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5 Minutes with: Chiu Gha Uai, Aspen Aerogels

Chiu Gha Uai, Technical Services Manager with Aspen Aerogels, tells us what's changed in the petrochemicals sector, and what it means to protect assets from ...
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Diving into the post-pandemic era with Honeywell

In an interview with Asian Downstream Insights, Matt Spalding, Vice President and Regional Manager (APAC) of Honeywell UOP, shares more about the changes that the ...
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In conversation with: Lamma Khodeir, W.R. Grace

Lamma Khodeir, Market Segment Manager at W.R. Grace, speaks about the changing industry, and difficulties for refiners in finding the balance between maximising profitability while ...
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Pengerang Energy Complex well on track, says CEO

The Pengerang Energy Complex (PEC) is well on its way toward financial closing, according to developer ChemOne Group. Slated for EPCC commencement in Q1 2023, ...
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Market risks also “diverse opportunities” for refiners

Dominique Rouge, Vice President of Sales & Technology at Air Liquide Engineering & Construction An increasing number of refiners are jumping aboard the energy transition, ...
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Interview with Tim Shire, Energy Management & Combustion at Essar UK

Tim – thank you for your time! Before we start off, could you share a little bit about how you got involved in the industry ...
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Interview with Francis Humblot, New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market, Arkema

Thank you for your time! To start off, could you share with us how you got involved in the industry and your current role at ...
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Facing future challenges in the refining industry with laboratory testing

In conversation with some of hte’s experts - Teodor Trotus, Enrico Lorenz, and Robert Henkel A very warm welcome to this talk about facing future ...
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Challenges facing operators is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ test

Asian Downstream Insights interviews Matthew Viergutz, Head of Sulzer GTC Technology, as he discusses how Sulzer GTC is partnering with operators across the world to ...
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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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Digital Implementation for Oil & Gas – Exclusive insights from Shell

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a period of changing old behaviours to fit new situations, and for Ibrahim Al-Syed, Global Digital Implementation Lead at Shell, ...
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From challenges to opportunities in chemicals

Asian Downstream Insights sits down with Khun Chokchai Montreeamornchet, Managing Director at REPCO NEX, an ASEAN asset performance solutions leader whose services range from general ...
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Driving change across the downstream industry

Exclusive Interview with Andy Saunders-Tack, Director, Asia-Pacific and Mel Larson, Strategic Consulting Manager at Becht The coup in Myanmar may be pivotal for the energy ...
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Spotlight on the Indonesian market with Pertamina

Exclusive interview with Kemas Adrian, Environmental & Sustainability Program Coordinator, Pertamina Hulu How do you think the Indonesian petrochemicals market compares to that of other ...
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Indonesia’s petrochemical projects to boost national economy, international standing

Exclusive interview with Rudy Radjab, President Director of PT Kreasindo Resources Indonesia’s new national projects have the potential to cover half of Southeast Asia’s petrochemical ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Lambert on smart process integrations and upcoming challenges to the FCC market

What has been the major change in the FCC market that you have seen recently? How do you think the pandemic has impacted the FCC ...
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Feedstocks, fluctuations, and the future of FCC. Exclusive insights from Dr. Tie-Pan Shi, Technical Director, HCpect

What has been the major change in the FCC market that you have seen recently? How do you think the pandemic has impacted the FCC ...
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Long term trends of transportation fuel: Exclusive insights from 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 ...
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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. Andreas Krobjilowski, General Manager, Shell Jurong ...
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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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On Demand Content

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Webcast: Roadmap for successful implementation of digitalisation in oil & gas

“Over 90% of decision makers believe that, they’ll be left behind if they don’t digitalize” It can be hard to measure the ROI of digitalisation. ...
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Moving Towards more Autonomous Operations in Energy and Chemicals

The global pandemic, shifts in consumer demand, and the challenging economic climate have posed an existential threat to the downstream industry as we know it. ...
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Post-Pandemic Success For Oil And Gas Leaders with Albemarle Corporation’s Dan McQueen

Top tips for FCC operators to build business success and remain competitive during post COVID-19 recovery in this exclusive one-on-one webinar. The current COVID-19 related ...
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Webcast: Managing Business in A Changing Downstream Industry

The pandemic has overturned the way we do business. Now, as lockdowns ease, business leaders are navigating the new challenges of the next normal. Hear ...
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Industry Reports

Unconventional Improvement of Propylene Recovery at the Propylene-Propane (PP) Splitter

By: Massimo Capra, Aggreko Process Services Manager Introduction In a Propylene-Propane (PP) Splitter, the top condensation temperature is set by the available cooling water temperature; ...
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Selecting Appropriate Hand Protection

Find out why Ansell's AlphaTec® 58-001 ESD is the ideal solution to mitigate static buildup when working with chemicals and liquids in environments with static ...
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Understanding Chemical Protective Glove Selection

To learn more, contact Ansell representative Kelvin Bu at For more Safety Briefing guides like this, subscribe to Ansell here.
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Solutions for HVO Renewable fuels: From pre-treatment to hydrotreating

By: Bent Sarup With an ever-increasing focus to reduce CO2 emission and closing in on the gap to become carbon neutral, the interest and pressure ...
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Asian Downstream Insights Global Survey Results

We recently conducted a Global Oil & Gas Industry Survey, and gathered valuable feedback and opinions to help us take the pulse of the downstream oil & ...
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Whitepaper: Brittle Fracture Assessment of SCC Flare Knock Out Drum

In partnership with: In a pioneering technical white paper, Rizal Rahman, Head of Operations, Steam Cracker Complex, PRefChem presents a first-hand case study of a ...
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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. Sustainability is ...
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