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June 1st, 2016


RSA-TALKE signs storage deal with Dow

Range of chemical products will be shipped from Dow's production sites globally and stored at specialised chemical warehouses in Dubai South

Aramco, SABIC eye crude-oil-to-chemicals plant

Saudi Arabia's industrial giants have agreed to study the feasibility of the project which could cost up to $30bn

BASF helps build world's first 3D-printed office

Company provided innovative construction technology which was used to combine various components of the structure together

Gulf Petrochem unveils new engine oil in MEA

So called 'K-Oil' has been servicing engines, spare parts and gensets in India for over 15 years

Pertamina to sign deal with Iran in July

State-run firm plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company to evaluate two blocks

Dow awarded first trading license by Saudi Arabia

Company would be allowed 100% ownership of any company it chooses to establish on the territory of the Kingdom

GA-EMS wins order for Sohar refinery in Oman

Company will replace an eight-year-old filtration system as part of the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project

LUX Assure secures $3.2mn investment

Funding will be provided by a group of international oil companies and financial institutions, including ConnocoPhillips, Statoil and the Scottish Investment Bank

Oman Oil ships first crude from Musandam plant

Some 300,000 barrels of oil were shipped after first being processed at the Musandam gas plant

ADNOC reopens two service stations in Abu Dhabi

Stations, which underwent routine maintenance and fuel tanks checks, have been equipped with smart systems

Oil & Gas Awards unveil three new categories

New additions will aim to highlight achievement across the downstream and upstream oil and gas industries in the reagion

Borouge signs deal for ethylene expansion project

Wison Engineering, a Chinese chemical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, has been awarded the contract

Kuwait revises 50-year old Public Tenders Law

Changes aim to make the law more appealing to foreign investors

GPIC profit down to a quarter year on year

Company saw revenue drop to $47.5mn down from $190mn the year before

Bapco launches bidding for $5bn refinery expansion

Project is part of the Bapco Modernisation Program (BMP) and aims to boost processing capacity of the country's only oil refinery to 360,000 barrels per day

French bank to advise Egypt on $5.9bn complex

Manufacturing facility will be located in Egypt's new Suez Economic Development Zone, where raw materials will be unloaded, processed, and shipped to both domestic and international markets

Jacobs wins three-year contract from Sahara

US-based firm to provide engineering, procurement, construction and other services to Sahara's Jubail facilities

Total found guilty of 2009 blast, fined $225,000

Fire, which took place at petrochemical plant in the east of France, killed two and injured six

Kuwait orders probe into scrapped deal with Dow

Scuppered joint venture deal resulted in $2.2bn fine being paid to US chemical giant by Kuwait

ENOC's CEO named chairman of Gulf Energy Maritime

Role rotates every three years between the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and ENOC, two of GEM's major shareholders

ENOC plans to expand lubricants business

ENOC Lubricants Marketing currently has presence in 60 countries across the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, the CIS and India

QAPCO achieves 20mn LTI-free man hours

Safety milestone was celebrated by QAPCO's employees and stakeholders at the company's petrochemical complex in Mesaieed, Qatar

Gazprom jet fuel subsidiary renews deal with ENOC

Supply deal for refueling ENOC's partner airlines at international airports in Russia was extended by two years

Case Study: The art of execution

Find out how Saudi Aramco managed to successfully migrate the automation system at its largest production facility without disrupting operations

Five Minutes With: Abdelrahman Gabr, Clarcor

ArabianOilandGas.com delves below the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the industry's leaders tick

Opinion: from challenges to opportunities

Want better margins? You need to rethink your investment strategy, say Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko of Euro Petroleum Consultants

Comment: Chemistry & Climate Action

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun says industries should work together to reduce the region's carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency

GPCA: Concerted effort needed to combat littering

The GCC has seen an increase in litter in recent years, says Dr Al-Sadoun, Secretary General of the GPCA

Saipem wins $209mn contract for Rabigh 2 project

Italian EPC contractor will build a processing plant, caustic soda disposal unit and chemicals storage facilities

Oman crude price up nearly 100% from January lows

Front-month July contract prices were the highest since October last year

ENOC Global Marine signs exclusive deal with GAC

Company's bunker fuel trading arm was appointed as ENOC’s exclusive sales agent and distributor for marine lubricants in South Africa

Under fire: is O&G one of the unsafest industries?

Following a recent spate of fire accidents on refining and petrochemical plants, we speak to some of the industry’s top fire safety experts to find out what are the common causes and how they can be avoided

News Analysis: Clear Vision

On April 25th, Saudi Arabia announced a comprehensive strategy to prepare the Kingdom for a future beyond oil. Many believe the downstream sector will have a huge role to play in realising the plan

Oilfield specialty chemicals to grow at 3.7% CAGR

The growth is expected to come from increased activities in exploration and production along with rise in unconventional drilling

Lanxess invests $9mn to expand storage capacity

Firm built new tank farm and unloading station for its phosphoric acid ester plant near the company headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Total and Dubai Police launch road safety campaign

The 'Sudden Deviation Campaign' will run throughout June, covering most of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Borouge unveils 2021 Sustainability Goals

Move aimed at driving efficiency, performance and profitability across the company's entire value chain and operations

South Korea's crude imports from Iran jump 113.5%

The increase was estimated between January and April 2016 compared to the same period a year ago

Report: Saudi Arabia approves economic reforms

Kingdom's Council of Economic and Development Affairs has reportedly approved the final draft of the National Transformation Plan, part of Saudi Vision 2030

Bahrain replaces Mirza as oil minister

The Kingdom named Sheikh Mohammed as his replacement and appointed Mirza as Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs

Sadara to deploy Motorola communication system

Company will provide complete communications network across Sadara's 26 integrated manufacturing plants and associated port facility

Dow marks World Environmental Day

Company aims to raise awareness on regional environment challenges and recognise the importance of driving sustainable development worldwide

GE makes Pakistan's Engro key industrial partner

Engro has investments in agriculture, fertilizers, foods, energy, chemical storage and petrochemicals

Emerson opens new high-tech facilities in JAFZA

New Education and Solutions Centres are equipped with innovations like augmented reality and 3D imaging

ADNOC delegation visits Japan, S. Korea

Company said purpose of visit was to explore new opportunities in oil, gas, refining and petrochemicals

Aramco set to build JV manufacturing facility

High-end forging & casting manufacturing centre will be the region's first of its kind

Norwegian O&G firm closes in on $600mn Iran deal

Norway's Hemla Vantage is looking to sign a joint venture deal with Iranian petrochemical group to produce LNG and LPG from its gas-rich offshore fields

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