Bahrain Review 2017

Bahrain, like other Gulf hydrocarbons producers, will further develop its downstream sector to go up the value chain and further diversify its economy, says Bahrain’s Minister of Oil, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa...






The company managed the Feed phase of a world-scale joint venture project between nogaholding and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), which will convert naphtha feedstock from the Bahrain Refinery into higher-value aromatics...






Bapco secured its first export order for its branded lubricants. Following an order for 12,700 litres of fully synthetic Bapco Charger Motor Oil from Shenzhen, China, discussions with customers in the GCC and other nearby regions were ongoing...






An ITD Strategy framework was published to provide a roadmap until 2020 for the Department to achieve its goals of being an innovative, proactive entity...






Despite the difficult market conditions brought about by the steep fall in oil prices, Banagas has responded well by reducing capital spending and aggressively cutting costs while moving forward with development projects that will improve production...






The company produces approximately 3000 bbls of propane, 3200 bbls of butane and 4500 bbls of naphtha per day for its own account as well as 2500 bbls of product from refinery off gas under a processing fee agreement with Bapco...






Since the start of the oil price downturn at the end of Q3 2014, the company has successfully managed to reduce its costs of production and is now among the lowest of the regional producers, says James Kenneth Eastlack, CEO Tatweer Petroleum...






Tatweer’s Bahrainisation in 2016 is 4 per cent higher than 2015. Its headcount is now almost 677 employees, of which 79 per cent are Bahraini nationals, says Hisham Zubari, Deputy CEO of Tatweer Petroleum in an exclusive interview...






The company undertook some 36 capital projects worth about $40 million. These capex projects under implementation range from replacement of ammonia and methanol loading arms through to the upgrading and enhancement of field instruments...






Brazil accounted for the largest share of the company’s total exports at 49 per cent, followed by the United States a share of 19 per cent and Taiwan which had a share of 15 per cent. All the exports were on board 65 vessels that left Bahrain shores...






This is the first time such a deal has been struck with a regional company. GPIC usually exports most of its 1.2 million tonnes of annual production, including 40,000 tonnes of methanol, as well as ammonia and urea, to international markets...






The firm was awarded this prestigious contract for transportation of wind turbine from Jubail Industrial Port and lifting and installing at the Saudi Aramco Bulk Plant...






A new Aromatics Production Complex (APC) is due to be commissioned in Bahrain by 2020, Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa revealed...






GE has delivered on more than $1 billion in investment commitment on its localisation initiatives and now it is further strengthening its presence, ZAHER IBRAHIM, CEO, GE Oil & Gas, Saudi Arabia tells K S SREEKUMAR...






On February 1, 2017 UK hydraulic tools manufacturer, Hi-Force, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Middle East business, located in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. From humble beginnings of just one employee (Kevin Brown) working from a lease office building in LOB3, Hi-Force growth in the UAE and...






The project is being developed to supplement local gas production in Bahrain and ensure capacity to meet peak seasonal gas demand and industrial growth...






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