Downstream Refining

Imagine “… your refinery will have a changed feed and product mass balance caused by new product specifications and the required new conversion units. We will help you to assess the impact on your existing oil movement infrastructure so you can decide if new jetty or storage facilities are required or which of the existing storage tanks should be swapped to minimize the capital expenditures.”

Managing Partner

This is a typical example of how we work. It illustrates what we would like to help you with: from seemingly small problems to investment decisions and improvement programs.

Our Downstream Refining services are based on our experiences obtained by servicing a large number of refineries in all parts of the world. Our consultants know exactly what it is like to be in your shoes. We assist refineries clients from solving ad-hoc problems to developing a long-term strategy.

Specifically, our services cover three areas:

1. Excellent Operations

  • Troubleshooting/root cause analysis/incident investigation
  • Process safety and HSE management
  • Process unit monitoring, modeling & optimisation
  • Unit availability and utilisation review
  • Energy systems and utilities optimisation
  • Turnaround readiness management
  • Catalyst performance review
  • Fouling abatement
  • Corrosion inspection
  • Furnace performance review
  • Remote helpdesk support
  • Coaching of young technologists
  • On-site training for technologists and operators
  • Management coaching

    2. Business improvement

    • Performance management
    • Hydrocarbon margin improvement
    • Energy & hydrocarbon loss review
    • Hydrocarbon logistics improvement
    • Crude oil supply optimisation
    • Planning & scheduling process review
    • LP facility model review
    • Non-energy cash cost effectiveness program
    • Workforce effectiveness review
    • Energy efficiency improvement
    • Working capital optimisation
    • Coaching refinery management

    3. Long-term strategy / License to operate

    • Carbon and energy management
    • Biofuels
    • Strategic masterplanning
    • Technical due diligence
    • Re-structuring support