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Managing Safety and Sustainability in a New Economic Reality
20 January 2021

Sponsor: AspenTech

The global pandemic has disrupted the process industries as never before. Shifting market demands and an increasingly remote workforce are challenging companies to operate safely, efficiently and profitably. At the same time, they cannot lose sight of their long-term sustainability goals. Fortunately, advances in technology are helping downstream, upstream and chemical leaders not just adapt, but find new ways to improve operations, reduce risk and create value—all while driving toward a safer, more sustainable business.

Join AspenTech experts for a timely, informative webinar as they discuss how asset owners and operators can leverage digital innovations to:

  • Improve visibility across the organization to make faster, smarter decisions
  • Empower remote users with the tools to optimize operations from anywhere
  • Identify issues well in advance to ensure asset integrity, maximize uptime
  • Use data analytics to identify improvements and reduce environmental impact

Discover how breakthrough technologies such as digital twins, AI and prescriptive maintenance can be used strategically to sustain operations in any market condition.

There will be a Q&A session following the event. We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering.

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COVID-19 and the Energy Industry – A Transitory Shock or New Path?
8 December 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused acute disruptions the world over. The energy sector, in particular, has been severely impacted raising questions like:

  • How have collapsed oil prices affected investment decisions and strategic priorities?
  • What measures have companies taken to reduce the stress on their business, finance and people?
  • What changes are more temporary versus permanent?
  • How have digitalization initiatives been impacted?


These are just some of the questions that Crystol Energy and AspenTech have tackled in an online survey, and now we’re ready to share the findings. 

Please join Lee Nichols, Editor in Chief of Hydrocarbon Processing, as he hosts a lively discussion with Dr. Carole Nakhle, CEO, Crystol Energy, and Ron Beck, Energy Industry Director, AspenTech. Together, they’ll discuss the results and provide their own unique insight on the current situation facing the energy industry. 

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HPI Outlook 2021: What Does 2021 Hold for the Downstream HPI?
4 December 2020

Join the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing as they present the downstream’s most trusted industry forecast. During the webcast, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals will gain expert insight into the 2021 spending and activities of the global HPI. During the event, the editors will present projections for capital, maintenance and operating expenditures for the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing/LNG industries for 2021 and how the global pandemic is shaping spending patterns in the future. They will also highlight economic, environmental and industry trends impacting spending for the year ahead. The webcast will also include a Construction Boxscore Database overview of project activities in the refining, petrochemical and natural gas/LNG industries throughout the world.

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Digitalization and the Transition to Zero Carbon
1 December 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech 

Will your current technology help you achieve a zero-carbon future?  As industry leaders look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, there are strategies energy companies can employ now to reduce their carbon intensity. 

Please join Hydrocarbon Processing Editor-in-Chief Lee Nichols and industry experts Vikas Dhole, VP of Product Management, Aspen Technology, Inc., and Ron Beck, Director of Marketing Strategy, Aspen Technology, Inc., as they discuss how advancements in digital technology play a significant, immediate role in the zero-carbon journey.  Hear how you can:

  • Accelerate enterprise-wide energy efficiency strategies
  • Dramatically reduce methane, carbon and other harmful emissions
  • Substitute renewables as a power source in asset operation
  • Improve carbon capture and utilization efforts
  • Leverage digital twins, hybrid models and other innovations to meet sustainability targets

All energy industry professionals involved in sustainability initiatives should attend.  There will be a Q&A session following the event. We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering.

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How Pan American Energy Captured Value Using AI for Early Fault Detection
17 November 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

Refining and petrochemicals producers face increased pressure to maximize margins while improving safety and sustainability. In this webinar, learn how Pan American Energy implemented a predictive maintenance solution powered by artificial intelligence to predict critical equipment failures – giving time back to production and reducing operational risk.

Hear from Javier Mascheroni from Pan American Energy to learn how the company uses predictive maintenance to:

  • Lead the digital transformation journey at the Campana refinery
  • Provide up to 46 days’ notice of failures on critical equipment
  • Determine the best time to perform repairs to maximize productivity and minimize risk
  • Rapidly deploy Autonomous Agents on other assets to scale across the enterprise

Join us for this live webinar with Q&A and discover how predictive maintenance technology can improve the safety and sustainability of your operations.

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Return on Training: How the Shell Scotford Complex uses OTS to stay modern
12 November 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

The Shell Scotford Complex is one of North America’s most efficient, modern and integrated hydrocarbon processing sites, converting oil sands bitumen into marketable products. It includes a bitumen upgrader, oil refinery, chemicals plant, and carbon capture and storage facility. For more than a decade, Operator Training Simulators (OTS) from AVEVA have helped increase efficiency, safety, and profitability. The popular OTS program continues to drive Shell Scotford into the future as automation and run-lengths increase and new technologies become profit centers.

Join us to hear how the Shell Scotford Complex:

  • Cut operator training time in half by practicing upsets in the OTS at any time
  • Implemented procedures to reduce downtime for decoking turnarounds from 2.5 months a year to once every four years
  • Validated a new control system for a highly dynamic process in the OTS
  • Prepares for the future with VR training and remote project execution
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Understanding Gas Grab Sampling Systems
11 November 2020


Optimizing your chemical processing costs and maintaining high-quality outputs requires that you capture representative, timely samples of process fluid for later analysis. Yet, finding the right sampling system requires you to understand sampling system design principles and many process factors, including sample pressure, temperature, phase, compatibility, and chemical composition. Swagelok helps chemical processing companies build, maintain, and operate reliable sampling systems every day, and their engineers have designed standardized, locally configurable grab sampling solutions to make sampling simpler and safer. Join this webinar to hear from one of these engineers, learning what it takes to develop high-performing grab sampling systems and what you should consider to find a gas grab sampling solution that works for you. 

Learnings: After attending this webinar, you will walk away better understanding:

  • Grab sampling and online analyzer differences  
  • Benefits of grab sampling  
  • Basic design principles 
  • Sample container selection 
  • Standard cylinder panels
  • Cylinder design options
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Making a Global Oil Major’s Digital Twin Dreams a Reality
28 October 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

Shenoy Janardhan, Global Strategic Account Manager at AVEVA will share how AVEVA’s cloud digital twin Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) helped a Global Oil Major form their Digital Twin strategy. He will also cover how the combination of Operational, Maintenance and Engineering information supported by a governing Information standard is enabling the customer to pursue their ambition of empowering a connected worker strategy.

During this webinar, we will cover:

  • How AVEVA solutions have powered a Global Oil Major’s innovative Digital Twin strategy
  • How data is compiled and contextualized starting as early as the design phase of the project to empower processes throughout the asset lifecycle
  • Share some of the most rapid paths to value at different stages of the asset, from CAPEX through to OPEX
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