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Better service delivery is the name of the game

By: warren robertson     2nd September 2005 A recent value-added service by an Alrode company should see significant improvements to health and safety in the metalworking, welding and cutting industries. 

Second Kuwait Oil and gas conference planned

2nd August 2005 The second Kuwait International Oil and Gas conference and Exhibition will take place in Kuwait from March 6 to March 8, under the patronage of Minister of Energy Sheikh Ahmad AL-Fahad AL-Sabah. 

Gas-turbine contract awarded for Nigerian oil-field

5th July 2005 Global firm Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract from ExxonMobil for gas turbine packages for an offshore Nigeria project in one of the most prolific oil and gas regions in the world. 

Full order book for Western Cape rope-access company

By: Jill Stanford     27th May 2005 A series of oil and gas rigs in need of repairs or maintenance is expected to dock in the port of Cape Town before the end of the year. 

Norway firm expands oil interests in Brazil

16th May 2005 Norwegian oil firm Northern Oil has agreed to purchase three offshore licenses in the Camamu and Almada Basin, Brazil. 

Oil sight glass makes inspection easy

By: Zonika Botha     22nd April 2005 Local company Echochem Pumps is the sole importers of a remarkable oil sight glass, which, according to the company, should be installed on every pump and gearbox on customers’ plants. 

Private power

By: Nicola Mawson     1st April 2005 Independent production less about competition than keeping wires live 

Now that's cooking with gas!

By: Nicola Mawson     25th March 2005 One year to convert all existing users on Egoli Gas's database, that was the target the company set itself. 

Online process sulphur analyser new to SA

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Three analysers that can accurately measure and analyse information in the chemical and petrochemicals industries have been introduced by OEN Enterprises. 

Gas, welding giant in new growth push

By: Nicola Mawson     25th March 2005 Gases company African Oxygen (Afrox) is to spend R100-million in the next three years to reengineer its Gases Operations Centre (GOC), in Germiston. 

New generation of crude oil distillation systems

25th March 2005 For a number of years now, there have been no new developments or fundamental enhancements in equipment used for laboratory crude oil distillation in compliance with ASTM standards D-2892, D-5236 and D-1160. 

Oil major seeks environmentally responsible energy balance

By: Keith Campbell     25th March 2005 GIANT global energy group BP is fully aware of the “paradox” it faces, between the provision of energy and the provision of energy in an environmentally responsible way. 

Resources giant to start West Coast drill this year

By: elizabeth rebelo     11th March 2005 Resources giant BHP Billiton is still committed to the drilling programme off the West Coast of South Africa during this calendar year. 

75% increase in oil-analysis course attendance

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 What if your vehicle’s oil could tell you what was wrong with the engine? 

Mad Dog oil, gas project comes on stream

11th February 2005 Petrochemical company BP announced mid-January the start-up of oil and natural gas production from the Mad Dog development. 

Oil: are we running out?

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 “The continued growth in the energy-demand era is coming to an end unless we can quickly invent some other form of energy to take oil’s place,” said Simmons & Company International CEO Matthew Simmons on the question of ‘black gold’ supply reaching its peak. 

West Coast oil search enters the deeps

By: Jill Stanford     11th February 2005 FOR the first time ever, deep-water oil exploration wells are to be drilled off the West Coast of South Africa. 

Gas giant outlines its mega-project plans

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 An outline of Sasol Gas’s plans for 2005 is revealed to Engineering News by MD Hans Naude. 

Deal to enhance medical, industrial gases standards

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Standards South Africa (StanSA) and the Southern African Compressed Gases Association (Sacga) have signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) for the development and adoption of technical and operating standards for the medical and industrial gases industries in South Africa. 

Gas detectors for gold-mining giant

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas leak-detection and monitoring-equipment company Titration & Test Systems has supplied ten controllers with six sensors each to TSI Communications, a Johannesburg-based company subcontracted to mining group Gold Fields Limited. 

Winery installs second nitrogen plant as production soars

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Industrial-, specialty- and medical-gases manufacturer Air Liquide Southern Africa is commissioning a nitrogen-production system, known as Floxal, it installed at the Robertson Coop Winery, in the Western Cape. 

Firm takes up the liquefied gas gauntlet

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Local supplier of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) Easigas took up the World Liquid Petroleum Gas Association’s (WLPGA’s) challenge to make LPG the most common energy source in homes with its recent launch of the EasiCooka, consisting of a 3-kg cylinder and a cooker top. 

LPG to keep the fires burning in 250 000 homes

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 South Africa’s four main players in the gas sector –Afrox, Totalgaz, Easigas/Shell and BP Gas – have taken up the challenge set out by the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association to replace traditional fuels as an energy source with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPGas),” says... 

Bright prospects for gas-detection systems

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 “2005 promises to be the year interest and investment in gas detection systems increases dramatically, both locally and abroad.” 

Firm wins agency for gas sensors

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Johannesburg-based electronic-component specialist Denver Technical Products (DTP) has been appointed the local distributor for e2v gas sensors. 

UK-developed system revolutionises gas supply

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas specialist Afrox has introduced a new fill-on-site gas management system, developed to improve service levels and cost efficiency to customers using compressed gases. 

Rapid-response service for gas customers

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas company Air Products South Africa is excited about the prospects for two of its projects this year. 

Power-plant firm clinches Malaysia contract extension

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 ALSTOM has been awarded an extension of an ongoing operation support and maintenance contract for a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant at Perlis, Malaysia. 

Energy diversification urged to counter oil depletion

By: Martin Czernowalow     31st January 2005 Energy diversification is crucial to counteract future shortages of oil supply, which could lead to the slowdown of the world economy, an oil industry expert told a seminar on Friday. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     21st January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 


14th January 2005 Afrox conducts the manufacture of gas equipment at a factory in Germiston, in Gauteng. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     12th January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner Pioneer Natural Resources have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 

Afrox to grow African business

By: jenny furness     10th January 2005 Gas company Afrox has identified its African business as a key growth area for the future, the company said in its latest annual report. 

East Rand metro probes waste-to-power potential

By: Zonika Botha     3rd December 2004 The Ekurhuleni Municipality has installed and commissioned four landfill gas flares at its Weltevreden, Simmer & Jack, Rietfontein (Springs) and Rooikraal landfills that will extract and burn methane-rich gas from the landfills on a round-the-clock pump-trial basis. 

Africa a key focus for oil explorer

By: Jill Stanford     19th November 2004 INDEPENDENT oil and gas company Premier Oil is drilling up to 18 wells this year, 13 of which are in Africa. 

BHP Billiton to sell its interests in Oz oil fields

By: jenny furness     16th November 2004 Mining and energy group BHP Billiton yesterday announced it has agreed to sell its interests in the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields to Paladin Oil & Gas Australia, a fully-owned subsidiary of Paladin Resources, an independent oil and gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

International IPP in gas-turbine power project

By: Zonika Botha     5th November 2004 One of the world’s leading independent power producers and developers, International Power, has partnered with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Kagiso Trust Investments and Rainbow Millenium Power Company to possibly develop, construct and operate an independent power project... 

First natural-gas offshoot planned

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2004 A study is under way into the economic feasibility of creating the first commercial offshoot from Sasol Gas’s new natural gas network, Sasol Gas MD Hans Naude tells Engineering News in an interview at the company’s corporate office in Randburg. 

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