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63年 エクソンの化学部門、石油事業から分離独立(エクソン・ケミカル・カンパニ)

97年4月 ユニベーション・テクノロジー社設立UCCとの折半出資)
        ポリエチレン関連の技術ライセンス

99年11月 「エクソンモービル」の新発足
           エクソンモービル・ケミカル新発足

シンガポール 
  97年1月 「シンガポール・アロマティックス」
            エクソン50%、米アモコ(現BP)40%、台湾CAPCO10%出資
            パラキシレン年産35万トン、ベンゼン9.6万トンの芳香族コンプレックス
  2001年第2四半期  エチレン(80万トン)、PE(45万トン)、PP(27.5万トン)、
            ノニルアルコール(15万トン)等

タイ エッソ・タイランド パラキシレン35万トン設備
 
中国  福建石油化工公司(FPCL)とサウジのアラムコ社との合弁
       エチレン(60万トン)、PE(45万トン)、PP(30万トン)建設計画

サウジアラビア
     サウジ基礎産業公社(SABIC)とエクソンとの折半出資合弁会社
KEMYA

豪州  99年10月 ケノス社(Qenos設立(エクソンモービル53%、オリカ47%)
      
オリカ社(Orica 旧ICIオーストラリア)ケムコア社(Kemcor エクソンケミカルと
      モービルケミカルの折半出資)
が、両社の石油化学事業統合

ChemChina、豪州石化会社Qenosを買収

 ExxonMobil PDVSA talks progress on Venezuela olefins JV project

Venezuela, ExxonMobil move forward on olefins project

 ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Start-Up of New Metallocene Plant Expansion at Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

 Pequiven, ExxonMobil sign US$3bn olefins agreement

 2004/9 Basell sells 50% share in French CIPEN to ExxonMobil

 2005/1 ExxonMobil to open two PP metallization lines at Brindisi, Italy

 2005/1 ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand Ethylene Capacity in Singapore

       ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand Oxo Alcohol Capacity in Singapore

 2006/1 Foster Wheeler Awarded PCS Contract for Planned New Petrochemical Project in Singapore

 2005/11 ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand EXXPRO Specialty Elastomers Capacity in Baytown, Texas

 2006/11 エクソンモービルケミカル 米国テキサス州ベイタウン工場ハロゲン化ブチルゴム生産能力増強

 2007/2 ExxonMobil Chemical Upgrades LaGrange OPP Film Manufacturing Facility

 2007/3 ExxonMobil Chemical Increases Production Capacity of Polyalphaolefins by 15%

 2007/4  ExxonMobil's New Olgone Aromatic Treatment Technology Proves Successful at NPRC's Muroran Refinery

 2007/6 ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Manufacturing Facility for New Specialty Compounds for Tires

      ExxonMobil Announces Successful Start-up of PxMax Technology at S-Oil's Onsan Refinery

 2007/8 ExxonMobil Chemical Begins Commercial Production of Butyl Rubber Using a Proprietary New Breakthrough Technology

 2007/9  ExxonMobil Chemical to build 2nd Singapore cracker

      ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Expansion of its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant

 2007/10 ExxonMobil Chemical Forms New Specialty Business to Supply High Performance Compounded Polyolefin Products

 2008/9  ExxonMobil Chemical Steps Up Asia Pacific Specialty Compounds Supply with Compounding Agreement

 2008/11 SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical sign Heads of Agreement for new Elastomers project in Saudi Arabia

2009/10 Exxon, Sabic JV petchem plant to cost $5 bln

 2009/3 ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Future Energy Demand

ExxonMobil Chemical Makes Technology Investment in China

 2009/8-  MTBE裁判

 2009/11 ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Expansion at Its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant

  2011/8  Rosneft and ExxonMobil to Join Forces for Development of Arctic and Black Sea Resources

  2012/3  ExxonMobil Plans Five-Year Investment of $185 Billion to Develop New Energy Supplies

  2012/5   Exxon Mobil plans major new U.S. chemical plant


http://www.chemlink.com.au/qenos.htm 

Qenos was formed in 1999, bringing together the people and plants which were formerly Kemcor Australia and Orica Polythene. We are a joint venture between the Australian company Orica and one of the biggest names in petrochemicals, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Qenos is the cornerstone of Australia's plastics and rubber industry. Our products are a part of every day life - the raw materials used in thousands of household, consumer and industrial products.

At Qenos we use Australian oil and gas feedstocks from Bass Strait and the Moomba Basin. We employ 1,200 people. Our plants in Sydney and Melbourne produce olefins, polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE), polypropylene, synthetic rubber and engineering plastics. We also supply a diverse range of specialty polymers. That makes Qenos a vital link in the Australian manufacturing chain, supplying industries that employ hundreds of thousands of people.

ChemChina、豪州石化会社Qenosを買収

Formed by the combination of two high-caliber organizations, Exxon and Mobil, the company is an industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and petrochemical business.

Manufacturing Sites             
Antwerp, Belgium                        
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia (Kemya)           
Baton Rouge, Louisiana        
Beaumont, Texas            
Meerhout, Belgium           
Mont Belvieu, Texas          
Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France  
Singapore
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

  Venezuela olefins JV ExxonMobil-Pequiven new

Technology Centers
Baytown, Texas    PP
Machelen, Belgium
Sarnia, Canada

  http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com/chemical/about/locations/


November 30, 1999 

Exxon And Mobil Confirm Federal Trade Commission Approval Of Merger
    http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Newsroom/Newsreleases/Corp_xom_nr_301199.asp


Exxon Corporation and Mobil Corporation today confirmed that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) completed its review of the proposed merger and has approved a consent order for the merger of the two companies. Exxon and Mobil have accepted terms and conditions specified by the FTC and will comply with them fully and in a timely manner.

 


Antwerp, Belgium   

Antwerp Performance Intermediates Plant

The Antwerp Performance Intermediates Plant is the world's largest aliphatic hydro-carbon fluids plant. It is integrated with the Antwerp Esso Refinery. The plant began producing higher olefins in 1991. ExxonMobil Chemical also operates an ethylene terminal connected to its two polyethylene plants in Belgium, Meerhout and Zwijndrecht.

Products:

Aliphatic fluids, Hydrocarbon fluids for dry cleaning, Aromatic fluids,
Naphthenic fluids, Higher Olefins, Olefins, Aromatics

Antwerp Polymers Plant

The Antwerp Polymers Plant produces specialty low density polyethylene to meet the demands for flexible packaging mainly in Europe and the Far East. The plant was purchased in 1979.

Products:

LDPE, Polyethylene copolymers

Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia (Kemya)  

Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya)

One of ExxonMobil Chemical's joint ventures is a polyethylene plant located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia at Al-Jubail. This site, in operation since 1984, supplies products to the Asian, European, Mid-East and African markets.

Products: LLDPE, HDPE

Baton Rouge, Louisiana       

Baton Rouge Chemical Plant

Founded in 1940, ExxonMobil Chemical's plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a modern petrochemical processing and manufacturing facility located on 150 acres. The plant produces oxygenated fluids, ethers, olefins, ethylene-propylene rubber, halobutyl rubber, phthalic anhydride, plasticizers, alcohols and acids.

Products:

Olefins
Aromatics
Oxygenated fluids (MEK, SBA, IPA, Exxate fluids)
Phthalic anhydride
Plasticizers
Alcohols
Acids
Higher Olefins
Synthetic rubber
Hydrocarbon resins

Baton Rouge Plastics Plant

Founded in 1968, some of the products produced at the 118-acre Baton Rouge Plastics Plant include ethylene, vinyl acetate, various co-monomers and modifiers to produce low density polyethylene. This site also manufactures Exact Plastomers, using ExxonMobil Chemical's Exxpol catalyst and process technology.

Products:

LDPE
Polyethylene copolymers
Exxpol metallocene products (Exact Plastomers)


Chemical Week 2002/5/1
ExxonMobil Breaks Ground on Metallocene Elastomers Project

Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding has started work on the previously announced expansion of ExxonMobil Chemical's ethylene-based metallocene elastomers plant at Baton Rouge, LA, ExxonMobil says. The project will add 90,000 m.t./year of capacity, raising the total to 180,000 m.t./year, ExxonMobil says. The expansion is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2003.


Baton Rouge Resin Finishing Plant

Acquired in 1983, the Resin Finishing Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is located on 63 acres. This facility primarily serves the U.S. market. The Escorez resins produced at the site are used primarily as raw materials in the production of pressure sensitive tapes, adhesives and sealants.

Products:Hydrocarbon resins (Escorez resins)

Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant

Founded in 1955 by W.R. Grace & Company, Paxon was acquired in 1995. The plant produces high density polyethylene for many applications including food containers, toys, oil and gas containers and durable drums for industrial products. It was one of the first in the industry along with Baton Rouge Elastomers to adopt Total Quality Management principles and achieve ISO 9000 certification. The Plant was expanded in 2000 to produce polypropylenes.

Products: HDPE, PP

The new plant has a polypropylene capacity of 272,000t/yr. Output will be Escorene homopolymer and some copolymer. Propylene polymers based on metallocene technology will also be produced at the unit.

The Baton Rouge polypropylene unit will be fully integrated with the company's high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lines at the facility, which are scheduled for further expansion. In 1999 the HDPE facility increased capacity by 95,000t/yr to 726,000t/yr, but there are future plans for a further 105,000t/yr expansion.

Following the July 1997 completion of the company's 240,000 metric ton per year polypropylene site in Baytown, TX, the combined expansions will boost Exxon's annual polypropylene capacity in North America to 1.1 million metric tons.

Beaumont, Texas  

Beaumont Olefins and Aromatics Plant

In April of 1999, production began at the expanded olefins plant in Beaumont with the facility's ethylene manufacturing capacity increased by about 45% to more than 1.8 billion pounds a year. The expansion also improved the plant's operating efficiency and enhanced its feedstock flexibility. Ethylene from the plant is used to make a wide range of household, commercial and industrial products. It can be converted into polyethylene that is used to make plastic bags and bottles, packaging films, housewares and toys. It also can be used to make other derivative chemicals that go into the making of synthetic lubricants, antifreeze, pain, polyester fibers and resins, polystyrene packaging, electrical components, polishes, medical products, PVC pipes, upholstery, luggage and more.

In recent years, the Beaumont aromatics facility has been upgraded to produce about 800 million pounds of toluene and more than 1.2 billion pounds of benzene. A 65-million-gallon-a-year grassroots cyclohexane plant started up in 1999. This upgrades part of the Beaumont complex's existing benzene and hydrogen supply to cyclohexane, an intermediate chemical used primarily to make nylon fibers and resin.

In 1997, we completed a project at Beaumont to produce 600 million pounds of paraxylene, a basic raw material for polyester fibers and resins used in textiles and plastics manufacturing. ExxonMobil's proprietary MTPX catalyst technology provides a significant cost advantage versus competing technologies.

Products: Olefins, Aromatics

Beaumont Polyethylene Plant

Construction to expand the Beaumont low-pressure polyethylene plant capacity by 14% to 1.6 billion was completed in October of 1998.

Products: LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE

Beaumont Chemical Specialty Plant

In 1997, approximately 85 million pounds of polyalphaolefins production, the base stock for advanced synthetic lubricants, was streamed to double the capacity at the Beaumont Chemical Products plant. Two major expansions at the Beaumont Specialty Plant also doubled output of zeolite catalysts, used in many refining and petrochemicals manufacturing processes.

Products:

Synthetic lube base stocks
Lubricant additives
Zeolite catalysts

Meerhout, Belgium

Meerhout Polymers Plant

The Meerhout Polymers Plant, in operations since 1977, produces low density polyethylene. It is supplied with ethylene via a pipeline network stretching from Rotterdam and Antwerp to Cologne.

Products: LDPE, Polyethylene copolymers

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

Founded in 1979, ExxonMobil Chemical's plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas, produces linear low density and high density polyethylenes.

Products:

Polyethylene (LLDPE, HDPE)
Exxpol metallocene products (Exceed mLLDPE )

Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France  

Since 1959 at Notre-Dame de Gravenchon, between Rouen and Le Havre in Normandy, France, ExxonMobil Chemical has built its largest manufacturing complex outside the USA.

ExxonMobil Chemical Polymeres SNC

The polypropylene manufacturing unit produces raw materials for packaging films, nonwovens and injection molding specialties.

Products:Polypropylene

ExxonMobil Chemical SAS

This plant, acquired in 2001 from Basell, produces polypropylene homopolymers, impact copolymers and compounded materials mainly for automotive and appliance applications.
This polypropylene manufacturing and compounding site also includes an applications development laboratory and technical staff.

Products: Polypropylene

Cipen

This joint venture polyethylene plant started up in 1992. Here products are made mainly for packaging films and extrusion molding applications.

