Project Managementhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1718©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Project ManagementAn update on Lang factorsLang factors are cited frequently and used within the HPI. With the ensuing changes, the question must be asked, “Do Lang factors still present a realistic approximation of capital cost today?”http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475529/An-update-on-Lang-factors.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsultant: Managers need long-term focus to find downstream sustainabilityTop industry management should consider profits over the long term to make the business case for more sustainability, with a particular focus on results in the four-to-five-year range rather than on the initial year or two.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475523/Consultant-Managers-need-long-term-focus-to-find-downstream-sustainability.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Modernization of the Talara refineryThe mega-project expansion at the Talara refinery is the foundation of Petroperu’s new strategic plan to increase refining capacity and reduce the sulfur content in refined products. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475532/Peru-Modernization-of-the-Talara-refinery.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTTen sure steps to substandard reliability performanceEquipment reliability can be enhanced or jeopardized by many different actions, inactions, commissions and omissions. Reliability may be a hollow term to many. Still, first and foremost, a reliable plant is a safe plant. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475535/Ten-sure-steps-to-substandard-reliability-performance.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTA data-driven, experience-based approach to workforce optimizationThere are alternatives for implementing successful and sustainable staffing changes. Staffing changes for the purpose of improving profitability should be viewed as an optimization process rather than a reduction process. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465754/A-data-driven-experience-based-approach-to-workforce-optimization.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTBetter risk-management methods ensure project successManagement of project risk is a challenge under normal times, and this crucial activity is exasperated in complex projects as a result of the shale gas revolution.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465771/Better-risk-management-methods-ensure-project-success.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s ‘energy revolution’ strives for sustainable growthChina's energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465762/Chinas-energy-revolution-strives-for-sustainable-growth.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTInvestment in Egypt’s downstream on the riseEgypt is adopting a mix of investment strategies in refinery upgrades and construction of new capacity to meet the nation’s target for more high-quality light and middle distillate products and a reduction of transportation fuel imports. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465684/Investment-in-Egypts-downstream-on-the-rise.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS liquefaction projects to drive global expansion of LNG tradeHydrocarbon Processing spoke to Andrew Slaughter, executive director for the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, about the state of the LNG industry and how trade patterns and project slates could change in the upcoming years. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465773/US-liquefaction-projects-to-drive-global-expansion-of-LNG-trade.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT