Bahrain Review

Bahrain will forge ahead with its hydrocarbon and power projects despite falling oil prices throwing a damper on the kingdom’s financial prospects FALLING oil prices will not affect the development of oil and gas infrastructure in Bahrain, including an import terminal for natural gas, the construction of the A-B pipeline between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and the multi-billion-dollar expansion of the Bapco refinery, the kingdom’s energy minister...






nogaholding has always believed in joint venturing as a route to sustained generation of shareholder wealth says SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN KHALIFA BIN AHMED AL KHALIFA, chief executive, nogaholding THE Bahrain LNG Import Terminal, a strategic project to supplement domestic gas production and ensure that its demand is met, is expected to be up and running in the second half of 2017, says Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, chief executive, nogaholding.The terminal will be...






Noga’s year-round activities reinforce its role as the organisation working towards the advancement of Bahrain’s oil and gas sector, a key contributor to its economy THE year 2014 scored a tremendous success for the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga), the regulating authority responsible for Bahrain’s oil and gas affairs in Bahrain, as it organised, supported and participated in numerous oil events, drawing energy experts and professionals from the region and...






The regulatory authority lined up major oil events in 2014 as part of its efforts to promote Bahrain as a key destination for international conferences and exhibitions THE National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) emerged as the top event organiser in the second half of 2014 as it lined up six major events aimed to enhance the kingdom’s efforts of establishing Bahrain as a hub for specialised international events, conferences and expos.This is part of the efforts of...






Bapco’s strategic goals remain firmly committed towards advancing the multi-billion dollar Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP) as it plans to increase its current refining capacity of 267,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 100,000 bpd in 2016 DR PETER Bartlett, the American chief executive of Bapco, is taking a measured approach when considering the strategic decisions and capital planning that will guide the national oil company on behalf of the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) through the years ahead. Bartlett confirmed in an...






BAPCO launched its current five-year strategic plan in 2010 with the main focus on refinery expansion, enhanced trading in the international markets, improved human resource policies and processes, and the intensification of oil and gas exploration activities in the country. Under the current...






Year 2014 was another good one for Tatweer Petroleum and output targets were all exceeded. Crude and condensate production averaged 48,800 bpd with over 370,000 boepd of total hydrocarbons being produced TATWEER Petroleum, a joint venture of Bahrain’s Bapco, Occidental Petroleum and Mubadala, has in its five years of operation succeeded in increasing the kingdom’s hydrocarbon production by 50 per cent and black oil output by over 60 per cent.In fact, crude oil and condensate production levels have...






Tatweer Petroleum has managed to deliver enough gas capacity to meet Bahrain’s demand for natural gas IN 2008, after nearly eight decades of production, the Bahrain Field was generally perceived as a declining and dying field, nearing the end of its productive life. However, the success of new Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques in similar oil fields prompted the National Oil and Gas Authority (...






The company plans a precautionary maintenance every 10 years and this contributes to significantly improved production levels. This also enables the company management to identify the needs of factories and ensure they work continuously BAHRAIN-BASED the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) had achieved the highest daily productivity rate in 2014 and recorded an annual production of 1.6 million tonnes of ammonia, urea and methanol, which was 1.5 per cent higher than planned. Urea production reached 689,902 tonnes, taking...






In the wake of sharp slide in oil prices, Banagas is ensuring that all necessary steps to increase productivity and reduce cost are taken into consideration while it is working on plans to construct the new Centralised Single Train “deep cut” gas plant EVEN as Bahrain National Gas Company (Banagas) clocked a fairly satisfactory performance during the year 2014 with net sales revenue touching $282 million and operating expenses 4.2 per cent lower than the budget allocated, it however, sees a challenging year ahead primarily due to the sudden sharp...






Built at a cost of $42.4 million, the new station – ninth compressor station CS9 – is designed to compress and deliver about 60 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of associated and refinery off-gas BAHRAIN National Gas Company (Banagas) is a natural gas and related energy service provider. The company operates LPG plant facilities to recover propane, butane and naphtha from associated gas and refinery off gas, which are used as fuel for furnaces and gas turbines, power stations and refineries...






The company received a number of international awards for safety from reputed global organisations in recognition of maintaining the highest safety standards BANAGAS continues to receive international recognition for its world class standards of occupational safety and health. During the year 2014, in recognition of its high standards of occupational safety the company was awarded at a ceremony held in Glasgow, Scotland, the Oil & Gas Sector’s...






Bapco will continue to deploy its proven operational excellence tools like Boost, OSOOL Bapco and the 4 Keys to Safety BAPCO’S commitment to achieving a zero-injury, zero-incident work environment was reflected in a range of initiatives in 2014 which sought to reinforce the company’s ‘no compromise’ safety culture and sharpen the safety awareness tools and innovations at its disposal.Unfortunately a serious of...






The company’s Performance Management Process (PMP), a ‘top-down’ approach first introduced in 2013, progressed into its second year with positive results TO MEET the specific long-term requirements of the planned Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP), a major organisation-wide restructuring of divisions and departments was undertaken in 2014, with the aim of improving efficiencies and the provision of key services.A reorganisation of the company’s...






Through a key investment strategy, Hi-Force remains at the leading edge of hydraulic tool technology CONTINUING to invest heavily in the state-of-the-art Mori Seiki CNC machines, Hi-Force – the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools – has recently manufactured the largest hydraulic cylinders to date. The build of two 500 tonne 8-inch hollow piston cylinders has been completed for...






The Canadian firm hopes to capitalise on opportunities accross the region’s upstream oil and gas industry CANADIAN safety and environmental solutions specialist Katch Kan opened its Middle East regional head office in Bahrain in February, looking to capitalise on opportunities across the region’s upstream oil and gas industry.The company, headquartered in the province of Alberta, says the new office “...






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