Before the COP27 climate summit... Africa is counting on Egyptian gas to support energy transition - Energy

Egypt is moving steadily before hosting the COP27 climate summit next November in Sharm El-Sheikh, as the country is working on a number of tracks, foremost of which is supporting the transition to clean energy in various sectors.

Egypt attaches special importance to the file of energy efficiency, in addition to reducing the emissions of the oil and gas sector, in cooperation with major international companies in this regard.

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum is leading a plan that includes more than one prominent axis, to accelerate efforts to reduce oil emissions, in addition to accelerating energy efficiency efforts in this sector.

Cooperation between Egypt and Baker Hughes

In preparation for holding the COP27 climate summit, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Revolution, Eng. Tarek El Molla, met today, Thursday, with a delegation from the American Oil Field Services Company, Baker Hughes, which included the company’s general manager in Egypt and Sudan, Eng. Tamir Nasser, and the company’s vice president for international governmental relations, Matt Armstrong.

During the meeting, according to a statement published by the ministry, they discussed areas of cooperation between the Egyptian oil sector and the American company, foremost of which is the establishment of projects to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency in the oil and gas industry, within the framework of the sector’s policy to achieve sustainability.

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Part of Tarek El-Molla’s meeting with the Baker Hughes delegation to discuss Egypt’s efforts in preparation for the COP27 climate summit – Photo from the Ministry’s Facebook page (May 19, 2022)

The minister followed up with the American delegation the steps to implement the two cooperation agreements that were signed between the two sides during the Egypt International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EGYPS 2022) last February.

The EGYPS 2022 events witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Egyptian Petroleum Authority and Baker Hughes, to cooperate in the field of gas recovery and reducing carbon emissions.

Another agreement was also signed between a consortium of a number of Egyptian and American companies, including Baker Hughes, to cooperate in implementing projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions from oil and gas sector sites.

Egypt’s initiatives before the COP27 climate summit

The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Revolution, Tarek El Molla, stressed the importance of the climate conference that his country will host at the end of this year, and his leadership in international efforts to combat climate change.

Today, Thursday, El-Molla said, “The petroleum sector is intensifying its efforts, especially with Egypt’s upcoming hosting and presidency of the COP27 global climate summit, to put initiatives and projects in support of reducing emissions into practice, in cooperation with the petroleum sector partners from international companies with leading technologies and advanced solutions.

He added that he directed to “implement an initiative to expand training programs for energy transformation, energy efficiency and emissions reduction, within the new version of the training programs for young and medium leaders in the Sector Development and Modernization Project, which includes about 300 young cadres, with the aim of preparing a capable generation in those areas that are increasingly important.” keeping pace with the current global trend.

For his part, the General Manager of American Baker Hughes in Egypt and Sudan, Engineer Tamir Nasser, confirmed that the alliance of General Electric and Bechtel companies, in addition to the Egyptian Baker Hughes and Petrojet and Enppi companies, has studied during the last period several oil work areas to determine the best ones to start implementing projects to reduce carbon emissions. benefit from it, in addition to improving energy efficiency during the coming period.

He pointed out his company’s commitment to implement human cadres training programs in the Egyptian oil sector in many scientific and practical fields.

He praised what Eng. Tarek El Molla directed, focusing on the areas of energy transformation, energy efficiency and emissions reduction in the training programs for young and middle leaders in the sector development and modernization project.

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