An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise, owned by Parsley Energy Inc. near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. Picture taken May 3, 2017 - REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise, owned by Parsley Energy Inc. near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. Picture taken May 3, 2017 - REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Volume of joint foreign investments in petroleum sector hits $5.7B

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019
CAIRO – 25 February 2019: The volume of joint foreign investments that were pumped during 2018 in the petroleum sector recorded $5.7 billion, an official source at the Petroleum Authority said.

The source clarified that $3.2 billion were invested in operations to explore oil and gas, in addition to developing fields, adding that the operating cost reached $1.6 billion.

According to the source, 109 joint firms participated in these investments, besides 58 exploring companies that represent 25 international authorities.

He affirmed that these investments were fruitful in increasing the number of discoveries and reserves that were added during 2018.

Previously, an official source at the Petroleum Authority said that seven agreements were signed to explore petrol and gas with minimum investments of $162 million during 2017/2018.

The source elaborated that procedures of 10 new agreements were completed during July and August 2018, noting that 19 contracts were signed to develop the discovered fields until August 2018 in order to support the targeted plans to increase the production of petrol and gas.

Egypt signs 7 agreements to explore petrol, gas with investments of $162M

CAIRO - 20 February 2019: Seven Agreements were signed to explore petrol and gas with minimum investments of $162 million during 2017/2018, an official source at the Petroleum Authority said.




Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla announced earlier that Egypt aims at attracting investments of $10 billion in the petroleum sector during the current year.

Molla added that the first international tender for natural gas exploration in the Red Sea will be floated very soon, pointing out that Egypt's gas production amounts to around 6,400 million cubic feet per day.

Egypt seeks $10B investments in petroleum sector

CAIRO - 6 February 2019: Egypt aims at attracting investments of $10 billion in the petroleum sector during the current year, Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla told news-channel. Molla added that the first international tender for natural gas exploration in the Red Sea will be floated very soon, pointing out that Egypt's gas production amounts to around 6,400 million cubic feet per day.




Molla said earlier that in the period from 2014 to 2018, Egypt signed 63 petroleum agreements with investments of $14 billion.

The minister reviewed achievements in the sector, saying that the ministry implemented the biggest two projects for collecting geophysical data in areas of the Red Sea and Upper Egypt.
 
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