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$50 billion of business opportunities in 250 projects  On November 19th 2012, the Project Smart Explorer data base reports $50 billion of business opportunities within the 250 active projects in pursuit in the oil and gas and petrochemical industry. These business opportunities are related for:  – $18 billion to Electrical products and systems (Switchgears, transformers, motors and generators, cables, lighting, power systems, etc…)  – …

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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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PDO evaluates EPC bids for Oman Zauliyah gas processing project

WorleyParsons completed FEED for PDO Zauliyah Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is working on a new gas plant project at Zauliyah in central Oman adjacent to PDO’s existing Zauliyah Oil Production Station. The greenfield project will process non-associated gas, water and condensates from the Hasirah and Hawqa fields in the Bahja-Rima area of PDO’s concession to boost …

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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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Brownfield

Definition Brownfield refers to project of expansion or revamping or services on an existing facility By opposition greenfield is the common word to describe a new project. Comments In that respect a brownfield investment covers also the situation where a company or government entity purchases or leases existing production facilities to launch a new production activity. This is one …

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Solvay invests $200 million in bio-based ECH facility in China

Solvay’s Vinythai selected Taixing for new ECH plant  With a Chinese market of epichlorohydrin (ECH) expected to grow by 8% per year, Solvay and its Thai affiliate, Vinythai have decided to invest in a new production plant in Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China. This new plant will have an initial capacity of 100,000 t/y epichlorohydrin. Solvay …

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Chevron Phillips studies $6 billion Chemical plant in Basra

Iraq and Chevron Phillips signed a Letter of Intent Iraq and Chevron Phillips Chemical Corp, a joint venture of Chevron Corp and ConocoPhillips, signed a letter of intent to perform a project feasibility study of developing a petrochemical plant in the country. The company would examine building a new facility and upgrading an existing Iraq-owned petrochemicals …

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Long lead item

Definition Long lead item refers to the equipment, product or system that is identified at the earliest stage of a project to have a delivery time long enough to affect directly the overall lead time of the project. Comments The long lead items are common in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry because of …

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