2022 Finalists

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream sector's leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual awards ceremony. This year, the awards cover 16 key categories in the hydrocarbon processing industry that will be voted on by the HP Awards' esteemed advisory board. 

 

BEST AR/VR/AI TECHNOLOGY 

  • Application of Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Data Driven Decision System in Manufacturing for Improving Gasification Operation and Reliability – Reliance
  • Factorial Kernel Dynamic Policy Programming (FKDPP) – Yokogawa
  • Forecast 360™ – Symphony Industrial AI

BEST ASSET MONITORING TECHNOLOGY 

  • Emerson’s AMS Asset Monitor with AMS Machine Works Software v1.7 – Emerson
  • Honeywell Forge Corrosion Advisor |Predict®-Crude – Honeywell
  • Integrated Corrosion management system for Refinery and Petrochemical complex – Reliance
  • OpreX Asset Health Insights – Yokogawa

BEST ASSET RELIABILITY/OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGY

  • High Velocity Thermal Spray (HVTS) – Integrated Global Services (IGS)
  • Largest Coker Unit Reliability enhancement and expansion with operations uninterrupted – Reliance
  • LUMINAI Refinery Advisor – Beyond Limits

 BEST AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY 

  • Advance Process Control system in LDPE – Reliance
  • ftServer – Stratus Technologies
  • PlantESP Plus – Control Station
  • Plant-Wide Optimizer – Honeywell

 BEST CATALYST TECHNOLOGY 

  • Fourtitude™ FCC catalyst – BASF
  • Reliance Olefins Removal Catalytic Technology (REL-ORCAT) – Reliance
  • Layered Organic hybrid-zeolite catalyst for alkylation of benzene with propylene – SINOPEC

BEST DIGITALIZATION TECHNOLOGY (Formerly Best Digital Twin Technology) 

  • AVEVA Data Hub – AVEVA
  • Connect'In®Axens
  • Shiftconnector®Eschbach
  • Lummus Digital – Lummus Technology
  • TrendMiner – TrendMiner, a software AG company

 BEST GAS PROCESSING/LNG TECHNOLOGY 

  • MeOH-To-Go® plant system – Modular Plant Solutions
  • DLNG liquified natural gas – Damietta Liquified Natural Gas
  • Gas to Liquid plant – Fischer-Tropsch-GTL process – Uzbekistan GTL

 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 

  • Dr. Rajeev Kumar – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • Gil Cohen – Imubit

 BEST HEALTH, SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION 

  • Real Time Locating System – Honeywell
  • VOCs reduction at Raffineria di Milazzo SRUs complex stack – Raffineria di Milazzo S.C.p.A., an Eno SpA and Kuwait Petroleum Italia joint venture
  • Digital Enablement and Remote monitoring deployment to ensure Best in Class HSEF performance for high-risk critical operation and during shutdown – Reliance

BEST INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY 

  • SERVOPRO DF-700 NanoTrace series, Gen 7 – Servomex
  • Proline 10 flowmeter line – Endress+Hauser

 BEST MODELING TECHNOLOGY 

  • Aspen Fidelis™ – Aspen Technology
  • AVEVA™ Process Simulation, Sustainable Process Engineering – AVEVA
  • Visual MESA Supply Chain Scheduling (VM-SCS) – KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc (a Yokogawa Company)
  • Process Engineering ToolS Software (PETS® 5.0) - Stratus Engineering, Inc.
  • HeX 360™ – Symphony Industrial AI
  • Topnir™ Crude Modeling – Topnir
  • UniSim® Design: Designing Green Hydrogen Facilities – Honeywell

 BEST PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY 

  • Atol®Axens
  • Eni innovative bio-based Friction Reducer Additive for lubricants – ENI SpA
  • Novolen®Lummus Technology
  • Disentangled Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (DPE) Polymer and Its Niche Products – Reliance
  • R1 - R2 Reactors series operation for Homo Polymer grades – Reliance
  • Thermal Crude to Chemicals (TC2C™)Saudi Aramco
  • Novel Energy-Saving On-purpose Butadiene Production Process: Catalytic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butenes (ODH Process) – SINOPEC

 BEST REFINING TECHNOLOGY 

  • Horizontal Method for Tray Distillation and gas Liquid Contact Operations – Technology, Invented, Developed & Simulated by an Indian Independent Researcher & Inventor AMIT KATYAL
  • HP-DAK (Dearomatized Kerosene) Technology – A specialty solvent production process - Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  • Development, Commercialization, Scale-up and Upgradation of Benzene Recovery Unit (BRU) – Reliance
  • EARTH® - Enhanced Annular Reforming Tube for Hydrogen and syngas – Technip Energies and Clariant Catalysts

 SUSTAINABILITY  

  • Algae-to-Oil (A2O) – Reliance
  • AspenTech Sustainability Models – Aspen Technology
  • Plastic Fluid Catalytic Cracking (PFCC) Accelerated by Virtual Reactor Simulation – Encina Development Group, LLC and CPFD Software
  • Modular Carbon Capture & Storage (MCCS™) – Entropy Inc.
  • Honeywell Forge Energy and Emissions Management – Honeywell
  • Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery ATK pool sulfur specification initiative – KNPC
  • NetZero LNG - A rigorous baseline analysis of existing and real time base load LNG projects – McDermott
  • Blue Ammonia Demonstration Project- HNGLP Scope – Saudi Aramco, Hawiyah NGL Plant

 MOST PROMISING ENGINEER

  • Trushit Oza –  Lummus Technology 
  • Aniruddha Kulkarni – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • Brett Beauregard – Control Station
  • Praveen Tayal – Honeywell
  • Daniel McCloskey – Lummus Technology
  • Derek Jones – Lummus Technology
  • Dr. Zhong (John) He – Lummus Technology
  • Christopher Runneberg – S & B Engineers and Constructors

 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 

  • Didier Lambert – Topnir
  • Matthew Burd – Honeywell
  • Dr. Raksh Vir Jasra – Reliance
  • Surinder Singh Saini – Reliance