New information technologiessuch as cloud computing, mobility, social technologies, big data/analytics and 3D visualizationhave been receiving a lot of attention in the industrial community. Why? Because each of these technologies has the potential to disrupt and radically change the way companies conduct business. Still, many owner-operators in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) remain conservative and slow to embrace new information technologies. When they do, they often demand concrete references from industry pioneers before even considering any investment on information technology.