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LARTC 3rd Annual Meeting

Soteica Visual MESA will be participating of the 3rd ERTC Latin American Conference, April 9th and 10th, in Cancun, Mexico.

We will be presenting the paper: “Real Time Energy Management at YPF Ensenada Refinery and Petrochemical Complex

This paper covers the following main points:

- Update of the Visual MESA Sitewide Real Time Energy Management and Optimization model (incorporation of new plants and additional new steam pressure level)
- Generation of multi-level Energy KPIs (operation, supervisor, management)
- What-if studies for planning and engineering

If you are planning to participate of the conference and/or you are interested in energy cost reduction and efficiency improvement, please contact us.

Soteica Visual MESA and KNPC present: “Real time online energy management at KNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery”, at 18th ERTC Annual Meeting 2013, Nov 19-21th, Budapest.
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The main aspects to be presented are:
- One of the world’s modern refineries in terms of both refining capacity, which exceeds 460,000 bpd and the advanced technology it employs
- Many challenges to operate the energy system including trade-offs among electrical system, steam and fuels networks
- Achieved reduction in energy cost and CO2 emissions using Visual MESA system
Soteica Visual MESA sponsors 18th ERTC Annual Meeting 2013 and will have a display area there.
Visit us so that we can discuss how Soteica Visual MESA can help you and your company to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.
For more information regarding this event, please visit this link

Sebastián Cúneo, Sales Director, will present  ”Real Time Online Energy Management at KNPC Refineries” at the KOGS, Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference.

KOGS to be held in Kuwait from 7-10 Oct 2013.

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Real Time Online Energy Management at KNPC Refineries“ by Mohammad Ershaid, Ahmad Al-Tarkeet (KNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery),  Jamilah Al-Mutairi (KNPC Mina Abdullah Refinery),  Salwa Al-Anezi (KNPC Shuaiba Refinery), Dhanasekar Periyasamy (EBS),  Carlos Ruiz, Diego Ruiz, Oscar Santollani, Sebastian Cuneo (Soteica Visual MESA).



Tyler Reitmeier, Director of Sales at Soteica Visual MESA LLC, will present “Driving Sustainable Savings in Utility Operations through a Site-wide Energy Model” at the Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum, AIChe.

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum
Presented at the 2013 AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct. 3, 2013 9:30 am – Noon
Moody Gardens Convention Center, Galveston, Texas
Registration open at

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New Release – Visual Mesa Version 4.1

Soteica Visual Mesa LLC Announces the Release of Visual Mesa Version 4.1 at PRWeb.

Visual Mesa software is used for energy management and optimization at large industrial complexes around the world. Version 4.1, now available, provides significant functional improvements to enhance modeling capabilities and improve the user-interface including the addition of Japanese and Russian language support.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

Soteica Visual Mesa LLC. (, a leading provider of energy management, emissions management, production-yield accounting and supply chain scheduling software solutions for the oil, gas, petrochemical and district energy industries, announces the release of VisualMesa™ Energy Management and Optimization Software version 4.1.

“We are very excited about the release of VisualMesa Energy Management and Optimization Software version 4.1, which accents our dynamic partnership with Yokogawa Electric.” said Soteica Visual Mesa’s Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Santollani. “The technological excellence embodied in the new release enhances the user experience, provides innovative functionality and delivers greater value and benefits to our customers.”

Soteica Visual Mesa’s Chief Technology Officer, David Nelson said: “We continue to improve and enhance Visual Mesa as the industry leader in Energy System Real-Time Modeling and Optimization software solution. With more than 70 installations of VisualMesa Energy Management and Optimization systems worldwide and with top companies including super major oil companies and is the only energy and utility optimizer used in closed-loop optimization of major oil refineries, Version 4.1 builds on almost 30 year of work and experience since the first MESA program was released in 1983. This innovative version unifies the user interface so all users enjoy the same, modern and user-friendly experience in a browser or on the desktop with Microsoft Visio.”

Some of other functional improvements in version 4.1 include:

  •      New, modern unified forms interface for desktop and web
  •      District energy support. Better chiller modeling and other unit operations. Our next version will support a multi-period optimizer which is now available as a prototype.
  •      For more accurate and easy real-time process modeling we have created a new Biasing Block. This allows easy bias calculation between measured and modeled values. The biasing block has also been embedded in the emissions block where we can more easily bias a complete set of constituent measurements
  •      To more easily infer equipment or unit status (on or off) we created a “Status Equation” block. This allows the user to more easily determine from single or multiple measurements if a piece of equipment or units is in operation.
  •      Language support for Japanese and Russian. Currently Visual Mesa supports the following languages; Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
  •      Automatic custom report output now supports PDF as well as HTML and Excel output


About Soteica Visual Mesa LLC

Soteica Visual Mesa LLC ( is a leading provider of energy and emissions management-optimizer, production-yield accounting and supply chain scheduling software solutions for the oil, gas, petrochemical and district energy industries. With headquarters in Houston, Texas and major offices in Argentina and Spain coupled with our global alliance with Yokogawa Electric, Soteica Visual Mesa provides software technology, applications services and customer support to top companies worldwide.

Ref. PRWeb.