Products:

LLDPE
Exxpol metallocene products (Exceed mLLDPE)

Basell sells 50% share in French CIPEN to ExxonMobil

 

Societe du Caoutchouc Butyl (SOCABU)

The first French butyl rubber plant known as SOCABU started up in 1959. This ExxonMobil Chemical plant produces isobutylene, butyl rubber and ethylene-propylene rubber.

Products:

Synthetic rubber (Butyl rubber, EPDM rubber)
Isobutylene

ExxonMobil Chemical France

Products made at the site include aliphatic petroleum resins used in the adhesives industry and higher olefins.
The world's first heavy feed steam cracker was built in Notre-Dame de Gravenchon in 1967. It provides propylene, ethylene and butadiene to local chemical companies.

Products:

Olefins (Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene)
Hydrocarbon resins

Synthetic Lube Base Stocks Plant

Constructed in 1989, the Gravenchon facility uses state-of-the-art control technology and a dedicated reactor train that produces low viscosity PAOs with grades ranging from 2cSt to 10cSt. Providing superior products to the synthetic lubricant market, Gravenchon has been ISO-9002 certified since 1992 and has recently received ISO-14001 certification.

Products:

Synthetic lube base stocks
Lube and fuels additives

Singapore

Pulau Ayer Chawan Fluids Plant

Our Singapore plant supplies industrial fluids to the Asia Pacific markets.

Products:

Aliphatic fluids, Escaid products

Jurong Petrochemical Complex

The ExxonMobil Petrochemical Complex at Jurong integrates a world-class petrochemicals plant with a modern fuels refinery.

With a capacity of 245,000 barrels a day, the Jurong Refinery refines crude oil into products like liquefied petroleum gasoline, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil. Output from the Petrochemicals Complex is sold to downstream companies that transform them into polyester fibers, nylon, textiles, carpets, plastic products, paints, dye or polystyrene products.

The complex includes facilities with manufacturing capacities to produce 880 million pounds of paraxylene, 660 million pounds of benzene, 198 million pounds of orthoxylene, 500 million pounds of cyclohexane and 110 million pounds of toluene each year.

Products: Aromatics, Cyclohexane

Singapore Chemical Plant

This highly integrated complex is now supplying petrochemical products to the marketplace. Click here for our press release.

Products:

Ethylene
Propylene
Polyethylene
Benzene
Oxo alcohols
Polypropylene

Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Since completing an expansion in 2000, the ExxonMobil joint-venture petrochemicals complex at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's largest petrochemical facilities.

The Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical's Company (Yanpet) facility, a 50/50-joint venture with Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), produces more than 1.6 million metric tons of ethylene and more than two million metric tons of derivative products annually.
The original Yanpet ethylene cracker at Yanbu came on stream in 1985.

Products:

Ethylene
HDPE
PP
Ethylene glycol


Platts 2002/7/8

ExxonMobil-Pequiven olefins JV approved by economic team

Venezuela's delayed $2.65-bil olefins project with JV partner ExxonMobil has been approved by the country's economic cabinet, a spokesman for the energy ministry told Platts Monday.

The proposed 50-50 project between Venezuela's state Pequiven and ExxonMobil is designed to produce 1-mil mt/yr of ethylene, 780,000 mt/yr of polyethylene and 400,000 mt/yr of glycols.


Platts 2003/6/9

ExxonMobil PDVSA talks progress on Venezuela olefins JV project

ExxonMobil is making progress in renewed negotiations with state oil company PDVSA about developing a $2.65-bil olefins 50:50 JV project in eastern Venezuela, the company said Monday.

The project would be designed to produce 1-mil mt/yr of ethylene, 780,000 mt/yr of polyethylene and 400,000 mt/yr of glycols.

 


2004/2/9 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Start-Up of New Metallocene Plant Expansion at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Newsroom/NewsReleases/xom_nr_190204_1.asp

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the completion and successful start-up of its new commercial metallocene ethylene elastomer manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility, the first of its kind in the world, is now operational and will add capacity of more than 90 thousand tons of product annually.

ExxonMobil Chemical ethylene elastomer products marketed globally include Vistamaxx TM specialty elastomers, Exact® plastomers, Vistalon® EP(D)M, ExxelorTM chemically modified polymers, and Santoprene® thermoplastic elastomers. These products are used in a variety of applications in markets that include automotive, construction, electrical, food packaging and consumer goods.


2004/7/21 Platts

Venezuela, ExxonMobil move forward on olefins project

US major ExxonMobil and Venezuela's state petrochemical company Pequiven have reached a tentative agreement on a
$2.65-bil olefins joint venture in eastern Venezuela, an ExxonMobil official said Wednesday. "The negotiating teams have reached an understanding on how the project would be developed," the spokesman said. "It is now under review."


August 12, 2004 BNamericas

Pequiven, ExxonMobil sign US$3bn olefins agreement

The Pequiven petrochemical subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA and US-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company have signed an agreement to develop a US$2.5bn-3bn olefins project at the Jose petrochemicals complex in Anzoategui state, Pequiven said in a statement Thursday.

The project will include a cracking plant with capacity to produce
1 million metric tonnes annually of ethylene and derivatives.

ExxonMobil and Pequiven will each have
50% in the project, which will become the main provider of petrochemical products in Latin America and in other world markets, the statement said.


ITC-CHEM-NEWS 2002/9/6

Pequiven と ExxonMobil、百万トンエチレンプロジェクト合意か

Venezuela 国営石油精製会社 PDVSA の Mr. Edgar Paredes が昨日 9月5日明らかにしたところによると、Pequiven と ExxonMobil が進めてきたオレフィンプロジェクトは近々合意に達し署名される予定だ、とのことである。

同プロジェクトは、過去 5年に亘って交渉されてきたものであり、サイトは Anzoategui州 Jose に位置し、出資は Pequiven と ExxonMobil 50:50 の合弁となる。
プラント年産能力は、エチレン 1,000,000トン、PE 760,000トン、EG 430,000トン等となっている。総資金は 23億ドル。


Platts 2005/1/11

ExxonMobil to open two PP metallization lines at Brindisi, Italy

ExxonMobil Chemical announced Tuesday it would instal two new metallization lines at its oriented polypropylene (OPP) films plant at Brindisi, Italy. The first line is set to start producing commercially in the first quarter of 2005, with the second line due to start up a few months later. The new vacuum metallizer lines have the ability to metallize a range of gauges between 12
and 50 microns at high speeds, providing outstanding barrier properties. "The new metallizers will give us much more flexibility and responsiveness to growing market demand," says Carlo Ranucci, general manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe. ExxonMobil has seven affiliated production plants: three in Europe (Virton in Belgium; Kerkrade in the Netherlands; and Brindisi in Italy) and four in North America (LaGrange in Georgia; Stratford in Connecticut; Shawnee in Oklahoma; and Belleville in Canada.)


2005/1/28 ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand Oxo Alcohol Capacity in Singapore
http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com/public_pa/WorldwideEnglish/Newsroom/NewsReleases/chem_nr_280105.asp

ExxonMobil Chemical is expanding the capacity of its world-class oxo alcohol plant in Singapore. The Singapore Chemical Plant will increase its iso-nonyl alcohol capacity from 180,000 tons-per-year to 220,000 tons-per-year. Project completion is expected by 3Q 2006.

The Singapore oxo alcohol plant started up in 2001 with a capacity of 150,000 tons-per-year and subsequently increased to 180,000 tons-per-year in June 2004.


2006/1/4 Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler Awarded PCS Contract for Planned New Petrochemical Project in Singapore
http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=fwlt&script=418&layout=-6&item_id=800250

Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced today that ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. has awarded the team of Foster Wheeler and WorleyParsons a project coordination and services contract for a potential new project at ExxonMobil's Singapore Chemical Plant site. This project, known as the Singapore Parallel Train (SPT), would include the possible construction of a new world-scale ethylene cracker, as well as downstream plants for production of ethylene/propylene derivatives.


2006/5/10 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical Introduces New Line of Compounded Polyolefins for Automotive Industry

ExxonMobil Chemical today introduced a line of compounded polypropylene for the automotive industry. ExxonMobil Performance Polyolefins are available from ExxonMobil Chemical facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

ExxonMobil Chemical offers numerous products for a wide variety of automotive applications. The products may be supplied from our manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe or Asia Pacific.

--
Santoprene(TM) TPV and Vistalon(TM) EPR and EPDM elastomers are key products used in automotive body sealing applications.

-- Jayflex(TM) plasticizers are key components in hundreds of automotive flexible PVC applications, for both interior and exterior use.

-- Specific grades of high density polyethylene have been designed for fuel tanks and energy management systems. These grades exhibit superior toughness and offer long life.

-- Butyl polymers, including butyl, chlorobutyl and bromobutyl rubber, are key components in tires for cars and trucks.

-- Lubricants based on our synthetic base stocks provide superior wear protection and extended life to automotive oils and greases. In addition, automotive paints incorporate our aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon fluids as well as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).


2006/11/8 ExxonMobil Chemical

エクソンモービルケミカル 米国テキサス州ベイタウン工場ハロゲン化ブチルゴム生産能力増強の件

 エクソンモービル ケミカル カンパニー(エクソン モービル コーポレーションの化学品部門
: 以下エクソンモービルケミカル)は、当社のテキサス州ベイタウン工場におけるハロゲン化ブチルゴム(ハロブチルゴム)生産能力の大幅な増強を行うことを決定しましたのでお知らせいたします。同工場は、既存設備の改良や新設備の追加により、「エクソン・ブロモブチルBromobutyl 」ゴムの生産能力を60%増強する予定です。今回の増強は、ハロブチルゴムの国際市場やタイヤ業界における旺盛な需要や急速な成長を支えるという当社の姿勢を明確に示すもので、関連工事の完了は2008 4-6 月期を予定しています。
 
 エクソンモービルケミカルは、世界のタイヤ業界向けにハロブチルゴムを供給する主要サプライヤーであり、過去
10 年間で生産能力を80%増強しています。
 
-- 2002 年にベイタウン工場を拡張し、ハロブチルゴムの生産能力を4 倍に増強しました。
 
-- エクソンモービル・ケミカルグループの一員であるエクソンモービル有限会社が合弁出資している日本ブチル株式会社(本社: 神奈川県川崎市)は、アジア太平洋地域の需要増に対応して、このほど同社のハロブチルゴム生産能力を年間70,000 トンに増強しました。

 この他、ベイタウン・ブチル工場では、タイヤインナーライナーの空気不透過性を向上させる新技術に使われる、当社が独自に開発した特殊エラストマーExxpro(エクスプロ)の生産能力を倍増する拡張プロジェクトが進められています。同プロジェクトは2005 年に発表され、本年末までの完了を目指しています。


November 2, 2005 -- ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand EXXPRO Specialty Elastomers Capacity in Baytown, Texas, to Support Advancements in High-Barrier, Lightweight Tire Inner Liners

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced today that it is doubling its production capability for its proprietary Exxpro specialty elastomers used in the construction of tire inner liners, as a result of new investment and recent operational improvements. The expansion of the company's plant in Baytown, Texas, is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter, 2006.


February 12, 2007 ExxonMobil Chemical Films Business http://www.oppfilms.com./

ExxonMobil Chemical Upgrades LaGrange Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) Film Manufacturing Facility

The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical today announced plans to significantly increase production of specialty oriented polypropylene (OPP) films in LaGrange, Georgia.
 

The company will upgrade the LaGrange facility to increase its North American capacity for multi-layer white OPP films. The multimillion dollar investment will allow the company to satisfy the rapid growth in demand for specialty OPP films, such as OPPalyte(TM) white opaque film for candy cold-seal applications, OPPalyte(TM) WOS-2 and STW white opaque films for ice cream novelty applications and Label-Lyte(TM) films for wet glue and pressure sensitive labeling.


About the Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical
The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical is a global leader in the development and manufacture of specialty oriented polypropylene (OPP) films, including multi-layer white opaque films, metallized films and acrylic and PVdC coated films, for flexible packaging and labeling applications. The Films Business has affiliated production plants in Europe (Virton, Belgium; Kerkrade, the Netherlands, and Brindisi, Italy), and North America (LaGrange, Georgia; Shawnee, Oklahoma; Stratford, Connecticut and Belleville, Canada). The company and its affiliates have sales offices to support customer needs in countries around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. Additional information regarding the Films Business can be found at:
www.oppfilms.com.


2007/3/29 ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical Increases Production Capacity of SpectraSyn(TM) Polyalphaolefins

ExxonMobil Chemical has completed several debottleneck projects at its Synthetics Plant in Beaumont, Texas, that increase capacity to produce high viscosity SpectraSyn 40 cSt and SpectraSyn 100 cSt
polyalphaolefins (PAO) by 15 percent.

