New technologies, new challenges

As Asia grapples with the increasing need to innovate and digitalise, refiners are feeling the pressure to keep up – or lose out. In this informative video interview, Franz Kufner, Executive Vice President (APAC region) at Hexagon PPM discusses how new technologies will shape the recovery of the oil and gas downstream industry, and how…
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Push to digitalisation demands “top-down” support

The new reality of the oil and gas industry requires sweeping changes across the entire value chain. Digitalisation – one of the industry’s biggest buzzwords – can bring various benefits in day-to-day operations including cost reduction for oil & gas players. What can operators do to keep pace with the whirlwind speed of innovation? And…
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Redefining refining: Spotlight on Singapore petrochemical crossroads

Singapore’s chemical future stems from a rich history. 2015 saw the energy and chemicals sector generate S$81billion (c. US$60.4 billion), around a third of the nation’s total manufacturing output. A year later, S$1.3 billion (c.US$ 0.97 billion) of fixed asset investments poured into the sector. Asian Downstream Insights explores the evolution of Singapore’s petrochemical journey…
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Colonial Pipeline crisis casts doubt on existing cybersecurity measures

On May 7, U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline found itself facing a ransomware attack that forced the company to shut a fuel network down, leading to chaos as major fuel deliveries were disrupted. Contradicting initial reports made, Colonial was found to have paid nearly US$5 million in ransom to Eastern European hackers, whom the…
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The role of oil & gas in a changing energy mix

“This is an important year for energy discussions, given the urgency to tackle climate change,” said Richard Lim, Chairman of the Energy Market Authority, as he opened the Singapore International Energy Week Global launch last week. Innovation in a changing energy mix As the world demands more energy, it also demands that it be produced…
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Relying on digitalisation: How digital reliability is the backbone of a healthy downstream 4.0

In an increasingly competitive and unpredictable refining industry, reliability will be downstream leaders’ lighthouse in an economic storm. Volatile demand and new operational, economic, and safety challenges mean downstream operators need to be both razor-sharp and reliable to stay commercially competitive. It is estimated that across heavy industries, digital maintenance and reliability transformations can increase…
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Upcoming Webinars:

30 June 2021 | 3:30pm to 5pm (SGT)

Exclusive Webinar: Achieving Success in the Commissioning and Startup of Capital Projects

For new projects, industry experience today shows that there are typically delays after construction, and until business case production rates and volume are realized. These delays ...
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14 July 2021 | 3:30pm to 5pm (SGT)

Webinar: Independent Catalyst Testing: How to choose the best catalyst for increased profitability

When catalyst loading represents an investment of up to US$ 20MM, making the right catalyst choice can be critical not only for business success, but ...
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New technologies, new challenges

https://youtu.be/XAqpEHlxkxU As Asia grapples with the increasing need to innovate and digitalise, refiners are feeling the pressure to keep up – or lose out. In ...
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Push to digitalisation demands “top-down” support

The new reality of the oil and gas industry requires sweeping changes across the entire value chain. Digitalisation – one of the industry’s biggest buzzwords ...
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Decarbonisation Strategies for Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Companies

By: Astrid Poupart-Lafarge, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Segment President The Paris Agreement general framework states that the world should pursue efforts to limit the global ...
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ASEAN’s cybersecurity conundrum

The ASEAN region’s cybersecurity is at a crossroads. On the one hand, digital transformation means that systems – and plants – are getting increasingly competitive ...
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Market Moves: A look at the changing world of post-pandemic oil markets

Amidst growing awareness of climate change and environmental impact, the markets are banking on sustainability, with investors increasingly channeling their capital into renewables. But transition ...
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Redefining refining: Spotlight on Singapore petrochemical crossroads

Singapore’s chemical future stems from a rich history. 2015 saw the energy and chemicals sector generate S$81billion (c. US$60.4 billion), around a third of the ...
Read More

Asia to lead the way for Crude-to-Chemicals

Asian Downstream Insights sits down with José de Sá, Partner at Bain & Company, to understand where the current demand for hydrogen and other sustainable ...
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Colonial Pipeline crisis casts doubt on existing cybersecurity measures

On May 7, U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline found itself facing a ransomware attack that forced the company to shut a fuel network down, ...
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