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ADVANCES AS HINT-AMBRIT ALLIANCE TAKES SHAPE IN THE U.S.A. FLOW MEASUREMENT

November, 2017. Houston, Texas. Two prominent companies involved in the science of flow measurement -Hint and Ambrit, Ltd.- have entered into a collaborative relationship to jointly explore business and technology opportunities. This alliance will begin in the United States, and ultimately go global, as the parties discover new synergies and tackle challenging projects, all while […]

Data validity, integrity and consistency: useful tools to safeguard revenue

Dr. Hans R.E. van Maanen (Hint B.V.) Date of issue: 20 September 2017 Introduction Measurement data has always been an integral part of industrial workplace operations, with automation, particularly via sensors, now taking a bigger role. All systems, plants, oil and gas fields, etc. are set up to collect a large number of measurements, such […]

Hint Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A Quarter of a Century of Excellence August 2017 marks an important milestone for HINT. We are fortunate and grateful to be celebrating our 25th year in business. Not many companies can boast the steady growth like we have achieved over the past 25 years—and still going strong. From small consultancy to international organization We […]

The Future of IoT and Composition Measurement Systems

At a recent ISA Analysis Division Symposium, in Pasadena, California (April 2017), Chet Mroz gave a thought-provoking presentation on the application of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to chemical and gas composition measurement systems. While IoT has become a reality for many industries, it is slow to catch on in the process analyzer realm, mainly […]

PVT simulation: an essential tool for protecting revenue value

Shared production system challenges In the oil and gas industry, it is common to have a wide variety of hydrocarbon simultaneously in the production and processing streams. In many situations, gas and liquids (gas, oil and water) are present and in thermodynamic equilibrium. But due to changes in pressures and temperatures, the equilibrium shifts, which […]

Chet Mroz joining Hint Americas Inc.

Chet Mroz has joined Hint Americas, Inc. a Houston, Texas corporation as an Executive Advisor to build an Americas organization and operations based on the parent HINT Europe and Middle East Software Solutions and Consulting Services to the Americas market for the Energy, Oil & Gas and Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. HINT has expertise in Metering […]

You Can’t Afford Not to Have an AML – Analyzer Maintenance Management System

The oil and gas, refining, gas processing, LNG and petrochemical downstream industry is in the middle of a major workforce shift, what some are calling “the great crew change.” As companies are bringing in the next generation of young, tech-savvy technicians, there is growing business pressure to do more with fewer resources. And to further […]

Wet-Gas Measurement – It’s Complicated

Consulting services…the earlier the better We also offer professional consulting services to assist with metering issues, as needed. The best results can be achieved if we are brought in during the early planning phase of an Exploration and Production project. In so doing, Hint consultants can contribute their measurement knowledge and experience to head off […]

Vacancy: Software Developer/Engineer – Vacancy has been filled

About Hint Hint was founded in 1992 as a consulting company in Hattem (near Zwolle) in The Netherlands. In 1998 Hint started Analyzer, Metering and Loading Management systems integration activities in the Oil & Gas, Petro (chemical) and Process Industries. Clients include both National and International Companies. Our prime focus is Europe, Middle East and […]

Bottoms Up!

The benefits of taking a bottom up approach to maintenance       First mover advantage As I have seen over the last few years, the Middle East is moving quickly towards updating its systems. It seems to be much harder to convince European and American oil companies that they need to look to the […]

Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Bridging the Gap

Industry needs collaborative innovation to face future economic energy challenges. The future of the oil and gas industry will depend heavily on the success of the ‘Digital Oil and Gas Field’ as technologies reduce risk, optimize production and contribute to more efficient operations. When I mention digital oil and gas fields, which has become a […]

Oil and Gas reinvented?

