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LiquidFrameworks announced that its 5th annual FieldFX user conference, ConnectFX, was a resounding success, breaking all previous years’ records in attendance and sponsorship. Read more

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CEDA, a leader in industrial maintenance, turnaround, construction and project services, is continually developing its capabilities by using leading-edge technologies to increase operational efficiency. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Operating companies continue to try to increase capacity while optimizing energy efficiency, product purity, operational reliability and the environmental impact of processing operations. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Anyone who has spent time in the refinery or petrochemical industry knows plant owners and operators allocate millions of dollars for shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) each year. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

10 years in the making, Arkema celebrates the grand opening of their operations control room. Plant manager, John Koegel discusses how they completed this project while maintaining productivity and safety at their site, future plans and more. Read more

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Shell divests interest in Canadian Natural Resources Limited for about $3.3 billion. Read more

M&A/Investment

Devon Energy Corp said on Tuesday it would lay off 300 workers, roughly 9 percent of staff, part of a plan to streamline operations and boost the shale oil producer’s sagging returns and stock price. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BIC Magazine recently visited with Perez to learn more about his role at TDS and why the company's clientele will benefit from his vast industry experience. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

U.S. shale oil producer Continental Resources Inc said it boosted founder and Chief Executive Harold Hamm’s compensation by 38 percent in 2017. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Leadership team to leverage best-in-class operational excellence, disciplined project execution and track record of strong cost management to unlock near- and long-term value Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Chesapeake Energy announced it laid off 13%, or 400, of its workforce at its Oklahoma City headquarters, which is in addition to the 19%, or 750, laid off in 2015. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Leaders of the petrochemical industry got down to brass tacks in a recent discussion about advantages and investment opportunities that lend themselves to building a foundation for profitable growth despite the unpredictability of an uncertain market Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The Billings Phillips 66 refinery, located in Billings, Montana, is undergoing a complete shut down as it ramps up for major maintenance and improvements that include adding a process to enable it to process heavy crude oil. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

After the company expanded by acquiring H&S Tool Inc., he was named corporate vice president of sales and marketing for CLIMAX and general manager of H&S Tool. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

NOVA Chemicals has agreed to acquire Williams’ 88.46% ownership interest in the Geismar, Louisiana olefins plant, approximately 525 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the plant, and Williams’ interest in the Ethylene Trading Hub in Mt. Belvieu. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The ethylene cracker is currently in a production stabilization phase. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Ingleside Ethylene announced that its ethylene cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, Texas, complex has begun operations. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Owners should always make sure they have a backlog of new projects, as well as improvements they want to make to current projects. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Many turnaround failures are caused by similar means: smart, well-trained managers making correct decisions with incorrect information. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Alignment of engineering and construction teams enhances productivity and workflow transitions on any project’s site, but establishing and employing strategies that effectively ensure the project team is following the execution plan can be difficult. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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