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.

09:00 09:30

Inaugural Ceremony Palm Hall

Speakers

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa invited

Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Nasser A. Abanmi

President , SABIC - KEMYA

09:30 10:30

Ministerial Keynote Session Palm Hall

Moderator

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

HE Parviz Ogtay oglu Shahbazov invited

Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan

10:30 12:00

Exhibition Inauguration Hall 1

Speaker

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa invited

Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

10:30 12:00

Technical Sessions- 3

Digital Transformation

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

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

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

Speaker

A. Ahmed Syed

Upstream Process Engineering, Saudi Aramco

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance

Moderator

Dr. Ayuba Adesina

Lead Engineer, SABIC

Propane furnaces dynamic conversion control

Speaker

Dhafer Mohammed Alwadie

Engineer, Production KOP, SABIC - KEMYA

Constant Feed Composition and Performance Analysis Increases Pygas Run Length

Speakers

Mr. Faisal Al Ashour

Engineer II, S-Chem

Himanshu Malaiya

Process Engineer, Ingenero Technologies Ltd

Modeling and Optimization of Pressure Distillation to achieve Pharma grade Tetrahydrofuran Product from Tetrahydrofuran Water Mixture

Speaker

Vijay Shirpukar

Process Engineer, Sipchem

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Moderator

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari invited

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

Conceptual Design and Energy Analysis of Integrated Classification 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

Energy Systems Engineering Consultant , Saudi Aramco

Improvements in residue gasification increase feed flexibility for virtually bottomless refineries

Speaker

Simon Cackett

Licensing Technology Manager, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

12:00 13:00

Lunch

13:00 14:30

Technical Sessions- 3

Revolutionary Technology

Moderator

Dr. Nasiru Tukur

Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

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

Speaker

Dr. Jinlian Tang

Senior Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

Crude Oil to Chemicals and Oxidative Coupling of Methane: A match made in heaven?

Speaker

Dr. Richard Charlesworth

Managing Director, IHS Markit

Innovations in Catalysts and Processes for Refining Applications

Speaker

Dr. Theo Maesen

Director CLG R&D, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance

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

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

Boost Propylene Fractionator Operating Condition to The Optimum Zone by Implementing Sensitive Temperature Philosophy into Quality Control Using APC Technology

Speaker

Almasaud Ziyad

Process Control & Optimization Engineer, SABIC - YANSAB

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Moderator

Jad Abou Charbine invited

Technical Services Manager , Axens

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

Speaker

Abdullah Malki

Lead Plant Engineer , Saudi Aramco

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

Speaker

Ahmed Aseeri

Founder & CEO, Gulf Advanced Process Technologies Co. - GAPTECH

Energy efficiency improvement initiatives in KNPC MAA refinery

Speaker

VIJAYARAGHAVAN GANESHKUMAR

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

14:30 15:30

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Giuseppe Ricci invited

CRO, ENI

Adam Czyzewski invited

Chief Economist, PKN Orlen

Cario Scaffardi invited

CEO, Saras

15:30 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 17:30

Technical Sessions- 3

Digital Transformation

Moderator

Morgan Allen

Senior Technical Services Manager, W.R. Grace & Co

SAMREF FCC DMC controller revamp

Speaker

Saif Buhairi

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

Saudi Aramco Plans To Improve Distillate Products Quality Using IR 4.0 Field Mobility Solutions

Speaker

Shahreyar Khan

Saudi Aramco

Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance

Moderator

Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani invited

Sr. Manager, Global Cracker Technology, Technology and Innovation, SABIC

De-butanizer tower bypass facility

Speaker

Fahad Alsaad

SABIC - KEMYA

Ethylene Unit Reboiler Fouling Improvements

Speaker

Rawaf Alrawaf

Senior Process Engineer , S-Chem

Cracking Furnace capacity Debottlenecking using SFT® Radiant Coil Technology

Speakers

Thamer Alseraihi

Process Engineer , SABIC - YANSAB

Dr. Marco van Goethem

Manager Product Development , TechnipFMC

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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

Speakers

Ryan Grothe

SPCO North Plot Production Engineer, S-Chem

Majed Mulla

S-Chem

Energy Real-Time Optimizer - Steam & Condensate Balance

Speaker

Youngghee Jang

Saudi Aramco

19:00 21:00

Gala Dinner Gulf Hotel

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