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Uzbekneftegaz lets contract for Bukhara refinery modernization program
on 10/07/2020 at 5:33 pm
JSC Uzbekneftegaz has let a contract to SK E&C to deliver FEED services for a proposed modernization and reconstruction project at subsidiary Bukhara Oil Refinery's condensate refinery at Karaoul Bazar in southwestern Uzbekistan.
Indian Oil restarts work on major refining projects
on 10/07/2020 at 3:48 pm
Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. has resumed works at various major refinery projects across the country following the Apr. 30 ease of lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tatneft concludes planned maintenance at Nizhnekamsk refinery
on 09/07/2020 at 4:05 pm
PJSC Tatneft has wrapped a previously announced 3-week turnaround at the refinery of subsidiary JSC Taneco’s multiphase integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Nizhnekamsk, 250 km from Tatarstan’s capital city of Kazan.
Petrobras’s REPLAN refinery restarts units, boosts IMO-2020 fuel output
on 09/07/2020 at 2:56 pm
Petróleo Brasileiro's Paulínia Refinery refinery in São Paulo has once again broken its record for monthly production of low-sulfur fuel oil that complies with the IMO's new regulations requiring ships to use marine fuels with a sulfur content below 0.5%.
Egypt’s ANOPC lets contract for proposed hydrocracking complex
on 08/07/2020 at 5:15 pm
Assiut National Oil Processing has let a contract to TechnipFMC to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for new units to be installed at ANOPC’s proposed 2.5-million tonnes/year grassroots hydrocracking complex in Assiut, Egypt.
Equinor, partners to evaluate North Sea gas, condensate discovery near Kvitebjørn
on 08/07/2020 at 4:58 pm
Equinor Energy AS and partners will consider whether to pursue a gas and condensate discovery near Kvitebjørn field in the North Sea in an overall assessment of the area.
Dangote advances construction of Lekki integrated refining complex
on 07/07/2020 at 4:49 pm
Dangote Oil Refining Co. is proceeding with installation of key equipment at its long-planned 650,000-b/d grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex now under construction in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone.
Equinor signs LOI for return of Deepsea Atlantic rig to Johan Sverdrup
on 07/07/2020 at 4:43 pm
Equinor and its partners signed a letter of intent with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Atlantic rig to drill 12 wells during Phase 2 of Johan Sverdrup field development, following its Phase 1 work.
US gas exports to Mexico set to rise with Wahalajara completion
on 06/07/2020 at 6:03 pm
US exports of natural gas by pipeline will increase with the completion of the southern-most segment of the Wahalajara system, the Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara (VAG) pipeline, according to US EIA forecasts.
Sasol sheds interest in Escravos GTL plant
on 06/07/2020 at 5:15 pm
Sasol Ltd. has signed an agreement to sell its indirect beneficial interest in the Escravos gas-to-liquids (EGTL) plant in Escravos, Nigeria, to Chevron Corp.
Equinor lets Statfjord platforms contract to Apply
on 06/07/2020 at 5:10 pm
Equinor Energy AS has awarded a framework agreement for engineering and installation services on the North Sea Statfjord field to Norwegian engineering company Apply.
Aruba renews initiative to restart San Nicolas refinery
on 02/07/2020 at 1:48 pm
The Aruban government and its wholly owned Refineria di Aruba NV have initiated the process to attract a new operator, as well as new investors, for former Valero Energy Corp.’s 235,000-b/d refinery and terminal in San Nicolas, Aruba.
Half-year discoveries total 4.9 billion boe, lowest of the century
on 01/07/2020 at 4:05 pm
Global discoveries of conventional resource volumes reached just 4.9 billion boe in the first half of 2020, Rystad Energy estimates, the weakest-performing first half of the 21st century.
Marubeni inks offtake deal for Enterprise propylene supply
on 30/06/2020 at 5:33 pm
Enterprise Products Partners LP has entered an agreement with Marubeni under which Marubeni will offtake polymer-grade propylene produced from a second propane dehydrogenation plant currently under construction in Mont Belvieu, Tex.
GTG takes operatorship of Algeria’s Touat gas project
on 30/06/2020 at 5:28 pm
Groupement TouatGaz (GTG) has formally taken over as operator of Neptune Energy Group Ltd. and Sonatrach’s jointly held Touat natural gas project in Algeria’s Sbaa basin, 1,500 km southwest of Algiers, near Adrar.
Chinese operator starts up world’s largest single-train methanol plant
on 29/06/2020 at 4:07 pm
Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group Co. Ltd. has commissioned the world’s largest single-train methanol plant as part of its new 600,000-tonnes/year coal-to-olefins complex at Ningdong Energy Chemical Base in Yinchuan City, Ningxia Province, China.
Dallas Fed: Oil and gas activities deteriorated further in second quarter
on 26/06/2020 at 7:56 pm
Oil and gas sector activity deteriorated further in second-quarter 2020, according to oil and gas executives responding to the Dallas Fed Energy Survey.
Petrobras resumes downstream divestment process
on 25/06/2020 at 5:24 pm
Petrobras is resuming receipt of binding offers for its program to divest its Brazilian refining and related logistics assets following a delay to allow potential buyers time to conduct due diligence amid interruptions due to COVID-19.
Petrobras set for new gasoline specs, will test renewable diesel production at REPAR
on 24/06/2020 at 7:02 pm
Petróleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) refineries are prepared to produce gasoline that will comply with new regulatory specifications for fuel by Brazil’s Agência Nacional do Petróleo e Biocombustível (ANP) scheduled to take effect in August 2020.
Aker submits PDO for Hod field redevelopment
on 24/06/2020 at 3:45 pm
Aker BP has submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for a redevelopment of Hod field in the Valhall area in the North Sea.
Gunvor weighs fate of Antwerp refinery
on 23/06/2020 at 6:51 pm
Gunvor Group has started a process to assess potential mothballing of refining operations at Gunvor Petroleum Antwerpen NV’s 107,500-b/d refinery near the Berendrecht and Zandvliet locks in the northern part of Belgium's Port of Antwerp.
Equinor lets contracts, letter of intent for three NCS projects
on 23/06/2020 at 4:09 pm
Equinor Energy AS has awarded two contracts and issued a letter of intent to TechnipFMC for pipelaying and subsea installation for three projects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
API: US petroleum demand recovered 14% between April and May
on 19/06/2020 at 5:00 pm
US petroleum demand, as measured by total domestic petroleum deliveries, was 16.2 million b/d in May. This was 20.0% below the May 2019 level but reflected an increase of 14% from April—the largest percentage increase for any month since December 1975.
Trillion Energy looks to increase gas production offshore Turkey
on 18/06/2020 at 4:26 pm
Trillion Energy International Inc. is formulating a comprehensive redevelopment program for the South Akcakoca Gas-Basin (SASB) gas fields in the Black Sea to increase production levels by accessing additional proven gas reserves.
Gazprom Neft’s Omsk refinery advances work on water treatment system
on 18/06/2020 at 2:47 pm
JSC Gazpromneft-ONPZ has started installation of additional equipment for its biosphere closed-loop wastewater treatment plant as part of the second phase of its modernization program at its 430,000-b/d Omsk refinery in Western Siberia.