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EGYPS 2020 Technical Committee Chairman

Eng. Mohammed Abd El-Azeim

Chairman, Ganope


1. Exploration: Reservoir Characterisation (EXPL)

  • Petroleum system modelling and geological plays: strategy, planning and execution
  • Rock physics, properties and seismic inversion
  • Seismic surveys: imaging and modelling
  • Reservoir evaluations
  • Well logging, remote sensing for new and existing wells
  • Data collection, management and analysis

2. Geoscience: Technology Developments (GEOT)

  • New logging technologies
  • Advancements in seismic technologies
  • New technology applications – case studies

3. Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Development (URD)

  • Unconventional resource assessment
  • Tapping into unconventional gas: coal seam gas, shale gas, tight gas, methane hydrates
  • Heavy oil, oil sands and shale oil
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): technology advancements and innovative strategies

4. Oil and Gas Field Development (FD)

  • Unlocking potential of mature basins
  • Integrated development planning and field development case studies
  • Field surveillance and testing
  • Reservoir engineering, monitoring and testing technologies
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for conventional resources

5. Drilling (DR)

  • Well construction challenges and improvements
  • Drilling technologies and downhole equipment
  • Directional drilling and drilling bits advancements
  • Drilling fluids: technology, environment, performance enhancement
  • Drilling practices and wellbore stability
  • Drilling optimisation and cost reduction

6. Completions (COMPL)

  • Onshore and offshore well stimulation: hydraulic fracking technology and operations
  • Intelligent completions: design, implementation and performance
  • Artificial lift innovation and technologies
  • Well interventions and new technologies

7. Onshore and Offshore Fluids Processing and Transportation; Gas Processing, Operations and Technology (GAS)

  • Offshore oil and gas processing and fluids transportation (offshore pipelines, direct tiebacks, subsea separators, compressors, etc.)
  • Flow assurance, flow lines
  • Receiving gas processing plants
  • Sour gas field developments; processing from the well head to the plant, offshore and onshore technologies
  • R&D relating to production, processing and pipeline transportation of natural gas
  • Sulphur recovery and acid gas removal units

8. Offshore and Marine Technology and Operations (MAR)

  • Offshore infrastructure : production platforms, artificial islands design, piling, flow lines, umbilical connections
  • Floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO), offshore support vessels (OSV), and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV)
  • Shallow and deep water: subsea wells, subsea fields, subsea projects and developments
  • Innovative offshore and marine technology

9. Project Management and Execution (PM)

  • Successful project execution: engineering, procurement, supply chain, construction and management, cost optimisation, value engineering
  • Agile project management
  • Risks and challenges of brownfield projects
  • Tackling oil, gas and petrochemicals mega-project challenges
  • Mitigating challenges during commissioning and start-up operations: onshore and offshore facilities

10. Operational Excellence (OpEx)

  • Mitigating risks and improving asset integrity
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Reducing operating expenses
  • Advancements in asset maintenance strategies, managing asset life extension
  • Overcoming production constraints
  • Six Sigma methods and applications
  • Intelligent automation and the role of technology to achieve operational excellence

11. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

  • Safety culture and safety management systems, occupational health and safety
  • Process safety: accident prevention and lessons learnt
  • Reducing carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions, carbon capture and storage
  • Management of produced waters (PW) and drilling waste
  • Preventing oil spills and improving sustainability
  • HSE related Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes (CSR)
  • Innovation in HSE

12. Downstream: Refining Technology, Operations and Marketing (REF)

  • Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
  • Refining and petrochemical integration, supply chain management and feedstock maximisation
  • Developments of refining technology and processing: catalytic and thermal cracking, advanced hydrocracker reaction and fractionation units, delayed coking units, contaminants removal, alkylation and polymerisation, isomerisation, energy efficiency, technology to increase gasoline yield
  • New trends and emerging technologies for lubricants, fuels and base oils: product integrity, standards and legislations
  • Technologies to meet new fuel specifications and support clean energy standards; gasoline vs diesel technology advances
  • Marketing and distribution of refined products: efficiency, safety and security
  • Marketing and distribution: new efficient ways to approach your customers
  • Improving refinery economics: decreasing the costs and increasing profitability

13. Downstream: Petrochemicals Technology and Operations (PET)

  • Best petrochemicals business models that allow competing with international players
  • Olefins: operations and technology developments
  • Aromatics: operations and technology developments
  • Advanced natural gas to olefins technology
  • Petrochemical and refining integration, supply chain management and feedstock allocation, diversification and maximisation
  • On-purpose olefins production
  • Technology for effective conversion from crude to chemicals
  • Strategy, long term planning and exit strategies for petrochemical operations
  • Plastic/petrochemicals recycling and the role of producers in overcoming this global environmental challenge

14. Biofuels, Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (BIO)

  • Biofuels: feedstock, technology, production and usage
  • Hydrogen fuel and electric vehicles
  • Synthetic fuels
  • Solar energy: technology, operations and successful case studies
  • Wind power, wave power, geothermal

15. Digitalisation of Oil and Gas (DIGI)

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), connected performance
  • Use of digital technologies to improve HSE, digital twins
  • Big Data, machine learning and advanced analytics
  • Protecting oil and gas facilities: cyber and infrastructure security
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), mixed reality, blockchain
  • Smart and digital oilfields: improving operational capabilities of assets