Rodriguez estimates these highly paid hourly technical workers make up about 10 percent or less of the workforce in the oil and gas industry, but he expects those numbers to grow. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Honeywell to provide second phase of largest project to include process technology, engineering design, catalysts and control and automation technologies. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser today told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence... Read more


The U.S. energy and petrochemical industry has experienced incredible growth over the last decade. Read more

Training & Human Resources

As the U.S. becomes the largest energy producer in the world with Texas leading production, it has created the biggest challenge the energy industry has seen in a generation. Read more


Wyatt Field Service shows off their ad in the November 2019 issue of BIC. Read more

BIC Attends

Petrochemicals will outpace cars, trucks and aviation in future oil demand growth, even with ambitious efforts to promote recycling and promote greater efficiency. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Motiva Enterprises LLC has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with TechnipFMC and Honeywell UOP, respectively, to study potential petrochemical projects utilizing each company's technology. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

At least 14 million tonnes of additional petrochemical capacity of natural gas-derived chemicals including ethylene, propylene and methanol is expected to come online from 2018 through 2023. Read more

...When I attended the National Ocean Industries Association's annual meeting this spring... I also recognized women making their mark on today's industry in bold new roles, serving in high-level leadership positions that were once unthinkable. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals have received all regulatory approvals and have closed on their joint venture, which plans to build a petrochemical project on the US Gulf Coast, the companies announced. Read more


In today's petrochemical market, producers and EPCs face mounting pressure to control and decrease costs. With the recent influx of new construction and expansion projects, a potential manpower shortage will impact project timelines and expenses. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

BIC Magazine recently spoke to AFPM President Chet Thompson to discuss refining and petrochemical industries' progress and hot topics. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Over the next two years, EIA's "Short-Term Energy Outlook" projects growth in U.S. consumption of ethane in the petrochemical industry will exceed increases in consumption of all other petroleum and liquid products combined. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Petrochemical businesses often purchase equipment as an investment for tomorrow. However, owning rather than leasing can be a cost that doesn't pay off over time. Renting, over time, helps control cost and save money. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Successful turnarounds require the safe completion of all tasks – which means that safety has to be everyone’s responsibility. To ensure total commitment to safe turnarounds, every process and safety team member should be involved at every phase. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

We’re producing oil in the United States, and a lot of this production is light, sweet crude. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

OPEC has raised its forecast for oil supply from non-member countries in 2018 as higher prices encourage U.S. shale drillers to pump more, offsetting an OPEC-led deal to clear a supply glut and a deepening plunge in Venezuelan production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Many facilities don't have a structured, ongoing hose maintenance program. OnGuard, provides a hose management solution tags the asset, tracks when the system goes into service, and alerts the facility when service or replacement is necessary. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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