Industry needs collaborative innovation to face future economic energy challenges. The low oil prices have certainly had an impact on the attitudes of those in the oil and gas industry. The fact is that the movement toward new ways to do the same work – for less – has made the need for new technology […]

Vacancy: Software Developer/Engineer

Profile You will be involved in many aspects of multi-disciplinary projects from the stage of business development, order award until the start-up and commissioning and maintenance & support in a wide variety of metering and automation applications. You are familiar with principals of designing, implementing, testing, maintaining of software, algorithms and design patterns, Fault diagnosis […]

Vacancy: Metering Automation Engineer

About us Hint was founded in 1992 as a consulting company in Hattem (near Zwolle) in The Netherlands. In 1998 Hint started system integration activities in the Oil & Gas, Petro (chemical) and Process Industries. Client include both National and International Companies. Our prime focus is Europe, Middle East and Americas. Due to our increased […]

ISA Analysis Division Symposium 2016: trends in analysis and flow

Article ISA Symposium, Hans and Humberto Recently, in Galveston, Texas the ISA Analysis Division Symposium was organized as part of the International Society of Automation. Specialists gather annually at the symposium to discuss innovative developments in the world of industrial analysis. Plant IT en engineering specialist, Hint sent Hans van Maanen, consultant, and Humberto Ribera, […]

Potential for major cost savings in oil and gas with Analyser Management, Metering and Loading solution

PRESS RELEASE Houston/Hattem, May 3rd 2016 – With ever decreasing oil prices, the demand for cost savings and efficiency in the oil and gas industry, and petrochemicals is getting louder and louder. One of the business units in which much is to be gained is analyser management. Therefore, Dutch plant IT and engineering specialist Hint […]

Hint finalist in International Business Excellence Awards 2016

Hint finalist in International Business Excellence Awards 2016 We are proud to announce that Hint has been shortlisted for the International Business Excellence (IBX) Awards 2016, into the category Energy & Manufacturing. The International Business Excellence Awards recognise business excellence from across the world in several industrial fields and disciplines. The winners will be announced […]

Awareness builds bridges between generation gaps

Awareness builds bridges between generation gaps Three practical tips for cooperation between generations For a company like Hint, knowledge is its biggest asset. However, since knowledge resides in the mind, giving it an intangible and invisible nature, its value is difficult to transfer. This is especially true when it comes to knowledge transfer between people […]

Tax on CO2 can unleash energy revolution

Wouter Last: “COP21 climate agreement misses opportunity by ignoring carbon tax” Hattem/Houston, 17th of February 2016 – A CO2 tax for companies should be the foundation of the imperative renewable energy revolution. The fact that the recently completed COP21 climate agreement does not mention this political measure with respect to reducing global emissions, is a […]

Why the climate plans for the year 2100 are already generating profits now

  Measuring emissions Nonetheless, it is good to look at emissions. Without applicable international requirements and rules for this, there will after all be little change with the largest polluters. But I do have another reason to celebrate the new climate agreement. Restrictions are placed on CO2, NOx, and SOx emissions, both on national and […]

Offshore wind, oil and gas are becoming friendsTest

In Europe, sustainability is an important theme, both politically and in public debate. Sometimes renewable energy is wholly preferred over fossil fuels. I think this defensive position in terms of fossil fuels is not constructive. The sustainability world can’t make it without the knowledge and experience of the more traditional oil and gas industry. Luckily, […]

7 interesting themes in flow measurement

I make an annual visit to several conferences and events focused on innovation in the world of oil and gas to keep my knowledge up-to-date and to meet with influential people in the industry. As always, last year, I’ve been able to learn a lot. In this case, specifically about the developments in flow measurement. […]

Your plant measures dollars

Investing now in metering delivers profits in the long term To measure is to know. It’s a time-honored motto, but no less true today. However, less attention is being paid to good measuring processes, it seems, in the oil and gas industry. Everyone knows that accuracy is all-important while collecting data, but they sometimes cut […]

Innovative companies can make sustainability profitable

Bill Gates has recently announced a huge renewable energy fund called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Both private investors, like Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Richard Branson (Virgin), as well as the US and Indian governments, among others, are rallying behind the initiative. The premise of the fund, according to Gates, is to accelerate the development of […]

