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  1. HPCL lets contract for Visakh refinery revamp

    Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) has let contracts to Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for work related to HPCL’s previously announced project to expand and modernize its 8.3 million-tonne/year Vishakapatnam (Visakh) refinery in Andhra Pradesh, on the country’s eastern coast ( OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2016 ). Under the first contract, EIL will provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for major processing units, as well as related utilities and off sites (U&O), to be added during the refinery’s expansion and upgrading program, the service provider said in filings to India’s BSE Ltd. and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. As part of a second contract, EIL will deliver project execution services for the U&O installations and the proposed revamp of the refinery’s existing propylene recovery unit (PRU). With a combined value of more than 25 billion rupees, the two contracts stipulate a total project schedule of 43 months until mechanical completion, EIL said. The service company, however, did not disclose a specific timeline for when it plans to begin its scope of work under the contracts. Project overview Involving the addition of new units and upgrades to existing ones, HPCL’s Visakh refinery modernization project (VRMP) intends to expand the refinery’s processing capacity by 6.7 million tpy to 15 million tpy, as well as boost its production of low-sulfur fuels conforming to Euro 4 and Euro 5-quality standards. According to EFCC, HPCL’s VRMP will include the following: • A 9 million-tpy crude distillation unit (CDU), which will replace one of Visakh’s three existing CDUs. • A 3.3 million-tpy full-conversion, vacuum gas oil hydrocracker. • A 292,000-tpy naphtha isomerization unit. • A 3.1 million-tpy solvent deasphalting unit. • A 2.5 million-tpy slurry hydrocracker. • A 96-tonne/day PRU (to replace the refinery’s existing 216-tonne/day PRU). • Two 113,000-tpy hydrogen generation units (226,000 tpy total). • Two 360-tonne/day sulfur recovery units (720 tonnes/day total, including tail gas treatment). • A 36,000-tpy fuel gas pressure-swing adsorption unit. • A 300-tonne/hr nonhydroprocessing sour-water stripper. • A 185-tonne/hr hydroprocessing sour-water stripper. • Two 540-tonne/hr amine regeneration units (1,080 tonnes/hr total). • A 112,000-tpy sulfur recovery LPG treating unit. • A 1,000-cu m/hr integrated effluent treatment plant (EFP), which will replace all existing EFPs at the site. According to the latest project information available from HPCL and EIL, major processing units at the refinery are scheduled for revamp as follows: • A 30% capacity expansion of the naphtha hydrotreater in the refinery’s Motor Spirit block (MS) block to 1.5 million tpy. • A 35% capacity expansion of the continuous catalytic reforming unit in the MS block to 1.04 million tpy. • A 30% capacity expansion of the diesel hydrotreating unit to 2.86 million tpy. • An upgrade of the naphtha hydrotreater downstream of the refinery’s fluid catalytic cracker to enable output of Bharat Stage (BS) V and BS VI-grade (equivalent to Euro 5 and Euro 6-quality) fuels. VRPM will require an estimated total capital investment of about 208 billion rupees to complete in its entirety, HPCL said in a late August 2016 presentation to investors. Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com .

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Gas ramping up at South Pars Phase 21 platform

    The recently installed Phase 21 platform of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf is currently recovering 27 MMcm/d, with no restrictions in supplying gas to onshore refining facilities.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Takreer reports fire at Ruwais refinery

    Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (Takreer), the refining arm of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has confirmed a fire broke out on Jan. 11 at its recently expanded Ruwais refining complex in the UAE, about 240 km west of Abu Dhabi City.

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  4. IOG in talks to re-use North Sea pipeline for gas export

    Independent Oil and Gas is negotiating to acquire a currently disused gas pipeline in the UK southern North Sea.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  1. Refinery : Mexico state oil company: Worker killed in refinery accident

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    Sat, 14 Jan 2017

  2. Oil and Gas: Fire strikes Abu Dhabi national oil company refinery

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. says a fire has broken out at a refinery , with no injuries immediately reported.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  3. Aramco lets contract for Ras Tanura refinery

    Saudi Aramco has let a turnkey contract to Tecnicas Reunidas SA, Madrid, to provide engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) on two packages of a clean-fuels project at Aramco’s 550,000-b/d Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, along the Persian Gulf.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  4. Gas Prices: Motorists seeing slightly lower gas prices in New Jersey

    Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  5. NNPC restarts refineries, resumes production of diesel, kerosine

    Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) subsidiaries Port Harcourt Refining Co Ltd. (PHRC), Warri Refining & Petrochemcial Co. Ltd. (WRPC), and Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (KRPC) have restarted operations and resumed stable production of diesel and kerosine at the country’s four ...

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  6. Refinery : Pennsylvania township Oks $6 billion ethane cracker plant

    Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion ethane cracker plant proposed by Shell Chemicals.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  7. Malaysia’s Petronas lets technology contract for RAPID

    PRPC Polymers Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Petroleum Nasional Bhd.’s (Petronas) majority-owned Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd., has let a contract to LyondellBasell Industries NV to deliver polyethylene process technology for a grassroots unit at Petronas’s refinery and petrochemical integrated ...

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  8. Trinidad and Tobago to divest part of Petrotrin

    The Trinidad and Tobago government said it will divest part of state-owned Petrotrin as it tries to increase crude production, increase efficiency, and return the company to profitability.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

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