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Eni Gets Approval for Offshore Exploration License in Mediterranean Sea

Egypt: Oil & Gas

Eni Gets Approval for Offshore Exploration License in Mediterranean Sea

08/16/2018 - The exploration license is named ‘Nour’ and with this project the firm is expecting to strengthen its position in Egypt. The company intends to commence drilling of the exploration well in the second half of 2018. read...

Petrofac Bags 370 Million Dollar Contract from Basra Oil Company

Iraq: EPC

Petrofac Bags 370 Million Dollar Contract from Basra Oil Company

08/16/2018 - The project involves the expansion of the Central Processing Facility in the Majnoon Field and work is expected to be complete in a time frame of 34 months. read...

Haldor Topsoe to Fully Acquire Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects

Denmark: Acquisition

Haldor Topsoe to Fully Acquire Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects

08/15/2018 - Danish catalyst specialist Haldor Topsoe announced that it was going to acquire full ownership of German Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH. The acquisition adds project planning and development know-how to the company's portfolio of high-performance catalyst and proprietory technologies for the chemical and refining industries. read...

Positive Environmental Assessment Report for Velocys' Planned Biorefinery

USA: Biofuels

Positive Environmental Assessment Report for Velocys' Planned Biorefinery

08/13/2018 - Velocys announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (Fonsi) on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. read...

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, and Acwa to Create 8 Billion Dollar plus JV

Saudi Arabia: Business Expansion

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, and Acwa to Create 8 Billion Dollar plus JV

08/13/2018 - The PPP mega gasification/power JV project is expected to produce power, hydrogen and other utilities for Saudi Aramco. The project is in line with the Kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030 and is scheduled to commence in 2019. 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

Adnoc Aims to Improve Business Relations with Japan

UAE/Japan: Energy Prospects

Adnoc Aims to Improve Business Relations with Japan

The Arabian firm has plans to focus on the increasing energy needs of Asian economies and at the same time aims to attract new investment opportunities in its Upstream and Downstream operations. read...

Moda Midstream Acquires Ingleside Terminal from Occidental

USA: Export Terminal

Moda Midstream Acquires Ingleside Terminal from Occidental

Liquids terminaling and logistics provider Moda Midstream has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center and certain crude oil and LPG infrastructure from Occidental Petroleum Corporation. read...

Sumitomo Awarded Contract by Hyundai for CFB Power Plant

South Korea: Biomass Power Plant

Sumitomo Awarded Contract by Hyundai for CFB Power Plant

Sumitomo SHI FW has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC) for design and supply of the Daesan Biomass Power Plant boiler island. read...

Oxea Completes Propanol Unit in Bay City

USA: Propanol Production

Oxea Completes Propanol Unit in Bay City

Oxea announced that their new world-scale propanol production unit at its Bay City site in Texas, USA, is mechanically complete. read...

Total Collaborates with Novatek for Arctic LNG 2 Project

Russia: Gas Project

Total Collaborates with Novatek for Arctic LNG 2 Project

According to the terms of the agreement, Total will acquire a direct working interest of 10 % in the Novatek led giant liquefied natural gas project in Siberia. read...

Faroe Petroleum Bags New Exploration Licence

UK: Oil & Gas Exploration

Faroe Petroleum Bags New Exploration Licence

The firm has been awarded a licence of Block 30/14b, which includes the high-impact Edinburgh prospect, under the licence round on the UK Continental Shelf. read...

Osaka Gas Engineering to Provide Consulting Services on Construction of LNG Receiving Terminals

Taiwan: Liquefied Natural Gas

Osaka Gas Engineering to Provide Consulting Services on Construction of LNG Receiving Terminals

Osaka Gas Engineering has entered into an agreement to provide consulting services on construction of LNG receiving terminals of CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) and Taiwan Power (TPC) respectively. read...

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Create JV in Pertrochemicals

USA: Polyethylene Production

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Create JV in Pertrochemicals

Total Petrochemicals & Refining (TPRI), Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced they have closed a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast after receiving all required regulatory approvals. read...

Exxon Mobil Issues Measures for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Regulations

Exxon Mobil Issues Measures for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

By 2020, the company’s new measures aim to reduce methane emissions by 15 % and flaring by 25 %. The firm also intends to improve its industry-leading energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities. read...

KBR Bags EPCM Contract from Basra Oil Company for Development of Majnoon Field

Iraq: Engineering and Construction

KBR Bags EPCM Contract from Basra Oil Company for Development of Majnoon Field

The scope of work includes overall project management, multi-discipline engineering support, procurement and construction management services. read...

Carbon Capture and Utilization Concept

Germany: Carbon-2-Chem

Carbon Capture and Utilization Concept

At the Achema, the trade show for the Process industries in Frankfurt am Main, the project Carbon-2-Chem will present its solutions for more climate protection in industry. read...

Air Products Launches World-Scale Industrial Gas Complex in Kochi

India: Industrial Gases

Air Products Launches World-Scale Industrial Gas Complex in Kochi

The Kochi Industrial Gas Complex which has been constructed within BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Expansion Project aims to increase the firm’s refining capacity by nearly two-thirds, from 190,000 to 310,000 barrels per day. read...

Worley Parsons Awarded GES Contract by Yasref

Saudi Arabia: World-Class Refinery

Worley Parsons Awarded GES Contract by Yasref

Worley Parsons has been awarded a General Engineering Service (GES) contract by Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (Yasref) to help optimize the production of its facilities. read...