Information Systems

Solve gravity separation challenges

Majeed, K. T., Mahsan Consulting Services Ltd.

Separation of oil, water, gas and solids (sand) droplets/particles is one of the most common requirements in most oil and gas facilities.

Digital: Digitalization—Why now?

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

The process industries are under threat.

Petrochemicals: Which network can fulfil the petrochemical sector’s desire to exploit Industry 4.0?

Smith, G., Rajant Corp.

The global petrochemical industry has not been short of success.

Project Management: Intelligent 3D model for digital project execution

Digital transformation offers the chance to reorganize and develop new models of collaboration that fully leverage the opportunities offered by digital technologies and their benefits across the oil and gas business—particularly for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

The top three causes of contractor and engineering misalignment

Eichelberger, N., Accruent

When contractors, engineers and operations teams at downstream processing plants do not work together at optimal efficiency, it can present serious problems.

Cut costs and save time servicing valves during refinery turnarounds

Dalal, N., Emerson Automation Solutions

Most refineries perform turnaround activities every 3 yr–5 yr to maintain and upgrade plant assets and equipment.

How did asset utilization modeling save Sadara $1 B in capital cost?

Hayek, F., Moran, M., Sadara Chemical Co.

Sadara is a JV between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.

Cybersecurity: Why emails should be a cybersecurity priority

Edry, I. U., Trustifi

The oil and gas industry is becoming increasingly digitized—but is it improving its cybersecurity measures to match?

Digital: Three steps to implement a 21st-century disaster recovery plan

Cox, E., Allegro Development Corp.

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, businesses across the US had another reminder of how unpredictable and unavoidable disasters are when they strike.

Viewpoint: Shifting safety from cost to value for oil and gas companies

Elliott, S., Schneider Electric

In today’s business and regulatory environment, controlling a refinery or other high-hazard processing plant is increasingly demanding.