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April 29, 2019

KPE Showcases Walk-Through Video at 2019 GPA Midstream Convention

KPE was proud to have a booth at this year’s Vendor night, complete with a walk-through video of a 200 MMSCFD cryogenic processing plant. KPE personnel fielded questions about the company’s midstream capabilities and how KPE is uniquely positioned to provide complete EPC solutions for projects.

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April 04, 2019

KPE Personnel Attend Northeast Texas Energy Summit

KP Engineering was a Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 Energy Summit, which drew over 500 people from academia, industry and the government. Featured speakers were Commissioner Ryan Sitton of the Texas Railroad Commission, Mark Mathis, CEO of Clear Energy Alliance, and Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief of Hart Energy.

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August 17, 2018

KP Engineering To Present Keynote Address At The 2018 AFPM Cat Cracker Seminar

KPE’s Senior VP of Process Engineering, Phillip Niccum, has been selected to deliver a technical presentation on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit technology at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Cat Cracker Seminar to be held August 21 – 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. The oral presentation will be given on the first day of the meeting, August 21st, at 9:00 a.m. (CST).

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April 02, 2018

KP Engineering Announces Completion Of Cryogenic Gas Plant For Targa Resources

TYLER, Texas, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KP Engineering, LP (KPE), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, today announced the on-schedule, on-budget completion with no recordable safety events, of the Joyce 200 MMSCFD Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit (“Cryo”) for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP).

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December 19, 2017

TECHNICAL PAPER: Optimize Profits When Designing Eagle Ford Condensate Splitters

Eagle Ford Condensate is becoming more and more plentiful, and is overwhelming the overheads of Crude Units that blend it in with their heavier crude charge. Several separate grass-roots “Condensate Splitter Units” are currently being designed and/or installed to process this as a 100% feedstock. MPEC, Inc. (MPEC) has reservations about their “optimization”, considering today’s high product differential values.

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December 19, 2017

TECHNICAL PAPER: Custom Large Scale NGL Fractionation

In the midstream industry, the speed of project execution is one of the most important aspects of the project. From project conception to ready-for-shipment, KP Engineering, L.P., designed a custom fractionator within a 10-month schedule. The project presented a number of challenges in the areas of Process Design, Detailed Design, and Fabrication/Construction. 

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August 22, 2017

KPE Awarded Contract For Natural Gas Cryogenic Processing Facility

TYLER, Texas – August 23, 2017 – KPE today announced it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $100 million by Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp., (Targa) (NYSE: TRGP) to provide engineering, procurement and construction for a 200 MMSCFD natural gas cryogenic processing facility located near Midkiff, in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

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June 19, 2017

KP Engineering's Hydrogen And Syngas Expertise Recognized Again

KPE will provide engineering services to a U.S. Refiner in support of a Hydrogen Plant Reliability Evaluation. The engineering study will evaluate operating data, design details, and other factors to assess unit performance. The results of the study will be presented in a formal report and outline recommendations for improvement.

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May 09, 2017

KPE To Provide Engineering Services For Two Projects

KPE will provide engineering and project development services to a U.S. Refiner for two projects.  The first project will identify modifications and installation requirements to achieve compliance with pending government emissions regulations. The second project will involve preliminary engineering and cost development work for a new processing unit. The engineering study work is expected to take three months to complete.

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April 13, 2017

KPE Attends 2017 GPA Midstream Convention And Co-Sponsors Prayer Breakfast

Several KPE personnel attended the 2017 GPA Midstream Convention held on April 9-12 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. The convention hosted over 2,000 midstream professionals from over 600 companies and 24 countries. KPE co-sponsored the Midstream Prayer Breakfast at the convention, which was attended by over 200 people.

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April 11, 2017

KP Engineering Announces Plan For New Office Building In Tyler

TYLER, Texas––KP Engineering, LP (KPE), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, has released detailed plans and the architectural renderings for its new building in Tyler, Texas. The new building will be adjacent to the current Tyler office and will include more than 25,000 square feet of additional offices, design workstations, and state-of-the-art conference rooms incorporating the latest conferencing technology.

