Gas Processing/LNG

Reliability: Technology transfer training is most effective for small groups

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Training can take many different forms.

Petrotechnics’ survey reveals reality of risk in the global hydrocarbon industry

ABERDEEN, Scotland, UK — Petrotechnics, the developer of the hazardous industries’ first software platform for operational excellence, has released its 2017 Operational Risk and Process Safety Management survey results. Insights from more than 200 senior industry leaders reveal that only 6% believe their companies are fully up-to-date with their scheduled safety-critical maintenance.

Taiwan suspends oil exports to North Korea, imports of clothing

TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports, to comply with United Nations resolutions, a largely symbolic move by the island to show it is a responsible member of the international community.

Upgrade the ALARP model as a holistic approach to project risk and decision management

Benintendi, R., De Mare, G., University of Salerno

The ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) model was developed by the UK Health and Safety Executive to establish and justify risk acceptability limits.

Boxscore Construction Analysis: The state of the global downstream construction sector

Balboa, B., Gulf Publishing Company

In May, Lee Nichols, Editor and Associate Publisher of Hydrocarbon Processing and Gas Processing, presented a detailed, year-to-date trend analysis and review on new and active downstream construction projects around the world.

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Béla Kelemen has been named President of the European Petroleum Refiners Association for the next 2-yr term.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 350 downstream projects with capital expenditures (CAPEX) of $1 B or greater.

Reliability: Identify top ways to weather weak market conditions

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New Jersey-based Carmagen Engineering Inc., a member of Mistras Group Inc., is a highly respected consulting engineering and project management firm comprising experienced subject matter experts (SMEs).

Saudi Aramco to complete phase 1 of expanded gas pipeline by year end

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Saudi Aramco will complete the first phase of an expansion of the main gas pipeline across Saudi Arabia by the end of this year, the company said in its weekly magazine, part of an effort to meet the kingdom's rising gas demand.

China unveils plans to expand, upgrade oil and gas pipelines

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and National Energy Administration (NEA) unveiled plans to expand and upgrade China’s oil and gas pipeline network over the next decade.