About Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing

Since 1922, management and technical professionals from petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical/chemical and engineer/constructor companies throughout the world have turned to Hydrocarbon Processing for high quality technical and operating information. Through its monthly magazine, website and e-newsletters, Hydrocarbon Processing covers technological advances, processes and optimization developments from throughout the global Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (HPI). Hydrocarbon Processing editors and writers provide real-world case studies and practical information that readers can use to improve their companies’ operations and their own professional job skills.

Hydrocarbon Processing is a part of Gulf Energy Information.
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Ownership and Related Publications and Products

Hydrocarbon Processing is published by Gulf Energy Information.

Gulf Energy Information provides in-depth insights, technical content and strategic direction to the international energy industry.

Gulf’s market-leading brandsPetroleum EconomistWorld OilPipeline & Gas JournalGas Processing & LNGPipeline News, and Underground Construction—serve their markets with traditional print publications as well as digital media that leverage large audiences.

Moreover, Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the international energy industry through the Energy Web Atlas (EWA) and the Construction Boxscore Database.

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Meet the Staff

John Royall
President and CEO
• Over 22 years of experience in business-to-business media and events
• Previously was Vice President of PennWell's Offshore Group
• Held executive positions at Reed Business Information and Penton Media
• A graduate of the University of Texas

Catherine Watkins
Publisher    
• Over 20 years of experience in business-to-business media
• Previously was Regional Director for Gulf Publishing Company based in France  
• BS degree in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) and graduate studies in Finance, University of California at Berkeley

Lee Nichols
Editor/Associate Publisher    
• Areas of responsibility: all content in Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, HydrocarbonProcessing.com, the Hydrocarbon Processing Construction Boxscore Database and the HPI Market Data book
• Previously was Director of Gulf Publishing Company's Data Division, managing all data content and sales, including corporate access programs to Hydrocarbon Processing and World Oil, the Construction Boxscore Database, upstream/downstream industry data reports
• BS degree in journalism, Texas A&M University

Adrienne Blume
Executive Editor
• Areas of responsibility: natural gas processing, LNG, GTL, NGL
• Previously worked as Managing Editor at Hydrocarbon Publishing Company
• MA degree in English and Publishing, Rosemont College; BA degrees in English and anthropology, Webster University

Mike Rhodes
Managing Editor
• Areas of responsibility: print and web editorial, 'show daily' newspapers for industry conferences, coverage of gas processing
• Previously worked as managing editor at Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
• BS in Journalism/Public Relations, minor in Technical Writing, Eastern Washington University

Stephanie Cano
Digital Editor
• Areas of responsibility: HP and GP website news update, HP and GP e-Newsletter program, HP Informer, HP polls, social media
• Previously worked as Digital News Editor at KPRC, Digital Content Producer at CBS Radio and Music Research Intern at Univision
• BA in Journalism & Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles

Bob Andrew
Technical/Submissions Editor    
• Areas of responsibility: Technical editor, article acceptance, event programs, processes handbooks, maps, societies liaison
• More than 40 years of global process industry experience in refining, petrochemical, GTL, oil and gas processing
• Prior roles in plant operations as process and HSE lead in EPC projects, teaching chemical engineering design
• BE (Hons) degree in chemical and materials engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Heinz P. Bloch
Reliability/Equipment Editor
• Areas of responsibility: Hydrocarbon Processing Reliability column, maintenance and reliability coverage
• More than 52 years of HPI experience and registered professional engineer
• Holds seven US patents; authored over 540 technical papers and 18 books
• For 25 years, was an Exxon Chemical Co. machinery specialist  
• BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering