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Editor's Comment: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards Martin Menachery, Editor, Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East.

Editor's Comment: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards

Online nominations for the 2017 edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is open now.

 •   Oil & Gas and RPME Awards to recognise sour gas and sulphur management projects
 •   Awards seek to highlight laudable health & safety initiatives
 •   OGME and RPME Awards a platform for celebration of female talent


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The role of technology in agile supply chain networks

The role of technology in agile supply chain networks

In today's fast-paced business environment, customers demand faster, more granular, and more precise supply chain solutions, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
 
Comment: LNG plays a vital part in power generation infrastructure

Comment: LNG plays a vital part in power generation infrastructure

Advances in gas turbine technology are helping to secure the premier position of the gas power plant by keeping step with the increasing demands for electricity with much bigger 'jumbo' turbines
 
Editor's letter: India and Iran need to resolve issue amicably

Editor's letter: India and Iran need to resolve issue amicably

Both parties need to exercise restraint and let business ethics prevail in row over the award of Farzad B project deal
 
Comment: Strategies for olefins production

Comment: Strategies for olefins production

The power of diversity – alternative feedstocks such as NGLs and processes such as coal-to-olefins and methanol-to-olefins – plays an important role in the production of olefins, comments Valentin Kotlomin.
 

 

Special Report: Importance of downstream logistics

Special Report: Importance of downstream logistics

The products created by the downstream sector are products nearly everyone in the society will come into contact on daily basis, without which the quality of life would be drastically different for everyone.
 
Comment: Smart approach in investment planning

Comment: Smart approach in investment planning

Smart approach to investment planning and project implementation are very important in the refining and petrochemical manufacturing business, opine RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Plastics sector: Reshaping the material's economy

Plastics sector: Reshaping the material's economy

The plastic industry in the GCC is one of the most dynamic and vibrant growth sectors in the region's manufacturing landscape, opines Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
 
Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Ali Hasan Raza talks about removing impediments in the MENA oil and gas industry through implementation of innovative American supply chain analytics
 
Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Small variations in demand at the retail end tend to dramatically amplify, as they travel upstream across supply chains to the effect of making order amounts imbalanced – exaggerated in one week and almost zero in the following week
 
Comment: NOCs need to up their game

Comment: NOCs need to up their game

If National Oil Companies want to compete with the international majors in the present low oil price environment, they must improve their enterprise risk management competency
 
Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the 'merger endgame' in multiple chemical markets.
 
Editor's Comment: The emerging trends

Editor's Comment: The emerging trends

The most important finding in the GPCA report is that the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7 percent in 2016, outpacing the global average growth of 2.2 percent.
 
Closer refining, petrochemical integration

Closer refining, petrochemical integration

The GCC producers will have many benefits to reap from closer refining and petrochemical integration, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
 
Special Report: Increasing convergence

Special Report: Increasing convergence

The latest process automation and control solutions provide the downstream industry with a competitive advantage, the focal point being enterprise performance.
 
Comment: Maintaining competitive advantage

Comment: Maintaining competitive advantage

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA, describes how research and innovation will be key to maintaining competitive advantage for the chemical and petrochemical producers in the Arabian Gulf.
 




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