Crude oil

Viewpoint: The NOC-on-effect—Transforming the face of the refining industry

George, S., Routt, M., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

A new era of game-changing competition is about to take over and transform the refining industry as we know it.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Claroty has made several significant enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection product.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US markets weakened despite positive performance at the middle of the barrel due to considerable gasoil and jet/kero inventory drawdowns.

Octane upgrading technology to boost value of light paraffinic feeds

Aggus, B., Massa, M., INVISTA Performance Technologies

In November 2017, US crude oil production eclipsed the 10-MMbpd mark, setting the highest production record in history.

Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by HP editors and readers

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Viewpoint: The opportunity for greater growth and value—Considerations for crude-to-chemicals projects

Moore, D., ExxonMobil

Industry players are focused on upgrading to higher-growth, higher-value chemical products.

Africa: Troubled Nigerian refineries hamper petrochemicals growth

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

Nigeria’s petroleum industry has had its fair share of upheavals, ranging from insecurity that hampers upstream operations to low global oil prices that constrain midstream and downstream investments.

Advanced biological treatment removes benzene, phenol from refinery wastewater

Dale, C., Ekenberg, M., Wenta, R., Veolia Water Americas

Historically, US regulators have not required benzene and phenol monitoring for wastewater from oil refining, petrochemical processing, coking or coal gasification operations.

Process design consideration for a deep-cut vacuum distillation unit—Part 2

Recently, many US refineries have been reconfigured to process heavy opportunistic sour crudes.

Conceptualizing a mega-integrated refinery and petrochemical complex: A case study

Chaudhuri, S., Dass, T., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

Integration is the new keyword for sustainability and profit in today’s oil and gas market scenario.