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Digitising Russian downstream projects - part one

The downstream transition to Industry 4.0 has become a technical concept worldwide. This article examines how Tatneft is implementing automation and digitalisation technologies.

 

Turning vision into reality

European refiners have set out their long-term ambitions in a new programme called ‘Vision 2050.’

 

Fighting the dark side of digital transformation

Most people view cybersecurity as the two-step verification on Facebook, however, in this article Molly Haynes, Strategic Radar, explores how operators can protect their plants and why knowing there is a hacker in your system is, in fact, not the worst-case scenario.

 
 
 

IEA releases World Energy Outlook 2018

The IEA's 'World Energy Outlook 2018' examines future patterns of global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties

 
 

Fearing the future

Ng Weng Hoong, Contributing Editor, considers Asia’s economic outlook in the face of the rising oil cost, surging US dollar, and geopolitical upheavals.

 

AMETEK completes two acquisitions

AMETEK, Inc. has announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Telular Corporation, a leading provider of communication solutions for logistics management, tank monitoring and security applications, and Forza Silicon Corporation, a leader in the design and production of high-performance imaging sensors used in medical, defense, commercial and industrial applications.

 

What next for the oil market as the US reimposes sanctions on Iran?

According to Wood Mackenzie, the oil market faces a precarious few months. The imposition of US secondary sanctions on Iranian exports today is the critical factor behind Brent’s rally to over US$80/bbl in October. There is enough supply to meet demand this winter, but the margin for error is narrow.

 

Schneider Electric endorses the OPC Foundation

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, welcomes the OPC Foundation recognition of industry efforts to bring interoperable communications to field level industrial operations.

 
 
 

Optimising performance

CCC, ENI Versalis and Nalco Champion present a case study where a turbo train performance monitoring system optimised a charge gas compressor in an ethylene plant.