Process Optimization

Gazprom Neft building a hydrogen production facility at its Omsk refinery

Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a standalone 12,300 tpy-capacity hydrogen production unit at its Omsk Refinery. This processing facility will provide high-purity (99.9%) hydrogen for new and reconstructed hydrotreatment facilities, intended to reduce the sulfur content of motor-fuel components (blending agents).

AFPM Annual '17: Daily editions of the official conference newspaper

SAN ANTONIO -- Enclosed are digital copies of all three daily editions of the official conference newspaper of the AFPM 2017 Annual Meeting, held at the Marriott Rivercenter.

Hindustan Petroleum refinery to use Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Honeywell announced that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is using technologies from Honeywell UOP for the expansion and modernization of its refinery at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on the southeast coast of India.

Diamond Green Diesel to expand renewable fuel capacity using Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell UOP announced that the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 bpd to 18,000 bpd, using Honeywell UOP's Ecofining process technology.

Pöyry awarded engineering contract for Synthomer dispersion plant

Synthomer Deutschland GmbH has awarded Pöyry with the detail engineering services assignment for the revamp of its dispersion plant in Worms, Germany. The assignment includes detail engineering services for all disciplines as well as Health, Safety and Environment management, permitting engineering, cost control and project scheduling. Project is expected to be completed in the Q3 2018.

CH2M, Shell sign framework agreement providing global engineering services

DENVER -- CH2M has signed a framework agreement with Shell to provide engineering, procurement, construction and project management services across upstream, integrated gas and downstream projects globally.

ABB Customer World: How R&D keeps pace with technological advances in oil and gas

HOUSTON -- During a CTO panel discussion, Ahmed Hashmi, head of upstream technology at BP, discussed how research and development in the oil and gas industry is keeping up with the increasing change in technology, and where the future of R&D will take the industry, at ABB Customer World Wednesday morning.

ABB Customer World: Automation efficiency and the future of operational excellence

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

HOUSTON -- No matter what industry you work in, improving and instituting automation efficiency can lead to operational excellence. This idea was the theme of Wednesday morning’s keynote presentation “Next level operational excellence: Efficiency in automation” at ABB Customer World 2017.

ABB Customer World: How digitalization is elevating chemical, oil and gas industry processes

HOUSTON -- ABB Customer World 2017 took on a theme during Wednesday’s sessions, focusing heavily on digitalization and how it can be used to “close the loop” and generate customer value.

ABB Customer World: Preparing for the digital revolution

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

HOUSTON -- Collaboration and connectivity is key within the digital revolution ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said during the welcome keynote address Tuesday morning at ABB Customer World in Houston.