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Twist of activists' dogma freshens view of global warming

Jul 13, 2015

Fresh perspective on global warming, a topic that needs it, comes from a geologist.

Total unveils development sites for renamed Papua LNG project

Jul 13, 2015

Total SA and its joint venture partners Oil Search Ltd. and InterOil Corp. have announced key infrastructure sites for development of the proposed Elk-Antelope LNG project in Papua New Guinea, now dubbed the Papua LNG project (PLNG).

CERI: Energy, operational efficiencies possible in Canadian oil, gas

Jul 13, 2015

Measures can be taken by operators in the expanding resource-intensive Canadian oil and gas sector to improve both energy efficiency and operational efficiencies, according to a report from the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 13, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Chevron Phillips Chemical makes executive appointments

Jul 10, 2015

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC has made several executive appointments, all effective Aug. 1.

Lukoil taps new blending technology for Russian refinery

Jul 9, 2015

OAO Lukoil has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide process control technology designed to boost efficiency and reliability for its gasoline-blending plant at the 17 million-tonne/year Nizhny Novgorod refinery in Kstovo, Russia.

ORPIC lets contract for Sohar refinery expansion

Jul 8, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC), through a contractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp., Helsinki, to supply valve technology for work related to its Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), a brownfield, multibillion dollar modernization project that includes major technical improvements to ORPIC’s existing 116,000-b/d refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

Croatian refinery lets contract for upgrading project

Jul 7, 2015

Croatia’s INA Industrija Nafte DD (INA) has let a contract to Findland’s Neste Jacobs Oy to provide project management consultancy (PMC) for a residue upgrade program to be implemented at its 4.5 million-tonne/year (tpy) refinery along the northern part of the Adriatic Sea at Urinj, Rijeka province, Croatia.

South Africa’s Enref refinery due maintenance

Jul 6, 2015

Engen Petroleum Ltd. will shut down its 125,000-b/d Enref refinery in Durban, South Africa, for planned maintenance beginning on July 9, the company said.

Emerging producers offered guidelines for governance

Jul 6, 2015

Like most worthy endeavors, governing oil and gas activity at the national level is easier said than done-especially where oil and gas never before have been produced.

Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating Indexes for selected equipment items

Jul 6, 2015

The Nelson-Farrar refinery construction index rose to 2,475.6 by December 2012 from 2,467.4 in January of the same year. The index continued to rise over the next 2 years to reach 2,567.9 in December 2014.

Precommissioning tests ongoing at Braskem's Mexican petchem project

Jul 6, 2015

Braskem Idesa SAPI, a 75-25 joint venture of Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, and Groupo Idesa SA de CV, Mexico City, through a contractor, has let a contract to Atlas Copco Rental LLC, La Porte, Tex., to supply air compressors required for process safety testing at its nearly completed Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in the Coatzacoalcos-Nanchital region of the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Oman lets contract for Sohar refinery unit revamp

Jul 6, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co., has let a contract to MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Augsburg, Germany, for work related to the overhaul and revamp of the residue fluidized catalytic cracking unit at its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

Gas faces more competition from coal, renewables, IEA official says

Jul 6, 2015

Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said.


Jul 6, 2015
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