Management

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In over 85 years, Aramco has never missed a shipment to a customer for operational reasons. One of the main factors behind this extraordinary level of consistency and reliability is our Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling system (OSPAS), which ensures that every part of our supply network works like a well-oiled machine, 24/7.

John Crane joins the Aiming for Zero methane emissions initiative

Incubated by the OGCI and its member companies, the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative was launched in early 2022 to rethink how the oil and gas industry approaches methane emissions and its harmful effects on the environment.

Brazil's Raizen to sell second-generation ethanol to Shell

Brazilian energy company Raizen said it has agreed to sell second-generation ethanol (E2G) produced from sugarcane biomass to Shell until 2037, under a program that includes building five new E2G plants.

Kuwait's KIPIC says first phase of Al-Zour refinery starts commercial operations

The commercial launch comes after the project started last month to produce and sell primary quantities of fuel oil and supply it to local power stations.

Site construction underway at TA’ZIZ and next major phase of growth launched

The centerpiece of the expansion will be a new world-scale, low-carbon footprint steam cracker to supply feedstocks for the various downstream production units.

Obsolescence management in a manufacturing unit

Bhattacharya, R., Contributing Writer

Obsolescence is one of the most detrimental and worrisome issues in manufacturing units. This is predominantly because of rapid advancements in technology.

Clariant completes acquisition of BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets

The finalized deal also includes an agreement for the long-term supply of attapulgite-based products to BASF. The transaction will improve the EBITDA margin profile of Clariant’s Business Area Natural Resources while supporting the company’s path towards reaching its 2025 targets.

Reliability analysis of analyzers bridges the gap between assessing and addressing risk

Taylor, B., Anvil Corporation; Martin, S., CHS

For most refinery facility managers, the demands of running plants efficiently, meeting environmental regulations and maximizing returns on product specifications challenge even the most disciplined professionals.

Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy

Fiske, T., Anderson, G., Yokogawa

Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.