Engineering & Design

KBR awarded pre-FEED study for Indonesian LNG regas project

KBR has been awarded a pre-front end engineering and design study for Australasia LNG’s proposed LNG Hub terminal in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

Ceremony marks start of CITGO Aruba refinery activities

Representatives of the government of Aruba and Citgo held a ceremony to mark the beginning of activities that will lead to the refurbishment and operation of the Aruba refinery that has been idle since 2012.

Amec Foster Wheeler to provide FEED for Singapore refinery upgrade

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Singapore Refining Co. SRC to undertake front end engineering and design services to upgrade its Jurong Island refinery.

Jacobs to provide EPCM services to Olin Gulf Coast chemical plants

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a multi-year contract from Olin Corp. to provide EPCM services to several US facilities.

Use dynamic simulation to maximize plant operating performance

Alós, M. A., Inprocess Technology and Consulting Group

The oil and gas industry has witnessed seismic downward shifts in barrel prices and uplifts in market competitiveness.

Lessons learned in commercial scale-up of new chemical processes

Jazayeri, B., Reacxion

Commercializing a new chemical process can be as simple as installing one or more homogenous batch reactor(s), or as complex as designing a fully integrated chemical complex requiring one or more heterogeneous reaction steps processing gas, liquid and/or solids, with other units required to prepare feeds, recover products/byproducts and recycle streams.

The effect of various parameters on tray point efficiency

Kasiri, N., Jouybanpour, P., Iran University of Science and Technology; Reza Ehsani, M., Isfahan University of Technology

Distillation as a volatilities-based process is used to separate components of a mixture to a liquid phase richer in less volatile components, and a vapor phase richer in more volatile components.

Optimize a CDU using process simulation and statistical modeling methods

Bird, J., Seillier, D., Piazza, E., Valero Energy Corp.

A methodology was implemented to optimize the operation of a refinery crude distillation unit (CDU) using a combination of process simulation and statistical modeling methods.

Pertamina to form refinery JVs with Rosneft, Aramco

Indonesian state energy company Pertamina expects to sign a JV agreement with Russian oil major Rosneft for the Tuban oil refinery development project.

Jacobs to upgrade Singapore Refining Co.’s Jurong Island refinery

Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from Singapore Refining Company to provide services for an upgrade project at their Jurong Island refinery.