Arabian Industry - Petrochemicals Guide to Middle East industry news and tenders. Includes Construction, Hospitality, Aviation, Technology, Oil, Gas, Travel, Supply Chain, Utilities, Comms, and Petrochemicals information as well as live market data. Gulf business events, information, photos and data for Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and more. Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:24:13 +0400 Arabian Industry - Petrochemicals 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2018 (webmaster) Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:24:13 +0400 20 Wood wins industrial services contract for SABIC's olefins 6 plant in UK The contract, effective immediately, is to provide rope access, scaffolding, insulation and coatings services to support pipework and vessel inspections. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0400 SNC-Lavalin, Florexx sign agreement for advanced topping refinery in the UAE The scope of the agreement between SNC-Lavalin and Florexx includes construction of a 100,000bpd capacity refinery complemented by non-process technical and non-technical buildings and support infrastructure. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Saudi Arabia's Al-Watania for Industries obtains three certifications from Intertek The three certifications were awarded to WFI for successfully meeting the international standard requirements for implementing integrated quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems across its main office in Riyadh. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:30:00 +0400 Saudi Aramco Technologies Company, Siluria Technologies collaborate to maximise chemical production By integrating Siluria's technology with existing facilities, operators can upgrade their methane-containing by-product streams from fuel to chemical value, improving carbon efficiency and production rates. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0400 SABIC announces 22% interim dividend for H1-2018 at $0.59 per share SABIC issued a statement with the number of shares eligible for profit, 3,000,000,000 shares, while the distribution ratio to nominal value was 22%. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:30:00 +0400 SAP, Endress+Hauser collaborate on IIoT solutions for process industry The goal is to fully integrate the Endress+Hauser field instruments as digital twins into the SAP cloud platform. Both companies want to take advantage of the services and smart apps from SAP&rsquo;s Leonardo system as well as Endress+Hauser's IIoT offering. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Topsoe family initiates search for financial minority investor in Haldor Topsoe The Topsoe family and Haldor Topsoe have initiated a search process for a potential investor to accelerate growth. The intention is to list the shares in Haldor Topsoe at a later time. Haldor Topsoe Holding will remain the long-term majority shareholder. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0400 Merger negotiations underway, confirm Sipchem and Sahara Petrochemicals The press statements from Sipchem and Sahara confirmed that the discussions between the companies are still underway about the structure of the merger. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:30:00 +0400 Sipchem unveils its 2nd sustainability report as per GRI Standards The sustainability report covers Sipchem's initiatives in the environmental, social and economic areas. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0400 India's Gandhar Oil Refinery signs investment agreement with UAE's Hamriyah Free Zone Mumbai based downstream operator pens deal for new facility in the UAE. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:55:00 +0400 Sadara, Veolia to construct sustainable central utilities facility in PlasChem Park The MoU provides a long-term waste management solution for Sadara, and creates an opportunity for Veolia to build a utility plant including waste management and waste energy facilities at PlasChem Park. News | Petrochemicals Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Rigid Lock Quickberm from Brady Corporation With the Rigid Lock Quickberm, companies can increase compliance with the European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). News | Petrochemicals Thu, 31 May 2018 06:10:00 +0400 EPPCO Lubricants inks distribution agreement with Alserkal, expands retail footprint Through this partnership, Alserkal will distribute EPPCO Lubricants products at their retail vehicle service outlets &ndash; Tire Stop, Bridgestone&rsquo;s flagship retail brand First Stop, and other retail outlets. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 31 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Huntsman to build polyurethanes systems house in JAFZA, Dubai Targeted for completion by the second half of 2019, Huntsman&rsquo;s investment will increase the company's systems production capacity in the region and add a new dimension to its polyester polyol capabilities. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 31 May 2018 01:30:00 +0400 Huntsman to build polyurethanes systems house in JAFZA, Dubai Targeted for completion by the second half of 2019, Huntsman&rsquo;s investment will increase the company&rsquo;s systems production capacity in the region and add a new dimension to its polyester polyol capabilities. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 31 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 ADNOC’s downstream strategy boosts significance of 2018 Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit The 2018 ADID in the UAE&rsquo;s downstream calendar has just become even more significant following ADNOC&rsquo;s announcement that it is building the world&rsquo;s largest integrated refining and chemical site. