Business Trends: Rejuvenating the contract “spine” of megaprojects—Part 1

Crossley, B., Energy Contract Solutions Pte. Ltd.; McLeod, G., Chevron

Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and a 20-yr legacy of failing megaprojects.

Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics

Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.

Viewpoint: Digitalization is key to increasing the process industry’s productivity

Tuomaala, P., Neste Engineering Solutions

Consumers are continuously looking for healthier, safer and more environmentally sustainable products.

Automation Strategies: Top technology trends in automation for 2018

Resnick, C., ARC Advisory Group

The last several years have seen significant advances in, and acceptance of, new automation technologies.

Demolition of a refinery—a site exit with many winners

Noé, K., Arcadis

The demolition of a refinery site is a complex, large-scale project.

Combating normalization of deviance within your organization

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

NASA’s 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster investigation brought the term “normalization of deviance” into the spotlight.


Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Amy Hebert has joined Haldor Topsoe A/S as Deputy CEO and Executive VP (EVP), Chemicals.

Viewpoint: Standards professionals are crucial to business and industry success

Morgan, K., ASTM International

Businesses throughout the oil and gas industry use technical standards—specifications, test methods and guides, among others—as part of the foundation for developing the best processes and products. For example, standards are deeply integrated into how petroleum is refined, tested, stored and transported.


Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

SIMMONS EDECO has appointed Niels Versfeld as Chief Executive Officer.

Engineering Case Histories—Case 99: Pooling knowledge and experience builds personal and team success

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

With the help of an excellent mentor, I became adept at analyzing equipment and structures at the start of my career, using analytical techniques.