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Petrixo selects Fujairah to build first bio-fuel refinery in the Gulf

UAE to lead bio-fuel technologies in the Gulf countries Petrixo Oil & Gas (Petrixo) from Dubai and a consortium made of Etihad Airways (Etihad), Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology from Abu Dhabi multiply initiatives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take the lead of the bio-fuel technologies in …

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Kuwait to invest in India ONGC Mangalore and Daheij projects

KPC to take share in OMPL and OPAL petrochemicals The national oil companies (NOCs) Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and the Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) are about to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by which the Kuwaiti company should take share in two major petrochemical projects at Mangalore and at Daheij in …

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Iraq to ramp up refining capacity with foreign investments

SCOP awards Technip Karbala Refinery PMC contract The Iraq national oil company (NOC) State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) selected the French engineering company Technip to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services on the Karbala Refinery project in the center of Iraq. The Karbala Refinery project is part of the Iraq Government to invest between …

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Sabic investigates shale gas-based opportunities in USA

Sabic to expand petrochemical capacities in USA The Ryadh-based Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), may join BASF, ChevronPhillips, Dow Chemical (Dow), Enterprise Products Partners (Enterprise), ExxonMobil, Evonik, Occidental Petroleum, Sasol, Shell, to increase its petrochemical foot print in USA to benefit from the low costs feedstock provided by the shale gas. Speaking at the Gulf …

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ADNOC selects OMV and Wintershall for Shuwaihat sour gas

OMV and Wintershall to appraise Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), signed a Technical Evaluation Agreement (TEA) with OMV Abu Dhabi E&P GmbH (OMV) and Wintershall Middle East GmbH – Abu Dhabi (Wintershall) to appraise the sulfur rich sour gas (H2S and CO2) and condensate field in Shuwaihat. This Agreement is …

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$1.5 billion Methanol and Urea plant in Tanzania

Wentworth leads consortium with Cove Energy and Maurel & Prom The Dubai-based Wentworth Resources (Wentworth) is an independent oil and gas company with natural gas production and a committed exploration program in the Rovuma Basin of southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Wentworth and its concession partners Cove Energy (Cove) and Maurel & Prom own a gas …

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$3 billion Fujairah refinery, IPIC calls for bid on FEED

Fujairah refinery, a strategic project for the UAE International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) is moving ahead with the crude oil refinery project to be located at Fujairah, UAE. The Fujairah refinery, should have a capacity of 10.0 million t/y or 200,000 b/d. IPIC estimated the capital expenditure at $ 3 billion. The Fujairah refinery project should be …

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Aker Solutions focuses on Middle East through NPS Energy

$350 million to acquire Dubai’s NPS Energy 21 May 2012 – Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire NPS Energy, which is part of oil field services company National Petroleum Services. NPS Energy has a strong presence in the Middle East and North Africa, which combined hold approximately 60 per cent of the world’s proven oil …

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IECEx takes momentum in the Gulf

IECEx addresses safety issues in the Ex field. The IECEx, the IEC System for Certification for Standards relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres, and ESMA (Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority), in conjunction with UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), have organized the 2012 IECEx International Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on last 20-21 March 2012. The conference …

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