Posts Tagged ‘operations’

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor, Statoil and Nalcor go for Canada Hebron

ExxonMobil and partners to invest $14 billion by 2017 ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor Energy (Suncor), Statoil and Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas (Nalcor) made the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Hebron offshore oil field project in Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore the Newfoundland and Labrador on […]

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Air Liquide expands its footprint in Russia

After Logika, Air Liquide takes over Lentechgas  November 2012, Air Liquide completes the acquisition of Lentechgas, in Saint Petersburg, few months after Logika in Moscow. This decision is part of Air Liquide program to invest $1.3 billion in 10 years in Russia, either for acquisition either for new plants. Air […]

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Saudi Aramco $ 5 billion PetroRabigh expansion well in progress

PetroRabigh II and Sadara to double Saudi Aramco petrochemical production The PetroRabigh expansion, or PetroRabigh II, is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Japanese Sumitomo Chemical while the greenfield project Sadara actually under construction is a joint venture with Dow Chemicals. But the both projects are designed to […]

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Carlyle and Sunoco to revive Philadelphia refinery

Philadelphia Refinery to rely on Marcellus shale gas Last year Sunoco Inc (Sunoco) had  announced to close the Philadelphia refinery in Pennsylvania, USA, on summer 2012 if no buyer could be found in the meantime. But the development of the shale gas in USA much faster than expected and in […]

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Mild Hydrocracking

Definition Mild Hydrocracking or MHC is referring to the refining process designed to performs a partial hydrocracking only. In the mild hydrocracking only about 20-60% at ~ 50-85 bar of the feedstock crude oil is cracked. Comments The objective of the Mild Hydrocracking process is to convert 20-60% of the vacuum […]

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Malaysian Petronas runs global with Canadian Progress takeover

Petronas to pay $5.3 billion Progress Energy Resources  The Malaysian NOC Petronas and the Canadian Progress Energy Resources (Progress) have signed an agreement for a friendly takeover of Progress by Petronas. The integration will be done through Petronas Canada to remain based in Calgary, Alberta, for upstream with commercial office […]

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Regasification

Definition Regasification is the physical process by which liquefied natural gas (LNG) is heated to be returned into its gaseous state. Comments The natural gas is liquefied to facilitate its transportation as its volume reduces by 600 times from its gaseous state. To be liquefied, the natural gas needs to be cooled down to […]

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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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Bapco ready to move on the $6 billion Refinery expansion

Sitra Refinery expansion preliminary studies completed  After multiple scenarios for revamping and expansion, the Minister of Energy in Bahrain, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, has announced the completion of the preliminary studies to modernize the Sitra refinery. The plan of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) aims to increase energy efficiency and […]

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Jacobs wins Dow and Saudi Aramco Sadara EPCM contract

Jacobs collects awards in Saudi Arabia giant projects In May, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) had been awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the $6 billion Ma’aden Phosphate city project. Then in June, Jacobs announced to have won the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for […]

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