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Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability

Sustainability is no longer just nice to have, it is an imperative, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

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Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Enterprises in the process industry are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of relevant standards for the safety and profitability of their functional systems
 
Comment: Trends and options in deep conversion process technologies

Comment: Trends and options in deep conversion process technologies

Valentin Kotlomin details on the global trends and options in refining deep conversion processes and reviews refining projects announced worldwide as well as under construction.
 
Special Report: The US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Special Report: The US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The US is the world's second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China.
 
Editor’s Comment: Innovations in process technologies

Editor’s Comment: Innovations in process technologies

The desire for regional energy independence, combined with a decline in conventional crude production, drives demand for alternate feedstocks like coal, shale oil and heavy crude.
 

 

Survey: Operational excellence - Gateway to world-class performance

Survey: Operational excellence - Gateway to world-class performance

A recent survey of oil & gas industry HSE, maintenance and operations professionals provides real insight into the opportunities & challenges associated with operational excellence, reveals Scott Lehmann, VP, product management & marketing, Petrotechnics
 
Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Experts from the law firm Dentons explore the opportunities for growth and some of the constraints that still face foreign businesses within Iran's energy sector
 
Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Implementation of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are fine sources of information, but effective well management in the oil and gas industry relies on getting the right data to the right humans at the right time
 
Comment: Mastering data management

Comment: Mastering data management

The high cost of capital projects means that getting more from existing equipment is now a strategic incentive for those looking to maximise profits and meet customer demands, says Dr Robert Golightly
 
Comment: The future of drones in the oil & gas sector

Comment: The future of drones in the oil & gas sector

Unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial systems will play an important role in future systems to improve reliability and safety of oil and gas facilities, especially in isolated or confined locations.
 
Comment: Shaping the future workforce

Comment: Shaping the future workforce

It is the responsibility of the industry leaders to prepare the next generation of oil and gas refining and petrochemical manufacturing industry professionals, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun.
 
Special Report: Catalysts supporting sustainable fuel production

Special Report: Catalysts supporting sustainable fuel production

The new catalytic processes developed jointly by Honeywell UOP and KFUPM allow refiners and aromatics producers to efficiently use a wider range of available feedstocks.
 
Editor’s Comment: Chemical sector leads in Q1 M&A deals

Editor’s Comment: Chemical sector leads in Q1 M&A deals

Middle East M&A deals appears to be catalysed by organisations endeavouring to reduce costs and enhance revenue through wider market shares.
 
Comment: Monetising the digital revolution

Comment: Monetising the digital revolution

Oracle's Sam Friedman says that regional oil and gas companies need to go beyond simply upgrading their technology systems and truly embrace the benefits of digitisation if they are to create real economic value for their operations
 
Comment: Will energy help bridge the divide between Russia and America?

Comment: Will energy help bridge the divide between Russia and America?

Donald Trump's presidency has significantly improved the prospects of the two superpowers coming closer on matters like energy policy.
 
Comment: North Africa attempts to realise its energy potential

Comment: North Africa attempts to realise its energy potential

North African countries are pressing ahead with their efforts to establish peace, political cohesion and social stability as a mandatory basis for boosting their economic development and its core driver - the oil and gas industry
 




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