The most prevalent method for logging shift information in control rooms remains the venerable physical logbook. Some logbooks are mere notebooks. The better ones have a pre-printed structure, which help the operator know which data it is necessary to record when an event happens. The disadvantages of paper are well known but the principal disadvantage is the difficulty in searching through the history.
iOG focuses on providing independent consulting and implementation toits petroleum refinery and petrochemical clients across the world. iOGcan help its Clients develop a State-of-the-Art Center of Excellence (COE)at their sites toaddress the increase in industry-wide demand for services such asFront-End-Engineering-Design, Model building, deploymenttraining and support needed to operate Integrated Refinery Information Systems (IRIS), Manufacturing Operations Management Systems (MOM).
Process simulation – Modelling the process with integrated simulators brings broad benefits with respect to yield, quality, energy use, operational costs and process flexibility. The tools help performance tracking of quality critical plant equipment, perform ‘what-if’ scenarios, as well as analysis to quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues fast and identify process improvement potential to increase quality via operational changes. In addition, by considering total energy and utility systems, leading energy management software tools helps from design through operation and improves profit margins.
iOG Solutions and eDrilling announced the formation of a strategic implementation partnership aimed at better serving E&P companies operating in the Middle East and India.
HOUSTON, TEXAS – MAY 2016 – iOG Solutions and Pimsoft, Inc. announce a strategic implementation partnership using Pimsoft’s Sigmafine® software application, an advanced Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) component, combined with iOG’s MES expertise to deliver best-of-breed solutions that can scale and ensure the accuracy, usability, and reliability of process data collected in the oil refining, petrochemical and LNG (liquid natural gas) industries.
iOG Solutions Pvt. Ltd. presented on the topic of “Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) – An Innovative Technology to Drill Safely reducing Non Productive Time” at India Drilling & Exploration Conference (IDEC) 2016, held on 26 & 27 May, 2016 in Mumbai, India.
Pankaj Zawar, MD, iOG Solutions, presented and delivered a talk on the latest Drilling Technology of Managed Pressure operations.
Profit maximization has always been the primary concern of downstream oil companies. Integrating refinery and petrochemical plants offers immense number of opportunities for profit improvement through shared utilities and exchange of valuable streams. Petrochemical integration with refineries enables the capability to promptly respond to the changes in product slate owing to the growing product quality stringency and market dynamics. Petrochemical complexes are often seen to shield refining profits as in the year 1995-96 wherein the low refinery margins were offset by the stronger aromatic returns due to high para-xylene prices.
Sparing the last two years wherein the unanticipated fall in crude oil price has been by-and-large governed by geo-political reasons, the price of conventional and light crude oils has always been steadily increasing owing to the fast depleting oil reserves coupled with steeply escalating demand.This has caused the refiners to constantly look out for ways and means to include and maximize low cost heavy and extra-heavy opportunity crudes in their acceptable crude basket in an attempt to reduce the dependency on conventional lighter crudes, increase profitability and as well secure their crude diet. This is clearly evident from the fact that refining giants such as Reliance (Jamnagar-India), Motive (Port Arthur) and Marathon Garyville (USA) have already augmented their heavy oil processing capacity in the recent past.
On May 25th Government of Indian has taken a major step to encourage participation of small and medium sized E & P companies to enhance Hydrocarbon production potentiality of India by releasing 69 Marginal fields on offer for bidding. These marginal fields on offer are distributed in 9 hydrocarbon producing sedimentary basins of India namely Cambay, Cauvery, Krishna Godavari, Assam Shelf, Assam Arakan Frontier basin (AAFB), Rajasthan, Kutch, Vindhyan and Mumbai Offshore. Basin wise distribution of these blocks is provided below: