Energy Transition

Sustainability in Refining and Petrochemicals

Find out the truth about what decarbonisation will mean for the downstream sector and how to survive and thrive in a sustainable future.
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Digitalising the downstream supply chain

Digitalisation is revolutionising your supply chain. But how can you separate the truth from the hype?
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Articles

Seeing Double: How the pandemic has influenced a revival of digital twin technology

How has market demand and technological progress shaped the digital twins of today from those of the past. And what is its future?
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Hydrogen: The Multi-Billion-Dollar Question Shaping the Future of the Downstream Industry

Is hydrogen the future? Three downstream leaders share the reality behind the hydrogen hype.
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Refinery 4.0: Asset Management and IoT to drive plant improvements, achieve operational excellence and improve quality.

When we’re flooded with data, how do we use it to make smart business decisions and drive operational excellence?
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Forging resilience amidst uncertainty: How Value Chain Optimization and Asset Performance Strategy unlocks value for Refining and Petrochemical operators to stay agile.

AVEVA leads discussions on Forging resilience amidst uncertainty with Value Chain Optimization ​​​​​​in an exclusive virtual round-table.
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Optimised Assets: how digitalisation is upgrading the APM vision

Unplanned shutdown time across the downstream Oil & Gas reduces asset availability by an estimated 5%. With operators functioning at only 95% of their full potential, the pressure is on for this asset-intensive industry to tighten its performance management.
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Redefining your asset performance: Exclusive interview with Sanjeev Dhinda, Head of Sales, Asset Performance Solutions, Asia Pacific at AVEVA

If APM is the heart of the organisation, data is the lifeblood, pumping vital information and assets across all departments to ensure a healthy, safe and reliable business performance.
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Whitepaper: How to realize a digitalized future Asset Performance Management strategy

Maximize efficiency across engineering, operations, and performance with APM 4.0. Fill in the form below to download the full Whitepaper.
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Next generation downstream. Looking ahead at the industry’s future. And what needs to change

The future of the downstream industry: a vast, uncertain horizon, marked by new technologies, and the drive for new business models. At a recent executive virtual round-table, chaired by José de Sá, Senior Partner in Bain & Company’s Rio de Janeiro office and Global Head of O&G Downstream, business leaders from Wood, Becht, Borouge, Nayara…
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The petrochemical presence. How the shift to petrochemicals is reshaping the downstream industry

Petrochemicals are part of everything we do. They’re in the plastic that packages our food, the fertilizer that boosts our crops, the detergent that cleans our clothes. Described by Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, of the International Energy Agency as “one of the key blind spots in the global energy debate”, they have been building…
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Long term trends of transportation fuel. Exclusive insights from Yu Kin Yeo, Senior VP, Consulting – Asia & Middle East, Argus Media

The future is something we all think about. And for 97% of the downstream community, it features petchems in some form. A recent poll of professionals across the Asian Downstream Insights community revealed that this huge majority believe that petchems will play a part in the future of their industry. For Yu Kin Yeo, Senior…
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Building a sustainable business. Industry leaders come together to debate sustainability and the future of fossil fuels

There’s a lot to say about sustainability, especially when you’ve built your business on fossil fuels. And when a group of international business leaders from the downstream industry came together to discuss its impact on their sector, there was high-octane debate and probing questions on the next phase of the energy transition, and its effect…
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Downstream’s balancing act: juggling risk, cost and performance

Navigating the next normal is a risky business. And how to create the perfect balance between risk, cost and performance was the subject international downstream leaders were juggling at a recent virtual round-table.
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Times of change. Converting crude to chemicals, and traditional refineries to COTC

With a petrochemicals sector that currently accounts for 12% of global oil demand and is set to almost triple that by 2030, converting crude to chemicals may be a life-raft for a fossil fuels market struggling to stay afloat. But it’s not just the crude material that’s going through a conversion. Turning to new business…
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Clearing the Fog on Digital Transformation

There are many manual tasks in plants which require personnel and contractors to come to a site, which prevents working from home or other remote locations. This is a limiting factor in a pandemic lockdown with social distancing. Data collection is a good example. Indeed, manual data collection has been a challenge since before the…
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Man talks Machine: a group of downstream industry leaders discuss how AI is shaping the market

Artificial intelligence is revamping the downstream industry. ML is streamlining manpower. Algorithms are predicting unplanned downtime. But how much is digitalisation really driving business decisions? And how can you equip your workforce – from engineers to senior management – to adapt to the new digital normal? Asian Downstream Insights and moderator Hari Govindahari, Associate Partner,…
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Stepping into a new digital frontier. Insights from a Downstream Innovation Leader

We’re stepping onto the threshold of a new digital frontier. With the majority of operators wanting to embrace innovation into their infrastructure in the near future, and the promise of $1.6 trillion in unlocked value from digital transformation waiting to be unleashed on the industry by 2025, Refinery 4.0 is our new business as usual. But…
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A catalyst for change. Dan McQueen, Director of Sales, Asia Pacific at Albemarle Corporation shares perspectives on the new FCC opportunities for refiners

2020 forced us to a standstill.  As borders shut and regions locked down, our vehicle to the world became the lens of our webcam. This has sent an unprecedented shock through the fuel industry: jet fuel demand has dropped by an estimated 70%, and according to research by Goldman Sachs, global oil demand has plummeted…
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Fuel up while reshaping the downstream industry. Min Zhang, Overseas Marketing Manager at Rezel Catalysts Corporation on the post-pandemic rise of catalytic reforming

