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Bapco refinery upgrade is 50pc complete

As the Kingdom explores the latest technologies to develop its energy sector, it is inviting foreign oil companies to invest in exploration and productionBahrain has completed 50 per cent of the project to upgrade the Bapco Refinery, one of the largest projects in the country at an estimated cost of $6 billion.Minister of Oil Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa praised how the Bapco Modernisation Project (BMP) was proceeding according to schedule.He highlighed this and other developments in...

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Aramco puts LNG tanker plan on holdSINGAPORE: Saudi Aramco's shipping division Bahri has put on hold...



Saudi Aramco’s AlGhazal selected as a TWA Energy Influencer 2020

Saudi Aramco’s Mohammed AlGhazal, a digital transformation evangelist, has been selected as one of 15 global influencers in the energy sector for 2020.The selections were done by The Way Ahead, a publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, as 'TWA Energy Influencers 2020', who through their actions and impact, help articulate the 'North Star Vision' of the industry.AlGhazal has been involved with several projects in petroleum engineering, safety, cybersecurity, and digital data analytics...

PROJECT WATCH – UAE

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ADQ acquires full ownership of NPCC

ABU-Dhabi headquartered ADQ has assumed full ownership of National Petroleum Construction Company (...

Adnoc Onshore – Qusahwira Field Development – Phase 2

Name of Client : Adnoc OnshoreEstimated Budget : $600,000,000Facility Type : Oil...

Calendar of events

SEPTEMBER 20201-3 World Heavy Oil Congress & ExhibitionVenue: Oman Convention & Exhibition...

VIRTUAL EVENTS

9 June 2020Topic: Cumulative Water Risks related to Oil Production in the Permian BasinWebsite...

Cook appointed as CEO

NORWEGIAN Energy Company (Noreco) has appointed David Cook as its new CEO.Cook has a successful...

IPIECA elects chair

IPIECA has appointed Equinor’s Morten Mikkelsen as its new Chair.Mikkelsen brings nearly 40 years of...

Azelio appoints new CFO

FREDRIK Wäppling has been appointed new CFO for Azelio, a Swedish company specialising in thermal...

New COO, CTO for Vestas

VESTAS, the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions, has appointed Tommy...



Virus takes toll on global gas demand

COMMERCIAL and industrial demand for natural gas is declining as most countries around the world impose lockdowns to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.Rystad Energy estimates global natural gas demand to fall by almost 2 per cent this year as a result of the lower activity.In absolute terms, global gas demand is expected to total close to 3,878 billion cu m (Bcm) in 2020, down from 3,951 Bcm last year. In pre-Covid-19 estimates, this year’s natural gas demand was expected to grow to 4,...



AUMA SIMA2 allows concurrent control of numerous actuators

By optimising communications between field devices and the host system, the SIMA² Master Station simplifies all aspects of configuring, controlling and managing valve actuators and other field devices over the plant’s lifecycleElectric actuator specialist AUMA has launched its new SIMA² Master Station, providing high-performance actuator control and supervision via open fieldbus standards.By optimising communications between field devices and host system, the SIMA² Master Station simplifies all...

New tool slashes 50 hours of thermowell design time to 15 minutes

Emerson’s Rosemount Thermowell Design Accelerator eliminates the largest pain point of temperature...

Environmental compliance at risk from poor monitoring systems

In a white paper, Rivertrace offers ship owners guidance on the different optical technologies...

Clariant novel catalyst increases energy, efficiency at OCI’s ammonia plant

Clariant has launched ReforMax 330 LDP Plus, a novel steam reforming catalyst for ammonia, hydrogen...

CGG innovates with cloud-ready reservoir characterisation apps

The newest releases, Jason 10.1, HampsonRussell 10.5 and PowerLog 10.1, also offer advances in...

Global firms collaborate on use of renewable raw materials for plastics production

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and...

Vertechs 'Frac Seat' improve unconventional completion

The completion efficiency of unconventional wells can be improved with optimal dissolvability and...



Aramco takes proactive steps worldwide in Covid-19 response

In response to Covid-19, Saudi Aramco has prioritised the safety, health and wellbeing of its 70,000 men and women, as well as its communities around the world, while keeping its supply chains uninterrupted to ensure safe delivery of materials.The world's largest oil producer has implemented measures to reduce the risk of infection and to mitigate the virus’s impact on its people and business. Its inbuilt systems for managing global crises ensure all its sites remain operational. Amin Nasser...



