Thursday, July 23, 2015

Join us in Pasadena where your peers will be sharing ways to achievebusiness excellence using industry leading simulation software.


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Your business can be highly successful in today's volatile market! There are advanced tools that can drive greater profitability. Companies that rise to the top of their industries are defined not just by operational excellence, but by a bold vision of where they will be in the future. Join us in Pasadena to see how simulation can empower your business to maximize your operations and your return on assets. Meet with other industry executives discussing current trends in the EPC, Oil &Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Power, and Metals, Minerals, & Mining industries. 
Preliminary Agenda

Monday, October 5th: Welcome Events 
  • Day: There will be a golf outing as well as technical software training
  • Evening: Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 6th: Executive Focus  
  • Executive Roundtable Breakfast
  • Keynote Speeches 
  • Industrial Trend Presentations by Executive Market Leaders
    • Designing and Revamping for Efficiency and Safety 
    • Workforce Development: From Questions to Quality 
    • Maximizing Returns during High Volatility 
    • Staying on Top of Advances in Industrial Solutions
  • Dinner & Whiskey Tasting
Wednesday, October 7th: End-User Focus  
  • Technology roadmaps
  • Customers presented case studies
Join us in Pasadena where your peers will be sharing ways to achieve business excellence using industry leading simulation software.

The number of attendees is limited in order to maintain the caliber of networking and engagement that executives have come to expect, so reserve your place today for free:

Monday, July 13, 2015

From China overtakes US as top crude importer as refinery maintenance slows

China’s crude processing is poised to climb 2.5% in the next three months from the previous quarter amid reduced refinery maintenance, according to industry analyst forecasts.


China regained its status from the US as the world’s biggest crude oil importer as shipments surged to fill the Asian country’s strategic petroleum reserves.

Overseas purchases by China rose to 29.49 million metric tons in June, a 27% increase from May when shipments were the least since February 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Beijing-based General Administration of Customs on Monday. That’s equivalent to about 7.2 million bpd, Bloomberg calculations show. US crude imports last month averaged 7.08 million bpd, according to data from the Energy Information Administration.

China’s crude imports rose as it began filling the second phase of emergency reserves in the eastern city of Qingdao that have a capacity of 3 million cubic meters (about 19 million bbl). Oil imports may climb in the third quarter from the previous three months as another storage site in the southern Chinese city of Huizhou is scheduled to open, according to ICIS China, a Shanghai-based commodity researcher.

“Filling of the strategic reserves in Qingdao definitely played a part in the increase,” said Amy Sun, an analyst with ICIS China. “China will overtake the US as a permanent top crude importer in a year or two.” Read more here

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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