Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/16/2014 -- The installation of the el-Sisi government has improved investor sentiment in Egypt, which has been troubled by political and social instability. We anticipate a more stable environment for operators and investors over the coming years, though highlight uncertainties still persist. Our view has been supported by the positive news from smaller exploration and production companies in Egypt, which have stepped up operations. We expect this trend to continue with Egypt's strong below-ground potential too good to ignore.
We highlight the following trends and developments in Egypt's oil and gas sector:
- Positive sentiment towards operating in Egypt is returning after years of political turmoil. Exploration and production efforts have picked up over the last quarter with RWE Dea aiming to bring new gas online over the 2014 summer. The Egyptian national oil and gas companies are also stepping up gas developments, while BP announced it will bring in USD1.5bn of new investment.
- Egypt extended the bidding deadline for its latest concession auction from May 19 to July 3. The deadline for the 22 block round was reportedly changed to allow companies more time to conduct feasibility studies.
- Exploration efforts continue to show positive results and strong below-ground potential. Over recent months RWE Dea, Apache, IPR and Circle Oil have all made discoveries. In particular the Western Desert and the Nile Delta have proved the most prospective.
- Underinvestment in Egypt's upstream due to political instability and a difficult operating environment over the last three years has seen domestic consumption catch up with production. Egypt is a net importer of refined fuels, while no longer exports significant volumes of natural gas, with Jordan being its remaining market - albeit inconsistently. We expect this dynamic to continue over the coming years leaving Egypt few export opportunities.
- The potential to restart LNG exports has materialised after...
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The Egypt Oil & Gas Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasts for Egypt including major indicators for oil, gas and LNG, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, consumption, refining capacity, prices, export volumes and values. The report includes full analysis of industry trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.
BMI's Egypt Oil & Gas Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Egyptian oil and gas industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent oil and gas industry forecasts for Egypt to test consensus views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Egyptian oil and gas market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the Egyptian oil and gas sector through reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Egypt.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.
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Summary of BMI's key forecasts and industry analysis, covering oil and gas reserves, supply, demand and refining, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.
Regional perspective on size and value of industry sector; comparative rankings by production, refining, imports and exports of oil, gas and LNG.
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BMI's Oil and Gas Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (independents, NOCs, IOCs and oil services companies) in the upstream and downstream markets.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points and is part of BMI's integrated Country Risk-Industry Rankings products.
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Based on our country coverage of over 99% of global oil and gas production and consumption, BMI provides demand, supply and price forecasts to end-2018 for oil, gas and oil products
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