Crude oil

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

U.S. refinery margins extended their upward trend for the fifth consecutive month, exhibiting the largest upturn relative to other regions.

Fuels and chemicals: Finding the right refinery configuration for a less predictable world

Chaudhuri, S., Singh, R., Bechtel India

The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry.

Specifying internals in sour water strippers—Part 1

A sour water stripper (SWS) system is a common process in petroleum refineries and other processes where hydrogen sulfide is present.

Benefits of using a master station for actuator supervision and control in metering skids

Loth, S., AUMA

Valve automation in metering skids for the oil and gas industry is a challenging task.

Troubleshoot flooding problems in a crude distillation column

Crude oil is separated into more valuable products, such as naphtha, kerosene, light diesel, heavy diesel and atmospheric residue, in crude distillation units (CDUs).

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global refining margins showed mixed results.

Improving asset utilization by closing the corrosion window

Zurlo, J. A., SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Driving profitable refinery operations often requires owner-operators to balance production flexibility and product optimization with asset availability and equipment reliability.

Search for advanced technique of desalter control—TON control for interface level

Mandal, K. K., Nayara Energy Ltd.

While it may seem like a simple vessel, the desalter is a critical section in a crude distillation unit.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

TechnipFMC has begun construction on Assiut National Oil Processing Co.’s new hydrocracking complex in Egypt.

Hydrocarbons face toughest challenge yet

Ketelaars, F., DNV GL Oil and Gas

Over the next 30 yr, the globe’s energy ecosystem—where fossil fuels dominate and renewables play catch-up—will evolve exponentially, as efforts intensify to curb carbon emissions and mitigate the detrimental impact of climate change.