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.

September 30, 2021 Mohamed Abokor, Shell Oil Read full blog post

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How do refiners address today’s skills gap?

January 9, 2018

Tim Shire, New Solution Strategy and Launch

Technology is changing the skillset for today’s refiner. Traditional engineering is still important, but there’s a big cloud-shaped world for the talent of tomorrow to conquer. Here Tim Shire, New Solution Strategy and Launch at KBC, looks at how you can address today’s ever-growing skills gap.

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Don’t start from scratch: Why you should embrace your traditional digital tech

December 12, 2017

Tim Shire

In his last blog, Tim Shire explored how cloud technologies offer real business value to your refinery. Our experience is that once people start using the cloud, a cascade of potential opens and the value grows exponentially. That said, digital technology and analytics sometimes holds out a false promise of replacing some of the difficult decisions and analysis that refiners have to make with a computerized solution. A better approach may be to build on top of what already exists to ensure success.

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The time is now: How to successfully harness new digital technologies in the oil and gas industry

November 13, 2017

Tim Shire

In an article recently featured in Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine, Tim Shire discussed how a wealth of new and powerful digital technologies have been promising great benefits to the oil and gas industry for a number of years. These technologies promise to deliver real business value by allowing objective, real-time decision making, removing uncertainty by enabling assets to be operated at full potential, and providing joined up information quickly and efficiently. But how can new technologies offer real business value? And how you can capitalize on the benefits they have to offer, to turn data into dollars?

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How are big data and cloud technologies shaping future careers in the energy and chemical industry?

October 26, 2017

Duncan Micklem, Strategy Director

The speed of business has been rapidly re-writing the job description of an engineer in the oil and gas industry in recent years. The world is becoming more and more short-term oriented. The proliferation of big data being transmitted in real-time at ever rising velocities has compressed the timelines for decision-making. The pressure to deliver immediate results in terms of safe, reliable and profitable operations has intensified.

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Are you lagging or leading?

February 23, 2017

Jerry Isch

Effective workplace safety programs measure behaviors and activities both before and after incidents or accidents occur.

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