Middle East

Emerson Selected to Automate Largest Ethane Cracker in Middle East

Global software and engineering leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) will provide automation technologies, software and analytics for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex in Qatar as part of a consortium with Viasat Energy Services, a division of global communications company Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT). The $6 billion integrated polymers project, a joint venture between QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical, is currently under construction and scheduled to go online in late 2026.

TA’ZIZ and Proman Sign Shareholders’ Agreement to Develop UAE’s First Methanol Facility

bu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (TA’ZIZ) and PROMAN AG (Proman), one of the world’s leading producers of methanol, have signed a shareholders’ agreement to develop the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first world-scale methanol production facility at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.

QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical Make a $6 Billion FID for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex in Qatar

In early January 2023, QatarEnergy announced that it had made a Final Investment Decision alongside Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) to build the Ras Laffan Petrochemicals Complex in Qatar for $6 billion dollars. QatarEnergy stated that this is the largest petrochemical investment in Qatar that they have ever made.

Aramco, Sinopec and SABIC expand refining and petrochemical cooperation

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”), one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“Sinopec”) and SABIC, are exploring collaboration across refining and petrochemical projects in China and Saudi Arabia.

Aramco and TotalEnergies to build a giant petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) and TotalEnergies have taken the final investment decision for the construction of a world scale petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia. The “Amiral” complex will be owned, operated, and integrated with the existing SATORP refinery located in Jubail on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast. The investment decision is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.

SABIC to Study Oil-to-Chemicals Project in Ras Al-Khair

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, announced on Wednesday its intention to study the establishment of a complex to convert oil and liquids into petrochemicals in Ras Al-Khair in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

KIPIC Begins Initial Phase of Al Zour Refinery

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) has reportedly stated that the first phase of Al-Zour refinery has started commercial operations, according to state news agency KUNA.

Site Construction Underway at TA’ZIZ and Next Major Phase of Growth Launched

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ADQ, the majority shareholders in TA’ZIZ, launched, today, the next phase of growth at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, in Al Ruways Industrial City, which will more than double the number of chemicals produced at the industrial hub.

QatarEnergy Selects ConocoPhillips as a Partner in the NFS Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected ConocoPhillips as its third and final international partner in the North Field South (NFS) expansion project, which comprises two LNG mega trains with a combined capacity of 16 million tons per annum (MTPA).

Shell selected as partner in the North Field South LNG project

Shell has been selected to participate in the next wave of Qatar’s LNG expansions – the North Field South project (NFS). Shell will obtain a 9.375% participating interest in the 16 Mtpa NFS project – out of a total 25% interest available for international partners. QatarEnergy will hold the remaining 75%

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.