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ConocoPhillips starts production at Tor II
le 03/12/2020 à 8:05
ConocoPhillips Scandinavia started production from Tor II, a redevelopment of Tor field previously on production from 1978 through 2015.
Petrobras advances sell-off of Brazilian refining assets
le 03/12/2020 à 5:24
Petrobras has received binding proposals for the sale of four of its refineries as part of its program to divest its Brazilian refining and related logistics assets that resumed in March following a previous delay in the process due to COVID-19.
Neste to restructure refining business, shutter Naantali refinery
le 03/12/2020 à 4:23
Neste Corp. has approved its proposed plan to restructure its refining operations in Finland as part of the operator’s strategy to ensure long-term competitiveness of its oil products business.
Fire at Tjeldbergodden methanol plant extinguished
le 02/12/2020 à 7:00
Equinor ASA is investigating a fire that broke out on Dec. 2 in a compressor house of its 900,000-tonnes/year methanol plant at its Tjeldbergodden industrial complex in Nordmøre, Norway.
Egypt’s ANOPC advances grassroots hydrocracking complex
le 30/11/2020 à 6:20
TechnipFMC PLC has completed all necessary conditions to begin EPC activities under its previously awarded contract by ANOPC for new units to be installed at ANOPC’s proposed 2.5-million tpy grassroots hydrocracking complex in Assiut, Egypt.
Rystad: Glut will build if OPEC+ increases output in January
le 30/11/2020 à 4:09
If OPEC+ output increases as planned in January 2021, the world will face a new 200-million-bbl surplus through May 2021, according to Rystad Energy data.
Waltersmith commissions Phase 1 of grassroots Nigerian refinery
le 25/11/2020 à 5:15
Waltersmith Refining & Petrochemical Ltd. has officially commissioned the first phase of its currently planned 50,000-b/d modular refinery at Ibigwe oil field, in the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria.
Elixir Energy finds gassy coals in new Mongolian subbasin
le 24/11/2020 à 4:03
Elixir Energy Ltd., Adelaide, as part of its coal seam gas exploration program in southern Mongolia, has discovered gassy coals in a new subbasin within its Nomgon IX production sharing contract area.
Phillips 66 expands Sweeny fractionation capacity
le 23/11/2020 à 6:55
Phillips 66 has started up two new NGL fractionators at its Sweeny Hub in Old Ocean, Tex., quadrupling the site’s processing capacity to 400,000 b/d.
Petroineos to shutter units at Grangemouth refinery
le 19/11/2020 à 10:21
Petroineos Refining Ltd. is planning to permanently shutter two processing units as part of a reconfiguration strategy at Petroineos Manufacturing Scotland Ltd.’s 210,00-b/d Grangemouth integrated refinery complex on the Firth of Forth in Scotland.
Phillips 66’s Humber refinery advances renewables projects
le 19/11/2020 à 7:52
Phillips 66 has received a major piece of equipment for a project to increase production of renewable fuels at its 221,000-b/d Humber refinery at South Killingholme in North Lincolnshire, UK, about 180 miles north of London on England’s eastern coast.
88 Energy raises funds for 2021 Alaskan drilling program
le 19/11/2020 à 3:06
Perth-based 88 Energy Ltd. has raised $10.07 million (Aus.) from investors for its planned 2021 drilling program, including two Project Peregrine wells on the North Slope of Alaska.
OMV Petrom increases bioblending at Petrobrazi refinery
le 19/11/2020 à 2:48
OMV Petrom SA has completed a project to boost bioblending capacity as well as improve infrastructure for transport, unloading, and storage of biocomponents at its 4.5-million tonnes/year Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania.
Serbia’s NIS starts up new processing complex at Pančevo refinery
le 18/11/2020 à 6:53
Serbia’s Naftna Industrija Srbije SC Novi Sad has commissioned its deep conversion, or bottom-of-the barrel, complex as part of its second-stage modernization program at its 4.8-million tonnes/year refinery at Pančevo.
Chinese operator lets contract for Shangdong integrated refining complex
le 17/11/2020 à 10:08
Shandong Yulong Petrochemical let a contract to Lummus Technology to provide technology licensing for units at its grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex under construction in Yantai City, Shandong Province, China.
Energia Costa Azul LNG takes FID
le 17/11/2020 à 4:44
Sempra Energy subsidiary ECA Liquefaction has reached a final investment decision for development, construction, and operation of the 3.25-million tpy Energia Costa Azul LNG Phase 1 natural gas liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico.
Sasol fully commissions Louisiana petrochemical complex
le 16/11/2020 à 7:35
Sasol Ltd. has completed full startup of its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), an integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex under progressive commissioning since 2019 in Westlake, La., near Lake Charles.
Angola strikes new deal for grassroots Cabinda refinery
le 16/11/2020 à 6:33
The government of Angola, through Sonangol EP, and partner Gemcorp Capital, have taken final investment decision to proceed with the country’s plan to construct a greenfield refinery on the Malembo plain, 30 km north of Cabinda.
Total advances Grandpuits refinery renewable fuels project
le 13/11/2020 à 5:37
Total SA has let a contract to Honeywell UOP LLC to license process technology for a new renewable fuel production plant to be built as part of the operator’s repurposing project at its Grandpuits refinery at Seine-et-Marne in northern France.
WhiteWater, MPLX complete Agua Blanca Permian gas gathering expansion
le 13/11/2020 à 3:53
WhiteWater Midstream and MPLX LP have completed a 1.8-bcfd expansion of their joint venture Agua Blanca natural gas pipeline system.
Sri Lanka renews effort to expand Sapugaskanda refinery
le 12/11/2020 à 5:51
The government of Sri Lanka has approved Ceylon Petroleum Corp. to restart the process for a long-planned project to expand crude oil processing capacity of its 40,000-b/d refinery at Sapugaskanda, in the country’s Western Province.
Spain’s Repsol adding biofuels plant at Cartagena refinery
le 11/11/2020 à 11:05
Repsol SA has let a contract to Axens Group to license technology for Spain’s first advanced biofuels production plant to be built at the operator’s Cartagena refinery in the country’s southeastern province of Murcia, along the Mediterranean Sea.
BP plans renewable hydrogen production at German refinery
le 11/11/2020 à 4:43
BP PLC and Ørsted AS of Denmark and have agreed to jointly develop a proposed large-scale renewable hydrogen project at subsidiary BP Europa SE’s 100,000-b/d Lingen refinery in northwest Germany’s Emsland region.
Shell outlines transformation plan for Singapore refining, chemicals businesses
le 10/11/2020 à 6:26
Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. has unveiled a plan to repurpose its 500,000-b/d Pulau Bukom integrated refining and chemical manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, for production of more energy transition-resilient products.
Beach: Otway basin gas discovery derisks nearshore prospects
le 10/11/2020 à 4:39
A new nearshore gas discovery in Otway basin Permit Vic/P42(V) off western Victoria, builds on a previous nearby discovery at Black Watch-1 and derisks surrounding nearshore prospects in the permit, Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, said Nov. 10.