2020 Finalists

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream sector's leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its fourth annual awards ceremony. This year, the awards cover 15 key categories in the hydrocarbon processing industry that will be voted on by the HP Awards' esteemed advisory board. 

BEST AR/VR/AI TECHNOLOGY

  • AI-Driven Predictive Maintenance Platform - AVEVA
  • Mimic Field 3DTMEmerson
  • AM Monitor – Siemens Gas and Power
  • Performance 360TM - Symphony AzimaAI 

BEST ASSET MONITORING TECHNOLOGY

  • Mtell® - Aspen Technology Incorporated 
  • Visual Asset Performance Management - AVEVA
  • Orbit 60 Series - Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes Business
  • AMS Asset Monitor - Emerson
  • Condition Based Maintenance Services - Honeywell Process Solutions
  • IIoT Plant Asset Management (PAM) Solution for Vibration Monitoring - Yokogawa

BEST CATALYST TECHNOLOGY

  • FourtuneTM FCC Catalyst – BASF
  • PolyMax® 600/NHP 402 – Clariant and Lummus Technology
  • [HP]2 Catalyst for Light Olefins Production in FCCU - Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)
  • nanO2 Combustion Catalysts®Purify Fuels Inc.
  • Zeolite catalyst for the production of ethylbenzene with Refinery Off-Gas – Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology
  • Mesoporous Zeolites – Zeopore Technologies

BEST DIGITAL TWIN TECHNOLOGY

  • Digital Twin for Refinery Wide Emission Model - Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  • Performance 360TM - Symphony AzimaAI 
  • Petro-SIM® Digital Twin for Unit Performance Monitoring – Yokogawa

BEST HEALTH, SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Operation Mastery Project – AVEVA
  • wilmaTM  Weavix
  • Tightening Safety – Siemens
  • Digital Risk Management – Yokogawa

BEST INSTRUMENT

  • AVEVA Real-Time Crude – AVEVA
  • Ranger Pro – Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes Company
  • RosemountTM 5300 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter – Emerson
  • Prosonic Flow G 300/500 – Endress+Hauser
  • waltTM  Weavix

BEST MODELING

  • Aspen HYSYS – Aspen Technology
  • AVEVA Reactor Models: Refinery – AVEVA
  • Conceptual Design Emulation – CDE Projects
  • Topnir Systems  Topnir

BEST NATURAL GAS TECHNOLOGY

  • Rosemount CT4400 Continuous Gas Analyzer – Emerson
  • Exion® LT – Exion Systems LLC
  • CEIRSTM ZEGAZ Instruments

BEST PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • TC2C™ - Thermal Crude to Chemicals – CLG, Saudi Aramco Technologies Company and Lummus Technology
  • “Sulphur Free” detergents for lubricants – ENI
  • para-Diethylbenzene (PDEB) Technology – Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Outlet Support Grid – Woven Metal Products

BEST PROCESS CONTROLS - AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Bedrock OSA® + Flow  Bedrock Automation
  • DeltaV Distributed Control and Safety System Emerson
  • Dynamic Real Time Optimizer (RT-OP) – Yokogawa

BEST PROCESS – PLANT OPTIMIZATION

  • Intelligent Collaboration Center – AVEVA
  • Control of Work – Sphera
  • ztC Edge – Stratus Technologies
  • Plant Resource Manager (PRM)  Yokogawa

BEST REFINING TECHNOLOGY

  • LC-MAX TechnologyChevron Lummus Global
  • HydroFlexTM Technology – Haldor Topsoe
  • HP-HiGAS Technology – Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)
  • Indmax FCC Technology – Lummus Technology

BEST SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY

  • AVEVA Production Accounting – AVEVA
  • System 1 Condition Monitoring Software – Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes Company
  • Barracuda Virtual Reactor®CPFD Software
  • Rosemount™ Thermowell Design Accelerator Software – Emerson
  • InEight® SCHEDULE  InEight

MOST PROMISING ENGINEER

  • Andrew Becker, Process Engineer, Burns and McDonnell
  • Hamed M.H. Al-Azemi, Process Engineer, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)
  • Khaled Rasheed, Operations Engineer, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)