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Oil and gas industry announcements: 26 January 2015

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CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract renewal valued at approximately US%65 million by a leading crude oil refiner for long term maintenance, small capital construction projects and other industrial servies at its facility near the Gulf Coast of Texas. Patrick K. Mullen, President of CB&I’s Engineering, Construction and Maintenance operating group said, “CB&I is focused on building sustainable value for our customers through improved reliability and performance. This contract renewal underscores the confidence our customers place in CB&I’s ability to provide real time operational improvements in an environment where safety is paramount.”


Subsea products and equipment manufacturer Ennsub has successfully completed the design, manufacture, testing and installation of bespoke sealing systems for the Wheatstone LNG platform off the cost of Australia. The company was approached by a tier one marine contractor to design two different systems to provide an external and internal sealing system for 64 off 8 in NS ballasting pipes located at each corner of the platform. Ennsub was responsible for the design and supply of all equipment, including downline recovery winches, remote disconnect heads and isolation plugs. Following an intensive factory acceptance test programme, which simulated the offshore conditions, four Ennsub engineers were mobilised to Australia to perform the installation of the 128 off bespoke sealing systems.

The solution from Ennsub replaced the alternative grouting solution which was being considered by the end user and the success of the operation exceeded all parties’ planned timescales with Ennsub’s engineers successfully completing the installation in half the allocated time.


Energy Intelligence has announced that Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, has been named Petroleum Executive of the Year for 2015. He was chosen for the 2015 award by a group of top global oil industry executives, and he is the 19th winner of this highly regarded, peer selected honour. The award will be presented to Tillerson on October 6th at an honorary dinner during the 36th Annual Oil & Money Conference in London. Energy Intelligence jointly convenes the conference with the International New York Times.

Thomas Wallin, Editor in Chief and Executive Vice President of Energy Intelligence said, “the selection of Rex Tillerson as this year’s winner reflects his highly successful leadership of ExxonMobil, where he has further enhanced the company’s widely respected reputation for strong operational performance, financial discipline, project execution and technological innovation.”


Linde LLC has started up its 470 tpd air separation plant in Lewisville, Arkansas. The plant, which produces liquid nitrogen and oxygen was built to meet rapidly growing customer demand in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. The open house to celebrate the plant startup is scheduled for May 14. The gases produced at the plant will be delivered by tanker truck to food processors for freezing and chilling a variety of meats, poultry and a host of other products. The gas products will also serve the growing requirements by manufacturers of refined oil, petrochemicals, fine and speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper products.

Pat Murphy, President, Linde LLC said, “this plant gives us the size and operating efficiencies we need to support our top customers, who are experiencing exceptional growth in their businesses and who are poised for even more growth in the future.”

Edited from various press releases by Claira Lloyd

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