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Knudsen, P. U.

Statoil Refining Denmark, Kalundborg, Denmark

studied chemical engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. He has worked in scheduling, planning and economics at different refineries for more than 25 years. He has worked at Kuwait Petroleum and Shell, and he now has a position as an advisor in planning and economics at Statoil, in a group that is dedicated to crude optimization and crude risk assessment. He holds an MS degree in chemical engineering.

Improve refinery margins with new crude selection concept

Statoil Refining Denmark: Knudsen, P. U.
Frontline Systems, Inc.: Maleki, S.

A refinery with an active crude selection strategy encompassing dedicated staff, preapproval of all new crudes and an updated crude acceptance window can gain $0.5/bbl–$1/bbl vs. a more passive strategy.

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