Far from being limited to transportation fuels, refining and petrochemical processes create a variety of products that are used in everyday life. Fueled by the global pandemic, the refining industry has witnessed an unprecedented shift in product demand, including a decrease in transportation fuels and an increase in petrochemical-based packaging due to the need for…
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Asia’s post-COVID outlook – top predictions from ADI for the elusive new normal

As the world charts its journey to post-pandemic recovery, industries are on the lookout for signs of market trends to come. Here’s what to look out for.
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Downstream Digital Defence. Next steps in cybersecurity for oil and gas leaders

“Cyber-attacks are always in the news and headlines”, states the Head of Cybersecurity Risk and Governance at a major Saudi Arabian oil company. He isn’t wrong. Remote working has created a borderless and hyperconnected attack surface. A recent survey revealed that in the oil and gas industry alone, 86% of responding companies had experienced a…
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Interviews

New Technologies Driving the Next Normal with Chip Hilarides, President, OnPoint

In the next normal, innovation will shape the way we do business. New technologies and partnerships will improve safety, provide critical insights and drive greater profits.
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Interview with Napaporn Ratanapoka, VP Refinery, PTT Global Chemical

Napaporn Ratanapoka, VP Refinery from PTT Global Chemical shares on her thoughts on gender diversity in oil and gas industry and other industry topics.
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Interview with Norzaimah M Alias, TP Principal, Group Technical Solutions (Hydrotreating & Reforming), PETRONAS

Norzaimah shared some main challenges that come with being a woman in the traditionally male-dominated oil industry.
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Video Interview with Simon Charewicz, Technology Service Owner, Denver

Exclusive insights on using today’s climate as a catalyst for innovation, how technology can help businesses be sustainable, and executing digital strategy at speed.
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Video Interview with Supratim Mukhopadhyay, Director, Pre-Sales, APAC at Hexagon

Top tips on how to stay ahead – how AI and digital transformation can streamline operations, drive business growth, and help businesses achieve their sustainability goals.
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Video Interview with Tibor Komróczki, Head of Process Information & Automation, MOL

Learn how digitalisation and new technologies can help streamline processes and transform business operations and how to stand out in a busy marketplace.
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Interview with Dr. Purandar Chakravarty, Head of Innovation and Alternate Energy, Nayara Energy

Dr. Purandar spoke about how new technologies can shape the recovery of the industry and questions if we are entering the era of virtual refinery.
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Interview with Eliza Habna Lana, Olefin Hot Process Engineer, PT Chandra Asri

Eliza explores gender diversity in the oil and gas industry and how the current climate has affected opportunities for women in oil and gas.
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Interview with Kemas Adrian, Environmental and Sustainability Engineer, Pertamina Hulu

How can vertical integration help the industry move towards sustainable success and can the era of virtual refinery help secure a clean energy future?
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Interview with Dr. Marcio Wagner da Silva, Process Engineer & Project Manager, Petrobras

Dr. Marcio Wagner da Silva, Process Engineer & Project Manager from Petrobras shares his views on biggest challenge faced by the refining and petrochemical industry.
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Sustainability and Success. Building A Game Plan for The Future

Gain exclusive insights on why sustainable means profitable, how to navigate increasing regulatory demands and a game plan to incorporate sustainability into your business strategy.
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Interview with Prisana Homhuandee, Supply Chain Operation Improvement Specialist, SCG-DOW Thailand

We recently interviewed Prisana Homhuandee, Supply Chain Operation Improvement Specialist from SCG-DOW Thailand on her thoughts about gender diversity in the oil & gas industry.
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Interview with Sharul A-Rashid, Custodian, Instrument and Control from PETRONAS

We discussed the biggest challenge faced by the refining and petrochemical industry today and the biggest opportunities for the market in the next 12 months.
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Interview with Vikas Deshmukh, VP of Technology CoE, Hydrocarbon Business, Reliance Industries

We discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry, how new technologies can shape the recovery of the industry and more.
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Innovating the Energy transition: insights on a digital, sustainable future with Shell

Exclusive perspectives on the future of petrochemicals, and how new technologies are helping Shell achieve their net zero emissions goals.
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Long term trends of transportation fuel. Exclusive insights from Yu Kin Yeo, Senior VP, Consulting – Asia & Middle East, Argus Media

The future is something we all think about. And for 97% of the downstream community, it features petchems in some form. A recent poll of professionals across the Asian Downstream Insights community revealed that this huge majority believe that petchems will play a part in the future of their industry. For Yu Kin Yeo, Senior…
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Webinars

Managing Business in A Changing Downstream Industry. Interactive Webinar with The Leaders Shaping the Next Normal.

The pandemic has overturned the way we do business. Now, as lockdowns ease, business leaders are navigating the new challenges of the next normal.
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Sustainability and Success. Building A Game Plan for The Future

Gain exclusive insights on why sustainable means profitable, how to navigate increasing regulatory demands and a game plan to incorporate sustainability into your business strategy.
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New Technologies Driving the Next Normal with Chip Hilarides, President, OnPoint

In the next normal, innovation will shape the way we do business. New technologies and partnerships will improve safety, provide critical insights and drive greater profits.
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E-Book

Download HSE eBook: Virtual Refinery to Virtual Safety – How Can HSE Leaders Adapt?

In this eBook, gain insights from HSE leaders and explore the future of Health and Safety in the oil and gas downstream industry.
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