Digitization: Revolutionize Equipment Fleet Management

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Bill Hicks Bio: Mr. Hicks is a born and raised Texan from Fort Worth. He graduated in 1991 from Texas A&M with a BS in Chemistry. Mr. Hicks has had a nearly 30-year career in the oil & gas industry including roles in process engineering, coordination & economics, and modeling. In his current position as an Energy Global Technology Sponsor within ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (EMRE), Mr. Hicks identifies opportunities to maximize energy efficiency across manufacturing facilities around the globe.

Keen Seng Cheah Bio: Keen Seng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008. He has 12 years of experience in the petrochemical industry and has held several positions during his time with ExxonMobil. These include Process Engineering roles in Distillation and Energy as well as in Process Design where he has been heavily involved in process optimization and the development of energy projects. His current role is the Energy Specialist for North America.

AbstractIn response to challenges related to global warming, climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions, several countries are considering the adoption of regulatory measures requiring industry to further improve energy efficiency. ExxonMobil has a long tradition of effectively managing energy efficiency, both for internal operational efficiency, as well as in support of external drivers such as the API Compendium challenge within the industry. Over several decades, substantial work has been done from an energy management perspective. This has enabled ExxonMobil to become the most energy efficient international refining company in the world and the most energy efficient refining company operating in the U.S. per Solomon Associates benchmarking. The company has achieved a 10 percent improvement in energy efficiency across its global refining operations following an effort launched in 2000. However, with emerging regulations across various countries, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop smart ways to identify further energy efficiency improvement opportunities in existing facilities.

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Date and Time
Sept. 8, 2020, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting and YouTube livestream
Event tags
UT Energy Symposium