At the present time, technology and innovation are considered as the key factors of success in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The intense competition among the industrial companies in this area creates a high value even for little improvements. Therefore, hiring specialized consultants, it is crucial for companies to strengthen their potential capacity for innovation and new technologies. Fara Rahpouyan Technology & Knowledge Company offers its services by integrating specialized knowledge of management consulting services, operational models of technology management and innovation as well as utilizing the proficiency of its engineers. In a nutshell, our aim is to provide technology consulting services to help optimize technology acquisition and R&D expenses, enlightening technology development approach, and achieving appropriate outputs of technological innovation for customers. In this regard, consulting services are divided into the following categories:
Creating technology intelligence in the petrochemical / refinery complex
Technology intelligence means being observant on the latest technology changes and identifying global variation trends related to key technologies in petrochemical and refinery units. For this purpose, technical units and key technologies will be identified in these units. In the next steps, patent records, authentic articles databases, business reports and product information of key suppliers will be analyzed. As a result, technology changing trends, resolved problems on new technologies, realized improvements, and capacity to upgrade technologies will be identified.
Usually the results of intelligence technology will allow companies to be more vigilant in their decisions and closer to their desired outcomes. This service can be hired efficiently in new technology procurement, adjusting schedule of technical upgrades and increase bargaining power.
Successful Example of our Service Providing:
Gachsaran Olefin Plant with Technip License, Plant Capacity in Ethylene Production: 500,000 Ton/Year
In order to carry out the project, the following activities have been completed:
Analyzing over 10,000 patents, Identifying trend of key technologies, Considering more than 50 relevant suppliers’ products, Identifying 14 technical upgrades and documenting
Aromatics unit under Exness License, with xylene and benzene products, unit feed containing 4.5 million tons of gas condensate and 270,000 tons of pyrolysis gasoline (over 9,000 patents reviewed, 20 technical upgrades identified, extracting basic information to identify 18 technology gaps And technical upgrade plans have been developed.)
Policy making on Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Fields
One of the challenges countries are facing with is to regulate the type and conditions of technological cooperation which provide them with the highest returns in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries as well as to innovate and increase technological efficiency. Regulatory requirements, organizational structures, collaboration networks, domestic programs and technology need to be reflected in the current context.
The results of this service which offered by Fara Company can be referred to the formulation of technology for business partnerships and increased technological learning in contracts, promoting the role of key players in oil industry in technology development and innovation, and promoting self-sufficiency and technology provision.
- Successful Example of our Service Providing:
Collaborative Technology Attachment (Gas Industry): In this successful experience, FARA developed contractual clauses by examining the requirements and considerations of technological learning in the collaboration of international and local companies. It was then determined which actors, what and how to learn about business and technological cooperation. What concepts should be conveyed in the field of technology transfer and how should the cooperation program be implemented. As a result, equipment and technology recipients will be able to exploit and acquire technology with greater efficiency.
Technological Partnership Project Management: In this project, Fara Company was responsible for coordinating the inter-actors activities in international joint research and development. In this regard, the research and development capacities of each partner were first identified, followed by planning to communicate with various actors, including research institutes, knowledge-based companies, universities and equipment manufacturing and suppliers. The knowledge management, documentation and technical know-how were also planned since the team members had been involved from different countries. As a result, along with Basic Design, the Detail Design package was planned and the desired plant (as the output of the design) were being constructed.
Offering Technology and Innovation brokerage Services
Fara Brokerage services include identifying technological needs in the industry for operational units and introducing technological solutions tailored to corporate issues. Demand-driven event hosting, startup Weekends and commercialization management of new technologies are classified as the expected outcomes.
- Introduction of a successful sample
One of the most successful innovation and technology promotion programs in Iran, first identified the technological needs of the gas industry’s catalysts, and at the same time examined the capabilities of domestic companies to meet technical challenges. Eventually, companies with comparative advantage, exhibit facilities, as well as the introduction of a proposal were created and these companies were able to present their products to their employers. Finally, the trade agreements, how to transfer technology or sell the product, and the terms of cooperation of the parties. The highlight of the event was to highlight technical challenges, test the capabilities of technology-based companies, and manage collaboration between them.
