09 - 11 October 2017 | Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Conference Program

07:00

Registration

08:00 09:00

Bahraini Breakfast (by invite only)

09:00 10:00

Exhibition Inauguration

Guest

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

10:00 11:30

Opening Keynote Session

Moderator

June Wispelwey Executive Director, AIChE (invited)

Speakers

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan CEO, SABIC (invited)

Speaker

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

11:30 13:00

Technical Sessions

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

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

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

Speaker

Sethuraman Balasubramaniyan Lead Scientist, SABIC

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Hydrocracking (Process Design & Development)

Moderators

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

Dr. Jesper Nerlov Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Haldor Topsoe A/S

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

Speaker

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

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Indigenous Hydrocracking Catalyst CAN 15 – The Commercial Story

Speaker

Vinod Ramaseshan Engineer Specialist, Saudi Aramco

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Sustainability Outlook

Moderators

Dr. Majeda Khraisheh Professor & Head of Department, Chemical Engineering, Qatar University

Dr. Khawla A Al Shayji Asst. Professor Chemical Engineering Department, Kuwait University

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

Speaker

Nafees Ahmad Area Process Engineer, TASNEE

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Gasification Technology of Value Creation for KSA Economy Under Vision 2030

Speaker

Dr. Chun Han Gasification & IGCC Specialist , Saudi Aramco

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13:00 14:00

Lunch & Networking Break

14:00 15:00

Leadership Panel

Session Chair

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

Speaker

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan CEO, SABIC (invited)

Speaker

Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi CEO, KNPC (invited)

15:00 15:30

Coffee & Networking Break

15:30 17:00

Technical Sessions

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

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

Speaker

Sachin Joshi Licensing Manager, GTC Technology US, LLC

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

Speaker

Delphine Largeteau Sales Development Manager, Axens

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Opportunities and Challenges in Downstream Process Integration

Speaker

Chris Smith Technical Advisor, ACWA Air Products

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Optimization (Process Design & Development)

Moderators

Dr. Jesper Nerlov Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Haldor Topsoe A/S

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

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

Speaker

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)

Moderators

Jim Brigman Managing Director, Ingenero Inc.

Mohammed Benchekchou Regional Manager MENA, CRI Criterion Catalyst Co Ltd

Strategies For Fouling Abatement

Speaker

Simon Cackett Senior Licensing Technology Manager MENA, Shell Global Solutions

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Optimizing Furnace Performance Utilizing Big Data Analytic Techniques

Speaker

Dr. Pratap Nair President & CEO, Ingenero Inc.

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Leverage the IIOT for a Comprehensive Enterprise Asset Performance Management Strategy

Speaker

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

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Reliability by Operator Round Excellence

Speaker

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

19:30 21:00

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony (by invite only)

Guest

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

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