Archive for August, 2012

Algeria in talks with Majors IOCs to boost shale gas development

After Eni, Talisman and Total, Sonatrach eyes on ExxonMobil and Shell After signing contracts with ENI from Italy, Talisman Energy (Talisman) and Total from France, Sonatrach is willing to attract ExxonMobil and Shell for the exploration and production of unconventional gas, shale gas and tight gas,  in Algeria. According to […]

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Heads of Agreement

Definition Heads of Agreement (HOA) refers to the first document signed between parties in the perspective to go for a fully bidding contract. Heads of Agreement may also be called Shake hands Agreement and is different from Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Comments Parties willing to close a bidding agreement or contract are […]

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QP and QAPCO move on $5.5 billion Ras Laffan Petrochemicals

Qatar to invest $25 billion in petrochemicals until 2020 In February 2012, Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Petrochemicals Corporation (Qapco) had signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) to add a $5.5 billion petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. In this project QP and Qapco will share interests according to:  – Qatar Petroleum 80% […]

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Iraq investigates Jordan export pipeline to Red Sea

Iraq export pipeline to Aqaba to substitute Syria pipeline SNC Lavalin from Canada and Stroytransgaz from Russia had been appointed respectively in 2011 and 2010 to provide consultation services and rehabilitation work studies to build two crude export pipelines and one gas pipeline through Syria. These pipelines should have a […]

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Clean Fuels

Definition Clean fuels appeared in the 1990s to refers to energies to be used in transportation applications as a substitute of the conventional diesel and gasoline. Since then the wording Clean Fuel has been adopted by refiners to designate the new diesel and gasoline developed to improve efficiency and reduce […]

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Saudi Aramco increases scope of work for Ras Tanura refinery

Saudi Aramco extends Jacobs’s FEED on $3 billion Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuel and Aromatics project In May 2011 Saudi Aramco awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) to Jacobs ZATE for the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuel and Aromatics project. Located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, […]

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Statoil to triple its Arctic technology budget

Skrugard and Havis confirm Barents Sea potential Statoil and its partners ENI from Italy and Petoro AS (Petoro), the Norway State-owned company, discovered in Skrugard and Havis reserves going far beyond their expectations. Under the license PL 532, Statoil and its partner share working interests in Skrugard and Havis as […]

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Petoro AS

Definition Petoro AS is a Norway State wholly-owned company in charge of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) oil and gas assets management  Comments Petoro AS (Petoro) is the licensee of the Norwegian State’s Direct Financial Interests (SDFI) representing the assets of the NCS, while Norway as a State is the […]

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Shell set location and tax break for Appalachia Ethane cracker

Shell signed with Horsehead for Pennsylvania site In March 2012, Shell signed with Horsehead Corp (Horsehead) a land option agreement on a 300 acre site for its $2.5 billion ethane cracker and petrochemical complex. This Appalachia ethane cracker project is a key milestone in Shell’s strategy to develop an upstream–downstream integrated […]

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BASF and Sinopec work on a Maoming isononanol project

BASF and Sinopec signed MOU for INA facility in China BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) signed in Shenzhen, China, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to start the feasibility study of a new isononanol (INA) facility in Maoming, Guangdong Province, China. With this MOU, BASF and Sinopc intend […]

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