India’s Bharat Petroleum has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global—a partnership of Chevron USA and McDermott International—to provide process technology and design for a hydrocracker and lubricant oil base stock unit at its 241,000-b/d Mumbai refinery.
State-owned PT Pertamina has let a contract to Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. to provide engineering, procurement, and construction for Pertamina’s previously announced $3.9-billion Balikpapan Refining Development Master Plan (RDMP) project.
Hanwha Total Petrochemicals, a 50-50 joint venture of Hanwha Group and Total, has completed a $450-million investment project to expand ethylene capacity of its Daesan refining and petrochemicals integrated complex in Chungnam Province, South Korea.
Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymeres, a 51-49% joint venture of Sonatrach and Total, has let a contract to Honeywell UOP to provide its proprietary C3 Oleflex technology for a grassroots 565,000-tonne/year polymer-grade propylene plant in Arzew, Algeria.
A joint venture of Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp. and ExxonMobil Corp. has started construction of the JV’s Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project, a 1.8 million-tonne/year ethane cracking complex in San Patricio County, Tex., near Corpus Christi.
Meridian Energy has executed long-term water supply and wastewater agreements with the city of Dickinson, ND, for the operator’s grassroots 49,500-b/sd high-conversion Davis refinery to be built in Billings County in the heart of the Bakken shale region.
PJSC Gazprom Neft has completed installation of the main section for its project to expand delayed coking capacity at its 430,000-b/d Omsk refinery in Western Siberia as part of the operator’s second phase of its ongoing modernization program.
Private Coogee Chemicals reported plans to conduct a study into the feasibility of building a methanol plant in Darwin, Northern Territory. The $500-million (Aus.), 350,000-tonne/year methanol project would be built close to Inpex’s Ichthys LNG plant.