EGYPS Technical Conference brings together oil and gas professionals from across the globe, and creates an excellent learning and networking hub, addressing and discussing the latest issues, breakthrough research findings, innovative technologies and industry solutions.

The EGYPS 2021 Technical Conference will deliver 40 sessions across 17 technical categories, over three days at the Egypt International Exhibition Center. Join over 150 international technical expert speakers and share in their wealth of experience and knowledge.

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17 Technical categories

Upstream: Exploration of Conventional Resources
Upstream: Exploration of Unconventional Resources (UNCONV)
Geosience: Upstream Technology Developments (GEOT)
Oil and Gas Field Development (FD)
Drilling (DR)
Completions (COMPL)
Gas/LNG Processing, Transportation, Operations and Technology (GAS)
Offshore and Marine Technology and Operations (MAR)
Oil and Gas Economics, Concession Agreements and Project Finance (FIN)
Project Management and Execution (PM)
Operational Excellence (OpEx)
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
Downstream: Refining Technology, Operations and Marketing (REF)
Downstream: Petrochemicals Technology and Operations (PET)
Biofuels, Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (BIO)
Digitalisation of Oil and Gas (DIGI)
People and Talent Development (PPL)

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EGYPS 2021 Technical Committee Chairman

Eng. Mohammed Abd El-Azeim

Chairman, Ganope


Upstream: Exploration of Conventional Resources (CONV)
  • Prospected evaluation and basin modelling
  • Formation evaluation
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Rock physics, properties and seismic inversion
Upstream: Exploration of Unconventional Resources (UNCONV)
  • Unconventional resource assessment and evaluation
  • Tapping into unconventional gas: coal seam gas, shale gas, tight gas, methane hydrates
  • Heavy oil, oil sands and shale oil
  • Thin beds and tight reservoir
Geoscience: Upstream Technology Developments (GEOT)
  • New logging technologies
  • Advancements in seismic surveys and technologies
  • Data collection, management and analysis
  • Well logging, remote sensing for new and existing wells
  • New technology applications – case studies
Oil and Gas Field Development (FD)
  • Unlocking the potential of mature fields
  • Integrated development planning and field development case studies
  • Field surveillance and testing
  • Reservoir engineering, monitoring and testing technologies
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR): technology advancements and innovative strategies
  • Smart and digital oilfields: improving operational capabilities of assets
Drilling (DR)
  • Well engineering 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 performance and cost optimisation
  • Digital drilling solutions
Completions (COMPL)
  • Onshore and offshore well stimulation: hydraulic fracturing technology and operations
  • Intelligent completions: design, implementation and performance
  • Artificial lift innovation and technologies
  • Well interventions and new technologies
  • Well integrity management and surveillance
  • Strategies for well production enhancement
  • Reservoir damage: Mitigation and treatment
Gas/LNG Processing, Transportation, Operations and Technology (GAS)
  • Gas (and associated liquids) processing
  • Gas liquefaction, regasification, FLNG
  • Gas/LNG transportation and storage, flow assurance , pipeline technology
  • Receiving gas processing plants
  • Sour gas field developments, sulphur disposal
  • Innovation in design, production and operation of gas fields
  • Innovative technologies for gas metering and monitoring
  • R&D relating to production, processing and transportation of Gas/LNG
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
  • Engineering, procurement and construction offshore
  • Assessment, evaluation and integrity management of existing offshore structures
Oil and Gas Economics, Concession Agreements and Project Finance (FIN)
  • Oil and gas supply and demand trends
  • Current economics, market trends, fiscal policies and contracts
  • Concession agreements
  • Egypt as Eastern Mediterranean energy trading hub
  • Project finance: IPOs, cryptocurrencies, smart financing, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, portfolio diversification
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
  • Project risk assessment and management
Operational Excellence (OpEx)
  • Mitigating risks and improving asset integrity
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Efficient utilisation of flare gas, innovative methods and technologies
  • Cost optimisation
  • Advancements in asset maintenance strategies, managing asset life extension, improving reliability
  • Six Sigma methods and applications
  • Intelligent automation and the role of technology to achieve operational excellence
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 (CCS)
  • Circular Economy, reuse, recycling
  • Management of produced waters (PW) and drilling waste
  • Preventing oil spills , environmental protection and improving sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement, community awareness, and HSE related Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Innovation in HSE
Downstream: Refining Technology, Operations and Marketing (REF)
  • Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
  • Refining and petrochemical integration, supply chain management and feedstock maximisation
  • Development and advancement of refining technology and processing
  • 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
  • Decarbonisation and energy transition
Downstream: Petrochemicals Technology and Operations (PET)
  • Successful petrochemicals business models
  • Olefins and aromatics: operations and technology developments
  • Petrochemical and refining integration, supply chain management and feedstock allocation, diversification and maximisation
  • Technology for effective conversion from crude to chemicals
  • Strategy, long term planning and exit strategies for petrochemical operations
  • Overcoming environmental challenges, plastic/petrochemicals recycling
  • Biodegradable polymers: technologies, market trends, applications, environmental impact, case studies
Biofuels, Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (BIO)
  • Biofuels: feedstock, technology, production and usage
  • Hydrogen fuel and electric vehicles
  • Synthetic fuels
  • Solar energy: technology, operations, integration with existing facilities, case studies
  • Wave power, geothermal
  • Wind power: technology, operations, integration with existing facilities, case studies
Digitalisation of Oil and Gas (DIGI)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), connected performance, integration of mobile devices
  • Use of digital technologies to improve HSE, wearable technology
  • Digital twins
  • Big Data, machine learning and advanced analytics
  • Data management, data lakes and data ecosystems
  • Protecting oil and gas facilities: cyber and infrastructure security
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), mixed reality, blockchain
  • Digital transformation initiatives and best practices lead to performance and efficiency enhancement
People and Talent Development (PPL)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives
  • Diversity, inclusion, belonging: In-house women programmes, equal pay, returnship programmes
  • Leadership and career development
  • People management and continuous development: Team building, mentorship and sponsorship of employees, training and skills development, technical skills enhancement in light of rapid developments of new technologies
  • Performance management: Appraisals, total rewards and compensation, incentive plans and executive compensation, managing employee benefits
  • Worker protection, employee rights and responsibilities
  • Strategic HR management and planning, change management
  • Workplace learning: Technology, e-learning and virtual development, knowledge transfer between employees


