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SATORP increases refinery capacity to 450,000 bpd

The refinery’s high-value-added products include diesel, jet fuel, gasoline, LPG and petrochemical products (para-xylene, aromatic benzene, and propylene). Its refined products meet the most stringent global specificationsSaudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total Oil Co, has recently increased its refinery capacity to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the initial design capacity of 400,000 bpd. The Jubail-based integrated...



Arnlea renews inspection contract with px Group

Arnlea has been providing px with its IntrinsixEX software solution since March 2016 and that has now been extended and now includes a supply of tablets and associated equipment for their inspection teams. These tablets are Windows 10 supportedArnlea Systems Ltd, a global leader in industrial mobile software for tracking, inspection and maintenance for the oil and gas industry, has announced that it has renewed its existing contract with px group for a further five years with a six-figure value....

Unity launches new shallow intervention system

In its first deployment, the Surface Intervention System (SIS) was mobilised off the coast of...

Arup and EnerMech offer digitised inspection service

 As part of the service, operators and asset owners will be able to access their interactive...

Dietsmann invests in Austrian robotics firm Taurob

Taking men out of harm’s way, while performing round the clock with robotics applications for...

ICR Integrity acquires leading drone company

The transaction facilitates the next phase of ICR’s inspection service offering, augmenting its...

Terra Drone sets up JV with NDTCCS inspection company

NDTCCS counts some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the Middle East among its clients. These...



Sabic Q2 net income slides

The company’s revenue for Q2 reached SR35.87 billion, representing a decrease of 4 per cent compared to previous quarterSaudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), the biggest petrochemicals producer in the Middle East, reported a 38 per cent slide in second-quarter net income as lower demand due to a global economic slowdown dented profitability.Net income for the three-month period ending June 30 dropped to SR2.12 billion ($0.57 billion), Sabic said in a statement.The company’s revenue for the...

Eni kicks off output from Egypt

Italian oil and gas major Eni said that production from South West Meleiha Development Lease...

EDF, Masdar reach close on Saudi wind project

The consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, has...

In Brief

Dana share of KRI sales upSHARJAH: Dana Gas, a leading natural gas company, said that its share of...



Oman set to focus on mega-projects

Mega-projects, including oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical investments, will position the sultanate as a strong player in the energy sector, as well as boost local value creation and employment generationOman is currently implementing a string of projects worth $26 billion aimed at the sultanate’s economic diversification, a senior official says.The mega-projects, including oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical investments, will position the sultanate as a strong player in the energy...

Oman tech platform set to go global

A mobile version of Nibras has been launched to help field staff execute their work as well as...

Rabab Harweel project’s operation in third quarter

PDO operates in the sixth square, with an area of 90,000 sq km, where 10,000 wells have been drilled...

Oman licensing round elicits good response: MOG

Distributed mainly in southern Oman, the six relatively underexplored blocks are prospective for...

PDO to boost oil output to 670,000 bpd in five years

The company ramped up its In-Country Value programme, awarding contracts worth $3.7 billion to...

Petrofac reinforces position in Oman

The firm is a key player in Oman’s upstream, refining and downstream petrochemicals sector with an...

PDO commits to key social development projects

The package includes supporting a new dairy factory in Taqah, which will be constructed to support...

Energy innovation gains momentum in the sultanate

A conference attended by over 250 delegates including international investors, corporates, media and...

Oman becomes country with gas surplus after Khazzan

Capitalising on the reversal in its fortunes, the government unveiled plans to hoist liquefaction...



Effective well maintenance needs regular real-time monitoring

MICHAEL PURKISS, General Manager, Abu Dhabi, Proserv, a global controls technology firm, makes the case for smart but cost-effective monitoring solutions like the Smart Box, which fits well with some of the typical challenges found in the Middle EastUnplanned shutdowns are a continual fear for oil and gas companies and operators habitually lose tens of millions of dollars per annum due to them. In the current climate of maximising returns and extending the life of assets, keeping a close eye on...

When to replace or repair a motor

Thomas Marks, Secretary at AEMT, looks at what considerations should be made when it comes to...

IEC 60034-23 – what is it and how does it impact business?

DR MARTIN KILLEEN of the AEMT outlines the requirements of the international repair, overhaul and...



Digitalisation and the oilfield services, a perspective

MALCOLM FORBES-CABLE, Vice President Consulting, at Wood Mackenzie, weighs up what digitalisation can do for the oilfield services sector, which is now seeing momentous chagesThe upstream oil and gas sector is sharpening its digital game. The downturn was a wake-up call. It forced companies to be more resilient in a low oil price environment. And it brought digitalisation to the fore.Digitalisation is normally viewed in terms of the operational benefits it delivers: principally, lower-cost...

Oilfield equipment market to see steady growth

Exploration and extraction of unconventional reserves are not economical, the processes have to be...

Expro awarded subsea contract by Pacific Santa Ana

The contract, valued at $20 million, will see Expro provide its IRS system with associated surface...



Babcock secures four-year framework for FPSO vessel

BW Catcher is a newly deployed FPSO in the North Sea, which achieved first oil late in 2017. It has an oil storage capacity of 650,000 barrels, with a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per dayBabcock, an aerospace and defence company, has been awarded a four year framework contract for brownfield fabrication and modification projects on the BW Catcher, a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel owned by BW Offshore – a leading global provider of floating production services...

Petrobras continues to lead global deployment of FPSOs

Among 17 planned and announced FPSO’s to be operated by Petrobras by 2025, 15 are expected to be...

Fugro performs first North Sea remote heading

Fugro managed the remote operation from its centre in Aberdeen via a robust low bandwidth connection...

Will the HHI-DSME mega merger turn the tide?

With higher volumes of tendering activity to be sustained, HHI will be hoping that improved cost...



First US wind project hits snag

Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major US offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents.The delays are a setback to President Donald Trump’s efforts to fast-track big energy infrastructure projects and could threaten the administration’s plans to launch a promising new domestic industry.How the problem is resolved will shape the regulatory...

US oil drillers reduce rigs

US energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fourth week in a row...

China’s Iran imports fall

China’s crude oil imports from Iran sank almost 60 per cent in June from a year earlier, Chinese...



Oil outlook sours as sanctions bite

Sentiment in the oil market has shifted dramatically in recent days, with hedge funds, producers and traders all taking a more bearish tack in response to what they see as weakness in worldwide demand.The oil market has struggled to sustain a rally despite supply restrictions that generally would be considered bullish. US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran have removed more than 1.5 million barrels of daily supply from the market, Opec extended a supply-cut deal into 2020 and tensions between the...



BCCK promotes John Peterson as Senior VP

BCCK Holding Company (BCCK), a leading international provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has promoted John Peterson to senior vice president of business development.Peterson will be responsible for leading the business development teams, managing BCCK, NG Resources and NGF Construction sales functions, developing strategic sales plans and implementing and executing sales policies and practices. He previously served as director of business...

Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (SLPG) - Salalah LPG

Name of Client : Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (SLPG)Budget : $650 millionFacility Type...


BAHRAINSupply of Rosemount Annubar FlowmeterTender no: RFP/Tatweer/242/2019Description: The...


August 201913-5 SPE Subsea Well Intervention SymposiumVenue: Galveston Island Convention Center...

Schneider invests in Serbia’s IT

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, signed...

Calendar of events

August 201913-15 SPE Subsea Well Intervention SymposiumVenue: Galveston Island Convention Center...

Tenders

BAHRAINSupply of Rosemount Annubar FlowmeterTender no: RFP/Tatweer/242/2019Description: The...

Project-watch-OMAN

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