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中近東の石油化学一覧       Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)

中東湾岸 素材産業の拠点に

 

サウジの石油化学

カタールの石油化学    

U.A.E(Abu Dhabi)の石油化学

Oman

Kuwaitの石油化学  

バーレーン Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (Bahrain)

Gulf Investment Corporation
(Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates)

イランの石油化学

イラク

エジプト

トルコ

イスラエル

シリア

リビア

アルジェリア

Petrochemicals in Russia/CIS

 


カタールの石油化学 

単位:千トン                             (Q-Chem II 〜 new JV) 契約

  QAPCO QATAR Vinyl Q-Chem
 (2002年)
 Q-Chem II
 (2007年)
Qatofin
(2007年)
new JV
(2007年)
New *
エチレン   525*→720      500         1,300  
LLDPE     360**
LDPE-3 300 
     450      450    
HDPE          350      
PP               700
SM               600
PS               220
αオレフィン          350      
Hexane-1         47        
苛性ソーダ          336          
EDC          198
    (輸出用)
         
VCM                279          
Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd.

National Qatar Industries

  National Qatar Industries and LG Chem sign deal to set up polyacetal resin plant in Qatar

* Qatar Intermediate Industries Holdings 70% Honam Petrochemical 30%

  * 720千tへの増設計画 → 日揮がエチレン設備を受注 

  ** Qapco Plans Third LDPE Unit
      Basell grants license to QAPCO for new 250 KT per year PE plant

2013/1  三菱化学、カタール石油公社およびシェルケミカルズ社へのオキソ製造技術ライセンス供与

           Al-Karaana Petrochemicals Project

2004/6   Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Statement of Intent
       for Ethane Cracker, Derivatives Complex

2004/7   State Of Qatar and ExxonMobil Announce Signing of Gas-To-Liquids Heads of Agreement

    2005/5 Qatar, ExxonMobil sign MOU for 1.6-mil mt/yr ethylene cracker → 1.3-mil(下記)

     2006/10 Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Heads of Agreement for Petrochemical Complex

     2010/1 Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Agreement for Petrochemical Complex in Ras Laffan

千代田化工建設 液化天然ガスプラントを受注

2006/3 Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign a Letter of Intent for the Development of a World-Scale Petrochemical Complex

Qatar Petroleum and PetroWorld of South Africa for Methanol Plant in Qatar

GSL 計画

Qatar's First Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant Inaugurated

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil to scrap gas-to-liquids plan

Qatar Petroleum and Shell jointly pursue international opportunities

S Korean Honam Petchem to build, invest in $2.6 bil Qatar plant

Qatar Petroleum International, Sinopec to build ethylene plant in China

Norsk Hydro sells its 29.7 % ownership interest in Qatar Vinyl to Qatar Petroleum

Petrochina, Shell and QPI planned petrochemical complex in Zhejiang

Qatar: QAPCO, Uhde Sign EPC Contract for Launching LDPE-3 Plant

Qatar Petroleum plans Hainan and Vietnam Petrochemical Project

出光・コスモ石油など4社参加のカタール・ラファン製油所 竣工

カタール、LNG 7,700万トン体制完成

Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign MoU to jointly develop major petrochemicals project in Qatar

 

QAPCO                      Atofina buys out Eni's 10%stake
                            政府、15%を民間に売却

Qatar Petroleum (2001/1改称)
 旧 Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC)  80%
Atofina                               10%    20%
Enichem of Italy
                        10%    →  0%

QATAR Vinyl   http://www.qatarvinyl.com/

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)      31.9%
Norsk Hydro
                          29.7% 0
Atofina
                              12.9%  + 31.9%*20%=19.29%
Qatar Petroleum Corporation
               25.5% + 29.7%

Q-Chem   complete ethylene, PE plants Sep 2002    Q-Chem Plant Inaugurated

Qatar PetroleumQGPC                 51%
Chevron Phillips Chemical
                 49%

Q-Chem II

Qatar PetroleumQGPC                 51%
Chevron Phillips Chemical
                 49%

Qatofin

Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha)   63%
Qatar PetroleumQGPC          1%
Atofina
                      36%     Total 48.6%(36%+63%*20%)

Ras Laffan Olefins Company (RLOC)

Q-Chem II                    53.31%
Qatofin                      45.69%   Atofina's share 45.69%*48.6%=22.2%
Qatar PetroleumQGPC          1%

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical

エチレン  160万トン
PE      65万トンx2
EG      70万トン

Al Sejeel Petrochemicals Complex   

 QAPCO holds an 80% share in the project while QP holds the remaining 20%.

The complex will produce 1.4MMTA of ethylene, 850,000 metric tonnes per annum (KMTA) of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), 430 KMTA of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), 760 KMTA of polypropylene, 83 KMTA of butadiene and py-gasoline.


Al Karaana Petrochemicals Complex

Qatar Petroleum (BP) holds an 80% share in the project, and Shell holds the remaining 20% share.

The complex, on its commissioning, will be capable of processing 1.1 million tonnes per year (mtpa) of ethylene, 170,000mtpa of propylene, 1.5mtpa of MEG, 300,000mtpa of LAO and 250,000mtpa of OXO.

Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign MoU to jointly develop major petrochemicals project in Qatar

    MEG   150万トン  OMEGA
    
other olefin derivatives

2013/12  Qatar Petroleum, Zeon and Mitsui sign MOU for Ras Laffan elastomer project   ブタジェン抽出、エラストマー


2003/4/16 Platts

Qatar to sell 15% in new state-owned holding company

Qatar plans to launch the sale of a 15% stake in a new state-run holding company grouping Qatar's petrochemical, MTBE, fertilizer and steel businesses to Qatari nationals in a public offering next month.


Platts 2002/9/17

Atofina buys out Eni's 10% stake in Qatar's Qapco

France's Atofina said Tuesday it finalized the purchase of Enichem's 10% share in Qatar Petrochemical Company on September 16. The deal raises Atofina's interest in Qapco to 20 %, making it the only remaining partner of the national oil company Qatar Petroleum which owns the other 80%. This deal allows Atofina to consolidate its direct involvement in two major projects to develop its petrochemicals operations in Qatar through the creation of Qatofin, a joint venture held by Atofina (36%), Qapco (63%) and Qatar Petroleum (1%), announced in June 2002. Atofina there raises to 22.2% its interest in the 1.3-mil mt/yr ethane cracker due for start-up in 2007 at Ras Laffan, in the north-east Qatar.

Atofina raises its share from 16,1% to 19.29 % in Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC), the chlorochemicals complex located in the industrial zone of Mesaieed which came on stream in the spring of 2001.


Platts--23Apr2002 

Qatar's Q-Chem to complete ethylene, PE plants Sep 2002

The complex will use ethane feedstock and have the capacity to produce 500,000mt of ethylene and 450,000mt of high density polyethylene yearly.

Q-Chem is a 51:49 joint venture between the Qatar General Petroleum Corp and Chevron Phillips.


