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  • July 2019 – Rotterdam refinery receives official ISO 9001:2015 certification.

    Learn more about the latest important milestone for our expanded refinery as it received official ISO 9001:2015 certification, recognizing the systems in place that help give our customers peace of mind.

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    IMO 2020 – Group I readiness

    Learn more about the future of the marine industry, and impact on base stocks, with the approaching IMO 0.50% sulfur limit.

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    ICIS Asia: Impact of additional global capacity on Asia

    Watch or download a presentation by Shaara Blome, Business Venture Executive for Basestocks and Specialties, on the topic, "Group II: Impact of additional global capacity on Asia.”

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  • Hock-Lye Keow, supply chain manager for basestocks in the Asia & Pacific region.

    Singapore expansion insider – Hock-Lye Keow

    Get Asia-Pacific Supply Chain Manager Hock-Lye Keow’s insider view of our Singapore refinery base stocks expansion project, which will bring increased supply of enhanced base stocks to Asia-Pacific.

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  • Rotterdam Refinery Drone Shot

    Rotterdam from the air

    Take a flying tour over the newly expanded Rotterdam refinery.

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  • Rotterdam Port Authority pics

    In the spotlight

    Catch up on our video series bringing you insider views from stakeholders on the Rotterdam expansion.

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  • Rotterdam Refinery Numbers Shot

    Numbers stack up

    Big projects mean big milestones. See the jaw-dropping facts and figures behind the Rotterdam refinery expansion.

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  • Sylvie Houry giving presentation

    The future of Group II in Europe: New capacities and evolving specifications

    Watch our download Sylvie Houry’s presentation from ICIS World Base Oils and Lubricants conference 2019 on the game-changing improvements coming to Group II supply in Europe.

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    Singapore expansion insider – Daniel Tan

    In the latest in our series, Daniel Tan, construction manager for the Singapore expansion, answers questions about the challenges and opportunities of the Singapore refinery expansion.

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  • Ship in bay

    Parallel perspectives – IMO 2020

    The video series that brings you two insightful views on one big issue for the industry. This episode looks at IMO 2020 and its impact on the base oils industry.

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  • ICIS logo

    Group I and Group II – Optimizing capabilities vs requirements

    Watch or download a presentation from ICIS Pan-American 2018 by Mohamed El Assar, ExxonMobil Global Development Manager for Basestocks and Specialties, on the topic "Group I and Group II – Optimizing capabilities vs. requirements".

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    Setting the market up for success

    Watch a presentation from ICIS Africa 2018 by Mohamed El Assar, ExxonMobil Global Development Manager for Basestocks and Specialties, on the topic "Group I and Group II: Setting the market up for success".

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  • Vipin Rana headshot

    Singapore expansion insider – Vipin Rana

    Vipin Rana, Asia Pacific Basestocks and Specialties Sales Manager, answers questions about what makes the Singapore refinery expansion so exciting.

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  • Brian Henderson headshot

    Singapore expansion insider

    Get a quick inside view of the Singapore expansion project from Brian Bade, Project Manager, Singapore Expansion.

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  • Hurricane Harvey Aid

    Hurricane Harvey: One year later

    We reflect on the challenges faced by base stock customers and ExxonMobil colleagues, the lessons learned and the planning involved in preparing for any situation that could impact our operations.

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  • KRC research exxonmobil

    2018 Industry Pulse Report

    Dive into our inaugural report – the first of its kind – on industry trends, and how they affect perceptions across Group I, Group II and Group III.

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  • Nick Hilder Presents at 22nd ICIS Conference

    A smarter approach to developing engine tests

    In his keynote presentation at ICIS London 2018, Nick Hilder shared his thoughts on how the industry can benefit from more efficient engine test developments.

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  • PanAm Conference

    Delivering industry-wide value through base stock interchange

    In his keynote presentation at ICIS Pan-American 2017, Rick Dougherty presented the history of base stock interchange and how its guideline principles are being applied with API.

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  • ICIS London Ted Walko Kenote

    Current and future Group II slate growth plans

    At ICIS London 2017, Ted Walko discussed "The role of Group II in Europe" and how base oil and lubricant manufacturers benefit from it.

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  • ICIS Asia 2017 Duncan Connolly Keynote

    New implications for base stocks manufacturers

    In his keynote presentation at ICIS Asia 2017, Duncan Connolly presented an overview of base oil industry trends in Asia, and discussed how understanding these complexities is critical to staying ahead.

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  • ICIS London Presentation from Ted Walko

    Staying competitive through the short and long term

    In his keynote presentation at ICIS Pan-American 2016, Mike Zamora presented the global refining outlook, its impact on base stocks, and what it takes to remain competitive in the industry.

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  • Aerieal photo of Rotterdam refinery

    Rotterdam refinery expansion

    Stay updated with our progress at Rotterdam, where our investment is paving the way to a new future of global lubricant demands.

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    Press coverage

    Read insightful articles, interviews and feature pieces from the industry’s most popular print and online publications.

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