Refining©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningAsia-Pacific’s refining industry entering a low-margin cycle, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry Metrics, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTMore waves for marine fuels, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOman eyes refinery improvements, new petrochemical hubDespite increasing oil and gas production, Oman lacks the capacity to meet surging demand, especially for petrochemical and refined products. To help satisfy demand, the country is investing over $12 B in refinery and petrochemical projects by 2019., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTConduct a design check for depressurization system for cold conditionsEmergency depressurization is a safety provision designed to release gas from a high-pressure system during emergency situations, such as a fire. An overview of cold depressurization is provided, including factors affecting the temperature profiles and critical factors considered while performing the study., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTGlobal refining: What is the future?, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTHydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineriesAs refining market trends continue to support increased demand for H2, its availability and cost are critical for many refiners, creating a tough environment for securing reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly H2., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove refining of tight oil via enhanced fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry Metrics, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTNew development for drop-in fuels, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTOptimize field upgrading of oil sands with slurry-phase combi-cracking technologySlurry-phase combi-crackers are able to process a much wider range of feeds—including those with very high levels of metals, asphaltenes and sulfur—that cannot be economically upgraded in fixed-bed or ebullated-bed reactors, which makes this process ideal for upgrading oil sands., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTOvercome the imbalance between diesel and gasoline productionA number of strategies can be applied to increase the overall product selectivity to middle distillates., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTPipeline expansion uses rerating to debottleneck services, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTRefining industry developments—Growing opportunity and uncertainty, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTRefining overview: Leading nations by capacityBP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2014 showed total global refining capacity of just under 95 MMbpd. The top five countries with the highest refining capacities are the US, China, Russia, India and Japan. Combined, these countries account for nearly 45 MMbpd of capacity, which represents almost half of the world’s total refining capacity., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTReview of the Middle East refinery industry, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS condensate exports send ripple effects downstreamThe US, which a decade ago was considered an aging has-been in oil and gas production, now leads the globe in production, and a growing bucket of these crudes is light and sweet., 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTWhat is the impact of US shale oil on global markets and refinery configurations?, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT