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DAY 1 - FOCUS WORKSHOP DAY

09:00 Boston Consulting Group

Leveraging Advanced Data Analytics to Increase Refinery

Profitability

  • What are the uses cases in Refining?
  • Unlocking the potential of data using advanced analytics
  • How to get started?
  • Best practices according BCG experience

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Sulzer GTC Technology   

  • Sulzer GTC Overview and Introductions
  • Sulzer Chemtech Overview and Introductions
  • Isomalk Family of Technologies
  • Desulfurization Technologies for FCC gasoline, Distillates and Residue
  • Technologies for Value Addition to Ethylene Crackers
  • Mass Transfer Equipment and Dividing Wall Columns

Day 2

8:00 Coffee Networking

8:50 Chairs Opening Remarks

09:00 Ministerial Opening Address
H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

SECURING A COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

9:10 Keynote Panel: Defining the Competitive Refineries and Petrochemical Plants of the Future – A Focus on Integration and Circular Economy

09:50 Keynote Case Study: Aramco’s Refinery of the Future and 2030 Vision

10:10 Co-Host Keynote
BMP – A Route to Sustainability and Continued Competitiveness

10:30 Ministerial & VIP Exhibition Inauguration & Networking Coffee Break

11:20 Case Study: OOC & Orpic Nakhla Integration Program

DIGI – LESS HYPE MORE ROI

11:40 Case Study: ADNOC’s Panorama Digital Command

12:00 Technology Keynote
An Integrated and Sustainable Downstream Industry – Technology Routes for The Future / Justifying the ROI of Digital Investment

12:20 Rising Stars Bahrain
“How would you like to see the downstream industry approach the pressing issue of climate change?”

12:50 Networking Lunch

TECHNOLOGY STREAMS

Stream A: Energy Efficiency & Environmental

14:20 Emission-free production of hydrogen in refineries, for improved product quality and reduced GHG emissions

14:40 Rigorous Multi Refinery – Petrochemical Integrated Simulation; Managing Energy Transition Disruption Tail-Risk.

15:00 Networking Coffee Break

15:30 Bapco’s No.5 Crude Distillation Unit (5CDU) Fired Heater Replacement Project – A Success Story

15:50 TopClaus® Combines proven technologies for spectacular savings

16:20 Carbon footprint of global crude oil refining: A look at the Middle East

16:30 Networking Reception

Stream B: Catalyst Technologies

14:20 Light olefins maximization in FCC units: boosting fuels and chemicals economy

14:40 Incremental Value from FCC Catalyst Innovation

15:00 Networking Coffee Break

15:30 Improved Flexibility in Hydrotreating through Innovation in Bulk Metal Catalysts

15:50 Simulation’s role in the digital transformation of refineries; The Role of FCC Catalyst Beyond the Reactor

16:10 Selecting the best catalyst for a unit demands thorough evaluation of the available options

DAY 3

Stream A:  Digitalisation Technologies

09:00 Improving Refinery, Petrochemical and Upstream margins by closing the gaps between planning, scheduling and Advanced Process Control

09:25 Smart Digital Procedures: Key to Your Digital Transformation

10:15 Networking Coffee

10:55 Untapping the Value of Data in Refining and Petrochemicals

11:15 APS system value in supply chain solution

11:35 Performance Excellence in Refineries – Middle East Focus

 

Stream B: Operational Excellence, Process Optimisation & Margin Improvement

09: 00 Ceramic coated tubes for refinery applications

09:25 Lean Transformation in ORPIC through Implementation of a Production Loss Accounting System

10:15 Networking Coffee

10: 55 Corrosion Management – Excellence Drivers

11:15 Issues on bitumen availability: Importance of local bitumen production and logistic challenges

 

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

13:30 Global Petrochemical Outlook and the Rise of China

13:50Lessons and Opportunities from the Far East: How the Middle East Can Sustain its Competitive Position

14:30 Circular Economy – The Pathway to a Cleaner, More Profitable Future

15:10 Networking Coffee

15:50 Taking the Pulse: Technology & Cyber Security Edition

16:30 Closing Panel: Debate – Resource Future of Refining – Fact or Fiction?

17:10 Mega Raffle

17:20 Networking and end of MERTC

 

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