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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Controlling fouling on preheat trains
KBC was appointed to perform a fouling mitigation study on a crude unit with frequent crude changes. The unit was suffering severe fouling issues due to 6-year runs between turnarounds, resulting in capacity loss and high energy consumption.
Corporate training and competency development standards
As part of an Operational Excellence initiative, KBC was engaged by a major Middle East customer to develop and implement corporate training and competency development standards, and to design and implement a routine maintenance improvement strategy across two facilities.
Crude oil storage and transfer
A major US Gulf Coast multinational oil and gas company asked KBC to perform an assessment of crude oil supply and storage, including leased terminal facilities and piping supplies. Their objective was to increase flexibility in storage and transfer methods to enable processing of a greater variety of crude oils and improve the refinery margin.
Development of Diploma in chemical operations
As part of a larger organizational project, KBC partnered with a South African university to jointly design and develop a qualification aimed at training young diplomats for employment in the local oil and petrochemicals industry.