Loss Prevention

It’s not double trouble—it’s digital twingenuity

Henn, J., MAVERICK Technologies

Much ink has been spilled over the concept known as the “digital twin.”

Determine root causes of undesirable petcoke properties from the DCU

Gupta, A., Daggupati, S., Bisht, H., Mandal, S., Das, A. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.

The delayed coking unit (DCU) is the technology of choice for the upgrade of heavy hydrocarbon residues—i.e., bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading.

Maintenance and turnaround planning critical to successful ejector vacuum system operation

Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

Steam ejector vacuum systems are generally considered to be reliable and require little maintenance.

Capital projects are making a comeback, but are EPC firms ready?

Donnelly, P., AspenTech

After several years of cutting costs to align to the reality of fewer and smaller capital projects, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms are now forging ahead as the industry recovers.

Eight strategies to minimize capital expenditures for a better bottom line

Adib, M., SNC-Lavalin Inc.

The following are eight strategies to help reduce engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project costs, along with tips to maximize the value of both existing assets and new investments for refiners and producers.

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.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Kheng Lau, BP, presented the keynote address on using high-fidelity simulators for training on day two of Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas.

Business Trends

Newton, M., Aveva

The oil and gas industry is at a turning point.

Roundtable: Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics; Malladi, M., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Marx, J., Airswift; Ward, R., McKinsey Energy Insights

Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?

Viewpoint—Industry 4.0: Demystifying the next big thing in oil and gas

Habibi, E., PAS Global

Until a few years ago, the term Industrial Revolution referred to the significant technological changes that began in the late 1700s with the advent of the steam engine, leading to the mechanization of work and the unprecedented economic growth and prosperity that followed.