Middle East

Qatar: TotalEnergies Selected as QatarEnergy’s First Partner in the North Field South LNG project

Following its selection as the first partner for the 32 million ton per annum (Mtpa) North Field East (NFE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, TotalEnergies has again been selected as the first international partner in the 16 Mtpa North Field South (NFS) LNG project. Pursuant to the agreement, TotalEnergies will obtain a 9.375% participating interest in the NFS project – out of a total 25% interest available for international partners – while the national company QatarEnergy will hold the remaining 75%.

RWE and ADNOC Agree on First LNG Delivery to Floating LNG Import Terminal at Brunsbuettel

RWE has reached agreements with two companies from Abu Dhabi: With Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on LNG supplies and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s flagship renewable energy company, on cooperation in offshore wind.

QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and QAFCO launch the world's largets blue ammonia facility

QatarEnergy’s affiliates, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) signed agreements today for the construction of the Ammonia-7 Project, the industry’s first world-scale and largest Blue Ammonia project. QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions (owned 100% by QatarEnergy) and QAFCO (owned 100% by QatarEnergy’s subsidiary, Industries Qatar which is listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange), have joined hands to establish the Ammonia-7 Project, which will have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum (MTPA) of Blue Ammonia, making it the world’s largest such facility. With a targeted start-up date of Q1 2026, the new plant will be located in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) and will be operated by QAFCO as part of its integrated facilities.

Reliance Industries Announces Five Year Plan for its Oil to Chemicals Business

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani spoke at the company’s 45th Annual General Meeting this week, and he outlined some goals for the next five years of RIL’s petrochemical development. Mr. Ambani stated that “We are committed to maximize oil to chemicals integration and convert our advantageous feedstock streams to high-value chemicals and green materials."

Aramco and Sinopec sign MoU to collaborate on projects in Saudi Arabia

audi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) covering multiple areas of potential collaboration between the parties in Saudi Arabia.

QatarEnergy Selects Shell, Concludes International Energy Company Partner Selection in the NFE Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced the selection of Shell plc. as partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry.

Shell to Participate in Qatar’s LNG Expansion

Shell has been selected by QatarEnergy as a partner in the North Field East expansion project in Qatar, the single largest project in the history of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Shell will hold a 25 per cent share in a joint venture company which will own 25 per cent of the North Field East expansion project, including the four mega LNG trains with a combined nameplate LNG capacity of 32 million tonnes per annum.

QatarEnergy Selects ExxonMobil as the Fourth Partner in the North Field East Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected ExxonMobil as a partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry.

QatarEnergy Selects ConocoPhillips as the Third Partner in the North Field East Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected ConocoPhillips as a partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry.

QatarEnergy Selects Eni as the Second Partner in the North Field East Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected Eni as a partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry.

Qatar: TotalEnergies the First Company Selected to Partner with QatarEnergy on the Giant North Field East LNG Project

Following the request for proposals in relation to partner selection for the North Field East (NFE) liquified natural gas project, TotalEnergies has been awarded a 25% interest in a new joint venture (JV), alongside national company QatarEnergy (75%). The new JV will hold a 25% interest in the 32 million tons per annum (Mtpa) NFE project, equivalent to one 8 Mtpa LNG train.

Ras Laffan Petrochemical Project Readies for Early Site Works

QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical’s joint venture Ras Laffan Petrochemical Project, also known as RLPP, took a new step closer to development this week with a contract in place for early site works with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

Significant LNG Project in Qatar Looks to Add Supermajors as Partners

Qatar Energy recently stated that it is holding a press conference on June 12, and this has been anticipated by some as a potential announcement that the massive North Field East LNG project would be adding new partners to the upcoming offshore project.

South Korean companies to build USD 1 billion green hydrogen plant in UAE

Three South Korean companies have signed an agreement to build a USD 1 billion green hydrogen and ammonia production plant in the United Arab Emirates, their UAE partner said on Friday.

REUP Project Adds Wood Group for FEED Duties

Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has signed an agreement with Wood Group UK Limited (Wood) in Dubai on May 19, 2022 appointing them as the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Contractor for the Refinery Expansion and Upgrade Project (REUP). The Contract was signed by Mr. Zahid Mir, CEO and MD of PRL and Mr. Daniel Jennings, Head of Commercial, UK Projects of Wood. The signing ceremony was attended by Syed M. Taha, MD & CEO of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and a member of PRL Board of Directors, certain other Board members and the leadership team of PRL, and senior representatives of Wood.

