Hydrocarbon Processing Awards ready to debut in Vienna

Vienna—The stage is set and the nominees are eagerly awaiting the dinner black tie awards ceremony this Wednesday evening, 7 June, at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront in Vienna, Austria.

Gulf Publishing Company and the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing are proud to present the launch of the annual Hydrocarbon Processing Awards in one of Europe’s great historical cities. The awards program will honor the downstream energy segment's leading innovations, as well as outstanding personal contributions to the industry.

The event will also recognize the top refining and petrochemical projects of 2016. These two projects were voted on by the readers of Hydrocarbon Processing and are featured in the December issue of the magazine. The award will be presented to representatives of the project’s owner/operator company.

Say tuned for more details and onsite event coverage. Here are the finalists for each category:


Best Automation & Modeling

  • Dynamic Risk Analyzer™ early risk detection — Near-Miss Management
  • gPROMS Olefins CrackingMonitor virtual analyzer — Process Systems Enterprise Ltd.
  • InSite monitoring with process algorithms — KBR
  • Digital transformation for EPC — Larsen & Toubro Technology Services

Best Catalyst Technology

  • BoroCat novel passivation FCC Catalyst — BASF
  • EnviCat nitrous oxide abatement — Clariant International Ltd.
  • ODH-Et oxidative dehydrognation of ethane — Mexican Petroleum Institute
  • Molecular Highway bottoms upgrading — Rive Technology

Best Control and Instrumentation

  • Adaptive & Advanced Process Controls — ExxonMobil
  • 80 GHz custody transfer radar for liquids — Endress+Hauser
  • Model-less Process Control — CITGO Petroleum Corp. and APC Performance LLC
  • Optograf™ Analyzer cryogenic spectrometer — Endress+Hauser
  • Predict-RT real-time corrosion data analytics — Honeywell

Best HSE Petrochemical / Best HSE Refining

  • Akvo Float ceramic membrane & microflotation water treatment — Akvola Technologies
  • CNotes electronic shift notes repository — CSoft Technologies
  • Super Sour water stripping — Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.

Best Petrochemical Technology

  • BP Paraxylene (pX) technology using crystallization — BP Amoco Chemical Co.
  • Fluidized Catalytic Dehydrogenation (FCDh) — The Dow Chemical Co.
  • MCP Maximizing Catalytic Propylene, RIPP — SINOPEC

Best Refining Technology

  • Innovative hydroprocessing upgrade — Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
  • Biorefinery technologies for low-carbon fuels and sustainable impact — Eni S.p.A.
  • CrudePLUS field-deployable oil fingerprinting and solids testing — GE Water & Process Technologies
  • K-SAAT solid acid alkylation technology — KBR
  • Selective Yield Delayed Coking Technology — Amec Foster Wheeler

Best Gas Processing Technology

  • Innovative triple-function valve design — Saudi Aramco
  • Efficient NGL & LPG recovery processes — Ortloff Engineers, Ltd.
  • NGL-MAX multi-reflux high ethane recovery — CB&I and Randall Gas Technologies
  • ZR-iLNG: Integrated process to produce LNG without refrigerants nor absorbents — iLNG

Lifetime Achievement

  • Gary Pipenger — Amalgamated, Inc.
  • Les Antalffy — Fluor
  • Mike Williams — KBC Advanced Technologies
  • Mr. Tracy Snow, CEM — TLV Corp.
  • Trinath Sahoo — Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.

Most Promising Engineer

  • B. Ravi Kumar — Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
  • Babak Firoozi, PE — Fluor
  • Oleg Giiazov — RRT Global, Inc.
  • Vanamamalai Bharathy — KNPC

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