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 30 May 2018 12:00:00 +0400 ExxonMobil initiates greenhouse gas reduction measures ExxonMobil invests in lower-emission energy solutions such as cogeneration, flare reduction, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon capture and storage and other technologies. ExxonMobil has spent more than $9bn on lower-emission energy solutions since 2000. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 30 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 SABIC executive vice president visits GPIC complex The visitors were taken to the state-of-the-art carbon dioxide recovery plant, the first of its kind in the Middle East, which contributes significantly to reducing the harmful emissions resulting from factory operations. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 30 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 PGPIC, Siemens sign MoU for cooperation in petrochemicals The two companies signed the deal at the venue of the annual Iran Oil and Gas Show in Tehran. The document would upgrade the nature of their relationship from seller-buyer to trade partnership. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 29 May 2018 06:00:00 +0400 United Nations issues 48,000 carbon credits to SABIC SABIC received over 48,000 carbon credits for efficiency improvement by boiler rehabilitation in fossil-fuel-fired steam-boiler system for 2016 and 2017 based on actual operations. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 27 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 PETRONAS, Aramco unveil corporate identity of downstream JVs in Malaysia A ceremony was held at the Pengerang Integrated Complex, which saw the unveiling of PRefChem's logo. News | Petrochemicals Fri, 18 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 ENOC Group marks Ramadan with socially responsible initiatives ENOC's Ramadan truck will tour neighbourhoods in Dubai for three weeks, and 6,000 meal boxes will be distributed for Iftar and Suhoor. The truck will cover 18 locations, including labour sites, mosques, special needs centres and ENOC service stations. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 17 May 2018 08:00:00 +0400 WorleyParsons wins Yasref GES contract in Saudi Arabia WorleyParsons will offer all engineering and consultancy services for the refinery, which includes feasibility studies, basic/concept studies, detailed engineering, procurement and construction support, and pre-commissioning/commissioning assistance. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 17 May 2018 06:45:00 +0400 Dow Innovation Centre to help transform Saudi Arabia into knowledge-based economy Dow's new facility is to be located at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 17 May 2018 06:04:00 +0400 ADNOC, Ravago Group explore collaboration opportunities at Ruwais industrial complex As part of ADNOC's efforts to maximise value across its value chain, Ravago and ADNOC will explore ways to upgrade and commercialise the non-prime product generated at Borouge, the joint venture between ADNOC and Austria-based Borealis. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 16 May 2018 08:00:00 +0400 Total strengthens link with Sonatrach and launches studies for petchem project The tie-up will see the two parties pump more than $1bn into the proposed scheme involving a propane dehydrogenation unit and a polypropylene production unit. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 15 May 2018 05:41:00 +0400 ADNOC and Cepsa sign project development agreement for new LAB facility in Ruwais Announcement comes the day after ADNOC&rsquo;s Downstream Investment Forum at which ADNOC announced plans to become a leading global downstream player. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 15 May 2018 05:19:00 +0400 Air Products, Shell form alliance to boost residue gasification for refineries Through the new strategic alliance between Air Products and Shell in liquids (residue) gasification, Air Products will offer complete sale-of-gas residue gasification facilities to the refining industry. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 14 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Tronox to acquire majority stake in Jazan slagger operations of Advanced Metal Industries The execution of the Option Agreement occurred shortly after Tronox and AMIC entered into a Technical Services Agreement to provide certain technical assistance to AMIC to facilitate start-up of the slagger. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 14 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Petro Rabigh posts increase in net profit for Q1-2018 The increase in net profit for Q1-2018, compared with same quarter last year was due to improved plant operations and stable production, partially offset by lower refinery margins, resulting in sales volumes being higher in Q1-2018. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 13 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Leading energy industry CEOs descend on Abu Dhabi for ADNOC’s Downstream Investment Forum The Forum will act as a platform to launch a number of new domestic and international ADNOC partnership and investment initiatives across the wider downstream value chain. