Maximize productivity by reducing unplanned downtime of plant and equipment and develop optimal maintenance programs to achieve the right balance of scheduled maintenance, investment and return.
Anticipate and respond to changes in demand
Understand, anticipate and respond to changes in the global, regional and local demand of refined products given limitations in crude oil supplies, refinery capacity & complexity and access to markets.
Respond to price volatility
Respond to price volatility of both crude oil inputs and refined products by taking advantage of alternatives in crude oil grades, supply location and alternative transportation methods.
Increase their understanding of the nuances in profitability between products, customers, contracts and regional influences to improve return through techniques such as Netback analysis. Refiners can understand the elasticity of demand from individual customers.