This paper discusses the use of a multiphase flow meter to optimize gas lift field operations. In particular, it will compare analysis methods for individual well’s performance using Multiphase Flow Meter versus Standard Nodal Analysis. This paper will also tackle GUPCO’s field experience of gas lift offshore operations.