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    Aug. 7, 2023 | Deutsche ReGas GMBH & Co. KGaA’s 5.2-bcmy Deutsche Ostsee LNG terminal in Lubmin, Germany, was commissioned earlier this year. TotalEnergies SE’s Neptune FSRU is the center of the terminal. Deutsche ReGas plans to more than double Deutsche Ostsee’s regasification capacity by 2025. OGJ’s annual LNG Update begins on p. 31. Photo from Macquarie Group Ltd.
    General Interest

    OGJ Newsletter

    Aug. 7, 2023
    A roundup of General Interest, Exploration & Development, Drilling & Production, Processing, and Transportation news from around the industry.
    General Interest

    Journally Speaking: Service providers eye rebound

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Oilfield service providers see demand rising for the North American market in 2024, remaining optimistic despite the expected activity slowdown in this year’s second half.
    General Interest

    Editorial: Leave the sticks at home

    Aug. 7, 2023
    The US Department of the Interior on July 20, 2023, announced steps to revise Bureau of Land Management (BLM) onshore oil and gas leasing regulations.
    General Interest

    Supreme Court eliminates latest legal barrier to Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Aug. 7, 2023
    The US Supreme Court ordered July 27 that the appellate court stays blocking work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline be vacated. “The Supreme Court has spoken and this decision to...
    General Interest

    EIA: US refinery capacity increased for first time since pandemic

    Aug. 7, 2023
    US refining capacity increased slightly for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, as of Jan. 1, 2023, reversing 2 years of decline, according to the US Energy Information...

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    General Interest

    Hess discovers oil in Gulf of Mexico, increases full-year production guidance

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Hess Corp. plans to develop a new discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico and has increased its full-year 2023 production guidance on strong operational performance. The oil discovery...
    General Interest

    Biden administration looks to impose new restrictions on Gulf of Mexico work

    Aug. 7, 2023
    The Biden administration has negotiated a deal with environmental groups in a court that would involve the administration developing new restraints on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas...
    General Interest

    YPF, Petronas progress design of LNG export project

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Argentina’s YPF SA and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) are considering creating a joint-stock company to manage business related to development of a 5-million tonne/year ...
    General Interest

    Rio Grande LNG takes FID targeting 2027 commissioning

    Aug. 7, 2023
    NextDecade Corp. has made a positive final investment decision (FID) to build the first three liquefaction trains (Phase 1) at its 27-million tonne/year (tpy) Rio Grande LNG (...
    General Interest

    Argentina inaugurates President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline

    Aug. 7, 2023
    The Argentine formally inaugurated the 537-km President Néstor Kirchner Gas Pipeline (GPNK) on July 9. Inauguration of the pipeline is important for the current national government...
    Photo from PL.
    PL commissioned the first PDH plant for on-purpose propylene production in the US in October 2010 via a revamp of ExxonMobil’s mothballed olefins production plant along the Houston Ship Channel (Fig. 1).
    Petrochemicals

    Methodology of first US PDH plant offers lessons for future projects

    Aug. 7, 2023
    A confluence of ongoing uncertainty regarding the post-pandemic economy’s recovery and increased corporate focus on investments aimed at achieving low-carbon operations is slowing...
    Photo from GCC MTO.
    In mid-March 2023, main EPC contractor Enter Engineering held a kickoff event at the GTC MTO complex’s proposed site in Karakul to mark the start of construction and discuss safety initiatives in place for workers (Fig. 1).
    Petrochemicals

    Uzbekistan’s methanol-to-olefins complex under construction

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Sanoat Energetika Guruhi LLC has started formal construction of subsidiary Gas Chemical Complex MTO Central Asia LLC’s grassroots gas-to-chemicals complex based on methanol-to...
    US LNG Export Destinations. Fig. 1.
    LNG

    Another 9 bcfd of US LNG export capacity required by 2035

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Increased natural gas demand from European countries keen to avoid imports from Russia has boosted US LNG export prospects. This improved export outlook has been met by three ...
    Vertical-Type BOG Recondenser. Fig. 1.
    LNG

    LNG-BOG ratio management depends on recondenser dynamics

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Subcool and recondenser operating pressure have a large impact on LNG/boil-off gas (BOG) ratios for different natural gas compositions when set against BOG inlet temperature.
    ORT System. Fig. 1.
    Exploration & Development

    Acoustic waves improve oil recovery in Permian basin

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Hydroacoustics Inc. (HAI) installed a single oil recovery tool (ORT) in the Permian basin’s Turner Gregory Unit #912W injection well (TGU 912W) to improve recovery.
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    The Vito VM80 reservoir sits under salt in Mississippi Canyon Block 939 (Fig. 1).
    Drilling & Production

    Shell designed Vito development for present deepwater economics

    Aug. 7, 2023
    Shell Offshore Inc.’s new Vito platform incorporated a downsized structure, low equipment redundancy, multitasking personnel, and virtual technology to meet current fiscal restraints...