Hydrocarbon Processing Award 2018 Winners Honored at Houston Gala

HOUSTON (August 27, 2018) — Nearly 150 of the downstream processing industry’s brightest minds gathered Thursday to find out, and celebrate, the winners of the 2018 HP Awards. The awards ceremony seeks to recognize and honor the midstream and downstream processing industries top innovations and innovators.

Honorees took home awards in 12 categories—10 encompassing the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry and two people awards—from the gala event in Houston, Texas. These innovations are enabling refinery, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG operators to optimize their operations.

This year, more than 80 nominations were submitted from 18 countries around the world. The following award winners were hand-picked by the HP Awards advisory board as this year’s most groundbreaking industry developments.  

A complete list of the categories and winners appears below:

  1. Best Digitalization Technology—Aquavista™, Veolia Water Technologies
  2. Best Analyzer Technology—Verax Digital Crude Signature Analyzer, JP3 Measurement
  3. Best Asset Integrity Technology—OTE GT 15 Lubricants, Eni SpA
  4. Best Automation Technology—EcoStruxure™ Profit Advisor, Schneider Electric
  5. Best Catalyst Technology—Granite™ FCC Catalyst, Albemarle
  6. Best Gas Processing Technology—Benz-Freesm Technology, McDermott
  7. Best Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Implementation—FlareGuardian, Zeeco, Inc.
  8. Best Instrument Technology—Vanguard WirelessHART Toxic and Combustible Gas Detector, United Electric Controls
  9. Best Modeling Technology—SIMIT, Siemens
  10. Best Refining Technology—ConvExsm Hydrofluoric (HF) Alkylation Conversion Technology, DuPont Clean Technologies
  11. Lifetime Achievement—Norman Lieberman, Process Chemicals, Inc.
  12. Most Promising Engineer—Sabrina Hermann, Siemens.

The 2018 HP Awards were generously sponsored by AspenTech, Eni, Fluor and KBR.

Hydrocarbon Processing, the leading oil and gas trade journal for the hydrocarbon processing industry, has a worldwide circulation of more than 30,000 subscribers. Gulf Energy Information has published Hydrocarbon Processing for more than 96 years. Additional information on the HP Awards program can be found here.

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For more than 100 years, Gulf Energy Information has been the leading provider of business and technical knowledge for the global oil and gas industry. Since its formation in 1916, the company has evolved from a single publication—The Oil Weekly, which was dedicated to upstream activity in the Gulf Coast area of the United States—to a diversified media and market intelligence company. Gulf produces the oil and gas industry’s leading publications: World Oil, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing & LNG, Petroleum Economist, Pipeline & Gas Journal. In addition, Gulf also produces datasets (Construction Boxscore and Energy Web Atlas) containing in depth project and facility data.

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