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Saudi Aramco And ExxonMobil Joint Venture Completes Clean Fuels Project

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 11 December 2014

Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Limited (SAMREF), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil, has completed construction of major desulfurization facilities, including a new hydrotreater, that dramatically cuts sulfur levels in gasoline and diesel.

Alfa Laval Wins SEK 85 Million Energy-Efficiency Order In South Korea

SOURCE: Alfa Laval | 09 December 2014

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in South Korea. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK 85 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.

Novokuibyshev Refinery Increased Throughput And Oil Products Output Over 9 Months

SOURCE: Rosneft | 08 December 2014

Following the results of work for nine months of 2014, Novokuibyshev Refinery, a part of Samara group of Rosneft refineries, increased output of major oil products compared to the same period of 2013.

ICA Fluor To Build $1.3 Billion Coker Plant In Mexico

SOURCE: Fluor | 03 December 2014

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that its ICA Fluor industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV and NYSE: ICA) signed a contract with Pemex Refinación for the construction of the delayed coker unit that will be installed at the Miguel Hidalgo Refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

KBR Awarded Catalytic Olefins Technology Contract

SOURCE: KBR | 02 December 2014

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) recently won a contract by Lotte Chemical Titan (M) SDN. BHD. to provide licensing and basic engineering design services to revamp an existing steam cracker plant in the Asia Pacific Region.

Gazprom Neft Increases Cooperation With Vietnam

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 26 November 2014

Gazprom Neft has signed a number of agreements with Vietnamese companies aimed at developing cooperation between the two countries. The documents were signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong.

Abreu e Lima Refinery Initiates Start-Up Of Atmospheric Distillation Unit

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 22 November 2014

On Wednesday, November 19, Petrobras began the first stage of the start-up of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (known as Rnest), a company venture located in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, by feeding natural gas into its atmospheric distillation unit.

Yokogawa Completes FEED As Main Automation Contractor For PETRONAS' RAPID Project In Malaysia

SOURCE: Yokogawa | 20 November 2014

Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for PETRONAS' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was awarded the FEED as the Main Automation Contractor (MAC) for RAPID.

Technip Awarded Engineering And Procurement Contract For Westlake Chemical’s Ethylene Plant Expansion In Louisiana

SOURCE: Technip | 18 November 2014

Technip was awarded a contract by Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to expand the recovery section of Westlake’s Petro 1 ethylene plant at its complex in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.

BP To Invest $200 Million In Upgrades To U.S. And Belgian Petrochemical Plants

SOURCE: BP | 17 November 2014

BP announced today that it plans to invest over $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, South Carolina and Geel, Belgium. The investments will position these assets amongst the most efficient PTA manufacturing facilities in the world.