2002/12/25 Chemnet Tokyo

カタールケミが大型エチレンプラントを完成

大手商社筋によると、カタールケミカル(Q-Chem)はこのほどMesaieed地区に年産50t能力のエチレンプラントを建設した。エタンを原料に1月中に本格操業を開始すると見られている。
 


2003/1/21 Qatar Petroleum

Q-Chem Plant Inaugurated by His Highness the Emir
  http://www.qp.com.qa/qp.nsf/0/6322a2237e181e3943256cb5002f5ab3?OpenDocument


The multi-billion Qatari Riyals project is a joint venture between QP (51%) and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (49%). Construction on the project started almost three years ago after His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Jassem Bin Hamad Al Thani laid the Foundation Stone December 21, 1999.


2002/6/13 Qatar Petroleum  

Qatar Petroleum Signs Three Agreements for Petrochemical Projects
   http://www.qp.com.qa/qp.nsf/0/fe5c6b6634919ebb43256bd70037bb95?OpenDocument

The first project, to be known as Q-Chem II includes QP (51%) and Chevron Phillips Chemical (49%) as shareholders. Q-Chem II will have new HDPE and Normal Alpha Olefins plants in Mesaieed adjacent to present Q-Chem plant.

The second project will be known as Qatofin with a shareholding profile showing QAPCO (63 %), Atofina (36 %) and QP (1 %). Qatofin will establish a world scale LLDPE plant in Mesaieed, adjacent to QAPCO facilities.

A third Project established between QP, Q-Chem II and Qatofin will include an ethane cracker and a 120 km. pipeline to transport the ethylene produced by the cracker project. The shareholding profile in this project is Q-Chem II (53.31%), Qatofin (45.69 %) and QP (1.00 %).

The ethane cracker will be one of the largest in the world and will be located in Ras Laffan Industrial City with a capacity of
1.3 MM MTA of ethylene, while the derivative plants will be located in Mesaieed within existing facilities of Q-Chem and QAPCO. The new Q-Chem II Normal Alpha Olefins and High Density Polyethylene plants will have a production capacity of 350,000 metric tons per year each. The new Qatofin LLDPE plant at QAPCO will produce 450,000 metric tons per annum of polyethylene

 


(2001/6/25 発表)最初の計画 

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Qatar Petroleum Announce Construction of Petroleum Plant in Qatar
  http://www.cpchem.com/news/pr/2001/0625.asp

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and Qatar Petroleum of Qatar have signed a joint venture agreement for the development of a world-scale petrochemical company in the State of Qatar, officials of both companies said today.

The project involves the development of an ethylene cracker with the capacity to produce up to 1.2 million metric tons per year, a polyethylene plant capable of producing more than 750,000 metric tons per year, associated utilities and offsite facilities.

 

This venture marks the second cooperation undertaken by the two companies in the State of Qatar. Qatar Chemical Company LTD (Q-Chem), joints venture between Qatar Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical, is currently constructing a 500,000-metric-ton-per-year ethylene plant, a 450,000-metric-ton-per-year polyethylene plant and a 47,000-metric-ton-per-year hexene-1 plant in Messaieed, Qatar. This plant is on schedule for a third quarter 2002 start-up.

Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, now known as Qatar Petroleum, was established in 1974 as a national corporation completely owned by the State of Qatar.


QAPCO  (homepageより)

Established in 1974, QAPCO is a unique and pioneering petrochemical venture
In line with the industrialization plan of the State of Qatar, QAPCO is a joint venture project initiated by Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) to utilize the ethane gas associated with petroleum production.

Established in 1974, with production beginning in 1980, QAPCO is a unique pioneering petrochemical venture in the Gulf Region, and the Middle East.

QAPCO is a multi-national joint venture between
Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) holding 80% , Elf Atochem of France (10%), and Enichem of Italy (10%) of the shares.

Producing
Ethylene, low density Polyethylene (LDPE) and solid Sulphur, QAPCOs Ethane feedstock requirement is met by QGPC. The company markets its products worldwide, with a substantial increase in the annual projected turnover, with the completion of planned expansion projects.

Ethylene Plant

Ethylene annual production capacity is 525,000 MT.

The expansion project being completed in 1996. The Ethylene annual production increased to 245,000 MT.

Polyethylene Plant

In 1997, LDPE plants operated without major defects. As production costs and quantity of raw materials, the production increased by 28,000 mt.

QAPCO today is the largest producer of LDPE in the Middle East with annual capacity of 360,000 metric tons (MT).

Production comes from two lines with annual capacity of 180,000 MT each using tubular and vessel reactor technology. Applications for LDPE include films, injection moulding, blow moulding, pipes, cables, coating, roto moulding and other different applications.

Sulphur

Annual capacity of pure prilled sulphur is 70,000 MT.


Chemical Week Mar 13, 2002

Qapco Plans Ethylene Capacity Hike at Mesaieed

Qatar Petrochemical Co (Qapco; Mesaieed, Qatar), a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum, Atofina, and EniChem, says it plans to hike ethylene capacity at Mesaieed from 525,000 m.t./year, to 720,000 m.t./year.

 


FujiSankei Business i. 2004/3/30           発表

日揮がエチレン設備を受注、カタール社から200億円で
http://www.business-i.jp/news/car/art-20040329215613-EOUNGRUDNK.nwc

 日揮は29日、カタールの石油化学大手、カタールペトロケミカルカンパニーからエチレン設備増設プロジェクトを受注したと発表した。受注金額は約200億円で、納期は2006年後半を予定している。

 受注したのは、カタールのメサイード地区にある年産52万5000トンの既設プラントのエチレン生産能力を同72万トンに引き上げる設備増強プロジェクト。日揮は設計、機材調達、建設工事を一括請け負う。

 


2004/03/30 日揮

カタールのエチレン増設プロジェクトを受注
 
http://www.jgc.co.jp/jp/01newsinfo/2004/release/20040330.html

 日揮株式会社(代表取締役会長兼CEO 重久吉弘、横浜本社 横浜市西区みなとみらい2-3-1)は、カタールペトロケミカルカンパニー社からエチレン増設プロジェクトを受注しましたのでお知らせします。詳細は、下記の通りです。

1. 顧客名 : カタールペトロケミカルカンパニー社(QAPCO)
          カタールペトロリアム[email protected]%
          アトフィナ社        20%
           (仏トタール社の子会社)
2. 建設地 : カタール・メサイード地区
3. 契約内容 : 既設のエチレンプラント増設のための設計、機材調達、建設工事
4. 契約形式 : ランプサム契約
5. 契約金額 : 約200億円
6. 納期 : 2006年後半
7. プロジェクトの概要 :

  QAPCOは湾岸諸国でも早くから石化プラントの建設に取り組み、1980年にカタール・メサイード地区に初のエチレンプラント(年産28万トン)を建設しました。その後、1994年にプラントの能力を増強し、現在は年産52.5万トンに至っています。

 今回のプロジェクトは、操業効率の改善および生産量の増加を目的として既設プラントの生産能力を年産72万トンにスケールアップするもので、当該プラントから主製品として生産されるエチレンは、下流のポリエチレン、塩化ビニールプラントの原料となるほか、輸出用として計画されています。また、エチレンプラントから生産される副製品は、メサイード工業団地内の他のプラント・工場の原料として使用される予定です。


QATAR VINYL 

MESAIEED (QATAR VINYL) INTEGRATED PETROCHEMICAL PLANT, QATAR
    http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/mesaieed/


Power for the whole process is supplied by a 110MW unit, which is already part of the QAPCO plant. Salt is imported from outside the plant to feed the chlorine unit. This is broken down into
chlorine (260,000t/yr capacity), caustic soda (295,000t/yr capacity) and hydrogen. The hydrogen is used as a fuel gas. The chlorine is fed into the ethylene dichloride (EDC) unit, along with ethlyene from the QAPCO plant (capacity of 106,000t/yr). The EDC unit produces 175,000t/yr for sales, as well as 193,000t/yr of EDC for the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit. This EDC is fed in with 52,000t/yr of ethylene (again from the QAPCO facility) as well as 5,000t/yr of caustic soda. This produces 230,000t/yr of VCM for sale. The remaining 290,000t/yr of caustic soda is sold.

