Project Management©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Project ManagementConducting audits to confirm safety standard compliance, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTCreate an operator ownership culture to achieve continuous improvement in reliability—Part 2, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTEnabling the refinery of the future—Safety firstWithin this “new” economy, automation systems must be capable of delivering new levels of productivity and scalability, while ensuring safety, managing globalizations and addressing new workforce demographics., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTFirst phase of Middle East refinery projects nearly complete, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Business Trends, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTImplement best practices in enterprise-wide operations managementSeveral lessons learned were identified during the refinery project implementations. They are being applied, in stages, as Flint Hills Resources continues to implement the new CAPSALL solution at additional sites., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery flexibility and responsiveness, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew projects decline, but backlog holds strongEven after the recent downturn in oil and natural gas pricing, our analysis shows why downstream E&C companies can depend on a strong backlog to last through the decade., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTProposed US water definition may alter future of HPI, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTAn 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?”, 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., 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., 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., 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT