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Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Arja Talakar has been appointed CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas. He will be based in Houston, Texas, the global headquarters for Oil & Gas and its parent operating company, Siemens Gas and Power.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has reached a full agreement with CCS JV, a JV between Chiyoda, McDermott and Saipem, for the development of its Mozambique Area 1 LNG terminal.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world.

Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check

Bermish, M., Wood Mackenzie

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.

Digital: The pathway to digitalization value delivery

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

It seems that all software initiatives in the energy and chemical industries are now tagged with the name “digitalization.”

Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The downstream processing industry is changing.

Drive IIoT success with advanced analytics

Zinsli, J., Seeq

Refineries, petrochemical and other process plants face similar challenges in daily operations, as each facility must mitigate risk, anticipate maintenance, optimize operations and minimize operational expenses.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Wyatt, T., Fleissman, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Our waste is our resource—An initiative to turn all plastics bio-based

Nyman, T., Pöyry

The vision is fully fossil-free plastics production.

To reduce security vulnerabilities in downstream facilities, try unikernels

Eyberg, I., NanoVMs

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, oil and gas facilities have joined financial, government, hospitality and other companies as tempting targets for cybercriminals.