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Interview: Sonatrach's CEO aims to 'shake trees'

Head of Algerian firm aims to reorganise it from the ground up

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Viewpoint: The need for change—Why the industry is looking at crude-to-chemicals

As the world’s population increases and living standards continue to improve, the demand for energy and chemicals is stronger than ever before.

Opec and IEA diverge on world’s capacity cushion

As trade tensions and disruptions ripple through the market, Opec and the IEA disagree on the risks to supply

Opec's risky metamorphosis

The urge to create a bigger producer group based on the Declaration of Cooperation is changing Opec's power politics

Remove carbonyls from gaseous hydrocarbon streams for ethylene plant service

Within the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), particularly the petrochemical sector, there remains an irritating series of reactions associated with acid gas removal (AGR) using dilute caustic soda—namely, aldol condensation reactions and their respective products.

Use advanced predictive analytics for early detection and warning of column flooding events

In this study, a methodology was implemented to predict crude distillation tower flooding events based on key process variables, including product yields, column pumparound (PA) flowrates, column temperatures and overhead reflux flowrate.

Oil goes into the red zone

The market is primed for another price rally. The industry needs to update its outlook

Challenges and opportunities for equation-based hydrates prediction

Gas hydrates may form in any location where free gas, water, and the appropriate temperature and pressure exist, such as in natural gas production, transportation and processing systems.

Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 1

Numerous articles have been written about the key elements to a successful construction project.1–6 The important considerations for a successful project, which have been widely accepted, are: scope, cost, schedule, safety and quality.

Advanced steam system optimization program

The steam system forms an integral part of the safe, reliable and profitable operation of a process plant. Steam constitutes approximately 30% of the energy used in a typical petroleum refinery.

Africa: The challenge of investing in Africa’s additional capacities

According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2017, Africa’s total crude oil production is approximately 7.9 MMbpd.

U.S. government raises crude output forecast for 2018-2019

The U.S. government boosted its forecast for domestic crude output both this year and next year amid a surge in prices.

Oil rises as Trump tells buyers to cut back on Iranian crude

Oil rose to a three-year high after the U.S. told buyers of Iranian crude they have six months to curb their purchases or face tough penalties.

Industry Honors Vic Weston with 2018 MVP Award

It’s been more than three decades since Tom Iseley moved to Louisiana and joined the Purdue University faculty, but he’ll never forget his first meeting with Vic Weston.

Some Extra-Clean Breaks with Standard Practices

In recent weeks, some innovations in the area of fortifying the environment have been gaining attention and should make those in the industry, particularly those involved with gas distribution, feel good about what they do for a living.