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ANCAP, Business value of hydrocarbon production accounting

seven years of committed use of a refinery production yield accounting and mass balance system

Published in PTQ Q1 2015 103

ANCAP, Business value of hydrocarbon production accounting

Author: Luis Rodríguez, ANCAP

Production Accounting Case Study:
The gains that a refiner made by implementing an enterprise-wide hydrocarbon accounting system were both financial and cultural

This article describes seven years of committed use of a hydrocarbon yield accounting and mass balance system at ANCAP La Teja refinery's storage and distribution plants and the resulting improvements, site-wide integration, economic impact, cultural transformation and other major achievements

ANCAP over the years has learnt how to get the most out of such systems through the proper use of the information they generate. The lessons learned and how ANCAP has been able to get the entire organization - from the operators to the refinery manager - to use the system will be described. As a result of this work, significant savings have been experienced by the company as a whole


Customer Publication Index

Air Liquide, Benefits - Modeling & Optimizing Steam & Power Systems

BP Lingen Refinery Energy Management

Daily Production Accounting at Frontier's Cheyenne, WY Refinery

Petronor, Control and Auditing of Energy Costs in a Large Refinery

Rohm & Haas, Energy Efficiency in the Chemical and Refining Industries

Repsol, Industrial Energy Management by Using an On-line Tool

Rohm & Haas, Integrated Approach to Plant-wide Energy Management

KNPC Real Time Online Energy ManagementKNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery describes the tasks performed to develop and implement real-time, online model for refinery energy cost minimization and energy management. Creating a model of a refinery energy system validated with real time data increased energy efficiency and reduced total energy costs. Published in Petroleum Technology Quarterly, April 2014

KNPC Mina-Al-Ahmadi, Mina-Abdullah & Shuaiba EMSA joint effort between Mina Abdulla, Mina Al-Ahmadi and Shuaiba refineries started to build and define the scope of for VisualMesa Energy Performance Real-Time Optimization for the three refineries. The cost savings and CO2 emission reductions came from two main sources: Excess steam vent / condensing reduction (i.e., less fuel gas used for UHP steam production because of the steam waste reduction) and letdown reduction (i.e., less power purchase for driving the pumps and compressors because of the use of turbines instead of motors).

KNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi Online Energy Management SystemKNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery with a capacity of 460,000 bpd addressed how to best operate the energy system including trade-offs among electrical system, steam and fuels networks and in the process achieved reduction in energy cost and CO2 emissions using the VisualMesa energy performance optimization system.

Ineos, Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems Benefits

INTERQUISA, Online Energy Costs Optimizer at Petrochemical Plant

Repsol, On-line Model for Site Wide Energy Costs Minimization

Repsol, Optimizing Energy Costs Reduction with an On-line Tool



Soteica Visual Mesa Publication Index

An Energy Management System

Cases - Utilities Systems On-line Optimization and Monitoring

Industrial Energy Management Using On-line Models

Closed-loop Energy Real-time Optimizers

Emissions and Energy Management and Optimization System

Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions Reduction System

Online Energy Management

Optimizing Refinery Steam Systems

Paying Attention to Key Performance Indicators - KPIs

Real Time CO2 and Energy Cost Reductions in Petrochem

Real-time Energy Management Case Study



Archive Index

Application of MPC to a Batch Reactor

CDU Heat Exchanger Network Fouling - Cleaning Optimization

Chemical Industry Abnormal Situation Management System

MPC Increases Batch Reactor Production

Advanced Control of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Spanish

Model-based Predictive Control Helps PID Controllers Spanish