Posts Tagged ‘opportunity crude’

Improving Opportunity Crude Blending Operations

Posted in Flow, Refining on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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Opportunity crudes provide refiners with lower feedstock costs, but they must be carefully characterized and blended with other crudes to avoid problems during the refining process. These opportunity crudes are typically discounted from typical crudes because of the refining challenges they introduce. In the 4-minute YouTube video, How to Maximize Profit by Characterizing and Blending […]

Effective Corrosion Mitigation for Refineries

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. No comments yet
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Crude oil from shale producing regions, also known as tight oils, are opportunity crudes for refineries. These differ from the traditional sources of crude oil from large reservoirs in their widely varying properties. These properties include specific gravity, sulfur content, total acid number (TAN), and more. In an AIChE’s CEP magazine article, Implement an Effective […]

Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages

Posted in Refining on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. One comment so far
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A recent Hydrocarbon Processing article highlighted the changing financial picture for refiners over the past 24 months: Those margins collapsed this year in a global fuel supply glut, providing an incentive for refiners to undertake the shutdowns necessary for maintenance. Adding pressure to falling margins are increased costs for craft labor such as pipe fitters […]

Optimizing Opportunity Crudes in Refining Operations

Posted in Refining on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. No comments yet
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An Environmental Leader article, How Data Analytics is Changing the Oil & Gas Industry, highlights challenges in refining opportunity crudes: Opportunity crudes, such as heavy oil produced from the Canadian oil sands, and light tight oils produced by hydraulic fracturing, are categorized by their inconsistency and the presence of problematic components. They are difficult to […]

Automation Addresses Opportunity Crudes Refining Challenges

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. One comment so far
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The abundance of discounted crude oil, or opportunity crudes, as they are known in refinery parlance, has shifted refinery operators’ mindsets over the past few years. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Equip for Opportunity Crudes, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo and Tim Olsen describe ways that technology can help refiners avoid the challenges of processing crude oils […]