Hydrocarbon Asia

Hydrocarbon January/March 2016


Platts: China Oil Demand Grew 1.5% Year over Year in November

Can China Last the Pace?

China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made China influential in world energy markets.

Japan Attempts to Overcome Limitations

Japan is the world’s largest liquefied natural gas importer, second-largest coal importer, and third-largest net importer of crude oil and oil products.

Forced to Import

South Korea relies on imports to meet about 97% of its total primary energy consumption as a result of
insufficient domestic resources. The country is one of the world’s leading energy importers.

Regional Product Demand

This article, comprising excerpts of OPEC’s Oil downstream outlook to 2040, focuses on the near to medium-term outlook for the Asia Pacific’s downstream sector.

A Shift in Focus for the Global LNG Business

Natural gas has lost some of its appeal with the current oil price malaise. This article gives a market report on the LNG market.

Growth in Domestic Natural Gas Production Leads to Development of LNG Export Terminals

Demystifying PSM for an Enabled Workforce

There are many contributing factors challenging business operations. The lack of skilled workforces and knowledge
transfer in Process Safety Management (PSM), in particular, has contributed to the current scarcity of the required knowledge and skills. If the situation continues, it could potentially compromise the operational safety and increase risk profiles of many facilities. Many companies understand the need to change their current learning and development approach. Organizations rely too often on discrete training initiatives and tend not to follow up with additional development to reinforce and sustain the skills required. This paper demonstrates the importance of enabling the workforce to effectively implement Process Safety Management, by way of a structured learning and development approach, in order to ensure that business and operational continuity are maintained.


Integrated Safety Systems

New Surface Tolerant Technology

Solves Maintenance Dilemma

This article features a case study of a UK oil supplier who was faced with a major dilemma when a transformer oil storage tank began to leak in several places. The new, surface tolerant technology, Belzona 1212 was specified to repair the holed tank as this epoxy-based system provides excellent, long-term corrosion resistance even when applied to oil contaminated surfaces where grit blasting is not possible.

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