Overview of Downstream

One of the three major sectors of the oil and gas business, Downstream refers to the refining and processing of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the marketing and distribution of petroleum-based products. These products include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, natural gas liquids, and many others. The other two major sectors of the oil and gas business are Upstream (exploration and production) and Midstream (transportation and storage).


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    • Sponsored Video Published on February 22, 2018

      The Downstream Conference & Exhibition is positioned at the forefront of the booming Downstream industry in North America. This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream Capital Project, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnaround professionals, where they meet to do business.

    • Sponsored Video Published on February 22, 2018

      Replay this webinar as top executives from McKinsey & Company, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals and Kiewit explore the best opportunities for growth in the Downstream market through 2020.

    • Sponsored Video Published on June 14, 2017

      Effective pipeline integrity management has been problematic for a large number of pipelines that were not designed for in-line inspection. Quest Integrity understands the complexities involved with this challenging segment and offers a comprehensive pipeline integrity management solution.

    • Published on March 20, 2017

      The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a video demonstrating the agency's positive safety impact in 2016. The video was posted just days after President Trump proposed his "America First" budget plan, which calls for the elimination of the CSB all together.

    • Sponsored Video Published on August 18, 2015

      30-minute interview on the evolution of reliability and its role within the energy and process industries with Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commissioner.

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        Petrochemical Update recently surveyed high-level owner operators responsible for engineering, construction, reliability and maintenance, an industry with an estimated global value of $433pa by underway projects, to understand how they’re prioritizing critical challenges and give you key insights you can use when planning your sales strategy for 2018 and beyond.

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        This white paper provides a near- and long-term outlook on capital investments in petrochemical, refining, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States. In the second half of this paper, the focus turns to engineering and operations, including: commissioning and startups, shutdowns and turnarounds, and reliability and routine maintenance.

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