Bahrain Review

Bahrain plans to make substantial investments in the upstream sector for the exploration and development of the oil and gas fields followed by allocations to expand refining and petrochemicals, says AHMED ALI AL SHARYAN general secretary of Noga THE National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) of Bahrain has completed a study to restructure the current gas pricing and develop a new appropriate policy for the kingdom to enable a manageable move toward a market-related pricing structure, says Noga general secretary Dr Ahmed Ali Al Sharyan...






The proposed LNG import terminal is very much a strategic investment as well as an insurance policy for Bahrain in terms of a diversity of energy sources, SHEIKH MOHAMED AL KHALIFA, chief executive of nogaholding tells OGN SHEIKH Mohamed Al Khalifa, chief executive of nogaholding is in confident mood as he surveys the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector of Bahrain and discusses investment, increasing value and creating business opportunities for the national economy...






The current year continues to be a challenging one for Bapco. The first half of the year will be dominated by planned process unit maintenance activities, says Adel Khalil Almoayyed, chairman of Bapco board of directors BAPCO will embark on behalf of Noga an ambitious onshore exploration drilling programme to explore and appraise conventional and unconventional potential resources this year, says Bapco chairman Adel Almoayyed...






Bapco’s management systematically reviews all strategic activities to enable its current strategic plan to evolve and grow and also coordinates and aligns resources and actions with its mission, vision and strategy BAPCO launched its current five-year strategic plan in 2010. The main focus of the plan is on refinery expansion, enhanced trading in the international markets, and improved human resource policies and processes and intensification of oil and gas exploration activities in the country...






Banagas is assessing the possibility of utilising the associated gas that is currently being reinjected into the reservoir to build a new gas plant in the near future, says Banagas chief executive Dr Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa THE current demand-supply situation for gas consumption in Bahrain ranges between four and six per cent every year due to the increased development of residential areas and the expansion of major industrial companies. Gas continues to play an important role in Bahrain’s development and that of...






In recognition of its high standards of occupational safety, the company has received safety awards from the Gas Processors Association of the US and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in the UK IN 2013, Banagas achieved a record 9 million man-hours worked without a lost time accident (LTA) since May 27, 2002...






The company has come a long way since it was first incorporated at a cost of $100 million. Today, it makes a substantial contribution to Bahrain’s national economy and has created employment opportunities for the national workforce IN December 17, 1979, His Highness Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the late Amir of Bahrain, inaugurated the associated gas project marking a major step in the Government of Bahrain’s determination to use energy effectively. The primary objective of this project was to use the large...






The company was able to achieve record exports totalling 1,192,300 tonnes of ammonia, urea and methanol, an increase of 3 per cent above targeted levels for 2013 according to the marketing plans and contractual commitments BAHRAIN-BASED Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), in an unprecedented achievement, was able to register a total annual production of 1,594,487 tonnes of ammonia, urea and methanol during 2013, 3 per cent more than the budgeted level...






Year 2013 was another year of heavy investment by Tatweer. In all, the operating and development costs exceeded $700 million, Tatweer Petroleum CEO ED HANLEY says in an exclusive interview with OGN TATWEER Petroleum, a joint venture between Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority Holding (nogaholding), Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Mubadala Development Company set up four years ago to boost output from the ageing Bahrain Field, has been successful last year to improve production growth...






The three-year certificate, audited and awarded by Det Norske Veritas, is a first for Tatweer Petroleum and a proof of its quality management principles BAHRAIN-BASED Tatweer Petroleum says its drilling fluids laboratory has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification in recognition for quality management...






Tatweer has increased black oil production by 70 per cent since inception. It generated over $9 billion for Bahrain with $3 billion investments, of which 80 per cent was made by the external partners, says HISHAM ZUBARI, deputy CEO, Tatweer OVER 130 local vendors have benefited from Tatweer’s activities since it operations started late 2009, says Hisham Zubari deputy CEO of Tatweer Petroleum...






Under a four-phased plan, domestic consumers will pay 120 fils per litre from next year – up by 20 fils. The price will increase by another 20 fils from January 1, 2015 THE price of diesel for domestic consumption will almost double in three years – up from 100 fils ($0.26) at present, Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) announced...






The event – to be held from November 24 to 26 in Dammam – has shown steady growth over the five editions and it continues to receive increased attendance both internationally and in the kingdom PREPARATIONS are in full swing for the sixth edition of the Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition (Saoge) 2014 which will take place from November 24 to 26 this year at the Dhahran International Exhibitions Centre in Dammam, Saudi Arabia...






Bapco rolled out its biggest ever nationwide CSR plan by making financial contributions to nine charities BAPCO reinforced its community roots in 2013, rolling out its biggest ever nationwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan by making generous financial contributions to nine deserving local charities and societies across various disciplines and sectors...






The Saudi Arabia-based company is specialised in handling challenging plant maintenance and shut down services with a well experienced team of professionals, engineers, technicians and support staff DRIVEN by objective based targets and demands of the market, Saudi-Arabia-based Dar Petro has successfully carved a name for itself as an operation, maintenance, engineering, construction, project management and consultancy services company in oil, gas and petrochemical projects...






The Sharjah-based company’s tank shower is fitted with an integrated chiller unit for controlling the temperature of the stored water in accordance with the ANSI Z 358.1 2009 standard MAINTAINING a safe water temperature is essential if emergency safety showers are to be used properly. If the water is too hot it could cause serious injury and at the very least, prevent casualties remaining under the shower long enough to complete the decontamination process, says a spokesman for...






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