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 13 May 2018 12:00:00 +0400 Partnerships will be key, say speakers at GPCA Supply Chain Conference The two-day conference saw speakers identify collaboration as a key driver of growth and business transformation, enabling cost efficiencies and reduced disruption. News | Petrochemicals Sat, 12 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Borouge advocates collaboration to boost supply chain activities across value chain Borouge's Centre of Excellence was established to ensure the right focus is placed on developing and implementing a supply chain strategy to support the company's business ambitions. News | Petrochemicals Sat, 12 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Emerson unveils reservoir software for robust risk analysis, reserves estimates The announcement strengthens Emerson's end-to-end E&amp;P software portfolio, helping operators achieve top-quartile performance and greater project certainty on investment and operational goals within new and established reservoirs. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Orpic launches new thermoforming grade of polypropylene Orpic's Luban HP1151K combines high clarity and aesthetics with a new level of superior dimensional stability for thermoformed products. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 EQUATE Group posts best quarterly result since inception The EQUATE Group combines the Kuwait-based EQUATE Petrochemical Company and its subsidiaries MEGlobal, Equipolymers and The Kuwait Olefins Company. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 World-class organisations need to drive strong R&D, says ADNOC downstream director at RDPETRO The two-day event saw close to 4,000 registrations from global experts across the oil and gas industry and other innovative sectors, to discuss and identify solutions to a range of industry challenges created by the rapidly evolving energy market. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 10 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 ENOC honours employees at awards ceremony Attended by Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, along with ENOC's senior executives, 110 employees were honoured for their long employment service with the group and 15 employees were awarded for their excellence in performance and engagement. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 09 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 GPCA announces winners of second Responsible Care awards The awards enjoyed a record number of nominations, attracting 63 entries in six highly contested categories covering occupational health and safety, process safety, the environment, resource utilisation and more. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 09 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 EQUATE recognises new batch of interns In addition to receiving recognition for their achievements, the interns presented case studies to demonstrate the technical competencies they acquired after spending three months at EQUATE&rsquo;s industrial complex and headquarters in Kuwait. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 08 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Second GPCA Responsible Care conference takes place in Dubai Over the last decade, GPCA has achieved global recognition for its adoption and implementation of Responsible Care, which in 2017 was extended to regional logistics service providers as well. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 ADNOC Logistics and Services, Borouge sign deal to handle Ruwais container terminal operations Under the terms of the contract, ADNOC Logistics and Services will carry out all handling operations of Borouge's packed and palletised products and bulk loaded containers. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 03 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 SABIC, ExxonMobil create joint venture for Gulf Coast project Creation of the new joint venture is expected to create 600 new, permanent jobs, about 3,500 indirect and induced jobs during operations, as well as 6,000 construction jobs during the peak of construction. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 03 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 SABIC posts 5.4% higher net profit of $1.5bn in first quarter SABIC's gross profit reached $3.79bn for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.03% as compared to $3.61bn in the same quarter of 2017, and an increase of 14.32% as compared to $3.31bn in the previous quarter. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 02 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Quint DC UPS for industrial networks from Phoenix Contact The technology prevents failures through preventive evaluation of operating and battery states, such as the remaining life expectancy of the energy storage system (state of health) and the current state of charge of the energy storage system. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 01 May 2018 08:00:00 +0400 Phoenix Contact's new switches enable connection of up to 16 networks With the new 16-port versions, Phoenix Contact is extending its range of Managed Switches in the FL Switch 2000 product range to accommodate the increasing number of Ethernet-capable devices in automation networks. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 01 May 2018 07:00:00 +0400 Phoenix Contact launches AC charging controller with extended functions Along with AC charging in accordance with IEC-61851-1, the controller includes a DC residual current monitoring system. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 01 May 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Equate wins three awards from American Society of Safety Engineers Equate was honoured with the Platinum Award for Manufacturing, which it is winning for the 10th consecutive year, the Gold Award for Excellence in Engineering and Construction, and the Gold Award for the Best HSE Initiative News | Petrochemicals Tue, 01 May 2018 02:00:00 +0400 ADNOC appoints Japan's JODCO as asset leader for Abu Dhabi’s Lower Zakum concession As asset leader, JODCO will lead the development plans to achieve the concession objectives, including building up and sustaining production targets, achieving agreed recovery rates and cost optimisation targets. