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Egyptian Petroleum Ministry, Schlumberger Introduce Subsurface Digitizing Platform

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger introduce the Egypt Upstream Gateway, a national project for digitizing subsurface information and delivering a digital subsurface platform. The Egypt Upstream Gateway will also be a platform to promote Egypt’s exploration and production potential worldwide.

The Egypt Upstream Gateway will leverage the GAIA digital subsurface platform and provide additional value-added solutions—enabled by digital technology and domain expertise—using the DELFI E&P cognitive environment capabilities and technologies.

“Leveraging digitalization to modernize the petroleum sector of Egypt has been a key focus of our modernization program of the oil and gas sector and a critical project for the country,” said Tarek El-Molla, Egypt’s minister of petroleum and mineral resources. “The goal is to equally enhance the understanding of our subsurface offering, unlocking the full potential of our assets to meet our energy needs. In addition, the Egypt Upstream Gateway will provide a platform to attract new investments to Egypt from investors from all around the world through state-of-the-art bid round digital enablement.”

Maurice Nessim, president of WesternGeco, Schlumberger, said that the company’s experience and expertise will greatly aid Egypt’s endeavors. “This industry-first platform will accelerate Egypt’s discoveries, reduce uncertainty, mitigate risks, and enable Egypt’s ministry of petroleum and its affiliates—EGPC, EGAS, GANOPE—to digitally showcase their assets to investors worldwide.”


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