Webcasts

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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Building a Digital Twin for the Hydrocarbon Industry
3 October 2019

Sponsor: Bentley Systems Inc

Operators of refineries and petrochemical plants are overwhelmed with masses of data coming in from sensors and control systems and making sense of this information alongside accurate engineering information about the plant is hard. Can digital twins help? 

Plant owners need easy access to accurate, up to date, engineering information and they need tools that make it simple to keep that engineering data up-to-date over the lifecycle of the plant, reflecting changes due to routine maintenance, turnaround or large-scale revamp projects. 

This webinar will present a new solution developed as a collaboration between Siemens and Bentley Systems that demonstrates how to build a Digital Twin of your plant leveraging the information you already have, integrating and visualizing that information together in more meaningful ways.

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Value Chain Optimization - How Digital Strategies Can Drive Enterprise Collaboration and Unlock Additional Value to the Business
26 September 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

Refining and petrochemical companies are constantly pressured to operate with tightened margins and they are seeking for ways to revolutionize their business and stay competitive. The digitalization of the value chain, also known as value chain optimization is a growing trend, but many companies heavily investing in digital technologies are failing to obtain economic return. 

Charles Rieb and Joachim Boese will present their insights from decades of industry expertise and will share how some companies are overcoming the challenges of digitalizing their value chain. Learn more about business processes transformation driven by technology that create added value through a real connected value chain.

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Complex FCCPT/FCC Performance Gains through an Integrated Approach
19 September 2019

Sponsor: Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Processing advantaged FCC feedstock can be economically attractive, but its quality can challenge unit operations.  Closely tied with the upstream FCC Pretreat unit, optimizing FCC operation, margin and reliability requires an integrated approach.  Shell Catalysts & Technologies provides global refiners with differentiated technology enablers, from the newly launched CENTERA GT™ catalyst portfolio to the industry recognized FCC feed nozzles.  This session will discuss the “One-Team” holistic approach to optimizing the FCCPT/FCC complex from a licensor/operator point of view.

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