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Technip Energies awarded a significant contract for IOCL’s grassroots naphtha cracking unit at Paradip (India)

Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1.5-MMtpy Paradip naphtha cracker unit block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India.

Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases

Sinopec (Beijing) Research Institute of Chemical Industry: Li, D.  |  Zhang, J.  |  Liu, Z.  |  Guo, L.  |  Hou, Z.  |  Hsu, R.

With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern.

Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline.

Transitioning to an electrified future

Siemens Energy: Diezinger, S.

As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 2

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

In this research, the integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene-producing facility was examined using a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model that prioritized maximizing ethylene and propylene production and net profit.

Reduce the minimum design temperature beyond the code limit for carbon-steel pipes

Fluor Daniel: Gajapathy, P. R.  |  Sankaran, R.
Fluor Corp.: Ibarra, A.

In the current market scenario, all projects are schedule-driven and highly dependent on total installed cost. To help meet crucial deadlines, industry professionals utilize various technologies and high-end software, and industry must continuously innovate and seek new ideas to find alternative solutions to challenges.

Accelerating the DCS of the future: Open process automation technology

PETRONAS: Rashid, S.  |  Mohamed, R.  |  Aziz, Z. A.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PETRONAS operates all oil and gas resources in the country and is responsible for developing and adding value to them.

Alarm rationalization at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) refineries

The national oil refining company of Kuwait has two state-of-the-art refineries: Mina Abdullah (MAB) and Mina Al-Ahmadi (MAA).

Global Project Data

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Spotlight on Asia

Amogy and Plastic 2 Green partner to pioneer ammonia energy solutions

Amogy announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Plastic 2 Green (P2G) to explore the integration of Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system as a backup/supplementary power source for P2G’s green ammonia manufacturing facilities.