SpectraSyn high viscosity PAO products are attractive blend components for increasing basestock viscosity and upgrading quality over a wide range of lubricant applications. These synthetic blend stocks offer improved flow at low temperatures and increased film thickness at high temperatures.

"This high viscosity PAO capacity investment will help our customers meet the growing demand for high-performance lubricants," says Page Greenwood, PAO Marketing Manager, Synthetics Global Business.


April 03, 2007 ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil's New Olgone Aromatic Treatment Technology Proves Successful at NPRC's Muroran Refinery

Olgone is an innovative aromatics treatment technology that provides an economical, easy-to-implement alternative to clay treatment.

ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC today announced the successful start-up of the first licensed application of its new
Olgone Process. Nippon Petroleum Refining Company, Ltd.'s (NPRC) installed the Olgone Process at its Muroran Refinery to remove olefins from a heavy reformate feed, replacing the traditional clay treatment process. The mixed xylenes separated from the treated heavy reformate are then converted to paraxylene by NPRC and others.


2006/10/9

ExxonMobil Introduces Innovative Aromatics Treatment Technology
   Olgonesm provides economical, easy-to-implement alternative to clay treatment

ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC today announced the commercialization of its new Olgone technology for more effective and environmentally sound
removal of olefins from aromatics streams. Olgone is a catalyst-driven technology that provides aromatics plant operators with an alternative to the clay treaters currently used to reduce olefin content. Olgone is more effective than clay treaters in removing olefinic materials that can interfere with downstream equipment, adsorbents, sieves and catalysts.


June 19, 2007 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical Company Announces Manufacturing Facility for New Specialty Compounds for Tires

ExxonMobil Chemical Company today announced it will begin construction of a facility to manufacture new specialty elastomer compounds that can improve the durability of tires, make them lighter weight by using less raw material and significantly reduce fuel consumption.  Start-up of the plant is expected in early 2008 to satisfy demand for the products that combine the flexibility and elasticity of rubber with the low air permeability of plastic.
 
The plant will manufacture a dynamically vulcanized 加硫 alloy (DVA) of proprietary ExxproTM specialty elastomers and nylonThis new Exxpro-based alloy can be blown into films and used as the air barrier inner liner of tires. ExxonMobil Chemical expects to commercialize the technology in late 2007. Exxpro marks the first major technology advancement to tire inner liner raw materials since ExxonMobil started producing halobutyl products in 1961. 
 

 
The initial market development facility for manufacturing will be located in Pensacola, Florida.  The investment will fully leverage the company's existing proprietary extrusion technology at this location. The facility will supply customers globally.
 
In 2004, ExxonMobil Chemical and Yokohama Rubber Company announced significant technical advancements in the area of Exxpro polymer and dynamically vulcanized alloy technology for tire inner liners.  
 
In 2006, ExxonMobil Chemical Company completed an expansion at the company's plant in Baytown to double production capability for its proprietary Exxpro specialty elastomers.
 


October 5, 2006

ExxonMobil Chemical and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. Achieve Winter Test Qualification for Jointly Developed Advanced Tire Inner Liner

A milestone in the development of improved tire inner liners was announced today by ExxonMobil Chemical Company and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (YRC) following tests to qualify their jointly developed technology for use in passenger vehicle tires in harsh winter conditions. 

The companies' development of DVA (dynamically vulcanized alloy) advanced tire inner liner technology is based on proprietary Exxpro polymers and alloys of those polymers developed by ExxonMobil, as well as alloys and application technology developed by YRC. The DVA advanced inner liner technology used in the film liner materials combines the flexibility and elasticity of a rubber with the low-air permeability of a plastic.

 


2007/6/20 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Announces Successful Start-up of PxMax Technology at S-Oil's Onsan Refinery
  PxMax is ExxonMobil's State-of-the-Art Technology for Selective Toluene Disproportionation

ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC and S-Oil Corporation today announced the successful start-up of ExxonMobil's PxMax technology at S-Oil's Onsan refinery and chemical complex in South Korea. The PxMax process licensed by ExxonMobil and implemented at the Onsan refinery replaced a non-selective toluene disproportionation 不均化 (TDP) process that produced equilibrium mixed xylenes. The selective nature of the PxMax process provides S-Oil with a paraxylene-enriched mixture that is further processed into sales grade paraxylene product at S-Oil's facility.


PxMax SM(Selective Toluene Disproportionation)

Disproportionation

不均化とは、同一種類の分子が2個以上互いに反応して2種類以上の異なる種類の生成物を与える化学反応のこと。

トルエンの不均化
トルエン2分子の反応によってベンゼンとキシレンを生成する。

2 C6H5CH3 → C6H6 + C6H5C2H5

ExxonMobil Chemical now offers its PxMax technology for commercial licensing. PxMax is the new process name for our state-of-the-art Selective Toluene DisProportionation (STDP) technology, previously know as MTPX, and first put into commercial operation in 1996.  PxMax services provide full support for licensees from initial consultation through technology transfer and on-going improvements.

Compared to its predecessor MSTDP, the PxMax process offers:

These advantages, combined with lower operating temperatures and reduced H2/hydrocarbon requirements, can result in increased profits and significant debottleneck opportunities.

The PxMax process flow is typical for a vapor-phase reaction in a fixed bed reactor. Toluene feed, combined with hydrogen-rich recycle gas, is preheated and passed through the catalyst bed. Here, disproportionation occurs, at moderate temperature and pressure, to produce a paraxylene-rich xylene product along with co-product benzene. The by-product yields are small.

The reactor effluent is cooled by heat exchange and the liquid products are separated from the recycle gas. The separated liquid is stripped to remove the light ends and then fractionated to recover a very high purity benzene product and a highly enriched paraxylene stream for recovery of paraxylene. Unreacted toluene is recycled to extinction.


July 31, 2007 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical Begins Commercial Production of Butyl Rubber Using a Proprietary New Breakthrough Technology

ExxonMobil Chemical announced today that it has begun commercial production of butyl rubber at its Notre Dame de Gravenchon (NDG) plant in France using a new proprietary breakthrough process technology that it pioneered.
 
The new technology enables ExxonMobil Chemical to significantly increase its butyl rubber production capacity from its existing plants. Moreover, the technology also improves energy efficiencies as it enables the butyl rubber polymerization process to be run at more efficient temperatures.


September 24, 2007 ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Expansion of its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant

ExxonMobil Chemical today announced it will invest in an expansion of its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant. The expansion will make this world-scale plant ExxonMobil's largest paraxylene production facility, increasing its paraxylene production capacity by 25 percent and benzene production capacity by 20 percent.

Rotterdam Aromatics Plant
 ・Aromatics: Benzene, Toluene, Paraxylene, Orthoxylene, Mixed Xylenes
 ・Cyclohexane

Rotterdam Oxo Alcohol Plant
 ・Alcohols: Oxo-alcohols
 ・Vammar products

Rotterdam Plasticizers Plant and Phthalic Anhydride Plant
 ・Jayflex plasticizers
 ・Phthalic anhydride


October 8, 2007 ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical Forms New Specialty Business to Supply High Performance Compounded Polyolefin Products

ExxonMobil Chemical Company today announced that it has formed a new specialty compounds and composites business to focus on the development, production and marketing of engineered polyolefin compounds. The new business is organized to provide customers with efficient delivery of innovative products that fully utilize ExxonMobil's polymer and process development capabilities and global reach.
 
 
The business portfolio includes a new line of ExxonMobil Performance Polyolefins for automotive applications. Products range from soft and flexible compounds to reinforced composites. This is made possible by ExxonMobil's extensive slate of polypropylene, polyethylene, and elastomer base polymers that can be produced globally and tailored for specialty compounds.

 


September 3, 2008 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical Steps Up Asia Pacific Specialty Compounds Supply with Compounding Agreement

ExxonMobil Chemical will improve the supply of its specialty compounds in Asia Pacific following the establishment of a compounding agreement with Resin & Pigment Technologies Pte. Ltd. (R&P), a subsidiary of EnGro Corporation Limited. Under the agreement, R&P will manufacture a broad range of ExxonMobil Chemical's specialty compounds for use in automotive interior and exterior applications, appliances and consumer products.
 
The R&P facility is located on Jurong Island, Singapore, just two kilometers from ExxonMobil Chemical's petrochemical complex. ExxonMobil Chemical will leverage its global portfolio of specialty plastics and elastomers using the Singapore complex as the primary source of polyolefins for the production of its specialty compounds. The R&P facility is ISO 9001 certified and recently achieved ISO/TS 16949 automotive certification.
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EnGro is a leading slag-cement producer in Singapore. Since 2005, the Group has strengthened the supply-chain by leveraging on its GGBS 高炉スラグ微粉末 joint venture production base in China coupled with its Pulau Damar Laut bulk-terminal cum logistics services undertaken by Top-Mix ready-mix concrete operations.

EnGro has built 2 core businesses, namely the specialty cement and the specialty polymer. Operationally, it is driven by 2 growth engines supplemented by evergreen venture capital (VC) investment activity in technology-driven businesses.

Resin & Pigment Technologies (R&P) is one of the regions leading companies in customized polymer processing and compounding, offering solutions to enhance material performance as well as colour appearance for major polymer producers.

Established in 1989, R&P has since grown to become the preferred value creation partner with compounding expertise across a wide range of polymers for applications in the electrical, electronics, automotive, construction and civil engineering, household and consumer, packaging and agriculture sectors.

 


2009/3/5 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Future Energy Demand

Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced plans to invest at record levels -- between $25 billion and $30 billion annually over the next five years -- to meet expected long-term growth in world energy demand.

Tillerson outlined ExxonMobil's major achievements in 2008 and plans for the future. Highlights include:

-- Production started at eight major projects in 2008, which at their peak are expected to add the net equivalent of 260,000 barrels per day to the company's production. A further nine major projects are expected to commence production in 2009, and at their peak are expected to add the net equivalent of an additional 485,000 barrels per day to production.

-- In the chemical business, the company has ramped up construction activity on world-scale petrochemical projects in China and Singapore, and continues to invest for specialty business growth, including a new plant in South Korea to manufacture lithium ion battery separator film to meet expected demand growth including batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.


March 16, 2009 Exxonmobil

ExxonMobil Makes Technology Investment in China

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced today that it has made the final decision to build a technology center in Shanghai, China to provide product applications support for its growing business in the Chinese and Asian markets.

Over the next 10 years, we expect roughly 60 percent of the world's petrochemical growth to occur in Asia, and we are rapidly expanding our manufacturing footprint through major capacity additions in Fujian, China and Singapore," said Steve Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. "The decision to build a technology center in Shanghai reinforces our long-term commitment to China and the region. The new investment will support our growing sales of premium products by providing innovative solutions to customer needs.

The technology center in Shanghai is expected to be operational in 2010.


2009/10/26 Gulf Times

October, 2009,ExxonMobil in talks with QP for mega petchem JV


ExxonMobil is in discussions with QP to develop a world-scale petrochemical complex in Qatar, ExxonMobil senior vice-president Mark W Albers has said.
The proposed project would position Qatar very well in the global petrochemical industry,he said in an exclusive interview with Gulf Times yesterday.
ExxonMobil Chemical Qatar and QP have signed a heads of agreement to do
progress studies' for the proposed petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan.
Albers said he hoped there would be
significant opportunities' to develop the North Field resources, the largest non-associated gas field in the world.
As we understand more about the reservoir, we will be able to take a decision on new investments in Qatar,he said.
Albers said ExxonMobil is looking towards the start-up of Al Khaleej Gas-2 before the year-end.
AKG-2 is the second phase of Al Khaleej Gas project, which is being developed with QP to meet Qatar
's long-term domestic gas supply requirements. AKG-2 will supply approximately 1.25bn cu ft per day of gas as well as condensate, ethane and LPG.
And we are working with QP towards a mechanical completion of RasGas Train 7 by the year-end,he said.
Train 7 is being set up under RasGas III (RL 3) and will have the capacity to produce 7.8mn tonnes a year of LNG, about 50,000 bpd of condensate and 24,000 bpd of LPG. RL3 customers will include those in the US and Asian markets.
Asked about the impact of the global financial crisis on ExxonMobil, Albers said,
Our approach has always been long-term. We always look through the low and high price cycles.
We commit investments only after a thorough study. So we don't have to change our policy with price fluctuations. Our timeframe for investments is decades ? often up to 40 years.
Our investment plans have not really changed with the current economic crisis. We plan to invest some $25bn to $30bn globally over the next three or four years. We have not retrenched our personnel on account of the economic downturn. That gives us a competitive advantage to focus on the long term.
Albers said it is important that countries around the world have stable fiscal environments that facilitate sound investments. Companies must be able to invest with confidence ? not just in energy, but in other industries as well. He said ExxonMobil embraces the four pillars of Qatar's National Vision 2030 of human, social, economic and environmental development.


