Watch the Opportunity Crudes Management Seminar (OCMS) series:
"You are Corrosive: Naphthenic Acids and High TAN Crudes"
in February 2018.

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Opportunity Crude Management Seminar (OCMS)

Come to check out our 45-minute tutorial videos on challenges and opportunities of processing opportunity crudes or price-advantaged crudes

Provide the latest information and insightful knowledge that allows you to make better and informed decisions at work

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In the seminar, we discuss corrosion caused by naphthenic acids and high TAN crudes in refineries.

Big Oil goes deep in GoM. 2018-02-15

So much said about the US shale boom and increasing activities in North Sea, US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) appears in a comeback possibly in a big way. In other...

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Chevron plans to ride the Permian wave, joining ExxonMobil. 2018-02-15

New chief executive Michael Wirth announced that Chevron Corp. will add 4 rigs to its 16 already operating in the Permian Basin in the western...

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Heavy crude OSPs strengthen in Oct. 2017-10-10

Official Selling Prices (OSPs) for select heavy grades were set higher in Oct., up sharply for the second month in a row. The OSP for Iranian Heavy increased its premium over Arabian Heavy, which saw its premium narrow to...

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Complete list of OCMS topics:

  1. What's in your crudes?
    (Part 1: non-metals and Part 2: metals)
  2. Do you have the right stuff (crude cuts)? (Part 1: Crude Selection; Part 2: Crude Assays, Blend Recipes & Blending Strategies)
  3. We are not compatible
  4. Crude blending 101: assay and simulation
  5. Look-alike vs dumbbell crudes
  6. A lot of problems: fouling and corrosion
  7. You are corrosive: naphthenic acids, high TAN crudes
  8. Don't take it lightly: challenges in processing LTO
  9. Getting heavy: Concarbon, asphaltenes
  10. What about BoB (Bottom of the Barrel)?
  11. Taking care of the bottoms
  12. Mismatch: crudes and refinery configuration.

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New Products

Integration of Delayed Coker and Hydrocracker

In order to reduce fuel oil, natural gas, and fuel gas consumption along with a reduction in CO2 emissions, some refiners are...Read more

Futures prices

Prices below are settled prices at the end of yesterday or last trading day

US coking, cracking margins continue to soar. 2017-10-10

Coking and cracking margins on the Gulf Coast and in the Midcontinent spiked for the second month in a row in Aug., hitting fresh...

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White papers

Impact of Opportunity Crudes on Fouling in Preheat, Distillation, and Furnace Systems — Dorf Ketal pdf

Market Insights

We've seen this movie before

Even as OPEC reported that its members had achieved their targets, the group saw trouble on the horizon in light of rising stock inventories not only in the US, but also in Europe....Read more

Trends and Statistics

Oil benchmark prices falter during H1 2017 despite OPEC production cut.

Oil futures prices ended down during the first half of 2017, which also happened to be the six-month period for OPEC’s initial deal...Read more


Unit revamps
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  • L&T Oman wins EPC contract for Sohar coke facility. Larsen & Toubro Oman has announced that ...More
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