23 - 25 October 2018 | Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Call for Abstracts Theme & Topics

Your Opportunity to Speak at the GDA Conference

Theme: Towards a Competitive Downstream through Innovation, Collaboration and Technology 


1. Regulations

Stringent environment policy, IMO, CORSIA Jet Fuel, carbon foot-print, greenhouse gas, New Product Specifications Requirements, Green House Gas (GHG) Requirements, Waste Management – Spent Caustic

2. Integration

Value chain, molecular management, Petrochemical Integration, Crude to Chemical, Upstream-Downstream

3. Human Capital

Operator competency development, Skill & Knowledge Gap, retention, future required skills, academia & industry collaboration, knowledge transfer, virtual training & simulation

4. Digitalization

Big data, data analytics, cyber security, IR 4.0, advanced control, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, process automation & optimization, disruptive technology

5. Energy

Alternative, clean energy, renewable, conservation, efficiency, sustainability, Transportation Fuel Demand, EV Penetration

6. Process Safety

Asset Integrity, risk Management, Key Performance Indicators

7. Market Intelligence

Profitability, Market volatility, bottom of the barrel, shared economy, electric vehicles, Global Trading, Crude Flexibility, Diversification of Crude Demand

8. Innovation & Technology

Technology advancement, R&D, academia & industry collaboration, Catalyst Advancement

9. Improvements

Plants/Process improvements, systems enhancement and other add-ons or changes to increase reliability and assets returns

First Review - 11 March 2018

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