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Saudi Aramco to Construct New Upstream Research Center at MSU Science Park

Russia: R&D

Saudi Aramco to Construct New Upstream Research Center at MSU Science Park

11/09/2018 - Saudi Aramco recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lomonosov Moscow State University to set up its ninth R&D facility outside its home country. The new center is expected to focus on upstream technologies in simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial intelligence. read...

Adnoc to Introduce New Integrated Gas Strategy and Increase Oil Production

UAE: Oil & Gas

Adnoc to Introduce New Integrated Gas Strategy and Increase Oil Production

11/08/2018 - The new strategy aims at making the UAE self-sufficient in gas reserves as well as a net gas exporter over a period of time. In terms of oil production, the company intends to escalate its capacity to 4 mmbpd by the end of 2020 and 5 mmbpd by 2030. read...

Exxon Mobil Starts Production of New Unit at Antwerp Refinery

Belgium: Transportation Fuels

Exxon Mobil Starts Production of New Unit at Antwerp Refinery

11/07/2018 - Exxon Mobil has started operations of a new unit at its Antwerp refinery in Belgium to convert heavy, higher-sulfur residual oils into high-value transportation fuels such as marine gasoil and diesel. read...

Saudi Aramco and Sabic to Construct Industrial Complex for Converting Crude Oil to Chemicals

Saudi Arabia: Petrochemicals

Saudi Aramco and Sabic to Construct Industrial Complex for Converting Crude Oil to Chemicals

11/06/2018 - Both the firms have chosen Yanbu which is located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia as the site for establishing the project. On completion, the complex is expected to process 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil and produce approximately 9 million tonnes of chemicals and base oils in a year. read...

Total and Sempra Energy Collaborate to Develop North American LNG Export Projects

US/Mexico: Natural Gas

Total and Sempra Energy Collaborate to Develop North American LNG Export Projects

11/06/2018 - Under the agreement, both the companies have agreed to develop the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Louisiana and Energía Costa Azul liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico. read...

Articles

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals: Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

09/06/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

NEWS

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group to Build Large-Scale Renewable Diesel Facility

USA: Renewable Fuels

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group to Build Large-Scale Renewable Diesel Facility

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced plans for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant on the US West Coast. The plant would utilize REG’s proprietary Bio Synfining technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. Planned feedstocks include a mix of waste fats, oils and greases, including regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil. read...

Exxon Mobil Commences Operations at Antwerp Refinery’s New Unit

Belgium: Transportation Fuels

Exxon Mobil Commences Operations at Antwerp Refinery’s New Unit

The core focus of setting up the new unit is to convert heavy, higher-sulfur residual oils into high-value transportation fuels. The company also aims to strengthen the competitiveness of its advantaged facilities in Europe via this project. read...

Technip FMC Awarded Contract for Midor’s Refinery Expansion

Egypt: EPC

Technip FMC Awarded Contract for Midor’s Refinery Expansion

Under the terms of the contract, Technip FMC will be in charge of addressing debottlenecks of Midor’s existing units and will also be responsible for the delivery of new units. read...

Exxon Mobil Commences Operations at New Unit in Integrated Texas Facility

USA: Fuels

Exxon Mobil Commences Operations at New Unit in Integrated Texas Facility

The new unit is expected to increase production of ultra-low sulfur fuels by 45,000 barrels per day. The company also has plans to expand its polyethylene manufacturing capacity by 650,000 tonnes per year by 2019. read...

Clariant Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Laboratory at Midland Facility to Strengthen R&D Activities

USA: Facility Expansion

Clariant Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Laboratory at Midland Facility to Strengthen R&D Activities

The new laboratory comprises unique capabilities which will prove beneficial for oil and gas producers in the Permian Basin. In addition to this, a larger blending plant, tank farm and a new 10-bay fleet maintenance building will also be a part of the facility’s enhancements. read...

Johnson Matthey and Eastman Licence Ethylene Glycol Technology to Jiutai

China: Coal to Ethylene Glycol

Johnson Matthey and Eastman Licence Ethylene Glycol Technology to Jiutai

Johnson Matthey and Eastman announced that Inner Mongolia Jiutai New Material (Jiutai) has chosen their advanced, proprietary technology for the production of ethylene glycol from coal at its planned 1,000,000 tonnes per annum ethylene glycol facility. read...

Exxon Mobil Wins Additional Offshore Rights in Brazil

Brazil: Offshore Drilling

Exxon Mobil Wins Additional Offshore Rights in Brazil

Exxon Mobil has increased its holdings in Brazil’s pre-salt basins after it won the Titã exploration block with co-venturer Qatar Petroleum. read...

BASF and Letter One to Merge Oil and Gas Businesses

Germany: Business Strategy

BASF and Letter One to Merge Oil and Gas Businesses

The merger aims at establishing a leading independent European oil and gas company under the name Wintershall DEA. The new firm is expected to focus on international operations in core regions. read...

New Integrated Unit Starts Production at Exxon Mobil's Beaumont Facility

USA: Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuels

New Integrated Unit Starts Production at Exxon Mobil's Beaumont Facility

Exxon Mobil's new unit at its integrated Beaumont, Texas facility has started operations, increasing production of ultra-low sulfur fuels by about 45,000 barrels per day. read...

Prefchem’s Refinery Receives Maiden Crude Oil Cargo

Malaysia: Plant Commissioning

Prefchem’s Refinery Receives Maiden Crude Oil Cargo

The 2 million barrels of crude will be used for commissioning and testing activities at the mega refinery. The refinery is expected to possess a refining capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day. read...

Technip FMC Teams up with Equinor

France: Offshore Services

Technip FMC Teams up with Equinor

Under the agreement, both the firms will work towards developing Equinor’s offshore projects globally. Technip FMC will also be responsible for providing products and services for the projects. read...

Bayport Polymers Announces to Double Polyethylene Production

USA: Final Investment Decision

Bayport Polymers Announces to Double Polyethylene Production

Bayport Polymers, a 50/50 joint venture of Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals, announced the final investment decision to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas. read...

OMV’s Re Oil Facility Produces Synthetic Crude from Plastic Waste

Austria: Recycling Plant

OMV’s Re Oil Facility Produces Synthetic Crude from Plastic Waste

The pilot plant comprises a processing capacity of up to 100 kg per hour and can churn out 100 liters of synthetic crude per hour. The facility makes use of a thermo-chemical process to produce synthetic crude. read...