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Russia looks to the future

Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC) explore the energy transition and sustainability challenges for the Russian downstream sector.



Separating sulfur

Merichem Process Technologies, USA, explores H2S removal with liquid redox processes.


Improving safety shutdown valve reliability

Emerson outline how high-volume positioners with extensive diagnostics, easily integrated local control panels, and engineered assemblies provide opportunities for process plants and facilities to significantly improve final element reliability and safely extend proof test intervals.

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Oil and gas industry risks stalling on diversity and inclusion

Joint research conducted by the World Petroleum Council and Boston Consulting Group suggests that the percentage of women working in oil and gas has stalled at 22%, but the industry has strengthened its commitment to act.

Accelerating electrification

Tim Bruewer, Watlow, outlines how switching to electric process heaters can help companies in the energy sector take another step towards reducing their overall carbon footprint.

The rise of larger valves

Michael Lemeshev, MOGAS Industries Inc., USA, looks at the trend for larger metal-seated valves in severe service applications, and the challenges that this presents.

A running start to net zero

Ken Chlapik, Dominic Winch, and Carl Keeley, Johnson Matthey, outline why it is important to use all of the tools and technologies available today to reduce CO2 emissions in order to achieve a running start to net zero targets.

The key role of catalysts

Dr Meritxell Vila, MERYT Catalysts & Innovation, Spain, explains the importance of catalysts in processing CO2 to chemicals and fuels, and takes a look at the latest research from experts in the field.

Up to the challenge

David Walsh, Howden, Scotland, introduces a method for controlling the main air blowers within the sulfur recovery process, which will help to improve energy efficiency.