ExxonMobil Fuels incurs highest crude oil refinery maintenance globally in 2019 #OilmanNEWS Downstream Oil and Gas News 

ExxonMobil Fuels Incurs Highest Crude Oil Refinery Maintenance Globally in 2019

ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Co (ExxonMobil Fuels) had the highest crude oil refinery capacity under maintenance (both planned and unplanned) among all the refinery operators globally in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The operator had a total refining capacity of 1.7 million barrels per day (mmbd) under both planned and unplanned maintenance in 2019. The… Read More
Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems 2020 January-February Downstream Safety Technology 

Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems

Detection of methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other gas leaks, is becoming increasingly critical to gas plant safety and emissions monitoring in the heavily-regulated oil and gas industry. Reducing costs, improving safety and complying with regulations require the ability to monitor hard-to-reach areas and many oil and gas producers are augmenting gas detection capability with wireless instruments because… Read More
Photo courtesy of Implico Group 2020 January-February Data Downstream Home Top Widget Promo Software Technology 

Predictive Analytics and Big Data Increase Flows in Downstream Supply Chain Management

Since the 2014 oil and gas downturn, the industry reinvented itself in order to rebound. What has emerged from the chaos of 2014 is not your father’s oil and gas industry. After decades of unwillingness to adapt and adopt technology, the oil and gas industry was finally forced to do so. Working with smaller profit margins than ever before, technology… Read More
Optimizing your energy supply chain requires thinking outside the box to maximize efficiencies and profitability. #OilmanNEWS Business Downstream Midstream Oil and Gas News Transportation Upstream 

Thinking Outside the Box: Unconventional Supply Chain Planning

Optimizing your energy supply chain requires thinking outside the box to maximize efficiencies and profitability. When you think of your supply chain, what do you consider? For a traditional downstream refiner, you may include pipeline, truck, rail and vessel logistics. You may think about where inventory is stored. Do you have a picture of how your assets relate to each… Read More
Find out what the buzz is all about surrounding the IMO 2020 low-sulfur marine fuel regulation in The Beehive State. #OilmanNEWS Business Downstream Environmental Oil and Gas News Petrochemical 

What’s All the Buzz Around IMO 2020 About in Utah?

Find out what the buzz is all about surrounding the IMO 2020 low-sulfur marine fuel regulation in The Beehive State. An editorial published in the Standard-Examiner, titled “For states like Utah, IMO 2020’s new regulations can’t come fast enough”, discussed the operational advantages of refining operations in Utah and how the state is well positioned for IMO 2020. While the… Read More
Shorter-cycle investments, shift to natural gas and adoption of new technologies to characterize oil and gas industry in 2020 #OilmanNEWS Business Downstream Exploration & Production Oil and Gas News Technology 

Shorter-cycle Investments, Shift to Natural Gas and Adoption of New Technologies to Characterize Oil and Gas Industry in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, Anna Belova, Senior Oil and Gas Analyst at leading data and analytics company GlobalData, looks at the key trends that will shape the industry in 2020, ranging from a stronger focus on gas developments to a push for shorter-cycle investments: A push for shorter-cycle investments “Oil and gas operators globally will continue to push… Read More
North America energy storage tenders activity slumps 45% in Q3 2019 #OilmanNEWS Downstream Environmental Oil and Gas News 

North America Energy Storage Tenders Activity Slumps 45% in Q3 2019

There were 23 energy storage tenders announced in the North America region in Q3 2019, marking a drop of 45 percent over the last 12-month average of 42, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database. Generation Equipment stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in the North America region in Q3 2019 with 68 tenders and… Read More
Few changes expected for oil supply, demand #OilmanNEWS Alex Mills Contributors Downstream Oil and Gas News 

Few Changes Expected for Oil Supply, Demand

Crude oil markets were cautious following the meeting of OPEC last week, and the announcement by the International Energy Agency (IEA) it expects a modest increase in worldwide supply and demand. Crude oil was trading in the $63-$64 range on the international market from Brent crude oil and in the $58-$59 range for West Texas Intermediate on the New York… Read More
100 Gallon Stainless Steel Reactor Upgraded and Ready for One & Two Drum-Sized Quantities; 2nd Pilot Reactor Planned #OilmanNEWS Downstream Oil and Gas News Petrochemical 

MFG Chemical Upgrades Pilot Plant in Dalton, GA

100 Gallon Stainless Steel Reactor Upgraded and Ready for One & Two Drum-Sized Quantities; 2nd Pilot Reactor Planned Dalton, GA – MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing has completed an upgrade of its pilot plant in Dalton, Georgia. MFG has upgraded a 100 gallon stainless steel reactor, which produces hot oil and steam reactions up… Read More
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