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March 28, 2017

MMEX Resources Partners With KP Engineering To Design, Build Crude Oil Refinery In Permian Basin

TYLER, TEXAS – MMEX Resources Corp. (OTCPK: MMEX), a development stage company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and South America, and KP Engineering (“KPE”), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, announced today a partnership for KPE to engineer, design and construct the planned Pecos County refinery announced by MMEX earlier this month.

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March 12, 2017

KPE To Provide Engineering Services For CO Boiler Feasibility Study

KP Engineering will provide engineering services to evaluate options for modifying the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) regenerator and flue gas system for a Gulf Coast Refiner. The feasibility study will consider options for increasing steam production with a CO boiler while reducing gas velocity through the FCCU regenerator section to improve cyclone reliability.

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February 06, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: KP Engineering To Provide EPC Services To Targa For Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit

TYLER, Texas–February 7, 2017–KP Engineering (KPE), one of the energy industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, announced today that it has signed a firm price contract for the design, procurement and installation of a 200 MMSCFD Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit (“Cryo”) with Compression for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP).

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November 07, 2016

KPE'S Process Engineering Expertise Recognized Again Through Training Program

KP Engineering will provide classroom training on Crude and Vacuum Distillation Units (CDU’s and VDU’s) for a Mid-Continent Refiner. The client acknowledged KPE’s process engineering expertise and requested one of KPE’s crude distillation and fractionation experts to assist with the client’s internal training program.

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October 24, 2016

KPE Sponsors 2016 GSTC Conference In Vancouver, B.C.

KPE was a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at the 2016 Gasification and Syngas Technologies Council (GSTC) Conference, held October 16 – 19 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The industry’s largest annual conference hosted several gasification and syngas experts and corporate leaders from around the world.

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September 22, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: KPE Continues To Expand FCC Capabilities, Hires Albert Meza As FCCU Technology Specialist

Tyler, Texas– KP Engineering (“KPE”), one of the energy industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Albert Meza as FCCU Technology Specialist. The addition of Mr. Meza further enhances KPE’s existing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) business in the areas of mechanical design and procurement of specialized hardware components.

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August 16, 2016

KPE To Provide FGRU Engineering Services For Rocky Mountain Refiner

KPE will provide engineering services for a Rocky Mountain Refiner to review and evaluate the installation of a new Flare Gas Recovery Unit (FGRU). KPE will also assist the refiner in the preparation of required supporting documentation for the new FGRU. The engineering work is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

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July 20, 2016

KP Engineering To Provide Design Packages For Biodiesel Blending Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed engineering services for a Southwest Refiner to facilitate the blending of biodiesel into the refinery’s diesel loading system. The scope of work will include the preparation of engineering design packages that will be used to solicit construction bids. The engineering work is expected to take two months to complete.

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July 06, 2016

KP Engineering Provides Process Consulting Services To Mid-Continent Refiner

KP Engineering provided process consulting services to a Mid-Continent Refiner.  The refiner was experiencing problems with the wash oil section on their Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU). KPE refinery process experts provided several recommendations for wash oil system improvement. KPE’s recommendations included specific guidance in regard to packing, distribution nozzles, wash oil control devices and instrumentation, and other process related issues.

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June 12, 2016

KP Engineering To Provide CDU And VDU Process Engineering Services To Mid-Continent Refiner

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services to a Mid-Continent Refiner as part of a Crude and Vacuum Distillation Unit study. The refinery needs to balance crude throughput and crude slate flexibility, while assessing the impact on downstream processing units. The feasibility study is expected to take one to two months to complete and will be performed by KPE crude distillation and fractionation experts.

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May 12, 2016

Delek Tournament For Hope Announcement

For the third consecutive year, KPE was the presenting partner for the Delek Tournament For Hope - Tyler. The tournament is part of a series of fundraising events supporting the Delek Fund For Hope, which provides monies to participating charities in East Texas.

