ENAP have utilized VM-PA software and improved its decision making in areas including refinery optimization and production planning. Read how the Chilean state-owned petroleum company engaged KBC to give them an unique, reliable, and auditable platform, with daily volume/mass balances for tanks/process unit balances. This has improved production, refining, loading, and reduced apparent or potentially real losses.
Originally published in Hydrocarbon Engineering January 2020 edition.Download full whitepaper
Chilean state-owned petroleum company, Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP), is engaged in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of hydrocarbons and their derivatives, in particular providing 99.3% of Chile’s gasoline.
For over four years, the Chilean ENAP refineries and terminals have used the Visual MESA™ Production Accounting (VM-PA) software improving its decision making in areas including refinery optimization and production planning.
Prior to this and lacking advanced technology, employees carried out tasks in an isolated manner for each functional area without the synergy of process integration. Manual activities in spreadsheets or typed notes were used and shared via email. Infrastructure obsolescence, the lack of information and process hardware control were the key decision factors to invest.
Read how the project was successful in automating their production accounting.
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