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May 14, 1990 BROWN & ROOT U.S.A. INC. finished installing underground civil and foundation packages for two 35,000 kw cogeneration units it is building for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. at Conoco Inc.'s Ponca City, Okla., refinery. The plants will supply electricity to OG&E and process steam to Conoco. HADSON CORP., Oklahoma City, reached an amended power sales contract with Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for a 79,000 kw gas fired cogeneration project in Rensselaer, N.Y. TEXAS EASTERN

MONITORING SYSTEM TESTED DURING LPG TANKER UNLOADING

May 14, 1990 A specially developed computer-based hazardous-materials monitoring system was successfully field tested late last year. The test of the portable system occurred during the unloading of 45,000 metric tons of LPG from a 740-ft tanker at the petroleum dock of a plant along the Mississippi River. The function of this system is to detect, report, alarm, and record unacceptable concentrations of hazardous vapors during marine-transfer operations.

PROCEDURE REDUCES PROBLEMS AND COSTS OF CHEMICALS IN GAS SYSTEMS

May 14, 1990 Yulin Wu Phillips Petroleum Co. Bartlesville, Okla. Efforts to evaluate problems associated with chemicals used in natural gas and NGL transportation and processing have lowered costs for one segment of an NGL system operated in Texas by Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. Phillips' procedure consisted of two steps: Scientifically evaluating chemicals and the problems they generate Following experience and expertise in selecting chemicals and solving problems. If experience and

OGJ GROUP'S RESERVES STABLE IN '89 BUT LIQUIDS PRODUCTION, DRILLING DIVE

May 28, 1990 Robert J. Beck Economics Editor Joan Biggs OGJ Energy Database The Oil & Gas Journal group of 22 large U.S. oil and gas companies produced more gas, less oil and natural gas liquids, and drilled 22.7% fewer net wells in 1989 than in 1988, analysis of their annual reports shows. The group's world gas reserves were slightly higher at yearend 1989 and world liquids reserves slightly lower than at the end of 1988. The group's crude runs to stills were up a combined 0.9% from the 1988

OPTIMIZATION AT WYOMING GAS PLANT IMPROVES PROFITABILITY

May 28, 1990 Lynn E. Saha Amoco Production Co. Houston Andrew J. Chontos Amoco Production Co. Evanston, Wyo. David R. Hatch ChemShare Corp. Houston Amoco Production Co. has implemented a computer-aided manufacturing system for on-line optimization at the Painter complex (Wyoming) gas-processing plant. The system is based on rigorous process modeling techniques using real time data. Early results show significant potential for improving the plant's profitability.

OPERATORS BOOST OFFSHORE ACTION WHERE LEASES, PERMITS AVAILABLE

Jun 4, 1990 Bob Tippee Managing Editor-Economics and Exploration Bob Williams Senior Staff Writer Offshore exploration and development activity is growing in the shrinking U.S. area where it is allowed. The Gulf of Mexico remains the nation's busiest offshore drilling arena. Brisk leasing during the past several years, the need to replace rapidly depleting natural gas reserves, and the promise of world class oil reserves in water deeper than 1,000 ft drive the action.

INDIA'S STATE FIRMS PRESS CAMPAIGN TO HIKE OIL AND GAS FLOW

Jun 4, 1990 India's state oil and gas companies are stepping up efforts to find and develop more hydrocarbons. The state companies and petroleum ministry are shifting their strategy on exploration in India for the early 1990s. Impetus for the shift comes mainly from the recognition that India's reserves additions in recent years have lagged production. India projects its energy demand will soar as a result of population growth and efforts to maintain the pace of industrialization. Thus, the

FINDING, REPLACEMENT COSTS FALL IN ALBERTA

Jun 4, 1990 Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) estimates for 1988 long term oil equivalent finding and replacement costs in Alberta show a sharp 5 year decline. Gas finding and replacement costs also have declined greatly in the same 5 year span, CERI figures show. The decreases in Alberta crude oil finding and replacement costs, although not as abrupt as those for gas and oil equivalent, reflect the same downward trend.

SOVIET VENTURE MAY INCLUDE TENGIZ

Jun 11, 1990 More action on upstream joint ventures with the Soviet Union is surfacing. Among the latest developments: A protocol of intentions could add giant Tengiz oil field to a proposed Chevron Corp.-Soviet joint venture in exploration, production, and development in the Northeast Caspian Sea region. Tengiz is the largest oil field discovered in the world in the last 10 years, said Leonid 1. Filimonov, Soviet oil and gas minister.

SHELL'S RESID FCC TECHNOLOGY REFLECTS EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT

Jun 11, 1990 Mart J.P.C. Nieskens, Frank H.H. Khouw Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B.V. The Hague Martin J.H. Borley Shell U.K. Ltd. Ellesmere Port, U.K. Karl-Heinz W. Roebschiaeger Koninklijke/Shell-Laboratorium Amsterdam Commercial operating experience has been gained on conversion of long residues by fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in a long-residue catalytic cracking unit at Shell U.K. Ltd.'s Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port, U.K. The unit design is the result of many evolutionary

TENGIZ HOLDS PROMISE, PROBLEMS FOR SOVIETS

Jun 18, 1990 The U.S.S.R.'s Tengiz oil field near the northeast coast of the Caspian Sea in western Kazakhstan has posed the Soviet Union's most difficult problems in evaluating and developing a supergiant reservoir. Tengiz probably will not be developed enough to permit an accurate determination of reserves until 1995, Soviet geologists say. However, it's possible the timetable could be advanced if a joint venture between Moscow and Chevron Corp. goes into operation and includes Tengiz (OGJ,

EPA TO TOUGHEN RVP LIMITS FOR SUMMER 1992

Jun 18, 1990 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans further reductions in gasoline volatility for summer 1992. EPA said the new rule will reduce national emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by nearly 7% and reduce formation of smog. It estimated the tougher rule will cost refiners $464 million/year and increase retail gasoline prices by about 1 o/gal. EPA added that would be offset partially by benefits, including greater fuel economy, estimated at $234 million/year.

FUEL REFORMULATIONS, ALTERNATIVES COVER BROAD SPECTRUM

Jun 18, 1990 Transportation fuel composition has been targeted as a major factor in the type and quantity of vehicle emissions. Gasoline vapor pressure and its benzene, aromatics, olefins, and oxygen contents, and diesel fuel sulfur and aromatics contents can all be factors in overall air quality in the U.S. The issues surrounding these and other factors were introduced in the first article of this report.

PETROLEUM PIONEER W.K. WARREN DEAD AT 92

Jun 18, 1990 Warren Petroleum Co. founder W.K. Warren, a pioneer in marketing and shipping LPG, died June 11 in Tulsa at the age of 92. Warren founded the Tulsa company in 1922 after resigning as assistant to Gilliland Oil Co. Vice Pres. Patrick Hurley. Warren Petroleum was the first firm to mainly market LPG. By 1926 it operated 31 gas processing plants in five states.

OGJ NEWSLETTER

Jun 18, 1990 OPEC is struggling to shore up its crumbling price and production deal in the face of sliding oil prices. Intensive lobbying produced public assurances from U.A.E. and Kuwait that despite high crude output in May they would make production cuts agreed in Geneva. Trying to steady market nerves, Saudi Arabia said it had no intention of hiking flow beyond its new quota of 5.38 million b/d in retaliation for blatant cheating by other members.

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