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In our commitment to providing relevant industry topics throughout the global base oils industry, we continually offer breakthrough insights through exclusive videos, articles, conference presentations and much more.

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Demonstrating Resiliency in Base Stock Supply for the Lubricants Market in 2023

2023 remained yet another challenging year in the lubricants industry. Learn how ExxonMobil Basestocks remained committed to delivering reliability and consistency.

Introducing EHC 340 MAX™, a new generation extra heavy neutral base stock.

EHC 340 MAX - A Base Stock Like No Other

Beginning in 2025, ExxonMobil will begin commercial production of EHC 340 MAX, which is on the cutting edge to provide more flexibility and versatility to the lubricants industry.

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ExxonMobil oversees continued progress on Singapore base stocks lubricant upgrade project

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed back the project's original timeline, we have continued progressing on the upgrade project. Now, we're excited to share some of the details of our Singapore Resid Upgrade Project (SRUP) with our customers for the first time.

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ExxonMobil Basestocks at 2023 ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

At this year’s 15th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Singapore, ExxonMobil Basestocks had plenty to talk about. Our Basestocks Strategic Account Executive Nick Harris gave the keynote speech, where he discussed our new Singapore Resid Upgrade Facility and EHC 340MAX®.

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ExxonMobil Basestocks at ICIS Pan American Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

At the16th ICIS Pan American Base Oils and Lubricants Conference, Laura Pottorf and panelists discussed ways to cope with the continuing effects of the pandemic on our industry and looked ahead to the future market dynamics for base oils and additive supply in the region.

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Improved EHC™ 45 Base Stock Advances Product Slate Offerings with Broad Blend Coverage and Simplified Qualification Testing 

We're proud to share how our improved EHC™ 45 continues to meet the requirements to meet top lubricant certifications, including the GM dexos1™ Gen 3 specification in fully developed fluids — an industry benchmark for premium-quality passenger car oils. 

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    Navigating A Challenging Lubes Industry—Positioning for Future Success

    In case you didn't attend the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference this year, we're bringing part of the convention to you. Check out this video recap of Global Marketing Manager Laura Pottorf and Global Sales Manager Victor Martinez sharing enlightening industry insights.  

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    Maximizing motorcycle reliability with quality lubricant formulations

    In an article in Lubes’n’Greases magazine, ExxonMobil’s Shiang-Lin Tay shares three key attributes to consider when formulating motorcycle lubricants.

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    Navigating base stock interchange guidelines

    ExxonMobil’s Daphne Hunter shares her perspective on the best way for lubricant manufacturers to meet changing industry guidelines.

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    3 questions with Marine Supply Coordinator Nicholas Yap

    Inclement weather. Port restrictions. Sudden shifts in demand. Find out how Marine Supply Coordinator Nicholas Yap navigates it all to deliver quality products to our customers.

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    Lube Magazine interviews ExxonMobil’s Victor G. Martinez

    As the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, what challenges lie ahead? Get insights from Victor G. Martinez, Global Basestocks and Specialties Sales Director, in a Lube Magazine interview.

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    Hydrocarbon Processing talks to ExxonMobil’s Laura Pottorf

    What steps should oil marketers take to navigate the base stocks industry post-COVID? Hear Global Basestocks and Specialties Marketing Manager Laura Pottorf’s perspective in an interview with The Main Column podcast.

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    International Women in Engineering Day

    At ExxonMobil Basestocks, female engineers aren’t a rarity — they’re the norm. Meet four of our own: Daphne Hunter, Sammi Ls Ng, Laura Pottorf,  and Stephanie Raimondeau.

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    The “plus” in base stocks

    Find out what “plus” base stocks are and what benefits they offer finished lubricants in a Lube Magazine article by ExxonMobil’s Dennis Gaal

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    Time to Take Stock

    Andrew Brennan, ExxonMobil, USA, considers the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on refining footprint.

