GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technologies and services, with 37,000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry —from extraction to transportation to end use. Making the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity our highest priorities is the way we work. Our customers in Egypt include British Gas, Rashpetco and Petrobel, with a strong focus on subsea drilling.
In an effort to drive localization for the oil and gas sector in Egypt, Petrojet, a leading EPC services provider, and GE together celebrated the local manufacture of more than 1,170 API Ceritified Sucker Rod pumping units. The units have been fabricated and assembled in Petrojet’s workshops in Kattamia, Cairo and Idku, Alexandria. Petrojet is considered the first partner for GE Well Performance Services (WPS), a sub-business of GE Oil & Gas, outside the United States for building surface-well pumps that have served oil fields in Egypt, the region and Europe.
GE is also working with Burullus Gas Company, a joint venture between the Egyptian Gas Holding Company and BG Egypt, to conduct a changeover of subsea contro systems by installing new software and hardware for both Brownfields and Greenfields. The upgrade utilizes GE’s latest subsea High Integrity Pipeline Protection System (HIPPS) that enables high pressure wells to be connected to the existing pipeline infrastructure.
GE recently won a three-year framework agreement to service the Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCo), a joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Cooperation, for the supply of Surface Wellheads and Tree Systems giving GE at least a 25% market share of the Pressure Control market in Egypt. The Surface Wellheads technology supports the customer to isolate, control and monitor pressure during the drilling operation. BAPETCO operates in Abu-Sannan, in the western desert of Egypt, and its production currently reaches approximately 110,000 barrels per.
GE Oil & Gas partnered with the Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas’ (ELNG), one of the world’s largest producers of liquefied national gas, by achieved an industry first by installing GE’s Power Crystal technology as an upgrade to 12 GE MS5002D gas turbines at its Idku plant located close to the governorate of Alexandria. This improved the units’ durability and extended the average time between major inspections to 72,000 operating hours. GE also delivered the first-ever Health & Safety Partnership Program to ELNG.
GE Oil & Gas partnered with the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) to establish the Pipeline Integrity Management Center of Excellence (PIMCOE) which supports the oil & gas sector in Egypt by delivering proactive and cost effective services to Egypt’s national gas grid and other customers in the petroleum sector.
GE is working with Petrobel, one of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation companies jointly owned by ENI, on implementing several subsea EPC projects to contribute to the growth of Egypt’s hydrocarbon production.