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2012-04-10 02:21:29

PASADENA, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract from Afipsky Refinery, located in the Krasnodarskij Region of Russia, to develop a basic engineering package for an amine regenerator unit, a sour water stripper and an expected 55 tons per day (TPD) sulfur recovery unit (SRU). All three units are part of a refinery extension project which includes a hydrotreater unit and a visbreaker unit. Officials did...

2009-09-16 05:30:00

New configuration lowers capital and operating costs for HTL heavy-oil projects HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dr. Michael A. Silverman, Executive Vice President, Technology, of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ: IVAN), today announced a major technical breakthrough in the ongoing enhancement of the company's proprietary HTL (Heavy-to-Light) technology. The breakthrough was achieved through a new process configuration developed by Ivanhoe Energy's in-house technical...

2009-06-11 02:01:00

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV VANCOUVER, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. ("SONIC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce today that Roger Lott has agreed to serve as a heavy oil Advisor to Sonic. Mr. Lott has a very extensive background relevant to the PetroSonic heavy oil upgrading process. He spent 20 years at Alberta Research Council (ARC) specializing in heavy oil upgrading and managing development programs. His work resulted in the development of...

2008-10-29 09:00:29

VANCOUVER, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. ("SONIC" or "the Company") today confirmed that it has completed its test program of a number of heavy oils and has confirmed that the PetroSonic upgrading process is able to consistently achieve the target improvements in API. For Canadian bitumen samples this represents an upgrade from nominally 10 degrees API to...

2008-10-29 09:00:29

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio, Texas) has selected an engineer to perform preliminary design services for a low-sulfur diesel project at the Paulsboro, New Jersey, refinery. Valero plans to upgrade a 45,000-barrel-per-day diesel hydrotreater unit that produces heating oil and diesel. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at...

2008-09-12 09:00:46

Lukoil, an integrated oil and gas company, has commissioned a tar visbreaking unit at the Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez refinery. Rated capacity of the unit is 2.4 million tons of raw materials per annum and the company has invested RUB2.35 billion in the new facility. The tar visbreaking unit considerably improves efficiency of the refinery, that is, the residual fuel oil output is reduced by 930 thousand tons per annum, while the vacuum gas oil output is increased by 860 thousand tons...

2008-06-16 09:01:05

Independent Swiss oil refiner Petroplus Holdings has announced that it continues to maintain limited processing capabilities at its BRC refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, following the fire that occurred on June 9, 2008. Assessments are continuing to determine the extent of the damage on the visbreaker unit. The refinery is currently running unaffected units which include the naphtha and distillate hydrotreaters, the catalytic reformer, the isomerization unit and the liquefied petroleum gas...