Globlal Refining Summit 2013

Case Study: Energy efficiency improvements at Repsol´s Química Tarragona plant as a result of implementing a real time energy optimization system.
Daniel Alonso (Repsol) & Diego Ruiz (Soteica VisualMESA)

Thirty-fifth national Industrial Energy Technology Conference

(IETC) May 21-24 at the Astor Crown Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, May 22, Session 7 Successful Energy Audits and Implementation
Astor Ballroom 1


2:20 – 2:50 “CEPSA: Site-wide Energy Model Empowers Operators to Drive Sustainable Savings,” Tyler Reitmeier, Marcos Kihn, Diego Ruiz, and Carlos Ruiz, Soteica Visual MESA LLC, and Antonio Garcia Nogales, CEPSA QUÍMICA S.A.

Soteica Visual MESA and Repsol present: “Improving Margins through Energy Optimisation. Case study: Energy efficiency improvements at Repsol’s Química Tarragona plant as a result of implementing a real time energy optimisation system”, at 7th Annual Global Refining Summit 2013, May 21th, Barcelona. 

Soteica Visual MESA and Repsol  present the Case study: “Energy efficiency improvements at Repsol’s Química Tarragona plant as a result of implementing a real time energy optimisation system” at an interactive workshop on 21 May at 2:20 pm during the 7th Annual Global Refining Summit 2013 to be held in Barcelona.


The main aspects to be presented are:

·         Understanding the energy efficiency challenges facing the most important petrochemical plant in Spain.

·         Learning why a real time energy optimiser (Visual MESA) has been implemented in order to operate this complex energy system at a minimum cost while improving energy efficiency.

·         Gaining an insight into the improvements that have been achieved as a result.


Soteica Visual MESA sponsors 7th Annual Global Refining Summit 2013, will have a display area there and will participate on 21 May in one-to-one meetings.


Visit us so that we can discuss how Soteica Visual MESA can help you and your company to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.


For more information regarding this event, please visit this link.


Soteica Visual MESA will have a display area there and will participate in a panel discussion about how the refining industry can remain competitive whilst still meeting energy efficiency legislative targets.
Visit us so that we can discuss how Soteica Visual MESA can help you and your company to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.
For more information about ERTC Energy Efficiency Conference 2013, click here.

Yokogawa is pleased to announce the addition of Soteica Visual MESA’s best-in-class energy management and optimization solution services to its portfolio of plantwide energy management solutions (EMS). Yokogawa will provide this new offering to its customers through its strong sales and service channels. Yokogawa has also acquired 44.3% ownership of Soteica Visual MESA to accelerate the joint development of EMS.

Manufacturers around the world are highly interested in, and have a strong need for, EMS that will help them consume less energy and reduce their manufacturing costs. In addition, there is an increasing trend to optimize the mix of conventional and alternative energy sources used by plants, which can help to protect the environment by reducing the emissions of gases such as CO2 and NOx.

There are two components to energy management in plants. One is to make more efficient the supply and distribution of utilities, such as steam, electricity and fuel that are used by equipment in the main process, and the other is to optimize the energy consumed by the main process itself. Yokogawa has a competitive edge in control systems and advanced control solution packages for main processes, and helps its customers save energy by optimizing operations at their plants. At the same time, the company has lacked EMS for utilities that can be used to achieve the optimum mix of conventional and renewable energy sources, based on factors such as process operating conditions and energy prices. Until now, the company has had to devise solutions for such requirements on an ad hoc basis.

For this reason, Yokogawa has decided to partner with Soteica Visual MESA, a global technology leader in the EMS field that has worked closely with major oil companies and has a strong track record in the oil industry. The partnership will allow Yokogawa to sell Soteica Visual MESA’s well-proven Visual MESA energy management and optimization solution package, extending the range of solution services that it is able to offer to its customers. The partnership will also allow Soteica Visual MESA to expand its sales of Visual MESA through Yokogawa’s global sales network, with a particular focus on Asia.

Visual MESA is capable of reducing annual energy costs by approximately 2% to 5%. There are approximately 3,400 plants worldwide with $40 million or more in utility costs each year that could benefit from Visual MESA and obtain a return on their investment in one year or less, and Yokogawa will initially be targeting these facilities.

Yokogawa will provide high value added EMS services, including maintenance and sitewide energy management and optimization services (sustainability services). Yokogawa and Soteica Visual MESA will also cooperate in engineering with the aim of acquiring the knowledge needed to create a new business model for an EMS service that can help to optimize energy efficiency throughout a plant, including the main process and utilities.

“We are very excited about entering into this comprehensive partnership with Yokogawa as it will enable us to dramatically increase the exposure of Visual MESA, our industry leading solution for utilities optimization”, said Oscar Santollani, Soteica Visual MESA’s CEO. He added, “We have found in Yokogawa a partner with whom we share the same work ethics and engineering rigor. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

Yokogawa President Shuzo Kaihori commented as follows: “Our customer’s technologically advanced plants need not only to reduce their energy consumption but also to obtain the best mix of conventional and renewable energy sources in order to protect the environment by reducing emissions of CO2, NOx, and other gases. To meet our customers’ growing needs in this area, Soteica is an ideal fit for Yokogawa, allowing us to deliver field proven plantwide energy management and optimization solutions and services.”

For more information about the Energy Management Solutions business, please visit the company’s website;