September 2018


Refiners discuss trends in hydroprocessing

During the 2017 American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Operations & Process Technology Summit (formerly Q&A and Technology Forum), Oct. 2-4, 2017, US domestic and international refiners discussed trends in hydroprocessing operations, with an extended focus…



Relief-well drilling enhanced to pump more kill mud

Recent enhancements in relief well technology enable operators to drill into prolific reservoirs while maintaining a single relief well contingency plan. Blowout contingency planning is required by regulators in various countries and is part of…




Petrotrin to exit refining business

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin) plans to end the company’s refining operations at its 165,000-b/d Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.