Our latest whitepapers
Successfully harnessing new digital technologies to assure maximum plant performance
A wealth of new and powerful digital technologies have been promising great benefits to the oil and gas industry for a number of years. In this viewpoint we outline the barriers to successfully turning data into dollars, and how new approaches are beginning to cause a disruptive step change in performance.
Operational excellence in refining and petrochemicals
Operational excellence survey of 100 operations leaders to understand trends, developments and solutions affecting the industry.
The IMOs 2020 marine fuel sulphur cap and challenges for the global refining industry
In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to implement the strict level of stack emissions equivalent to burning 0.5 percent sulphur residue bunker fuel from 2020 rather than 2025. Now is the time to assess what choices are available to refiners and the decisions to be made for a strategic pathway forward.
Gas hydrates modeling with CPA
A detailed description on the thermodynamic model of gas hydrates in Multiflash, and its capabilities and performance in providing accurate predictions on hydrate formation and inhibition.
The effect of the thermodynamic model and parameters in process modelling
In this paper, we analyze the effect of the choice of the thermodynamic model, in the context of fluid modelling for the purposes of process simulation in oil and gas applications.
Modeling wax thermodynamics
This whitepaper describes the thermodynamic theories of waxes, the fundamental and essential part of wax deposition. Validation and model performance are also provided.
Right size gas turbines for upstream compression systems
Avoid the pitfalls of either oversizing the equipment due to being too conservative, or constraining the system due to failure to account for all the factors.
Impact of light tight oils on distillate hydrotreater operation
Light tight oil formations are providing a new crude source to North America and soon to the world, with the construction of condensate splitters in the US Gulf Coast and the announcement that the US government was lifting the crude export ban.
What happens when 25% of your workforce retires in 5 years?
How a multi-pronged workforce development program can address competitive and demographic pressures faced by refineries and petrochemical plants.
Marine emissions: The IMO says 2020, where do you stand?
The IMO 2020 regulation will implement a global sulphur cap of 0.5 wt% for marine fuels. We take a look at the implications for refiners.