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Sasol to Develop Oil and Gas Reserves in Mozambique

Hydrocarbon Projects in Africa

Sasol to Develop Oil and Gas Reserves in Mozambique

03/11/2015 - Sasol has been granted licenses in two on- and offshore fields in Mozambique, which the company will devlop in a partnership with the country’s state oil company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH). read...

Cracker Upgrade: Exxon Plans Refinery Expansion in Rotterdam

Refinery Upgrade

Cracker Upgrade: Exxon Plans Refinery Expansion in Rotterdam

29/10/2015 - Exxon adapts a technology proven in its latest projects at Baytown and Singapore in Europe: the petrochemical giant plans to upgrade the hydrocracker at its refinery in Rotterdam to produce EHCTM Group II base stocks and ultra-low sulfur diesel. read...

Green Energy Gets Greener: A New Enzyme Technology Helps to Cut Chemical Use

Ethanol/Biofuel

Green Energy Gets Greener: A New Enzyme Technology Helps to Cut Chemical Use

27/10/2015 - A new enzyme could help to boost profits as well as reduce the need for hazardous chemicals at ethanol plants, enzyme technology specialists Novozyme says. The Danish company states that a typical facility could well be able to increase annual returns by up to US $ 2.5 million. read...

Water Treatment Booms: How US–Shale–Gas Drives Demand for Water Technology

Water/Waste Water Treatment

Water Treatment Booms: How US–Shale–Gas Drives Demand for Water Technology

27/10/2015 - The global market fpor water and waste water treatment systems could continue its growth curve with a solid CAGR of over 6% per year until 2020, a recent report indicates. Key driver of this outstanding market performance is a strong demand for water treatment solutions in North America, fueled by oil and gas production. read...

Air Liquide Buys American Membrane Manufacturer Poro Gen

Membranes

Air Liquide Buys American Membrane Manufacturer Poro Gen

27/10/2015 - French industrial gases specialist Air Liquide has recently acquired Pro Gen, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of porous polymeric membranes through its American subsidiary. read...

Midstates Petroleum Production Back On–Stream

Oil & Gas Industry

Midstates Petroleum Production Back On–Stream

23/10/2015 - Midstates Petroleum reports an average production of 32,609 barrels BOE/day for the third quarter of 2015. After an accident caused well shutdown earlier this year, all assets are back on–stream, the Houston-based exploration and drilling company states. read...

World's First Subsea Gas Compression Systems Operate in the North Sea

Offshore Compressors

World's First Subsea Gas Compression Systems Operate in the North Sea

21/10/2015 - The world's first subsea gas compression system went on stream recently at the Statoil-operated Åsgard field. Aker Solutions has delivered the subsea compression system for this field development. read...

Breaking the Barriers for Growth

The Future of Emerging Markets

Breaking the Barriers for Growth

06/10/2015 - The growth of the Indian process sector – India is currently renewing her image with the world to promote itself as a base for investment. Industry stalwarts give their viewpoint on different global practices and how they see the Indian market play a role in the growth of their companies. read...

Methanol – Promising Alternative to Crude Oil

Methanol-to-olefins

Methanol – Promising Alternative to Crude Oil

25/09/2015 - Methanol could be the answer of the one big question of the petrochemistry: How to become more independent from crude oil? Again China is being a trailblazer. A lot of Chinese plants convert methanol to petrochemicals. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now deciphered the complex chemistry behind the start of this process. read...

Saudi Aramco and Lanxess Create World-Leading Joint Venture

Synthetic Rubber

Saudi Aramco and Lanxess Create World-Leading Joint Venture

22/09/2015 - Lanxess and Saudi Aramco plan to establish a joint venture for synthetic rubber. The speciality chemicals company and Saudi Aramco subsidiary, Aramco Overseas Company, will each hold a 50 % interest in the joint venture, with annual sales of approximately three billion Euro in 2014. read...