THE QATAR VINYL COMPANY
The Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) was formed in 1997 to create the project. It is a subsidiary of four companies. The Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) is the biggest shareholder, with 31.9%. Norsk Hydro is next with a 29.7% share. Elf Atochem has 12.9%. Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) has 25.5%. QGPC is 80% owned by QAPCO, with 10% owned by Elf Atochem and Enichem respectively.

 


June 24, 2004 ExxonMobil

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Statement of Intent for Ethane Cracker, Derivatives Complex
http://www2.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Newsroom/NewsReleases/xom_nr_240604.asp

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced today that they have signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to conduct a feasibility study for a world-scale, ethane-based cracker and ethylene derivatives complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The SOI was signed by H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar's second deputy premier, minister of energy and industry and chairman of Qatar Petroleum, and by Mr. Daniel S. Sanders, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

The Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil joint study will define the technical and commercial aspects of a world-class petrochemical growth platform in Qatar. The complex will utilize ethane feedstock from new gas development projects in Qatar's North Field and supply competitively advantaged products to Asia and Europe.

Exxon Mobil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, has had a presence in Qatar since 1935. Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil are currently working together to diversify the use of the North Field gas into new areas in addition to LNG, including the supply of pipeline gas to domestic and regional customers, Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) and other projects.

2004/7/14 ExxonMobil

State Of Qatar and ExxonMobil Announce Signing of Gas-To-Liquids Heads of Agreement
http://www2.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Newsroom/NewsReleases/xom_nr_140704.asp

The Government of the State of Qatar and an Exxon Mobil Corporation subsidiary, ExxonMobil Qatar GTL Limited, announced today that the parties have entered into a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for an approximately $7 billion, Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) project, which would be the world's largest single, fully integrated GTL project. The facility would be built at the Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar. The agreement was signed by H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry for the State of Qatar, and Harry J. Longwell, Director and Executive Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation.


Platts 2005/5/16

Qatar, ExxonMobil sign MOU for 1.6-mil mt/yr ethylene cracker
 →1.3-mil mt/yr ethylene cracker

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil have signed a memorandum of understanding in New York for the construction of a
1.6-mil mt/yr of ethylene cracker at Ras Laffan in Qatar, Qatari officials said Monday.


2006/10/15 ExxonMobil

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Heads of Agreement for Petrochemical Complex

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Qatar Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), today announced they have signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA
 基本合意書) to progress studies for a proposed $3 billion world-scale petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The announcement was made by His Excellency, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, and by Michael J. Dolan, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, at a signing ceremony today in Doha.

The proposed petrochemical complex includes a world-scale,
1.3 MTA steam cracker and associated derivative units, including polyethylene and ethylene glycol, and will employ ExxonMobil's proprietary steam cracking furnace and polyethylene technologies. It will utilize feedstock from gas development projects in Qatar's North Field and serve markets with premium products in both Asia and Europe. Currently, start-up of the proposed facility is estimated in 2012.


2005年12月21日 千代田化工      カタールガス第6および第7系列

カタールガス3&4社(カタール国)より超大型LNG(液化天然ガス)プラント受注
千代田―仏テクニップ社ジョイントベンチャーの契約金額は5,000億円規模
http://www.chiyoda-corp.com/cgi-bin/chiyoda/frame.cgi?/news/0512/news0512-1.shtml

千代田化工建設(本社:横浜市 社長:関誠夫)は、カタールガス3社(出資:カタール・ペトロリウム68.5% /コノコフィリップス30%、三井物産1.5%)及びカタールガス4社(出資:カタール・ペトロリウム70% /シェル30%)の両社よりカタール国における超大型LNGプラント増設プロジェクトの設計・調達・建設(EPC)業務を受注しました。 この契約は当社がリーダーとなり、テクニップ社(フランス、パリ)と共同で受注したものです。本プロジェクトは当社がすでに基本設計業務(FEED)を実施したものです。契約額は、5,000億円規模です。

本プロジェクトは、カタール国ラスラファン工業地帯において当社が既に建設したカタールガス第1〜3系列、および当社とテクニップ社JV(CTJV)が隣接敷地内にて建設中のカタールガスUプロジェクトと同じ規模の世界最大の年産
780万トンのプラントを2系列(第6および第7系列)建設するものです。第 6系列からは2009年に北米へ、第7系列からは2010年後半に北米へLNGが供給される予定です。

今回のカタールガス3社及び4社との商談では、これまでの当社の
カタールガス第1〜3系列ラスガスII第3〜4系列における完成工事の実績、現在遂行中のラスガスII第5に加え最近の当社とテクニップ社によるカタールガス向けLNG増産プロジェクトの完成、カタールガスUラスガス(3)での受注から、当社JVの高い技術的信頼性が客先から評価され受注となりました。今回の受注により、2004年12月のカタールガスU以降、当社とテクニップ社が受注したこれら6系列が全て完成すると、カタールが世界一のLNG輸出国になる目標への加速的な前進と言えます。


2005年9月23日 千代田化工  ラスガス第6および第7系列

ラスガス(3)社(カタール国)より 超大型LNG(液化天然ガス)プラントを受注
 米国向け年産780万トンを2系列 − 契約金額は4,500億円規模
 
http://www.chiyoda-corp.com/cgi-bin/chiyoda/frame.cgi?/info/press-j.shtml

 千代田化工建設(本社:横浜市 社長:関誠夫)は、ラスラファン液化天然ガス(3)社(略称:ラスガス(3)、出資:カタール・ペトロリウム70% ・エクソンモービル30%)よりカタール国における超大型LNGプラント増設プロジェクトの設計・調達・建設(EPC)業務を受注しました。この契約は当社がリーダーとなり、テクニップ社(フランス、パリ)と共同で受注したものです。
 本プロジェクトは当社がすでに基本設計業務(FEED)を実施したもので、同じく当社が隣接敷地内にて建設中のカタールガス(U)プロジェクトと同じ規模の世界最大の年産780万トンのプラントを2系列(ラスガス
第6および第7系列)建設するものです。第6系列は2008年後半、第7系列はその約1年後の完成を予定しています。契約額は、4,500億円規模です。


2004年12月16日       カタールガスU カタールガス第4および第5系列

カタールガスU社より超大型液化天然ガスプラントを受注
世界初・最大の年産780万トンを2系列、受注金額は史上最大の4000億円

千代田化工建設(本社:横浜市 社長:関誠夫)は、テクニップ社(フランス、パリ)と共同で、カタール液化天然ガスU社(略称:
カタールガスU、出資:カタール・ペトロリウム70% / エクソンモービル30%)よりカタール国における超大型LNGプラント増設プロジェクトの設計・調達・建設(EPC)業務を受注しました。受注金額は史上最大4000億円規模です。