All submitted technical abstracts will be reviewed by the EGYPS 2021 Technical Committee. You will be notified at the mid week of October 2020 if your abstract has been accepted. All authors who submitted their abstracts will receive an email stating if their abstracts have been accepted or not

Abstract submission

  • Abstracts should include 500 words and be written in English. Any entry submitted in a different language will not be considered
  • You are welcome to include additional information, such as illustrations, graphs or tables, as attachments
  • It is critical that all the requested information is provided at the time of your abstract submission
  • Please do not submit the same abstract more than once. If you believe your abstract is relevant to multiple categories, please select one that is the best fit
  • One person can submit multiple abstracts within the same category or across multiple categories. However, please do not submit the same or slightly modified abstracts multiple times, as they will be disqualified
  • Prior to abstract submissions – management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the abstract is submitted
  • If you have presented this abstract previously, you can still submit but you will need to provide details of when and where it was presented before

Abstract content

Your abstract should contain adequate information for review by the Technical Committee including:

  • Description: Summarise the scope and nature of the work upon which the abstract is based on, e.g. field data, lab data, original analysis, technology
  • Applications: Describe the possible application of the information provided in the abstract
  • Results and conclusions: Summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented, state specific conclusions of the work and how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether data from the field, lab, refinery, plant will be included
  • Technical contributions: Describe the significance of the subject matter in the abstract by listing up to three technical contributions or additions to the technical knowledge relevant for the oil and gas industry

Grading criteria

Your abstracts will be evaluated by the Technical Committee members according to the following grading criteria:

  • Quality – the quality of the technical information provided. Data in the abstract must be correct in terms of technical applications
  • Impact – what industry or organisational impact does your work have? Please include relevant results and/or case studies
  • Novelty – your abstract should demonstrate innovation and originality, and contain significant new knowledge, technical results or experience
  • Interest & relevance – how relevant is your submission to the current state of the oil and gas industry? how interesting is the subject matter to the EGYPS audience and the industry overall? Will it grab their attention?

Technical categories

There is a choice of 17 different technical categories, all of which have multiple subcategories. Please have a thorough read through all of them, and select one category that describes your abstract best. Please do not submit the same abstract more than once, as duplicates will be deleted.


Your abstract should language that is commercial in tone in the title, text or slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Technical Committee and may result in exclusion from the evaluation process.

Guidelines for accepted abstracts

  • You will be notified at the Mid week of October 2020 if your abstract has been accepted. All authors who submitted their abstracts will receive an email stating if their abstracts have been accepted or not
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to prepare PowerPoint presentations, detailed instructions on the preparation will be sent to all authors once acceptance to speak has been received
  • EGYPS does not require authors to submit their technical papers, as we do not publish these
  • All the presenters will receive complimentary access to all three days of the Technical Conference. However, all the co-authors are required to purchase a pass if they would like to attend.
  • The organiser assumes no obligation for expenses by authors for travel and accommodation to attend and speak at the event