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Ecopetrol taps Mustang for polymer study

Jul 13, 2010

State-owned Ecopetrol of Colombia has let a contract to Mustang for conceptual engineering and technology evaluation to optimize polymer production at a planned petrochemical complex.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Deepwater Agbami field produces light, low-sulfur crude

Jul 12, 2010 Agbami field off Nigeria—the country's largest deepwater producing field, according to Statoil—began producing oil in July 2008 and was to reach plateau production of 250,000 bo/d by late last year (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2008).

OGJ FOCUS — GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil publishes new Aasgard Blend assay

Jun 28, 2010 Statoil published a new simulated Aasgard Blend assay in March 2010 better to represent the quality of the current Asgard Blend production.

Chinese group plans Argentine ammonia plant

Jun 22, 2010

Tierra Del Fuego Power & Chemical Co. Ltd. let a contract to KBR for licensing and process design for a grassroots ammonia plant in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: New Statfjord assay reveals light, low-sulfur crude oil

Jun 14, 2010 Statfjord Blend 2010 crude is a light, low-sulfur North Sea oil is similar to Brent Blend, according to Statoil's web site, with a slightly lower sulfur content and less atmospheric residue.

Borouge lets Ruwais polymer unit contracts

Jun 9, 2010

Borouge, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis, Vienna, has let three major contracts in the expansion of its petrochemicals complex at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Shell unveils petrochemical complex in Singapore

May 7, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced the successful completion of the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) project in Singapore, underlining the firm’s aim of remaining a leading player in the region’s expanding petrochemicals market.

Mideast ethane cracker starts up

May 4, 2010

Qatar Petroleum has started up a new ethane cracker at its Ras Laffan industrial site. It will feed the new Qatofin polyethylene plant at Mesaieed started up in November 2009.

OGJ Focus: Commingling produces low-sulfur Sleipner condensate

Apr 26, 2010 Sleipner condensate is a low-sulfur North Sea condensate produced from commingling of Sleipner East, Sleipner West, and Sigyn fields.

Shell starts up ethylene cracker in Singapore

Apr 19, 2010

Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. has started up its new ethylene cracker in Singapore.

Sunoco completes sale of PP business

Apr 6, 2010

Sunoco Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of the stock of its subsidiary Sunoco Chemicals Inc., comprised of its polypropylene (PP) business, to Braskem SA for about $350 million (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2010).

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil's Njord is light, low-sulfur crude

Mar 22, 2010 Statoil has developed Njord field with a floating steel platform, Njord A (photograph), which has an integrated deck with drilling and processing, as well as living quarters.

Bankruptcy court approves Lyondell's plan

Mar 12, 2010

The US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, has approved disclosure statements and various settlement agreements in a move likely to pave the way for Lyondell Chemical Co. to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this year.

OGJ FOCUS: Competitive pressures changing Asian petchems

Mar 8, 2010 Massive growth in Chinese and Middle East petrochemical capacities and prospects of intense competition for Asian markets from Middle East producers are prompting profound change in Asia's petrochemical industry.

OGJ FOCUS: US OLEFINS—SECOND-HALF 2009: US olefins production rebounds amid global economic recovery

Mar 8, 2010 Second-half 2009 saw sustained recovery for the US petrochemical industry, even as broader economies continued to experience credit crises and economic recession.

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