November 30, 2009

ExxonMobil Chemical Announces Expansion at Its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant

ExxonMobil Chemical announced the completion and start-up of an expansion at its
Rotterdam Aromatics Plant. The expansion has made this world-scale plant ExxonMobil's largest paraxylene production facility.

Paraxylene capacity at the plant has been increased by 25 percent to 700,000 tons, and benzene capacity increased by 20 percent to 830,000 tons per annum. The expansion at the Rotterdam complex, owned and operated by ExxonMobil Chemical Holland B.V., was announced in 2007 and completed on schedule.

The expansion is part of ExxonMobil Chemical's strategy to develop world-scale, highly integrated chemical facilities with globally competitive cost structures. The new unit in Rotterdam benefits from integration with existing facilities and captures a number of synergies with the base plant.

This expansion demonstrates ExxonMobil's commitment to invest, across the business cycle, in order to meet the longer term, growing customer demand for these products,said T.J. Wojnar, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. This project is an example of our continued efforts to meet the supply and quality needs of our global customers."

The new unit employs ExxonMobil
's proprietary PxMaxSM technology to produce paraxylene and benzene. The PxMax process improves selectivity, generates less waste and reduces energy requirements versus existing technologies.


August 30, 2011 ExxonMobil 

Rosneft and ExxonMobil to Join Forces for Development of Arctic and Black Sea Resources, Expand Technology Sharing and Implement Joint International Projects

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have executed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement under which the companies plan to undertake joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources in Russia, the United States and other countries throughout the world, and commence technology and expertise sharing activities.

The agreement, signed by Rosneft President Eduard Khudainatov and ExxonMobil Development Company President Neil Duffin in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes approximately US $3.2 billion to be spent funding exploration of East Prinovozemelskiy Blocks 1, 2 and 3 in the Kara Sea and the Tuapse License Block in the Black Sea, which are among the most promising and least explored offshore areas globally, with high potential for liquids and gas.

In the course of these projects, the companies will use global best practices to develop state-of-the-art safety and environmental protection systems.

The agreement also provides Rosneft with an opportunity to gain equity interest in a number of ExxonMobil's exploration opportunities in North America, including deep-water Gulf of Mexico and tight oil fields in Texas (USA), as well as additional opportunities in other countries. The companies have also agreed to conduct a joint study of developing tight oil resources in Western Siberia.

Tight Oil : 孔隙率および浸透率の低い油層からの原油、Shale Oil
     
米国北部からカナダにかけて分布するBakken Shaleが代表的

The companies will create an Arctic Research and Design Center for Offshore Developments in St. Petersburg, which will be staffed by Rosneft and ExxonMobil employees. The center will use proprietary ExxonMobil and Rosneft technology and will develop new technology to support the joint Arctic projects, including drilling, production and ice-class drilling platforms, as well as other Rosneft projects.

“We have a clear vision for Rosneft's strategic direction – building world-class expertise in offshore business and enhancing oil recovery,” said Rosneft president Eduard Khudainatov, following the signing ceremony. “The partnership between Rosneft with its unique resource base, and the largest and one of the most highly capitalized companies in the world reflects our commitment to increasing capitalization of our business through application of best-in-class technology, innovative approach to business management, and enhancement of our staff potential. This venture comes as a result of many years of cooperation with ExxonMobil and brings Rosneft into large scale world-class projects, turning the company into a global energy leader."

ExxonMobil Development Company President Neil Duffin said: "Today's agreement with Rosneft builds on our 15-year successful relationship in the Sakhalin-1 project. Our technology, innovation and project execution capabilities will complement Rosneft's strengths and experience, especially in the area of understanding the future of Russian shelf development.”

Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, who attended the ceremony, said ExxonMobil will benefit Russian energy development by working closely with Rosneft.

“This large-scale partnership represents a significant strategic step by both companies,” said Tillerson. “This agreement takes our relationship to a new level and will create substantial value for both companies.”

The agreement provides for constructive dialogue with the Russian Federation government concerning creation of a fiscal regime based on global best practices.

Additionally Rosneft and ExxonMobil will implement a program of staff exchanges of technical and management employees which will help strengthen the relationships between the companies and provide valuable career development opportunities for personnel of both companies.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

The East Prinovozemelskiy License Blocks have a total area of 126,000 square kilometers (30 million acres) in water depths ranging between 50 and 150 meters (165 feet and 500 feet).
Tuapse Block in the Black Sea has the total area of 11,200 square kilometers (2.8 million acres) and water depths ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,300 feet and 6,500 feet).

Rosneft equity interest in both joint ventures will be 66.7 per cent, while ExxonMobil will hold 33.3 per cent.


Oct. 19, 2011

Badger Licensing to Provide Cumene Technology to Lihuayi Weiyuan Chemical Company in China

Badger Licensing LLC (Badger) today announced that it was awarded a contract by Lihuayi Weiyuan Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lihuayi)利华益维远化工有限公司 to provide its proprietary technology for a 300,000 metric tons per annum grassroots cumene plant in Dongying City
東営市, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China. The contract includes technology license, engineering, start-up services and corresponding training for Lihuayi.

"Badger is committed to bringing reliable, proven technology to our customers at a low operating and capital cost," said Mark Healey, president of Badger. "We believe this plant will help Lihuayi become a major player in the Chinese phenolics industry."

Cumene, a precursor to the production of phenol, bisphenol A and polycarbonate, has seen strong worldwide growth recently, particularly in China. More than nine million metric tons of cumene capacity has been licensed by Badger and its predecessor companies since the technology was introduced in 1995.

Badger Licensing LLC, headquartered in Cambridge, MA, USA, is a venture of affiliates of The Shaw Group SHAW -1.96% and ExxonMobil Corporation XOM +0.09% . Badger Licensing is principally engaged in marketing, licensing, and developing technologies for ethylbenzene, styrene monomer, cumene, and bisphenol A. The venture also supplies basic engineering packages for the licensed processes through Shaw. Catalyst is supplied to Badger's licensees by ExxonMobil Catalyst Technologies LLC.

Editor's Notes:

1. Badger Licensing LLC is a joint venture between Badger Technology Holdings LLC (affiliate of The Shaw Group Inc.) and Alkylation Licensing LLC (affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation).


March 08, 2012 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Plans Five-Year Investment of $185 Billion to Develop New Energy Supplies

Exxon Mobil Corporation plans to invest approximately $185 billion over the next five years to develop new supplies of energy to meet expected growth in demand, Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson said today in a presentation at the New York Stock Exchange.

“During challenging times for the global economy, ExxonMobil continues to invest to deliver the energy needed to underpin economic recovery and growth,” Tillerson said in a presentation to investment analysts.

Tillerson said that even with significant efficiency gains, ExxonMobil expects global energy demand to increase by 30 percent by 2040, compared to 2010 levels. Demand for electricity will make natural gas the fastest growing major energy source and oil and natural gas are expected to meet 60 percent of energy needs over the next three decades.

To help meet that demand, ExxonMobil is anticipating an investment profile of approximately $37 billion per year through the year 2016.

“An unprecedented level of investment will be needed to develop new energy technologies to expand supply of traditional fuels and advance new energy sources,” said Tillerson. “We are developing a diverse portfolio of high-quality opportunities across all resource types and geographies.”

A total of 21 major oil and gas projects will begin production between 2012 and 2014. In 2012 and 2013, the company expects to start up nine major projects and anticipates adding over 1 million net oil-equivalent barrels per day by 2016.

At the meeting the company outlined its major achievements in 2011 and plans for the future. Highlights include:

ExxonMobil replaced 107 percent of its 2011 production (116 percent excluding asset sales), increasing proved reserves to 24.9 billion oil equivalent barrels. It was the 18th consecutive year the company replaced more than 100 percent of its production, with proved reserve additions of 1.8 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

Nine major upstream projects are expected to start-up in the next two years including four in West Africa, Kashagan Phase 1 in Kazakhstan and the Kearl Oil Sands project in Canada.

In the downstream, the company completed a large project at the Thailand refinery, which is expected to increase the supply of lower sulfur motor fuels by more than 50 thousand barrels per day. Additional projects are under way, including new facilities at ExxonMobil's Singapore refinery and at a joint-venture refinery in Saudi Arabia.

A major expansion at the Singapore chemicals facilities is nearing completion. Commissioning and startup activities are expected to continue through 2012 and will provide a world-scale integrated platform with unparalleled feedstock flexibility. The expansion will add 2.6 million tonnes per year of additional capacity and will help meet demand growth in Asia Pacific.

This is the 10th year that ExxonMobil has made an annual presentation to analysts at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Bloomberg 2012/3/9

Fracking Failing to Crack China, Europe Shale, Exxon Says

Some shale formations in Europe and China are impervious to drilling techniques that opened vast reserves of natural gas and oil from Texas to Pennsylvania, said Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil Corp.'s chief executive officer.

New methods and tools will need to be invented to tap many of the shale fields that energy companies and governments expect eventually to yield a bonanza of fuel, Tillerson said during a meeting with analysts in New York today.

Exxon, the largest U.S. gas producer after its 2010 acquisition of shale driller XTO Energy, failed in its first two efforts to crack gas-rich shale fields in Poland. Gas discovered in a pair of wells finished during the final three months of last year didn't flow, even after the company used high-pressure jets of water and sand to create fissures in the rocks.

“Some of the shales don't respond as well to hydraulic fracturing,” Tillerson said during a meeting with reporters after his presentation to analysts. “It's going to take research and time in the lab to understand that.”

Some parts of U.S. shale formations also have proven impervious to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, he said. The company is studying whether using different fluids, proppants or pumping techniques will be successful, Tillerson said. Proppants are tiny granules of sand or ceramic used to hold open fissures that allow oil and gas to flow through rock.

‘Cash Cow'
“Parts of some of these well-known shale plays everyone's all excited about don't work,” Tillerson said. The geologic obstacles may stem from the depositional history of the formations and factors such as high temperatures deep under ground, he said.

Yet-to-be developed fields in shale rock and under deep seas are expected to contribute 1 million barrels a day of new oil production by 2025, Yves-Louis Darricarrere, president of exploration and production for Paris-based Total SA (FP), said on March 6 at the CERAWeek conference in Houston.

Exxon's U.S. shale holdings include 400,000 acres in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana, 800,000 acres in the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, and 170,000 acres in the Oklahoma's Woodford Shale, Tillerson said.

Argentina, China
Despite the Polish setback, Tillerson said shale and other so-called unconventional geologic formations will become a “cash cow” for Exxon.

Exxon agreed last year to explore shale fields in China with China Petrochemical Corp. The company also has shale projects under way in Argentina's Vaca Muerta formation.

Tillerson is spending $37 billion this year to find and produce oil, gas, chemicals and motor fuels. Spending on capital projects will continue at that pace through 2016, he said today.

Oil and gas production will fall 3 percent this year because of surging oil prices that will curb the company's share of output from wells in some nations. The production forecast is based on a $111 a barrel average price for Brent crude.

The output decline stems from contracts in countries such as Nigeria that reduce the company's share of production as crude prices escalate.

Tillerson plans 21 major oil and gas projects that will begin production between 2012 and 2014. This year and next, the company expects to start up nine major projects and anticipates adding the equivalent of more than 1 million net barrels a day by 2016.

“An unprecedented level of investment will be needed to develop new energy technologies to expand supply of traditional fuels and advance new energy sources,” Tillerson said in remarks prepared for today's meeting.

The company's 2012 exploration portfolio includes projects in Tanzania, Guyana and Ireland, according to the presentation materials.

Exxon fell 1.2 percent to $84.83 at the close in New York. The shares are little changed in the past year.

