Posts Tagged ‘petroleum’

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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Japan chemical industry gears up on bio-plastics

Sojitz, SDK and Toray multiply strategic initiatives While the biggest oil and gas producing countries in Middle-East, Russia and North America are expanding their petrochemical industry downstream towards high added value hydrocarbon products, Japan seems to investigate another route through chemical local companies building up Market Leadership on bio-plastics. The […]

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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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RIL awards Technip and CB&I for Jamnagar Ethylene and Paraxylene

Reliance to gear up on $11 billion Jamnagar refinery expansion Reliance Industry Ltd (Reliance or RIL) is making major steps in the expansion of its refinery located in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. With $11 billion capital expenditure, Reliance is planning  one of the brownfield largest expansion of energy and petrochemical projects gobally. Commissioned on July 1999 with an installed refining capacity of 668,000 b/d, 1.9 million t/y Polypropylene and […]

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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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ENI increases acreage in Polish and Ukrainian shale gas

After Polish Baltic Basin ENI goes to Ukrainian Dniepr-Donetz and Lviv Basins In 2010, the Italian Major IOC Eni had acquired Minsk Energy Resources to become operator of three licences in the Polish Baltic Basin, a highly prospective shale gas play located in the north-east of Poland. In Poland ENI could […]

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Statoil to invest $210 million to enter Australian shale gas

Statoil and PetroFrontier signed deal on Southern Georgina Basin  Statoil ASA (Statoil) from Norway and PetroFrontier Corp. (PetroFrontier) from Canada have signed a binding “Farm-in Agreement” to farm into shale gas PetroFrontier’s four exploration permits (EPs) and two exploration permit applications (EPAs) in the Southern Georgina Basin, Northern Territory, Australia. In this Farm-in-Agreement, […]

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Basf, Itochu and PTT line up with Petronas on RAPID

$20 billion Petronas RAPID project calls for partners The proposed Petronas Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia, is so far the largest liquid-based greenfield downstream undertaken in Malaysia. It will have a 300,000 barrels per day refinery to supply the petrochemical complex, to produce a host of […]

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The $33 billion Kuwait refineries projects on the move again

KNPC to pre-qualify EPCs for CFP and NRP projects Expected on June 13th, the state-owned oil refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) has decided to postpone to July 4th the dead line for the engineering companies to submit their expression of interest (EOI) for the calls for tenders to be issued for the […]

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Giant Exxon Baytown complex to get bigger with new cracker

From Shale gas to Polyolefins ExxonMobil implements its integrated business model The Houston based Exxon Mobil Corp. is considering a multi-billion-dollar expansion of its giant petrochemical complex in Baytown, Texas, USA. ExxonMobil, like Chevron, Dow Chemicals or Shell,  is looking to take advantage of a surplus of natural gas that’s pushed […]

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