Though statistics indicate 80 percent of events are due to human error or nonconformance and 20 percent are due to equipment failure, human error is really only the starting point of the investigation. Read more

Training & Human Resources

While digitization of processes throughout all of industry is a 21st century inevitability, that transition is not without its challenges and risks, particularly to the oil and gas supply chain. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

While admitting "decentralization" is something of a challenge to his company's application of digital solutions to deliver business insights and compelling end-user experiences, Joshua Flowers, manager of Market Intelligence for Chevron. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

As part of its main sustainability initiatives, CPChem is among the founding members of a new, unprecedented consortium of nearly 30 top global companies, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Each episode of the podcast, which will be hosted by BIC Alliance's Director of Strategy and Development Mark Peters, will focus on a different topic of interest in the industry. Upcoming episodes will touch on subjects industry related. Read more

New Products & Services

BIC Magazine recently held a special roundtable discussion with some of the industry's leading safety experts. This Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

There are a number of systems and tools that companies employ to manage capital investment and develop strategies to sustain reliability within their budgets. One of those tools that supports the decision to make a replacement investment. Read more


An unprecedented coalition of 20 companies located in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico have come together to form the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP). Read more

Drilling & Exploration

The mission of DROPS is to "influence the implementation of sustainable best practices and encourage industry alignment through collaboration in order to protect our workforce and interests from harm through the elimination of dropped objects" Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

"There is no change without progress, but there is no progress without change." That simple statement is an apt response to those who resist change within their companies, especially when it comes to the adoption of new technologies. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

In a presentation titled "Recognizing the Direct Effect a Reliability Program Has on an Efficient Process Safety Program" at the 9th Annual Chem/Petrochem and Refining Asset Reliability Conference held recently in Houston. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery

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ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant Manager Jason Duncan's current focus is to continue to integrate and optimize the plant's new cracker into the existing facility. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Discussing what Texas' production boom means for the petrochemical industry and its accompanying logistics, Ryan Sitton noted Mexico has aspirations of doubling its amount of electricity generation in the next 10 years, based largely on U.S. natural. Read more


Greater investment expected to fuel oil and gas industry growth in 2019 Read more

Training & Human Resources

The rising interconnectivity among devices in industry is opening up the market for wireless gas sensors. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

API recently released its comprehensive Workplace Safety Report, showing occupational injuries and illness for the natural gas and oil industry are occurring at a substantially lower rate than the U.S. private sector and are continuing to decline. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Mike Sommers highlighted record U.S. energy production and U.S. CO2 emissions reductions -- the lowest level in a generation -- while calling on policymakers to enact policies that embrace technological innovation and open markets. Read more

Current Issue

There are two prominent issues that cause workplace-related deaths in the oil and gas industry. At 50 percent, the No. 1 factor is traffic fatalities. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

One of the biggest challenges facing the petrochemical industry's supply chain today is maintaining consistency of deliveries. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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