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Processing 2011 P14

  • 08/10/2011 -- Dutch firm to buy Wilhelmshaven refinery
    A private Dutch company has agreed to buy the 260,000 b/d Wilhelmshaven refinery on Germany’s North Sea coast from ConocoPhillips for an undisclosed amount.
  • 08/10/2011 -- Contract let for Sohar deasphalting unit
    State-owned Orpic of Oman will use the UOP/Foster Wheeler Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) process at its 116,000 b/sd refinery in Sohar, which is being expanded to a capacity of 187,000 b/sd (OGJ, Mar. 14, 2011, Newsletter).
  • 08/11/2011 -- ExxonMobil grants pipeline welding license
    ExxonMobil Corp. has granted a license to Nippon Steel covering patented field welding technology designed for use on high-pressure pipelines made with X120 ultrahigh-strength steel line pipe.
  • 08/11/2011 -- Completion of Paradip refinery due in 2013
    Construction is under way but expected to be finished later than earlier predicted on the 300,000-b/d refinery to be operated by state-owned Indian Oil Corp. at Paradip, Orissa, on India’s eastern coast.
  • 08/12/2011 -- Expansion planned for Djibouti refinery
    A financial company based in Abu Dhabi has acquired a 75% interest in a 40,000-b/d refinery in Djibouti and plans to expand capacity to 100,000 b/d.
  • 08/15/2011 -- Hindustan Petroleum, OIL eye cooperation
    Two of India’s state-owned oil and gas companies have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in exploration and production, refining, pipelines, and other activities.
  • 08/17/2011 -- San Miguel Corp. to buy shares of ExxonMobil's Malaysian affiliates
    ExxonMobil Corp. affiliates and San Miguel Corp. have agreed on the sale of ExxonMobil’s interest in three Malaysian downstream businesses.
  • 08/19/2011 -- Qatar's Laffan lets contract for refinery expansion
    Laffan Refinery Co. Ltd. let a lump-sum, front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract of an undisclosed sum to Technip SA for the Laffan refinery's Phase 2 expansion.
  • 08/19/2011 -- Rebels claim control of Zawiyah refinery in Libya
    Libyan rebels said they took control of the 120,000 b/d oil refinery in the western town of Zawiyah even as additional supplies of imported oil products are now reaching other rebel-held areas of the country.
  • 08/24/2011 -- Beach, Senex reach S. Australian pipeline agreement
    Beach Energy Ltd. signed an agreement with Senex Energy Ltd. to tie in the South Australian Growler oil field (Beach 40%) to Lycium field. It also agreed with Senex to construct a trunkline from Lycium to the Moomba facility.
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