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March 30, 2016

KPE To Present At The 2016 GPA Convention, April 10, 2016

KP Engineering (KPE) has been selected to deliver a technical presentation concerning a custom-designed NGL Fractionation Unit at the Gas Processors Association (GPA) convention to be held April 10 – 13, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The oral presentation will be given by KPE’s Program Manager of Midstream, Scott Baker, and Senior Process Engineer, Scott Green, on April 11 at 3:15 p.m. (CST).

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February 29, 2016

KPE To Present At AFPM Annual Meeting

KP Engineering (KPE) has been selected to deliver a technical presentation on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit technology at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting to be held March 13 – 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

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January 14, 2016

KPE To Provide Feed Package For Distillate Hydrotreater Revamp Project

KP Engineering will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a Naphtha Hydrotreater Revamp Project for a Mid-continent refiner. The FEED package will identify needed improvements to the hydrotreating unit to facilitate a 50% increase in capacity. The modifications are prompted by the Owner’s desire to increase the refinery crude charge rate, process a lighter crude slate, and provide hydrotreating capability for other light distillate streams. The engineering work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

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January 07, 2016

KPE To Provide Detailed Design And Procurement Services For Refinery Debottlenecking Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed design and procurement services for a Debottlenecking Project for a Southwest Refiner. The detailed engineering and procurement work follows front-end development work on the project. Modifications will be made to several refinery processing units to enable the handling of increased naphtha yields resulting from a lighter crude slate. The detailed design and procurement work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

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December 27, 2015

KPE Adds Nationally Recognized Phillip Niccum As SVP Of Process Engineering

KP Engineering (KPE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Phillip Niccum as the Senior Vice President of Process Engineering. Based out of the Houston office, Mr. Niccum will be responsible for leading KPE’s existing process engineering team in refining and petrochemical technologies and expanding the Company’s Front End Engineering Design capabilities.

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November 15, 2015

KP Engineering Hires Don Chaney As SVP Of Business Development, Houston

KP Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Chaney as a Senior Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Chaney will be responsible for supporting the Company’s current growth strategy and targeted business development efforts in the Gulf Coast area. With more than 40 years of sales and marketing experience developing EPC projects in the refining, chemical, petrochemical, gas processing and renewable markets, Mr. Chaney has a proven track record of developing work while contributing to the overall success of the organization.

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November 15, 2015

KP Engineering Hires Second SVP Of Business Development In Houston

KP Engineering (KPE) is pleased to announce it has appointed Gary Hymel as Senior Vice President of Business Development to accommodate its growth platform in the Houston area. Mr. Hymel will join KPE’s existing Business Development team and will spearhead sales efforts for KPE’s new Pipeline and Infrastructure Division, as well as for strategic clients in the refining and midstream sectors.  Having begun his career as a Business Development Manager in the Engineering and Steel Services industry, Mr. Hymel brings more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple sectors of the oil & gas and manufacturing industries, including upstream, downstream, offshore, and engineering and inspection services.

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June 01, 2015

KP Engineering To Provide Detailed Engineering Services For Tier II Compliance Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed design and cost estimating services for a Gasoline Hydrotreater Project for a Southwest Refiner. The hydrodesulfurization unit will utilize licensed technology and will be an integral part of the refinery’s Tier III compliance plan for sulfur levels in gasoline. Engineering services for KPE’s scope of work are expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2015.

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June 01, 2015

KP Engineering To Provide Process Consulting Services For Refinery Debottlenecking Study

KP Engineering will provide process engineering and consulting services for a Debottlenecking Study for a Texas refiner. The process study will identify current limitations and recommended improvements to facilitate incremental crude throughput, a lighter crude slate, improved refinery yields, and compliance with MSAT-2 requirements. The engineering study work is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2015.

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May 22, 2015

MID CONTINENT REFINERY EXPANSION Case History

KPE assisted in expanding this refinery by providing upgrades and hydraulic improvements to the existing Crude Distillation Unit (CDU), Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU), Saturated Gas Unit (SAT), Naphtha Hydrotreater (NHT) and Diesel Hyrotreater (DHT).