本プロジェクトはカタールが有する世界最大級のガス田「ノースフィールド」(推定埋蔵量900兆立方フィート)からの豊富なガスを利用し、世界初・最大となる年産780万トンの超大型LNGプラント2系列(
カタールガス第4および第5系列)とその関連設備を建設するものです。完成予定は第4系列が2007 年末、第5系列がその約9か月後です。生産されるLNGは英国向けに出荷される予定であり、カタール・ペトロリウムとエクソンモービルとの関連会社により英国に受入基地が建設されることが決まっています。カタールガスU社は既にカタールでのアップストリーム開発(ガス田開発)、LNG船およびLNG貯蔵設備への投資も開始しています。

新しい2系列は、カタール液化天然ガス社(略称:カタールガス)の、1996年から稼動し現在年産800万トンを超えるLNG生産をおこなっている既存3 系列と同じ敷地に建設されます。既存3系列は全て当社により設計施工されたもので、2001年末に締結された契約の下、当社とテクニップ社とのジョイントベンチャーにより成功裏に能力増強されています。


2004/7/6 千代田化工建設    ラスガスU第5系列 (第3系列及び第4系列に隣接)

カタールより液化天然ガスプラントを受注
http://www.chiyoda-corp.com/cgi-bin/chiyoda/frame.cgi?/news/0407/news0407-1.shtml

 千代田化工建設(本社:横浜市、社長:関 誠夫)はスナムプロジェッティ社(イタリア、ミラノ市)と共同でカタール国ラスラファン液化天然ガス社(略称ラスガスU)向けLNGプラント増設プロジェクト(第5系列及LNG関連設備)の設計・調達・建設(EPC)を一括受注しました。
 今回増設される第5系列は、当社とスナムプロジェッティ社が共同で
ラスラファンに2003年12月に成功裏に完工した第3系列及び建設中の第4系列に隣接して建設するものです。

 本プロジェクトはカタールが有するガス田「ノースフィールド」(推定埋蔵量900兆立方フィート)からの豊富なガスを利用し、LNG生産量としては1系列として世界最大規模の年産470万トンです。 本プロジェクトは2006年末の完成を予定しており、生産されるLNGは、2007年第1四半期より出荷が予定されています。

カタール向けガス関連プラントとして千代田化工建設は、1998年完成のカタール液化天然ガス社(カタールガス)向け第1〜3系列、2001年に受注した同プラント増強工事、ラスガス社向け第3/4系列、湾岸ガス開発プロジェクトに続いて、今回第5系列を受注したもので、中東地域におけるLNGプラント商談において圧倒的な強さを示しています。


Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd. (QAFAC)
http://www.qp.com.qa/qp.nsf/web/qafac?opendocument

QAFAC was established as a Qatar joint stock company to build, own and operate facilities at Mesaieed in Qatar for the production of methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) for sale to customers worldwide.

The QAFAC plant is designed to produce
832,500 metric tons per annum (MTA) of methanol and 610,000 MTA of MTBE.

Methanol production for 2002 was 772, 604 metric tons - lowevr thanthe deisgnb capacity due to the extyended turnaround at the begining of the year. MTBE production was 576,173 MT for 2002, higher than 2001.

During 2002, the major exports of methanol were made to countries in Asia , India, Europe and the Arabian Gulf. MTBE was exported to the US, Europe, the Middle East and Arabian Gulf.

A total of 84 vessels, up from 70 in the 2001, of various parcel sizes were safely loaded and sailed out of QAFAC's dedicated berth for MTBE and methanol during the year.

The company is owned by
Qatar Petroleum (QP) 50%, Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC) 20%, Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation (LCYCIC) 15% and International Octane Limited 15%.


Gulf Investment Corporation
http://www.gulfinvestmentcorp.com/index.asp

GIC is one of the largest regional financial institutions in the Arabian Gulf region. Established under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1983, GIC is equally owned by the governments of the six GCC member states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

We provide services that focus on the development of private enterprise and economic growth in the Gulf region. Our clients include governments, quasi governmental institutions, the corporate sector and other major investors either based in or who are active in the region.

Our services include
Regional equity participations
Financial advisory
Gulf equity products
Marketing selected international equity and credit products of third parties including alternative investments and hedge funds
Treasury

GIC maintains a unique focus on the Gulf region. Headquartered in Kuwait, the authorized capital is US$ 2.1 billion and total shareholders equity is over US$ 1.0 billion.

Our regional, international, sectoral and product expertise means we are able to help clients based or operating in the Gulf region achieve their commercial and investment objectives.

Our intimate knowledge of the region's business, legal and regulatory environment enables us to provide clients with effective and practical solutions that fit their investment needs.

GIC History
Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) was established in 1983 to further investment opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), to support regional co-operation and to stimulate private enterprise. As the Gulf's premier investment institution, this is a role that the Directors, Management and Staff are proud to undertake.

Since 1983, GIC has been a principal investor in over 40 projects in various economic sectors covering agriculture, manufacturing, industry and services in the GCC region.

GIC used to fully own Gulf International Bank (GIB), which was acquired in 1991. As a result of a merger between GIB and Saudi International Bank (SIB), GIC retained ownership of 72.5% of GIB. Subsequently in April 2001, that remaining ownership was sold directly to the six governments that comprise the GCC: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The divestment of GIB coincided with the completion of a strategy review by GIC in which McKinsey & Co. was the advisor. A new strategy for GIC was approved by its Board of Directors in 2001 that focuses on GIC's role in principal investments in GCC projects and ventures in addition to an emphasis on GIC's role as a promoter of Gulf investment products and services to clients inside and outside the region. The commitment of GIC to the Gulf region represents the mainstay of the new strategy.


Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company
http://www.internationalspecialreports.com/middleeast/00/bahrain/17.html

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. is Bahrain's first venture into the petrochemical industry. It was formed in 1979 as an equal partnership between the Government of Bahrain, Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Petrochemical Industries Co., Kuwait.

The objective was to use the country's natural gas to produce basic petrochemicals to contribute to the economic development of Bahrain. Production of ammonia and methanol (1,000 tons/day) started in 1985.

Capacity was increased to 1,200 tons/day of each product in 1989. In 1996 and 1997 a 1,700 tons/day granular urea plant and associated storage and marine export facilities were added to the complex. Urea is produced by synthesis for liquid ammonia and gaseous carbon dioxide, which is a byproduct of the ammonia production process. The new plant was designed with an initial production capacity of 1,700 tons of urea per day, and produces enough fertilizer to help grow the wheat required to produce 24 million loaves of bread a day.

The entire complex is self-sufficient in terms of all utilities and houses its own medical center, fire brigade and training facilities.

"In just under two decades we have grown to become a major petrochemical industrial venture, contributing to the international growth and development in this prestigious field," said H.E. Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, minister of oil and industry and chairman of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. We have earned an excellent international reputation for quality, safety, reliability and care for the environment."

Since inception GPIC has established itself as a leading producer of petrochemicals in the international markets. It is renowned for its achievements in reliable production, efficiency of operation, safety and concern for the environment.

GPIC maintains a fishery near the factories as an assurance that no damage is being done to the environment - be it sea, land or air. As a result of this project, thousands of fish, spawned at the fishery, are given to the local poor throughout the year, and 10 percent of these fish are released into the sea. All this is part of its drive to protect the environment.


