Project Management

Establishing a plastics processing sector in NE India—A short analysis

Phukan, P. K., Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd.

The Assam gas cracker project was proposed as a part of the implementation of the Assam Accord, which was signed on August 15, 1985.

Business Trends: Rejuvenating the contract “spine” of megaprojects—Part 1

Crossley, B., Energy Contract Solutions Pte. Ltd.; McLeod, G., Chevron

Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and a 20-yr legacy of failing megaprojects.

Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics

Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.

Automation Strategies: Top technology trends in automation for 2018

Resnick, C., ARC Advisory Group

The last several years have seen significant advances in, and acceptance of, new automation technologies.

Editorial Comment: It’s all in the makeup of things

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing features a topic that has been addressed in sections of the magazine for several decades, but has never been a focal point of the publication. That topic is materials manufacturing.

Engineering Case Histories—Case 99: Pooling knowledge and experience builds personal and team success

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

With the help of an excellent mentor, I became adept at analyzing equipment and structures at the start of my career, using analytical techniques.

Management: Active career management

Shahani, G., McDermott, J., ShureLine Construction

A career involves a series of decisions and experiences that improve a person’s knowledge, competencies and personal fulfillment.

Incorporate assurance into an operational readiness program—Part 2

Picheo, G., Reed, W., Jacobs Consultancy

Investors have a critical need for assurance that the asset they are invested in will achieve continuous operation at the designed rates, as well as meet—and hopefully surpass—reliability, availability and maintenance targets safely.

Incorporate assurance into an operational readiness program—Part 1

Picheo, G., Reed, W., Jacobs Consultancy

This two-part article will examine how to address common issues on large projects, and how to make an ordered, structured transition in a systematic and repeatable way.a

Construction—The cornerstone of a successful project

Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant; Shahani, G., ShureLine Construction

Construction is essentially a cyclical business.