Natural Gas

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the HP Award for Best Catalyst Technology.

Building blocks of process safety

Dutta, H., Nayara Energy Ltd.

Major incidents continue to strike the oil and gas industry at regular intervals.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US margins recorded losses as crack spreads declined for all products except fuel oil, despite lower refinery crude intakes.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

A game-changing approach to furnace safeguarding

Mickity, D., Phillips 66

This work is a follow-up article to “Automate furnace controls to improve safety and energy efficiency,” which was published in the June 2014 edition of Hydrocarbon Processing.

Reduce dry gas and coke with a more flexible FCC technology

Gong, J., Xu, Y., Zhang, J., Chang, X., Wei, X., Tang, J., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP)

To meet increasingly stringent specifications for cleaner gasoline and to produce more clean fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) naphtha with lower olefins, a novel FCC technologya for maximizing isoparaffins was developed in the late 1990s. The technology’s principal is based on the formation and conversion of olefins in two different reaction zones.

Technical considerations for the Heydar Aliyev refinery revamp

Alkhasli, E., SOCAR Turkey Enerji; Baerends, M., Baars, F., Fluor Energy and Chemicals; Khidirov, B., SOCAR; Asgar-zadeh, S., Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, nearly 150 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industries this year.