Meet our awards finalists: Downstream Project of the Year
As the 9th edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is set to celebrate the industry on September 12, we look at this year's category finalists for Downstream Project of the Year.
This year presented a very competitive class of nominees, and three finalists have made it through the rigorous selection process for Oil & Gas Downstream Project of the Year 2018.
ADNOC Sour Gas Project (Shah Plant) – ADNOC Sour Gas
ADNOC Sour Gas extracts and processes sour gas from the Shah Gas field, which is located 180 kilometres from Abu Dhabi. Through the Shah Gas Processing Plant, ADNOC Sour Gas produces 3.5 million tons of sulfur per year, an astounding 5% of total global production. It also supplies approximately 10% of the UAE’s natural gas and boasts a 130 kilometre long sales gas pipeline.
Duqm Refinery Project – Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company
Oman-based Duqm Refinery is the product of a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International. Upon completion, it will have a processing capacity of 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Its main products will be diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and LPG and the refinery will have hydrocracking, hydro-treating and delayed coking units, along with sulphur recovery, hydrogen generation and merox treating units.
Muscat-Sohar Products Pipeline and Al Jifnain Terminal Project – Orpic
The Muscat-Sohar Products Pipeline is a sprawling 280 kilometre pipeline to connect Orpic’s Mina Al Fahal and Suhar refineries to a distribution and storage facility at Jifnain. It will also connect the refineries to a storage facility at Muscat International Airport, directly supplying it with aviation fuel. This reduces the need for fuel-tank truck journeys, increasing efficiency and lowering costs.
Last year, The Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between petrochemicals giants Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, won this award for the second consecutive year. The Sadara Project, dubbed "the largest in the world" by the award judging panel, won because of its size and potential.
"This proves that Sadara is a game-changer. [It] is a huge project and it comes with its complexities," said Faisal Algurouni, vice president of human resources and industrial relations at Sadara Chemical Company.
Awards will be given on September 12, 2018 at Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House in Dubai. In the meantime, the jury panel will deliberate and decide a winner from each category. The jury panel: Luciano Poli, president, India, Middle East and North Africa, Dow; Vivek Chandra, CEO and founder, Texas LNG; Nicholas Kjaer, general manager, Middle East, Churchill Drilling Tools; Ben Oudman, regional manager, DNV GL, oil and gas, Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa; and Annabel Green, chief technology officer, Tendeka.
The sponsors of this year’s Awards are Petrofac (gold sponsor), Orpic (silver sponsor), Proserv, Restrata and Alsuwaiket & Albusaies.
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