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Oil Refineries

Cost-effective workforce housing supports oil refinery shutdown

     8th September 2017 Prefabricated buildings manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings helped to facilitate a smooth turnaround process during a three-month shutdown at one of Southern Africa’s largest crude oil refineries this year, through the supply of modular housing for critical staff. 

High-quality weld preparation for oil and gas industry

     8th September 2017 Orbital cutting and bevelling machines for high-purity piping from international weld preparation products supplier EH Wachs are now available in South Africa from industrial equipment supplier Dowson & Dobson Industrial, a division of Actum Industrial, to serve the unique needs of the oil and... 

High-quality weld  preparation for oil  and gas industry
SAFETY AND PRECISION The cold cutting process eliminates the risks associated with torch cutting and produces a stronger weld joint

Infrastructure expansion will boost oil rig traffic

     8th September 2017 South African ports are projected to receive an injection of almost R44.4-billion over the coming five years from State-owned logistics operator Transnet, which will increase the number of oil rigs docking for maintenance and repairs in South Africa, says defence and security solutions supplier... 

Infrastructure expansion  will boost oil rig traffic
Photo by Bloomberg
INCREASED CAPABILITY Expansions of South Africa’s port infrastructure will increase the number of oil rigs docking for maintenance and repairs in the country

Mobile units ensure flexible fire protection at oil refineries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th September 2017 Fire protection equipment supplier DoseTech commissioned a second firefighting trailer-mounted (FTM) unit for a South Africa-based crude oil storage depot last month, providing a highly portable and flexible solution to complement the depot’s existing large-scale foam and water cannon system. 

Mobile units ensure flexible fire protection at oil refineries
SAFETY MADE EASY DoseTech has seen eager demand from South African oil refineries for its mobile fire-protection equipment

Retractable spray injectors important cost savers

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th September 2017 Retractable spray injectors not only increase the ease and safety of performing inspection and maintenance activities at oil refineries but can also potentially reduce operational downtime and contribute to significant cost savings, says spraying systems provider Monitor Engineering MD Grant... 

Retractable spray injectors important  cost savers
KEY COOLING Spray injectors inject liquids or gases into process streams, providing critical cooling, mixing, quenching, washing, humidifying, gas cooling or chemical reactions

Thermal spray coatings provide protection for refineries

     8th September 2017 Thermal spray coatings can produce significant cost savings for refineries by reducing the amount of piping maintenance required to guard against the consequences of corrosion under insulation (CUI), says wear solutions provider Weartech director Adam Wintle.  

Thermal spray  coatings provide  protection for refineries
PROTECTIVE LAYER Coatings produced with thermal spraying are formed when millions of particles are deposited on top of each other and are bonded to the substrate

Well-managed upgrades essential at African refineries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th September 2017 With demand for cleaner fuel products driving refinery upgrades in Africa, turnaround planning must be carefully managed to eliminate the risks of costly overruns and production losses, which can threaten the economic viability of the projects, says project management consultancy Turner &... 

Well-managed upgrades essential  at African refineries
Photo by Bloomberg
KEEPING UP Refineries are under pressure to become more environment-friendly in respect of their direct impact on the environment and the impact of the fuels they produce

Importing refined fuels quicker and more financially viable for Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th September 2017 Rather than focusing time and finances on establishing new oil refineries, African countries should enhance their focus on a niche market strength that will enable them to become competitive in a global market, accepting that the import and storage of refined fuels is a quicker and more... 

Importing refined fuels quicker and more financially viable for Africa
RODRICK NAIDOO Countries that have their own crude resources and established mega-refineries could never be outpriced by a South African refinery

Strategic planning ensures successful turnaround on refinery upgrades

     8th September 2017 Creative thinking and sound preparation enabled engineering firm MegChem to assist oil company Chevron with large-scale upgrades at its Cape Town refinery in a turnaround period of ten weeks, says MegChem director Louis Odendaal 

Strategic planning ensures successful turnaround on  refinery upgrades
TEAM EFFORT The combined Chevron and MegChem teams worked together closely to complete the upgrades

Edible-oil refinery gives grape seed industry a boost

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th September 2017 Engineering firm First Ocean completed the commissioning of a small-scale edible oil refinery on time and within the budget, adding value to the local grape seed industry in Somerset West, in the Western Cape. 

Edible-oil refinery gives grape seed industry a boost
Photo by Bloomberg
ENHANCING LOCAL INDUSTRY The new refinery will contribution to the economic growth of Somerset West by further enhancing the well-established grape industry in the region

Newest firefighting technology delivered to South Africa

By: Nadine James     2nd September 2016 Fire protection technology provider DoseTech is promoting the concept of firefighting trailer-mounted (FTM) units to the sub-Saharan Africa oil industry, and has concluded the delivery of the first system to the South African market. Further, the company is in discussions with a South African... 

