Consider 'lean' engineering model to fast-track mega projects

Bennett, S., AVEVA Solutions Ltd.

Lean construction can raise competitiveness for an EPC business, thereby increasing its profitability and improving its delivery success rate and brand image.

Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 2

Vaidyanathan, S., Zhou, J., Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; Kapur, S., Apex PetroConsultants

Click here to read Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 1Reformed petroleum naphtha (reformate) is the largest source for aromatics. Integrating refineries and petroche..

HP Brief: Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline unveiledAir Products recently completed its 600-mile Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) project and also started up operations at a dynamic customer service center.The ..

HP Forecast: HPI Market Data 2013 Executive Summary

ENERGY TIME: CHARTING A COURSE FOR THE FUTUREThe hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is a global business with a 100-year history. Much has changed since the early days when crude oil was stripped t..

HP Construction: Middle East

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

JGC Corp.’s wholly owned Saudi Arabian subsidiary, JGC Gulf International Co. Ltd., has been awarded a contract for an aromatics plant project from Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara), a joint venture b..

South America: Argentina

Quijada, R., IntelliChem, Inc.; Friedlander, A., Instituto Petroquimico Aregentino; Carvalho, O., MaxiQuim Assessoria De Mercado

For nine consecutive years (2003–2011), the Argentinean gross domestic product (GDP) continued to increase at an impressive annual rate of 7% to 8%. However, this trend was expected to change in ..

Europe: Germany

Meincke, H., Association of the German Chemical Industry

The German chemical industry has an outstanding position inside Europe. Nearly 25% of chemical product sales in the European Union (EU) are by German chemical companies. Ranking behind China, the US a..

Asia: China

Fu, X., Li, X., Zhang, L., Petrochemical Research Institute, PetroChina; Lin, A., PetroChina Ltd., Co

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced in its January 2012 “World Economic Outlook” that the global GDP growth rate was 3.8% in 2011. However, Asian-Pacific nations bucked this tren..

South America: Venezuela

Quijada, R., IntelliChem, Inc.

Fig. 1 illustrates the annual gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation from 2006 to 2011 for Venezuela. High crude oil prices have helped domestic GDP growth, suggesting a healthy economy. ..

South America: Brazil

Carvalho, O., MaxiQuim Assessoria De Mercado

Brazil’s economic improvement was remarkable over the past decade, following many years of slow growth. On average, the Brazilian gross output of goods and services increased at an annual average..