Construction

CB&I awarded residue upgrading technology contract in India

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — CB&I announced it has been selected by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the license, engineering design and catalyst supply for a residue upgrading unit in Mathura, India.

Shell begins main construction on Pennsylvania petchem complex

HOUSTON – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC announced the official start of the main construction phase of its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. This follows the successful completion of the site preparation and detailed design and engineering work.

Continental receives in-principal approval of first refinery

SAMARINDA, KALIMANTAN TIMUR, Indonesia — Continental Energy Corporation announced that its Indonesian subsidiary PT Continental Hilir Indonesia (CHI) has received the in-principal approval of the Governor of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan for the construction and operation of a crude oil refinery to be built at KIPI Maloy located in the Kutai Timur Regency of East Kalimantan.

ABB teams up with Saudi firm Arkad for turnkey oil and gas projects

ZURICH/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Swiss engineering conglomerate ABB is putting its turnkey projects arm for the oil and gas industry into a joint venture majority owned by Saudi Arabia's Arkad Engineering & Construction, as ABB seeks to "optimize" its business portfolio, the company said on Monday.

CB&I’s MEG-1 project achieves setting 350-ft wash tower

CB&I’s LA MEG-1 project achieved a major construction milestone with the erection of a 350-ft wash tower.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Safety: Process safety and risk management— An industry view

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

In 2017, Petrotechnics released its process safety and risk management (PSM) survey.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Global: Russia’s plan to dominate fuel supply to Asia

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russia hopes to become a major supplier of gasoline, diesel fuel and other oil products to the Asia-Pacific region during the next several years, with help from the planned launch of large-scale refineries in the Far East that will be built with the participation of Asian investors.

Editorial Comment: Ingenuity out of necessity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One of the main focal points in this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is the environment.