Posts Tagged ‘tight oil’

Optimizing Opportunity Crudes in Refining Operations

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons 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 […]

Increasing Refinery Flexibility to Handle Wide-Ranging Feedstocks

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Monday, November 2nd, 2015. One comment so far
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The complexity in crude oil refining has grown due to many factors including mix of crude oil feedstocks, government regulations, and increasingly global customer base for refined product. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Improve refinery flexibility and responsiveness, Emerson’s Tim Olsen and Ed Schodowski look at these challenges and how refiners and addressing them. They […]

Challenges in Refining Tight Oil

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Monday, April 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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If you’re like me you may have you wondered why with all the U.S. shale oil production, there are calls to change federal law to allow exports even though the U.S is a large oil importer. The answer comes to me in an excellent Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Working with Tight Oil, by Emerson’s […]

Light Tight Oil and Heat Exchanger Fouling

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. One comment so far
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I received an email of a new whitepaper, Heat Exchanger Challenges with Light Tight Crude! written by Emerson’s Tim Olsen. Tim is a consultant on our refining industry team and has shared his expertise in numerous refining-related posts here on the blog. The rapid growth of shale oil (tight oil) production in North America brings […]

Meeting the Challenge of Changing Global Energy Supplies

Posted in Oil & Gas on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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This post originally appeared over at the Emerson South Korean blog earlier today to celebrate the 200th translated Emerson Process Experts post shared with process manufacturers in South Korea. Thanks to the South Korean Emerson team for their efforts in bringing some of these posts to their readers! The global energy supply mix is undergoing […]