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May 19, 2015

KP Engineering To Provide Process Engineering Services For Refinery Debottlenecking Study

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services for a Refinery Debottlenecking Study for a Southwest Refiner. The study will identify pinch points and needed improvements to several refinery process units to enable the handling of increased naphtha yields resulting from a lighter crude slate. The engineering study work is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2015.

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April 08, 2015

Technical Paper Presented At AFPM Annual Meeting

Turner, Mason & Company (TM&C), Delek Refining and KP Engineering (KPE) presented a technical paper titled “Cost-Effective Refinery Expansion Enables Lighter Crude While Maximizing ULSD” at the 2015 American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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October 14, 2014

KP Engineering To Provide Project Development Services For Refinery Expansion Project

KP Engineering will provide project development services for a Refinery Expansion Project for a Rocky Mountain Refiner. The project will increase crude throughput, maximize distillate production, provide operating flexibility and address future environmental requirements. The project scope includes new processing units as well as modifications to existing facilities. The engineering work is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

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May 01, 2014

KP Engineering To Provide Engineering Services For New Crude Distillation Unit

KP Engineering will provide project development and detailed design services for a grassroots Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) to be located on the Gulf Coast. The CDU will be designed to process light crude oil and Eagle Ford condensate and will produce light and heavy naphtha, LPG, kerosene, diesel and a bottoms product. The engineering work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.

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April 21, 2014

KP Engineering To Provide Engineering Services For DHT Expansion

KP Engineering will provide FEL-3 engineering services for required modifications to an existing Diesel Hydrotreating Unit for a Mid Continent Refiner. The engineering work is expected to take approximately three months to complete. The project, when fully implemented, will increase DHT capacity by approximately 20%.

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December 10, 2013

KP Engineering To Provide EPC Services For Desalter Water Stripping Unit

KP Engineering has been authorized to proceed with engineering and procurement activities for a Refinery Expansion Project for a Mid Continent Refiner. The project will increase crude processing throughput and operating flexibility, as well as increase distillate production. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

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September 11, 2013

KP Engineering To Provide Engineering Services For Evaluation Of Solvent Extraction Unit

KP Engineering has been authorized to proceed with engineering activities to evaluate the condition of an idle Solvent Extraction Unit for a specialty chemical company. The scope of work will include assessing the condition of out-of-service equipment, as well as determining the need for any new equipment and materials required to facilitate a unit start-up. The cost development work is expected to be completed in 2-3 months.

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January 27, 2013

KP Engineering To Design And Supply Tail Gas Treating Unit

KP Engineering has been awarded a Tail Gas Treating Unit for a Rocky Mountain Refiner. The project will be designed and supplied on a modular basis and will utilize open art technology for sulfur removal. Engineering, procurement, fabrication and assembly services will be executed through a lump sum contract. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

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December 04, 2011

KP Engineering To Provide Engineering Services For CDU/VDU Revamp Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed design and construction management services for a Crude-Vacuum Revamp Project for a Mid Continent Refiner. The project scope includes modifications to an existing Crude Distillation Unit, as well as the installation of a new Vacuum Tower. The work is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

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November 30, 2011

KP Engineering Completes Installation Of Benzene Saturation Unit

KP Engineering has completed the installation of a 25,000 BPSD Benzene Saturation Unit for a Mid Continent Refiner. The project, which was executed through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, achieved mechanical completion during the fourth quarter of 2011.

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November 27, 2011

KP Engineering Provides EPC Services For Three Refinery Projects

KP Engineering is providing engineering, procurement and construction services for three (3) projects for a Southwest Refiner. The EPC work includes modifications to a Naphtha Fractionation Unit and a Mild Hydrocracking Unit, as well as modifications necessary to convert an existing Isomerization Unit to benzene saturation service. The work is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2012.

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May 06, 2007

MILD HYDROCRACKER Case History

KPE provided turnkey engineering, project management, procurement, fabrication and field construction services for a 15,000 BPSD mild hydrocracking unit.

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