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 ENOC appointed as Expo 2020 Dubai's Official Integrated Energy Partner In line with its commitment to support the socio-economic growth of Dubai and the UAE, ENOC Group believes that Expo 2020 is an ideal platform to facilitate discussion over the future of integrated energy. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0400 Oman, Kuwait celebrate ground-breaking of Duqm refinery The state-of-the-art refinery Duqm will bolster the energy industry of the sultanate by strengthening the supply and production of diesel, jet fuel, naphtha, LPG, sulphur and pet coke as its primary products. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 30 Apr 2018 01:00:00 +0400 SABIC signs agreement to be part of 'UK Plastics Pact' initiative The UK Plastics Pact is a unique collaboration bringing together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK government and NGOs to tackle the issue of plastic waste. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:30:00 +0400 Saudi Aramco, SABIC award second COTC project management contract to KBR The award of this contract follows the signing of an MoU in November of 2017 between Saudi Aramco and SABIC to assist in bringing the giga-project to its next stage of development. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Honeywell’s new visualisation technology increases productivity for batch operations Honeywell's new solution will enable specialty chemical producers to achieve greater visibility into, and control of, their processes. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 29 Apr 2018 05:12:00 +0400 ADNOC unveils 'ADNOC Pioneers' initiative to engage retirees At an event to launch the ADNOC Pioneers alumni programme, ADNOC brought together more than 700 retirees in its first event in recognition of the company's retirees' contributions to the success of the company. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Mammoet's mega tandem lifts bring Oman's biggest petrochemical project closer to completion Mammoet has been providing ongoing heavy lifting and transport solutions for LPIC project since 2017 and contributed to the outstanding safety milestone of 10 million man-hours worked lost-time injury free. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:59:00 +0400 Albemarle, DuPont announce collaboration in hydroprocessing Albemarle and DuPont announced their exclusive collaboration in licensing the IsoTherming hydroprocessing technology and providing aftermarket products and services. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:40:00 +0400 ADNOC to engage in non-speculative trading to optimise crude and product flows across value chain Move is aimed at maximising value from every barrel of oil produced, as ADNOC delivers on 2030 growth strategy. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:18:00 +0400 GPCA marks Earth Day with release of progress report on marine litter On the important occasion of Earth Day, GPCA announced the release of the 4th Progress Report, highlighting a major increase in global efforts to prevent marine litter. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:30:00 +0400 SABIC announces $1.76bn in dividends for H2-2017 The General Assembly approved $1.6bn dividends during the first half of 2017. It also approved the board's recommendation to distribute $1.76bn dividends for the second half of the year 2017, $0.59 per share, representing 22% of the nominal share value. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:00:00 +0400 EQUATE showcases HR practices at Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit EQUATE has a diverse workforce of over 1,500 professionals from different age groups representing more than 25 nationalities and working in the Arabian Gulf, Asia, Europe and North America. News | Petrochemicals Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Abu Dhabi's Department of Economic Development to support start-ups at RDPETRO Development funding with multi-million-dollar potential will be available for the most innovative ideas and value-add R&amp;D projects at RDPETRO. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:00:00 +0400 SABIC opens first polyacetal plant in the Middle East, supports Saudi Vision 2030 Polyacetal is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material that has the potential to replace metal in many applications due to its high strength, exceptional dimensional stability and ease of machining. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Aramco inks MoU with Indian consortium to develop $44bn integrated mega refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri The strategic partnership brings together crude supply, resources, technologies, experience, and expertise of four major oil companies with an established commercial presence around the world. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0400 ADNOC Distribution holds first AGM, approves $200mn in dividend The dividend was approved following a report of the company's performance, which highlighted the significant achievements the company made in 2017 and comes after ADNOC Distribution's successful listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 09 Apr 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Motiva Enterprises signs MoUs with UOP, TechnipFMC, enables investments up to $10bn The first MoU will pave the way to evaluate the use of TechnipFMC's mixed-feed ethylene production technologies in the US. The 2nd MoU enables Motiva to examine the use of UOP's aromatics extraction and production technologies for benzene and paraxylene. