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Equinor to invest more than $1.1 B to further develop gas infrastructure in the Troll West gas province

Equinor and the Troll partners have decided to invest just more than $1.1 B to further develop the gas infrastructure in the Troll West gas province.

Tecnimont, Baker Hughes awarded an EPC contract for Hassi R'mel (Algeria) gas gathering system upgrade

MAIRE announced that a consortium composed by its subsidiary Tecnimont Integrated E&C Solutions and Baker Hughes has been awarded by SONATRACH an EPC contract for the implementation of three gas boosting stations and the upgrading of the gathering system, located at the Hassi R’mel gas field, 550 km south of Algiers.

Firm building QatarEnergy-Exxon LNG plant in Texas (U.S.) files for bankruptcy

The lead contractor building a Texas LNG plant for QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil on Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing challenges at the project.

Phillips 66 to buy Pinnacle Midland for $550 MM

Phillips 66 agreed to acquire Pinnacle Midland, a midstream company owned by private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital, for $550 million in cash, expanding the U.S. refiner's natural gas gathering and processing footprint in the Midland Basin.

KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis

KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams.

China LNG import capacity to grow to 250 MMtpy by 2028

PetroChina expects China's LNG import capacity to grow to 250 MMtpy by 2027-28 from about 140 MMtpy now, an official said.

U.S. Republican lawmakers urge FERC to approve LNG applications

Two influential U.S. Republican lawmakers have urged the head of the federal energy regulator to process applications for LNG projects.

Sempra revisits choice of Bechtel on Cameron LNG expansion to cut costs

Sempra LNG is revisiting its selection of Bechtel to build its Cameron LNG expansion project in Louisiana due to rising construction costs.

ConocoPhillips boosts processing efficiency with new Zia Hills Central Facility

ConocoPhillips’ newest central processing facility is significantly enhancing the company’s Zia Hills asset in New Mexico by optimizing operational costs, expanding processing capacity, reducing surface footprint and curbing emissions.

Karpowership and Petrobras forge strategic alliance to enhance integrated natural gas projects in the Americas

Karpowership and Petrobras have signed a Memorandum of Intent to combine their respective expertise in the natural gas and power sectors to guarantee supply and meet the demand of the energy industry across the Americas.

Squamish Council rejects Woodfibre LNG's "floatel" amid safety/environmental concerns

The District of Squamish council voted to reject a 1-yr temporary use permit for Woodfibre LNG's use of a renovated cruise ship to house more than 600 workers.

The illusion of accuracy in analyzing plant failures

This article highlights the challenges faced by plant engineers in accurately determining damage mechanisms, discussing three common illusions of accuracy including temperature limits, reliance on single references, and confirmation bias during failure investigations.

Mabanaft announces successful acquisition of WESTFA Energy GmbH

Mabanaft announced that it has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of WESTFA Energy GmbH, including all its subsidiaries and shareholdings, following the earlier announcement of signing an agreement in December 2023 to purchase the business from Adeleon Familienholding GmbH, formerly WESTFA Holding GmbH.

Samsung Engineering rebrands name to 'SAMSUNG E&A'

The company name change to SAMSUNG E&A CO., LTD. was confirmed during the 57’s general shareholders' meeting on 21 March 2024, where the change of articles of incorporation were passed.

How tech is laying the foundation for future LNG success and compliance

3/7/2024

This work details some of the ways LNG operators are embracing and deploying technology to close the gaps that exist in their ESG compliance infrastructures and emerging operational needs.

Navigating the complex LNG value chain

3/7/2024

Capturing efficiency and visibility across the LNG value chain is possible with modern technologies. This article examines how boundless automation is managing data seamlessly from the field to the edge and into the cloud. This includes a move toward holistic, seamlessly integrated energy logistics software solutions that help operators visualize and manage the LNG value chain from end-to-end.

Optimized high-pressure injection system design

3/7/2024

This article details an optimization opportunity that was taken in a high-pressure injection system after a thorough evaluation during the Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project in Saudi Arabia.

bp awards Kent a five-year global commissioning framework agreement

Kent, a global integrated energy services company, announced that it has been awarded a five-year global commissioning framework agreement by bp.

API launches Standards Subscription Service

The American Petroleum Institute is pleased to announce the latest addition to the API Webstore -  the new Standards Subscription Service which offers Webstore customers unlimited, 24/7 access to API’s comprehensive suite of safety standards and technical documents for use across their organization.

TechnipFMC awarded major iEPCI contract by Petrobras for Mero 3 HISEP project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a major integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation contract by Petrobras to deliver the Mero 3 HISEP project, which uses subsea processing to capture carbon dioxide-rich dense gases and then inject them into the reservoir.

TotalEnergies to restart its delayed Mozambique LNG project in early 2024

French energy firm TotalEnergies plans to restart its long-delayed $20-B Mozambique LNG project in the first quarter of next year.

Train 1 restarts after trip at Freeport LNG plant, Texas (U.S.)

Freeport LNG reported that during the operation of its liquefaction plant in Texas.

Mitigating Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) with Liquid Coatings

The hidden dangers of corrosion under insulation (CUI) span the oil and gas industry from upstream operations to midstream infrastructure to downstream applications, including the production of liquified natural gas (LNG).

Australia LNG workers vote in support for Chevron deal

An Australian union alliance's members voted in support to endorse deals on pay and conditions at Chevron's two LNG facilities in Australia.

Chevron and LNG workers in Australia agree on deal

Chevron Australia and employees at its two LNG plants in Australia reached an agreement on pay and conditions, ending an impasse that had led workers to threaten renewed strikes later this week.

Chevron LNG workers in Australia reaffirm strike plans

Workers at Chevron's two LNG plants in Australia reaffirmed their plan to resume strikes as mediated talks continue, with the U.S. energy major saying that workers were being unreasonable.

Chevron Australia, LNG unions to meet for mediated talks

Chevron and unions representing workers at its two Australian LNG facilities will meet for talks after the oil and gas major asked the industrial arbitrator to help close a deal as workers threaten to restart strikes.

Australia LNG unions threaten fresh strikes next week, Chevron says deal possible

Chevron has asked Australia's industrial tribunal to help resolve a "small number" of issues blocking a deal with unions at its two LNG facilities in Western Australia as workers announced plans to resume strikes next week.

Dutch government to halt gas production from Groningen field Oct. 1

The Dutch government confirmed plans to halt production next month at Europe's largest gas field, Groningen, a decade after tremors blamed on drilling damaged buildings.

Strikes end at Chevron's Australian LNG facilities

An Australian union alliance called off strikes at Chevron's two major local LNG projects, agreeing to resolve disputes that had threatened to disrupt around 7% of global LNG supplies.

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