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Improve plant work processes with enhanced alarm response programs

Millinger, G., MAVERICK Technologies

One of the unfortunate realities of automation in process industries is the stubborn inability to improve on the weakest link of the chain: human beings.

Viewpoint: Reshaping the industry toward innovation, certainty and efficiency

Brittain, J., Fluor

It is no secret that capital costs of major projects have skyrocketed over the past decade. A July 2015 industry report noted that the average megaproject’s cost increase is 80% of its original value, with an average schedule slippage of 20 months.

Viewpoint: A new value proposition for a licensor and EPC contractor

Folgiero, P., Maire Tecnimont

The drop in oil prices has changed the overall dynamics of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), as well as reduced prices for petrochemical products. Approximately $150 B of oil and gas projects have been canceled or put on hold.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Christoph Wegner will become president of BASF’s Information Services and Supply Chain Operations division, effective December 1, 2016.

Viewpoint: New challenges demand innovative solutions

Liebert, R., Honeywell UOP

As the industry works through the most volatile conditions in more than a generation, refiners are facing several challenges that will define the industry in the next decade.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Courtney McShane has joined Willbros Group Inc. as director of business development for the Marcellus Shale region and Eastern Seaboard.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Alexander Horch has been named as the new head of development at HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Amec Foster Wheeler Plc named Halliburton executive Dr. Jonathan Lewis as chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 1.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Elliott Group has made changes to its executive team. Michael Lordi has been named as chief operating officer (COO), succeeding Art Titus, who is retiring after nine years.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has named Gary Heminger, the company's president and CEO, to succeed Thomas Usher as chairman of the board, in addition to his current duties.

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