環境汚染の懸念残る 米欧では規制強化の動き

 【ニューヨーク=小川義也】世界のエネルギー地図を塗り替えつつあるシェールガスだが、「水圧破砕法」(ハイドロリック・フラクチャリング)と呼ばれる開発手法を巡っては環境汚染の懸念が根強く、規制の動きが広がっている。フランスに続き、今月18日にはブルガリアでも水圧破砕法を使った探査・採掘の禁止が決まった。各国の規制動向次第では、開発の遅れやコストの上昇につながる可能性もある。
 米国ではニューヨーク州、ペンシルベニア州、ウェストバージニア州などで水源周辺など特定区域における水圧破砕法の使用を禁止または凍結する自治体が増加。テキサス州などは水圧破砕法で使用する化学物質の情報開示を義務付けた。
 オバマ米大統領は24日の一般教書演説で、シェールガスの「安全な開発」に向け、あらゆる可能な対策を講じると表明。公有地で水圧破砕法を使用する場合、化学物質の情報開示を義務付ける方針を示した。
 より厳しい規制に動いたのがフランスとブルガリア。フランスでは昨年7月、水圧破砕法による石油やガスの探査・採掘を禁止する法案が成立。同国内で採掘は事実上不可能になった。仏政府は当初、開発に積極的だったが、環境汚染や地球温暖化を懸念する住民らの抗議活動が活発化。大統領選挙を控え、サルコジ大統領が世論に配慮したとみられている。
 ブルガリアでも今月18日、議会で水圧破砕法によるシェールガス探査・採掘を禁じる決議案が可決された。環境汚染などに対する懸念から、各地でデモが発生。政府は17日にシェブロンへの許可も取り消した。

2012/01/19

ブルガリア議会、水圧破砕法による石油・ガス開発禁止法案を可決

 ブルガリア議会は18日、水圧破砕(はさい)法を利用したシェール(油分を含む頁岩)からの石油と天然ガスの抽出を全面的に禁止する法案を可決した。地元のソフィア通信社(電子版)が伝えた。天然ガス採取を目的とした水圧破砕は、地震の発生や地下水の汚染につながるといった批判が高まっていた。

 同法案では、水圧破砕法の利用禁止に加え、ブルガリアの領土・領海内のシェールだけに限らず、石炭やオイルサンド(油砂)、オイルシェール(油母頁岩)からの天然ガスと石油の抽出も禁止するとしている。

 また、現在、すでに水圧破砕法を使って探鉱や生産を行っている石油・ガス開発事業者は直ちに操業を停止することも盛り込まれており、すでに許可を受けている事業者は3カ月以内に水圧破砕法とは別の資源開発手法の提出が求められる。期限内に代替案を示すことができなければ許可が取り消される。同法に違反した場合には10万ブルガリア・レフ(約500万円)の罰金と設備の没収も規定されている。

ブルガリア政府は昨年6月、米石油会社シェブロンに対し、北東部ドブルジャ地方での試掘を認めた。ロシア産ガスへのほぼ全面的な依存度を改めるため、シェールガス開発で資源自給率を高める狙いがあった。だが、環境問題への懸念から各地で反対デモが発生。政府は今月17日、シェブロンへの採掘許可を取り消していた。

The prohibition of hydraulic fracturing by Law No.2011-835

On July 13, 2011, France enacted Law No. 2011-835 aimed at prohibiting the exploration and exploitation of liquid or gas hydrocarbon mines using hydraulic fracturing and repealing exclusive exploration permits including projects involving such technique (the "Law").  This Law was initiated by a bill that had been submitted to the Parliament by the majority party.

According to Article 1 of the Law, the exploration and exploitation activities using the hydraulic fracturing technique are now prohibited.  This prohibition is grounded on the 2004 Environmental Charter ("Charte de l'environnement") and on the principle of preventive and corrective action set forth by Article L.110-1 of the Environment Code.

Law does not prohibit Shale Gas exploration itself but only the technique of hydraulic fracturing.  As a consequence, the Law leaves the door open to the development of alternative techniques by petroleum companies allowing them to be granted Shale Gas exploration or exploitation permits.

Three exploration permits, which had been granted to US company Schuepbach in Nant (Aveyron) and Villeneuve-de-Berg (Ardèche) and to French company Total in Montélimar (Drôme), were repealed on October 3, 2011.
 


April 16, 2012 ExxonMobil 

Rosneft and ExxonMobil Announce Progress in Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Joint ventures being created to explore in Russian Black Sea and Kara Sea; initial planning and exploration steps taken at the license areas in those waters;
Rosneft subsidiaries take equity in promising exploration and development projects in the United States and Canada
Russian government's new tax approach strengthens incentives for offshore operations

Rosneft and ExxonMobil today signed agreements to implement a long-term Strategic Cooperation Agreement concluded in August 2011 to jointly explore for and develop oil and natural gas in Russia and to share technology and expertise.

The agreements were signed by Rosneft President Eduard Khudainatov; Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation; Stephen M. Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company; and Neil W. Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Company, in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin.

The agreements signed today form joint ventures to manage an exploration program in the Kara Sea and Black Sea. They also set the terms for investments to be made by the partners in Russian offshore projects. The initial cost of preliminary exploration is estimated at over US $3.2 billion.

Neftegaz Holding America Limited, an independent indirect subsidiary of Rosneft registered in Delaware, concluded separate agreements on the acquisition of a 30 percent equity in ExxonMobil's share in the La Escalera Ranch project in the Delaware Basin in West Texas in the United States.

Neftegaz Holding America Limited will also be given the right to acquire a 30 percent interest in 20 blocks held by ExxonMobil in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, one of the most oil and gas rich basins in the world. The ExxonMobil blocks are located in prospective areas of the Western part of the Gulf.

In addition, RN Cardium Oil Inc., an independent Rosneft subsidiary, acquired 30 percent of ExxonMobil's stake in the Harmattan acreage in the Cardium formation of the Western Canada Basin in Alberta, Canada. The Cardium formation is an active unconventional oil play in which ExxonMobil has a significant acreage position. The execution of that project may become a source for the development of technologies for unconventional reservoirs in Russia.

Commenting on the agreements, Eduard Khudainatov said: “Today Rosneft and ExxonMobil enter offshore projects of unprecedented scale in the Russian Arctic and Black Sea regions, which are home to the world's largest hydrocarbon resources base. In so doing we lay the foundation for long-term growth of the Russian oil and gas industry. I am certain that 15 years of Rosneft and ExxonMobil partnership, as well as the use of the latest environmentally safe technologies and unique experience will allow Rosneft to become one of the global leaders in the oil and gas industry.”

Rex Tillerson said the agreements are a critical step forward in strategic cooperation.

“These agreements are important milestones in this strategic relationship,” said Tillerson. “Our focus now will move to technical planning and execution of safe and environmentally responsible exploration activities with the goal of developing significant new energy supplies to meet growing global demand.”

Eduard Khudainatov and Rex Tillerson said they were encouraged to proceed with these projects by the Russian government's efforts to reform taxation of the high-potential oil industry sectors and improve investment conditions for foreign and Russian oil companies.

As part of implementation of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement, exploration activity began in the Tuapse license Block in the Black Sea in Russia in September 2011. The seismic program is now 70 percent complete. Interpretation of data collected will be carried out following program completion, which is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. Drilling of the first exploration well is planned for 2014-2015.

In the Kara Sea, plans are under way to undertake seismic and environmental programs of East Prinovozemelsky blocks later this year in anticipation of a potential exploration well in 2014.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have also signed an agreement to jointly develop tight oil production technologies in Western Siberia. This will enable the companies to later discuss undertaking joint projects to explore and develop prospective areas with unconventional oil potential in Russia.

A program of technical and management staff exchanges has been agreed to by the companies and their affiliates including positions in geology, geoscience, field development, well drilling, finance, logistics, safety, health and the environment. The knowledge and experience exchange will not only strengthen relationships between the two companies and their affiliates but also provide career development opportunities.

The Arctic Research and Design Center for Offshore Developments will provide a full range of research and design services to support the development of offshore fields. The main roles of the center include supporting all stages of oil and gas field development on the Arctic shelf and helping ensure projects are environmentally safe, including through the provision of technical support in environmental monitoring. The center will also support offshore safety. A special Offshore Accident and Emergency Warning and Prevention Service will be created to help prevent and respond immediately to any emergencies or accidents.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil will provide an update on their Strategic Cooperation Agreement in a presentation to investment analysts on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. CT. A webcast of the presentation will be available in English and Russian at www.exxonmobil.com.

2012/4/17  日本経済新聞

米エクソンと露国営石油、北極海・黒海開発で合弁

ロシア石油最大手の国営ロスネフチと米石油最大手エクソンモービルは16日、北極海と黒海の大陸棚でそれぞれ資源開発を進める合弁2社を設立する合意文書に署名した。米ロを代表する資源企業が手を組み、石油と天然ガスを豊富に埋蔵する大陸棚開発を主導する形となる。ロシアのセチン副首相は同日、投資総額が2550億ドル(約20兆円)を超える巨大事業になるとの見通しを示した。

 北極海のカラ海と黒海の資源開発に当たる合弁2社への出資比率はロスネフチが66.7%、エクソンが33.3%になる。16日にモスクワ郊外で開いた調印式には、ロシアのプーチン首相も出席。エクソンのティラーソン最高経営責任者(CEO)と会談して「プロジェクトが巨大なものになると期待し、確信している」と表明した。

 セチン副首相は16日、カラ海の可採埋蔵量が原油49億トン、天然ガスが8兆3000億立方メートルに達し、ロシアの年間原油生産量の約5億トンを大きく超える規模になる可能性を指摘した。投資額はカラ海が2000億~3000億ドル、黒海が550億ドルに達するとの事前評価を公表。 2015年に試掘を始めると述べた。

 両社は11年8月末、ロシアの大陸棚での石油・天然ガスの探査・開発に32億ドルを投じる合弁事業をはじめ幅広く業務提携することで合意。計画の詳細を詰めていた。

 ロスネフチは16日、エクソンが保有する米テキサスやメキシコ湾、カナダの鉱区の権益の一部を獲得することでも合意。西シベリアで石油を生産する技術を共同開発する文書にも調印した。ロシアの北極海の資源開発に参画したいエクソンと、欧米メジャーの高い技術力を利用したいロスネフチの思惑が一致している。


2012/5/31 Reuters

Exxon Mobil plans major new U.S. chemical plant

Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded energy company, plans to build a multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Texas to take advantage of cheap North American shale gas, according to a U.S. environmental filing seen by Reuters.

The plant, which could be online as soon as 2016, would sharply crank up Exxon Mobil's chemical production capacity and help it compete more effectively with rival Dow Chemical Co , the largest U.S. chemical maker.

Exxon Mobil has been North America's largest natural gas producer since its 2010 purchase of XTO Energy Inc. By using its own natural gas in chemical production - something Dow is not able to do because it does not drill - Exxon Mobil further slashes its costs.

ExxonMobil は2009年12月21日、XTO Energyを410億ドルで買収すると発表した。

XTOは米国のみで操業する非在来型天然ガス生産大手で、シェールガス、タイトガス、コールベッド・メタン、シェールオイルなど、合計換算 45兆立方フィートのガス資源を有しており、Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellusなど主要シェールガスの全てで開発を行っている。

今回の取引完了後、ExxonMobil は、非在来型資源のグローバルな開発と生産を管理する新たな上流部門組織を設立する。

ExxonMobilの最大の狙いはシェールガス開発技術の適用ノウハウ(人的資源)の獲得とされる。これらのノウハウは、非在来型ガスのみならず、世界の在来型及び非在来型石油に適用可能。

ExxonMobil のCEOは1月20日、米議会で証言し、XTO買収がシェールからの天然ガス生産拡大につながり、環境に害を与えることなく米経済を押し上げるとの見通しを示した。

参考 石油天然ガス・金属鉱物資源機構 資料

The company had said as recently as last year it had no plans to expand chemical production in the United States. However, decades-low natural gas prices proved too much too resist.

Its decision to build the new plant also comes after a recent announcements by Dow, as well as Royal Dutch Shell Plc , LyondellBasell and others to expand their own U.S. chemical production.

U.S. natural gas prices have dropped more than 20 percent so far this year. Chemical industry trade groups expect prices to remain low for years due in part to ramped up production from the shale reserves.

That gives U.S. producers a large cost advantage over European and Asian rivals, many of whom have to use crude oil-derived naphtha to make chemicals.

Exxon Mobil's plant, if approved, will be built at the company's Baytown complex and is expected to produce 1.5 million tons annually of ethylene, a key material in plastics production.

The ethylene will be piped to the company's nearby Mont Belvieu complex, where it will be used in two planned polyethylene production facilities, each expected to have an annual capacity of 650,000 tons per year.

Polyethylene is commonly used to make packaging and upholstery.

The expansion should create 10,000 construction jobs and boost Exxon Mobil's permanent work force in Baytown, Texas, by 350 to 6,850, the company said.

More than $90 million per year in additional tax revenue and 3,700 extra jobs will be created in the local community, Exxon Mobil estimates.

Construction should begin by next March, according to the filing.

Exxon Mobil filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas officials earlier this month. It expects regulatory approval within the year.
 


October 17, 2012

ExxonMobil Canada Acquires Celtic Exploration Ltd., Including Liquids-Rich Montney Shale Acreage
           Agreement includes 649,000 net acres in the Montney and Duvernay shales in Alberta

ExxonMobil Canada today announced an agreement with Celtic Exploration Ltd. under which an ExxonMobil Canada affiliate will acquire Celtic.

Under the terms of the agreement, ExxonMobil Canada will acquire 545,000 net acres in the liquids-rich Montney shale, 104,000 net acres in the Duvernay(Kaybob) shale and additional acreage in other areas of Alberta.

