Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:March 2017 Item#:C01600 Just Published. It's challenging and opportune time for refiners in current unstable oil market with benchmark WTI and Brent futures prices swinging $6-7/bbl during the first four months of this year. The volatility will remain in the foreseeable future despite efforts by OPEC and some non-OPEC members to cut production. The primary reason is a fast recovery of rather resilient US shale plays.
Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:February 2014 Item#:c01300 Unplanned refinery shutdowns hit company earnings two ways: lost production and potential liabilities for excess flaring and unsafe operations.
Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:July 2012 Item#:C01200 The global refining business is pressing forward in a difficult operating environment in which only the best, most sophisticated refineries will be profitable. Complex refineries are considered the ones that can buy the cheapest feeds and convert them into the products the market wants using the most cost-effective processes in the near term with a long-term operational strategy. The cost factor is the key in maintaining profit margins.
Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:June 2011 Item#:C01100 At a time of volatile oil prices and crude supply uncertainty, many refiners around the world are again turning their attention to relatively less expensive, unconventional or opportunity crudes (opcrudes). Opcrudes generally include heavy sour grades, oilsand/bitumen, extra heavy oil, high TAN crudes, and oil shale. Refineries without a capability of handling opcrudes will lose out to the competition in the long term.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Quarterly Issues) Publication date:3Q 2009 Item#:B20903 This issue of the Review includes a thorough evaluation of state-of-the-art commercial technology, plant operations and design, and innovative research and development work for hydrocracking and catalytic reforming technologies.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Quarterly Issues) Publication date:1Q 2009 Item#:B20901 Around the world, increasing demand for ultra-clean gasoline and diesel fuels and the rising use of heavy sour crudes has prompted many refiners to expand hydrotreatinig and hydrocracking capacity. As a result, the hydrogen and sulfur plants have become significant pieces in the refinery puzzle. This issue of the Review covers the expanding role of the sulfur and hydrogen plants in terms of available technology, processing considerations, and innovative R&D work.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Quarterly Issues) Publication date:4Q 2008 Item#:B20804 Recent fluid catalytic cracking and crude distillation technology advances, technical challenges, and R&D work. The operation of these two primary processing units will be integral to the production of gasoline and other distillate products in the refinery.