Posts Tagged ‘Chris Amstutz’

Path to Top Quartile Performance for Energy Producers

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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The premier event in the energy industries—upstream, midstream, downstream and power—will occur in Houston, Texas next week at CERAWeek 2019. It: …provides comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future by addressing key issues—from markets and geopolitics to technology, project costs, energy and the environment, finance, operational excellence and cyber risks. Given the extraordinary […]

Automating Tank Farm Systems and Work Practices

Posted in Operations Management on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. One comment so far
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Have you ever stopped to consider the path and ownership transfers your car’s gasoline or diesel took from the wellhead when it was still crude oil until you pumped it into your tank at the gas station? For the businesses involved in custody transfer process through the supply chain path, how accurate, reliable, safe and […]

Position Feedback for Refinery Manually Operated Valves

Posted in Refining on Monday, October 5th, 2015. No comments yet
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Sometimes a good discussion occurs among experts in a collaboration application within the Emerson firewall. Today’s post is an example. Emerson’s Jonas Berge was asking the global community of consultants and interested parties in refining about the manually operated valves in tank farms. He was seeking information on which ones operators would like to see […]

Successfully Automating Terminal Operations

Posted in Marine, Operations Management on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Making an operational step change in a production process involves a clear vision and people, processes and tools to execute the vision. A July/August 2014 Tank Storage magazine article, Automating terminal operations, highlights the story of Vopak transforming their operations from remote manual to fully integrated. Emerson’s Cor Vermeijs and Chris Amstutz collaborated with Vopak’s […]

Wireless Applications in Terminal Operations

Posted in Tank Gauging, Wireless on Monday, April 21st, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Increasing shale oil and gas production in the U.S. is increasing the need for storage tanks to hold it. One example as highlighted in a recent Bloomberg article, Houston Fills With Crude Oil That Can’t Be Shipped Out: Storage tanks are filling as new pipelines carry light, sweet oil found in shale formations to the […]