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2020-04-08
Focus on Improved Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction to Power Sales of He...
Focus on Improved Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction to Power Sales of Heat Exchangers in North America and Europe

Replacement demand and energy sector investments forecast to fuel the long-term growth of the market, finds Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis of the North American and European heat exchanger markets predicts that they will record a CAGR of 3.4% and 3.2%, respectively, from 2020 to 2025, with revenues reaching $4.7 billion for North America and $5.02 billion for Europe.

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2020-04-07
McDermott announces first gas on ONGC offshore project
McDermott announces first gas on ONGC offshore project

McDermott International announced that early first gas has been achieved on India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) 98/2 Block in the Krishna Godavari Basin, offshore India. Awarded in October 2018, the largest subsea project in India brings together leading subsea equipment and services to provide ONGC with end-to-end project delivery.

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2020-04-07
Woodside gets green light for Scarborough project
Woodside gets green light for Scarborough project

Woodside announced that it achieved an important regulatory milestone for its Scarborough gas development offshore Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has advised of its acceptance of the Scarborough Offshore Project Proposal (OPP), following its assessment of the potential environmental impacts over the life of the project.

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2020-04-07
What will COVID-19 mean for LNG?
What will COVID-19 mean for LNG?

By: Alex Dewar, Juan Vázquez, and Lluís Bori, Boston Consulting Group Already grappling with a supply glut in liquefied natural gas (LNG), global gas companies face fresh challenges due to two seismic events: the COVID-19 pandemic and the global oil price shocks.

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2020-04-07
Woodside joins Japanese consortium to look at exporting hydrogen
Woodside joins Japanese consortium to look at exporting hydrogen

Australia’s Woodside has signed an agreement with Japanese companies JERA Inc, Marubeni Corporation and IHI Corporation to undertake a joint study examining the large-scale export of hydrogen as ammonia for use decarbonising coal-fired power generation in Japan.

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2020-04-03
Venture Global LNG Announces Successful String Test of Calcasieu Pass Liquefaction Equi...
Venture Global LNG Announces Successful String Test of Calcasieu Pass Liquefaction Equipment

Venture Global LNG, Inc. have announced the successful string test of the first Venture Global Calcasieu Pass mixed refrigerant compression system at Baker Hughes' testing facility in Massa, Italy. The string test proves the engineering, functionality and performance of the Calcasieu Pass process system a mere seven months after the project's final investment decision (FID) – a major achievement and step-change for the industry.

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2020-03-31
Protium & Hyzon Motors commit to developing and supporting the deployment of fuel c...
Protium & Hyzon Motors commit to developing and supporting the deployment of fuel cell mobility solutions across the UK

On this day Hyzon and Protium commit to working together to originate, develop and support the deployment of fuel cell mobility solutions across the UK, to support a cleaner and greener transportation sector using the experience of Hyzon from the USA. The partnership is a nonexclusive relationship, but one built on mutual trust and respect for the expertise that both parties bring to the sector, united by a joint recognition of the value hydrogen can play in the future of mobility.

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2020-03-31
DNV GL delivers a minimum purity standard for the future use of hydrogen in UK homes an...
DNV GL delivers a minimum purity standard for the future use of hydrogen in UK homes and businesses

London, UK – 31 March 2020: A partnership, led by DNV GL, has investigated minimum purity levels in a study to examine the feasibility of hydrogen being used as a low carbon and safe energy source in the existing UK distribution network. The UK consumed more than 7.6 billion cubic feet of gas in 2018, with 22 million homes connected to the nation’s gas grid. As the British government works towards a target of net-zero carbon emissions in 2050, it is increasing investment to better understand the potential effect of lower-carbon gases on the country’s gas infrastructure.

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2020-03-31
Sound Energy gets Morocco gas facilities approval
Sound Energy gets Morocco gas facilities approval

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, said Moroccan authorities have given an approval for a gas treatment and compression complex, including liquefaction facilities. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval from Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environmental is connected to the Tendrara gas export pipeline plans. Last month, Sound Energy announced plans plan to pursue the first phase of TE-5 Horst development at the Tendrara production concession via a micro liquified natural gas (LNG) production plant.

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2020-03-31
McDermott wins technology contract in Southeast Asia
McDermott wins technology contract in Southeast Asia

McDermott International announced that Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), McDermott's joint venture with Chevron, has been awarded a contract in Southeast Asia. The contract was awarded by a Southeast Asian refiner for the license, engineering and supply of proprietary catalyst and equipment for its Lubricant Base Oil Group II Project to be built in Southeast Asia.

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2020-03-30
Canadian LNG: the road to success
Canadian LNG: the road to success

Figure 1. Pacific Oil & Gas Montney production by hydrocarbon type and proposed Woodfibre LNG output (million ft3/d). Source: Rystad Energy UCube.

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2020-03-24
Investing in LNG Fuelled Tanker Vessels
Investing in LNG Fuelled Tanker Vessels

Effective January 1st 2020, IMO regulation forced shipowners and operators to take measures to reduce Sulphur content of their fleets’ exhaust gases to a mandated 0.5% globally. The entire shipping industry has been working in recent years to identify, evaluate and propose realistic solutions for compliance with the regulation.

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2020-03-23
A New Direction for Canada’s Arctic Gas
A New Direction for Canada’s Arctic Gas

Observers that know nothing else about Canada’s North have heard the story of the Mackenzie Gas Project — a historic pipeline project that would have flowed natural gas from the Northwest Territories’ Mackenzie Delta into the national pipeline network in Alberta had the shale boom not blown the bottom out of the North American market.

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2020-03-19
Embrace Industry 4.0: Uncover substantial opportunities with AI-based, real-time produ...
Embrace Industry 4.0: Uncover substantial opportunities with AI-based, real-time production optimization across hydrocarbon value chains

Understanding, leveraging and applying Industry 4.0 principles to oil and gas facilities is important to an organization’s performance, resiliency and adaptiveness.  In today’s volatile environment, managing production infrastructure and supply chains in an adaptable and secure manner is crucial to remain competitive and deliver business value.

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2020-03-19
Smarter LNG: More efficiently matching supply to demand with the digital twin
Smarter LNG: More efficiently matching supply to demand with the digital twin

LNG business models are changing. Unlike many vertically integrated African and Asian LNG projects, North American LNG projects have a lot more variability in their market structures and are also associated with significantly smaller upstream components.

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2020-03-18
Five Things That Have Changed for Natural Gas in the Northwest Territories
Five Things That Have Changed for Natural Gas in the Northwest Territories

As Canada’s Northwest Territories once again returns to the table in discussions about natural gas, there may be those who think they already know the story. The territory, after all, has tried to get its resources to market before.  So what’s different this time? We’ve compiled five key factors that have changed the circumstances in a big way. 1. Destination: Asia

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