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Expansions

In New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to ride out the industry’s notorious boom-and-bust cycles. Read more

Midstream

Pemex

Anton Ivanov

Mexico invited a host of international firms, including three U.S. companies, to bid on the construction of an $8 billion oil refinery Read more

Downstream

With 560 beds the Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside is the largest of its kind in Norway. The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant project is now ready for sail-away from Kværner’s yard on Stord to the Johan Sverdrup field Read more

Upstream

The Norwegian government plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to oil companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), Oil and Energy Minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg told a conference on Thursday. Read more

Offshore & Marine

The city of Orange, Texas is on the short list of places where Chevron Phillips Chemical is considering building a massive $5 to $6 billion petrochemical expansion. Read more

Downstream

Williams announced that it is initiating a binding open season from March 8 to April 8, 2019, for Regional Energy Access. Read more

Midstream

BP plans for significant growth in deepwater Gulf of Mexico; LLOG Exploration reports deepwater Gulf discovery; Offshore service market growth to outpace shale Read more

Upstream

This week's top news, discussed by Thomas Brinsko, president, BIC Alliance, showcase downstream expansions and BIC Magazine's recently launched Industry Roundtable podcast. Read more

Videos

Analysts' estimates of the potential abundance coming from the Permian make planning new infrastructure a difficult proposition. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

ExxonMobil will fund the construction of a new polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge that will expand production capacity along the Gulf Coast by up to 450,000 tons per year. Read more

Downstream

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc (NYSE:LIN; FWB:LIN), has authorized the construction of a world scale hydrogen plant in Louisiana to supply product under a long-term contract with a major refinery in the area. Read more

Downstream

KBR, Inc. announced it has been awarded a reimbursable contract by ExxonMobil to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and construction services at Beaumont refinery. Read more

Downstream

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) announced today a substantial* contract award from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Marjan field, offshore Saudi Arabia. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The 10 MTPA nameplate Calcasieu Pass facility will employ a comprehensive process solution from GE Oil & Gas, LLC, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) that utilizes mid-scale, modular, factory-fabricated liquefaction trains. Read more

Midstream

Chevron starts up Big Foot in deepwater Gulf of Mexico Read more

Upstream

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has reached several milestones in the development of the previously announced crude oil export terminal on Harbor Island, Texas. Read more

Upstream

The Chemours Company announced the startup of the new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Sasol Ltd. announced that its new U.S.-based linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit has achieved beneficial operations — the first of the seven production facilities of Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) to come online. Read more

Downstream

The Linde Group and PBF Energy have broken ground on a new hydrogen plant being built in Delaware City, Delaware, in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Co. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

McDermott's scope of work for SSB includes the transportation and installation of jackets, topsides and pipelines for the Gorek gas field. Read more

Offshore & Marine

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