HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Sunoco plans to exit the refining business and has begun a process to sell its refineries located in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Sunoco also announced that it is conducting a company-w..
HP Impact: European refiners’ safety performance in 2010
European oil company association CONCAWE started compiling statistical data on safety performance for the European downstream oil industry 17 years ago. The group recently released its safety report f..
HP Impact: Libya at a glance
Wood Mackenzie recently undertook an analysis of Libya, attempting to discern how long it could take for a recovery of oil and gas production. One of the key issues in this respect is how quickly the ..
HP Impact: EU Parliament seeks stricter greenhouse gas rules
The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane and ground-level ozone. The Parliaments call ..
HP Construction: North America
Dominion is proceeding with its next major project in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions, the construction of a large natural gas processing and fractionation plant along the Ohio River in Natrium,..
HP Construction: South America
Foster Wheelers Global Engineering and Construction Group has been released to perform the second phase scope for an existing contract with Ecopetrol S.A. for modernization of the refinery in Ba..
HP Construction: Europe
A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AGs Global Engineering and Construction Group has a contract with Aibel AS to provide detailed design engineering services to support Aibel, which has been appoint..
HP Construction: Africa
KBR has a contract with Anadarko Mozambique Area 1, Ltd., to perform a pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) study for a prospective liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, Africa. ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Fluor Corp. has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by SAPCo, a joint-venture company being formulated between Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. and Evonik Industries, for it..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) in Queensland, Australia, has selected Meridium, Inc. as the platform for its enterprise-wide APM initiative. The GLNG plant, which began construction earlier th..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Mercaptan oxidation in aqueous waste Fig. 1. Mercaptan destruction rate. Tert butyl mercaptan (TBM) and dimethyl sulfide (DMS) are oxidized to destruction in an aqueous-waste so..
High-spectral resolution using a laser The ProCeas product line from ap2e relies on optical-feedback, cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (OFCEAS) technology developed and patented by the Uni..
Automated boiler blowdown control system reduces water and energy consumption to cut plant costs The automated Model 61 boiler blowdown control system is said to offer a complete, ready-to-use sy..