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Scope, Strategy & Challenges :

  • Supervise all aspects of the natural gas activities, encourage investments and initiate proposals for further development in gas industry.
  • Develop a natural gas industry database.
  • Prepare action plans for improving natural gas industry and its related projects.
  • Develop intensive exploration programs based on applying the most advanced exploration techniques and concepts to prove additional gas reserves.
  • Develop production of natural gas in strict compliance with regulations and laws.
  • Allocate Egypt’s gas reserves to satisfy local demand and export the excess gas.
  • Attaining high performance & environmentally safe operations.
  • Re-direct energy subsidies to achieve optimal utilization of natural gas hence increasing value added.
  • Reduce financial burden on the Government budget through reducing imports of liquid fuels.
  • Conduct techno-economic studies for gas projects.
  • Develop projects individually or in collaboration with national and international partners.
  • Undertake feasibility studies & determine ideal locations for gas projects.
  • Manage gas transmission and distribution systems and coordinate all related activities, to maximize the benefits of the gas supply.
  • Attracting investments of international companies with diversified experiences.
  • Expand gas export activities through Arab Gas Pipelines and LNG-Trains to save foreign currency for national development.
  • Enhance technical staff career development to meet the challenging activities of the gas industry.
  • Create new job opportunities as a result of implementing the targeted action plans.
  • Applying up to-date and advanced technologies especially at the most promising production and proven reserves areas (Mediterranean Sea) faces the following challenges :
    • HPHT reservoirs requiring special treatment.
    • Ultra-deep waters.
    • Dedicated advanced marine vessels.
    • Suitable drilling rigs’ availability.
    • Tie-in with distant existing infrastructure.