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ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor, Statoil and Nalcor go for Canada Hebron

ExxonMobil and partners to invest $14 billion by 2017 ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor Energy (Suncor), Statoil and Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas (Nalcor) made the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Hebron offshore oil field project in Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore the Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada East Coast, in the …

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Saudi Aramco $ 5 billion PetroRabigh expansion well in progress

PetroRabigh II and Sadara to double Saudi Aramco petrochemical production The PetroRabigh expansion, or PetroRabigh II, is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Japanese Sumitomo Chemical while the greenfield project Sadara actually under construction is a joint venture with Dow Chemicals. But the both projects are designed to almost double Aramco’s chemicals manufacturing …

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Mild Hydrocracking

Definition Mild Hydrocracking or MHC is referring to the refining process designed to performs a partial hydrocracking only. In the mild hydrocracking only about 20-60% at ~ 50-85 bar of the feedstock crude oil is cracked. Comments The objective of the Mild Hydrocracking process is to convert 20-60% of the vacuum gas oil at 343°C  to …

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Malaysian Petronas runs global with Canadian Progress takeover

Petronas to pay $5.3 billion Progress Energy Resources  The Malaysian NOC Petronas and the Canadian Progress Energy Resources (Progress) have signed an agreement for a friendly takeover of Progress by Petronas. The integration will be done through Petronas Canada to remain based in Calgary, Alberta, for upstream with commercial office in Vancouver,BC,  for LNG. The …

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Regasification

Definition Regasification is the physical process by which liquefied natural gas (LNG) is heated to be returned into its gaseous state. Comments The natural gas is liquefied to facilitate its transportation as its volume reduces by 600 times from its gaseous state. To be liquefied, the natural gas needs to be cooled down to -161 degrees Celsius to condensate …

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PetroChina selects WorleyParsons for MacKay River and Dover projects

PetroChina to secure its oil supply chain  from Athabasca Fort McMurray to Kitimat, BC Step by step the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC or PetroChina), is putting in place all the pieces of its upstream puzzle from Athabasca, Alberta oil sands fields to Kitimat, BC. In 2011, PetroChina payed $1.9 billion capital expenditure to Athabasca Oil …

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Bapco ready to move on the $6 billion Refinery expansion

Sitra Refinery expansion preliminary studies completed  After multiple scenarios for revamping and expansion, the Minister of Energy in Bahrain, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, has announced the completion of the preliminary studies to modernize the Sitra refinery. The plan of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) aims to increase energy efficiency and increase production of high value …

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Jacobs wins Dow and Saudi Aramco Sadara EPCM contract

Jacobs collects awards in Saudi Arabia giant projects In May, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) had been awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the $6 billion Ma’aden Phosphate city project. Then in June, Jacobs announced to have won the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for three polyethylene trains for the …

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