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Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 1
Shahani, G., Berg, J., ShureLine Construction; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

Numerous articles have been written about the key elements to a successful construction project.

Instrumentation reliability: A systematic approach

Many challenges exist in maintaining instrumentation reliability.

Advanced steam system optimization program

The steam system forms an integral part of the safe, reliable and profitable operation of a process plant. Steam constitutes approximately 30% of the energy used in a typical petroleum refinery.

Africa: The challenge of investing in Africa’s additional capacities
Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2017, Africa’s total crude oil production is approximately 7.9 MMbpd.

How pipeline management becomes part of a plant safety strategy
Liston, C., HIMA Americas, Inc.

A typical refinery or chemical plant contains miles of pipelines.

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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