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Comment: The challenge of change Hexagon PPM's Rafi Hattar.

Comment: The challenge of change

Rafi Hattar of Hexagon PPM discusses how modern software can be used to effectively tackle the change-management challenges that are faced by many owner-operators


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Disruption: Preparing for the unknown

Disruption: Preparing for the unknown

Disruptive innovation is changing the face of the oil and gas industry at a pace, and on a scale, that has not been seen since Colonel Drake first drilled for oil in Pennsylvania in 1859, according to A T Kearney’s Eduard Gracia and Sean Wheeler
 
Comment: Are energy sector job prospects middling in the Middle East?

Comment: Are energy sector job prospects middling in the Middle East?

The regional industry faces challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent, but upcoming development projects present enticing opportunities, says Airswift's Andy Ryan
 
Life Lessons: Applying wisdom

Life Lessons: Applying wisdom

Peter Sanders, technical manager for UK-based Oil Plus, explains why the company has its sights firmly set on the Middle East and discusses the challenges associated with breaking into a well established and fast-growing market
 
Comment: Digital oilfields the key regional business driver

Comment: Digital oilfields the key regional business driver

By analysing the data generated from oilfield operations in real-time, oil and gas companies can better gauge their operations, procure parts and solutions, predict maintenance issues, and address customer demands
 

 

Comment: Middle East NOCs in transformation mode

Comment: Middle East NOCs in transformation mode

After half a century of letting international oil companies play the role of fixer, national oil companies are now approaching the negotiating tables with more knowledge and independence than ever before
 
Opinion: Refining the turnaround process

Opinion: Refining the turnaround process

An integrated planning approach involving all the interested parties in the turnaround process will help minimise risks during the actual turnaround, comment RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Special Report: Cyber security in the downstream industry

Special Report: Cyber security in the downstream industry

Cyber security threats that endanger their production operations, including risks to plant infrastructure, assets, personnel and environment.
 
Special Report - Editor's Comment: Digitalisation in the refineries of the future

Special Report - Editor's Comment: Digitalisation in the refineries of the future

Technologies will create an end-to-end understanding of business processes focussing on operational excellence and move away from the traditional siloed functions.
 
Editor's Comment: Fuel quality regulations and electric vehicles

Editor's Comment: Fuel quality regulations and electric vehicles

According to the International Energy Agency, by 2040, there will be two billion cars on the roads and 150 million of these will be electric.
 
Editor's Comment: Sustainable alternative aviation fuel

Editor's Comment: Sustainable alternative aviation fuel

Sixty eight member countries of ICAO will begin the process for reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions to 50% on a voluntary basis from 2021.
 
Opinion: Debunking the myth about biodegradable plastics

Opinion: Debunking the myth about biodegradable plastics

As long as we can establish better recycling facilities, and promote more responsible public behaviour, we can reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, streets, deserts and oceans, remarks Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun
 
Opinion: Growing prominence of LNG

Opinion: Growing prominence of LNG

The potential of huge China and India markets, as well as opening of multiple new markets, will likely continue to absorb the fast growing supply of new LNG facilities coming on-stream in the next decade, comments Elena Shpinel
 
Opinion: Transformation in the chemical industry – an inevitable reality

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.
 
Comment: Continuous production - new cyberspace realities

Comment: Continuous production - new cyberspace realities

With cyber attacks on industrial enterprises becoming an increasingly common occurrence, Kaspersky Lab explains how oil and gas companies can effectively prevent a cyber incident from impacting production processes
 
Comment: The future of energy - what's in store?

Comment: The future of energy - what's in store?

Euro Petroleum Consultants examines some of the major developments that have taken place in the global energy market so far this year, and assesses the impact these changes have had on the dynamics of the oil and gas industry
 




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