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Improving certainty in uncertain times by building an IIoT-ready plant
Shamsi, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Historical statistics indicate that 25% of projects have budget overruns and a further 50% have schedule slippage.

Liquefaction technology selection for baseload LNG plants
Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Messersmith, D., Bechtel Corp.

As global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade continues to rapidly expand, the challenge of liquefaction process selection—a key element of an LNG project—becomes increasingly important.

Develop competence in the process industry with a digitalized operator learning path

Industrial digitalization is changing the standards for operator training in the global process industry.

What are the financial savings from a refinery cybersecurity program?
Ayral, T., Honeywell Process Solutions; Fligner, M., Liberty International Underwriters

Recently, the authors developed a first-pass financial estimate of the savings resulting from the implementation of a cybersecurity program for a 100-Mbpd refinery.

Digitalization for the refinery and plant of the future
Agnihotri, R., IBM Corp.

Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (HPI) companies are using digitalization in concert with improved processes and skills to squeeze more productivity from existing assets.

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Project: Kandym Gas Processing Plant Project
Location: Bukhara Region, Uzbekistan
Operator: Lukoil
Cost: 3.4 Million
Capacity: 8.1 Bcmy
Completion date: 2018
Status: Complete
Project: Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) Complex
Location: Saudi Arabia
Operator: Saudi Aramco and SABIC
Cost: $20 Billion
Capacity: 9 MMtpy
Completion date: 2025
Status: Planning
Project: Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project
Location: Portland, Texas
Operator: Gulf Coast Growth Ventures
Cost: $10 Billion
Capacity: 1.8 Mtpy
Completion date: 2024
Status: Planning
Project: ENCINA Chemicals BTX Plant Project
Location: Gillette, Wyoming
Operator: ENCINA Chemicals
Cost: Undetermined
Capacity: 100 Mtpy
Completion date: 2020
Status: Proposed