• The Call for Papers is now open! Submit your abstract before 12th October
  • Our esteemed advisory board include members from KNPC, Bapco, Sadara, Sabic and more

Technical abstract topics

The Call for Papers is now closed.

If you’d like to discuss your involvement with us, it’s not too late! Please contact Enrique Schindelheim on or call on +44 207 384 7984.



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

Download the Abstract Submission Form here if you’d like to submit a paper on Catalyst advances.

New Processes & Technologies

  • New or advances in refining processes
  • New or advances in petrochemical processes
  • Operational excellence and margin improvements

Digital transformation and optimization technologies

  • IIoT implementation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Simulation and analytics
  • Asset management software
  • Increasing flexibility of operational systems

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

Download the Abstract Submission Form here if you’d like to submit a paper on Refinery Configuration.

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