Project Management

Borealis prolongs stand-still for its PDH plant construction site

In light of recent developments and news reports about alleged malpractices at one of its contractors at the new PDH construction site at Kallo, Belgium, Borealis has decided to declare a three day stand-still for its Kallo PDH construction site.

Online Exclusive: How chemical manufacturers can navigate inflation

At the macroeconomic level, inflation will influence M&A through its impact on monetary policy and financial markets.

Enabling a circular economy delivery model through truckable modularization

Villegas, M., Koch Modular Process Systems

As resources become scarcer, and as costs continue to rise, companies are looking for new methods to reduce their material feedstock costs and remain competitive.

China port group launches major pipeline in oil hub Shandong

China's Yantai Port Group started on Monday pumping oil into a newly expanded crude oil pipeline that connects the port of Yantai to a group of independent refineries in the country's refining hub Shandong.

Technip Energies Online Exclusive: The benefits of homomorphic encryption: A technological enabler for digital services to operations

Among the cryptographic technologies under development in various industries, homomorphic encryption possesses the attractive feature of allowing computation within the encrypted domain.

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.

Managing complexity in engineering and construction projects

Corrales, J., Veiga, J. P., Tecnicas Reunidas

It is widely accepted that new management methods are needed to curb the frequent delays and cost overruns observed in engineering and construction projects.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Business Trends: Insights from the 2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis

Achacoso, M., HSB Solomon Associates LLC

The author’s company recently completed its data analysis for the 2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis (Fuels Study).

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.