BASF to build new world-scale Methane-To-Propylene complex

BASF selected US Texas Freeport for greenfield MTO The German chemical giant BASF SE (BASF) has selected its Freeport existing site on the Texas US Gulf Coast to build a greenfield Methane-To-Olefins (MTO) complex  based on the critical  methane-to-propylene (MTP)  conversion. While the Bundestag, the German Parliament, continues to debate about […]

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Future of Manufacturing

Definition Future of Manufacturing refers to all the technologies such as industrial digitalization or internet of the things (IoT) to interconnect all the industrial processes required to design, produce and deliver goods, equipment or entire systems to a client in mobilizing optimized resources wherever they could be located and regardless […]

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Bitumen

Definition Bitumen refers to an oil-based non crystalline solid substance produced naturally or from crude oil refining. Bitumen is mostly composed of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. After refining, Bitumen is the more viscous, heaviest and thickest petroleum derivative. Comments Natural bitumen is an unconventional oil,  sticky, looking like tar and more viscous […]

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EOR

Definition EOR is the acronym of enhanced oil recovery and refers to all the ultimate technologies to compensate the natural depletion of the oil and gas fields Comments In developing a new oil and gas field, the natural pressure of the reservoir is at its maximum. For the oil fields, […]

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Unconventional oil and gas

Definition Unconventional oil and gas refers to the oil and gas resources which cannot be explored, developed and produced by conventional processes just in using the natural pressure of the wells and pumping or compression operations. These unconventional crude oil and natural gas are trapped in the pores of sediments rocks called shale […]

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FLNG

Definition FLNG is the acronym of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas and refers to floating production unit of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating Liquefied Natural Gas is not the chemical derivative of any form of natural gas, this wording was invented to describe the manufacturing process to produce LNG. Comments At the wellhead, […]

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Conventional oil and gas

Definition Conventional oil and gas refers to petroleum, or crude oil, and raw natural gas extracted from the ground by conventional means and methods. Comments In practice conventional oil and gas, or the term of conventional resources, applies to oil and gas which can be extracted, after the drilling operations, […]

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Oil shale

Definition Oil shale refers to solid hydrocarbon (kerogen) rock resulting from a decomposed organic matter still at solid state, in a sedimentary rock unit. The oil shale may also be called black shale. Oil shale and shale oil must not be confused as they do not mean the same thing since shale oil designates […]

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Acrylic Acid

Definition Acrylic acid is an unsaturated carboxylic acid extracted from propylene Acryclic acid is a colorless pungent and corrosive liquid in polymerized form. The formal name for acrylic acid is propenoic acid. Acrylic acid is miscible with water, alcohols and esters. Comments Acrylic acid is produced from propylene as an ethylene […]

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Polyester

Definition Polyester is a generic name referring to polymers made of repeated units of an ester molecule under the COO form. Polyester is produced by reaction of carbonated acids (Terephthalic acids) with alcohols (dihydric alcohols) and elimination of water. Comments These polymeric groups of repeated ester units can form long […]

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