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Paper presented at the 17th World Petroleum Congress, September 1–5, 2002
Paper Number: WPC-32421
... to be characterized as having profound impact on refining. Who in the refining industry hasn't felt some satisfaction that the "dot-coms" have largely become "dot-bombs?" Or said "I told you so" that the companies with physical, steel-and-concrete assets appear to generate value over those with "virtual" assets...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30029
... of production capacity refining industry managed to earn exceptional development in the coming years. Hence the drop margins. Conversely, the 1990s terminated in a in prices itself generated a significant mechanism truly catastrophic 1999 for the margins. The of readjustment Energy Economics refining...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30221
... travel "brings The refining industry will rise to meet the back" kerosene as a core business challenges of the future and capture new ? 1975–Present: Residual fuel oil in opportunities. Over the next few years, the power generation is displaced by coal, world refining industry will need to meet four...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30222
... optimisation will be the first but limited way to do it. In 2010 and in the subsequent following years, the refining industry will still be practically the sole contributor to the production of transportation fuels, with more than 95% of the demand still supplied at that time by the refiner. Meeting...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30241
... thermal stage typically includes a main burner, directly to the s Workplace Hazard Downstream Oil & Gas refining industry Corrosion Inhibition H2S management subdewpoint process oilfield chemistry Midstream Oil & Gas catalyst Production Chemistry Corrosion Management sulphur...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30432
... Intelligence computer environment process engineering environment 1 refining industry concurrent engineering machine learning Engineering enhancement expert system interaction computer architecture information base interface Team Work scheduling Information System Enhancement of Information...
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Paper presented at the 16th World Petroleum Congress, June 11–15, 2000
Paper Number: WPC-30345
.... Topics of Petrochemical Industry in Europe 3. Technology Trends relevant for PC Industry 4. Trends in Refining Industry - Europe 5. Responsible Care / Sustainable Development 6. Conclusion Trends In Petrochemical Industry (1) Global Market Place - Free Trade - M&A Continuous improvements...
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Paper presented at the 15th World Petroleum Congress, October 12–17, 1997
Paper Number: WPC-29232
... Abstract. The market demand for refined products has driven progress of developments in the technology (process as well as catalyst) of molecular conversion of heavy feedstocks in the last 15 years of the 20th century. Economic drivers indicate that in the near future the refining industry...
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Paper presented at the 15th World Petroleum Congress, October 12–17, 1997
Paper Number: WPC-28015
... in catalytical processes and in other areas are in a very advanced state of research, practically in the experimentation phase. These improvements will render the refining industry more flexible, more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly in terms of water waste and air pollutant emissions...
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Paper presented at the 14th World Petroleum Congress, May 29–June 1, 1994
Paper Number: WPC-26201
... Coast, and moving via north and south Europe to the richer countries of S.E. Asia. Thus, the global refining industry has to adapt to a future in which it is likely to be required, on a regional basis, to meet increasingly severe product quality standards in a coordinate fashion. The implications...
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Paper presented at the 13th World Petroleum Congress, October 20–25, 1991
Paper Number: WPC-24224
... Abstract. After a restructuring phase that has been unique in its history, the world refining industry must now face new challenges. The decline in heavy fuel oils and the progression of gasoline and middle distillates are increasing the need for deep conversion. At the same time...
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Paper presented at the 13th World Petroleum Congress, October 20–25, 1991
Paper Number: WPC-24252
... contributed to the restructuring of the refining industry and to the supply of the motor-fuels market. LPG transformations, such as isobutane and propane dehydrogenations, CJC, cyclizations to c.&, aromatics, now represent competitive routes that are able to facilitate flexibility concerning raw...
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Paper presented at the 12th World Petroleum Congress, April 26–May 1, 1987
Paper Number: WPC-22324
... and to quantify the effect of refinery closures on the oil demand and refinery capacity balance, a model has been developed in which the data can be rearranged along various parameters to gain insight into the effect on the various segments of the refining industry. With this model the effect...
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Paper presented at the 12th World Petroleum Congress, April 26–May 1, 1987
Paper Number: WPC-22329
... countries. Due to the crisis, growth in demand was stopped and even reversed, while oil was being substituted by coal, natural gas and nuclear. A period of high crude prices but narrow margins emerged, which led to surplus capacity in the refining industry and the need for energy conservation and ultimately...
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Paper presented at the 12th World Petroleum Congress, April 26–May 1, 1987
Paper Number: WPC-22326
... Abstract. The petroleum refining industry is in a state of change; it is being impacted by worldwide economic changes, and it is changing through the impact of new technology. Some of this technological change is being developed within our industry; e.g. new processes, new methodologies, etc...
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Paper presented at the 10th World Petroleum Congress, September 9–14, 1979
Paper Number: WPC-18418
... Abstract. Recent drastic increases in energy costs have spurred conservation efforts in the USA refining industry. Through a voluntary program a reduction of 16.5% in energy usage over 1972 consumption was achieved in 1977. Refining is among the leaders in energy conservation compared...
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Paper presented at the 10th World Petroleum Congress, September 9–14, 1979
Paper Number: WPC-18419
... of the world; several of the speakers at the Opening Ceremony touched on this. The oil refining industry itself is a major consumer of energy. If, for example, we look at the year 1978, I believe that the total refinery fuel consumption and losses of the worldwide oil refining industry must have been about 200...
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Paper presented at the 9th World Petroleum Congress, May 11–16, 1975
Paper Number: WPC-16447
... Abstract The examination of the concept of economy of scale as it applies to the petroleum refining industry is the topic of this paper. The task is accomplished by exploring the three major factors which influence the economics and size of refineries: Capital costs. Operating costs. Market...

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