Owner-operators across the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) strive to gain maximum business value from their process plant assets. Here, automation assets and other operational technology (OT) typically play a major role.
The world economic order is rapidly changing. A transition is underway, led by the sudden collapse of crude oil and natural gas prices. Here, the pros and cons of modularization vs. field construction are outlined.
Gathering accurate data is essential for failure analysis and other types of research.
In the downstream industry, where production is at an all-time high and uncompromised safety is imperative, plant owners and operators are responding by implementing the latest time-saving technologies and systems to automate and improve human processes.
GE and Baker Hughes have entered into an agreement to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a world-leading oil and gas technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities.
Commercializing a new chemical process can be as simple as installing one or more homogenous batch reactor(s), or as complex as designing a fully integrated chemical complex requiring one or more heterogeneous reaction steps processing gas, liquid and/or solids, with other units required to prepare feeds, recover products/byproducts and recycle streams.
Intelliwave Technologies Inc. has signed a global framework agreement with Shell to support Shell's ProjectVantage program.
SABIC, along with Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. (SNCG) and the government of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China, have agreed on a set of principles for cooperation in the further development of a potential joint venture (JV) between SABIC and SNCG to build a greenfield coal-to-chemicals complex.
Project definition is the planning of a project before execution, which begins when engineering is completed, equipment and materials are purchased, and construction of the new or modified plant is performed.
The delayed coking unit is a critical part of a refinery’s crude oil process flow and profitability.