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  • July 2010 Issue

    Less drilling in an unsustainable market

    Any unexpected collapses trigger a recovery phase that paves the route for resuming the state of prosperity and wealth once more. Any industry swings continuously over the ups and downs due to the economic conditions. No matter how long would it take to overcome the downs, a healthy industry can always control once back its wheel

  • June 2010 Issue

    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

  • May 2010 Issue

    All lies in the infrastructure Part V

    Although the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has suspended new gas contracts since June 2008, waiting for a stabilized world price, Egypt has been engaged in many gas export deals and projects, which necessitate a continuous development of the country’s gas infrastructure

  • April 2010 Issue

    All lies in the infrastructure Part IV.

    Last month's article shed lights on the gas pipeline network in Egypt and the expansion potentials and future plans. Similarly, liquid pipeline network is no less important than the gas one. Although the existing liquid pipeline transmission system satisfies the needed demand, as it covers various areas in the country, yet there is a number of obstacles that would setback its potential capacity. That is what will be discussed in the following lines

  • March 2010 Issue

    All lies in the infrastructure Part III

    As highlighted in the previous part, the increasing production of petroleum products has to have an equal increasing grid of pipeline infrastructure, with an appropriate capacity suitable to transmit the quantities of products to various areas of the country. Therefore, how far does the current transmission pipeline system facilitate/accommodate the transmission process? What are the future expansion plans?

  • March 2010 Issue

    ACT Model summarizes Organizational Success

    Many organizations develop great vision/mission statements yet are unable to implement them. After researching a number of organizations with particular concentration on Gulf countries, we have determined that there are three major cornerstones that an organization must have in place; Organizational Alignment, Open Communication, and Functional Trust (ACT) in order to succeed

  • February 2010 Issue

    All lies in the infrastructure! Part II

    Continuing the series of Egypt’s infrastructure, this part tackles the processing plants and facilities distributed in various corners in the country, their capacity and the future plans

  • February 2010 Issue

    2010 brings optimism to the Jackups Market

    After drilling contractors posted record levels of earnings in the period from 2004 to 2008, the year 2009 marked the beginning of an earnings descent likely to continue over next year or two. When exploration and development spending was curtailed in 2009, rig utilization was quick to follow and leading edge rig day rates deflated.

  • January 2010 Issue

    All lies in the infrastructure!

    Holding treasures of energy resources would not be valuable unless effective plans are set to the preeminent and most effective utilization of such treasures. Developing and continuously upgrading an infrastructure for energy resources is a key factor that completes the scheme from production to distribution phases