2006/2/28 Shell

Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign a Letter of Intent for the Development of a World-Scale Petrochemical Complex
http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=qatar&FC2=/qatar/html/iwgen/news_and_library/press_releases/2005/zzz_lhn.html&FC3=/qatar/html/iwgen/news_and_library/press_releases/2005/letter_intent_010305.html

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell Chemicals Limited (Shell) today signed in Doha a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the development of a world-scale ethane based cracker and derivatives complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.


Linda Cook commented, Shell is very pleased to partner with QP on the development of this world-scale ethane cracker project. The signing of this LOI is indeed an important milestone and marks the further development of the strong partnership between QP and Shell, building on the Pearl GTL project and the recently announced QatarGas 4 project. This project clearly combines the strengths of both QP and Shell in the petrochemical industry and represents the basis for delivering long-term value to both Qatar and Shell.


2005/2/27 Shell

Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign a Heads of Agreement for the development of Qatargas 4 - a large-scale LNG project
http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=qatar&FC2=/qatar/html/iwgen/news_and_library/press_releases/2005/zzz_lhn.html&FC3=/qatar/html/iwgen/news_and_library/press_releases/2005/lng_press_releasse_270205.html27/02/2005

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) signed today in Doha a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the development of a large-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project located in Ras Laffan City, Qatar. The project is called Qatargas 4.


2003/9/14 Qatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum and PetroWorld of South Africa Sign Heads of Agreement for Methanol Plant in Qatar

Qatar Petroleum and PetroWorld Ltd. of South Africa signed, today, a Heads of Agreement for the development of a Large Scale Fuel Grade Methanol Project. The signing ceremony, held at Qatar Petroleums Headquarters in Doha, was attended by senior officials from Qatar Petroleum and the South African company. The targeted output of the Ras Laffan-based project to be will be 12,000 to 15,000 tons of methanol per day.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Minister of Energy and Industry, Chairman of Qatar Petroleum on behalf of Qatar Petroleum and Her Excellency, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Minister of Minerals and Energy of South Africa, representing the South African company. In this project, the State of Qatar will be represented by Qatar Petroleum (51%) and the South African Government will be represented by PetroWorld Limited (49%).

Qatar Petroleum (QP), a state-owned corporation, is responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar while P
etroWorld Ltd. is a joint venture owned by Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (50%) and TransWorld Group of Companies (50%).


The Plastic Exchange 2006/5/25

Qapco Plans Third LDPE Unit

Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco) says it is planning to invest $250 million to build a third low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar. The plant will have a capacity of 250,000 m.t./year and is due to come onstream in 2010-11, the company says. It will increase Qapco's LDPE capacity to 645,000 m.t./year. Qapco will select technology for the LDPE unit by the second half of next year, Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, vice chairman of Qapco says. The company will complete a $220-million expansion of ethylene capacity at Mesaieed from 525,000 m.t./year, to 720,000 m.t./year, also in the second half of 2007, Al-Mohannadi says. Qapco is an 80-20 joint venture between Industries of Qatar (IQ; Doha) and Total Petrochemicals. Qatar Petroleum owns 70% of IQ and the rest is publicly traded.


2001/5

カタール:QPと南アSasolは,8億ドルのGTLプラント建設で合意
http://oilresearch.jogmec.go.jp/publish/pdf/2001/200105_139t.pdf

 Qatar Petroleum (QP,旧GPCより社名変更)と南アSasolは,2001年3月12日,GTL事業実施に関する共同事業合意書に調印した。調印式は,第4回ドーハ・ガス会議の会場となったホテルにおいて行われた。
 両社は,カタールGTL事業実施のための30百万ドルのfront-end engineering and design(FEED)契約にも調印した。同プロジェクトは1995年以来,FS契約に基づき事業性の検討が進められてきたが,近日中に,今回の合意書調印に関する必要な法的手続が完了し次第,エンジニアリング業務が開始され,正式に事業がスタートすることになる。
名称:ORYX GTL

<カタールGTLプロジェクト概要>
 世界有数の規模であるカタールNorth Fieldガス田で産出される天然ガスを原料として,低環境負荷の次世代燃料として注目されている
G T L液体燃料の製造プラントを建設する。
 GTL技術の先駆者であり,世界で初の商業ベースのGTLプラント(石炭ベース)を稼動させたSasol社がプラント建設及び技術全般を担当する。

生産開始  2005年(目標)
生産能力 合計33,750b/d
    (概略内訳 中間留分(灯軽油)24千b/d,ナフサ9千b/d,LPG1千b/d)
(販売先のターゲットは極東,欧州)。
10年後には,ワックス等パラフィン系製品の生産を加え,120千b/d規模への増強を計画
プラント建設場所
  Ras Laffanコンビナート内(カタールガス及びRas GasのLNGプラントに隣接)
総投資額 約8億ドル
出資比率 QP:51%,Sasol:49%
プロジェクトの経済性
    Sasolによれば,原油価格19$/bbl時の軽油販売価格は22$/bblであり,固定費,変動費等のコスト(4.5$/bbl),投資及びファイナンスコスト(7.5$/bbl)を控除しても,10$/bblのマージン(ガスコスト含む)が確保されるとしている。

なお,本プロジェクトには,当初,QP,Sasolに加えPhillipsが共同パートナーとなることが予定されていたが,Phillipsは2000年5月,カタール国内での戦略的事業再構築を進める一環として,GTLプロジェクトからの撤退を表明している。


日本経済新聞 2006/6/2

カタール 次世代燃料を量産 天然ガス利用 環境にも配慮 石油の代替狙う

 カタールは天然ガスを利用した自動車向けなどの次世代燃料、ガス・ツー・リキツド(GTL)の大規模商業生産を開始した。生産能力は日量3万4千バレル、数年以内に同10万バレルを追加する。GTLは石油製品に比べ有害物質の発生が少なく環境への負荷が小さい。価格が高騰している石油の代替燃料として、日本を含む先進国を中心に普及に弾みがつく可能性もある。
 カタール国営石油会社(QP)と南アフリカの石油会社サソールがそれぞれ51%、49%を出資して合弁会社
オリックス・GTLを設立した。合弁会社はカタール北部の天然ガス施設集積地区ラスラファンにプラントを建設。第1期の投資額は約10億ドルで、今月6日にハマド首長が出席する完工式を開催する。
 第2期以降の設備増強工事では
米シェブロンが合弁事業に参画する予定。60億ドル程度が追加で投じられる見通し。また、ロイヤル・ダッチ・シェルが日量14万バレルの設備を2009年に、エクソンモービルは同15万バレルの設備を11年までにそれぞれラスラファンに建設する方針だ。
  

ガス・ツー・リキッド(GTL)
 天然ガスを一酸化炭素と水素に分解した後、分子構造を組み替えて製造する液体燃料。灯油や軽油などとして利用される。大気汚染の原因となる硫黄やアロマ分など不純物を取り除くため、石油製品より有害物質の発生量が少ない。環境への負荷が小さい次世代エネルギーとして注目を集めている。
 従来の暖房器具やディーゼルエンジンで利用可能。原油よりも可採年数が長いとされる天然ガスを利用するため、長期の安定供給が可能とみられている。低温で取り扱う液化天然ガス(LNG)とは異なり、常温で流通させることができる。先進国では自動車向けの代替燃料などとして有望視されている。

2004/3/23 QP

QP, Sasol Chevron Announce US$6 Billion Blueprint to Boost GTL

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Sasol Chevron today announced plans to evaluate the expansion of ORYX GTL from 34,000 bbl/day to 100,000 bbl/day.
QP and Sasol Chevron have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the ORYX GTL Expansion project and have discussed the technical and business principles that will support the planned increase in the output of the foundation plant to 100,000 bbl/day. This will involve defining the feasibility of a three (3) train, 65,000 bbl/day facility with an expected start up by 2009.

