Technical Papers

Modelling Wax Thermodynamics 

Integrated Asset Modelling

Training Quality Assessment in the Process Industry

Rigorous Integrated Production Modelling of Cold Flow Technologies

What a Difference a Few Months Can Make: How to Respond to the Oil Price Drop

Low Oil Prices - What Should Operating Companies Do Now

The benefits of a compositional thermal hydraulic integrated production model when investigating subsea processing 

Assessing the future of the petrochemical industry in Asia

Are you using pinch technology effectively in your daily operations?

Understanding fines in coking more important now

Challenges of heavy crude processing

The New Horizon - Global Petrochemical Perspectives

Assessing the Impact of Carbon Pricing on Refinery Profitability

Bottom of the Barrel - Unconventional Crudes Part II

Global Refining Review Part II

Bottom of the Barrel - Unconventional Crudes Part I

Options for lower sulphur marine fuels

Understand Differences Between Thermal and Hydrocracking

Global Refining Review Part I

Improving profitability despite lower utilisation

Improve Energy Efficiency for Distillate Hydrotreaters Retrofit Options

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part I

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part II

Rising to the CO2 Challenge: Part III

Effective Standardisation: Harnessing the Power of Your Organisation

Behaviour Based Reliabilty

Low Carbon Refinery: Dream or Reality

Make The Most of Utility Optimisation

Unconventional Crude Upgrading Challenges

Using Rigorous Simulation to Generate LP Vectors

Optimising Your Plant's Number One Asset - People

Implementing a Progressive Strategic Plan for Energy Optimisation

Integration Profitability

Transition to ULSD, ethanol goes smoothly for US refiners

Model Behaviour - The Benefits of Using Process Models in Refineries

The Journey to Operational Excellence 

Part IV Refinery CO2 challenges

ULSD Best Practices

Compressor Failure Analysis Using Petro-SIM

Using an Integrating Petrochemical Refinery Model to Improve Profits

Benefits of a Rigorous Software Model - Refinery Case Studies for Profit Improvement

Part III_Refinery CO2 Challenges

Part II_Refinery CO2 challenges

The Ebullation Factor

Part I_Refinery CO2 Challenges

Investigating Improvement Opportunities

Fuel proof energy savings

Process Profits with Simulation

Overcoming Fuel Gas Containment Limitations to Energy Improvement

Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into Plant Energy Management 

Devote Some Energy to Efficiency

ULSD Problems and Solutions

Reliability for Safety Instrumented Systems

Improve Plant Reliability by Redefining Roles

Worldwide Trends in RAM Improvement

FCC Catalyst Evaluation

ULSD: Is the USA Ready?

Increasing Russian Crude Oil Exports Changing Worldwide Trade Patterns

Refinery Reaction Modelling Trends

Predicting Thermal Effects

Refinery Energy Efficiency and Environmental Goals

Refine Your Approach to Process Troubleshooting and Optimization

Rigorous Hydrotreater Simulation

Capital Cost Savings through Better Hydrogen Management

Steady State Simulator to Monitor Hydrotreater Performance

Refine your approach to process troubleshooting and optimisation

Simulate Hydrotreatment of FCC LCO

Modeling Crude Unit Product Overlap for Better Linear Program Modeling

Start Up of Visbreaker Revamp Project Adds Low Capital Cost Upgrading to PO Naftan Refinery

LP Modeling - Past, Present and Future

An Intergrated Approach in Meeting the Challenges of Low Sulfur Diesel - Analytical Support, Process Research and Computer Simulation

Overcoming Constraints To Maximize FCCU Feed Rates: Is It Always Economical?

Predicting Process Systems

A Profitable Partnership: The Cooperations between PO Naftan and KBC Process Technology Ltd

Optimizing The Cat Feed Hydrotreater / FCCU Complex With Detailed Simulation Tools

Implementing & Sustaining Process Optimization Improvements on a Deisopentanizer Tower

Refiners Responses to Environmental Changes

Profit Improvement Success at Japanese Refineries

The Methodology and Benefits of Total Site Pinch Analysis

Practical Techniques & Methods to Develop an Efficient Water Management Strategy

PVT Modelling


A New Method To Give Quantitative Prediction of Asphaltene Deposition From Petroleum Fluids

A unified framework for calculating solid deposition from petroleum fluids including waxes, asphaltenes, hydrates and scales

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Organisational Solutions A national oil company had two identical process facilities located approximately five kilometres apart- Plant A and Plant B. The client initiated a value improvement programme (VIP) with KBC assistance, starting at Plant A. While the overall VIP at Plant A was successful, a team studied the lessons…
Operating Solutions In December, KBC was awarded a new three-year software contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the licensing of our Refinery Simulation software, Petro-SIM™. The contract encompasses KBC's state-of-the-art reactor models, the Petro-SIM engineering flowsheet, and support for the development of models. The scope includes all of Petrobras'…
Operating Solutions KBC was awarded a contract in September to provide personnel for key management positions at the Binh Son Refinery located in Dung Quat, Vietnam and to train local personnel on refinery operations and site optimisation. This work is provided under a subcontract arrangement with SK Energy, by which…
Strategic Solutions KBC helped an international refining/petrochemical operation save over $10 million in local taxes. Using certified expertise in valuation and knowledge of refining/petrochemical markets, our experts were able to put forth the case to taxing authorities that the facilities were overvalued compared to current market conditions, which in turn…
Strategic Solutions KBC was awarded an opportunity to provide transaction support to a significant merger between two international oil companies. During the due diligence phase of the transaction, as part of integration planning, KBC was asked to develop certain planning and processing models and scenarios using a linear plan programme…
Capital Solutions In July, KBC was awarded a subcontract arrangement with SK Engineering and Construction associated with procurement and construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex to be built in the Manabi province of Ecuador. The facility is being built by Refineria del Pacifico (RDP), a joint venture between…
Environmental Solutions KBC was engaged as an adviser to help rationalise the overall design of a greenfield refinery announced by a Mexican refiner. The scope of work also included procedures to assess the overall regulatory framework. With respect to these procedures, KBC consultants had a threefold task: (1) Review Mexican…
Environmental Solutions In December, KBC was engaged to perform work at First Quantum Minerals' (FQM) Kansanshi Mine, located approximately 250km from the town of Ndola, Zambia. The project consisted of an environmental compliance audit and Equator Principles gap analyses (required for funding) of the mine's 420 tonne/day sulphuric acid plant…

Case Studies

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