Exclusive interview with Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy, VP & Managing Director - Egypt & East Mediterranean at Schlumberger.
“We are eager to bring our integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions and expertise to customers in Lebanon to help tackle Mediterranean deep water challenges from exploration to early production,” Says Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy, Schlumberger’s VP & Managing Director - Egypt & East Mediterranean.
Schlumberger is a leading global provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. It operates in more than 85 countries and employs nearly 100,000 people from over 140 nationalities. The company supplies a comprehensive range of products and services to optimize hydrocarbon reservoir performance.
Schlumberger is a leading Platinum sponsor of this year’s edition of the Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit. The LIOG team discussed with the company’s Vice President and Managing Director for Egypt and East Mediterranean his perception, future plans and commitment to Lebanon’s oil and gas industry.
How do you evaluate the potential of Lebanon’s petroleum sector?
The bright gas discoveries of the East Mediterranean, along with the recent positive interpretation of offshore seismic data, present promising opportunities for Lebanon.
What role can your company play in developing the oil and gas sector in Lebanon?
Schlumberger provides reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing services to the oil and gas industry to deliver increased reservoir performance. We are eager to bring our integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions and expertise to customers in Lebanon to help tackle Mediterranean deep water challenges from exploration to early production.
Building on our domain knowledge and leadership in hardware and software, Schlumberger is developing new software and a digital foundation that creates seamless workflows for all E&P domains. Our DELFI* cognitive E&P environment does this by removing barriers between disciplines so that all the technical and business stakeholders in a project see the same information at the same time enabling seamless collaboration.
The first DELFI environment solution is the DrillPlan* coherent well construction planning solution. It forms part of a fully integrated well construction solution, which transforms the planning and execution performance, efficiency, and quality of every well drilled. DrillPlan ensures well construction planning is completed, honoring the highest standards in the most efficient way through project management, in-built engines, concurrent collaborative engineering, and automated design validation.
What are your expectations from your participation in the 4th edition of the Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit?
The Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit is an opportunity for industry experts and executives to come together to discuss the challenges and the road ahead for oil and gas activity in Lebanon. We are looking forward to participating and showing our customers our industry-leading technology.
How do you describe the activities of Schlumberger in general? And are you establishing a branch in Lebanon?
To date, Schlumberger has provided seismic, software and consulting services in Lebanon. In addition, as part of our commitment to inspiring future talent, we have donated software to many Lebanese leading universities. Our donation program gives students a helping hand as they become proficient users of industry-standard software packages and platforms while developing essential skills for career readiness and progression. We are in the process of establishing a base in Lebanon so that we can increase our in-country presence.
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