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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 (Gulf) empowers employees to deliver premium technical and business content, as well as market intelligence solutions, to the global energy and infrastructure industries through trusted engagement. For more than 100 years, Gulf's quality content and commitment to audience needs has led our company to become the most trusted resource in B2B media for the industries we serve. Our market-leading brands—Petroleum Economist, World Oil, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing & LNG, H2Tech, Hydrogen Economist, Carbon Economist and Underground Infrastructure—serve their markets with real-time content through digital media and in-person/virtual events. Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the global energy industry through Global Energy Infrastructure 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
• 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

Sumedha Sharma
Technical/Submissions Editor    
• Areas of responsibility: Review, qualify and edit contributed articles for HP, Gulf research (HP survey)
• Prior experience: researcher at University of Houston, Research Officer at IIT (India), Lecturer at AEI (India) 
• PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston

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