09 - 11 October I Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Conference Program

07:00

Registration

Hall 2

08:30 09:30

VIP Bahraini Breakfast (by invite only)

VIP Majlis

09:30 10:15

Official Conference Opening

Palm Hall

Speaker

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

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Fahad M. Al-Dawood Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, SABIC

Speaker

Bakheet Al-Rashidi Chairman, GDA & President, Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd

10:15 11:00

Official Exhibition Inauguration and VIP Tour

Hall 1

Guest of Honor

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

11:30 13:00

Technical Sessions

Synergy & Collaboration between Industries (Downstream Integration Through Value Creation)

Palm Hall

Moderators

Joseph Ibrahim Technical Services Director (Middle East), Axens

Dr. Nasser Al-Harbi Technology Affairs Senior Manager, SABIC

Multi-Site Optimization of Natural Gas Processing Operations To Maximize Asset Utilization

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Bart de Groot Principal Applications Engineer, Process Systems Enterprise Limited

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Simulation and Optimization Studies of a Novel Process for the Conversion of Raffinate Butanes to Propylene

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Zhonglin Zhangabu Engineer, Saudi Aramco

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Utilization of Petcoke for Methanol Production: A Technical Comparative Assessment Between Slurry and Dry Feed Gasification Technologies

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Sethuraman Balasubramaniyan Lead Scientist, SABIC

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Hydrocracking (Process Design & Development)

Al Seef

Moderator

Basel Khatib Lead RS Specialist, UOP, A Honeywell Co.

Next-Level Hydrocracker Flexibility: Unlocking High Performance in Today's Turbulent Markets

Speaker

Simon Cackett Senior Licensing Technology Manager MENA, Shell Global Solutions

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A New Technology for Management of HPNA Compounds in Full-Conversion Hydrocrackers

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Dr. Jens Hansen Senior Principal Research Scientist , Haldor Topsoe AS

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Indigenous Hydrocracking Catalyst CAN 15 – The Commercial Story

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Vinod Ramaseshan Engineer Specialist, Saudi Aramco

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Sustainability Outlook

Al Fanar

Moderator

S Mahesh Kumar Lead Scientist Olefins & Aromatics, SABIC

Novel NI/LA-AL203 For Gasification of Biomass Surrogate in Supercritical Water

Speaker

Sagir Adamu PHD Scholar, KFUPM

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TASNEE Towards Sustainability- Holistic Approach, Systematic Implementation and Standard Evaluation Metrics

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Nafees Ahmad Area Process Engineer, TASNEE

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Gasification Technology of Value Creation for KSA Economy Under Vision 2030

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Dr. Chun Han Gasification & IGCC Specialist , Saudi Aramco

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13:00 14:00

Lunch & Networking Break

Exhibition Hall

14:00 15:00

Leadership Panel - Driving Change in Challenging Times

Palm Hall

Session Chairs

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

June Wispelwey Executive Director, AIChE

Speaker

Bakheet Al-Rashidi Chairman, GDA & President, Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd

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Antonio Pietri CEO, AspenTech

Speaker

Fuad Mosa GM, Local Content, Innovation & Business Development, SABIC

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Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi Manager, Process and Control Systems Department, Saudi Aramco

Speaker

Guy Lewis Vice President Strategic Marketing & Planning, UOP, A Honeywell Co.

15:00 15:30

Coffee & Networking Break

Exhibition Hall

15:30 17:00

Technical Sessions

New Technologies for Process Integration (Downstream Integration Through Value Creation)

Palm Hall

Moderators

Dr. Nasiru Tukur Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Mohannad Al-Haidri Manager of Polymer Processing, SABIC

Value Addition of Feedstock

Speaker

Dr. Mohammed Al Hazmi Director, SABIC

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Refinery - Petrochemical Integration: Valuable Aromatics from FCC Naphtha

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Sachin Joshi Licensing Manager, GTC Technology US, LLC

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Integrated Project Management for Success in an Oil-To- Chemicals Driven Environment

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Delphine Largeteau Sales Development Manager, Axens

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The Practical Challenges of Increasing Process Integration

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Chris Smith Technical Advisor, ACWA Air Products

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Optimization (Process Design & Development)

Al Seef

Moderator

Dr. Jens Hansen Senior Principal Research Scientist , Haldor Topsoe AS

Mega Projects Process Design Challenges - Sadara Systems Review

Speaker

Nayef Almogren Process Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

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Strategic Routes to Light Olefins and Chemicals from Refining Streams

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Dr. Khalid Almajnouni Staff Scientist, Olefins & Aromatics , SABIC

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Integrated Approach to Retrofit & Debottleneck Ethylene Plant Cold Section

Speaker

Dhanasekar Periyasamy Principal Consultant / Engineer, AspenTech

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Manufacturing Excellence (Process Excellence)

Al Fanar

Moderators

Jim Brigman Managing Director, Ingenero Inc.

Mohammed Benchekchou Regional Manager MENA, CRI Criterion Catalyst Co Ltd

Strategies For Fouling Abatement

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Gurminder Singh Licensing Sales Manager-MENA, Shell Global Solutions

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Optimizing Furnace Performance Utilizing Big Data Analytic Techniques

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Dr. Pratap Nair President & CEO, Ingenero Inc.

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Leverage the IIOT for a Comprehensive Enterprise Asset Performance Management Strategy

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Dr. Martin Turk Director, Downstream O&G Global Solutions Architect , Schneider Electric

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SASREF Operator Round Automation

Speaker

Yahya Ali Hamdi Maintenance Strategy Engineer, SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company

19:00 20:30

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony (by invite only)

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel

Guest

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

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