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Hydrocracking: today's economic imperative

An introduction from Suleyman Ozmen, Vice President, Refining and Licensing, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Despelling the myths: Four key hydrocracking misconceptions

Hydrocracking continues to emerge as the conversion method of choice around the globe, so it is vital that operators understand this key process.

Configuring a value-adding hydrocracker

There is a plethora of hydrocracking configuration options, and the design should always be optimised for the operator’s objectives.

Straight talk on hydrocracking catalysis

Senior hydrocracking experts Nicolaas van Dijk, Global Process Technology Manager, Hydroprocessing, Shell Global Solutions International BV, and Raul Adarme, Global Business Manager, Hydrocracking, Criterion Catalysts & Technologies, discuss how their respective organisations work together – and what their affiliation means for customers.

The anatomy of successful hydrocracker projects: six valuable truths

Industry experts reveal some of the latest thinking concerning hydrocracking project design and technology configuration, and the potential for controlling capital costs.

Case study: Grupa LOTOS hits the residue conversion sweet spot

Deploying DAO hydrocracking helps the Gdańsk refinery to raise refining capacity by 75% and focus production on higher-margin diesel fuels.

Case study: designing China's biggest hydrocracker

How CNOOC’s dual-service hydrocracker exceeded performance expectations.