ADNOC Pushes Forward with Fujairah LNG Export Terminal

McDermott International recently announced that it will be the design contractor for the upcoming Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) owned LNG export terminal currently under development in the port of Fujairah, UAE.

TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC JV in Ruwais Adds Shaheen of UAE as Partner

TA’ZIZ recently announced that Shaheen Chemical Holdings of the UAE will become a partner in the proposed TZ’ZIZ EDC & PVC project to be placed in Ruwais’ TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone. Shaheen will join existing partners Reliance Industries Ltd, ADNOC, and ADQ in the Abu Dhabi Chemical Derivatives Company RSC Ltd joint venture.

TA’ZIZ and Reliance Sign Shareholder Agreement for Ruwais Chemicals Project

Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (TA’ZIZ) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), have signed the formal Shareholder Agreement for the TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC project. Reliance is India’s largest diversified conglomerate and a strategic partner with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, in TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC, a world-scale chemicals development at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone in Ruwais. The TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC joint venture will construct and operate a Chlor-Alkali, Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) production facility, with a total investment of over $2 billion (AED 7.34 billion).

Masdar signs landmark agreements to develop 4 GW-capacity green hydrogen plants in Egypt by 2030

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and Hassan Allam Utilities, the investment and development arm of Hassan Allam Holding Group, announced today that they have signed two Memorandums of Understanding with leading Egyptian state-backed organizations to cooperate on the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean coast.

Helios Project in Saudia Arabia to start construction

A $5bn project to produce green hydrogen at Saudi Arabia’s futuristic Neom mega-development is expected to begin this month. When complete in 2026, the plant will be the world’s biggest producer of hydrogen from renewable sources.

Borouge Successfully Starts Up its Fifth Polyproplyene Unit in Ruwais, Boosting Annual Polyolefin Capacity to Meet Growing Global Demand

Borouge, a joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis that provides innovative, value creating polyolefin solutions, has announced the successful start-up of its new fifth polypropylene unit (PP5) in Ruwais. The new unit will contribute to boosting the UAE’s production of polypropylene to meet the growing global demand for manufactured products in the recyclable advanced packaging, infrastructure and other industrial sectors.

McDermott Awarded Mega EPCI Projects by QatarEnergy

McDermott International continues its winning streak in the Middle East with a mega offshore contract from QatarEnergy, a long standing key customer, to deliver engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects, with an option included to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides—representing one of the largest single contracts McDermott has been awarded in its company history.

Indonesia’s LINE Project Assigns EPC Duties

LOTTE Chemical recently announced that its subsidiary, PT LOTTE Chemical Indonesia that it will be assigning engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the company’s upcoming $3.95 billion dollar Lotte Chemical Indonesia New Ethylene (“LINE”) petrochemical project in Merak, Cilegon, Banten Province, Indonesia.

Doral Energy to build country's first green hydrogen project

Doral Energy to build country's first green hydrogen project

Pavilion Energy, QatarEnergy And Chevron Launch GHG Reporting Methodology For Delivered LNG Cargoes

Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte. Ltd., QatarEnergy and Chevron U.S.A. Inc today announced they have jointly published a quantification and reporting methodology to produce a statement of greenhouse gas emissions (SGE) for delivered LNG cargoes.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – 2021 In Numbers

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

An Unremarkable Year?

The year 2021 is unlikely to go down in history as a particularly memorable one for the world of liquefied natural gas.

ADNOC and RIL Partner on Ruwais Petrochemical Facility

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently announced that through its investment platform with ADQ named TA’ZIZ, it has signed an agreement with Reliance Industries Limited of India for a new world-scale chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Zone in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Reliance has stated that this facility will require an investment of $2 billion USD.

QatarEnergy announces long-term LNG supply agreement with China’s S&T International

QatarEnergy announced today that its LNG producing affiliate, Qatar Liquified Gas Company Limited (2), entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with S&T International Natural Gas Trading Company Limited (S&T) for the supply of one million tons per annum of LNG to China over a 15-year period starting in late 2022.

Borouge 4 plant adds Maire Tecnimont and Technip Energies for EPC duties

The upcoming Borouge 4 project in Ruwais has signed separate engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts with Maire Tecnimont of Italy and Technip Energies of France in early December 2021. The $6.2 billion dollar Borouge 4 expansion phase at the Ruwais polyolefins complex in Ruwais, UAE is currently due to be completed by 2025.

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