 



Current production of the acreage to be acquired is 72 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 4,000 barrels per day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids. The assets were estimated by Calgary-based Celtic Exploration at December 31, 2011 to include an estimated 128 million oil equivalent barrels of proved plus probable reserves, of which 24 percent are crude, condensate and natural gas liquids and 76 percent natural gas.

Approximately 60 employees at Celtic Exploration will be given the opportunity to transition to ExxonMobil employment.

Shareholders of Celtic Exploration will receive C$24.50 per share and half a share of a newly established company which will hold assets not included in the agreement with ExxonMobil Canada. These assets include acreage in the Inga area in British Columbia, the Grande Cache area in Alberta and interests in oil and gas properties located in Karr, Alberta.

Canadian affiliates of ExxonMobil and Celtic have entered into an agreement for the purchase by a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Canada of all of Celtic's outstanding common shares at a cash price of C$24.50 per share.
Additionally, Celtic shareholders will receive 0.5 of a share of a new company, 1705972 Alberta Ltd. (“Spinco”), for each Celtic common share.
Including the amount to be paid for Celtic's outstanding convertible debentures and including Celtic's bank debt and working capital obligations, the transaction is valued at approximately C$3.1 billion (excluding the estimated value of Spinco shares). The transaction is to be completed by way of an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta).

The agreement is subject to approval by Celtic Exploration's shareholders and Canadian regulatory authorities.

“This acquisition will add significant liquids-rich resources to our existing North American unconventional portfolio,” said Andrew Barry, president of ExxonMobil Canada. “Our financial and technical strength will enable us to maximize resource value by leveraging the experience of ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy, a leading U.S. oil and natural gas producer which has expertise in developing tight gas, shale oil and gas and coal bed methane.”

ExxonMobil は2009年12月21日、XTO Energyを410億ドルで買収すると発表した。

XTOは米国のみで操業する非在来型天然ガス生産大手で、シェールガス、タイトガス、コールベッド・メタン、シェールオイルなど、合計換算 45兆立方フィートのガス資源を有しており、Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellusなど主要シェールガスの全てで開発を行っている。

今回の取引完了後、ExxonMobil は、非在来型資源のグローバルな開発と生産を管理する新たな上流部門組織を設立する。

ExxonMobilの最大の狙いはシェールガス開発技術の適用ノウハウ(人的資源)の獲得とされる。これらのノウハウは、非在来型ガスのみならず、世界の在来型及び非在来型石油に適用可能。

ExxonMobil のCEOは1月20日、米議会で証言し、XTO買収がシェールからの天然ガス生産拡大につながり、環境に害を与えることなく米経済を押し上げるとの見通しを示した。

参考 石油天然ガス・金属鉱物資源機構 資料

ExxonMobil Canada, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has a long history in Canada that dates back to the 1940s. The company is a leader in the Atlantic Canada offshore, where it operates the Sable project in Nova Scotia, is lead owner of the Hibernia project in Newfoundland and Labrador, where it is developing the Hebron project. ExxonMobil Canada has additional assets in Western and Northern Canada.

ExxonMobil's Canadian affiliate, Imperial Oil Limited, is not a party to the transaction, but may elect to participate at a later date through its existing agreement with ExxonMobil Canada that provides for up to equal participation in new Canadian upstream opportunities. Imperial Oil Limited has advised that it is currently evaluating this opportunity.


December 11, 2012 ExxonMobil 

ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy Forecasts Shift in Global Energy Balance and New Opportunities for International Trade and Economic Growth

 ・Global energy demand expected to be 35 percent higher in 2040 versus 2010 as population and economy grow
 ・North America likely to transition to net energy exporter by 2025
 ・Oil and natural gas supplies benefit from advanced technologies and will meet about 60 percent of global energy demand in 2040

The global energy landscape will evolve significantly as regional demand-and-supply patterns shift in the coming decades, creating new opportunities for international trade and economic growth, says ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, which was released today.

“Energy is fundamental to our way of life and essential to grow our economy,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation. “Understanding future energy trends is critical for effective policy decisions that can help ensure safe, reliable and affordable energy development and economic growth, job creation and expanded global trade.”

In its annual forecast, ExxonMobil projects that global energy demand in 2040 will be approximately 35 percent higher than in 2010. Future energy needs will be supported by more efficient energy-saving practices and technologies, increased use of less-carbon-intensive fuels such as natural gas, nuclear and renewables, and the development of unconventional energy sources that were previously inaccessible without technology advances.

Oil will continue to be the most widely used fuel, but natural gas -- the fastest growing major fuel -- is expected to overtake coal by 2025 as the second most used fuel. Demand for natural gas will increase by about 65 percent through 2040, and 20 percent of global production will occur in North America, supported by growing supplies of gas from shale and other unconventional sources.



New technologies will continue to be key to development of reliable and affordable energy, which is central to economic growth and human progress, the Outlook for Energy concludes. Significant advancements in oil and natural gas technologies have safely unlocked vast new supplies, already changing the energy landscape in North America and expanding supplies to help meet growing global energy demand.

The Outlook for Energy projects that North America is likely to transition to a net energy exporter by 2025. Over the next two decades, more than half of the growth in unconventional natural gas supply will be in North America, providing a strong foundation for increased economic growth across the United States, and most notably in industries such as energy, chemicals, steel and manufacturing.

These resources will also create new opportunities for global trade with countries in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, which are reliant on international markets to meet domestic energy requirements. The changing landscape and resulting trade opportunities will continue to provide consumers with more choices, value, wealth and good jobs.

The Outlook for Energy projects that energy for electricity generation will continue to be the largest component of global demand and is expected to grow by 50 percent to 2040. The growth reflects an expected 85 percent increase in electricity demand, led by developing countries where 1.3 billion people are currently without access to electricity.

As the world gradually transitions from coal to cleaner fuels for electricity generation, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy sources, including wind and solar, will represent a greater share of the global energy mix. Natural gas, which emits up to 60 percent less carbon dioxide than coal when used for electricity generation, will grow the most. By 2040, natural gas will account for 30 percent of global electricity generation, compared to less than 25 percent today.

The Outlook for Energy highlights the important role of efficiency in helping balance energy demand with the growing world economy. Energy-saving practices and technologies, such as hybrid vehicles and high-efficiency natural gas power plants, will help countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) increase economic output by 80 percent without increasing total energy use. In the transportation sector, the number of cars on the road worldwide is expected to approximately double by 2040, but the fuel demand will actually plateau and gradually decline as consumers turn to smaller, lighter vehicles and technologies improve fuel efficiency.

The Outlook for Energy is developed each year by a team of experts using a combination of public and proprietary sources, and guides ExxonMobil's global investment decisions. Many of its findings are similar to those from other respected organizations, including the International Energy Agency. ExxonMobil publishes The Outlook for Energy each year to encourage broader understanding of energy issues among policymakers and the public to enable informed decisions on energy issues.

Among this year's findings:
Energy demand in non-OECD countries will increase 65 percent by 2040 compared to 2010, reflecting growing prosperity in nations that include more than 80 percent of the world's population.

Electricity generation is expected to account for more than half of the increase in global energy demand over the next few decades. Natural gas, nuclear and renewables will grow to meet rising electricity demand, while coal and oil use for power generation will decline.
Global transportation-related energy demand will rise by more than 40 percent from 2010 to 2040. The growth is almost entirely from commercial transportation -- heavy duty, aviation, marine and rail -- as expanding economies and international trade spur greater movement of goods.
Evolving demand and supply patterns will open the door for increased global trade opportunities. The changing energy landscape in conjunction with an abundance of free trade opportunities will help lead to more choices and creation of value that helps fuel economic growth and improve living standards worldwide.
Demand for reliable, affordable energy exists every day in every community. Meeting this demand requires foresight and effective long-term planning followed by huge investments and years of work to build the infrastructure required to produce and deliver energy around the world. It also takes an ongoing ability to understand and manage an evolving set of technical, financial, geopolitical and environmental risks in a dynamic world. The Outlook for Energy is an essential tool to help ExxonMobil provide the energy needed for continuing human progress.
For more information about ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy, visit www.exxonmobil.com/energyoutlook.
Cautionary Statement: The Outlook and this release contain forward-looking statements. Actual future conditions (including economic conditions, energy demand, international trade flows, energy supply sources, and efficiency gains) could differ materially due to changes in law or government regulation and other political events; changes in technology; the development of new supply sources; demographic changes; and other factors discussed in The Outlook and under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Results" on the Investors page of our website at www.exxonmobil.com. See also Item 1A of ExxonMobil's latest Form 10-K.
 


Bloombert 2013/4/9                     2009/10/17 ExxonMobilMTBE裁判でNew York市に勝訴 

New Hampshire Asks Jury for $236 Million From Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corp. should pay New Hampshire $236 million in damages for contaminating its drinking water with the gasoline additive MTBE, the state's lawyers told a jury that is set to begin deliberations tomorrow.

The oil company knew that MTBE was hazardous and would pollute the groundwater and still approved its use for economic reasons, lawyers for New Hampshire told the jury during closing remarks today in Concord.

“Exxon disregarded the recommendations of the very people they tasked with studying MTBE,” Jessica Grant, a lawyer for the state, said to the jury. “They had red flags going up left and right and they never reconsidered using MTBE.”

Exxon Mobil, the last defendant in the state's $816 million lawsuit over the additive, has argued that it was complying with a federal mandate to reduce air pollution when it added MTBE, or methyl tertiary butyl ether, to gasoline and that the chemical hadn't harmed anyone in the state. The company also said the state was aware of the chemical's risks when it entered a federal program designed to fight air pollution.

“They're looking for a lot of money, and most importantly they're looking for a scapegoat,” James Quinn, a lawyer for Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil, said in his closing statement today. “There's nothing strange or nefarious or secretive about it. Everybody was involved in these decisions.”

Grant later responded by saying, “Exxon Mobil is not a scapegoat. This is a case about Exxon's deliberate choices.” The choice was made for economic reasons, she said.

Market Share

The state is seeking monetary damages from Exxon Mobil based on its share of gasoline sales in New Hampshire from 1988 to 2005, which it estimated at about 30 percent.

New Hampshire's lawyers told the jury today it would cost $305 million to sample wells, $218 million to clean up high-risk sites, $142 million to pay for past cleanup costs and $150 million to treat drinking water in contaminated wells, for a total of about $816 million. Based on its market share, Exxon Mobil should pay $236 million.

Exxon Mobil has challenged that market-share estimate and said that using refinery data would have resulted in a figure as low as 6.9 percent.

A 12-person jury will be asked to determine Exxon Mobil's market share for that period if it finds the company liable for damages. The trial started Jan. 14.

Exxon Mobil is the sole defendant since Citgo Petroleum Corp., the Houston-based unit of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, agreed to a $16 million settlement in February.

Suits Consolidated

New Hampshire's suit is one of scores of cases involving MTBE filed since 2000 against refiners, fuel distributors and chemical makers.

Other MTBE lawsuits have been consolidated in federal court in New York for pretrial evidence-gathering and motions. In 2009, a federal jury ordered Exxon Mobil to pay New York City $104.7 million after finding it liable for polluting wells in the city. Exxon Mobil appealed and is awaiting a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Maryland's court of appeals in February reversed two jury verdicts against Exxon Mobil. The plaintiffs had won $1.65 billion in two cases that alleged financial harm and property damage from an underground gasoline leak in 2006 that released MTBE into the water. The appeals court said Exxon Mobil hadn't made fraudulent statements and the plaintiffs hadn't shown they were physically harmed by the leak.

Vehicle Emissions

Exxon Mobil has argued in New Hampshire that it was complying with federal regulations, which pre-empt state law, when it added MTBE to gasoline. The additive made gasoline burn more thoroughly, thus reducing air pollution from vehicle emissions, as required under the 1990 Clean Air Act.

New Hampshire witnesses testified that oil companies could have used a chemical other than MTBE to increase the oxygen content of the fuel, such as ethanol. They said that Exxon Mobil's own research showed MTBE would contaminate groundwater and be costly and difficult to remove.

Exxon Mobil said in court that ethanol wasn't a good choice as an additive because at the time of the federal mandate it wasn't widely available. The company said it went ahead with MTBE despite a staff memo warning of its hazards because the benefits, in reducing air pollution, outweighed the risks.

Health Risks

Studies by the American Petroleum Institute were cited in court showing that at mid-to-high levels of ingestion or inhalation MTBE elevated the risk of brain tumors, liver cancer, blood cancer and kidney cancer in mice and rats. Exxon Mobil said there has been no evidence of MTBE-caused illness in humans.

MTBE, which New Hampshire banned in January 2007, is highly soluble in water and can be carried a great distance from the source of leaks. It leaked from gas stations, vehicle junkyards, underground storage tanks and pipe fittings, the state said.

