Technical Papers

Viewpoint: The Hallmarks of Operational Excellence in the Energy and Chemical Industry

Impact of Light Tight Oils on Distillate Hydrotreater Operation

The Effect of the Thermodynamic Model and Parameters in Process Modelling

The IMO's 2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Cap and Challenges for the Global Refining Industry: Time for Action is Now!

Right Size Gas Turbines for Upstream Compression Systems

Marine Emissions: The IMO Says 2020, Where Do You Stand?

Modelling Wax Thermodynamics

Integrated Asset Modelling

Training Quality Assessment in the Process Industry

Rigorous Integrated Production Modelling of Cold Flow Technologies

What a Difference a Few Months Can Make: How to Respond to the Oil Price Drop

Low Oil Prices - What Should Operating Companies Do Now

The benefits of a compositional thermal hydraulic integrated production model when investigating subsea processing 

Assessing the future of the petrochemical industry in Asia

Are you using pinch technology effectively in your daily operations?

Understanding fines in coking more important now

Challenges of heavy crude processing

The New Horizon - Global Petrochemical Perspectives

Assessing the Impact of Carbon Pricing on Refinery Profitability

Bottom of the Barrel - Unconventional Crudes Part II

Global Refining Review Part II

Bottom of the Barrel - Unconventional Crudes Part I

Options for lower sulphur marine fuels

Understand Differences Between Thermal and Hydrocracking

Global Refining Review Part I

Improving profitability despite lower utilisation

Improve Energy Efficiency for Distillate Hydrotreaters Retrofit Options

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part I

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part II

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part III

PVT Modelling



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Organisational Solutions A national oil company had two identical process facilities located approximately five kilometres apart- Plant A and Plant B. The client initiated a value improvement programme (VIP) with KBC assistance, starting at Plant A. While the overall VIP at Plant A was successful, a team studied the lessons…
Operating Solutions In December, KBC was awarded a new three-year software contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the licensing of our Refinery Simulation software, Petro-SIM™. The contract encompasses KBC's state-of-the-art reactor models, the Petro-SIM engineering flowsheet, and support for the development of models. The scope includes all of Petrobras'…
Operating Solutions KBC was awarded a contract in September to provide personnel for key management positions at the Binh Son Refinery located in Dung Quat, Vietnam and to train local personnel on refinery operations and site optimisation. This work is provided under a subcontract arrangement with SK Energy, by which…
Strategic Solutions KBC helped an international refining/petrochemical operation save over $10 million in local taxes. Using certified expertise in valuation and knowledge of refining/petrochemical markets, our experts were able to put forth the case to taxing authorities that the facilities were overvalued compared to current market conditions, which in turn…
Strategic Solutions KBC was awarded an opportunity to provide transaction support to a significant merger between two international oil companies. During the due diligence phase of the transaction, as part of integration planning, KBC was asked to develop certain planning and processing models and scenarios using a linear plan programme…
Capital Solutions In July, KBC was awarded a subcontract arrangement with SK Engineering and Construction associated with procurement and construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex to be built in the Manabi province of Ecuador. The facility is being built by Refineria del Pacifico (RDP), a joint venture between…
Environmental Solutions KBC was engaged as an adviser to help rationalise the overall design of a greenfield refinery announced by a Mexican refiner. The scope of work also included procedures to assess the overall regulatory framework. With respect to these procedures, KBC consultants had a threefold task: (1) Review Mexican…
Environmental Solutions In December, KBC was engaged to perform work at First Quantum Minerals' (FQM) Kansanshi Mine, located approximately 250km from the town of Ndola, Zambia. The project consisted of an environmental compliance audit and Equator Principles gap analyses (required for funding) of the mine's 420 tonne/day sulphuric acid plant…

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Outlooks on Energy

IMO 2020 Bunker Fuel Sulphur Cap: The Time For Oil Refiners to Act is Now IMO 2020 Bunker Fuel Sulphur Cap: The Time...
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