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TOTAL

Total plans to return the 66,000 bpd Diesel Hydrotreater 3 (DHT 3), which was shut on Aug. 20, to production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Equinor and its partners are preparing for production start from the world class Johan Sverdrup field already in October this year, one month ahead of schedule. Read more

Upstream

Total has completed its $800 million deal to buy Toshiba's stake in the Freeport LNG export terminal. Read more

M&A/Investment

Russian giant Gazprom saw the highest production growth over the last five years, followed by shale gas players in the US and China, while BP dominates among the majors Read more

Commodities

Overall offshore project sanctioning in 2019 has surpassed the $50 billion mark, driven by Saudi Aramco’s recently announced $18 billion worth of project commitments associated with the Marjan and Berri expansion projects. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Energy major Total said its new supercomputer - which has propelled it to a world ranking as the most powerful computer in the sector - will enable its geologists to find oil faster, cheaper and with a better success rate. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

INEOS will also build a 400,000 tonne LinearAlphaOlefin (LAO) plant and associated world-scale PolyAlphaOlefin (PAO). These units will be the most energy efficient in the world when they begin production in 2025. Read more

Downstream

Total is set to start up a biodiesel refinery using palm oil whose planned launch last summer sparked opposition from farmers producing vegetable oil and from environmental activists. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The 76,000 bpd gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) was shut on Thursday for repairs, originally expected to take five days to complete. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Following the news (Thursday 7 February) of a major gas discovery in South Africa by Total SA, Jonathan Markham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the find and the industry in South Africa Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well. Recoverable resources are estimated at 6-25 million barrels of oil equivalent. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The Nordic country aims to develop a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2022 as part of its commitment to slow climate change after dropping such a project at its Mongstad refinery in 2013. Norway’s oil and energy ministry said... Read more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals have received all regulatory approvals and have closed on their joint venture, which plans to build a petrochemical project on the US Gulf Coast, the companies announced. Read more

Midstream

The two objectives of affordability and climate sustainability must be compatible, "which is not so obvious, you know?" Pouyanné continued, citing as an example the continued strength of the coal industry, even as renewables and cleaner forms of... Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Statoil and Total have completed their acquisition of Cobalt International Energy’s 60% operated interest in the North Platte discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico for an aggregate purchase price of USD 339 million. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Westlake Chemical Corp. will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride...ExxonMobil's new 1.5-million- ton-per-year ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas...The Lubrizol Corp. is updating its global expansion program... Read more

Downstream

Statoil has acquired Total's equity stake in and take over the operatorships of the Martin Linge Field and the Garantiana discovery on the Norwegian continental shelf. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Total announces a major oil discovery in the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (Eastern GoM). Read more

Offshore & Marine

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