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Petrofac and Socar JV Awarded Engineering and Technical Services Contract

Azerbaijan: Oil and Gas Exploration

Petrofac and Socar JV Awarded Engineering and Technical Services Contract

19/08/2019 - The 12-month contract aims to support Total and Socar’s exploration & production activities in Azerbaijan. It is also expected to support the activity in the Absheron natural gas field, located in the Caspian Sea. read...

Saudi Aramco to Acquire 20 % Stake in RIL's Oil-to-Chemicals Business

India: Refining and Petrochemicals

Saudi Aramco to Acquire 20 % Stake in RIL's Oil-to-Chemicals Business

19/08/2019 - Saudi Aramco and Reliance Industries Ltd have entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent and the deal is expected to possess an enterprise value of 75 billion dollars. The transaction is claimed to be one of the largest foreign investments in India. read...

Neste Introduces Low-Sulphur Marine Fuel

Finland: Reduced Emissions

Neste Introduces Low-Sulphur Marine Fuel

19/08/2019 - Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation on sulphur dioxide emissions by offering them a new IMO2020-compliant marine fuel. The Neste Marine 0.5, containing 0.5 % sulphur, will be introduced to the market during Q4/2019. read...

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

China: Olefin Production

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

17/08/2019 - Clariant announced the successful startup of its Catofin catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over one million tons of olefins per year — becoming the world’s largest plant using Catofin catalyst technology. read...

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

China: 100 KTA Plant

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

16/08/2019 - Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology's new 100 KTA butene-to-butadiene plant, built by Wison Engineering, started up successfully and produced on-spec butadiene. The plant was deployed with Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butene-to-Butadiene (ODH) proprietary technology licensed by Wison, and built by the company through an EPC contract. read...

Articles

Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

Sealing Statistics

Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

29/11/2018 - Characterization the behavior of sealing elements using statical testing plays a vital role — When developing sealing solutions, statical testing is a mighty tool. Thus, understanding its methodology, its disturbances and variables becomes a decisive factor in the development process. Is there any standard procedure to determine sealing behavior? read...

NEWS

Mc Dermott Awarded Feed Contract by Petro Logistics

USA: 500 KTA PDH Project

Mc Dermott Awarded Feed Contract by Petro Logistics

Mc Dermott has been awarded a contract by Petro Logistics to perform the front-end engineering design (Feed) services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility planned for the US Gulf Coast. read...

Taking Fingerprints from Petroleum and Other Complex Mixtures

UK: New Analytical Method

Taking Fingerprints from Petroleum and Other Complex Mixtures

Scientists at the University of Warwick claim that they have developed a more powerful method of analyzing chemical mixtures. The method has been able to assign a record-breaking number of 244,779 molecular compositions within a single sample of petroleum. read...

Linde Commences New Plants to Supply Industrial Gases to EDO

China: Expansion Strategy

Linde Commences New Plants to Supply Industrial Gases to EDO

Linde has started up its new air separation plants in order to supply 720 tonnes of high purity nitrogen per day to Shanghai Ever Display Optronics (EDO) for its Amoled project. In accordance with the contract, the firm will also supply other industrial gases such as oxygen, helium, argon and hydrogen to EDO. read...

Reliance, BP Form JV to Set up 5,500 Petrol Pumps in India

India: Fuels

Reliance, BP Form JV to Set up 5,500 Petrol Pumps in India

Reliance and BP have entered into a new JV in order to meet India’s fast-growing demand for energy and mobility. Together, the companies aim at increasing RIL’s current fuel retailing network of over 1,400 sites across India to 5,500 sites over the next five years. read...

Stork Awarded Contract Extension for Centrica’s UK Assets

UK: Oil & Gas

Stork Awarded Contract Extension for Centrica’s UK Assets

Claimed to be Stork’s maiden evergreen contract in the UK, the contract involves Centrica’s onshore and offshore oil and gas assets in the region. Stork also has plans to open a new site in northeast England with an aim to expand its operations in the country. read...

Exxon Mobil Increases Production Capacity of Synthetic Base Stock

France: Investment

Exxon Mobil Increases Production Capacity of Synthetic Base Stock

Exxon Mobil has undertaken the move due to an increase in demand for low viscosity polyalphaolefin synthetic base stocks as well as to improve its global supply chain network. The company is actively investing in its production facilities and supply chain capabilities in order to stay ahead in the base stocks industry. read...

Linde Commences New Gas Plant in Singapore

Singapore: Integrated Facility

Linde Commences New Gas Plant in Singapore

The new facility aims to supply methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to Evonik’s world-scale methionine complex in Singapore. Equipped with Linde's advanced technologies, the plant enables to increase plant efficiency, reliability and environmental sustainability. read...

Fire Breaks Out at Exxon Mobil’s Baytown Facility

USA: Disaster

Fire Breaks Out at Exxon Mobil’s Baytown Facility

On Wednesday, a fire erupted at Exxon Mobil’s baytown facility, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world. However, the fire was curtailed by evening and no adverse effects on the environment were reported. read...

Mc Dermott Bags Offshore Contract from Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia: EPCI

Mc Dermott Bags Offshore Contract from Saudi Aramco

According to the agreement, Mc Dermott will provide EPCI of a wellhead production deck module in the Hasbah gas field along with hook-up and modification works in the Karan fields located offshore in the Arabian Gulf. read...

CO2 Recycling: A Catalyst for Sustainable Methanol Production

Switzerland: Green Chemistry

CO2 Recycling: A Catalyst for Sustainable Methanol Production

Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. The technology is to pave the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. read...

How Cyanobacteria Use Solar Energy to Produce Biofuel

Sweden: Biofuels

How Cyanobacteria Use Solar Energy to Produce Biofuel

The world is looking for methods to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. Researchers at Uppsala University have now successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy, without requiring to use solar cells. read...

Mc Dermott, BHGE Win Contracts for Ichthys LNG Field

Australia: EPCI

Mc Dermott, BHGE Win Contracts for Ichthys LNG Field

Under the terms of the contract, Mc Dermott and Baker Hughes will provide a joint URF and SPS EPCI solution for the project. The equipment for the solution is expected to commence in 2020 and be completed in 2023. read...

Equinor to Acquire Shell’s Caesar-Tonga Asset in US Gulf of Mexico

USA: Oil and Gas

Equinor to Acquire Shell’s Caesar-Tonga Asset in US Gulf of Mexico

Shell has sold 22.45 % of its interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset to Equinor for 965 million dollars. The move is in line with Shell’s strategy to pursue competitive projects that deliver value in the 2020s and beyond. read...