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Opinion: Transformation in the chemical industry – an inevitable reality Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Opinion: Transformation in the chemical industry – an inevitable reality

In the face of disruptive technologies, globalisation, and constant market volatility, transformation is a key imperative.

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Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations

Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations

Pressure reducing valves (PRV) are central to oil and gas production, keeping pressure within the very strict parameters required at all times.
 
Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Euro Petroleum Consultants believes companies should use benchmarking not only to demonstrate good performance, but also to identify effective best practices to significantly improve performance on a continual basis
 
Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Many organisations, according to Andrey Suvorov of Kaspersky Lab, in yesteryears believed that cyber security was 'nice to have' in industrial environments, but not that important
 
Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

The future of the fertiliser industry depends on our ability to provide goods and services that help feed the world, improve lives, and protect the environment, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
 

 

Special Report : Importance of effective temperature control

Special Report : Importance of effective temperature control

In a typical heating process, steam loses its latent heat, which is then transferred to the medium being heated by the virtue of temperature difference.
 
Editor’s Comment: Environmental issues

Editor’s Comment: Environmental issues

Global warming is opening doors for the development of new types of fuels.
 
Comment: What is in the pipeline?

Comment: What is in the pipeline?

It is critical to look at the economics, changing markets and geopolitical issues that may impact operations of pipeline projects before going ahead with construction because of the huge investment involved, comment Colin Chapman & Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability

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).
 
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: The necessity of process safety

Comment: The necessity of process safety

Process safety is not optional. It should be the top priority for all companies, according to the experts at Euro Petroleum Consultants
 
Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Growing shale output and stagnant oil demand in the Western world undermine the Middle East's efforts to restrict the global supply, and thereby stand in the way of the rise of crude oil prices, according to Julius Baer's Norbert Rucker
 
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
 




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