December 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Middle East

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Qatar Ltd. have a heads of agreement (HOA) to study a proposed $3 billion petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The anticipated facility i..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Qatar Ltd. have a heads of agreement (HOA) to study a proposed $3 billion petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The anticipated facility includes a 130,000-tpy steam cracker and associated derivative units, including polyethylene and ethylene glycol, and will use ExxonMobil's proprietary steam cracking furnace and polyethylene technologies. It will utilize feedstock from gas development projects in Qatar's North Field and serve markets with premium products in both Asia and Europe. Startup of the proposed facility is in 2012. Foster Wheeler International Corp., Abu Dhabi branch, has a front-end engineering design (FEED) contra

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