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Sabic partners with US firm

Working closely with Nottingham Spirk and taking part in its proven innovation enables Sabic to look at the entire value chain differentlySaudi Arabia’s Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, has partnered with US-based innovation and product design firm Nottingham Spirk to accelerate innovations with speciality materials across multiple industrial verticals.This relationship brings together the benefits of Sabic’s proprietary specialty thermoplastic offerings and Cleveland, Ohio-based...

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Saudi Aramco JV renews Jacobs’ contractRIYADH: Jacobs Engineering Group said it has received a two-...

Aramco ready to meet oil demand

Saudi state oil giant Saudi Aramco remains committed to meeting future oil demand through continued...



Saudi cuts oil output on surplus forecast

Opec forecast lower demand for its crude next year as rivals pump more and said top oil exporter Saudi Arabia, eager to avoid a return of oversupply, had cut production.In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said the world will need 32.05 million barrels per day (mbpd) of crude from its 15 members in 2019, down 130,000 bpd from last month’s forecast.The drop in demand for Opec crude means there will be less strain on other producers in making up for supply...



Pieridae to sell LNG to utility

Pieridae Energy, considering whether to build Canada’s first major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, is in talks with Axpo, a Swiss utility and energy trader, for a 10-year supply deal, the companies said.A sales and purchase agreement would boost the chances that Pieridae would decide to build the C$10 billion ($7.6 billion) Goldboro project in Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, although high hurdles remain.Canada is rich in gas but has yet to export major shipments of LNG to...

US rig count holds steady

US energy companies kept the oil rig count unchanged this week amid a steady decline in crude prices...

NARL owner seeks $5.8m

A co-owner of the Come By Chance oil refinery in Canada is suing his partner for about $5.8 million...



Pump field services – vital to maintaining reliability

The aftermarket support of large pumping equipment needs to be of the highest standard in order to ensure the availability of the equipment. Ideally this would involve the expertise and engineering knowledge of the OEMLarge pumps, such as those operated in the oil and gas, power generation and water industries perform a crucial role and represent a significant investment by the owner. Safeguarding these assets and maintaining efficiency and reliability are vital for the continued productivity of...

Vacuum pump market expanding at 6 per cent

Chemical manufacturing and processing industry growth is a major influencing factor for the vacuum...

Bifold finds a test rig tech that talks the torque

By using the power of computer aided design many of Bifold’s products are built to custom designs...

Seventy years of innovation and expertise

Over seven decades, Sulzer has built a reputation founded on its solid commitment to customers...



Oil & Gas industry in Middle East ‘lags in OT security’

The oil and gas industry is the target of as much as one-half of all cyberattacks in the Middle East. Given its importance for the region’s economies, the risks faced by the industry are all the more pressing, notes a reportThree out of four organisations in the oil and natural gas industry in the Middle East have experienced a security compromise in the past 12 months that resulted in the loss of confidential data or operational technology (OT) disruption. This is according to one of the most...

Thornton Tomasetti to acquire MMI Engineering

MMI is a leading consulting and engineering firm delivering solutions across the full project...

Honeywell expands managed security services

More than 50 per cent of companies have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity expertise, and...

Hima merges safety and security on a single platform

By migrating to this platform, plant operators fulfil all essential safety standards. The...



ETW Energietechnik delivers SCR exhaust gas cleaning

The company’s innovative Adblue CHP units are among the first SCR plants in Germany that are currently operating under full load on the grid. ETW managers are absolutely certain that others will follow and that Adblue will become the standardThe German CHP specialist ETW Energietechnik has delivered natural gas CHP units with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for the first time. Thus, Stadtwerke Duisburg is the first user of the technology from ETW. The family business from Moers...

Emerson extends industrial IoT application portfolio

Providing quick return on investment through reduced slowdowns and shutdowns, Emerson’s Plantweb...

Keeping the process running: cooling solutions for plants

Cooling towers are specialised heat exchangers that reduce the temperature of water by bringing it...



Investments need of hour

Iraq government’s plan is to increase oil production capacity to 6.5 mbpd by 2022. To reach this target, a stable relationship with Kurdistan and other regional players and an attractive investment climate for oil companies must be createdWith output of around 4.4 million barrels per day (mbpd), Iraq, the second largest oil producer in Opec after Saudi Arabia and holding the world’s fifth largest proven crude oil reserves, suffers from a lack of investment in its oil and gas fields and...

Natural gas resources remain under-utilised

Failure to bring online new gas production has left a large amount of gas power capacity redundant...

Rosneft-KRG deal: Russian influence seen growing

The progress also points to Russia’s growing involvement in Iraq, limited engagement by Western...

Oil block agreements signed but face delays

A new model contract was used for the bid round which was awarded in April. Where previously Iraq...

‘Rigidity’ threatens to hit US firm’s gas flaring proposal

In line with an MoU, Orion is proposing to build the facilities to process all the associated gas...

Iraq looks to Kuwait pipeline to pay off reparations

The project would allow Kuwait to diversify its gas imports in the wake a political crisis between...

Western majors lose zest for Iraq’s upstream

As has been the case elsewhere in the region, Asian companies driven by a different set of...

Anabeeb scouting for new and innovative technologies

The company brings the latest technologies and techniques to support the oil and gas and...

Efforts on to reboot Iraq’s oil and gas infrastructure

Lingering security concerns in former Islamic State strongholds, the breakdown in relations between...

Iraqi crude export growth seen stalling this year

The ministry of oil’s refusal to publish data has thrown doubt and uncertainty over how much Iraq is...

Crude output from Kirkuk area fields increase

Bai Hassan is currently pumping 35,000 bpd while the Avana Dome is producing 40,000 bpd, sources say...




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