Newest firefighting technology  delivered to South Africa
GERMAN ENGINEERING The FTM units are manufactured by DoseTech partner and German fire-safety product manufacturer FireDos

Industry challenges blunt investment in oil and gas sector

     2nd September 2016 Demand for oil and gas from markets in Africa remains high but low crude prices combined with poor physical infrastructure, inadequate logistical solutions and onerous government regulations have blunted investment in oil and gas field development, says independent oil and gas company SacOil... 

Industry challenges blunt investment in oil and gas sector
THABO KGOGO 57% of Africa’s export earnings are derived from hydrocarbons

Company science and engineering programme celebrates graduates

     2nd September 2016 More than 100 science and engineering university graduates and participants in petrochemicals and chemicals company Sasol’s education programmes were recognised on July 7 for successfully completing their respective degree courses from undergraduate to doctorate level. The graduates had... 

Company science and engineering programme celebrates graduates
Photo by Duane Daws
SASOLBURG PLANT The Sasol Inzalo Foundation has enabled 105 black, and predominantly female students to graduate in the past year

Ghana oil refinery showing signs of profitability

     2nd September 2016 Recent reports demonstrate that Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) – Ghana’s only oil refinery –  has begun showing signs of profitability after seven years of stagnation. The refinery posted a profit of $800 000 from its operations from February 16 to April 20, a development described by market... 

Ghana oil  refinery showing signs of profitability
REFINERY IS FINE AGAIN The Ghanaian refinery has recovered from its seven year stagnation and is showing progress

Egyptian petrochemicals complex expected 2021

     2nd September 2016 Egyptian petrochemicals company Carbon Holding's proposed Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex is to be located within the Ain Sokhna industrial zone, near the Gulf of Suez. Major contracts for the project have been awarded, with the construction work expected to start later this year and commissioning... 

Egyptian petrochemicals complex expected 2021
SUNRISE INDUSTRY While the oil industry in other parts of the globe is stagnating the World Bank believes there is still potential in Africa's oil industry

Nigeria, Spain to strengthen bilateral trade relationship

     2nd September 2016 Nigeria and Spain, last month expressed their readiness to strengthen their bilateral trade relationship for mutual benefit across the spectrum in the oil and gas industry. State-owned oil development corporation Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) group MD Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru... 

Nigeria, Spain to strengthen bilateral trade relationship
OIL ON TAP Two Nigerian refineries and a pipeline were brought back online to address the country's petrol shortage

Phase 1 of refinery expansion project to be completed this year

     2nd September 2016 The Cameroonian government is planning to complete the first phase of the expansion and modernisation works at national refinery company Sonara’s refinery later this year, which will lead to an increase in production. According to local media, the refinery – the only one in the country – has been... 

Phase 1 of refinery expansion project to be completed this year
DOGGED DEVELOPMENT The Sonara refinery has been in the process of expanding and modernising its equipment since 2013

RFO consumption expected to decline significantly by 2020

     2nd September 2016 US energy research agency Energy Information Administration (EIA) in May released a report that commented that residual fuel oil (RFO) consumption is expected to decline significantly within the next four years. RFO is one of several residuals that remain after lighter materials, including... 

Opportunities for bitumen producers increased in Africa

     2nd September 2016 With there being various commitments to improve infrastructure made by African countries, bitumen producers will be assured of significant work in future, says oil industry company Royal Dutch Shell. According to figures stated in the Roads and Highways overview compiled by international... 

Opportunities for bitumen producers increased in Africa
SAPREF The 10/20 bitumen is available for direct pick-up at the Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries in Durban

Supplier development programme launched for black businesses

     2nd September 2016 Oil refining company Chevron Corporation’s local subsidiary Chevron South Africa (SA) –  which markets its fuel under the Caltex brand – last month announced a new enterprise and supplier development (E&SD) programme aimed at improving access to its value chain for black-owned businesses.  The... 

Supplier development programme launched for black businesses
CHEVRON OIL REFINERY The refinery produces petrol, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas and other specialty products for South Africa

Combining operations for competitive edge

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 Oil refining and marketing company Neste announced its decision to invest about €60-million in the Naantali production line last month. The investment pertains to the programme that was announced in October 2014, through which Neste will develop the refineries in Porvoo, on the southern coast of... 

Combining  operations for competitive edge
COMPANY COMBINES OPERATIONS Oil refining and marketing company Neste announced its decision to invest about €60-million in the Naantali production line last month

Chevron refinery completes planned maintenance and inspections

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 Comprising a network of Caltex service stations and a refinery, as well as a sizeable supply and trading organisation, Chevron South Africa  recently restarted production at its Milnerton-based refinery, in Cape Town, shortly after one if its most significant and successfully planned maintenance... 

Chevron refinery completes planned maintenance and inspections
MAINTENANCE INSPECTION COMPLETED Chevron South Africa recently restarted production at its Milnerton-based refinery, in Cape Town

Global expertise leveraged to service the liquid fuels and petrochemicals industries

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 Having seen business potential in the refining and manufacture of liquid fuels and chemicals, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS)  business development and sales GM Vishal Harichund tells Engineering News that TKIS South Africa (SA) can draw on the technology and expertise provided by the... 