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    ICIS World 2021 presentation

    What factors are currently impacting global base oil supply and prices? Get insights from Victor Martinez, Global Sales Manager, ExxonMobil Basestocks & Specialties, who presented at the virtual 2021 ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference.

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    Expertise showcase — Mary Jordan Carpenter

    Learn how ExxonMobil Basestocks Supply Coordinator Mary Jordan “MJ” Carpenter helps our customers keep their operations running as efficiently as possible.

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    Why Group I base oils are here to stay

    Find out why Group I base oils are expected to remain valuable well into the future, according to an article in Lube Magazine by Tim Nadasdi, Product Development Advisor, ExxonMobil Basestocks & Specialties.

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    Versatility explains Group I base stock longevity

    Even as the automotive and industrial sectors transitions towards Group II base stocks, Group I base stocks will continue to be valuable in the global market due to their solvency and high viscosity capability. This video sheds light on the broad range of advantaged uses for Group I base stocks now and in the future.

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    ExxonMobil’s dedication to customer service

    Sonia Orsucci, Senior Customer Service Professional, thrives on customer service and bringing quality engineered fluids to market. Read her perspective on why it takes a global team of ExxonMobil customer professionals to make it look seamless.

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    Key questions to ask your base stock supplier

    Read our article in Lubes’n’Greases to find out what questions formulators should ask base stock manufacturers — beyond price.

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    Infineum Insight talks to ExxonMobil Basestocks

    Infineum Insight recently sat down with ExxonMobil’s David Parsons and Tim Nadasdi to discuss the challenges they see ahead in the increasingly complex global base oils market, changing supply and demand, opportunities for growth and more.

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    Singapore expansion insider — Sammi Ng

    Find out how Regional Market Development Advisor Sammi Ng and her team are working with customers to prepare for the startup of ExxonMobil’s Singapore integrated manufacturing complex.

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    The history of Group II base oils

    Learn about ExxonMobil’s role in the development of Group II base oils in the 25th anniversary issue of Lubes’n’Greases magazine.

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    Four attributes to consider when choosing a base stock

    Watch our Knowledge Base video to learn about the four most important performance attributes to consider when choosing a base stock for your finished lubricant.

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    Base oil trends in Africa

    Get important insights into the used vehicle trends impacting base oil requirements in Africa from a Lubezine Magazine article by ExxonMobil’s Rakesh Vyas and Najib Aragrag.

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    Base stocks trends, challenges and opportunities

    Learn about global base stocks trends and their impacts in the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference keynote interview with David Parsons, ExxonMobil Global Basestocks and Specialties Sales Manager.

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    How base stocks drive business performance

    Learn how choosing the right base stocks can drive value for your business in a Lube Magazine article by Jeff Biamonte, ExxonMobil Basestocks Global Product Development Manager.

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    What to ask your base stocks supplier

    There are three key questions you should ask your base stocks supplier – beyond price. Find out in our Knowledge Base video.

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    Assessing base oil supply and demand

    Find out what’s driving the shift in demand from Group I to Group II base oils – and how changing demand will affect base oil supplies – in an F+L Magazine interview with ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Business Venture Executive, Shaara Blome.

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    The benefits of Group I base oils in a shifting market

    Even as global production of Group II base oils increases, the need for Group I base oils remains strong due to their unique properties. Learn more in a Lubes’n’Greases magazine article featuring ExxonMobil Product Development Advisor, Tim Nadasdi.

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    Singapore expansion insider – Shaara Blome

    In our exclusive interview, ExxonMobil’s Shaara Blome talks about her background, her role in the expansion of our Singapore refinery and why she’s excited to help meet the needs of customers in the region.

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    The value of base stock slates

    What exactly are base stock slates? What advantages do they offer to marketers, formulation developers and OEMs? How do you choose a quality slate? Get answers to those questions and more in a new video featuring ExxonMobil Engineer, Clara Rodrigue.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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