Refining & Processing - Technology Insights

Refiners Weigh Opportunities Upgrading Highly Contaminated Feedstocks

Whether targeting gasoline production or olefins production for the petrochemicals or alkylate market, commercial FCC operations vary in feed metals levels, feed type, unit design and operating conditions.

Rene Gonzalez
Dec 26, 2016

Hydrotreating Synbit Exemplifies Need For Technical Innovations

Refinery challenges to monetize opportunity feedstocks include access to cost-effective solutions.

Rene Gonzalez
Dec 20, 2016

Gazprom, Yokogawa Partner To Establish Refining ‘Innovation’ Center

Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and President of Yokogawa Electric Corp. Takashi Nishijima recently signed an agreement on the establishment of an international innovation center for automation in oil refining in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


Dec 19, 2016

Operational Excellence Key To Navigating Downturn

Implementation of corporate operational excellence strategies can offer refining and petrochemical companies a sustainable competitive advantage in a downcycle.

Abdelghani Henni
Dec 16, 2016

CB&I Awarded Alkylation, Hydrocracking Contracts In China

The Woodlands, Texas-based CB&I recently announced that it has been awarded two contracts for an undisclosed grassroots refinery in China. 

Dec 15, 2016

ClearSign Paving The Way To Clean Air

As the oil and gas industry continues to deal with ongoing emission standards and regulations, Seattle-based ClearSign Combustion Corp. has been there along the way to help the industry tackle them.

Dec 13, 2016

Adapting Quickly To Refining Market Changes, Regulations

hrough collaboration with Honeywell UOP, Valero Energy Corp. quickly developed and implemented an innovative technical solution at its Meraux refinery in Louisiana.

Chad Cavan, Laura Kadlec and Andrew Moreland
Dec 12, 2016

Delek Refining Taps Honeywell’s IIoT Service To Improve Refinery Performance

Honeywell recently announced that Delek Refining Inc. will use a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based Connected Performance Services (CPS) offering to improve the performance of its refinery in Tyler, Texas.

Dec 8, 2016

Azikel Petroleum To Begin Operation Of Nigerian Refinery In 2018

The refinery, which is expected to commence operations in 2018, will produce high-quality variants of LPG, gasoline, kero-jet, diesel and heavy fuel oil.

Dec 8, 2016

KBR Wins License Contract For Largest ‘ROSE’ Unit Design

The ROSE unit will remove heavier fractions from crude oil, allowing the refinery to monetize a larger proportion of its oil intake into lighter, high-grade products, which will enhance HDO’s refinery margin.

Dec 7, 2016

CB&I Wins Contract For Delayed Coker Unit

The Woodlands, Texas-based CB&I recently announced that it was awarded a contract by Naftna Industrija Srbije for the engineering, procurement and construction management of a delayed coker unit in Pancevo, Serbia.

Dec 5, 2016

Total’s SATORP Refinery Officially Makes Its Debut In Saudi Arabia

French oil and gas giant Total SA recently announced that its biggest refining and petrochemical complex, Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), was officially inaugurated on Nov. 29 in Saudi Arabia.

Dec 5, 2016