Global expertise  leveraged to service  the liquid fuels and  petrochemicals industries
THYSSENKRUPP, WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa can draw on the technology and expertise provided by the global TKIS organisation’s specialist divisions

Oil refinery’s planned maintenance completed

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 South Africa’s second-largest oil refinery, Engen Refinery (Enref), in Durban, South Africa has undergone a planned maintenance outage that was completed last month. The outage started on July 9 and, on August 8, Enref’s mainstream units were fully online, while the remaining units underwent a... 

Oil refinery’s planned maintenance completed

Joint agreement finalised to modernise Assiut refinery in Egypt

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 Engineering and construction project managers for the energy industry Technip Italy announced, in July, the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the modernisation project of the Assiut refinery located in... 

Joint agreement finalised to modernise Assiut refinery in Egypt

Oil and gas company responds to industry and market demands

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total presented its French refining roadmap to employee representatives in April this year. The plan is designed to provide each Total refining site in France the means to resist the volatile business environment and perform profitably. Total... 

Oil and gas company  responds to industry  and market demands

Water treatment specialist services global oil refineries

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 International water-treatment solutions specialist Degrémont, a subsidiary of France-based utility company Suez Environment, is committed to supplying sustainable, efficient and cost-effective water management services to the oil refinery and petrochemicals industry. The company supplies robust... 

Water treatment specialist services global oil refineries

Uganda’s $2.5bn crude oil refinery to start commercial production in 2018

     4th September 2015 Uganda’s $2.5-billion crude oil refinery, currently being constructed by a consortium led by Russia’s raw materials and infrastructure development company RT Global Resources, will start commercial production in 2018. The consortium was chosen by Uganda’s government in February to build and... 

Uganda’s $2.5bn crude oil refinery to start commercial production in 2018

Oil and gas expo aims to discuss and mitigate industry challenges

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 International and African key decision-makers in the oil and gas industry have confirmed their attendance at the yearly Africa Oil & Gas Expo 2015, which will take place on September 8 and 9 at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg. They will discuss the latest developments and... 

Oil and gas expo aims to discuss and mitigate  industry challenges

AGM discusses the rising energy demand of a growing continent

     4th September 2015 Stakeholders in the African downstream oil industry met at the Westin Grand Hotel, in Cape Town, in March as part of African Refiners Association (ARA) week to discuss how to invigorate investment in the refining and distribution sectors of all African countries, from the Mediterranean to the... 

AGM discusses the rising energy demand of a  growing continent

Technology provider to supply Malaysian refinery project

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has selected international provider of advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services Axens as a technology provider for Petronas’s Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) project in... 

Technology provider to supply Malaysian refinery project
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES Petronas has selected Axens as a technology provider for its Rapid project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia

Company delivers oil refinery control systems

     4th September 2015 Japanese electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa China has received an order from Chinese oil and gas company PetroChina Yunnan Petrochemical to deliver control systems for an oil refinery that is being built in China’s Yunnan province. The first stage of the project includes... 

Construction project aims to expand crude oil throughput

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th September 2015 International professional technical service providers Jacobs Engineering Group announced last month that it was selected by multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil to perform engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its crude flexibility engineering and... 

Company announces services contract for Russian oil refinery unit

     4th September 2015 Engineering contractors Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced in June that its main subsidiary, Tecnimont S.p.A., in cooperation with Russian partners, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract by Russian oil producer, JSC Gazprom Neft, for the... 

Company announces  services contract for Russian oil refinery unit

Kentz (member of the SNC-Lavalin group)

     4th September 2015 With offices in over 50 countries and a staff complement of about 40 000, Montreal-based global engineering firm SNC-Lavalin provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services to clients in a variety of industrial... 

Kentz (member of the SNC-Lavalin group)

Conference highlights oil and gas industry

     5th September 2014 A weeklong conference, aimed at uniting and networking between major role-players in the global oil industry, will run from November 3 to 7 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

Conference highlights oil and gas industry
Photo by Bloomberg
HIGHLIGHTING OIL INDUSTRY Africa Oil Week will feature recent industry trends and critical issues

SA oil below par on international scale

By: Dylan Slater     5th September 2014 The quality of all grades of oil produced and refined in South Africa is subpar in terms of international standards and industry best practices, according to Kyalami-based wear control company Filter Focus. 

SA oil below par on international scale
APPROPRIATE FILTRATION The local oil industry needs to employ filters for holding-tank breather pipes

New facility increases manufacturing capacity

     5th September 2014 US-based oil refiner Chevron Corporation started commercial production of premium base oils from a newly constructed manufacturing facility at the company’s refinery in Pascagoula, near Mississippi, in July. 

New facility increases manufacturing capacity
Photo by Reuters
INCREASING CAPACITY The facility will help countries around the world meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements and higher performance standards for lubricants
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