Conference Program

14 - 16 October 2019   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Program is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates on sessions and the speakers.

09:30 09:40

Opening Remarks Palm Hall

Speakers

Nasser A. Abanmi

President , SABIC - KEMYA

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

09:40 10:00

Keynote Speech Palm Hall

Adapting to the Shifting Dynamics of the Global Energy Landscape

Speaker

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

10:00 10:50

WPC Downstream, Global Leadership Panel - The Future of Refining and Petrochemicals Palm Hall

Moderator

Pedro Miras Salamanca

Chairman, CORES

Speakers

Suleyman M Ozmen

Sr. Consultant, Independent

Dr. Madhukar Garg

Head Refining & Petchem R&D, Reliance Industries Limited

10:50 11:10

Coffee Break Exhibition Hall

11:10 12:30

Technical Sessions- 3

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance Al Seef

Moderator

Dr. Ayuba Adesina

Lead Engineer, SABIC

Optimizing Value Through Converting Residuum Into Clean Fuels or Petrochemicals

Speaker

Dr. Julie Chabot

Resid R&D Technical Team Leader- Applied Technology, Chevron Lummus Global

Constant Feed Composition and Performance Analysis Increases Pygas Run Length

Speaker

Faisal Al Ashour

Process Engineer , S-Chem

Modeling and Optimization of Pressure Distillation to Achieve Pharma Grade Tetrahydrofuran Product From Tetrahydrofuran Water Mixture

Speaker

Vijay Shirpurkar

Process Engineer, Sipchem

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Al Fanar

Moderator

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

Industry and Research Liaison Officer, Innovation & Economic Development Department, KAUST Catalysis Center

Conceptual Design and Energy Analysis of Integrated Gasification and Reforming Technologies for Syngas Production

Speaker

Hussain Alibrahim

CHE Senior student, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Toward Optimum Design of Industrial Steam and Power Systems

Speaker

Mana Alowaidh

Engineering Consultant - Energy Systems, Saudi Aramco

Improvements in Residue Gasification Increase Feed Flexibility for Virtually Bottomless Refineries

Speaker

Simon Cackett

Licensing Technology Manager, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Digital Transformation Palm Hall

Moderator

Saifuddin Sheikh

Director, Business Consulting , Aspen Technology

The Role of Process in the Digital Transformation

Speaker

Norbert Jung

VP Product Management - Process and Simulation, AVEVA

Process Manufacturing Digital Twin to Achieve Operations Excellence

Speaker

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Sustaining Crude Quality Specifications by Leveraging IR 4.0 Solution in Midstream Processing

Speakers

Syed A. Ahmed

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Majed A. Al-Jeshi

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

12:30 13:30

Lunch Break Exhibition Hall

13:30 14:50

Technical Sessions- 3

Revolutionary Technology Al Seef

Moderator

Dr. Nasiru Tukur

Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Novel Catalytic Cracking Technologies for Producing More Low Carbon Olefins and Light Aromatics

Speaker

Jinquan Zhu

R&D Senior Engineer , Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

Digital Transformation - Using Simulation and Engineering Data with Analytical Sciences to, not only turn Data into Information, but also to Drive the Process

Speaker

Roy Calder

Senior Director - Technical Solutions, AVEVA

Innovations in Catalysts and Processes for Refining Applications

Speaker

Dr. Theo Maesen

Director CLG R&D, Chevron Lummus Global

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance Al Fanar

Moderator

David Renolayan

Technology & Process Engineering Lead Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation, Saudi Aramco

Mitigation of Hydrate Formation in Module 5 De-Ethanizer Overhead System at Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department

Speakers

Hae Yong Noh

Senior Chemical Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Ibrahim N Nashri

Chemical Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Optimal Process Design Approaches for Diesel Hydrotreater Unit Revamps

Speaker

Muhammad Ilyas

Technology Licensing Manager , HALDOR TOPSØE A/S DENMARK

Unlocking Potential of a Resid Hydroprocessing Unit Through Reactor Internals – A Case Study

Speakers

Abdullah Mandani

Senior Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Mohammed Benchekchou

Director Strategic Accounts - Middle East & North Africa, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Mohammed Fahad Ajmi

Senior Operations Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Dilipkumar Thakur

Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Palm Hall

Moderator

Jad Abou Charbine

Technical Services Manager , Axens

Utility Steam System Energy Optimization Best Practices at Khurais Crude Processing Facilities

Speaker

Abdullah Malki

Gas & Shipping Lead Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Energy Performance Indices (EPIs) – Self-Benchmarking for Continual Improvement; a Statistical Approach

Speakers

Ahmed Aseeri

Founder & CEO, Gulf Advanced Process Technologies Co. (GAPTECH)

Satish Mantri

Process Engineer, Sipchem

Energy Efficiency Improvement Initiatives in KNPC MAA Refinery

Speaker

Vijayaraghavan Ganeshkumar

Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

15:00 16:20

Technical Sessions- 3

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance Al Seef

Moderator

Shahid Azam

Chief Scientist, Functional Chemicals, SABIC

De-Butanizer Tower Bypass Facility

Speaker

Fahad Alsaad

Process Engineer, SABIC - KEMYA

Ethylene Unit Reboiler Fouling Improvements

Speaker

Rawaf Alrawaf

Process Engineer-Technical, S-Chem

An Innovative Approach in Re-energizing Internal Profit Improvement Programs (PIP)

Speakers

Ahmed Altarkeet

Snr Manufacturing Excellence Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Azhari Dafaalla

Senior Staff Consultant , KBC A Yokogawa Co

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Al Fanar

Moderator

Dr. Oki Muraza

Associate Professor, Center of Research Excellence in Nano-technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Energy Optimization in Air Separation Units (ASU) Using Advanced Process Control (APC)

Speaker

Carlos Gonzalez

Senior Process Control Engineer, SABIC - GAS

Solid Slurry Stream Processing and Recovery Using Thin Film Evaporator Technology

Speaker

Majed Mulla

Process Engineer , S-Chem

Energy Real-Time Optimizer - Steam & Condensate Balance

Speaker

Youngghee Jang

Energy Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Digital Transformation Palm Hall

Moderator

Ayman Salamah

General Sales Manager , W.R. Grace & Co

SAMREF FCC DMC Controller Revamp

Speaker

Safi M AlBuhairi

Senior Process Control Engineer , Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Combining the Power of Digital Twins With Cloud-Based Collaboration

Speaker

Saptarshi Bhowmick

PSS Department Manager, Yokogawa MEA

Improving Distillate Products Quality Using IR 4.0 Digital Solutions

Speakers

Abdelghani Daraiseh

Sr. Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Shahreyar Khan

Project Advisor , Saudi Aramco

16:20 16:40

Coffee Break Exhibition Hall

16:40 17:30

Opening Ministerial Session Palm Hall

Introduction

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

His Excellency Elnur Soltanov

Deputy Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

17:30 18:20

WPC Downstream, Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation Strategies in Downstream Palm Hall

Moderator

Milton Costa Filho

Secretary General, IBP - Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute

Speakers

Norm Gilsdorf

President, Honeywell High Growth Regions Middle East, Russia and Customs Union, Honeywell

Rob Howard

Vice President - MENA, Aspen Technology

Mohammed Al-Habib

Downstream Account Director, Baker Hughes

18:20 18:30

Coffee Break Exhibition Hall

18:30 19:15

Exhibition Inauguration Hall 1

Guest of Honor

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain (invited)

20:00

Gala Dinner Gulf Hotel

Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

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