Chinese firm  ZL EOR Chemicals has started production of polyacrylamide, a polymer used in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects, at a plant in the Raysut Industrial Zone at Salalah in southern Oman. The plant will produce 15,000 t/y of polymers for sale in Oman, and Gulf markets and is the first of its kind in the Gulf region. The plan is to raise capacity in stages to 70,000 t/y. Acrylamide monomer is produced by processing acrylonitrile, for which the original feedstock is propylene,...