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:00:00 +0400 EQUATE participates in Kuwait University's career fair EQUATE's collaboration with KU includes a memorandum of understanding that covers academic, scientific and other fields, which are part of the company's sustainability strategy to support the New Kuwait 2035 Vision. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 08 Apr 2018 06:10:00 +0400 Indian Oil Corporation to invest $22bn in five years to boost refining capacity By 2030, IOC is planning to enhance its yearly refining capacity to 3.2 million barrels per day News | Petrochemicals Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Jacobs lands Saudi Aramco's Zuluf field development programme contract The project will provide facilities to process 600,000 barrels of oil per day of Arabian heavy crude oil from the Zuluf offshore field in the Arabian Gulf. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 02 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Gulf Oil Middle East partners with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises to strengthen UAE distribution network Deal will see ANGE market range of downstream products for Hinduja Group division. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 01 Apr 2018 05:30:00 +0400 ADNOC signs deals with Idemitsu Kosan, SCG Chemicals for sale of 1.5mtpa of naphtha ADNOC's downstream growth strategy plans to create one of the world's largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complexes at Ruwais. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:15:00 +0400 ENOC opens first of 16 new stations planned for 2018 All future ENOC service stations including this one will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE's long-term strategy to target an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country's environmental goals. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:45:00 +0400 AkzoNobel to sell Specialty Chemicals to Carlyle Group and GIC for $12.53bn This transaction creates two focused and high performing businesses &ndash; Paints and Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals &ndash; as part of its strategy announced in April 2017. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of 2018. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:30:00 +0400 ADNOC awards WorleyParsons PMC contract for crude flexibility project at Ruwais The project is part of ADNOC's programme to enhance its downstream strategy delivery by expanding its crude processing options. The upgrade entails building new facilities and modifying existing installations to process offshore crude at Ruwais refinery. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Jacobs wins contract for refining capacity pre-feasibility study from Kuwait Petroleum Jacobs will evaluate how domestic refining capacity can be best expanded, in a cost-effective way, while providing advantaged feedstocks for integrated petrochemical production. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0400 GPCA's 'Leaders of Tomorrow' initiative enters 3rd year at R&I Summit, PlastiCon With its first edition launched during the Annual Forum in 2016, 319 students from across the GCC have participated in the GPCA Leaders of Tomorrow programme since its inception. News | Petrochemicals Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 Shell to target convenience stores as means to boost downstream revenues Rise of the electric car is forcing oil giants to re-align their business models moving forwards. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:41:00 +0400 ADNOC signs key concession agreements with China's CNPC for $1,175mn participation fees Under the terms of the agreements, CNPC, through its majority-owned listed subsidiary PetroChina, has been granted a 10% interest in the Umm Shaif and Nasr concession and a 10% interest in the Lower Zakum concession. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0400 Storage industry professionals converge in Rotterdam for annual event As well as over 200 leading suppliers from the international tank storage market, the conference and exhibition has attracted over 30 speakers representing all aspects of the industry from geopolitics to cyber security and from the IoT to risk management. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 SATORP gets new CEO <p>Fawwaz Ismael Nawwab has been replaced by Sulaiman Mansour Ababtain</p> News | Petrochemicals Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 ADNOC signs key concession agreements with Total for $1.45bn participation fees Total contributed $1.45bn participation fees for stakes in Umm Shaif and Nasr, and Lower Zakum concessions. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Aramco honours 71 achievers during Annual Excellence Awards ceremony The awards went to 71 employees for their achievements in 19 areas &amp; projects across the firm's operations in upstream, downstream, technical services, operations and business services, technology oversight and coordination, corporate affairs and others. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0400 Orpic to inaugurate Muscat-Sohar Product Pipeline on 21st March The $336mn investment is an important logistic project across the Sultanate of Oman which will deliver more than 50% of Oman's fuel via the state-of-the-art storage facility in Al Jefnain. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:30:00 +0400 EPPCO Lubricants, sign agreement for online sale of lubricants The partnership will enable customers to purchase ENOC and Caltex lubricants online, encouraging vehicle owners to change car engine oils more frequently, which will improve fuel consumption efficiency, the vehicle performance and reduce carbon emissions. