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Submitting editorial content to HP and GP - your options

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In the early years of Hydrocarbon Processing’s 95 yr of publishing, all the content was in print.

ECC ’17: Gain capital efficiency on projects with technology

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Two speakers, with owner and EPC cost engineering and construction management experience, shared their best practices in improving insight and understanding on projects. A good example is streamlining design walkthroughs. Exporting the estimate into tools that can quickly drill into cost, materials of construction, equipment, piping size and labor.

ECC '17: Future Leaders development program

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Per the ECC Association charter, their “Future Leaders Program” is developing nominees from company sponsors. This is a three-year program, for people who are chosen by their employer.

ECC ’17: How giga-projects differ from mega-projects

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A breakout session at the ECC meeting in Boca Raton, Florida focused on lessons learned while designing and constructing Sadara, the joint Saudi Arabia/Dow Chemical petrochemical facility near the industrial port city of Jubail.

ECC '17: Transformative change - a necessity for current and future success

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the 49th ECC event, Liam Mallon, President of ExxonMobil Development Co., gave a keynote address entitled, "Transformative change: A necessity for current and future success."

ECC '17: Doing more with less - a roadmap to capital efficiency

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Engineering Construction Conference (ECC) Association is holding its 49th annual event in Boca Raton, Florida, from 12–15 December. The 2017 theme is "Doing more with less: A roadmap to capital efficiency."

Innovations

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In the demanding environment of a Claus reaction furnace, flame detection sensors must distinguish whether a flame is still burning against a hot refractory lining background.

The power and persistence of branding

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Over the last few decades, we have seen much consolidation in the number of players in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical sectors. This M&A activity is seen all across the owner/operators, EPC and supplier communities.

Sulphur ’17: Oil and gas market outlook

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ATLANTA — James Preciado, liquid fuel markets team leader, US Energy Information Administration (EIA), spoke about an “in-balance” global oil market, but at what price, during the CRU Group’s Sulphur 2017 conference in Atlanta. In Q4 2017, the market is tight, but in future years oil may need to go over $100/bbl to meet supply demands.

Innovations

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ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).