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Fueling Relationship Building – Getting Beyond Data Accuracy

While hydrocarbon loss is viewed at a molecular level and relies on data accuracy, success for several critical elements of a Hydrocarbon Loss Control Program depends on the people working together to manage these processes. Therefore, the crucial role of the client-consultant relationship is paramount for the success and sustainability of any engagement. An effective… read more →

Refinery Planning Best Practices

Refinery Planning Short and long-term planning is one of the most critical activities that a refinery undertakes; it is a multi-million decision-making process that involves feedstock selection, product slate, and refinery scheduling, which impacts the longevity and profitability of a refinery. While this process defines how a refinery should operate to achieve specific optimization objectives,… read more →

Beginner’s Guide to Consulting

So, what do consultants really do? This is a question I get asked all the time by friends, family, and during coffee chats. Well, the truth is, the term “consultant” covers a wide range of definitions. However, there are many skills and benefits that are common amongst all consultants which have been summarized in this… read more →

Paradigm Shift in the Business World

In today’s business world, as technology advancements empower companies to this perpetual drive for productivity, a paradigm shift is emerging slowly but surely from the marketplace. Large companies are getting smaller, small companies are getting tinier, and tiny companies are becoming the industry leaders in the product and service offerings of their respective niches. This… read more →

How To Drive Behavioral Change In An Organization

Behaviors can be classified into two groups: productive and unproductive, and they can respectively either increase or decrease performance within an organization. Furthermore, behaviors allow us to have insights into personal values and beliefs, culture, and individual performance. Behaviors can be changed if willed, and the Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (ABC) model is a tool that can help… read more →

Using Mass Balance as a Refinery KPI

Discussions about using mass balance as a measure of refinery loss control performance have been ongoing for many years. While in our view mass (or weight) is definitely a better measure of a refinery’s performance than volume (or liquid) balance, there are some important aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Critical Aspects Of… read more →

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