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Successes and challenges installing the first proprietary closed-coke slurry system
Kaminski, M., LOTOS Asfalt; Manral, V., Heeswijk, B. V., Chevron Lummus Global; Graeter, F., Knuedel, S., TRIPLAN GmbH

The authors’ companya licensed a two-drum delayed coking technology process unit to Grupa LOTOS in Gdansk, Poland.

Data historian-based machine condition monitoring
Hastings, M., Brüel & Kjær Vibro A/S

Machine condition monitoring has been playing an increasingly important role in industrial asset healthcare for many years.

Reduce OPEX and improve sustainability through digital energy optimization strategies
Lau, C., Schneider Electric

Oil and gas companies are looking for quick ways to reduce OPEX amid the pandemic and oil and gas market crises.

Avoid costly stockouts through inventory sharing
Iyer, K. R., M/s Indorama India Private Ltd. (1)

Inventory sharing, per se, is not a new concept; rather, it is a popular practice in the wholesale and distribution business.

Executive Viewpoint : The importance of digital twins and cloud-based services
McCloskey, A., AVEVA

Hydrocarbon Processing spoke with Andrew McCloskey, Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D at AVEVA, about how digital twins and cloud-based services are used, their benefits and challenges, security issues, etc., as related to the downstream oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals industries.

Business Trends: Are chemical companies ready for the future of work?
Dickson, D., Deloitte Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant, short-term disruption to the chemical industry, potentially leading to long-term impacts.

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Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,400 projects around the world. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 37% of active projects market share, followed by the U.S. (17%) and the Middle East (14%). Approximately 67% of active projects are in preconstruction phases. Projects within the planning/proposed phase represent the largest market share for active projects (37%). More than 40% of projects in the planning/proposed phases are within the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Al-Zour PRIZe project
Location: Al Zour, Kuwait
Operator: KIPIC
Cost: 8000
Capacity: 330,000 tpy
Completion date: 2026
Status: Engineering
Project: Qingzou PDH plant
Location: Qinzhou, China
Operator: Shanghai Huayi
Cost: 1300
Capacity: 750,000 tpy
Completion date: 2022
Status: Engineering
Project: Karbala refinery
Location: Karbala, Iraq
Operator: SCOP
Cost: 6000
Capacity: 140,000 bpd
Completion date: 2022
Status: Under construction
Project: Pulau Muara Besar Integrated complex-Phase 2
Location: Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei
Operator: Brunei Hengyi Industries
Cost: 13650
Capacity: 14 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Planning/proposed