Mace E.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Yeung T.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company
Petroleum Technology Quarterly | Year: 2010
As the price to emit CO2 increases, energy-intensive industries will find carbon capture storage (CCS) more worthy of investment. In fact, refiners are already investing to some degree, as exemplified by work during phase II of the CO2 Capture Project, an international collaboration of oil companies. A discussion covers the three categories of carbon capture technologies; key drivers of carbon capture; and cost of CO2 avoided and cost of CO2 captured.
Christensen P.J.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Graf W.H.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Yeung T.W.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company
Petroleum Technology Quarterly | Year: 2013
A discussion covers technology-driven strategies to mitigate refinery power failures and minimize impacts on company earnings; refinery shutdowns; major causes of power disruptions; weather problems; electrical equipment failures; power surges and fluctuations; multiple unit shutdowns; production loss and profit penalties; and potential legal liabilities.
Hydrocarbon Publishing Company | Date: 2013-12-29
Goldhammer B.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Weber C.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Christensen P.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
Yeung S.,Hydrocarbon Publishing Company |
And 2 more authors.
Petroleum Technology Quarterly | Year: 2011
The global refining industry is at a crossroads amid changing market conditions and environmental legislation requirements. As profit margins decline due to rising oil prices and weak demand, it is difficult for many refiners worldwide to justify making additional investments for refining hard-to-process, poor-quality, although less expensive, opportunity crudes. A discussion covers the reasons for processing opportunity crudes; securing supply of opportunity crudes; five major drivers enhancing profit margins, i.e., increasing distillate yield and quality, converting high-sulfur fuel oil into valuable product, e.g., diesel and gasoline, boosting propylene production to meet rising demand, mitigating fouling and corrosion problems, and minimizing carbon footprint; and latest BOB technologies to satisfy the five drivers.