Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:July 2012 Item#:C01200 NEW. 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.
Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:December 2007 Item#:C00701 In-depth and insightful report on technology advances and economic assessments of solutions to secure steady fuel supplies and comply with increasingly stringent environmental requirements especially related to climate change in the next 10-20 years.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Individual Technology) Publication date:2Q 2007 Item#:B1007 The Energy Conservation and Management section of the Review includes a compilation of strategies for refiners to improve energy use through optimization, utilities management programs, revamp projects, and investment in novel technologies. Regardless of the financial climate, energy management technologies can provide substantial return on investment for refiners.