Webcasts

HPI Outlook 2020: What Does 2020 Hold for the Downstream HPI?
11 December 2019

Sponsor: Burns & McDonnell

Join the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing as they present the downstream’s most trusted industry forecast. During the webcast, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals will gain expert insight into the 2020 spending and activities of the global HPI. During this live event, the editors will present projections for capital, maintenance and operating expenditures for the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing/LNG industries for 2020. They will highlight economic, environmental and industry trends impacting spending for the year ahead. The webcast will also include a Construction Boxscore Database overview of project activities in the refining, petrochemical and natural gas/LNG industries throughout the world.

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Meeting Europe’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Challenge: Opportunities and Outlook 2020
5 December 2019

Demand for Europe’s natural gas transmission infrastructure is increasingly in focus as the continent’s natural gas dependency continues to reach all-time highs. Amid steep year-over-year declines in natural gas production, the continent is increasingly reliant on LNG imports and international pipelines to supply key regions. But key restraints remain in areas where import capacity has insufficient access to growing demand centers. Additionally, emerging demand factors and remote upstream developments amid a push for lower carbon fuels provides a context for midstream infrastructure investment.

We examine the implications for managing the supply of natural gas through Europe to consumers. We examine capital investments, potential, and identify areas where a conflux of issues may lead to a gas transmission system shortfall. We examine regional natural gas transmission capacity and import facility capacities compared to the prospects of domestic supply and growing demand centers. Which areas require additional investment by midstream operators and what are the implications of this for the broader gas dynamics of Europe?

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Asset Performance Management: Creating an effective strategy that delivers
26 November 2019

Sponsor: Lloyd's Register

Whether RBI or RCM, the methodology that you follow is only one part of developing an effective asset performance strategy. More often than not, it is the commercial imperatives that can dictate and drive how organizations implement their strategy. At a time when operators are looking to achieve more with the same, or less, maintaining a level of robustness and flexibility in your asset performance management strategy is essential. Digital platforms play a critical part but having to strike a balance between technology and methodology to achieve your commercial goals is no longer a decision one needs to make.

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The end of industrial science fiction – back to practicality
21 November 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

For many companies today, digital transformation in the industry is still in the realm of science fiction. Smartphones can predict our behavior, humankind has mastered the control of crewless spacecraft, and yet sometimes we cannot even get two corporate departments to work together. In reality, fully automated and connected plants remain a distant dream for most manufacturers.

Streamlining processes and technologies aligned with people’s needs in organizations is not an easy task. So how can we transform and simplify Asset Performance Management?

Join us and learn more about:

•    How your business objectives are the starting point for any asset strategy
•    How to align processes, people, technology and culture to support your overall objectives
•    How AVEVA can help you with a 360° insight of your current state, creating a pragmatic roadmap to set and achieve your ambitions
•    How you can calculate the ROI of any Digital Transformation projects upfront.

Too good to be true? Let us surprise you.

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Best Practices of Digital Transformation Initiatives in Oil and Gas: Discussion with the Leaders Achieving Business Value at DCP Midstream and MOLGroup
13 November 2019

Sponsor: OSIsoft

Digital transformation is a leading topic in most industries but especially in the hydrocarbon processing industries. Digital transformation can be confusing for organizations, and in many cases, the expected benefits unrealized.  However, when successful, transformative business value is achieved. What determines success or failure? 

Join OSIsoft and industry leaders from DCP Midstream and MOLGroup to talk through the best practices for successful digital transformation programs, based on real-world programs by both MOL ($1B in 4 years) and DCP Midstream($50M in 2 years) that made significant impact on these organizations around the dimensions of business value, culture, work processes, and technology including IIOT and “analytics”.  

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Learn How to Optimize your NGL Plant with UniSim Design in EO
31 October 2019

Sponsor: Honeywell 

NGLs (Natural Gas Liquids) are used for cooking, heating, as blending components of vehicle fuel, and are an integral part of the petrochemical processes, used as feedstocks for petrochemical plants.

To optimize the NGLs recovery process, it is essential to have access to many parameters and operating conditions which impact the performance of the unit, and quite often simulating tools are used to optimize the design as well as performance of operating units.

UniSim Design has a proven track record as a simulation package for NGL plant optimization. In this webinar, you will see the next generation modelling capabilities of UniSim Design for NGL plant optimization.

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How Changing Economics and Technology will Impact the Energy Industry
16 October 2019

Sponsor: AspenTech 

Energy economics are changing. With uncertainty, even volatility surrounding future energy demand, pricing, a circular plastics economy and other market forces, companies need to be prepared to remain profitable. Where does digitalization and AI technology fit into the equation? What are industry leaders doing today to gain a competitive edge?

Please join Hydrocarbon Processing Editor-in-Chief Lee Nichols for a lively discussion with industry experts Carole Nakhle, CEO, Crystol Energy and Ron Beck, Energy Industry Director, AspenTech as they address these hot-button topics:

•    What's required to realistically achieve sustainability?
•    How will the circular economy impact the downstream market?
•    How will digitalization shape operations in the refining/petrochemicals industry?

There will be a Q&A session following the event. We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering.

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A New Era for Alkylation: Ionic Liquid Alkylation -- ISOALKY™ Process Technology
10 October 2019

Sponsor: Honeywell UOP

Chevron and Honeywell UOP have developed a commercially viable next-generation alkylate gasoline manufacturing process, ISOALKY Technology, which has performance benefits (yield, product octane number, safety and environmental) over the conventional acid-based processes. The ISOALKY Catalyst is a non-volatile ionic liquid that operates efficiently via on-line regeneration with the added benefits of no acid soluble oil (ASO) disposal and no solid by-product formation. 

ISOALKY technology can be used for green field plants or retrofit/expansion of existing alkylation units and the capital and operating costs are comparable to or better than other commercially available alkylation processes.   The Technology is being commercialized in two refineries: one for retrofitting of a Chevron HF alkylation plant and the other for a grass-root alkylation plant.  Construction for the Chevron conversion project began in 2018, with the ISOALKY plant due for startup in late 2020.  Start-up of the second commercial plant is expected in 2021.

In this presentation, we introduce how ISOALKY Technology provides greater flexibility in feedstocks, smaller volume of catalyst required, optimized operating conditions to increase octane and to allow use of lower metallurgy such as carbon steel, and decreased risk in transportation and handling of the solution.

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