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Middle East

02.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [engineering and maintenance] [hydrotreater] [refinery]

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has awarded a seven-year engineering and maintenance services contract (EMC) to Wood GroupCCC, a joint venture set up to provide operations and maintenance services for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. The contract, which has a three-year extension option, will include integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and support services for existing PDO facilities onshore in Southern Oman.


Shell Global Solutions International B.V. has signed three license agreements with the state-owned North Refineries Co. of Iraq, in Kirkuk, Northern Iraq. Shell Global Solutions will provide a process license and basic-engineering package for a kerosine hydrotreater, a diesel hydrotreater and a vacuum gasoil (VGO) hydrocracker unit as part of the agreement. Each agreement includes the grant of a license to Shell proprietary technology and the provision of engineering services.

Agreements for the supply of catalysts and reactor internals are expected to be signed in the future as part of the deal. Based on Shell’s experience as both an owner and an operator, these licensed technologies are likely to provide North Refineries Co. with an integrated solution that will help optimize the new refinery’s operations.  HP



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