Agenda at a Glance

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Day 1 – 4th September

Setting the Scene: Process Engineering for the Future
Expert confirmed:
Abdullah Al-Ajmi, Manager, Technical Services, Al-Zour Refinery, KIPIC

Stream A – Technical Workshop 1 – On-site Planning
Stream B – Business Coaching Session


Lunch


Interactive Roundtables

Join smaller groups of peers to understand in greater depth the solutions to specific refining problems, and contribute your experience in this area; all guided by an expert in the field – heated debate welcome!
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  1. Hydroprocessing catalyst sulfiding: extension of DMDS injection service by Arkema with in-line H2S analyzers
    Dr. Francis Humblot, New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market, Arkema
  2. New Developments in Catalyst Technology
  3. Heat Exchanger Solutions
  4. Corrosion: Adapting to increased crude flexibility

Social Activity

Day 2 – 5th September

Ask the Experts Panel – Hydroprocessing
The discussion will cover profitability; safety; feed poisons and fouling; corrosion; catalysts; hydrocracking process; hydrogen; optimization; reliability; mechanical integrity

Experts confirmed:
Vijay Cherian, Hydroprocessing Specialist, KIPIC
Maruti Prasad, Superintendent, Hydrocracking, Treating & Lubes, BAPCO

Experts in Action – Hydroprocessing
Converting Hydroprocessing Units in your Refinery
A short, sharp and snappy demonstration highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins

Speed Networking

Ask the Experts Panel – Crude Vacuum Distillation / Coking
The discussion will cover profitability; safety; coke units; crude distillation; delayed coker unit; crude preheat units; desalting; vacuum distillation.

Experts confirmed:
Aliaa Al Balushi, Senior Lead Engineer, Orpic

Experts in Action – Crude Vacuum Distillation and Coking
Maximising Profitability Through New Coking Technologies
A short, sharp and snappy demonstration highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins


Lunch


Ask the Experts Panel – Troubleshooting & Maintenance
The discussion will cover profitability; safety; catalysts; reliability; mechanical integrity; energy optimization; timing and operational risk.

Experts in Action – Troubleshooting & Maintenance
A short, sharp and snappy demonstration highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins

Ask the Experts Panel – FCC
The discussion will cover profitability; safety; environmental; process; catalysts; dealing with heavy crudes; reliability

Experts confirmed:
Aqeel Al Muharraqi, Superintendent, FCCU & Utilities, BAPCO
Shashikant B. Chalke, FCC Specialist, SATORP

Experts in Action – FCC
Boosting Propylene Production through FCC Technologies
A short, sharp and snappy demonstration highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins

Summarising your Ask the Experts Experience
Wrap-up