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Cost Management & Optimization for Midstream Companies: Supply Chain Management

By James Greey In a previous article, we discussed ways for Midstream Companies to increase margins by focusing on reducing operating expenses related to inefficient maintenance programs. This article discusses another key contributor to margin erosion, ineffective Supply Chain Management.  For midstream oil and gas companies, Supply Chain Management can be broken down into two… read more →




Trindent Client Interview: Transforming Fuels Blending Practices

A leading North American refining corporation engaged Trindent to optimize gasoline blending practices at one of their largest and most complex refineries. The engagement delivered improvements in blending value chain, behavioural adjustments at all levels of client personnel, and over $40,000,000 in annualized savings. We spoke to a senior workstream supervisor and one of our… read more →




Cost Management and Optimization for Midstream Companies: Maintenance Costs

By James Greey Midstream companies are a key link in the oil and gas sector and provide the transportation network that brings hydrocarbons from producers to refiners and ultimately to consumers.  Despite having this important role, midstream companies are not without challenges and they often suffer from inefficiencies that impact the bottom line.   Most… read more →




Downstream Oil & Gas: Project Recommendations for 2021

By Kai Y. Wan with contributions from Ivan Parra Tepedino The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries, especially the Oil and Gas industry. This sector simultaneously experienced a price collapse, a supply glut, an unprecedented demand decline and a health/economic crisis. Additionally, the sector’s poor structural and financial health caused the oil and gas industry… read more →




Understanding Gasoline Quality Giveaway

At a refinery, gasoline is produced to regulatory or customer demanded specifications, and exceeding these specifications is considered gasoline quality giveaway, costing individual refineries millions of dollars a year. What is gasoline quality giveaway?  Let’s say a gas station selling premium gasoline as 91 octane – this is a specification.  If a refinery produces a… read more →




Refinery Maintenance: Planning for Success

As processors and storage become cheaper and more efficient, more and more companies want to analyze increasing amounts of data and use artificial intelligence to support Risk Based Decision Making; and refineries are no different. Predictive Maintenance offers refineries an opportunity to determine the current condition of equipment to predict when a failure will occur…. read more →




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