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Technip Energies awarded a significant contract for IOCL’s grassroots naphtha cracking unit at Paradip (India)

Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1.5-MMtpy Paradip naphtha cracker unit block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India.

Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases

Sinopec (Beijing) Research Institute of Chemical Industry: Li, D.  |  Zhang, J.  |  Liu, Z.  |  Guo, L.  |  Hou, Z.  |  Hsu, R.

With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern.

Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline.

Transitioning to an electrified future

Siemens Energy: Diezinger, S.

As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 2

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

In this research, the integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene-producing facility was examined using a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model that prioritized maximizing ethylene and propylene production and net profit.

Reduce the minimum design temperature beyond the code limit for carbon-steel pipes

Fluor Daniel: Gajapathy, P. R.  |  Sankaran, R.
Fluor Corp.: Ibarra, A.

In the current market scenario, all projects are schedule-driven and highly dependent on total installed cost. To help meet crucial deadlines, industry professionals utilize various technologies and high-end software, and industry must continuously innovate and seek new ideas to find alternative solutions to challenges.

Alarm rationalization at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) refineries

The national oil refining company of Kuwait has two state-of-the-art refineries: Mina Abdullah (MAB) and Mina Al-Ahmadi (MAA).

Global Project Data

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Spotlight on Asia

bp to acquire full ownership of bp Bunge Bioenergia while refocusing plans for new biofuels projects

bp has agreed to acquire Bunge’s 50% holding interest in its bp Bunge Bioenergia S.A. joint venture, one of Brazil’s leading biofuels-producing companies.

Pemex CEO: Mexico's new refinery will start processing crude oil in 2H 2024

Mexico's state energy company Pemex will start processing crude oil in its new Olmeca refinery in the port of Dos Bocas in the second half of the year.