Information Systems

Operators increasingly reliant on connected services companies

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The first week of October 2017 was quite a busy time for the Hydrocarbon Processing editorial team as we covered events across the US. At the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit, we produced the show dailies, a 16-to-20-page print publication for three days.

DWG Selects aeShield platform to support customers in Benelux region

GREENVILLE, South Carolina, USA — aeSolutions announced that DWG, a process, process/functional safety, electrical, automation and IT company in Rotterdam, has selected the aeShield Safety Lifecycle Management platform to support their customers in the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg Regions.

Certas Energy uses cloud solution to run Danish service station network

HAMBURG/DUBLIN — Certas Energy Retail Europe, part of the Irish group DCC, has moved its operations for another service station network to the cloud. Following the migration in France, Certas Energy is now also controlling its 210 stations in Denmark using Implico Global Operation Services (iGOS), the cloud solution for downstream services.

Schneider Electric and MaxGrip partnership strengthens APM solutions

SAN ANTONIO, Texas–Oct. 4, 2017–Schneider Electric announced a new partnership with MaxGrip that will enable a more comprehensive asset lifecycle management offering that includes assessment services and risk-based maintenance capabilities. This expanded offering will be available as part of Schneider Electric’s Enterprise Asset Performance Management (APM) solution.

Schneider Electric Innovation Summit '17: TechnipFMC optimizes modeling software with partnership

At Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit: Software Conference in San Antonio, Texas, a Day 1 session devoted to downstream oil and gas strategy featured a customer success story of engineering excellence.

Schneider Electric Innovation Summit '17: Mike Rowe promotes embracing discomfort through change at Summit

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On Day 1 of Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit: Software Conference in San Antonio, Texas, keynote speaker Mike Rowe—who is known for his role as the host of the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs—spoke about embracing the discomfort that comes with necessary change in work processes.

Schneider Electric Innovation Summit '17: The transformative power of digitalization

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

SAN ANTONIO—At the Day 1 kickoff of Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit: Software Conference in San Antonio, Texas, executives from Schneider Electric, BASF and BP spoke about the transformative power of digitalization for the oil, gas and chemicals industries via Schneider Electric's innovative portfolio of software products.

Gulf Publishing Company Launches LNG Intelligence Service for Energy Industry

HOUSTON — Gulf Publishing Company, a leading media company and provider of market data for the international energy industry, launches today the Energy Web Atlas to provide the downstream energy sector with easy access to information about the LNG industry.

Business Trends: Smart refineries—Leveraging data for operational intelligence

Agrawal, M. D., Morawala, A., Tata Consultancy Services

In the highly competitive, capital- and asset-intensive oil and gas industry, demand is growing for the implementation of information technology (IT) practices covering the following functional requirements.

The next generation of advanced process control

Kern, A., APC Performance LLC; Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In this article, Hydrocarbon Processing provides published references on model-based control, and contributing author Allan Kern presents his views on model-less control.