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
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
Agreements for the supply of catalysts and reactor internals
are expected to be signed in the future as part of the deal.
Based on Shells 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 refinerys operations.