Refining

Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.

Africa: Financing Africa’s petrochemical projects

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The financing of Africa’s petrochemicals industry expansion remains a key issue for a continent on which governments and the private sector are grappling with an infrastructure financing deficit of $130 B–$170 B, despite some investors having found options to fund their petrochemical projects.

Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc.

Applying industry standards to address cybersecurity risk

Cosman, E. C., ARC Advisory Group

Cybersecurity standards and related practices contain valuable information for both asset owners and solution suppliers.

Coke drum and blowdown system overpressure protection design—Part 2

Geronimo, G. DI, ExxonMobil Rotterdam refinery; Ceary, P. J., Markham, N., ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.; Groenendijk, S., Moreno, Y., Fluor

The blowdown (BD) system in delayed coking units (DCUs) receives waste streams generated during the coke drum (CD) decoking process to recover valuable hydrocarbons and water.

Digital: Cloud-based dynamic simulation models amplify operator training and safety programs

International oil and gas (O&G) and hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies are under great pressure to be profitable.

Viewpoint: Downstream expansions will accelerate needed production growth

Al-Judaimi, A. M., Saudi Aramco

Two transformative drivers—global economic growth averaging more than 3%/yr and the world population expanding to more than 9 B by 2040—will have the net effect of adding another India and China to today’s global energy demand.

Asia: Japanese refining moves towards consolidation and increased efficiency

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

According to recent statements of leading Japanese analysts in the field of refining and the country’s largest producers, the Japanese refining industry is moving towards consolidation and an increase in efficiency.

Reliability: Safe fluid machines are our responsibility

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Early in our training as engineers, we developed the ability to collect and evaluate data.

Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas.