Two Saudi Aramco projects were recently selected as among the top hydrocarbon processing projects worldwide in 2014 in a poll conducted by Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) magazine. Sadara and SATORP were selected in the Petrochemical and Refining categories, respectively. Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Co., is building in Jubail the largest chemicals facility built at one time. SATORP, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and TOTAL in Jubail, completed its first operational year in 2014, reaching its full design capacity. Hydrocarbon Processing editors used a Construction Boxscore Database to select several projects in a variety of categories to determine projects eligible to win one of its awards. According to the database, more than $1.143 trillion in announced global projects are currently at various stages of development and face a variety of demands and challenges. The projects can be long-term commitments that can take several years from announcement until mechanical completion and startup. Likewise, the capital cost for construction projects is steadily rising, as limited resources are well below the demand. The projects are multibillion-dollar investments with considerable risk. Using the Construction Boxscore Database, editors identified 12 projects that will have the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. They represent important developments for the LNG/gas processing, petrochemical and refining industries. HP readers voted online to select the top project in each category. The other award winner was Sasol’s Lake Charles GTL project in Louisiana, U.S., in the LNG/Gas Processing category.