Process Control

Chevron Corporation awards Worley a global services agreement

Worley and Chevron have entered into a global master services agreement covering Chevron’s upstream, midstream, and downstream business needs.

ABB to support Canadian refiner in transformation of conventional crude oil facility into renewable fuel production site

ABB has been selected by Braya Renewable Fuels to support the transformation of the idled Come By Chance oil refinery in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, into a state-of-the-art renewable fuels production center.

U.S. EPA expected to release retroactive biofuel blending mandates for 2020-2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release on Friday retroactive mandates for the volume of biofuels oil refiners were required to blend into their fuel for the years 2020 through 2022.

KNOC to focus on energy security, push cleaner fuels goal

KNOC is looking to secure more oil and gas, while stepping up energy transition efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Business Trends: The acceleration of industrial autonomy and its impact on sustainable manufacturing

Finnan, K., Yokogawa

In 2020, the author’s company published the results of a survey that highlighted a significant shift to industrial autonomy, with as many as 89% of companies planning to increase the level of autonomy in their operations.

Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation: Distillation column DCS control configuration

Friedman, Y. Z., Petrocontrol

Is there a consensus about a distillation column distributed control system (DCS) control strategy? Much has been written about this topic, covering configuration possibilities, constraints and interacting control considerations.

Wärtsilä opens world-leading sustainable technology hub to accelerate marine and energy decarbonization

The new center will contribute to efforts to advance the global decarbonization of marine and energy by fostering innovation, collaboration, and the development of green technologies using sustainable fuels and digital technologies.

ABB unveils future of process automation

ABB released its white paper which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they undergo digital transformation and shift to sustainable energy sources.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.

Worley to work with Heartwell on a greenfield renewable diesel plant

Worley has been awarded a contract by Heartwell Renewables LLC, a joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, for a greenfield renewable fuels plant in Hastings, Nebraska.