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Oil and gas industry announcements: 13 November 2014

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UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, said the following in response to climate announcements from the US and China:

‘These climate announcements from the US and Chain are a clear sign that major economies are serious about getting a global deal in Paris next year. The UK led the drive to achieve an ambitious new EU target, and others are now following the EU’s lead and putting targets on the table. I’m looking forward to discussing with the US and China how we can achieve our shared goal of keeping the global temperature rise under 2 °C, and avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change.’


KBR Advanced Technologies plc and Billington Process Technology AS (BPT) are delighted to announce that they have today entered into a formal reseller agreement. This agreement allows KBC to promote and sell the BPT OLX software, the only commercially available OLGA-Petro-SIM integration plug in, as part of the Petro-SIM process simulation suite of software. The BPT OLX software enables seamless integration between the OLGA multiphase flow simulator from Schlumberger and the Petro-SIM process simulation software from KBC to create integrated production modules for high fidelity flow assurance and process control studies. Both Petro-SIM and OLGA use the same KBC Multiflash advanced PVT property thermodynamics engine resulting in a smooth and continuous integration via the BPT OLX plug in to the Petro-SIM environment.

Per Billington, President and CEO, BPT said, ‘we are absolutely delighted to release the OLGA integration plug in to Petro-SIM worldwide and to support and champion KBC products and services in the Nordics. We have worked closely with KBC over the years and this agreement will allow us to jointly deliver complete studies and projects using KBC products.’


Metso is opening new sales offices and service centres in the Abu Dhabi, UAE and Dohar, Qatar, to support the strategy to grow its valve and field device business and to strengthen its service capabilities in the Middle East for the petrochemical, energy, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries. The new service centres offer the latest technology and know how to carry out high quality maintenance and repair work on Metso and third party devices, including valves, actuators, smart devices and pumps. Through the new sales office, Metso can offer its local customers a full service and business solution portfolio, including market leading valve solutions, maintenance of equipment and even plant wide control system optimisation.

Kalle Autto, VP, Middle East Market Area, Metso said, ‘our news sales offices and service centres will considerably improve our customer service capability in the region. Our customers will have easy access to our technical and process know how related to flow control solutions, including process improvements and debottlenecking as well as project management.’


Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC has announced that Velocity Central Oklahoma Pipeline LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, will construct a crude oil gathering and transportation system in the fairway of the prolific SCOOP play in central Oklahoma. Continental Resources Inc., an Oklahoma City based exploration and production company, has executed an agreement to be the customer of the system.


Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Wison Engineering Ltd. has continued to make headway in proprietary technology transfer in methanol to olefins separation technology and strengthen its EPC services in MTO units, since its first successful commercialisation of its patented technology in September last year. At present, 8 MTO projects in Chain, which are either under construction or completed, employ Wison Engineering’s proprietary MTO separation technology. These include the Iconic PuCheng Clean Energy Chemical Co., Ltd’s 700 000 tpy polyethylene production plant, and 680 000 tpy new coal based materials project with MTO unit for Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co., Ltd.

A few days earlier, Wison Engineering entered into an olefin separation technology licensing and engineering design contract for basic design and detailed design with Liaocheng Meiwu New Materials Tech. Corp. for a 300 000 tpy MTO unit of the oxo raw material line optimisation project.

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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