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HUVR Offers Digital Reporting and Analytics Platform to Exxon Mobil

USA: Drone Inspections

HUVR Offers Digital Reporting and Analytics Platform to Exxon Mobil

22/01/2020 - Exxon Mobil has selected HUVR data’s platform to digitailise, scale and standardise its drone inspection programmes across the globe. The oil and gas major aims to make use of advanced technology across all its assets. read...

Sibur Goes Ahead with 2025 Sustainable Development Strategy

Russia: Green Footprint

Sibur Goes Ahead with 2025 Sustainable Development Strategy

17/01/2020 - Sibur’s Board of Directors has approved the 2025 Sustainable Development Strategy which focuses on five core areas: Responsible Business, Environment, Society and Partnership, Sustainable Product Portfolio, and Climate Impact Mitigation. read...

Enterprise’s Isobutane Dehydrogenation Unit Commences Operations

USA: Facility Start-Up

Enterprise’s Isobutane Dehydrogenation Unit Commences Operations

15/01/2020 - Enterprise Products Partners’ new isobutane dehydrogenation facility in the USA is expected to process 25,000 barrels of butane daily into 1 billion pounds of isobutylene annually. The plant will also enable the company to cater to the growing demand of isobutylene in the market. read...

Turkey and Russia Establish Turk Stream Gas Pipeline

Turkey: Energy Infrastructure

Turkey and Russia Establish Turk Stream Gas Pipeline

14/01/2020 - The Turk Stream Gas Pipeline links Russia’s large gas reserves with Turkey. As a part of this project, Petrofac was awarded an EPC contract for the development of a gas receiving terminal on the Turkish Black Sea coast. read...

World’s Largest ATR-based Methanol Facility is now in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan: Methanol Production

World’s Largest ATR-based Methanol Facility is now in Turkmenistan

14/01/2020 - With a production capacity of 5225 MTPD, the methanol plant is part of the mega natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan. The project makes use of Haldor Topsoe’s Syncor Methanol solution to produce synthetic gasoline. read...

Articles

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

Plant Separation System to Atmosphere

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

15/10/2019 - Heat transfer fluids in a broader sense as well as water and water steam include: refrigerants, organic fluids, salt melts, liquid metals and hot gases. The German standard reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' is now published as an international edition as Vogel-Reference-Book. This technical operation specialist book describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In our PROCESS-Series we present you some excerpts of this book. In this article we will show you, how to handle with temperature curve in the expansion vessel. read...

NEWS

Axens Wins Licensing Contract for Borouge 4 Project

UAE: Petrochemicals

Axens Wins Licensing Contract for Borouge 4 Project

Located in Ruwais-Abu Dhabi, the new Borouge 4 complex is expected to include the world’s largest mixed-feed cracker. Under the agreement, Axens will supply process books, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services for the project. read...

Exxon Mobil Commences Oil Production Offshore Guyana

Guyana: Deepwater Development

Exxon Mobil Commences Oil Production Offshore Guyana

Exxon Mobil has set another benchmark by producing oil in the Liza field located offshore Guyana in record time. Production from the first phase of the field is anticipated to reach full capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day. read...

Total Acquires Stakes in Two Offshore Blocks in Angola

Angola: Sale and Purchase Agreement

Total Acquires Stakes in Two Offshore Blocks in Angola

Under the sale and purchase agreement, Total plans to hold 50 % interest in Block 20/11 and 80 % interest in Block 21/09 located in the Kwanza Basin, offshore Luanda. With the acquisitions, Total intends to create a new production hub in the region. read...

KBR Wins Contract by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Nigeria: Consultancy Services

KBR Wins Contract by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has awarded KBR with a Project Management Consultancy Services contract for four condensate greenfield refineries in Nigeria. The aim of the new projects is to lower the country's dependence on expensive imported fuels. read...

Shell, Reliance Hand Over Panna-Mukta Fields Back to ONGC

India: Oil and Gas Fields

Shell, Reliance Hand Over Panna-Mukta Fields Back to ONGC

After 25 years of operations, the Panna-Mukta Fields were transferred back to ONGC by Shell and Reliance Industries, the JV partners for the project. The Government of India had entered into production sharing contracts for the oil and gas fields with the leading companies. read...

JV to Develop Gas-to-Gasoline Plant in Texas

USA: FEED Study

JV to Develop Gas-to-Gasoline Plant in Texas

Primus Green Energy announces that along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, it has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study with IHI E&C International Corporation for a first of its kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas read...

MOL Group Announces Go for Rijeka Refinery Residue Upgrade Project

Croatia: Refinery Project

MOL Group Announces Go for Rijeka Refinery Residue Upgrade Project

INA Supervisory Board granted its prior agreement for the Rijeka Refinery Residue Upgrade project and the Management Board unanimously approved the investment. The decision was supported both by the Croatian Government and by MOL, the two major shareholders of INA. read...

Total to Develop Two Deepwater Projects in the Gulf of Mexico

USA: Front-End Engineering

Total to Develop Two Deepwater Projects in the Gulf of Mexico

Total announces the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Anchor oil field. Additionally, front-end engineering and design (FEED) has begun for the North Platte discovery. Both projects are located in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. read...

Adnoc and Reliance to Jointly Develop EDC Facility in Abu Dhabi

UAE: Ethylene Dichloride Production

Adnoc and Reliance to Jointly Develop EDC Facility in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) signed a Framework Agreement with Reliance Industries (RIL) to explore development of an Ethylene Dichloride facility in Ruwais. read...

Reliance Industries to Invest Billions in Indian COTC Complex

India: Crude-Oil-to-Chemicals Plant

Reliance Industries to Invest Billions in Indian COTC Complex

Reliance Industries plans to invest $ 9.8 billion in a crude-oil-to-chemicals (COTC) complex at the company's Jamnagar site in India, Chemical Week reports. read...

AFC Partners with Brahms Oil Refineries to Build First Refinery in Guinea

Guinea: Engineering

AFC Partners with Brahms Oil Refineries to Build First Refinery in Guinea

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has entered into a joint development agreement with Brahms Oil Refineries to develop and finance Guinea’s maiden refinery project in Kamsar, Guinea. The project is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on imported refined products and enhance its balance of payments. read...

Russia Launches New Pipeline to Supply Natural Gas to China

Russia: Landmark Project

Russia Launches New Pipeline to Supply Natural Gas to China

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China were present at the launch ceremony of the first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas trunkline. read...

Evonik to Increase Sodium Methylate Capacity at Rosario Unit in Argentina

Argentina: Alkoxides

Evonik to Increase Sodium Methylate Capacity at Rosario Unit in Argentina

Evonik aims to expand its capacity for sodium methylate from 60,000 metric tonnes up to 90,000 metric tonnes at its Argentina facility until 2021. The move has been undertaken by the firm owing to the rising demand of biodiesel in South America especially Argentina and Brazil. read...