Emerging sector paradigms and their potential impacts on refining margins, strategy and technology (Hydrocarbon Processing Supplement 2016)
Technology Trends to Watch: Emerging sector paradigms and their potential impacts on refining margins, strategy and technology (Hydrocarbon Processing Supplement 2016)
Inside Industry Focus
The sulphur content of marine bunker fuels will be cut from 3.5 to 0.5% by 2020. Discover some of the leading residue conversion technology options.
Residue gasification, especially in combination with SDA, offers a compelling investment opportunity for many refiners looking to adapt their assets due to the bunker fuels specifications.
Discover why residue upgrading through the application of ebullated-bed hydrocracking is a well established, commercially proven technology due to the improved crude flexibility now achievable.
Discover how hydrocracker-ethylene cracker integration is proving to be an important differentiator for the competitiveness of refineries.
Discover how a refinery can be reconfigured to prioritise feed for lubricant base oils.
Learn how refiners are using catalytic dewaxing as a process for improving the cold flow properties of diesel and lubricating oils.
How refiners should assess the risks of a crude diet change to ensure they do not adversely affect plant performance.
Discover how Shell’s Pernis refinery converted their residue desulphurisation unit to a deasphalted oil (DAO) hydrocracker so they can simultanteously increase crude flexibility and minimise fuel oil production.
Understand why many refiners are upgrading light cycle oil (LCO) in an existing hydrodesulphurisation (HDS) unit using aromatic saturation technology.
Understand how a distillate hydrotreater (DHT) can be revamped at a low cost into a distillate mild hydrocracker (DMHC) to meet specifications and capture additional margin.
Archive issues of Hydrocarbon Processing Supplements
An in-depth look at some high-performing revamping and upgrading projects that are helping refiners to capture additional margin from existing assets.
Exemplars of value-adding projects described using the Shell Global Solutions Honeycomb Model
Why integration, along with technology and partnership, is emerging as a business imperative on oil and gas projects.
A granular look at how some highly successful refinery projects achieved their objectives
Capturing important lessons, best practices and thought leadership that may help other refiners to deliver their own value-added initiatives.
Showcasing the thinking and technologies which facilitate the effective management of sulphur and other emissions using Shell Global Solutions’ Pentagon Model.
Describing process and catalyst technology solutions for processing headier, dirtier feedstocks while meeting emission specifications, specifically in relation to sulphur.