QP and Sasol Chevron have also signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to examine GTL Base Oils opportunities in Qatar.

QP and Sasol Chevron have agreed to pursue the opportunity to develop a 130,000 bbl/day upstream/downstream integrated GTL project based on the Sasol Slurry Phase Distillate Process and utilising resources from the North Field. This will involve defining the feasibility of a six (6) train facility with an expected start up by 2010. These efforts will lead to the establishment of a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the project.

Sasol Chevron was formed in order to take advantage of the synergies of Sasol's and Chevron's Gas To Liquids strengths. Sasol has the world's most advanced Fischer-Tropsch technology. Chevron has extensive global experience with respect to natural gas utilisation, product marketing and hydrotreating technology.

1999/6/9
http://www.sasolchevron.com/pr_06.htm

Sasol and Chevron signed a Memorandum of Understanding today for the creation of a new global alliance to implement ventures based on Sasol's gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology.

 


2004/7/8

Qatar Petroleum and Shell Sign DPSA for Pearl GTL Project

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Shell GTL Limited (Shell), a company of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, today signed an integrated Development and Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) that provides for the fiscal and legal terms for the Pearl GTL project. 'Pearl GTL' is the name given to the project announced by QP and Shell last October at a Heads of Agreement signing in Doha. The agreement reaffirms Shell's long-term commitment to Qatar and confirms the company as a leader in GTL development.

The Pearl GTL project comprises the development of upstream gas production facilities as well as an onshore GTL plant that will produce 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) of GTL products as well as significant quantities of associated condensate and liquefied petroleum gas. The project will be developed in two phases with the first phase operational in 2009, producing around 70,000 bpd of GTL products with the second phase to be completed less than two years later. The project includes the development of a block within Qatar's vast North Field gas reserves, producing substantial quantities of natural gas.


2007/2/12 Qatar Petroleum

Qatar's First Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant Inaugurated

Under the Auspices of His Highness, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, officially inaugurated, on behalf of His Highness, the SEEF Ltd. Company's new Linear Alkyl Benzene plant in Mesaieed today. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries and guests from Qatar and abroad.

Built at a cost of about US$300 million, Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant is situated adjacent to Qatar Petroleum Refinery in the industrial area of Mesaieed, about 40 Kms from Doha. Its proximity to the QP Refinery was selected for its source of feedstock and sharing of various common utilities.

The LAB plant is designed to produce
100,000 metric tons of Linear Alkyl Benzene per annum which is a detergent intermediate used for manufacture of environmental friendly household detergents.

SEEF Limited is a joint stock company with
Qatar Petroleum holding 80% of the shares while 20% is held by United Development Company (UDC). The Company was incorporated under the law of State of Qatar and was registered in July 2004.

For more information please visit:
www.seefqatar.com.qa

United Development Company (UDC) was established in July 1999 as one of the leading private sector shareholding companies in the State of Qatar, in the Middle East, and has been listed on the Doha Securities Market since June 2003.
Through a combination of substantial project activities and commercial enterprise, UDC has made substantial progress toward becoming the first-choice private sector joint venture partner for international investors in Qatar.
Since 1999, UDC has moved from an initial program of detailed project research into specific investments and joint venture developments in petrochemicals, district cooling and land reclamation.
The company prides itself on its ability to research and select quality investment opportunities as these arise, at home and overseas. The company is empowered to invest in financial instruments in Qatar, and also to act as a sponsor for international companies entering the Qatar market for the first time.

Seef Limited is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and UDC, with UDC holding 20% of the shares. Seef will produce and sell Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB), a downstream petrochemical feedstock for the world's detergent manufacturing industry. Total project cost is estimated at around $ 289 million (QR 1.05 billion).

Project construction started in May 2004 at Mesaieed Industrial City, adjacent to the Qatari Petroleum refinery, and completion is expected by the end of 2005. Commercial production is planned for January 2006, with QP responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant as well as marketing of the products.


February 22, 2007  http://www.dailystar.com.lb/

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil cite spiraling costs for decision to scrap gas-to-liquids plan

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil dropped plans Wednesday to build a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar due to spiraling costs and will instead turn their attention to developing part of the country's huge North gas field. Qatari Energy Minister Abdullah al-Attiyah said other projects in Qatar were not under threat and ground would be broken Thursday for a multi-billion-dollar GTL plant with Royal Dutch Shell.

Costs for that facility, which processes gas into refined market-ready products, have risen
to as much as $18 billion from a 2003 estimate of around $5 billion. The Exxon/QP GTL scheme, signed in 2004, had an initial budget of $7 billion.


2007/4/19 Basell

Basell grants 50th Lupotech T technology license to QAPCO for new 250 KT per year PE plant in Qatar

Qatar Petrochemical Co. Ltd (QAPCO), a joint venture of Industries of Qatar and Total Petrochemicals, has chosen Basell
s Lupotech T technology for a new 250 KT per year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant to be built in Mesaieed, Qatar. The start-up of the new plant is expected in 2011.

This is the 50th Lupotech T technology license worldwide and we are very pleased to work together with QAPCO in their important expansion project,Just Jansz, president of Basells Technology Business, said yesterday at the signing ceremony in Doha.


2007/6/8 Doha Time

QPI, Shell jointly pursue international opportunities

Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatars state-owned Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell yesterday signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying and developing international projects of mutual interest throughout the energy chain.
The MoU was signed on behalf of QPI by HE the Deputy Premier and Energy and Industry Minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah and by Linda Cook, executive director of Royal Dutch Shell.
Attending the signing ceremony were Nasser al-Jaidah, CEO
 of QPI, and Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Shell.
Qatar Petroleums goal to become a leading global energy company can only be attained through its participation in the development of key international projects.
This agreement with Shell, a top player in the global energy business, represents a significant step in our quest to meet this ambitious target, said al-Attiyah.
We are very pleased to see our growing partnership with Shell take on a new dimension and look forward in the successful delivery of this joint project,added al-Attiyah.
Cook said:
We are delighted to team up with QPI in joint pursuit of global business opportunities. Our combined experience and strength within the energy sector make for an ideal partnership.
Shell is proud to be a part of this exciting new endeavour and we look forward to further developing our strong relationship with Qatar.? QNA

 


2008/3/23 ANI        中国石油化工、クウェートと石油精製で提携 広州で

Qatar Petroleum International, Sinopec to build ethylene plant in China

Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and China
s Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding for construction of an ethylene plant with the capacity to produce between 700,000 and 800,000 tons of ethylene a year in China.
As of now, the location of the plant has not been decided.
Nasir Jaidah, QPI
s Managing Director, told reporters that Qatar would supply the condensate feedstock for the plant, which is expected to start production in 2013.
Jaidah pointed out that the ethylene plant would be QPI
s first investment in China.
At present, China produces about 10 million tons of ethylene a year, while the country
s demand is close to 24 million tons a year.
Ethylene is the most produced organic compound in the world; global production of ethylene exceeded 75 million metric tons per year in 2005.
To meet the ever increasing demand for ethylene, sharp increases in production facilities have been added globally particularly in the Gulf countries. Ethylene cracker capacities in the Gulf region alone are projected to increase from eight million tons in 2000 to 28 million tons by 2010.


