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Exxon Mobil Chemical to Expand Global Hydrocarbon Fluids Capacity

Petrochemicals

Exxon Mobil Chemical to Expand Global Hydrocarbon Fluids Capacity

03/28/2017 - Exxon Mobil Chemical Company it is expanding the capacity of its global hydrocarbon fluid assets by more than 250,000 tons per year at its world-scale petrochemical sites in Antwerp, Belgium; Baytown, Texas; and Jurong Island, Singapore. read...

Technip to Install Subsea Production System in the Gulf of Mexico

USA: Subsea Engineering

Technip to Install Subsea Production System in the Gulf of Mexico

03/28/2017 - Technip has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore for the delivery, integration, and installation of the subsea production system (SPS) and subsea riser, jumper and flowline (Surf) equipment for phase one of the Kaikias deep water project in the Gulf of Mexico. read...

CB&I Wins Contract for Expansion of Afipsky Oil Refinery

Russia: Engineering Services

CB&I Wins Contract for Expansion of Afipsky Oil Refinery

03/27/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a $ 460 million contract by Nefte Gaz Industriya, through project developer China National Chemical Engineering., for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar, Russia. read...

Explosion-Protected Emergency Luminaires for all Kinds of Weather

Sfaety Lights

Explosion-Protected Emergency Luminaires for all Kinds of Weather

03/23/2017 - Emergency luminaires don't let you be kept in the dark - but the lights have to work in even the most rugged applications. Safety specialist R. Stahl now presents a newcomer to its Exlux LED portfolio with the emergency luminaires series 6009/1. read...

Technip Awarded Onshore Contract in Ghana

Ghana: Gas to Power Program

Technip Awarded Onshore Contract in Ghana

03/22/2017 - Technip FMC has been awarded a contract by Eni Ghana E&P Limited, a subsidiary of Eni, Ghana National Petroleum Company and Vitol, for the onshore part of the Offshore Cape Three Points development of the Sankofa field, offshore Ghana. read...

Articles

World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

Crude Material

World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

01/16/2017 - The World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 per barrel as members of OPEC prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output. read...

NEWS

Oxea Starts Construction of Further Propanol Unit in Bay City

USA: Propanol Production

Oxea Starts Construction of Further Propanol Unit in Bay City

Oxea has started to build a second world-scale propanol unit at its production site at Bay City, Texas, USA. read...

Socar Selects Unipol Technology for New Polyethylene Facility

Azerbaijan: Polyethylene Production

Socar Selects Unipol Technology for New Polyethylene Facility

Fluor announced that Socar, a gas-processing project of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, has selected Unipol PE Technology licensed by Univation Technologies for use in its world-scale 600 kta polyethylene plant to be built in Garadagh, Azerbaijan. read...

Amec Foster Wheeler Services in Demand

UK: Engineering

Amec Foster Wheeler Services in Demand

Amec Foster Wheeler has announced a series of contracts won in the UK, Kuwait and Brunei. The scope of works include Ecaps, PMC and Feed services. read...

Higher Saudi Oil Output — Oil Prices Drop to Lowest Since Opec Deal

Crude Oil Prices

Higher Saudi Oil Output — Oil Prices Drop to Lowest Since Opec Deal

Hints to an increase in Saudi oil output outweigh Opec's recent upward revision to global demand outlook. read...

Neste Jacobs and Coolbrook to Develop New Olefin Cracking Technology

Finland: Hydrocarbon Cracking

Neste Jacobs and Coolbrook to Develop New Olefin Cracking Technology

Neste Jacobs and Coolbrook in collaboration with University of Oxford’s Osney Thermo Fluids laboratory, University of Cambridge’s Whittle laboratory, and major chemical producers are developing a new process based on hydrocarbon cracking method, where ethylene, the core raw material for polyethylene is produced. read...

Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Contracts for LNG and Refinery Projects

Downstream Engineering

Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Contracts for LNG and Refinery Projects

Apart from a green refinery project awarded by Italian Eni, Amec Foster Wheeler announced a global downstream framework agreement with Shell and an Owner's Engineering contract by GNL Quintero in Chile. read...

Statoil Aims to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 3 Million Tonnes

Norway: Climate Roadmap

Statoil Aims to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 3 Million Tonnes

Statoil is aiming to achieve annual CO2 emission reductions of 3 million tonnes by 2030 compared to 2017. The company published their Climate Roadmap with more details, including CO2 emission reductions and improved carbon intensity, energy efficiency as well as profitable growth in renewables and low carbon solutions. read...

$ 450 Million Refinery Project in Permian Basin

USA: Shale Gas

$ 450 Million Refinery Project in Permian Basin

MMEX Resources plans to build a 50,000-barrel per day (bpd) crude oil refinery in the Permian Basin of West Texas. The $ 450 million project would be the fourth refinery in the Permian, which is currently home to 300,000 bpd of refining capacity. read...

Exxon Mobil Plans $ 20 Billion Investments in U.S. Gulf Region

USA: Chemical Manufacturing Projects

Exxon Mobil Plans $ 20 Billion Investments in U.S. Gulf Region

Exxon Mobil has announced planned investments of $ 20 billion over a 10-year period along the U.S. Gulf Coast. read...

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

Refinery Operations

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

Routes for diesel production – Over the period 2015–2040, the global demand for diesel is likely to grow at a compounded annual rate of 1.0 per cent. Therefore, maximization of diesel yield remains the major objective of petroleum refiners. Read on to find out the various routes through which diesel can be produced in a refinery... read...

Patent on Super Single-Celled Organisms for Biomethane Production

Denmark: Power-to-Gas

Patent on Super Single-Celled Organisms for Biomethane Production

Electrochaea has successfully patented a strain of microorganisms specially developed for efficient biocatalytic methane production. The patent for the EU was recently validated in Denmark, where Electrochaea has been operating the world's first biological methanation plant with a power uptake of one megawatt, since 2016. read...

Successful Test of the World's Largest Single-Train Methanol-to-Olefins Unit

China: Petrochmicals

Successful Test of the World's Largest Single-Train Methanol-to-Olefins Unit

Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Company started its UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) unit during a 10-day test to confirm successful operation. read...

Enterprise Products Orders Oleflex Technology from Honeywell

USA: Catalytic Dehydrogenation

Enterprise Products Orders Oleflex Technology from Honeywell

Houston-based Enterprise Products Operating has chosen Honeywell UOP’s C4 Oleflex technology to produce 425,000 metric tons per year of isobutylene. read...