Engineering and Construction

How project teams can use mega-project models for smaller scale projects

Jul 9, 2019

The same proven methodology and best practices used for mega-projects in the billion-dollar range can and should be applied as key learnings to the smaller scale projects closer to the $5-50 million range. Those projects have a greater success rate as well...

Canadian petrochemical incentives to continue under new leadership

Jul 9, 2019

The potential Chevron Phillips-Nova acquisition comes as Canada’s petrochemicals industry is rebounding, brought on by cheap natural gas and government incentives which are expected to continue even under the new political leadership.

$30m grant awarded for Ohio cracker, US oil production to outperform demand, Downstream's Golden Age

Jul 8, 2019

Our pick of the downstream industry news you need to know.

Chevron eyes more downstream growth

Jun 25, 2019

The U.S. Gulf Coast and the downstream sector will figure prominently in Chevron’s current portfolio and future growth opportunities, Mike Coyle, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing said.

Northeast petchem development gets a boost with PTTGC announcement

Jun 25, 2019

Northeast petrochemical development got another step closer to reality when EPC giant Bechtel announced that Thailand's PTT Global Chemical has awarded it a contract to build an ethane cracker in Belmont County, Ohio, in the heart of the Utica Shale.

Downstream ’19: Industry mulls weight of supply chain, economic and trade issues

Jun 12, 2019

The downstream industry is starting its biggest conference at a time of continued worries about the supply chain and logistics, economic growth, trade tensions, technology breakthroughs and project management challenges.

Downstream '19: Free expo passes available on Day 2

Jun 12, 2019

Nearly 10,000 petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG professionals assembled at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, and more are expected on Wednesday for the world’s largest ever downstream event, the Downstream 2019...

Bentley Systems to offer free Advanced Work Packaging training at ‘Downstream 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Bentley Systems will deliver a free to attend “Advanced Work Packaging Training for Contractors” at 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Downstream 2019 Conference.

Western Canada’s methanol projects face FID challenges

May 28, 2019

Funding issues, a result of permitting costs, off-take arrangements and supply concerns, are preventing rapid investment decisions for natural gas-based methanol plants in Canada, an analyst told Petrochemical Update.