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Gasoline Blending – What quality targets should be set to and how to get there?

January 28, 2020

By Kai Wan & Anas Dabbakh When conducting quality giveaway optimization projects for our oil and gas customers, we noticed that on average, refineries are giving away twice as much as they practically can. Another observation from these projects was that the value of performance optimization is usually underestimated initially. In contrast, physical (or structural)… read more →




Discovering Opportunities in Maintenance

January 23, 2019

By Adrian Travis At Trindent Consulting, our oil and gas clients are constantly looking for ways to be more efficient. The average maintenance technician in the oil and gas industry is only about 35% utilized. Put another way, 65% of maintenance labor hours are lost forever, for a variety of reasons. In this article, I… read more →




“Where Is My Octane ?” – Recognizing Benefits in Blending Optimization Refinery Projects

October 30, 2018

By Anas Dabbakh Refineries are a crucial step between raw crude oil and getting the gasoline into your car. There are several chemicals that have to be blended together at the refinery, such as octane, RVP, V/L, T50, etc. in order to create gasoline. It is important to understand that oil and gas quality giveaway reduction… read more →




The Importance of Crude Inventory Management

November 24, 2015

While countless white papers have been published on the importance of inventory management, at refineries across North America it seems the jury is still out. Through the collective experience of the Trindent Hydrocarbon Loss Control practice we’ve witnessed every inventory management structure imaginable. While one refinery will keep the crude tanks filled to capacity in… read more →




The Many Purposes of Hydrocarbon Custody Transfer

November 2, 2015

What’s the purpose of “Hydrocarbon Custody Transfer”? Depends on who you ask! Custody transfer means something different to everyone.




Fundamental Considerations for Managing Inventory Adjustments at Airport

October 9, 2015

The Airline industry focuses on fuel from a standpoint of lowering their price per gallon through purchasing mechanisms and transportation tariffs. However, there is less focus at the airport level through operational excellence. Airlines are prone to jet fuel losses due to inaccurate measurement and inaccurate billing at airport locations. These are driven by deficiencies… read more →




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