Accelerate Digitalization in Oil and Gas amid Demand Changes and IMO 2020
8 July 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

The volatility in crude and product prices as well as demand are making even the most current production planning and process models far from optimized. Additionally, fuel oil quality constraints due to IMO 2020 are adding more stringent requirements in terms of feedstocks and sulphur handling. Optimizing feedstock selection and process conditions to match demands must move faster to maximize refining margins and reduce business risks in these uncertain times. The approach to Digital Transformation, if well executed, will enable refineries to quickly respond to volatile market conditions and maximize margins.

Learn how an end-to-end value chain optimization helps redefine your processes, run what-if scenarios, enable deeper collaboration, reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and innovation, and ultimately make better decisions quicker.  Benefits include:

  • Reducing crude evaluation time from days to minutes
  • Reducing refining costs by up to $0.70/barrel
  • Reducing Unplanned Downtime by up to 25%
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Performing Accurate Chloride and Basic Nitrogen Titrations in Hydrocarbons
23 June 2020

Sponsor: Metrohm

Petroleum raw materials, precursors and methanol products are difficult to titrate, and they require the right solvents, non-aqueous titrants and special electrodes to get accurate results. While much attention is typically given to TAN and TBN analysis, non-aqueous chloride titration and basic nitrogen are equally critical and challenging tests to ensure quality and efficacy of these important hydrocarbon products.  

Learn how to implement and optimize the IMPCA-002 method for chlorides in methanol and UOP 269 basic nitrogen method by attending this webinar presented by Sagar Irrinki, Quality Control Manager at Coastal Gulf & International, Inc. Sagar will share how his laboratory navigates executing these tests on various types of petrochemical samples. Kerri-Ann Blake, Product Manager for Titration at Metrohm USA, will provide guidance for electrode selection and best practices for electrode care and replacement. Don’t miss the live Q&A at the end to get all your questions answered by Sagar and Kerri-Ann. 

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Reduce CDU Operational Risk with Plant Digital Twin
19 June 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

In today's volatile environment, refiners must shift operations to adapt to ever-changing product demands – and do it with an increasingly remote workforce. Plant digital twin technology provides operational insights so engineers can predict potential disruptions from anywhere.

Learn how column hydraulic visualization in the digital twin helps your remote teams:

  • Predict operational issues, such as column weeping during production turndowns
  • Evaluate alternative corrective actions
  • Avoid costly operational outages

See how you can respond more quickly to operational issues in an uncertain climate. 

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Hydrocarbon Processing's Industry Outlook: 2020 Update
11 June 2020

Sponsor: S & B

Over the past several years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected global demand for transportation fuels and petrochemical products, as well as capital spending. Although the HPI has had a rough start to 2020, refined products and petrochemicals demand is forecast to increase in the future. To satisfy increasing demand for refined fuels, petrochemicals and natural gas, every region is investing to increase downstream processing capacity. With more than $1.9 T in announced projects globally, it is imperative that HPI companies receive the most up-to-date and valid information on market trends, and the future development of the downstream processing industry. 

During this live webcast, Lee Nichols will provide a mid-year update on capital projects around the world, as well as major economic, environmental and political market trends that are shaping and influencing the industry in the near-term.

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Increasing Remote Worker Productivity
4 June 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell 

Today’s operation managers and supervisors need to balance data gathering and real-time informed decision making while maintaining contact with their teams including, subject matter experts, regardless of their location. Join us to learn how Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity Inspection Rounds, Expert on Call, and Video Assist provide the tools and intelligence to increase the overall efficiency and productivity with a quick ROI.

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Managing Risk and Uncertainty: The Importance of Optimizing Your Value Chain
3 June 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

There is no doubt that oil prices fluctuations are causing uncertainties and disrupting the Oil & Gas Industry. The supply is up, and storage capacity is running out aligned with the low global demand. In these difficult times, we need to take advantage of economic opportunities and quickly react to market changes with fast optimization and built-in analytics. The agility in responding to price fluctuations is key to surviving this unprecedented situation. Companies capable of optimizing the value chain will be able to manage their business through risk and uncertainty.

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Now, more than ever: 4 steps to minimize impact to capital project delivery through alignment, transparency and robust execution process governance
27 May 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

Today’s capital project construction industry is plagued with challenges, resulting in nearly all major projects delivering late and over budget, and risk is higher than ever. This webinar explores the primary causes for overages, considers the critical internal and external pressures faced by today’s volatile projects environment, and provides a framework to guide the opportunity to align teams, inform decision making, optimize resources, and enforce governance to execute your project successfully.

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Quickly reduce OPEX through Digital Energy Optimization Strategies
20 May 2020

Sponsor: Schneider Electric 

Optimized energy management, enabled by digital integration, can quickly increase process efficiency by reducing energy use per unit of output.  Easily implemented, these digital solutions integrate process and energy data to measure the financial and sustainability performance of an industrial operation in real time. They incorporate data from the equipment level of a plant, up through the process area, the plant site, and the enterprise level. The results show both operators and executives how policies and operating decisions can boost efficiency and profitability through easy to use dashboards.  Energy savings of 7% to 12% are typical for a mid- to large-scale facility, along with a further 2% to 5% reduction of energy purchase costs through effective contracting and usage of sustainable energy sources.

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