How Advanced Process Control Technology Reduces Octane Giveaway

For Shell Deer Park refinery, teaming an online analyzer with next-generation Advanced Process Control (APC) markedly trims reformer output variability.

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Digitalization exposed

April 22, 2020

Stephen George, Chief Economist; Mark Routt, Chief Economist Americas

With an increased awareness of digitalization, the pace of business’ digital strategy is accelerating. Digital Twins are becoming core to business success and will drive operational excellence and give an organization’s single point of “truth".

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Disruption of value chain optimization

April 1, 2020

Duncan Micklem, Executive Vice President Marketing

Value chain manufacturing is pivoting from optimizing return on capital employed, to optimizing production to address industry’s license to operate.

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Driving innovation and enterprise resilience

March 27, 2020

Duncan Micklem, Executive Vice President Marketing

Every cloud has a silver lining. If there’s anything positive to take away from the COVID-19 situation, it’s that it forces innovation and enterprise resilience.

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How technology can aid sustainability

March 3, 2020

Pablo Jimenez-Asenjo, Visual MESA Global Business Line Leader

In a recent interview with Pablo Jimenez-Asenjo on his new role, leading the Visual Mesa technology business, we asked him how technology can aid sustainability and its economic, environmental and social elements.

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The big three questions to the Head of Asset and Digital Transformation

January 28, 2020

Jon Allwood, Head of Asset and Digital Transformation

When speaking to leaders in the energy and chemical industry there are three questions that define the conversation. They are keen to know the challenges of digitalization, what's the most disruptive change and what's new. Our Head of Asset and Digital Transformation gives his view.

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IMO impact clouding your 2020 vision

December 18, 2019

Stephen George

The new global bunker fuel regulations go live in January 2020. The key for refiners in this environment is to make sure they are around when the dust settles. The blog provides some guidance for those that think it is too late to act.

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Are wind and LNG in a race to the bottom?

October 8, 2019

Tim Shire, VP Energy Transition

Keeping a close eye on the key indicators of which way the Industrial Energy Transition is moving sees that LNG and wind are now intertwined – and that’s a problem for LNG.

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Why bother with a Digital Twin?

September 4, 2019

Joseph Ting and Duncan Micklem

Digital twin technology is not a new trend in the energy industry, yet there is still a lot of confusion as to what exactly these twins are and what is their use value. Here we provide an overview of the role of digital twins in the modern energy, chemical, and process manufacturing industries.

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Conference call bingo and Digitalization

June 8, 2019

Andrew McIntee

Digitally wise companies know that fusing technology and the organization is not straight forward. "Conference call bingo" provides great learning from early projects helping achieve the value sustainment desired from Digitalization.

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