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PetroRabigh, a joint venture of Aramco and Sumitomo Chemicals, plans to complete the $10 billion upgrades to its 400,000 b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Rabigh in the fourth quarter.
Total SA has earmarked €120 million for the scheduled 5-year turnaround of its 229,700 b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire on the Loire estuary.
Total SA's 158,000 b/d Provence refinery at La Mede on the French Riviera will undergo a €100 million turnaround of its western installations scheduled to last 2 months starting Oct. 6.
Under a two-phase, $1.3 billion investment program, Mariisky will upgrade its refinery with the support of Shell Global Solutions to increase capacity and meet stricter European specifications.
Chevron USA Inc. has applied for an environmental permit to construct a continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) unit and several other minor units at its 325,000 b/cd refinery in Pascagoula, Miss.
BP Products North America has let two major packages to Jacobs Engineering for work associated with a planned upgrade project to raise Canadian heavy crude processing at BP's 399,000 b/cd refinery in Whiting, Ind.
BP PLC subsidiary Bayernoil has let a detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work related to a $60 million upgrade project at the Vohburg refinery in Bavaria.
Petrotrin has launched a 3-year gasoline optimization program at its 175,000 b/cd Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in South Trinidad.
Turkmenistan currently is planning a major upgrade of its Seyidi refinery to bring it into conformance with new ecological standards, according to a report Tuesday in nCa Watch (News Central Asia). A $300 million upgrade to a total capacity of 120,000 b/d of oil, including hydrorefining capacity is
Repsol YPF has selected a partnership of KBR and ExxonMobil Corp.'s research and engineering arm, EMRE, to perform basic engineering design for upgrading FCC units at its La Plata, Argentina, refinery and its Lujan de Cuyo refinery in Mendoza, Argentina.