Process Optimization

Survey finds strong support for CCUS across the hydrocarbon processing sector

A survey conducted by Gulf Energy Information has revealed that 84% of 145 respondents in the hydrocarbon industry expect carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) will be a mainstay of their industry.

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil output, exports

Chevron Corp received a U.S. license allowing the second-largest U.S. oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country's crude oil to the United States.

Siemens to supply electric vehicle chargers for Electromin’s planned charging network in Saudi Arabia

Siemens agreed to supply Electromin, the e-Mobility unit of Saudi Arabia’s lubricants and automotive services company Petromin, with electric vehicle (EV) chargers for its planned development of a Kingdom- and region-wide charging network.

Online Feature: What you need to know about emergency isolation valves

Whether they are off-the-shelf or custom designed, EIVs are one of the most critical pieces of equipment in a refinery. The proper operation of EIVs is crucial for the safety of the workers in the plant and plant equipment, and lack of performance can be extremely costly.

Online Feature: Highlights of API 685 3rd Edition, Sealless Pumps—Part 1

This article—Part 1—describes the process of updating the document and cites the participating companies contributing to this work, along with addressing the significant changes that are of interest to the reader in understanding revisions from the previous API editions. Included are the influences and reasons behind each of these changes. Insight into subject matter for future updates to API 685 is addressed at the end.

Refiner Slovnaft to cut Russian oil intake to 60%

Slovakia's sole oil refiner Slovnaft will cut the share of Russian oil in its processing activities next year to about 60% from about 95% and use other blends to comply with sanctions on Russia, the company said.

John Crane joins the Aiming for Zero methane emissions initiative

Incubated by the OGCI and its member companies, the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative was launched in early 2022 to rethink how the oil and gas industry approaches methane emissions and its harmful effects on the environment.

ExxonMobil and Pertamina advance regional CCS project in Indonesia

ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions is working to bring lower-emission technologies to market, making them accessible to hard-to-decarbonize industries, including its recent agreement with a leading global manufacturer of nitrogen and hydrogen products in Louisiana, United States.

Online Feature: Raman spectroscopy: The new standard in oil, gas and petrochemical laboratories

Accurate measurement is more essential than ever in the oil and gas industry. Understanding the chemical composition of raw materials and the consistency of processed products is key to manage processes, reduce risks, and maximize outcomes.

Online Feature: Crude C4 alternatives for a successful grassroots petrochemicals project

The C4 value chain configuration chosen for a new petrochemical complex greatly depends on key project business case drivers, such as steam cracker feed slate, commercial and market conditions, and product value-uplift potential.