Webcasts

Valero Reduces Giveaway with Optimized Blending
7 February 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

Valero St. Charles Refinery has made a significant investment to convert a rundown/batch sequential gasoline blending process to a continuous, in-line operation. Their greatest challenge was to meet quality specifications while minimizing giveaway costs, because no matter how much optimization is done throughout the refinery, it can be lost as specification giveaway at the pump. Reducing RVP giveaway by 0.1 psi and octane giveaway by 0.1 ON across the enterprise would increase gross margin by tens of millions of dollars/year. In this effort, they implemented Valero’s Gasoline Blending Optimization Package (VGBOP) with AVEVA’s optimization and analytical technology. The webinar will discuss the project conception, scope, and justification; the technology employed in this effort; and the practical aspects and challenges from a planning and operations perspective.

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The impact of US LNG exports to Asia
23 January 2019

Will Asia provide a market for significant US exports?

LNG exports are set to be dominated by the US, Australia and Qatar. In the future, it is expected that they will account for over half of global LNG exports by 2040. The US currently has an export capacity of 25m t/y and is heading towards 100m t/y in the short term.

Join Hydrocarbon Processing Editor & Associate Publisher Lee Nichols, Energy Web Atlas’ Peregrine Bush & Scott Allgood, as they use the Energy Web Atlas LNG dataset to examine the current status of the global LNG network, as well as determine the future outlook. 

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Construction Boxscore Demo
16 January 2019

Join our live demo on “Construction Boxscore”, our downstream projects database that tracks global refining, petrochemical and gas processing projects, supported by a global research team. New projects are updated daily and changed data on current projects is updated constantly.

Attend the demo as Bob Andrew, Senior Data Analyst & Research Coordinator with Energy Web Atlas, demonstrates Boxscore by focusing on the active Asian Pacific region.

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HPI Outlook 2019: What Does 2019 Hold for the Downstream?
11 December 2018

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 2019 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 2019. 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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Bring Facilities Online Faster and Manage Unexpected Shutdowns Confidently With Digital Twin Technology
6 December 2018

Sponsor: AspenTech

As the process industries face the challenge of digitally transforming their plants and assets, they need tools and technology to support this change.

Integrating the use of process simulation, operator training simulator (OTS) and digital twin technology is an essential first step on this journey. To achieve this, AspenTech and Emerson have integrated the leading technologies and capabilities of both organizations into a new offering for the managers of process plants.

In this webinar we will cover:
• Use cases for digital twin technology
• The joint technology investment of AspenTech and Emerson to support our customers
• Case studies outlining the business value of using this technology

Learn from Emerson and AspenTech experts how you can leverage an integrated technology solution to bring plants online faster and manage unexpected shutdowns with confidence.

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Digital Plant: Leverage Digital to Boost Profitability While Better Managing Risk
29 November 2018

Sponsor: BHGE

The oil and gas industry is witnessing an important convergence in the process and operational worlds. This session looks at how companies can integrate asset performance management (APM) solutions together with process simulation models to allow for continuous interrogation of process data against the process model, and the ability to predict and quantify operational decisions in near real-time.

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Modern Strategies for Higher Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) in Oil & Gas Downstream Operations
20 November 2018

Sponsor: Schneider Electric

Oil & Gas companies wishing to modernize downstream operations must update the way they view the value of their refinery, petrochemical or LNG/gas plant technology long-term investments. Stakeholders have traditionally only considered outlay of capital for installation and the ongoing cost of maintenance. An overlooked ratio, Return on Capital Employed (ROCE), provides a more comprehensive and accurate method for calculating efficiency and profitability of a company's capital investments. This session illustrates how ROCE applies itself to downstream investments in process automation.

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Increasing Role of LNG in Europe’s Energy Mix Webcast
14 November 2018

Join Energy Web Atlas' 30 minute webcast discussing how Europe's move away from power generated by nuclear fuel, heavy oil or coal is changing the energy supply balance. This webcast will feature data from HP Construction Boxscore on small-scale and large-scale LNG facilities in Europe. Our interactive demo will illustrate international LNG trade flows, ports that take these ships, and import terminals.

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