Declining crude prices encourage more spot purchases that save costs, but mixing different grades can create headaches for refiners.
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Reducing reactor turnaround time using the CATnap catalyst passivation technology.
For an SRU, it is essential that all piping and equipment are designed and sloped properly, and an adequately designed heating system is well equipped.
Process and computational fluid dynamic modelling were applied to validate the technology used in an FCC unit revamp st Shell’s Puget Sound refinery
A significant improvement in refining margin can be achieved through a low to moderate cost revamp to enable processing of heavy sour crudes.
High throughput screening of naphtha reforming catalysts under commercially relevant conditions.
Improvements in FCC pretreat catalyst systems enable refiners to meet ultra-low sulphur gasoline regulations and increase diesel output.
Full scale testing and analysis of operation demonstrate the importance of tower internals on the performance of masss transfer packings.
As demand evolves, as specifications change, and as fuel opportunities arise, what are the implications for refiners up to mid-century?
The ability to turn wastewater and seawater into high quality process water is key to the expansion of downstream oil and gas in water short areas.