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Oil and gas industry announcements: 4 September 2014

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ABB has signed a global agreement with for sales and cloud based services, offering more flexibility and real time exchange of information in order to drive sales performance. The agreement will enable a new level of collaboration across ABB’s global sales and services teams as well as in interaction with customers and partners, through an open, shared ABB platform. The two companies will work together to improve and enhance the platform and to adapt the Salesforce solutions to the requirements of the Power and Automation industry.

Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB said, ‘with this global partnership, ABB will be ideally positioned to drive profitable organic growth and boost white collar productivity through a new, flexible collaboration platform with a focus on customer experience and increased sales force effectiveness. Salesforce provides us with the beset platform to realise increased responsiveness and effectiveness in our global sales organisation and ABB, providing deep industry domain expertise. We are ideal partners with complementary strengths.’


AVEVA has announced that JSC Giprogazoochistka (GGO) will expand its deployment of AVEVA software solutions as part of its strategy to boost project capacity. The company has extended the use of its existing AVEVA products and will now adopt additional products, including AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA Diagrams, AVEVA Instrumentation, AVEVA Review, AVEVA Engineering, AVEVA Bocad, AVEVA Cable Design and AVEVA Schematic 3D Integrator.

GGO has a wide range of industry leading customers including: LUKOIL, Gazpromneft, Surgutneftegas, TATNEFT, TNK-BP, ROSNEFT, Gazprom, Severstal, Novolipetsky, Magnitogorsky, AvtoVAZ, as well as many other domestic and foreign manufacturers.

Chevron Phillips Chemical

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, for US$ 220 million. As part of the transaction, Solvay intends to purchase Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton PPS resin manufacturing assets in Borger, Texas, its pilot plant along with its PPS research and development assets in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, its compounding plant in Kallo-Beveren, Belgium, and certain intellectual property relating to Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton PPS business. The compounding plant in La Porte, Texas, will remain part of Chevron Phillips Chemical and will be operated by Chevron Phillips Chemical exclusively for Solvay for some period of time.

Ron Corn, senior vice president of specialties, aromatics and styrenics, Chevron Phillips Chemical said, ‘as the investors of the PPS production technology, Chevron Phillips Chemical is proud of the success story of Royton PPS and how the business has served the industry for over 40 years. And to ensure its long term success, Chevron Phillips Chemical determined its stand alone PPS business as a better strategic fit for Solvay, a company with a strong engineering polymers portfolio.’

Enable Midstream

Enable Midstream Partners, LP, has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the construction of an additional 200 million ft3/d of natural gas processing capacity that will be located near its Bradley Processing Plant to serve producers in the rich gas play called South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP). The Bradley plant is located in Grady Country, central Oklahoma, and is currently under construction to provide 200 million ft3/d of processing capacity, and is expected to be in service during the first quarter of 2015.

Lynn Bourdon, President and CEO, Enable Midstream said, ‘strong producer activity continues on our Anadarko Basin gathering systems, particularly in the SCOOP play. We already have critical long lead plant infrastructure ordered and anticipate a fourth quarter 2015 startup for this additional capacity.’


PetroSkills has announced that Kevin Lacy has jointed the company as Executive Vice President, Technical Staff and Disciplines. In this role, Lacy will be responsible for leading and building the PetroSkills technical staff organisation into the petroleum industry’s leading source of technical subject matter expertise. Lacy will also work with the PetroSkills senior leadership team in developing and implementing PetroSkill’s strategy and future business objectives.

Ford Brett, CEO, PetroSkills said, ‘we are thrilled to have Kevin joining us in this pivotal role. Kevin’s exceptional reputation in the petroleum industry and his demonstrated track record of successful technical accomplishment are an ideal match for our current and future leadership needs. As we continue to build and grow our team of the world’s leading subject matter experts for the petroleum industry, Kevin’s leadership will be indispensable.’

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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