Technical abstract topics

Call for papers is now open and the deadline for submitting an abstract is the 12th October 2017.

Below are the list of topics for this year’s paper:


  • Refinery-Petrochemical integration opportunities
  • Refinery-Powergen integration opportunities
  • New routes to Olefins – technical and economic opportunities

Catalyst Advances

  • Catalyst advances and catalyst management
  • Solid catalyst alkylation
  • Catalyst recycling technologies
  • “On-purpose” production technologies e.g. propylene production, butadiene, etc
  • processes for production of specialty products

New Processes & Technologies

  • New or advances in refining processes
  • New or advances in petrochemical processes
  • Digital transformation and optimization technologies;
    • IIoT implementation
    • Cybersecurity
    • Simulation and analytics
    • Asset management software
    • Increasing flexibility of operational systems
  • Operational excellence and margin improvements

Refinery Configuration

  • Bottom of the barrel upgrade and heavy oil conversion processes advances
  • Middle distillates maximisation opportunities
  • Future technologies for diversifying feedstock and product portfolios

Energy Efficiency & Environmental

  • Fuel oil sulphur reduction technologies
  • Energy efficiency and energy recovery technologies
  • Carbon management and emissions control technologies and process solutions
  • Waste water management and treatment
  • Technologies to fuel sustainable development


Stay tuned!
Call for papers will be opening 14th August.