Project Management

Reliability: Plan startups wisely and involve SMEs

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

DE, a retired former colleague of mine, recounted his experience as an expert witness for ABC in litigation against XYZ. (Note that I picked the letters A through M for the plaintiff’s side; N through Z are assigned to the defendants.)

Business Trends: Case EPC-2020: Increasing competitiveness and profits

Prior to the hardships faced during the global pandemic, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industry was already facing several challenges.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With the increasing prominence of hydrogen technologies circulating into the global market, Gulf Energy Information—publisher of Hydrocarbon Processing and Gas Processing & LNG—has launched our latest publication: H2Tech.

Ras Tanura: The creation of a clean-fuels complex

The primary objective of the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project is to enable the Ras Tanura refinery—the largest refinery in Saudi Arabia—to produce transportation fuels that will be compliant with future specifications.

Optimizing methanol plant operations through minimal capital investments

Soto, J., Methanex Corp.

In the constant search for improvement, Methanex has developed a state-of-the-art project to improve plant operation at its methanol production facility in Punta Arenas, Chile (FIG. 1).

Workforce: Five lessons to get the most out of remote training and tools

Munson, P., T.A. Cook & Partner Consultants

The past year has been a time of great challenges, and of great opportunities, for people to adapt and overcome the current restrictions on in-person meetings.

Business Trends: Why we value engineering data

In the 21st century, one cannot escape the concept of data.

Using ASME Section VIII Division 2 Class 1 to your advantage

Nawandar, S., McDermott

It is globally recognized that ASME codes are widely used international codes for the construction of mechanical equipment operating in power, refining, petrochemical and nuclear facilities.

Industry Perspectives: Top Projects 2020—Voting is still open

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As mentioned in the editorial comment of the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2020 Top Project Awards are out.

Creating a roadmap for professional skills in Industry 4.0

Akyazi, T., Oyarbide, A., Goti, A., Gaviria, J., University of Deusto; Bayon, F., Sidenor Aceros Especiales SLU

The oil and gas industry has overcome many challenges by keeping up with technology advances, achieving cost-effective practices and meeting energy efficiency requirements.