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Siemens Appoints Arja Talakar as CEO for its O&G Unit

Date : Apr 18, 2019

Global technology major Siemens has appointed Arja Talakar as the new chief executive officer for its oil and gas unit. He will be based in Houston, US, the global headquarters for its parent operating company, Siemens Gas and Power.

 

Talakar brings to this position extensive leadership experience. Prior to this, he was responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia, a market and area of the world very important to the oil and gas and power businesses.

 

Together with his team, Talakar has developed close ties and strategic partnerships with leading global oil and gas, energy and petro...

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IOC Gujarat Refinery to Set Up 1,400 MW Solar Power Unit By 2016

Date : Nov 24, 2015

As a measure to reduce its carbon footprint and increase in utilisation of renewable energy, Gujarat Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) has laid out a plan to set up 1,400 MW of solar power systems that will be commissioned...

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DP World’s Jebel Ali Port Receives World’s Largest Container Vessel

Date : Nov 24, 2015

Global marine terminals operator DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has received the world’s largest container vessel, the Magleby Maersk, which is on its maiden visit to the region.

 

The 18,270...

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Petronet Negotiates Major Gas Deal with Rasgas

Date : Nov 24, 2015

India's biggest gas importer Petronet LNG is close to renegotiating a major deal with its Qatari supplier Rasgas, lowering the cost of gas shipments and avoiding a $1.5 billion penalty fee for lifting less gas than agreed, two...

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GCC Petchem Earnings at $87.4bn in 2014

Date : Nov 23, 2015

The GCC petrochemicals industry produced 136.2mn tonnes as of 2014, earning $87.4bn in revenues, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). Abdullatif Ahmad al-Othman, governor and chairman, board of...

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Aramco Expands Global Fuel Research Program

Date : Nov 23, 2015

The Aramco Research Center-Detroit was inaugurated recently as one of three US-based research and development (R&D) centers aimed at expanding the global research capabilities of Saudi Aramco, the leading global integrated energy and chemicals...

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Cairn May Get 10Year Extension for Oil Exploration Contract

Date : Nov 23, 2015

The government may provide a 10-year extension to Vedanta Group firm Cairn India for its oil exploration contract in Rajasthan that is set to expire in 2020, if the company agrees to increase the Centre’s...

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Mohammad-Hossein Adeli Again Picked as GECF Secretary-General

Date : Nov 23, 2015

Mohammad-Hossein Adeli has re-elected as the forum’s Secretary General for a second two-year term in 17th Ordinary ministerial meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Tehran.

 

Adeli is an...

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Kuwait Likely to Name New Oil Minister Soon

Date : Nov 23, 2015

Kuwait is likely to name a new oil minister soon in a limited energy reshuffle of the Gulf Opec member, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

 

Sources said that current oil minister Ali Al-Omair,...

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Reliance Group to Develop 6000 MW Solar Power Park in Rajasthan

Date : Nov 20, 2015

Mr Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group will develop a 6,000 megawatt Solar Power Park in Rajasthan, a plan that has potential to attract an investment of Rs 60,000 crore.

 

“The Reliance Group has signed an...

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Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop Unit Commissioned at MPMKVVL

Date : Nov 20, 2015

With an aim to tap non-conventional energy sources in a major way, a grid-connected solar roof top unit was commissioned at a building in Nishta Parisar which is an office of the Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Limited...

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EGA Starts Production at $3.3bn Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery

Date : Apr 18, 2019

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced the start-up of its $3.3-billion Al Taweelah alumina refinery, a strategic growth project that expands the industrial giant’s business upstream in the aluminium value chain.   The facility, located in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, is the first alumina refinery in the UAE and its start-up marks the beginning of alumina refining as a new industrial activity in the country, said a statement from EGA.   Alumina is the feedstock for aluminium smelters and is refined from bauxite ore. But currently the UAE imports all the alumina it needs for the country.   Once full ramp-up is a...

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Indian Refiners Turn to OPEC, Mexico, US to Make Up Iran Oil Gap

Date : Apr 18, 2019

Indian refiners are increasing their planned purchases from OPEC nations, Mexico and the United States to make up for any loss of Iranian oil if the US enforces sanctions more harshly from next month, sources and company officials...

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SECI's 1,200 MW Wind Energy Sale Gets Tepid Response

Date : Apr 18, 2019

Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 1,200 MW wind auction on Monday saw a surprisingly lukewarm response from developers, with techno-commercial bids of only 600 MW received. SECI confirmed the...

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Ajay Dixit Takes Over as Cairn Oil & Gas CEO

Date : Apr 17, 2019

Cairn Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of Vedanta Ltd, has appointed Ajay Dixit as its chief executive officer. Ajay Dixit succeeds Sudhir Mathur, who quit earlier this month. Dixit served as the acting CEO of Vedanta’s aluminum and...

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Foundation Stone Laid for Greenam Energy’s Floating Solar Power Plant

Date : Apr 17, 2019

Singapore-based AM International Holdings laid the foundation stone for Greenam Energy’s first floating solar power plant at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu on 15 April 2019.

 

Greenam Energy is the wholly-owned...

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Oman Inaugurates Sohar Refinery Improvement Project

Date : Apr 17, 2019

The Oman Oil and Orpic Group officially inaugurated one of its strategic growth projects – the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) – under the auspices of Dr Mohammed bin Hamed Al Rumhi, minister of oil and gas,...

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Saudi-Gulf Gas Pipeline Studies to Commence Within Weeks – Falih

Date : Apr 17, 2019

Saudi Arabia will begin technical feasibility studies for a natural gas pipeline linking the country to the wider Gulf Cooperation Council "in a number of weeks," said Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih, on the sidelines...

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Adnoc Signs $300mn Pipeline Infrastructure Investment Deal

Date : Apr 17, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said it has entered into a Dh1.1-billion ($300 million) follow-on pipeline infrastructure investment agreement with the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund...

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Saudi Eyes Up to 25% in RIL Refining & Petrochemical Business

Date : Apr 17, 2019

In what is shaping up into a mega-deal between two corporate behemoths, Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company in history, is learned to be in “serious discussions” to acquire up to 25% in the refining and...

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Dana Gas Doubles Sales in Iraqi Kurdistan

Date : Apr 16, 2019

Sharjah-based Dana Gas has announced that during Q1 2019, Pearl Petroleum has received $112 million (AED 411mm) from the sale of condensate, LPG, and gas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

 

Dana Gas is a...

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