EGPC is the first commercial corporation constituted in Egypt according to law no. 135 of 1956 under the name of "The General Corporation of Petroleum Affairs" subjoined to the Ministry of Petroleum; which became incorporated.

DEA has successfully operated in Egypt as an exploration and production company since 1974 as one of the shareholders of DEMINEX EGYPT Branch. In 2002 Dea became 100% owner of the Egyptian subsidiary.