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Hollow-Fibre Membrane for Efficient Gas Processing

Germany: Gas Separation

Hollow-Fibre Membrane for Efficient Gas Processing

06/19/2018 - At this year’s Achema in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Evonik presented its latest membrane product development Sepuran NG for natural gas processing. read...

Wood Awarded Contract for Industrial Services by Sabic

UK: Olefins Production

Wood Awarded Contract for Industrial Services by Sabic

06/17/2018 - Wood has secured a new contract with Sabic IC UK Petrochemicals, to provide industrial services at the Olefins 6 plant in Wilton, Teesside, UK. read...

Lyondell Basell and Odebrecht Start Preliminary Discussions Concerning Braskem Transaction

The Netherlands: Possible Transaction

Lyondell Basell and Odebrecht Start Preliminary Discussions Concerning Braskem Transaction

06/17/2018 - Lyondell Basell and Odebrecht, the controlling shareholder of Braskem announced in a joint statement that they have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential transaction between Lyondell Basell and Braskem. read...

Jacobs Wins Contract for Yasref Refinery Project

Saudi Arabia: Engineering Services

Jacobs Wins Contract for Yasref Refinery Project

06/17/2018 - Jacobs' local subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, Jacobs Zate, has been awarded a three-year, general engineering services (GES) contract from Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (Yasref) to help optimize the production at the Yanbu Industrial City facilities in Saudi Arabia. read...

Shandong to Use Honeywell's Technology for Propylene Production

China: Propane Dehydrogenation

Shandong to Use Honeywell's Technology for Propylene Production

06/15/2018 - Honeywell announced that Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical will use UOP’s C3 Oleflex propane dehydrogenation technology to produce 250,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene at its facility in the Huantai Economic Development Zone in China’s Shandong Province. read...

Articles

To the Last Drop – How Pumps Can Become Efficiency–Enablers for Tank Farms

Screw Pumps/Tank Storage

To the Last Drop – How Pumps Can Become Efficiency–Enablers for Tank Farms

05/29/2018 - How screw pumps strip out even highly viscous media – When emptying an oil or fuel tank (a process refferd to as stripping), quite often residual product of the highly viscous media is left behind. But does it have to be that way? Pumps with excellent intake at low NPSHr values can in fact completely empty tanks – even of crude oil and bitumen. And one technology in particular outperforms the rest... read...

NEWS

Exxon Mobil Announces Retirement of Malcom Farrant and Michael Dolan

USA: Management Changes

Exxon Mobil Announces Retirement of Malcom Farrant and Michael Dolan

Exxon Mobil announced the retirement of Malcolm Farrant as vice president of human resources and of the company's senior vice president Michael J. Dolan. read...

Consortium Extends Exploitation of TFT Gas Field

Algeria: Concession Contract

Consortium Extends Exploitation of TFT Gas Field

Sonatrach, Total, Repsol and Alnaft (the National Agency for the Valorisation of Hydrocarbon Resources), have signed a new concession contract for a period of 25 years to extend the exploitation of the Tin Fouyé Tabankort (TFT) gas and condensate field. . read...

Ethanol Recycled from Steel Mill Emissions

China: Waste-Gas-to-Ethanol

Ethanol Recycled from Steel Mill Emissions

Carbon recycling company, Lanzatech, and its joint venture partner, Shougang Group, a Chinese iron and steel producer, have announced the successful start-up of the world’s first commercial facility converting industrial emissions to sustainable ethanol. read...

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Trend Report: Bio-Based Products

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Because of low crude oil prices, times are hard for bio-based chemicals as they can rarely compete with their fossil counterparts pricewise and cannot even play a trump card in the matter of climate change. Nevertheless, industry and academia are developing bio-based processes fervently and with the prerequisite that the products must not be more expensive than conventional ones. read...

Haldor Topsoe to Deliver Large-Scale Methanol Plant for BGCC

Russia: License Agreement

Haldor Topsoe to Deliver Large-Scale Methanol Plant for BGCC

Baltic Gas Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and Haldor Topsoe have signed a tripartite license agreement for a methanol plant project in Ust-Luga, Russia. read...

Lukoil Enters into Agreement with Kazmunaygas for Exploring Production in the Zhenis Area

Kazakhstan: Principles Contract

Lukoil Enters into Agreement with Kazmunaygas for Exploring Production in the Zhenis Area

Under the contract, both the parties are expected to set up a consortium in order to negotiate with the Republic of Kazakhstan to explore and produce at the site. read...

Technip FMC Bags Offshore Water Handling Project from Woodside

Australia: EPC Project

Technip FMC Bags Offshore Water Handling Project from Woodside

Under the contract, Technip will offer engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning for Woodside’s Pluto Platform offshore project. read...

Fuels from CO2 and Electricity

Germany: Renewable Fuels

Fuels from CO2 and Electricity

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu) is taking part in the e-For-Fuel research and innovation action. The project wants to provide a sustainable replacement of fossil fuels by using electricity and microorganisms to convert CO2 into renewable fuels. read...

Exxon Mobil Acquires Interest in Carcara Oil Field

Brazil: Offshore Project

Exxon Mobil Acquires Interest in Carcara Oil Field

Exxon Mobil has completed the purchase of half of Equinor’s interest in the BM-S-8 block offshore Brazil, which contains part of the 2-billion-barrel, pre-salt Carcara oil field. read...

Lukoil Begins Production of Bitumen in Perm Refinery

Russia: Asphalts

Lukoil Begins Production of Bitumen in Perm Refinery

The plant is expected to produce 2,400 metric tonnes of bitumen per day. The product assures extended life and advanced durability of materials, thus complying with new national standards. read...

Exxon Mobil Plans to More than Double Earnings Potential by 2025

USA: Growth Plans

Exxon Mobil Plans to More than Double Earnings Potential by 2025

Exxon Mobil plans to more than double earnings potential by 2025 while addressing the risks of climate change through continued research into breakthrough lower-carbon technologies, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods told shareholders during the company’s annual meeting. read...

Toyo Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project in Indonesia

Indonesia: Construction Project

Toyo Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project in Indonesia

Toyo Engineering has been awarded a construction project by PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) and its subsidiary PT Petrokimia Butadiene Indonesia (PBI). read...

LNG Canada Project May Add Petronas for Equity Position

Canada: Gas Reserves

LNG Canada Project May Add Petronas for Equity Position

The LNG Canada project aims at building a LNG export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Petronas may join in the project if the company meets all the regulatory approvals and closing conditions. read...