Conference Programme

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
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

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

With the need for cleaner gasoline and diesel fuels, new challenges arise with respect to lower sulphur contents in products (particularly of marine fuels, IMO 2020), cleaner feedstocks and residual processing. Improvements, e.g. of catalysts for HDS, FCC and alkylation could help in this respect. Also, emission reduction and co-processing of renewables are big issues. The major question is: Which innovative technologies will have an impact on the future of the refining sector?

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

12:30 14:00

VIP Lunch

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

Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation Strategies in Downstream Palm Hall

Not just for process control, digital technology has increasingly been utilized for a wide range of purposes including closing the generation gap between operators, RBM/RBI and simultaneous management of several facilities, with technological progress such as AI and the internet of things and big data utilization. It has become an effective tool for asset management. This roundtable discussion will consider how digital technology is currently utilized for asset integrity. What are its advantages and disadvantages? What could the ideal model of digital technology for future asset integrity look like? And what will encourage or hinder the realization of the ideal model?

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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