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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 Announces Ninth Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Oil Exploration

Exxon Mobil Announces Ninth Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

The region’s Hammerhead-1 well comprises of high-quality and oil-bearing sandstone. The discovery has led to the announcement of an estimated recoverable resource of more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. read...

Imperial's Next-Generation Oil Recovery Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Canada: Oil Sands

Imperial's Next-Generation Oil Recovery Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Imperial Oil Limited announced plans to apply advanced technologies and improvements in efficiency to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of its operated oil sands facilities. read...

Gea Delivers Meg Purification Plant to BP

Egypt: Gas Processing

Gea Delivers Meg Purification Plant to BP

Gea has delivered two centrifuges for monoethylene glycol (Meg) purification at BP’s West Nile Delta offshore natural gas field in Egypt. read...

Saudi Aramco Signs MOU with Lomonosov Moscow State University

Saudi Arabia: Oil & Gas Research

Saudi Aramco Signs MOU with Lomonosov Moscow State University

The contract aims to carry out joint research programmes in the area of upstream technology. In addition to this, the collaboration will also enable both the parties to develop new advanced materials. read...

Total Sells Equity in Hazira Terminal to Shell

India: LNG Project

Total Sells Equity in Hazira Terminal to Shell

Total announced that it sold its equity in India’s Hazira Terminal to Shell and signed an LNG sales agreement with the company. read...

Ryze Renewables to Construct Two Renewable Diesel Fuel Plants

USA: Green Energy

Ryze Renewables to Construct Two Renewable Diesel Fuel Plants

For this project, the firm has also collaborated with Phillips 66 which will be responsible for supplying feedstock and moving the renewable product from the plants to the region’s customers. Both the plants are expected to produce 11,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel fuel. read...

Contanda Plans to Build Large Scale Storage Terminal

USA: Petrochemicals and hydrocarbons

Contanda Plans to Build Large Scale Storage Terminal

Work on the terminal is expected to commence this year in October and will offer up to 3.0 million barrels of additional petrochemical and hydrocarbon storage capacity once it is complete. read...

Worley Parsons Receives EPC and PMC Contracts in China and Indonesia

Asia: Engineering Services

Worley Parsons Receives EPC and PMC Contracts in China and Indonesia

Worley Parsons has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Persero in Indonesia and an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Chevron for the China Manufacturing Plant Project in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. read...

S-Oil to Construct 1,500 KTA Mixed Feed Cracker Plant along with Olefin Downstream Facilities

South Korea: Petrochemicals

S-Oil to Construct 1,500 KTA Mixed Feed Cracker Plant along with Olefin Downstream Facilities

In line with the company’s expansion plans for petrochemicals, the firm will be investing more than 4.47 billion dollars in this project. The steam cracker will produce ethylene and other basic petrochemicals whereas the Olefin downstream facilities will produce an increased volume of high value petrochemical products. read...

Total Pulls Out of Multi-Billion Gas Project with Iran

Iran: US Sanctions

Total Pulls Out of Multi-Billion Gas Project with Iran

Due to the recently imposed sanctions by the US, French oil giant Total has officially quit a major gas project in Iran. read...