Refinery Consultants Fulfill Numerous Needs in Refinery Engineering
Refinery consultants play a pivotal role in today's complex and ever changing oil and gas refining industry. Bred from the early days of heating kettles that inefficiently extracted only kerosene for lamp oil, the massive refineries of today involve intricate webs of vessels and pipes that ultimately produce a wide range of products with efficiency and speed.
As experienced refinery engineers, refinery consultants have accumulated a highly diversified skill set that encompasses the technical and managerial aspects of a refinery. Refinery engineering is a key position that is highly sought after and with a limited amount of refinery experts fit to fill that role, refinery consultants are the clear solution.
By capitalizing on emerging opportunities and stemming the loss from critical business issues, refinery consultants help keep refineries current and bring value to both large refineries and small independent refineries alike. Refinery consultants have the unique ability of bringing together the technical skills and creative aptitudes prevalent in refinery engineering in order to capitalize on opportunities, mitigate risks, and address critical industry issues and changes. From improving safety and assisting in the implementation of constantly changing environmental regulations to reducing operating expenses and addressing market changes, refinery consultants are the key to unlocking the value that a refinery possesses which, in turn, improves the bottom line.
Here are a few of the numerous roles a refinery consultant fills:
Process Engineer - Providing design, operation, control, and optimization guidance on operating units within a refinery
Project Engineer - Providing engineering technical expertise and project management for capital improvement projects from conceptual design through execution
Process Control Engineer - Designing and implementing process control strategies to support new and existing processes for efficiency, optimization, and compliance with safety and environmental requirements
Refinery Optimization Planning Engineer - Identifying opportunities to improve refinery optimization and coordinating operations, engineering, commercial traders, and maintenance to keep a refinery running smoothly
Supply Chain Optimization Manager - Optimizing the operation of the distribution supply chain of a commodity
Operations Manager - Managing day-to-day operation of a refinery
Refinery Manager - Managing all refinery activities in compliance with best safety practices, internal policies, and government regulations
Commercial Trader - Negotiating the futures market to balance the lengths and shorts of a refining system