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Digitalization and the Transition to Zero Carbon
1 December 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech 

Will your current technology help you achieve a zero-carbon future?  As industry leaders look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, there are strategies energy companies can employ now to reduce their carbon intensity. 

Please join Hydrocarbon Processing Editor-in-Chief Lee Nichols and industry experts Vikas Dhole, VP of Product Management, Aspen Technology, Inc., and Ron Beck, Director of Marketing Strategy, Aspen Technology, Inc., as they discuss how advancements in digital technology play a significant, immediate role in the zero-carbon journey.  Hear how you can:

  • Accelerate enterprise-wide energy efficiency strategies
  • Dramatically reduce methane, carbon and other harmful emissions
  • Substitute renewables as a power source in asset operation
  • Improve carbon capture and utilization efforts
  • Leverage digital twins, hybrid models and other innovations to meet sustainability targets

All energy industry professionals involved in sustainability initiatives should attend.  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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How Pan American Energy Captured Value Using AI for Early Fault Detection
17 November 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

Refining and petrochemicals producers face increased pressure to maximize margins while improving safety and sustainability. In this webinar, learn how Pan American Energy implemented a predictive maintenance solution powered by artificial intelligence to predict critical equipment failures – giving time back to production and reducing operational risk.

Hear from Javier Mascheroni from Pan American Energy to learn how the company uses predictive maintenance to:

  • Lead the digital transformation journey at the Campana refinery
  • Provide up to 46 days’ notice of failures on critical equipment
  • Determine the best time to perform repairs to maximize productivity and minimize risk
  • Rapidly deploy Autonomous Agents on other assets to scale across the enterprise

Join us for this live webinar with Q&A and discover how predictive maintenance technology can improve the safety and sustainability of your operations.

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Return on Training: How the Shell Scotford Complex uses OTS to stay modern
12 November 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

The Shell Scotford Complex is one of North America’s most efficient, modern and integrated hydrocarbon processing sites, converting oil sands bitumen into marketable products. It includes a bitumen upgrader, oil refinery, chemicals plant, and carbon capture and storage facility. For more than a decade, Operator Training Simulators (OTS) from AVEVA have helped increase efficiency, safety, and profitability. The popular OTS program continues to drive Shell Scotford into the future as automation and run-lengths increase and new technologies become profit centers.

Join us to hear how the Shell Scotford Complex:

  • Cut operator training time in half by practicing upsets in the OTS at any time
  • Implemented procedures to reduce downtime for decoking turnarounds from 2.5 months a year to once every four years
  • Validated a new control system for a highly dynamic process in the OTS
  • Prepares for the future with VR training and remote project execution
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Understanding Gas Grab Sampling Systems
11 November 2020


Optimizing your chemical processing costs and maintaining high-quality outputs requires that you capture representative, timely samples of process fluid for later analysis. Yet, finding the right sampling system requires you to understand sampling system design principles and many process factors, including sample pressure, temperature, phase, compatibility, and chemical composition. Swagelok helps chemical processing companies build, maintain, and operate reliable sampling systems every day, and their engineers have designed standardized, locally configurable grab sampling solutions to make sampling simpler and safer. Join this webinar to hear from one of these engineers, learning what it takes to develop high-performing grab sampling systems and what you should consider to find a gas grab sampling solution that works for you. 

Learnings: After attending this webinar, you will walk away better understanding:

  • Grab sampling and online analyzer differences  
  • Benefits of grab sampling  
  • Basic design principles 
  • Sample container selection 
  • Standard cylinder panels
  • Cylinder design options
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Making a Global Oil Major’s Digital Twin Dreams a Reality
28 October 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

Shenoy Janardhan, Global Strategic Account Manager at AVEVA will share how AVEVA’s cloud digital twin Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) helped a Global Oil Major form their Digital Twin strategy. He will also cover how the combination of Operational, Maintenance and Engineering information supported by a governing Information standard is enabling the customer to pursue their ambition of empowering a connected worker strategy.

During this webinar, we will cover:

  • How AVEVA solutions have powered a Global Oil Major’s innovative Digital Twin strategy
  • How data is compiled and contextualized starting as early as the design phase of the project to empower processes throughout the asset lifecycle
  • Share some of the most rapid paths to value at different stages of the asset, from CAPEX through to OPEX
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Overcome Margin Leakage and Maximize High Value Product Yields with Dynamic Optimization
20 October 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

Refineries and petrochemical plants are looking for ways to reduce margin leakage that occurs between production planning, scheduling and actual operations. AspenTech’s dynamic optimization technology, Aspen GDOT™, along with its first-in-class unified Production Optimization environment, Aspen Unified™, help align plant operations with changing economic conditions to optimize production in real time.

The new capabilities in V12 Aspen GDOT enable you to:

  • Improve collaboration and consistency in decision making across planning, scheduling and operations
  • Run your plant to its limits by using consistent optimization and constraint handling with your APC layer
  • Deliver a more optimal plan by providing planners with an accurate view of current process constraints
  • Train users faster with the simple and intuitive flowsheet environment

Register for this live webinar to learn how you can leverage Aspen GDOT to enable your planning, scheduling and APC layers to work, adapt and optimize together.

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Global Hydrogen Update: Charting a Course for a Low Carbon Future (1)
15 October 2020

In the midst of the energy transition, hydrogen stands apart as a versatile alternative fuel, which can be utilized in a wide range of situations. Join the Gulf Energy Information research team as they review the following:

  • the current state of the hydrogen market
  • assess the development status of key projects around  the globe
  • discuss the policies and regulatory factors shaping the future development of this vital market segment.

With researchers based in London, Houston and Mumbai, Gulf Energy Information is your market intelligence source for the international energy industry, with project insights covering Hydrogen, Gas Processing/LNG, Refining/Petrochemicals, Renewables and Oil & Gas Pipelines.

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Improved Asset Integrity through Continuous Corrosion Monitoring and Predictive Analytics
15 October 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell 

Characterization and evaluation of corrosion damage in refineries has gained importance due to the need for safety, reliability, throughput and operational integrity for unit facilities. Corrosion affects a variety of areas, from direct damage to pipeline and equipment, unplanned downtime and loss of process efficiency, to hazardous operational conditions for the personnel and the community, the equipment and facilities and the environment. An advanced continuous corrosion monitoring and analysis solution is required to detect and prevent corrosion damages and enable timely decision making to improve overall asset integrity. 

This webinar presents an innovative approach for continuous corrosion monitoring and predictive analytics that enables a comprehensive asset integrity analysis. This approach includes the ability to:

  • Continuously estimate corrosion rates for multiples materials and damage mechanisms
  • Calculate average corrosion rates and quantify cumulative corrosion damage
  • Evaluate the impact of operating conditions on corrosion rates
  • Validate the effectiveness of Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) to keep corrosion rates within limits
  • Estimate future wall thicknesses, corrosion allowances and dates where thresholds are reached

Please join our Industry Experts for a discussion about the industry challenges related to corrosion damages and its effects in asset integrity and to learn about Honeywell innovative solutions for continuous corrosion monitoring and predictive analytics.

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