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January 1st, 2017


Interview: Cherry Ding, Senior Analyst, McKinsey

Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East delves the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the industry's leaders tick.

Residue upgrading

Amec Foster Wheeler will present a combination of delayed coking and solvent deasphalting technologies to enhance residue upgrading during ME-TECH 2017.

Managing and delivering capital projects

Shell to share its best and successful practices in delivering innovative and effective technologies at ME-Tech 2017.

Middle East will continue to rely on NGLs

ExxonMobil will present its BenzOUT technology for the cost-effective reduction of benzene in gasoline at ME-TECH 2017.

Special Report: Predictive intelligence

Emerson embeds prediction data into protection system to improve reliability of critical assets.

Special Report: Modelling pipeline hydraulics

Luc Chantepy gives an overview of a new pipeline hydraulics modelling capability that eliminates the need to employ separate third-party tools for pipeline hydraulics.

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.

Feature: Innovating plastics

In the competitive environment of global plastics, innovation is essential for companies to sustain profitability, maintain and expand market positions, and enhance brand value.

Comment: Consolidation will be the key

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun secretary general, GPCA, explains the importance of consolidation among the Arabian Gulf producers to remain competitive in uncertain times.

Innovative technologies

DuPont will showcase its innovative processes at ME-Tech 2017, says Matthew Clingerman, regional engineering manager, DuPont.

Opinion: Managing the sulphur cap

Dave Ernsberger, head of energy pricing, S&P Global Platts, explains various tactics considered by refineries to meet new IMO sulphur cap on the marine fuels

Cover Story: Integrated approach

Boris van Thiel, CEO, Regional Cluster Gulf States, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, discusses innovations and trends in the Middle East petrochemical industry, in an interview given to Martin Menachey during the 11th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai.

Comment: Sustainable profitability

Management of change in the organisation will be a key factor for success, write RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko

Editor's Comment: New refining opportunities

Welcome to January 2017 Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East.

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