Focus on Latin America: Technical and Operational Solutions for Refiners in the Context of the Energy Transition
The Latin American refining sector is investing in operational solutions to the challenges posed by the Energy Transition. Investment centers on exploring opportunities to spend on capital and secure return from that expenditure. During our Technology Solutions panel, at LARTC Virtual this past September a number of our downstream leaders discussed the technologies they were actively implementing or looking to adopt in their refineries in the future.
Refining has experienced its fair share of cyclical peaks and troughs – but challenges that were not necessarily insurmountable. As Covid-19 continues to restrict growth, many industries have had to reconsider their positions. David Stent examines how the pandemic has hit the global sector.
Refiners have been targeted as primary emissions culprits, yet such perceptions overlook the real and tangible efforts refiners are engaging with in order to reduce their impact on the planet.
When Ross O’Brien won the ERTC Rising Stars Awards 2018 in Cannes, he was a Mechanical Engineer at BP. We recently had a catch-up with him to learn more about his new role as Executive Assistant, Executive Office HR at BP, his career, and his thoughts on future technologies in Refining.
Damian Kwiatkowski, Junior Process Engineer at Grupa LOTOS S.A. won the ERTC Rising Stars Award back in November 2019 in Poland. Damian tells us about his Rising Stars experience, how his career evolved since, as well as his general thoughts on challenges the Refining industry is facing at the moment.
The WRA’s goal is to support the refining industry and its transition to a sustainable future. We had a conversation with John Cooper, Director General for FuelsEurope and Concawe about how they are working with the European Commission and putting refineries at the heart of the Green Deal. We discussed FuelsEurope’s report “Clean Fuels for All” and how the current refinery blueprint will differ significantly to the refinery of 2050.
Read this opinion piece from an Arts Graduate starting her career in the Oil and Gas Industry and sharing her early learnings about the oil and gas production process.
Antonio shares how CEPSA has gained a competitive advantage despite the COVID-19 outbreak, digitalisation and the potential of technologies which can be considered with tight budgets.
The WRA sat down with Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor. Sharing his 35+ years of industry experience we discussed COVID-19, the carbon neutral stance of refiners and the future technologies which will shape the industry in the coming decades.
Hear from Kim on how MOL Group is adapting in the short-term to the COVID-19 outbreak including the status of current projects and turnaround schedules, as well as the Group’s long-term vision in the energy transition and which technological developments will hold the key to achieving a competitive edge.
We recently had a conversation with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie. We explored the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand with some nifty slides to hand. Watch now.
At ERTC 2019 in Poland, Antonio Joyanes, SVP Refining at CEPSA told us more about Digitalisation, whether it is just a buzzword and its impact on the refining industry. He also shared his thoughts on whether refineries must move away from producing liquid hydrocarbons in order to remain competitive in the energy transition.
We had a chat with Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution at ERTC 2019 in Poland. He told us a bit more about what the Faraday Institution does, his thoughts on the impact on fuel demand on the refining industry, technological advancements, developments and disruptions related to batteries.
During the interview, Jean-Marc Sohier who is the Science Director at Concawe, talked about the opportunities and challenges of the industry from the point of view of Concawe and his thoughts on the European Green Deal for the refining sector.
Watch our interview with Andy Gosse, President of Shell Catalysts & Technologies from ERTC 2019 in Poland. Andy shares his takeaways from the event, as well as what the industry should be focusing on in the year ahead.