Technical & Economic Analysis

Sound technical, economic, and linear programming (LP) analysis is the foundation for all successful projects and decisions. Stancil & Co. consultants understand the many intricacies that influence the feasibility of projects in the energy and petrochemical industries. Each analysis is custom designed for the project being considered.

In addition to performing required technical assessments, the scope of our analyses may include:
  • Operations modeling
  • Crude supply and market assessments
  • Estimates of capital requirements
  • Replacement cost estimates
  • Fair market valuations
  • Cash flow analyses.

In our analyses, we consider our clients’ short- and long-term goals. Recommendations have included changes in feedstock purchasing arrangements, modifications or additions to plant facilities, changes in operating procedures, and alterations in product marketing strategy.

Stancil & Co. uses LP models to optimize present and future processing operations. Such models are used as a basis to assist clients in investment decisions, project evaluations, performance benchmarking of existing operations, and feed and product pricing studies.

Refinery Models

Developed and documented LP models using AspenTech’s PIMS or Chevron’s PETRO software for numerous U.S., European, and Asian refineries.

Gasoline Blending Models

Developed tactical multi-period LP models using Chevron’s PETRO software to optimize gasoline blend plans and recipes around pipeline schedules, refinery production, and inventory constraints.

Product Distribution Models

Developed strategic multi-refinery LP models using Chevron’s PETRO software integrating refinery production capabilities with terminal specific product marketing demands to optimize exchange versus buy decisions.

Crude Sales Performance

Developed LP models using AspenTech’s PIMS software to evaluate a client’s crude sales performance in USGC and USWC markets.


Developed energy benchmarks and standards for Gulf Coast and South American refineries. Conducted an independent assessment of short-term improvements to actual refinery operations of a major European refiner, and developed LP models reflecting a hypothetical Northwest Europe refinery to benchmark improvements being made.