تحسين الأداء أو المحللات المباشرة (على النت) لقياس التدفق

الاستثمار في مستقبل أكفأ وصناعة قوية   أداء النظم في الصناعة النفطية والغازية لم تشكل في السابق أبدا موضوعا ساخنا. وسبب ذلك ليس انخفاض أسعار النفط التي تجبر الشركات على اعتماد سياسة التوفير بشكل جاد. فزيادة الكفاءة تعتبر أفضل طريقة للقيام بذلك، وقياسات التدفق الدقيقة مع المحللات المباشرة (على النت/الخط) هي إحدى قطع اللغز. شريطة […]

There is still a world to win for Dutch business

The Netherlands is nation of exporters, at least when it comes to exports to countries outside the European Union. Even in times of crisis, we have managed to double our exports compared with ten years ago. Exports within Europe have also risen by a third. Germany is traditionally the largest buyer of Dutch products. However, […]

Efficiency, project acceleration and investing in future leaders

Highlights of the Engineering & Construction Contracting Association Conference 2015 Recently, the 47th Engineering & Construction Contracting Association (ECC) Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas. The ECC is a community of industrial asset owners, contractors, suppliers and academics who share their knowledge and experience with each other in order to achieve better performance in […]

Low oil prices make the industry lean & mean

Blog Low oil prices make the industry lean & mean Oil producing countries are having a difficult time and their heavy investments in new energy projects remain unprofitable. Measures should be taken to compensate for the losses. This often involves painful solutions, but in the long term we will be better off (read, more efficient). […]

We are looking for Metering (Automation) Engineers

Description Hint was founded in 1992 as a consulting company in Hattem (near Zwolle) in The Netherlands. In 1998 Hint started system integration activities. We operate in the Oil & Gas-, Petrochemical- and Process Industry. Clients include both National and International Companies and our prime focus is Europe, Middle East and America. We are looking […]

Blog Hint BDA

Blog Hint BDA Connecting the dots in big data Recently, I attended the founding of the Big Data Alliance (BDA). This new Dutch organization headed by Professor Alexander Rinnooy Kan is a partnership between industry, universities and research institutions that deal with big data and its practical applications. The goal: to make knowledge applicable and […]

Hint & Sadara Chemical Company celebrate collaboration during Economic Trade Mission

An economic mission to Texas, U.S., under the leadership of Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands & Kris Peeters, Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Economy, Foreign Policy, Agriculture and Rural Policy, took place from July 6 – 9. The program included a network meeting with representatives from American companies in […]

Blog Hint – Generation Z

Blog Hint Generation Z Make way for ‘generation Z’ When it comes to values, the coming generation of employees has made transparency, equality and sustainability paramount. In some respects, for the energy industry in particular, this is difficult since the role fossil fuels will play in the future is still unknown. How can we inspire […]

Blog Hint Cost Cutting

Blog Hint Cost Cutting The need to economize forces oil and gas industry to innovate Four promising ways to cut costs With the lowest oil and gas prices since 2009, and the disappearance of work floor-based knowledge, cost cutting has become a priority for many companies in the industry. Research by Lloyd’s Register Energy shows […]

Blog Hint long-term vision

Blog Hint long-term vision Investing for Savings New opportunities in a changing oil and gas market I recently attended the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, the largest oil and gas conference in the world, where just about every end user and supplier from the offshore energy market was running around. It was, therefore, the […]

Lubbers De Jong to help strengthen Hint’s international market position

Press release Lubbers De Jong to help strengthen Hint’s international market position Hattem, The Netherlands, 18 May 2015 – Hint, the oil and gas measuring specialist based in Hattem, the Netherlands, has inked a deal to work with Amsterdam-based tech pr bureau, Lubbers De Jong. Hint is looking to strengthen its international market position and […]

Blog Hint May 2015 aging personnel

The future is now Resolving the industrial aging problem   For years we have been talking about the problems the oil & gas and petrochemical industry will be facing in the future: the shortage of personnel and the brain drain that accompanies it. This future is happening now. Companies are already struggling with baby boomers […]

