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  • October 2007 Issue

    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.

  • June 2007 Issue

    Investing in the young Egyptian generation

    Weatherford has established a new program that promises to train and prepare petroleum engineering students, initially from three Egyptian universities, for the challenges they will face following their graduation. In an effort to contribute to addressing the challenges that face the Egyptian society, Weatherford Egypt has promised to provide more job opportunities and to hire as many of these selected students as possible. Egypt Oil and Gas spoke to Mohamed Hemeda, General Manager of Weatherford Egypt, about the company’s new initiative

  • April 2007 Issue

    Assessing the Impact of Removing Energy Subsidies on Energy Intensive Industries in Egypt

    IN Egypt, subsidies continue to be one of the major itemsof government expenditures. The latest figures indicatethat government subsidies exceed 23% of 2005/2006 totalbudget spending (exceed LE50 billion) and around 74%of such subsidies are allocated to energy products(excluding electricity).

  • May 2007 Issue

    Nurturing innovation by providing opportunities

    Dr. Abdel Alim Hashem, professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Cairo University’s Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering Department, has over 20 years of experience in drilling engineering, well completion and work over operations, petroleum Economics, petroleum exploration and subsurface geology. Based on his academic experience and knowledge, Dr Hashem discusses the obstacles hindering the development of petroleum engineering in Egypt, defends the academic curriculum from being responsible for the lack of skilled graduates and analyzes the current strategies of the Ministry of Petroleum.

  • January 2007 Issue

    Nuclear: The future of Egyptian energy

    "Major companies like BP and Shell will sooner or later be labeled energy companies. I believe we need to move on to alternative energies, especially the nuclear one." These were the words of Dr. Ashraf Sabry, Professor of Thermo-fluids at the American University in Cairo and Cairo University, during his interview with Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper, concerning his views regarding the future of energy in Egypt.

  • December 2006 Issue

    Time for an alternative

    Scientists and experts have agreed that the petroleum era will sooner or later come to an end and nations will be struggling to meet their oil and gas needs, which will possibly open the door for a third world war. Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper discussed with Dr. Salah El-Haggar, Professor of Energy and Environment at the American University in Cairo, the option of searching for alternative energies in order to secure the generations to come.

  • March 2007 Issue

    On Efficient Utilization of Egypt’s Energy Resources: Oil and Gas

    Energy is a prime source of livelihood for many nations and is a cause of affluence for others. In Egypt, energy constitutes one fifth of the country's overall economic activity, a little less than half of the country's export revenues, and is a strategic resource for future growth.

  • February 2007 Issue

    Egypt and its looming energy crisis

    In his latest research paper "On Efficient Utilization of Egypt's Energy Resources: Oil and Natural Gas," Dr. Tarek Selim warned that Egypt will become a net importer of oil by next year and that it is time to plan for the future of energy or else we will witness an energy crisis. Dr. Selim shed the light on the current status of oil and natural gas and shares his findings and recommendations with Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper.