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Petrofac Wins Contracts worth 1.65 Billion Dollars

UAE: Gas Development

Petrofac Wins Contracts worth 1.65 Billion Dollars

19/02/2020 - Petrofac has been awarded two contracts for Adnoc’s Dalma Gas Development Project in the UAE. The contracts revolve around engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, offshore installation and commissioning of the gas project. read...

IEA Reveals Latest Monthly Gas Statistics Report of OECD Member Countries

Market Report

IEA Reveals Latest Monthly Gas Statistics Report of OECD Member Countries

14/02/2020 - One of the key highlights of the report states that the production of natural gas from OECD countries increased by 5.2 % as compared to October 2019. Also, the gross consumption of natural gas increased by 0.5 % in October 2019 on a year-on year basis. read...

Adnoc, Dubai Supply Authority to Further Explore and Develop Shallow Gas

UAE: Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Adnoc, Dubai Supply Authority to Further Explore and Develop Shallow Gas

12/02/2020 - An agreement was signed between Adnoc and Dubai Supply Authority following the discovery of 80 trillion standard cubic feet of shallow gas resources in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With this agreement, the UAE aims to achieve its goal of becoming self-sufficient in terms of gas reserves. read...

Air Liquide Signs Long-Term Contracts with BASF in Antwerp

Belgium: Industrial Gases

Air Liquide Signs Long-Term Contracts with BASF in Antwerp

10/02/2020 - Air Liquide and BASF have recently signed three new long-term contracts in the Antwerp basin (Belgium). Leveraging on five existing onsite production plants in the Antwerp basin, the industrial gases specialist has entered into a new 15-year agreement to renew its airgas supply to existing installations and provide additional oxygen to a new Ethylene Oxide plant to be built by BASF. read...

Eni Introduces New Super Computer HPC5

Italy: Digitalisation

Eni Introduces New Super Computer HPC5

10/02/2020 - Claimed to be the world's most powerful supercomputer infrastructure in the industrial sector, the new super computer HPC5 is capable of enhancing highly complex processes in the energy sector. The move will assist Eni to further improve its digitalisation process. 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

Indian Oil to Import 2 Million Metric Tonnes of Crude Oil from Russia in 2020

India: Long-Term Contract

Indian Oil to Import 2 Million Metric Tonnes of Crude Oil from Russia in 2020

The maiden long term contract between Indian Oil Corporation and Rosneft is in line with India’s strategy for diversifying the country’s crude oil supplies from non-OPEC countries. The move is also expected to bring about price stability and energy security for the Asian nation. read...

Linde Starts Up Air Separation Unit to Meet Demand for Space Launch Activity

USA: Atmospheric Gases

Linde Starts Up Air Separation Unit to Meet Demand for Space Launch Activity

The new plant is expected to double the production capacity of merchant atmospheric gases at Linde’s existing site in Florida. Apart from the aerospace industry, the facility is also expected to meet the growing demand from other industries. read...

Indorama Ventures Begins Commercial Operations of Gas Cracker in USA

USA: Ethylene Production

Indorama Ventures Begins Commercial Operations of Gas Cracker in USA

The Louisiana-based olefins gas cracker has the capacity to produce 440 kilo tonnes of ethylene per annum and is strategically positioned in the US Gulf coast. The project will also enable Indorama Ventures to leverage shale gas availability. read...

RIL-BP JV Announces New Production from India’s Existing Gas Field

India: Deepwater Gas Production

RIL-BP JV Announces New Production from India’s Existing Gas Field

The life of the KG D6 gas field located on the east coast of India has been extended via the usage of latest innovations. Production at the gas field is expected to commence by mid-2020. read...

KBR Wins PMC Services Contract for Adnoc’s Ghasha Concession Project

UAE: EPC

KBR Wins PMC Services Contract for Adnoc’s Ghasha Concession Project

Under the contract, KBR has been selected as the main PMC contractor for the mega Ghasha Concession Project in the UAE. The project is also expected to meet about 20 % of the UAE's total gas demands. read...

Indian Major Oil PSUs to Invest over 14.10 Billion Dollars

India: Oil and Gas Investment

Indian Major Oil PSUs to Invest over 14.10 Billion Dollars

ONGC, IOC and other Indian oil Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have plans to invest the hefty amount in FY21 with an aim to meet India’s energy requirements. The Indian oil majors intend to explore for oil and gas, refineries, petrochemicals and laying pipelines to meet this demand. read...

Shell Closes Martinez Refinery Sale for 1.2 Billion Dollars

USA: Acquisition

Shell Closes Martinez Refinery Sale for 1.2 Billion Dollars

PBF Holding Company has acquired Shell’s Martinez refinery located in California, USA. The deal includes the refinery’s inventory, crude oil supply, product offtake agreements, and other adjustments. read...

Honeywell’s Cryogenic Gas Processing Technology Adopted for Texas Plant

USA: Specialised Technology

Honeywell’s Cryogenic Gas Processing Technology Adopted for Texas Plant

Altus Midstream’s Diamond Central cryogenic gas processing complex in Texas, USA marks the first global use of the Ortloff SRX technology from Honeywell UOP. The technology is capable of recovering natural gas liquids from feed gas. read...

Clariant Refinery Services Opens New Crude and Fuel Oil Lab in the UK

UK: Opening Ceremony

Clariant Refinery Services Opens New Crude and Fuel Oil Lab in the UK

Clariant Refinery Services has opened a new state-of-the-art crude and fuel oil laboratory that will focus on applications for transport and storage. Based in Bradford, United Kingdom, this global center will address multiple challenges experienced by refineries, storage terminals, pipeline providers, and logistic companies all around the world. read...

Kuwait Firm to Establish 7 Billion Dollar Oil Refinery in Tamil Nadu, India

India: Petrochemicals

Kuwait Firm to Establish 7 Billion Dollar Oil Refinery in Tamil Nadu, India

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, K Palaniswami has recently stated that the Gulf organisation Al Kharafi is expected to set up an oil refinery and a petrochemical manufacturing facility in the southern Indian state. read...

Gazprom Supplies Maiden Billion Cubic Meters of Gas through Turk Stream

Russia: Gas Supply

Gazprom Supplies Maiden Billion Cubic Meters of Gas through Turk Stream

Out of the total one billion cubic meters of gas, the Turk Stream gas pipeline delivered 54 per cent went to the Turkey and the remaining 46 per cent was transported to the Turkey-Bulgaria border. read...

Linde’s New China Plant to Supply Industrial Gases to Shanghai HLMC

China: Air Separation

Linde’s New China Plant to Supply Industrial Gases to Shanghai HLMC

Linde has started up a new air separation facility in Shanghai through which the company will supply nitrogen, oxygen and argon to Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation’s wafer product line in the region. read...

EU Backs Green Hydrogen Project in Delfzijl

The Netherlands: European Funding

EU Backs Green Hydrogen Project in Delfzijl

A consortium comprising Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive a $ 12.2-million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. read...