The state estimated that 5,590 New Hampshire wells have levels of MTBE determined to be unfit for drinking, which it said is 13 parts of MTBE per billion parts of water.

In 2003, New Hampshire sued Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil Co., Sunoco Inc., ConocoPhillips , Irving Oil Ltd., Vitol SA, Hess Corp.  and Citgo. All settled before the trial began except Exxon Mobil and Citgo.

Exxon Mobil fell 41 cents to $88.60 at 4:15 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The stock has risen 2.4 percent this year.

The case is State of New Hampshire v. Hess Corp., 03-C- 0550, New Hampshire Superior Court, Merrimack County (Concord).


June 21, 2013 ExxonMobil

Rosneft and ExxonMobil Advance Strategic Cooperation

Completed formation of joint ventures framework for Kara Sea and Black Sea projects
Finalized agreements on seven Arctic license areas in the Chukchi, Laptev and Kara seas
Establishing foundation for joint venture to implement West Siberia tight oil pilot project
Moving to next planning phase for LNG project in Russian Far East

Rosneft and ExxonMobil today announced the achievement of several milestones under their 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement, including joint venture formation for the Kara Sea and Black Sea projects, and establishing foundations for joint ventures to explore seven other licenses in the Russian Arctic and to manage the joint West Siberia tight oil project. The companies have also agreed to move to the next planning phase for an LNG development in the Russian Far East.

2011/2/5 RosneftExxonMobilとも海底油田開発で合意 

2011/9/1    Rosneft、石油開発でExxonMobil と提携

The Black Sea and Kara Sea joint venture operating companies, Tuapsemorneftegaz SARL and Karmorneftegaz SARL respectively, will commence project implementation activities as operator pursuant to agreement with Rosneft, which is the license holder. Rosneft holds 66.67 percent interest and ExxonMobil holds 33.33 percent interest in the two projects. The initial cost of exploration in the two areas is estimated at more than US $3.2 billion, the majority of which will be financed by ExxonMobil. In 2013 collection of data for both regions will continue until the commencement of drilling operations in the Kara and Black seas in 2014.

In February, ExxonMobil and Rosneft announced plans to increase the scope of their strategic cooperation by adding seven new blocks in the Russian Arctic in the Chukchi Sea, Laptev Sea and Kara Sea, spanning approximately 600,000 square kilometers (150 million acres). Rosneft and ExxonMobil have entered into agreements that lay the foundation for joint venture entities for these areas. Data acquisition is being planned for these blocks, which represent some of the most promising and least explored offshore areas globally. The license obligations stipulate that 14 exploration and appraisal wells will be drilled and a significant amount of 2D and 3D seismic will be conducted over the next 10 years.

Agreements are also now in place establishing the foundation for a new joint venture for a tight oil pilot project in West Siberia, where data collection operations are currently underway. Rosneft will hold 51 percent interest and ExxonMobil will hold 49 percent interest in this project.

Also in place is an agreement identifying further steps for the development of an LNG plant in the Russian Far East. Following the agreement, by the end of 2013 the parties will undertake work to determine an LNG plant site, gas liquefaction technologies and commercial structure of the project. Once this work is finalized, the parties plan to progress engineering definition.

2013/6/22 日本経済新聞

サハリンLNG工場、日本勢の参加容認 ロスネフチトップ

 ロシア国営石油大手ロスネフチのセチン社長は21日、サハリン大陸棚の資源開発「サハリン1」で計画する液化天然ガス(LNG)工場の建設事業に日本のサハリン石油ガス開発(SODECO)の参加を認めることを検討する考えを示した。
 セチン社長は同日、米石油大手エクソンモービルと工場建設に関する契約を締結。この後、記者団に「SODECOやインドの石油天然ガス公社といった消費市場とつながっている他のパートナーを参加させる可能性がある」と表明した。
 工場の生産能力については年500万トンと設定しているとし、「これを上回る購入希望があり、すでに売却された」と強調。将来的には工場の増設も検討する考えを示した。
 SODECOは、日本の商社など官民が共同出資する資源開発会社。サハリン1の権益の3割を持っている。

Agreements were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum by Igor I. Sechin, Rosneft president and chairman of the Management Board, and Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Commenting on the agreements signed, Igor Sechin said, “I am glad to note the activities outlined in the Strategic Cooperation Agreement are being implemented ahead of schedule. I would like to thank the teams from both companies for their hard and coordinated work. Our cooperation touches upon the most promising aspects of today's oil and gas industry: Arctic shelf and deep water areas in the Black Sea covering a total area of 773,000 square kilometers, tight oil in West Siberia as well as a promising LNG project in the Russian Far East. We are convinced that implementation of all these projects will benefit both companies' shareholders. We believe it will also boost the development of the Russian oil and gas industry and will have a multiplying effect on related industries, already creating market demand for equipment, knowledge and technologies.”

“ExxonMobil is making a significant investment in Russia, and these agreements serve as the foundation for our projects and future work together,” Tillerson said. “Experience tells us that a good foundation is critical for success in the Arctic and elsewhere. ExxonMobil's Sakhalin-1 project with Rosneft is an example where we have put this experience to work.”

Additionally, on June 11, 2013 Rosneft and ExxonMobil signed agreements regarding the creation of the Arctic Research Center and the joint use of technologies in different regions of the world. ExxonMobil will provide funding for the initial research phase of the Arctic Research Center in the amount of $200 million. Rosneft and ExxonMobil will equally fund the next $250 million to continue their joint research work. The partners' interests are Rosneft 66.67 percent and ExxonMobil 33.33 percent. The Arctic Research Center will build on current best practices of Rosneft and ExxonMobil to create more environmentally safe and efficient technologies.



March 5, 2014 

ExxonMobil to Build Butyl Rubber and Hydrocarbon Resin Plants in Singapore

   -- Expansion project will increase halobutyl rubber production capacity
   -- Hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production unit will be the world's largest
   -- Construction to begin in the second half of 2014 with completion anticipated in 2017

ExxonMobil Chemical announced today that it will build facilities to manufacture premium halobutyl rubber and Escorez hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its recently expanded petrochemical complex in Singapore. Engineering and procurement activities have begun, with construction expected to begin in the second half of 2014 and completion anticipated in 2017.

2013/6/7  ExxonMobil のシンガポール石化2期計画完成 

Escorez は、天然ゴム、合成ポリイソプレン、ポリイソブチレン、ブチルゴム、APPおよびAPAOのような種々の粘着剤用ベースポリマーに対して優れた相溶性を示す脂肪族系炭化水素樹脂

The company is a major supplier of halobutyl rubber to the global tire industry, and this expansion project will add production capacity of 140,000 tons per year. The hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production unit will be the world's largest, with a capacity of 90,000 tons per year, to meet long-term demand growth for hot-melt adhesives.

"Our expanded steam cracking capability at Singapore provides a platform for growth through a wide range of petrochemical building blocks that can be further upgraded to specialty products," said Steve Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. "We continue to invest in expanding capacity at our strategic hub in Singapore, which is an ideal location to efficiently serve the fast growing Asia Pacific market."

With 75 years of experience in butyl rubber production and sales, ExxonMobil's halobutyl products provide outstanding air retention for tires. According to ExxonMobil's Energy Outlook, the global number of cars and light trucks is expected to double by 2040 to 1.7 billion vehicles, which supports much of the growth expected for halobutyl rubber.

Since the 1970s, ExxonMobil has been an industry leader in process technologies and capacity expansions of specialty tackifiers and polymers for the adhesives industry. Hydrogenated tackifier demand is expected to double over the next 15 years. Much of the growth is anticipated in Asia, where packaging, woodworking and nonwovens manufacturers increasingly use hot melt adhesives.

2014/3/6  日本経済新聞

三井造船、シンガポールで化学プラント受注 1000億円

  三井造船はシンガポールで米エクソンモービル系のエクソンモービルケミカルから石油化学プラントの建設工事を受注した。受注額は非公表だが1000億円程度とみられ、東南アジアで同社が受注したプラントとしては過去最大規模となる。経済水準が向上している東南アジア諸国では石化製品の需要が拡大しており、今後も大型プラントの建設が相次ぐ見通し。大型案件の受注で事業拡大に弾みをつける。

 シンガポール南西部ジュロン島にあるエクソンモービルケミカルの石油化学施設の拡張工事として、設計・調達・建設(EPC)業務を受注した。タイヤの原料となるブチルゴムや接着材用特殊樹脂を生産する設備で、2017年の稼働を計画している。年間生産量はブチルゴムが14万トン、特殊樹脂が9万トンとなる。

 高性能タイヤに使われるブチルゴムなどの需要は、アジアの自動車需要の拡大により増加している。

 三井造船はこれまでにシンガポールで30件以上のプラント建設を手掛けており、実績が評価された。13年10月にはシンガポールに全額出資で子会社の「三井造船アジア」を設立、建設計画が相次ぐ東南アジアでのプラント受注の拡大を目指している。

 16年度までの中期経営計画ではプラントなどのエンジニアリング事業を新たな中核分野に位置付けている。成長が期待できる東南アジアの事業を強化し、16年度には同事業の売上高を12年度の2倍となる約3800億円に増やす方針を掲げている。


2014/6/9  plastemart.com

Washington Penn acquires specialty compounded PP business from ExxonMobil

Polypropylene compounding leader Washington Penn Plastic Co. has expanded with the acquisition of the North American specialty compounded PP products business of ExxonMobil Chemical Co., as per Plasticsnews.com. The deal follows ExxonMobil's decision to stop producing those products in North America. ExxonMobil customers impacted by the move now will transition to Washington Penn.

As per an ExxonMobil spokesman, the firm had made those PP compounds at a plant in Baton Rouge, La. That plant had been operated for ExxonMobil by Chemtrusion Inc., a toll compounding firm based in Houston.
Production there will stop by the end of 2014.


Jun 19, 2014

ExxonMobil Chemical Company Begins Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion Project in Baytown, Texas

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced today that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu. This project, and major investments ExxonMobil has made to develop oil and natural gas resources in the United States, including the merger with XTO Energy, demonstrates the company's continuing commitment to American economic growth and job creation.

The steam cracker will have a capacity of up to 1.5 million tons per year and provide ethylene feedstock for downstream chemical processing, including processing at two new 650,000 tons per year high performance polyethylene lines at the company's Mont Belvieu plastics plant.

“The project is made possible in large part by abundant, affordable supplies of U.S. natural gas for energy and chemical feedstock,” said Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. The chemical industry and other industrial sectors account for nearly 30 percent of U.S. natural gas demand. “Shale development has provided U.S. chemical producers a double benefit as an energy source and as a key raw material to make plastics and other essential products, creating jobs and economic activity across the value chain.”

The project will employ about 10,000 construction workers, create 4,000 related jobs in nearby Houston communities and add 350 permanent positions at the Baytown complex. It is expected to increase regional economic activity by roughly $870 million per year and generate more than $90 million per year in additional tax revenues for local communities.

Contracts have been awarded for construction, which will begin immediately. Contracts have been awarded to Linde Engineering North America, Inc. and Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to build olefins recovery units at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. and Huertey Petrochem S.A. will construct the new olefins furnaces. At the Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will construct two 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines. Jacobs Engineering, Ltd. will oversee enabling works and interconnections at both locations. Dashiell Corporation and Wood Group Mustang will provide specialty contracting services.

The expansion, coupled with ExxonMobil's global sales and technology support network, enables ExxonMobil Chemical to economically supply a rapidly growing demand for high-value polyethylene products. These premium products deliver sustainability benefits such as lighter packaging weight, lower energy consumption, and reduced emissions. ExxonMobil Chemical estimates exports could increase significantly as a result of the expansion. Production of these high-quality petrochemical products used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications is expected to start in 2017.

“This expansion will provide many great opportunities for workers with technical skills who are interested in energy and chemical manufacturing. These are high-paying jobs that lead to fulfilling and rewarding careers in an industry that's vital to the American economy,” Pryor said. The average annual wage in the Texas chemical industry is about $100,000.

To support the project's need for skilled workers, ExxonMobil has committed $1 million to the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, a training program offered by nine Houston-area community colleges to provide technical skills to high school graduates, returning military veterans and others. The program has earned state and federal recognition for recruiting and training instrument technicians, welders, pipefitters and other skilled employees for the chemical industry. This program will involve 50,000 students and educators over the next five years.

For more information about the project or to learn more about a career in the industry, visit www.HoustonNaturalGas.com or www.gulfcoastcc.org. Prospective students may apply online or enroll at the campus of their choice for classroom instruction, dual-credit courses, internships, certificate programs and two-year degrees.

About ExxonMobil

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August 09, 2014 Reuters 

ExxonMobil, Rosneft start joint Arctic drilling in defiance of sanctions

US oil giant ExxonMobil and Russia's Rosneft will continue joint exploitation of the Russian Arctic despite Western sanctions, the American company said as the two giants launched exploration drilling in the Kara Sea.

