Success stories

This section gives overviews of projects with KBC's clients in the energy and chemical industry. Here you will summaries of a wide range of different projects that we have delivered for our clients.

We also have more in depth articles in our case studies area.

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Energy optimization software reduced refinery expansion capital cost and energy use

A refiner in Asia was planning a significant plant expansion. The client requested KBC to assist in maximizing the efficiency of each new unit as well as improving the integration between the new units with the existing refinery. The goal was to decrease capex and reduce energy use.

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GOSP energy benchmarking and opportunity identification

After an energy assessment at a Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) by a major national integrated oil company, KBC was appointed to carry out an energy benchmarking and opportunity identification project.

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Profit improvement, managing operating goals, production & yield accounting

Following IMO 2020, the cost per barrel of high sulfur bunker fuel is expected to drop significantly. A Mediterranean refinery approached KBC to perform a fuel oil production minimization study. This resulted in the refinery being able to reduce oil production by 5.3% and improve margins.

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Accelerated capability transformation

A large Middle East oil company engaged KBC for an extensive, multi-faceted staff training program. Operations and Maintenance staff required structured foundational and process-specific classroom training and field coaching. Bespoke training materials and process monitoring tools were also needed.

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Avoidance of drilling inefficiencies and errors

KBC was engaged to scope and complete integration of real-time and near real-time data against well assets by a major independent exploration and production company to improve the cost and reduce the duration of their drilling operations by avoiding expensive inefficiencies and mistakes.

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Benzene reduction

KBC was appointed by an independent European oil and gas company to perform a benzene-reduction study. Specifically, KBC was engaged to help define the configuration of the future heavy-naphtha processing units.

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Capability development Middle East

A Middle Eastern national oil company appointed KBC to implement a capability development system for six key job positions. The aim of the program was to implement internally developed task books and operating procedures, identify foundational knowledge and skills gaps and develop targeted gap closure training.

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Chemical supplier systematizes customer intimacy through cloud service

By collecting process data from its customer sites on how the chemical products supplied affect the desired performance (e.g. lack of fouling or corrosion or bacterial build-up), our customer aimed to provide best-in-class customer service through remote technical and sales support.

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Combining leading software and consulting services for profit improvement

KBC was selected by a South Indian refinery and petrochemical complex to undertake a Profit Improvement Program (PIP) and identify and implement quick wins within a very short timescale.

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