ExxonMobil’s new plant in Singapore

The Singapore Refinery spans two operating sites: Jurong on the mainland and Pulau Ayer Chawan (PAC) on Jurong Island. Pipelines connect the two sites to enable seamless operations and effective molecule management. This integrated refinery has a combined nameplate capacity of about 592,000 barrels per day, producing fuels, lubricant basestock and chemical feedstock for its customers and sister plants each day. According to http://www.downstreamtoday.com/news/article.aspx?a_id=49142, Exxonmobil is expanding their operations in Jurong to produce synthetic lubricants. This expansion will help meet the needs of the population…

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Why is the oil spill cleanup in North Dakota taking so long?

Perhaps the largest onshore oil spill that happened 2 years ago was the pipeline which runs from Tioga to Columbus near the Canadian border. The spill spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil, covering 7.3 acres of land. (If you can imagine 7 football fields put together!).  “The Cleanup of a massive 2013 oil spill in northwestern North Dakota is being hampered by a lack of natural gas needed to power special equipment that cooks hydrocarbons from crude-soaked soil” This statement seems ironic as there…

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New technology introduces walking rigs

This is something I have never heard of and when I saw it I knew I had to blog about it. Have you ever heard of walking rigs? According to http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/140379/Walking_Oil_Rigs_Spur_Cheaper_Quicker_Drilling_in_Supply_Glut, rigs are now being manufactured that they can walk themselves to the next nearest well on their very own. How will this new technology be more efficient? Well, in the past a rig would have had to be dismantled and then moved to its next spot and rebuilt again to start drilling. The downside…

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