August 18, 2008 Norsk Hydro

Sale of QVC shareholding completed

Norsk Hydro ASA has today completed the sale of its 29.7 percent ownership interest in Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) to Qatar Petroleum. The transaction represents net proceeds to Hydro of USD 136 million (NOK 735 million). The transaction is expected to result in a gain of approximately NOK 100 million to be recorded in the third quarter results. This completes the divestment of Hydros Polymers activities.

Hydro entered into an agreement to sell its Polymers activities to INEOS in late May 2007, consisting of production facilities in Norway, Sweden and the UK, and the 29.7 percent ownership interest in QVC. The sale to INEOS was completed February 1, 2008, excluding the QVC ownership interest as Qatar Petroleum exercised its pre-emptive right to acquire the QVC ownership interest.


June 02, 2009

Qatar: QAPCO, Uhde Sign EPC Contract for Launching LDPE-3 Plant

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), has signed with Uhde of Germany the EPC contract for launching its new LDPE-3 plant in Mesaieed.

In a press conference following the signing ceremony, Dr. Mohd Yousef Al-Mulla, GM of QAPCO, said that throughout its history, QAPCO has undergone some significant revamps and expansions, including the expansion of the Ethylene Plant (EP2), which was successfully completed in 2007 and boosted its annual ethylene production capacity from 525,000 metric tons
to 720,000 metric tons.

Dr. Al-Mulla referred to the underway
Qatofin project, a joint venture between QAPCO (63%), Total Petrochemicals of France (36%) and Qatar Petroleum (1%), for establishing a world-class Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Mesaieed, that shall receive the ethylene delivered from a new 1,300,000 metric tons ethylene cracker plant, set up in Ras Laffan through a 120 km pipeline to produce 450,000 metric tons of linear low density polyethylene per year, and it is expected to commence in the 4th quarter of 2009.

It is worth mentioning that Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO), a joint venture between IQ (80%), and Total Petrochemicals France (20%), was the first petrochemical company in the Middle East region, established in 1974 as a multinational joint venture to utilize associated and non-associated ethane gases for the production of Ethylene and of various grades of LDPE, marketed under the 'LOTRENE' brand name. QAPCO today is supplying its productions of Ethylene and polyethylene to local and to the world strategic international markets.

The
LDPE-3 Project will be using the excess ethylene produced by QATOFIN and QAPCO, and it is planned to produce annually 300,000 metric tons of low density poly ethylene using the high pressure tubular reactor technology from "Basell" of Germany, the leading technology provider in this application, which was acquired in 2007.

In addition to the new 300,000 metric tons low density polyethylene train, the LDPE3 Project includes a new Central Control Room common for all QAPCO and QATOFIN plants and the integration with existing utility and logistics facilities of QAPCO and QATOFIN.

The LDPE3 Project is planned to be completed on December 2011 and will be managed by QAPCO's Project Management team. This project will be the last in the matrix of projects connected to RLOC. i.e Qatofin, Q-Chem and LDPE-3.


Nov 20, 2009 SinoCast Daily Business Beat

Qatar Petroleum & CNOOC Tap Hainan Petrochemical Project

Qatar Petroleum International (QPI), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), and another partner will jointly build a petrochemical project with an investment of USD 5.8 billion in the southmost Chinese province of
Hainan, told foreign media.

Moreover, the Qatari company will construct a petrochemical project with USD 4 billion in Vietnam. Both these projects will use the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) made in Qatar.

The QPI CEO Nasser Al-Jaidah said that the Asian market owned huge potentials, especially China. He thought the two projects would help QPI not only expand its market but also make use of its LPG, but did not disclose its stake in each of the two projects.

The Hainan-based project is expected to gain approval from Chinese regulators in the second half of next year, predicted the CEO. Each year, it will consume 3.8 million tons of LPG and turn out such products as polypropylene. Earlier reports told that the first phase of the project would produce 2.6 million tons of olefin, and that the capacity would possibly jump to 5 million tons in the future.


January 06, 2010

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Chemical Sign Agreement for Petrochemical Complex in Ras Laffan
Proposed project includes world's largest steam cracker and specialty polyethylene plants

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and ExxonMobil Chemical Qatar Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced they have signed an agreement to progress the joint development of a world-scale petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The proposed complex would include the world's largest steam cracker and polyethylene plants, and one of the world's largest ethylene glycol plants. The announcement was made by His Excellency, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy and Industry and QP Chairman, and by Steve Pryor, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, at a signing ceremony held in Doha.

ExxonMobil Chemical is looking forward to working with Qatar Petroleum to develop this world-class petrochemical complex featuring ExxonMobils industry-leading, proprietary technology.

The State of Qatar has embarked on ambitious programs to utilize and develop its hydrocarbon resources. This agreement represents another important step to achieve the vision of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, for the optimal utilization of the countrys natural resources,His Excellency Al-Attiyah said.

"Teams from Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil have worked together to develop a leading-edge project that will meet the growing global demand for petrochemical products," added Pryor. "ExxonMobil Chemical is looking forward to working with Qatar Petroleum to develop this world-class petrochemical complex featuring ExxonMobils industry-leading, proprietary technology.

The proposed petrochemical complex would include a 1.6 MTA steam cracker, two 650 KTA gas phase polyethylene plants, and a 700 KTA ethylene glycol plant. The project will employ ExxonMobil's proprietary steam cracking and polyethylene process, and product technologies. It will utilize feedstock from gas development projects in Qatar's North Field and produce a range of premium products to serve global petrochemical demand, with a particular focus on the growing Asia markets.

Start-up of the proposed facility is estimated in late 2015.

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil are currently working together to diversify the use of Qatars North Field gas including the expansion of facilities to deliver liquefied natural gas resources to targeted markets, and the supply of pipeline gas to domestic customers.

カタール石油とエクソンモービルは2006年10月15日、ラスラファンに30億ドルのワールドクラスの石化コンプレックスを建設する検討を進める基本合意書を締結したと発表した。

North Field ガス田からのエタンを原料に、エクソンモービルの技術で、エチレン130万トンのほか、ポリエチレンやエチレングリコール等を生産する計画で、アジアと欧州市場を対象にし、2012年のスタートを予定している。

両社は2004年6月に本件に関する基本覚書を締結している。


Dec 14, 2010 bloomberg    

Qatar Gathers CEOs to Mark LNG Milestone, Sees Further Gains

Qatar gathered chief executives from the biggest energy companies to celebrate reaching an annual production capacity of
77 million tons of liquefied natural gas, underscoring its rank as the worlds biggest LNG exporter.

