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Editor’s Comment: Innovations in process technologies Martin Menachery, editor, Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East.

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.

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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.
 
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: Novel products, landmark projects

Special Report: Novel products, landmark projects

The focus of the global chemical industry is currently shifting toward the Middle East and to Asia.
 
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.    2 Comments
 
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: $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.
 
Comment: The sulphur complexities ahead

Comment: The sulphur complexities ahead

Without doubt, sulphur management is a real headache for oil refiners - just like anything that has to do with making petroleum products more environmentally friendly, comments Valentin Kotlomin.
 
Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

In addition to the value of the sulphur produced, the sulphur recovery plant is a net energy exporter, providing the energy balance of the processing complex.
 




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