Project Management

Online Feature: Highlights of API 685 3rd Edition, Sealless Pumps—Part 1

This article—Part 1—describes the process of updating the document and cites the participating companies contributing to this work, along with addressing the significant changes that are of interest to the reader in understanding revisions from the previous API editions. Included are the influences and reasons behind each of these changes. Insight into subject matter for future updates to API 685 is addressed at the end.

Saudi Aramco to invest in $7 B petchem project in South Korea

Saudi Aramco said it plans to invest in a $7 B project to produce petrochemicals from crude oil at its South Korean affiliate S-Oil Corp's refining complex in the port city of Ulsan.

Poland's PKN Orlen applied for 3 MMt of Russian oil via Druzhba for 2023

Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen has submitted an application to the Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft for the supply of 3 MMt of oil to Poland through the Druzhba pipeline system in 2023 under continuing long-term contracts.

Online Feature: Raman spectroscopy: The new standard in oil, gas and petrochemical laboratories

Accurate measurement is more essential than ever in the oil and gas industry. Understanding the chemical composition of raw materials and the consistency of processed products is key to manage processes, reduce risks, and maximize outcomes.

Phillips 66 plans to lay off 1,100 workers by end-2022

Refiner Phillips 66 said on Wednesday, it plans to reduce its employee headcount by 1,100 to help cut costs and meet its savings target of $500 MM by end-2022.

ART adjusts pricing to reflect higher input costs

ART, the joint venture of U.S. specialty chemicals and materials company Grace and Chevron announced global price increases for its hydroprocessing catalysts amid rapidly rising raw materials and energy costs.

ADNOC Refining secures new international partners furthering the UAE’s industrial growth

Under the agreement ADQ, Veolia, and Vision Invest consortium will own and operate two world-scale waste management plants, which sustainably treat and dispose of industrial waste generated from across ADNOC’s operations.

Neste and Sunweb Group announce partnership to reduce Sunweb customers’ flight emissions with SAF

The partnership follows Sunweb’s earlier announced decision to stop CO2 compensation; instead, the company invests in reducing CO2 emissions of its organized travel with Neste’s SAF that will be used by Sunweb’s partner airlines.

BMDV-funded M2SAF development project for the production of SAF from methanol successfully launched

The demand for hydrocarbon-based aviation fuel, which is currently almost exclusively produced conventionally from crude oil (Jet A1), will increase significantly in the next few years as airline operations continue to grow.

Made In Italy Engineering supports UAE's circular economy, Maire Tecnimont begins a polymers reprocessing plant in Abu Dhabi

The plant is capable of both improving and upgrading lower-quality polymers (such off-spec products, plant scraps) and upcycling plastic waste into higher-value, qualified products fit for specific industrial applications.