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Refinery Maintenance Best Practices

Two common expense reduction strategies that companies in any industry often pursue are abandoning long-term projects and cutting corners, but both are a mistake. In refineries, one of these mistakes is often made by reducing one of the largest operating expenses – preventative maintenance costs.   Refinery maintenance costs are broken-down into preventative and reactive.  Preventative… read more →




Minimizing Refinery Giveaway Through Butane Management

Butane is one of the most important components in gasoline blending and arguably one that could provide the most economic benefit to the bottom line of more and more skinny refinery margins. Butane has a high octane and high RVP which makes it the ideal component to improve the quality of gasoline blends, especially in… read more →




The Building Blocks of A Robust Implementation Plan

The essence of developing a robust implementation plan lies in working hand in glove with the client at every stage. An implementation plan is a well-charted out agenda of achieving the client’s objectives by breaking down the overall engagement into bite-sized pieces, with each component having an owner and a firmly tracked deadline. This makes… read more →




Measures to Implement a Sustainability Strategy

In every engagement, sustainability is a crucial factor that decides the fate of a project’s success. Installing a comprehensive Sustainability Plan ensures a smooth transition to the client and makes sure that there is no lost knowledge during the period. The significance of having a solid sustainability plan becomes evident towards the later phase of… read more →




Driving Behavioral Changes in Implementation Consulting

  As a professional in the Oil & Gas sector for more than three decades, I have participated in numerous initiatives involving consulting firms. I have experienced projects of many sizes and scopes from short-term to multi-year efforts. In recent years, I have seen the industry forward thinkers gravitate towards Implementation Consulting. Very well expressed… read more →




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

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) constraints are commonly perceived as the… read more →




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