013/6/24 Rosneft とExxonMobil、戦略的協力関係を促進


"Our cooperation is a long-term one. We see great benefits here and are ready to continue working here with your agreement,” Glenn Waller, ExxonMobil's lead manager in Russia, told President Vladimir Putin during a videoconference call.

The Russian leader hailed the exploration project as an example of mutually beneficial cooperation that strengthens global energy security.

Rosneft head Igor Sechin said the launch of the Universitetskaya-1 well drill is one of the most important events for the company this year.

“We hope that this work will discover a new oil reserve here in the Kara Sea. The development of the Arctic shelf would have a big and positive effect for the Russian economy,” he said.

Sechin compared the resource base of the project to that of Saudi Arabia.

"This project will give Russia a new perspective and will ensure energy security for the whole world. Comparing this project with others in the world from the resource stand point, we can confidently say that it is comparable with the largest resources, such as in Saudi Arabia, and significantly exceeds the capabilities of offshore supply in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Canada," he told reporters on Saturday.

Sechin added that he is confident in the project. "At the moment there is no project that is implemented at such latitudes, but at the same time, we are confident in our success, we have good partners,” he said.

ExxonMobil Russia chief Glen Waller confirmed the strong partnership between the companies. “Ours is a long-term partnership and we see great prospects here, we are ready to continue our work,” he said.

Optimistic company forecasts put oil reserves in the Kara Sea as high as 13 billion tons, more than in the Gulf of Mexico, or the whole of Saudi Arabia.

The drilling is being done by the West Alpha oilrig, built by Norway's North Atlantic Drilling. It has a deadweight of 30,700 tons and can drill wells in the shelf up to 7 km deep.

The rig was equipped with an advanced iceberg warning system, which tracks potentially dangerous icebergs, giving enough time for either support ships to tow them away, or for the rig itself to seal off the well and evacuate to safety.

Rosneft is one of the Russian companies targeted by Western nations, imposed to punish Moscow for its stance over the Ukrainian crisis. Russia's retaliation so far has been to ban the import of foodstuffs from the countries that approved anti-Russian sanctions.

 

ロスネフチは米欧による制裁の対象企業で、資金調達や技術供与が制限されているが、米エクソンでは今回の事業が既存の設備の利用などで制裁に抵触しないとみているようだ。


July 25, 2016 

SABIC and ExxonMobil Evaluating Petrochemical Joint Venture on U.S. Gulf Coast

Potential new complex would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock
Project would include a steam cracker and derivative units
Plans in early stages, final investment decision to follow study completion

SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

If developed, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units.
Before making final investment decisions, the companies will conduct necessary studies and work with state and local officials to help identify a potential site with adequate infrastructure access.

“We are focused on geographic diversification to supply new markets,” said Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, SABIC vice chairman and chief executive officer. “The proposed venture would capture competitive feedstock and reinforce SABIC's strong position in the value chain.”

Neil Chapman, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said: “We have the capability to design a project with a unique set of attributes that would make it competitive globally. That is vitally important as most of the chemical demand growth in the next several decades is anticipated to come from developing economies.”

ExxonMobil and SABIC have worked together for 35 years in major chemical joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.


Nov 14, 2016

ExxonMobil to Increase Beaumont Polyethylene Capacity by 65 Percent      1,000千トン→1,650千トン

  • New facility will add 650,000 tonnes of high performance polyethylene per year
  • Abundant supply of domestic shale gas enables expansion to meet strong product demand
  • ExxonMobil investing billions along U.S. Gulf Coast; creating thousands of jobs
ExxonMobil announced today plans to add a new production unit at its Beaumont polyethylene plant that will increase capacity by 65 percent – or approximately 650,000 tonnes per year -- to meet growing demand for high performance plastics.

ExxonMobil is a leader in the manufacture of polyethylene products for packaging applications that deliver light-weight, tough, damage-resistant films. Construction of the new unit has begun at the plant, where current polyethylene production capacity is one million tonnes per year. Startup is expected in 2019.

As the U.S. continues to produce abundant supplies of oil and natural gas, ExxonMobil is investing billions of dollars along the U.S. Gulf Coast to help meet growing global energy demand. These investments will not only expand existing refining and chemical capacity, but also stimulate economic growth and create jobs. In fact, ExxonMobil's investments could create more than 28,000 temporary jobs in construction and more than 1,200 permanent jobs over the next few years and beyond.

“The availability of vast new supplies of U.S. shale gas and associated liquids for feedstock and energy is a significant advantage that enables expansion to meet strong global demand growth in polyethylene,” said Cindy Shulman, vice president of ExxonMobil's plastics and resins business.

The Beaumont project builds on supply advantages created by ExxonMobil's expansion of its Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant in Texas, where two similar polyethylene units are being added. Combined, this multi-billion dollar investment will increase the company's U.S. polyethylene production by 40 percent, or nearly two million tonnes per year, making Texas the largest polyethylene supply point for ExxonMobil.

“ExxonMobil is committed to continuing investments in its world-class, integrated facilities,” Shulman said. “We combine our state-of-the-art production expertise with a first-class technology organization, which enables us to offer innovative polyethylene products for applications such as flexible food packaging that increases product shelf life and safety.”

The Beaumont expansion project will employ 1,400 construction workers and create 40 permanent jobs upon completion, as well as generate $20 billion in economic activity in the first 13 years of operation based on 2015 Impact Data Source estimates.

“We're part of the growth in an area that is primed for new business,” said Jason Duncan, manager of the Beaumont polyethylene plant. “The expansion of the polyethylene plant is now ExxonMobil's third significant investment in the Beaumont area over the past 18 months, the impact of which will benefit the local economy in the years to come.”

ExxonMobil's previously announced investments at Beaumont include expansion of the refinery's crude refining capacity in 2015 and, earlier this year, construction of a new unit to increase domestic supply of ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel.


May 10, 2017  

ExxonMobil to Acquire One of World's  Largest Aromatics Plants

  • Agreement signed for the Jurong Aromatics Corporation plant in Singapore
  • Plant will enable cost-competitive growth of ExxonMobil's  strategic aromatics business
  • Proximity to company's  integrated refining and petrochemical complex will strengthen both sites with product and logistical synergies
ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced today that its Singapore affiliate has reached an agreement with Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire its plant located on Jurong Island in Singapore.
Jurong Aromatics はシンガポールのJurong 島に建設された芳香族製品メーカーで、天然ガスコンセンデートを原料に、パラキシレン 80万トン、オルソキシレン 20万トン、ベンゼン 43.8万トン、燃料 250万トン(ナフサ 65万トンを含む)の生産能力を持つ。

2007/11/2 シンガポールで大規模芳香族プラント

メインの株主であったJurong Energy Corp.が 撤退し、2010年に株主構成が変更になった。

  当初株主 変更後
Jurong Energy 60%
Glencore 40% 10.0%
SK Energy 30.0%
Noor Financial Investment (クウエートの投資会社)
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Industrial Group
(中国最大のPETレジンメーカー )
25.0%
Vijay Goradia (米 Vinmar Groupのowner) 10.5%
Sridjaja family (Indonesiaの Eterindo のowner) 9.5%
EDB Investments (シンガポール政府) 5.0%
Thai KK Industry 5.1%
India Essaar Group 4.9%

2017/1/27 Lotte Chemicals、経営不振のシンガポールのJurong Aromatics の買収検討 

売却先候補にはLotteのほかに5社が挙がっているといわれており、その中には Exxon Mobil とSK Holdings が入っているとされる。
Exxon Mobil は既にシンガポールで芳香族を生産している。

The plant, one of the largest in the world with an annual production capacity of 1.4 million tonnes, presents operational and logistical synergies for ExxonMobil's  integrated refining and petrochemical complex nearby. The company expects to complete the transaction in the second half of 2017.

“As a leading global manufacturer of aromatics, the addition of this aromatics plant to our existing operations in Singapore will help us better serve our customers in key Asian growth markets,” said Matthew Aguiar, senior vice president of basic chemicals, intermediates and synthetics for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “We continue to make strategic investments to ensure ExxonMobil is well positioned to meet increasing global demand for chemical products.”

Singapore is home to ExxonMobil's  largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex, which has a crude oil processing capacity of 592,000 barrels per day and includes two world-scale steam crackers. Acquisition of the Jurong aromatics plant will increase ExxonMobil's Singapore aromatics production to over 3.5 million tonnes per year, of which 1.8 million tonnes is paraxylene.

“Our growth in Singapore is driven by the expected increase in global demand for chemical products over the next decade of nearly 45 percent, or about 4 percent per year, which is a faster pace than energy demand and economic growth,” said Neil Chapman, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “Nearly three-quarters of the increased demand is expected to be in Asia Pacific as a result of its rising prosperity and a growing middle class.”

ExxonMobil has operated in Singapore for more than 120 years and is one of the country's  largest international manufacturing investors. Singapore's  integrated petrochemical complex can process a wide range of feedstocks, from light gases to crude oil. Later this year, the complex will begin the phased start-up of new 230,000 tonne-per-year specialty polymers facilities that will produce halobutyl rubber and performance resins for adhesive applications.

As a major supplier of halobutyl rubber to the global tire industry, the expansion project will add production capacity of 140,000 tons per annum. The hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production unit will be the world's largest for ExxonMobil, with a capacity of 90,000 tons a year, to meet the long-term demand for hot-melt adhesives.


May 20, 2017 

ExxonMobil and SABIC Sign Agreement for Next Phase of Proposed U.S. Petrochemical Project

Affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation and SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) signed an agreement today to conduct a detailed study of the proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas and begin planning for front-end engineering and design work.

2016/7/28 SABIC とExxon Mobil、米国 Gulf Coast で石油化学JV構想

The agreement was signed during the Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh in the presence of Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC vice chairman and chief executive officer, and Philippe Ducom, president, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia Inc. Also in attendance were Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud, SABIC chairman, and Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

“This agreement represents an important step in the progression of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project,” said Ducom. “We have a long and successful relationship with SABIC, which will be enhanced by this potential project that will create value for our companies and our communities.”

In April 2017, ExxonMobil and SABIC selected a site in San Patricio County, Texas, for the proposed petrochemical complex that would include an ethane steam cracker capable of producing 1.8 million tonnes of ethylene per year, a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.

両社は2017年4月19日、San Patricio County, Texas を選んだと発表した。年産180万トンのエチレンとエチレングリコール、2基のPEプラントを建設する。

The project is one of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects associated with ExxonMobil's  Growing the Gulf initiative in the United States that have been made possible by the abundance of low-cost U.S. natural gas.

ExxonMobil's projects, once completed and operating at mature levels, are expected to have far-reaching and long-lasting benefits. Projects planned or under way are expected to create more than 35,000 construction jobs and more than 12,000 full-time jobs.

ExxonMobil and SABIC have successfully collaborated on several petrochemical joint ventures in Saudi Arabia, including the Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company and Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical Company. Most recently, the companies constructed world-scale specialty elastomers facilities at the Al-Jubail joint venture complex to help meet the growing demand for rubber-based industrial and automotive products.

 


May 22, 2017

ExxonMobil Completes New Polyethylene Lines at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

The two high-performance polyethylene lines increase capacity by 1.3 million tons per year
Startup expected during the third quarter of 2017
Project is a component of ExxonMobil’s Growing the Gulf expansion initiative

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced today the mechanical completion of two new 650,000 tons per year high performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The company expects production to begin during the third quarter of 2017.

2014/6/20  ExxonMobil もエチレンとポリエチレン工場の建設開始

Part of a previously announced multi-billion dollar expansion project in the Baytown area, the polyethylene lines will process ethylene feedstock from the new steam cracker currently under construction at the Baytown complex.

“As an early mover to complete a polyethylene project fueled by the shale gas revolution, this world-scale, state-of-the-art facility will double the plant’s production capacity, making it one of the largest polyethylene plants in the world,” said Neil Chapman, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

This project enables ExxonMobil Chemical to economically supply a rapidly growing demand for high-value polyethylene products. These high-performance products deliver sustainability benefits such as lighter packaging weight, lower energy consumption and reduced emissions. The finished polyethylene product will be shipped to customers around the world.

The Baytown expansion project is one of 11 ExxonMobil announced as part of its 10-year, $20 billion Growing the Gulf initiative. Projects planned or under way are expected to create more than 35,000 construction jobs and more than 12,000 full-time jobs.

“As the U.S. continues to produce abundant supplies of oil and natural gas, ExxonMobil is investing billions of dollars along the U.S. Gulf Coast to help meet growing global demand. These investments will not only expand existing refining and chemical capacity, but also stimulate economic growth and create jobs,” Chapman said.