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Aggressive optimization programs are critical for the survival of marginal refiners

The global refining industry is constantly evolving and responding to new crude supplies and sources, more stringent fuel/product specifications, perpetually changing demand patterns and other global and regional trends. Increased competition from large, efficient refineries is forcing small- to mid-sized refiners to rethink their strategies to remain competitive.

NOC-on effect: How National Oil Companies are changing the face of the industry

A new era of game changing competition in the refining industry is upon us. National Oil Companies (NOCs) are increasingly flexing their commercial muscles in refined oil product markets. How can oil companies future-proof their current investments and quickly adjust to this new reality? Read what our Chief Economists have to say in our market insight viewpoint.

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.

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