Operations & Maintenance.

Downstream technology innovations useless without staff interaction

Mar 23, 2018

Downstream operators are using the latest technology to accelerate execution of turnarounds, maintenance and major projects, but many projects are often missing the communication aspect, according to analysts.

Petrochemical firms save millions by automating maintenance files

Jan 26, 2018

Turnarounds and capital projects are more complex than ever, and incur significant financial risks, but some owners are finding multimillion-dollar savings by automating manual paper-based processes.

Drones instrumental in storm inspections

Oct 5, 2017

Drone developments including sense and avoid technology, algorithms to analyse machine learning, automated flight patterns, and weather proofing are allowing petrochemical and energy project teams to inspect complexes faster and safer after major storm events...

Petchem industry positioned for digital transformation

Aug 25, 2017

The energy industry is lagging other sectors on the race to adopt digital technology, but increases in capital investment are pushing digital transformation now more than ever, industry analysts told Petrochemical Update.

Risk management is key to avoiding claims in construction boom

Aug 10, 2017

The U.S. Shale boom is fueling another wave of petrochemical projects and with $185 billion expected in potential capital investment, effective contract provisions and controls for managing these projects is paramount, an industry attorney told Petrochemical...

U.S. shale producers boost production; BP finds high-volume New Mexico shale source; Dow, DuPont merger to close

Aug 10, 2017

Our pick of the latest petrochemicals news you need to know

US operators gain new labor analysis tool to benchmark productivity

Mar 3, 2017

Craft labor supply is under pressure from rising construction demand and a new online tool is set to simplify productivity metrics and benchmark against other projects to cut costs and spur workforce development.

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