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Hydrotreating

Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by HP editors and readers

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Viewpoint: Reducing the sulfur shadow— Who pays the price?

KBC: Wright, S.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 regulation has been described as the most disruptive change to impact the oil industry in the past 30 yr.

Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s.

Technical considerations for the Heydar Aliyev refinery revamp

SOCAR Turkey Enerji: Alkhasli, E.
Fluor Energy and Chemicals: Baerends, M.  |  Baars, F.
SOCAR: Khidirov, B.
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences: Asgar-zadeh, S.

The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well.

Impact of opportunity crudes on refinery desalter and wastewater treatment performance—Part 1

Headworks Intl.: Basu, S.

Refiners are becoming increasingly dependent on opportunity crudes to stay competitive and enhance margins in the industry’s present uncertain state.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Andrew, Bob

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Three topics for operational excellence related to a Cr-Mo hydrotreating reactor

SK Energy: Lee, S.  |  Kim, E.  |  Jeon, S.

Many end users are trying to use feedstock with higher sulfur content for their refineries to increase profitability, but numerous unknown or plausible bottlenecks exist.

Industry Perspectives: Secondary unit construction surges in the near term

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Although the refining industry is expected to add more than 7 MMbpd of new distillation capacity by the early 2020s, the global refining industry will witness a boost in secondary processing capacity, as well.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.

Upgrading the bottom of the barrel

Energy Systems Engineering: Elshout, R.
Consultant: Bailey, J.  |  Brown, L.  |  Nick, P.

In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.