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Opinion: Refining the turnaround process Colin Chapman, president, Euro Petroleum Consultants.

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.

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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.
 
Editor's Comment: Digitalisation in the refineries of the future

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: 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: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

The future of the fertiliser industry depends on our ability to provide goods and services that help feed the world, improve lives, and protect the environment, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
 
Special Report : Importance of effective temperature control

Special Report : Importance of effective temperature control

In a typical heating process, steam loses its latent heat, which is then transferred to the medium being heated by the virtue of temperature difference.
 
Editor’s Comment: Environmental issues

Editor’s Comment: Environmental issues

Global warming is opening doors for the development of new types of fuels.
 
Comment: What is in the pipeline?

Comment: What is in the pipeline?

It is critical to look at the economics, changing markets and geopolitical issues that may impact operations of pipeline projects before going ahead with construction because of the huge investment involved, comment Colin Chapman & Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability

Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability

Sustainability is no longer just nice to have, it is an imperative, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
 
Comment: Trends and options in deep conversion process technologies

Comment: Trends and options in deep conversion process technologies

Valentin Kotlomin details on the global trends and options in refining deep conversion processes and reviews refining projects announced worldwide as well as under construction.
 
Special Report: The US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Special Report: The US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The US is the world's second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China.
 
Editor’s Comment: Innovations in process technologies

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.
 
Survey: Operational excellence - Gateway to world-class performance

Survey: Operational excellence - Gateway to world-class performance

A recent survey of oil & gas industry HSE, maintenance and operations professionals provides real insight into the opportunities & challenges associated with operational excellence, reveals Scott Lehmann, VP, product management & marketing, Petrotechnics
 
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.
 




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