同国のLNG生産能力は2008年末と比べ2.5倍となり、世界のLNG生産能力の約3割を一国で握る。世界最大の生産国としての地位を固めた結果、天然ガス価格への影響力を強めることになりそうだ。

カ タールは1996年にLNG生産を開始した。単一鉱区としては世界最大級のノースフィールド・ガス田から産出する天然ガスを液化、06年にインドネシアを 抜いて世界最大の生産国となった。08年末の生産能力は年3000万トンだったが、09年から10年に大型プラントが相次ぎ稼働。残っていた2系列の設備 もほぼ完成した。

日本は世界最大のLNG輸入国。カタールからも電力・ガス会社が全輸入量の12%に相当する800万トン(08年、スポット取引含む)を輸入している。プラント建設や海運、商社、銀行など広範な分野でも日本企業がカタールのLNG事業に関与している。(日本経済新聞)

The Persian Gulf state may further increase its capacity by as much as 10 million tons a year if it can improve efficiency at its production units, Energy Minister Abdullah al-Attiyah told reporters. Exxon Mobil Corp.s Rex Tillerson, Royal Dutch Shell Plcs Peter Voser and ConocoPhillipsJim Mulva were among the chief executives attending the ceremony at the industrial city of Ras Laffan yesterday.

If in the future we want to expand, we will expand as a revamp and de-bottlenecking,al-Attiyah said yesterday, adding that constructing new LNG units would be a costlier option.

While Qatar is recognized as the biggest LNG exporter and holds the world
s third largest natural gas reserves, its gas fields also supply rising volumes of natural gas liquids such as propane, butane and condensate. These products, collectively known as NGLs, have commercial uses similar to crude or refined oil products, boosting Qatars overall energy sales.

Qatar will be able next year to pump 1.19 million barrels of NGLs a day, according to a forecast by the Paris-based International Energy Agency. The country
s NGL output will for the first time exceed its production capacity for crude, which the IEA estimates will be 1.02 million barrels a day in 2011. Qatars combined capacity for producing NGLs and crude will overtake that of its OPEC partners Algeria and Libya, according to the agencys forecast.

It very clearly pushes Qatar up the ranks of oil producers and also -- because of the semi-refined nature of some of these -- the rankings of the refined-product producers as well,said Lawrence Eagles, global head of commodities research at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, speaking in a telephone interview in November.

The tiny nation of 1.6 million people has the third-largest reserves of natural gas after Russia and Iran and is the second- smallest producer of crude in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Ecuador is the smallest. OPEC quotas only cover crude, not NGLs.

千代田化工は、1976年に中東アブダビに年産100万トンクラスのLNGプラントを建設して以来、35年以上にわたり数多くのLNGプラントを設計・建設してきました。
2009年にはカタールで1トレイン(系列)として世界最大規模の年産780万トンを2トレイン完成させるまでになりました。


2013年1月9日 三菱化学

カタール石油公社およびシェルケミカルズ社へのオキソ製造技術ライセンス供与について

三菱化学は、サブライセンサーである三菱化学エンジニアリングを通じて、カタール石油公社およびシェルケミカルズ社と、三菱化学独自のオキソ製造技術を供与する旨のライセンス契約を締結しました。
カタール石油公社とシェルケミカルズ社は、カタール・ラスラファン工業地帯において、天然ガスを原料とした大規模な石化プロジェクト(Al-Karaana Petrochemicals Project)を進めており、誘導品としてモノエチレングリコール、アルファオレフィン、オキソ製品などを製造する計画となっています。2013年にはエンジニアリング会社との基本設計(Front End Engineering Design: FEED)契約が締結される予定です。

このたび、同プロジェクトにおけるオキソ製品(年産25万トン)の製造プロセスとして、当社独自開発の「オキソTプロセス」が選定されました。

The world-scale project would produce cost-competitive products to be marketed worldwide.
The scope under consideration includes:
a world-scale steam cracker with feedstock from natural gas projects in Qatar;
an MEG plant of up to 1.5mn tonnes per year,
300,000tpy of linear alpha olefins and
250,000 tpy of Oxo derivatives.


同技術は、高品質なオキソ製品を安定的に製造できることが特長で、当社水島事業所において20年以上にわたり安定生産を続けており、これまでにも中国、インドネシア、南アフリカへのライセンス実績があります。当社は、今後もオキソ需要のさらなる成長が期待できる海外の企業ヘのライセンス活動を積極的に推進してまいります。
なお、当社は石化事業におけるナレッジビジネスを積極的に推進することを目的として、2011年1月に「ナレッジビジネス推進室」を設置し、EOG、テレフタル酸、ビスフェノールA、PTMG、マレイン酸、アクリル酸などのライセンス活動も強力に進めております。


May 29, 2014 

EPS Qatar picks Ineos EPS process for polystyrene project

INEOS Technologies is pleased to announce that it has licensed its INEOS EPS process for the manufacture of regular and flame retardant expandable polystyrene to EPS Qatar at a new complex to be built in the Doha region, Qatar. 
 
The 50ktpa INEOS EPS plant will produce a wide range of expandable polystyrene grades to cover all the applications from construction to packaging and serve the growing demand in the GCC region. The plant will feature expansion capabilities to reach 100kta in a second phase. 
 
Peter Williams, CEO of INEOS Technologies, commented: "INEOS Technologies is proud to have been selected by EPS Qatar as its technology partner for the launching of its expandable polystyrene business. The EPS Qatar plant will be the biggest EPS unit in the MENA region.” 
 
Ihab El Zahaby, CEO of EPS Qatar, stated: "We are pleased to have selected INEOS Technologies' EPS process as an integral part of our petrochemical project. The INEOS EPS process will provide EPS Qatar with an advanced and robust EPS process with advantaged economics and broad product reach." 

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25 February 2014

Qatari firm plans largest EPS project in MENA – CEO
 
EPS Qatar is planning to set up a 50,000 tonne/year expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Mesaieed industrial city in the south of Doha, Qatar at a cost of €110m, its CEO Ihab Barakat ElZahaby said on Tuesday.

The company — sole proprietary of Qatari entrepreneur Hitmi Ali AlHitmi who has been in real estate business — signed a technology licensing agreement with Switzerland-headquartered chemicals producer INEOS earlier this month, ElZahaby told ICIS by email.

The company intends to sell EPS in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), north Africa and Turkey, ElZahaby said.

The company intends to complete the EPS plant by the end of 2017 and also has plans to increase the EPS capacity to 100,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2020, he added.

It also wants to invest in a styrene unit in the near future, ElZahaby said but gave no further details.


2015/1/14 Shell  

Qatar Petroleum and Shell not to pursue Al Karaana petrochemicals project

Qatar Petroleum and Shell have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project, and to stop further work on the project. The decision came after a careful and thorough evaluation of commercial quotations from EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) bidders, which showed high capital costs rendering it commercially unfeasible, particularly in the current economic climate prevailing in the energy industry.

The Al Karaana project was initiated with a Heads of Agreement (HOA) between QP and Shell in December 2011, and envisioned the construction of a new world-scale petrochemicals complex in the Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Qatar. The complex was to be operated as a stand-alone QP-Shell joint venture (80% QP, 20% Shell).

QP and Shell’s existing partnerships include Pearl GTL – the world’s largest integrated gas-to-liquids plant located at Ras Laffan, which has boosted Qatar’s position as the world’s GTL capital. The partnerships also include Qatargas 4 -an integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) asset- in addition to joint downstream and upstream investments in Singapore and Brazil.