Texas ethane cracker on track for 2017 startup, Mexichem says

Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem) remain on schedule to commission their 50-50 joint venture Ingleside Ethylene LLC’s 1.2 billion-lb/year (550,000-tonne/year) ethane cracker at Ingleside, Tex., in early 2017. Source: News

Eni progresses on Egypt appraisal drilling

Eni SPA has completed drilling its first appraisal well of the Zohr discovery on the Shorouk block offshore Egypt. The Zohr 2X well was drilled to 13,684 ft, encountering 1,614 ft of continuous hydrocarbon column in a carbonate sequence with 305 m of net pay. The well is 1.5 km southeast of Zohr 1X and […]

PGN advances Gaviao Branco development project

Fluor Corp., Construcap CCPS Engenharia e Comercio SA (Construcap), and their 50-50 Brazilian joint venture CFPS Engenharia e Projetos SA (CFPS) have completed work on Parnaiba Gas Natural’s (PGN) onshore project to enable development of Gaviao Branco natural gas field in Maranhao, Brazil. Source: News

Culpepper named president of Shell Oil

Bruce Culpepper has been named US country chair of Royal Dutch Shell and president of Shell Oil Co., succeeding Marvin Odum, who will leave the company at the end of March. Source: News

Medallion seeks to expand Permian crude system

Medallion Pipeline Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Medallion Midstream LLC, is holding a binding open season to solicit long-term commitments from shippers for firm transportation capacity on the fourth major expansion of its existing 370-mile crude oil pipeline system. Source: News

Stronger federal oversight of gas storage essential, US House panel told

Problems stopping a leak at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage facility near Los Angeles show stronger federal oversight is needed, two US House Democrats from the state told a US House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Source: News