Posts Tagged ‘Oil sands’

CNOOC and Petronas to step in Canada oil sands

CNOOC and Petronas to acquire Nexen and Progress On December 7th, 2012, Canada Prime Minister John Harper announced the approval for two national oil companies China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and Petronas from Malaysia to acquire respectively:  – Nexen Inc. (Nexen)  – Progress Energy Resources Corp. (Progress) For Nexen, […]

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Sinopec in brief

To be a world-leading Energy and Chemical Company China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) was established in July 1998 on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation. Sinopec Group is a state wholly owned company with Headquartered in Beijing, China and a registered capital of RMB 182 billion ($30 billion). As […]

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Gazprom and Rosneft extract first oil from PetroMiranda Junin-6

PDVSA and Russians to pump $25 billion in Orinoco In September 2012, the national oil company Petroleos De Venezuela SA (PDVSA) and a Russian National Petroleum Consortium LLP (NPC) made of Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, TNK-BP and Surgutneftegas, inaugurated PetroMiranda first oil in the Venezuela Orinoco. PetroMiranda is a joint venture […]

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ConocoPhillips in brief

The E&P company of choice for all stakeholders by pioneering a new standard of excellence Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips is present in almost 30 countries. Until listing separately Phillips 66 on May 1st 2012, ConocoPhillips was the third largest integrated energy company in USA and the fifth largest refiner in the world. […]

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Non-Condensable Gas Co-Injection

Definition Non-Condensable Gas Co-Injection (NCG) belongs to the in-situ exploration and production of oil sands. Non-Condensable Gas Co-Injection refers to the process which is to inject NCG together with the steam  in the oil sands reservoir. Comments Canada is the country with the biggest unconventional oil resources called bitumen. This bitumen […]

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CB&I to acquire The Shaw Group for $3 billion

CB&I to broaden energy portfolio from LNG to Nuclear July 30th, 2012, CB&I and The Shaw Group (Shaw) announced to have closed a deal by which CB&I will acquire The Shaw Group. Shaw is a 25 years old engineering and services company well established as global provider of: Engineering and […]

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Oil sands

Definition Oil sands are bitumen deposits  which naturally occurred from the mixture of thick, heavy oil, water and sand. Since the heavy oil is classified as bitumen, Oil sands are scientifically named as Bituminous sands. Oil sands may also be called Tar sands where Tar refers to the residue produced from organic […]

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