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New Petrobras boss gets warm reception

Appointment of ‘Chicago Boy’ to head state-owned giant reinforces reform agenda optimism

It's Complicated: The Politics of Pipelines

While the most noteworthy projects targeted by protesters have largely been completed, the "pipeline wars" continue. A new pipeline proposal of any size is likely to meet strong resistance from landowners.

Permian Basin — Where Midstream Infrastructure Needs Take on Outsized Importance

P&GJ's updated examination of the Permian midstream reveals extraordinary growth projections for the one-of-a-kind petroleum basin with potential for a robust buildout to continue for years to come,

Interview: Convincing Europe to embrace nuclear power

Tim Yeo faces an uphill struggle in trying to persuade Europeans to think nuclear

Industry Perspectives: New downstream project announcements surge 43% over the past year

According to the Hydrocarbon Processing Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new downstream capital projects have been announced over the past year.

Methodology for model-based, real-time prediction of corrosion in heat exchangers

In the chemical and process industries, gases or vapor mixtures must be cooled to temperatures near the water dewpoint in a variety of thermal unit operations.

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.