Petrochemicals

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

Oil and gas professionals are well aware of the pressures companies face in the market.

Supply Chain: Sustainable journey toward global competitiveness—A study

Phukan, P. K., Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd.

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd. (BCPL) is building the Assam Gas Cracker complex in Lepetkata, India.

Refining: Winning strategies for oil producers

Gelder, A., Wood Mackenzie

The prospect of peak oil demand will put pressure on resource-rich national oil companies (NOCs).

Reliability: Preserve what worked well in 1980

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The second CCC implementation strategy involved so-called “shirt sleeve seminars.”

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Susan Dio has been appointed Chairman and President of BP America Inc., BP’s chief representative in the US.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, Asia, the Middle East and the US contain 66% of all active downstream construction projects globally.

Industry Metrics

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

Atlantic Basin markets strengthened amid the onset of refinery maintenance season, while US support came from higher gasoline demand and gasoline price adjustments from the switch to summer RVP.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database and HPI Market Data 2018, total capital expenditures (CAPEX) in the global petrochemical sector are more than $440 B.