Covid-19 intensifies urgency to find sustainable energy solutions

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, says a global reportDespite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up significantly, reveals the new 'Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress...



Digitalising the energy sector back into the mainstream

Over the past decade, gas extraction, drilling, wells and pipelines have all been digitally transformed for the benefit of remote insight as to health, performance and efficiency of equipment, says John Geasa, Senior Director of IoT Products and Services at SpeedcastIn its comeback to the industry mainstream, the energy sector has faced fierce expectation and challenges to adhere to the new normal of our modern age.Following the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) era, every step...

Project Astra: developing next-gen monitoring

A first-of-its-kind network of sensors for monitoring emissions across an oil and gas production...

It’s not just software, hardware is vital too

The key to creating a truly sustainable digital oilfield strategy is combining the best available...



Hi-Force specialist solutions designed for heavy lifting

Hi-Force has supplied to numerous bridge construction, elevated road and rail viaduct projects as well as specialised high tonnage lifting projects around the world, and continues to be the supplier of choice for many customersHi-Force, the UK’s leading hydraulic tools manufacturer, offers products that are specifically designed for heavy duty lifting and lowering, construction, maintenance, presswork and industrial applications.Used in a wide range of industries including oil and gas, heavy...

Logan customises A-frame for TechnipFMC

Logan Industries, a hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company, has delivered a custom A-...



Substandard cables cause of poor performance, fire

Accreditation in the region’s power cable industry is becoming even more important for businesses and consumers alike, says Ashish Chaturvedy, Head of Marketing at DucabThe UAE has traditionally been a global marketplace with products sourced from all over the world. This opens competitive options for finding the best value products and materials, especially when it comes to those needed for the nation’s infrastructure projects. However, while monetary "value" is always a consideration in...

B-VirusFree protects against Covid-19

The new protective filter system reliably neutralises up to 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses, bacteria...



ACT to build Abu Dhabi first bulk liquid tank terminal

Arabian Chemical Terminals (ACT) will see the development of the Abu Dhabi first greenfield commercial bulk liquid storage terminal at Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship, deep-water Khalifa Port.Early this year, a strategic agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports and Rakan Alireza, Managing Director of Arabian Chemical Terminals and Deputy Managing Director of Reza Investment Company.It will serving as ACT’s first terminal to be developed in the UAE and...

Honeywell upgrades ENTIS tank inventory system

The ENTIS inventory system uses the latest tank management and custody transfer technologies to...



Jubail, Yanbu: stars flanking the Kingdom

The industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, essential elements in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans of diversification, are where national technological potential and advancement is concentratedThe first quarter of 2020 ushered in news of a promising future for Saudi Arabia’s two main industrial cities, Jubail and Yanbu, where requests for investment worth billions have been pouring in despite the crippling economic effects globally of the Covid-19 pandemic The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu...

Faro 3D scanner accomplishes detailed urban tunnel monitoring

As China vigorously develops intercity high-speed railways and urban rail transit, a key concern is...

Darvico to install region’s first boiler facility for valve testing

Dresser Al-Rushaid Valve and Instrument Co Ltd (Darvico) is planning a first-of-its-kind valve...

Powering sustainable energy generation and storage

Sabic is leveraging its polymer expertise and commitment to innovation to ensure a sustainable...

ALAR boosts Saudi Arabia's hydrogen production capacity

Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) had recognised Saudi Arabia’s potential as a catalyst for hydrogen...

Tasnee aims to become key global titanium dioxide supplier

In line with the Vision 2030 goal of increasing private sector contribution to 65 per cent of the...

Redguard modular solutions offer necessary protection

RedGuard Specialist Services, specialised in the design, engineering and manufacturing of blast- and...

ARGAS targets global expansion with new deal

Taqa and CGG's agreement allows ARGAS to expand its offering in integrated marine and land seismic...

AYTB, AIE sign new strategic asset integrity services partnership

The agreement brings digital transformation, technology and services for plant performance...

SPSP launches world-class training for engineers

Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) has in cooperation with IFP Training, a French...

S.A. TALKE initiates ASP – Act Safety Program

At S.A. TALKE, safety is a core value and a shared responsibility. We take pride in our best-in-...




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