Opinion: A year of transformation for the GCC chemical industry
Closer collaboration and strategic foreign partnerships will play a key role in securing the GCC chemical industry’s future, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun.
Expected to result in 100,000 jobs on completion, King Salman Energy Park in negotiations with more than 120 industrial investors
Targeting exploration, production, refining, petrochemicals, conventional power, and water production and treatment, King Salman Energy Park will leverage Saudi Aramco’s pivotal role as the world’s most reliable energy supplier – and the world’s leading mega project manager.
Saudi Aramco will make $100bn investment in chemicals in the next 10 years, says Amin H Nasser at GPCA Annual Forum
Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin H Nasser told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence as its upstream, as the company undergoes substantial expansions in refining, marketing and lubes.
Editor's Comment: Water management in the downstream business
Proper management of the process water and wastewater is an important element in the successful operation of a downstream industry unit. The method of treatment of the wastewater depends on many factors – the quality of the crude oil, the process involved in treating the oil, the end applications of the by-products, etc.
Think global, act local: Duqm Refinery boosts ICV opportunities
Duqm Refinery organised an exhibition in Muscat for providing the Omani youth and SMEs first-hand insight on training and business opportunities, and how to apply for enrolling in these opportunities.
ADNOC hosts Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals Forum attended by over 800 ADIPEC delegates
ADNOC hosted a Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals Forum during the 2018 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), presenting details of its recently announced gas strategy and its plans to further develop its refining and petrochemicals resources and create new downstream growth opportunities.