Identifying technological solutions, designing and building technical solutions
In this service, Fara Company identifies their current issues based on technological needs assessment and operational challenges of petrochemical and refinery units. Then, considering a variety of information sources including patents, business reports, and experts’ experiences, we look for operational and executive solutions that ultimately offer potential and best technical choices according to customer requirements. We provide an ambiance for our customers to be also involved in designing and building the technical solutions may offered by clients intends and preferences, which definitely managed under the supervision of Fara colleague network.
- Introduction of our successful example:
Analysis on rivmap Technical Solutions: in line with its strategic goals, an active petrochemical company in the ethylene production area was looking to increase its production capacity by 30%. Consequently, it has been decided by their board of directors to rivmap. At the first stage, Fara Company conduct their technical team to identify the bottlenecks which were considered as the obstacles causing the capacity not to reach to the desired level, then scrutinized the problem in details to figure out the root of the problem. With reference to the problems solved in the patents, studying the operational experiences and evidence of similar manufacturing companies and the opinions of professionals and industry experts, technical solutions were identified and presented for 10 cases of its operational and practical challenges. Attempts were made to achieve more effective results and outputs at the lower cost of the Rivmap.
Feasibility and analytical studies of petroleum, gas and petrochemical technologies
In this service, Fara Company collects technical, financial, commercial and market information on the relevant matter based on its existing customer requirements. For every technological opportunity or technical upgrading program, with consideration of the available information resources, the technical feasibility will be assessed with respect to the reports and achievements of licensors, other companies’ experiences and successful examples. In fact, the technical components, required equipment, the relative range of technical facilities and solutions available in the world will be described. The information on the demand or supply of technology-related products as well as the prices of the products will be then investigated. It is noted that the product and technology value chain is a determining issue which should be thoroughly optimized. At the next step, financial information including the amount of required investment, the projected expenses, provisional income and other relevant issues will be gathered in order to perform financial analysis to determine the return on capital, profitability, break-even point and etc.
- Introduction of our successful example:
Using the information from reputable databases such as IHS or hydrocarbon processing, Licensors site information, Nexant reports and Proquest database, Fara company has identified technical, commercial and financial information required from outside the customer company’s environment and adjusted the information within the meetings with clients Technical managers and industry experts, specified the more beneficial products portfolio as the outcome of light end output of the aromatic division.
New product development plan management
The service will determine the characteristics of new technologies and products based on customer needs and market characteristics, and the achievement approach will be precisely designed and managed by Fara Company. In this regard, the customers’ existing capabilities will be first evaluated to specify the required steps to improve current products or develop new ones. Next, the key required resources, collaboration plans with other actors, and market penetration method and launching new technology / products will be structured. Ultimately, it will creates confidence and ability for the customers to manage risk in product development.
- Introduction of our successful example:
A compressor manufacturing company was looking to develop newer products and prototypes of its existing products, so they aimed to mount the role and position of information technology and digitalization in future generations of compressors, which led Fara company to examine new technologies, competitors’ products, patents, key customer needs and market trends to draw the development chart of new products for the company. It also identifies the components of technology and product changes as well as the capabilities and resources needed during the development process. Finally, in line with the development of new compressors it successfully enabled customer to benefit from commercialization income.
Designing and implementing technology and innovation management system
This service is planned and organized based on customer characteristics, activities, actions and workflows related to technology intelligence, technology selection and acquisition, technology utilization, technology protection and learning for organizations. In order to do so, first of all, the organization’s goals and expectations for managing technology and innovation will be identified. The functions of the technology and innovation management system will then be adjusted accordingly. Processes, instructions and key performance indicators are the next output of the service for technology management system. The ultimate results of the service are the inter-divisional interactions and the relation types relevant to the technology management system.
- Introduction of our successful example:
Fara Company has successfully implemented this service in two petrochemical companies with more than 1000 staff. In these companies, process documents were first studied, and processes were formulated according to BPMN2 standard and using Bizagi software. Designed for processes, implementation guidelines and forms, a management dashboard was eventually developed for the technology management system that enables monitoring of forms, instructions and outputs for technology management. In this project, 15 processes and workflows, 5 comprehensive implementation procedures, 10 working instructions and 11 forms were designed, all provided to employees utilizing information technology.