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Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities Colin Chapman is president of Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC).

Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities

We are already witnessing interesting trends in the refining and petrochemical sectors of the energy industry in 2018, observe RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.

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Special Report: Editor's Comment: Sulphur management in refineries

Special Report: Editor's Comment: Sulphur management in refineries

Lower sulphur emissions do not come free of cost.
 
Opinion: Aligning with national sustainability agenda makes good business sense

Opinion: Aligning with national sustainability agenda makes good business sense

Conforming to sustainability standards is creating a culture and building a conversation that centres on sustainable development, comments  Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun of GPCA.
 
Opinion: Managing procurement risk: The co-effective approach

Opinion: Managing procurement risk: The co-effective approach

Risks associated with procurement and manufacturing of critical equipment are real and need to be addressed in early stages of any project, suggest Colin Chapman and Yury Urozhaev of Euro Petroleum Consultants.
 
Comment: Global Upstream: five things to look for in 2018

Comment: Global Upstream: five things to look for in 2018

Will 2018 be a year of continued optimism? Projects are on the rise, investments are stabilising, and there’s lots of oil up for grabs from newly discovered resources.
 

 

Editor's Comment: Making refining business commercially viable

Editor's Comment: Making refining business commercially viable

The new global standards for transportation fuel demand lower sulphur concentrations.
 
Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation

Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation

Amid recent announcements of mega projects and plans to transform the economy, what will all of this mean for the chemical industry in the Kingdom? Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun of GPCA explains
 
Special Report: Editor's Comment – Water management in the downstream industry

Special Report: Editor's Comment – Water management in the downstream industry

Proper management of the process water and wastewater is an important element in the successful operation of a downstream industry unit.
 
Editor's Comment: Year of downstream

Editor's Comment: Year of downstream

Major operators in the GCC are refocussing their strategies towards the downstream industry.
 
Editor's Comment: A happening month

Editor's Comment: A happening month

November is the most happening month in the Middle East as far as refining and petrochemical industry is concerned.
 
Opinion: Skilled personnel: The key to future success

Opinion: Skilled personnel: The key to future success

Training personnel is essential for companies to thrive in the prevailing challenging times, comment RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
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.
 




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