Posts Tagged ‘bitumen’

One Day – One Country: Canada

Key Projects and Business Highlights 2014  On the Western Canada, the Provinces of British Columbia (B.C.) and Alberta have decided to favor all the investments to develop the unconventional gas resources in addition to the well known bitumen. In the gas race to supply thirsty East Asia countries, Canada identified […]

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ExxonMobil on Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project

ExxonMobil to add DCU with Belgium ANWERUP The refining branch of ExxonMobil is planning to add a delayed coker unit (DCU) at its Belgium refinery with the Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project (ANWERUP). Located on the Port of Antwerp at the boarder with The Netherlands, this integrated refinery and […]

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After Fort Hills Total to revise upward Alberta Joslyn North Mine Oil Sand

Total to upsize Alberta Joslyn oil sand project by 50% After making the final investment decision (FID) on the Athabasca Fort Hills oil sand project in joint venture with Suncor Energy (Suncor), the French major company Total and its partners Suncor, Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) and Inpex, are considering to revise […]

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Canada back on track with major oil sands projects in Alberta

Shell makes final decision for Carmon Creek Project After the joint venture Suncor-Total which decided to proceed with their multibillion Fort Hills oil sands mining project in Athabasca region, Shell is making the final investment decision (FID) with its Carmon Creek oil sands project in Alberta. The two mega projects, […]

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PetroVietnam Nghi Son refinery construction to start in 2013

Vietnam Oil & Gas Group completed preparation work PetroVietnam‘s Chairman , Mr Phung Dinh Thuc confirmed during a visit on the site of the Nghi Son refinery project that the preparation work was completed in October 2012 so that the construction could start in 2013. The Nghi Son Refinery and […]

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Jordan counts on oil shale and Shell technology to reduce energy bill

Jordan retains world fourth largest oil shale reserves If Jordan falls short of conventional oil and gas resources to sustain its economical development, it appears to hold the world fourth largest oil shale reserves after USA, China and Russia. According to actual estimations, Jordan reserves of unconventional oil in the […]

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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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Shell to lead Carbon Capture and Sequestration in oil sands

Shell made FID on $2 billion Quest Athabasca CCS project Shell, Chevron and Marathon Oil (Marathon) made the final investment decision (FID) for the Quest CO² Capture Sequestration project through their Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint venture. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the oil sands exploration and […]

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CNOOC decides Taizhou Integrated Petrochemical Complex

$1.6 billion to build Taizhou Refinery and Aromatics China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),  China’s third National Oil Company (NOC), has decided to build a new integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, in east China. The new refinery would process heavy crude oil pumped from China’s Bohai […]

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PetroChina selects WorleyParsons for MacKay River and Dover projects

PetroChina to secure its oil supply chain  from Athabasca Fort McMurray to Kitimat, BC Step by step the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC or PetroChina), is putting in place all the pieces of its upstream puzzle from Athabasca, Alberta oil sands fields to Kitimat, BC. In 2011, PetroChina payed $1.9 billion […]

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