Abdel-Sadek made his remarks during a tour with Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla of the petroleum regions in the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez and Ras Ghareb.
The GPC, a state-owned company established in 1957, is engaged in the exploration, production and development of hydrocarbons. It works on 28 oil and gas fields nationwide.
Egypt achieved self-sufficiency in natural gas by the end of September 2018, with the current natural gas production reaching 7.2 billion cubic feet per day.
The boom in the country's gas production has been supported by huge gas discoveries and production, the biggest of which is the giant Zohr field in the Mediterranean, which was discovered in 2015 and is believed to be the largest-ever gas discovery in Egypt and the Mediterranean.
With reserves estimated at 30 trillion cubic feet, Zohr’s daily production exceeded 3 billion cubic feet in 2020, making up 40 percent of Egypt’s total gas output, according to previous statements by El-Molla.