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:30:00 +0400 NAMAT unveils new channel loyalty programme for customers As part of the programme, customers can earn points or receive scratch cards for purchases News | Petrochemicals Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:00:00 +0400 Andrew N Liveris to step down as DowDuPont executive chairman Liveris informed the DowDuPont board that he will no longer serve as executive chairman of DowDuPont effective 1 April 2018, and Jeff Fettig, current co-lead independent director for DowDuPont, will serve as a non-employee executive chairman of the board. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Aramco, SABIC award crude-oil-to-chemicals PMC, FEED contract to Wood The award of the project management contract follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2017 between Saudi Aramco and SABIC to assist in bringing the mega-project to its next stage of development. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0400 Orpic participates in SQU career and training opportunities fair The fair aimed to provide jobs and training opportunities for SQU students and graduates in order to enhance their abilities, develop their skills, and prepare them for the labour market. News | Petrochemicals Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Sipchem holds methanol seminar in Jubail, Khobar The seminar was presented by Dom LaVigne, director of government and public affairs, Asia Pacific/Middle East, Methanol Institute, who has 25 years of experience in the field. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0400 Operational excellence and safety continue to be key drivers in oil and gas sector Key players are meeting in Bahrain at two of the region's leading events, OPEX MENA and the Gulf Safety Forum, organised under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, minister of oil, Bahrain. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 ADNOC to create world's largest integrated refining and chemical site in Ruwais At the centre of its new downstream strategy, ADNOC intends to create the world's largest integrated refining and chemical site in Ruwais, UAE, where it will triple petrochemicals' production to 14.4 million tonnes, annually, by 2025. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 GPCA re-elects SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan as chairman Al-Benyan was elected as GPCA chairman earlier in May 2016, having previously served on GPCA's executive committee. A new board of directors was also announced during GPCA's annual general assembly which took place on 5 March 2018. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Borouge, Borealis display innovative energy solutions at Middle East Electricity 2018 Produced at Borouge's state-of-the-art XLPE plant in Ruwais, the XLPE solutions create value to energy cable manufacturers and customers due to its outstanding properties and characteristics. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0400 ENOC, Energy Institute to host second forum on HSE in the Middle East The conference aims to deliver essential learning and sharing of international best practices to help improve the safety performance of organisations, foster a healthy and accident-free work culture, and ensure a sustainable environment. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 AspenTech survey: Forty percent energy companies believe digitalisation can save 16% OPEX The data confirmed that improving reliability is the key objective for upstream and downstream companies as well as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms that serve them. News | Petrochemicals Mon, 05 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 SABIC explores new opportunities in Africa, sponsors fertiliser conference in Ethiopia SABIC displayed a range of innovative agri-nutrient solutions and introduced its experience in establishing the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Development Center (Estidamah) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. News | Petrochemicals Sun, 04 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 ADNOC invites global financial players to invest in future growth While ADNOC continues to appreciate all its partners, from East to West, ADNOC's new approach is centred on strategic relationships that deliver growth opportunities, market access, smart capital and strategic value add. News | Petrochemicals Fri, 02 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0400 DowDuPont announces brand names for three independent firms after separations The agriculture division to be named Corteva Agriscience; materials science division will be called Dow, and will retain the Dow diamond as its brand; and specialty products division is to be the new DuPont. News | Petrochemicals Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Honeywell, EQUATE sign contract to boost productivity of petrochemical plants in Kuwait As part of the MoU, EQUATE will test newly released Honeywell technologies, including the latest additions to the Honeywell Connected Plant portfolio, as well as assess EQUATE's requirements and new ideas at Honeywell facilities. News | Petrochemicals Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Saudi Aramco displays experience in localisation, local content at AFED 2018 The exhibition is taking place from 25 February to 5 March 5 2018, under the patronage of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and organised by the Saudi Armed Forces. News | Petrochemicals Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0400