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Environment & Safety

New DNV survey highlights oil and gas sector paradox

The latest DNV survey, “The Paradox of Petroleum—How the oil and gas sector is transforming through uncertainty,” gathered insights from nearly 450 senior oil and gas professionals to examine rapidly evolving trends and the near-term outlook for the sector.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board issues final report into fatal 2022 fire at bp-Husky Refinery near Toledo, Ohio (U.S.)

Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final investigation report into the fatal naphtha release and fire at the BP-Husky Toledo Refinery in Oregon, Ohio, on September 20, 2022, which resulted in the death of two bp employees.

China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.

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.

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).

PTT Global Chemical redefining maintenance with remote piping inspection robots

PTTGC is refining the concept from Hackathon to innovate and enhance the efficiency of the Remoted Piping Inspection Robot system in factories, addressing issues and reducing costs.

OMV to invest €750 MM at Petrobrazi to produce sustainable fuels

OMV Petrom will invest approximately €750 MM at Petrobrazi to transform the refinery into the first major producer of sustainable fuels in the region.

Valmet announces upgrade to D3 distributed control system

Using Valmet’s D3 distributed control system (DCS) automation platform, industrial processors can now integrate numerous reliability and performance enhancements in the first significant update following its acquisition from NovaTech Automation last year.

Toxic gas in Louisiana (U.S.) air far exceeds safe EPA levels

The toxic gas ethylene oxide (EtO) is detectable in southeastern Louisiana at levels a thousand times higher than what is considered safe.