June 2008

Bracing for flows of heavier crudes

Oil companies are going to far greater lengths to recover that next barrel of crude. In addition, the crude they are recovering is far more gooey, acidic, and loaded with sulfur.

This "challenging oil" requires newer facilities and technologies to process. The opportunities for instrument, control, and automation companies who serve the oil and refining industry are palpable.

The trend to the stickier stuff is in force.