Panel discussion: Digital refining across crude procurement, maintenance and supply chain

10:10 - 10:50

Refinery operations, maintenance, supply chain and sales must be integrated with the national demand for refinery products. Digital platforms and the ‘Internet of Things’ hold immense potential to cut costs and improve output while integrating all of these departments. This panel explores digital refining from an operational perspective, looking not just at the platforms but their use and implementation. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Key areas for digitalisation: crude procurement, maintenance (scheduling and components) and supply. In each area how can digital technology be used to improve operations?
  • Big data and IoT: what sort of information should you be collecting? Which parts of the refining process would benefit from greater transparency?

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