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Timor Sea gas development

Phillips Petroleum Company, parent of Darwin LNG Pty Ltd and other Australian affiliates, has signed an agreement that enables it and its co-venturers to move ahead with the gas development of the Bayu-Undan project in the Timor Sea.

Crane Flowseal HP butterfly valves

Eriks has again extended its range of ANSI valves with the Flowseal high-performance (HP) butterfly valve of Crane Process Flow Technologies. Among the materials used are stainless steel, Alloy 20, Monel and Hastelloy C.

N. Vietnam power plant

Construction works for the USD 121 million Na Duong thermo-electric power plant will start next month.

Cyclohexane boost

Saudi Chevron Phillips boosts Cyclohexane capacity Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLP has announced that Saudi Chevron Phillips Company (SCP) is expanding its cyclohexane capacity in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, by 200 million gallons to 95 million gallons to supply its existing customer base.

Snøhvit approved

The plan for development and operation of Statoil's Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea was approved on 7 March by the Norwegian Storting (parliament).

South African FPSO upgrade

Bluewater Energy Services BV has awarded a contract to SA Five Engineering (Pty) Ltd in South Africa for the upgrade of the FPSO Glas Dowr.

Corrosion in Ohio nuke plant

US nuclear regulators have scolded FirstEnergy Corp. for failing to recognise as early as 1999 that dirty air filters covered with rust and boric acid indicated a serious problem near the company's reactor in Ohio.

Zamzama gas field development

BHP Billiton has announced approval for the development of the Zamzama gas field in southern Pakistan.

Fertiliser complex for Turkmenistan

Gap Insaat of Turkmenistan, a subsidiary of Calik Holding of Istanbul, Turkey, has commissioned Krupp Uhde with the design and construction of a natural gas-based fertiliser complex comprising an ammonia plant and an urea plant.

Pro Metals relocates to larger facility

Pro Metals Inc., the distributor of alloy piping products, has announced its relocation to a new, larger facility in Houston, Texas, the company’s base of operations.