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Refining Business Processes

With infrastructure at capacity, new construction already at a high pace, and aging infrastructure requiring constant maintenance and repair, gas processors are left with a dilemma. Operators [...]

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Making Safety Decisions without a Blindfold

I recently presented at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Annual CCPS Global Congress on Process Safety, in Houston. This prestigious conference had over 2,600 high-level attendees across [...]

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Big Changes for Big Oil

Big Oil has weathered its fair share of turbulence in recent years. But to what extent is the low oil price impacting the performance of supermajors? And, importantly, how can the effect on [...]

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Friends or Foes: Safety, Productivity, and Today’s Oil Price

Over the past 18 months, the declining oil price has forced oil and gas companies to make critical operational changes. These adjustments – which can be seen in the form of budget cuts, project [...]

Securing Vital Operations with PSM

Petrotechnics was privileged to chair and present at the Fleming Gulf Process Safety Kuwait event from 16th to 17th February. Attended by senior oil and gas industry professionals, the event [...]

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

As oil prices reach a 12-year low, already tight margins have become even tighter, increasing the necessity for operational excellence programs to drive efficient, productive, and always safe [...]

Improve Plant Operations with Enterprise Technology

In early 2009, the author was asked a rhetorical question by a senior executive with a major international oil company: “How do you run a business when your product unit price rises from $60/bbl [...]