Hint on a Trade Mission to Kazakhstan April 14 – 16, 2015 Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Hint is participating on a trade mission to Kazakhstan from the 14th of April till the 16th of April 2015 in Atyrau. During this mission, which is organized by IRO, Hint will visit several Oil and Gas companies. The main purpose of this visit is to learn more about the exciting opportunities and developments arising […]

Hint at the 9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement (ISFFM)

Hint at the 9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement (ISFFM) April 14-17, 2015 Washington, D.C. Hans van Maanen, Senior Metering & Allocation Consultant of Hint, is representing Hint at the 9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement (ISFFM) which will be held from the 14th till the 17th of April 2015. Hans van Maanen […]

Happy New Year 2015 !

  Moving to 2015 is now the matter of few days. This year 2014 will pass; however, our innovative achievements will make it memorable. In 2014 Hint went through some remarkable changes and challenges both internally and externally. Some main organizational changes were made aiming to increase company’s efficiency and effectiveness. In order to make […]

Announcement of Business Name Change

We are proud to announce that we have recently changed the name of our business from (Hint Services BV) to (Hint Europe BV). This name change will take into effect from the 1st of January 2015 and onwards. The name change is due to the significant expansion of our business activities in Europe and Arica. […]

Hint’s new office in Wapenveld, The Netherlands

Hint is shortly moving to its new HQ (office) located in Wapenveld, the Netherlands. But it is more than a building. Because of the rapid business expansion globally, it was inevitable for Hint to build a fully-equipped, innovative and sustainable building in order to meet the increasing needs and demands of its customers and professionals […]

Global approved Vendor at Sabic

Hint, with offices in The Netherlands, Bahrain and USA, has attained global approved Vendor status at Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for Analyzer Maintenance Management Software. Hint is proud to announce that it has been approved as a registered vendor by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), in according to the Sabic’s Vendor Pre-qualification document requirements. […]

Project Engineer Middle East

Description Due to our increased international activities and rapid growth we are looking for 2 Project Engineers for our office in Bahrain. Profile You will be involved in the many aspects of multi-disciplinary projects from the stage of order award until the start-up and commissioning in a wide variety of metering applications. You will report […]

Responsive Web Design: Hint challenges students of Windesheim with new web technology

This semester Hint coaches three students from Windesheim University in Zwolle. During a 10-week internship, the students will develop an online download center, a place where our customers and partners can easily find and download our brochures. New Technologies The focus of this assignment is to get a feeling for new technologies and investigate so-called […]

HINT, a healthy company

Last Saturday Hint was represented during the “5 miles of Zwolle” by a team of 6 sportive employees and supporting colleagues. Within the organization of Hint, sport is very important and participating in a competition very motivating. The relationship between Hint and sport is that you have to be fit to be successful in whatever […]

New running shirts!

The shirts are fitting perfect! We are ready to run the 5 mile of Zwolle next Saturday. The new shirts will promote Hint and the improved website of Hint. Meanwhile we are doing the best we can to finish this improved website… So keep an eye on our website!

Hint participated Gastech 2014 in Seoul

Hint participated Gastech 2014 in Seoul. The world’s premier gas conference and exhibition arrived in South Korea. Gastech is the global meeting place for energy professionals working in the natural gas industry. Operating on an 18 month cycle, the event celebrates its 40th birthday this year and is well-established as the world’s leading commercial and […]

Emal, our new graduate trainee of Hint

Let’s introduce a new graduate trainee of Hint! For the next 5 months Emal will be working on a sales graduation assignment for Hint. “My name is Emal Hashmi and I am an enthusiast and motivated student. I have studied International Business, Management and Communication at Saxion University. I have some sales experience, sufficient cultural […]

Hint attending exhibition in Bahrain

Hint participated in the international exhibition in Bahrain where it shows itself to other attending professionals from the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industry. The Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC) was held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre from September 29 to October 2. The event was organized by the […]