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Socar awards contracts for new Azerbaijan Ammonia Plant

Haldor Topsoe wins Socar Sumgayit Ammonia Licence The national State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (Socar) selected the Danish catalysis expert Haldor Topsoe to provide its first integrated fertilizer project in Azerbaijan with its ammonia technology. With a budget of $650 million capital expenditure, the Republic of Azerbaijan has made the final investment decision (FID) …

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WorleyParsons in brief

Resources and Energy With Headoffice in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, WorleyParsons was established in 2004 from the acquisition of the Californian engineering company Parsons E&C by the Australian Worley. Parsons E&C had a long history since 1944 in the downstream sector, refining, petrochemicals and power. Worley was established under the actual form in 1987 from …

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“CPF”

Definition CPF is the acronym of Central Processing Facility. Comments In the industry CPF may refers to any kind of manufacturing process as soon as it belongs to the core of the transformation of the facility. In the Oil and Gas industry, CPF belongs to the upstream activity to described the production unit performing the …

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BPCL and LG Chem sign MOU for Kochi refinery expansion

BPCL to invest $2.6 billion in Kochi Integrated Refinery Petrochemical project Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is the second-largest public sector refinery in India. The Kochi refinery is located at Ambalmugal near the city of Kochi in Kerala. The Kochi refinery capacity is actually of 9.5 million t/y or 190,000 b/d. The actual portfolio of …

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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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Saudi Aramco to tender $1 billion Riyadh Refinery EPC contracts

Foster Wheeler and Sofcon completed the FEED Foster Wheeler and its local partner A. Al-Saihati, A. Fattani & O. Al-Othman Consulting Engineering Co., (SOFCON) have completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Saudi Aramco Riyadh Refinery Clean Transportation Fuel project. In April 2011, Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group and A. Al-Saihati, A. …

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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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Gazprom and PetroChina restore dialog on gas price

Gazprom to study underground gas storage in China  Last May, China and Russia had terminated lengthy negotiations on their natural gas trading prices to drive the constructions of multiple gas pipelines between the two countries. China had made its best efforts to increase its offer from $0.235 per cm to $0.250 while Russia was ready to accept $0.300 per cm instead of $0.350. But the …

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Topsides

Definition The Topsides are the surface installations allowing the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons. Comments Normally used as a plural the Topsides comes from the ship building industry to designate all the portion of the ship coming on the top of the hull or above the waterline. Then it applies on the …

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