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Wood Mackenzie: how the energy sector is changing

Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 Energy and Commodities Summit Asia Pacific edition recently started, with experts sharing their views on how the energy sector is changing in light of the oil price crash, COVID-19 and the latest carbon-neutrality trends.


Join us for Downstream Digitalisation 2020

On 22 October, Hydrocarbon Engineering will be hosting the Downstream Digitalisation 2020 online conference, covering the latest developments driving the digitalisation of the hydrocarbon processing sector.


Precise catalyst evaluation

Dr Jeff Kenvin, Micromeritics, USA, explores the most effective ways to evaluate the surface area and porosity of FCC catalysts.


Key considerations when pursuing digital transformation

In a recent AFPM webinar Bruce Taylor, Director of digital transformation at Sinclair Oil, described digital transformation as focusing on getting incremental value from all of the investments made through digitalisation.


Play it safe

Colin Frazier, American Petroleum Institute (API), USA, outlines initiatives and programmes that have been put into practice in the downstream industry to improve process safety management and implementation.


Start your engines

Roberto Bosco, MKS Instruments, Inc., USA, explores a real-time fuel composition, physical property, and methane number analyser for combustion engine control and optimisation.


COVID-19's oil price war

Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, examines the effect of COVID-19 on the Middle East’s oil sector.


Construction contract strategies post COVID-19

While contracts generally contemplate foreseeable contingencies, they are unlikely to have made allowance for the pandemic outbreak and its far-reaching impact in the absence of any recent and related experience.


Safety in numbers

Brian Bain, Zoe Wattis and Carol Humphreys, DNV GL – Oil & Gas, champion the use of historical data to provide process leak frequency estimates.