Andrew, Bob

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff,

The power and persistence of branding

Over the last few decades, we have seen much consolidation in the number of players in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical sectors. This M&A activity is seen all across the owner/operators, EPC and supplier communities.

Sulphur ’17: Oil and gas market outlook

ATLANTA — James Preciado, liquid fuel markets team leader, US Energy Information Administration (EIA), spoke about an “in-balance” global oil market, but at what price, during the CRU Group’s Sulphur 2017 conference in Atlanta. In Q4 2017, the market is tight, but in future years oil may need to go over $100/bbl to meet supply demands.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Sustainability and innovation at AIChE annual conference

The 2017 annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers features dozens of parallel tracks for eight days.

Operators increasingly reliant on connected services companies

The first week of October 2017 was quite a busy time for the Hydrocarbon Processing editorial team as we covered events across the US. At the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit, we produced the show dailies, a 16-to-20-page print publication for three days.

Emerson Global Users Exchange ’17: ‘Powering collaboration: For users, by users’

Rob Sentz, chairman of EGUE, opened the 2017 Emerson Global Users Exchange focusing on improvements being made for users to get more out of the week-long event, which will have a parallel EMEA event March 2018 in the Hague. Emerson is expanding networking opportunities by adding early morning yoga and fun runs.

The next generation of advanced process control

Kern, A., APC Performance LLC; Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In this article, Hydrocarbon Processing provides published references on model-based control, and contributing author Allan Kern presents his views on model-less control.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the beginning of 2017, Lewa GmbH commissioned its newly designed process pump testing room.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Emerson Automation Solutions has introduced the Enardo ES-665 spring-loaded thief hatch (FIG. 1) for use on low-pressure storage tanks in oil and gas and other industries.

View/Alt-View: Giving voice to alternative views

Campos, J., Opportune LLP; Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Our publication often features a Viewpoint column, an executive-level short opinion piece that usually focuses on the author’s sector of the hydrocarbon processing industry. This month, we are featuring two columns back-to-back, presenting alternative views on a single topic. We use the word “alternative” deliberately—rather than “opposing”—as we wish to highlight views that present legitimately different perspectives.