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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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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: $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.
 
Special Report: New environmental rule

Special Report: New environmental rule

People definitely have the right to know about the toxic pollutants emitted around their homes, schools and workplaces by not just natural gas processing sector but by every segment of the industry.
 
Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Worldwide, digital technologies for the downstream industry are maturing as of now. These technologies will enhance value chains across the industry assets through integrated business processes.
 
Comment: Managing future success

Comment: Managing future success

Access to reliable, actual data in a timely manner for all stakeholders in the organisation is key to success, write RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Special Report: Promising greater efficiencies

Special Report: Promising greater efficiencies

During the past 50 years, serious energy shortage, alarming environmental challenges and intensifying global competition for better profitability have triggered a rapid growth in the realm of industrial rotating equipment and fluid flow solutions.
 




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