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Weld toughness study advances reeled clad pipes' deepwater potential

May 4, 2015

Sensitivity studies suggest toughness is often more critical than strength in subsea pipeline welds, especially narrow-bevel mechanized welds.

Puma Energy completes purchase of Murco’s UK refinery, terminals

Jul 2, 2015

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has completed its purchase of UK midstream and downstream assets from Murco Petroleum Ltd., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., including the shuttered 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery at Pembrokeshire, on the west coast of Wales.

SIBUR plans MTBE expansion at Togliattikauchuk

Jul 1, 2015

Russian conglomerate OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started preparatory work for a project designed to expand production capacity for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) at its Togliattikauchuk petrochemical complex in Togliatti in Russia’s Samara region.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV lets contract for ethylene storage

Jun 30, 2015

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem), has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction for an ethylene storage complex in Markham, Tex. The complex will be built as part of the JV’s ethylene cracker project now under way at nearby Ingleside, Tex.

RIL’s Jamnagar refinery due maintenance

Jun 29, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, is planning to shut down a crude unit for scheduled maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Jun 26, 2015

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas, through a contractor, has let a contract to Industrial Cooling Solutions Inc. (ICS), Lakewood, Colo., to build a 28-cell cooling tower for its proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Jun 25, 2015

Iraq’s State Co. for Oil Projects (SCOP), through a contractor, has let a contract to Nexans, Paris, to provide the low-voltage cable system for the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery under construction in southern Karbala Province, south of Baghdad.

Lukoil commissions unit at Volgograd refinery

Jun 25, 2015

OAO Lukoil has commissioned a primary crude distillation unit at its 11 million-tonne/year Volgograd refinery in southern Russia as part of a program to boost overall capacities of the company’s refining assets.



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