Conference Programme

13 - 15 February 2023   |   Exhibition World Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
07:00 10:00

Registration Registration Area

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10:00 10:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks Grand Ballroom

Speaker

Mohammad Al Shahrani

Secretary General, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

10:30 11:30

Panel Discussion: Business Transformation Grand Ballroom

This panel will discuss novel ways of transforming the downstream business. This includes the application of new business strategies and business models, doing things in a new way, establishing new joint-ventures or business agreements, and adopting new approaches to achieve business goals. Shifting business focus, such as shifting from a volume driven business to a margin driven business, as well as dealing with an increasingly competitive environment are key elements of the discussion. The integration and utilization of existing assets in the transformative journey. What kind of approach should different levels within a downstream organization adopt to achieve this transformation? Has the current pandemic triggered a need for accelerated business transformation, or a time to consolidate? Success stories and case studies will be shared, especially of a case where a failing business has been transformed into a successful one using novel business strategies and approach.

Moderator

Naif Aldandeni

Senior Director, Baker Hughes

Speakers

Yahya A. Abushal

Sr. VP Upstream & Downstream Project Management, Aramco

Leon De Bruyn

President and CEO, Lummus Technology

Ms. Afaf Zainalabedien

Chief Financial Officer, BAPCO

Sultan Albigishi

SVP Projects & Technical, ADNOC Refining

11:30 12:00

Coffee Break

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12:00 13:15

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

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3 Sessions

Resilience Room A

Moderator

Jad Dib

Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Placement of High Activity of Hydrotreating Catalysts is Key to Unlocking the Probability of Hydrocracking Unit Gross Margin

Speaker

Jay Parekh

Hydrocracking Subject Matter Expert, ART Hydroprocessing

Bapco's Journey Towards Performance Excellence

Speakers

Husain Aldailami

Senior Reliability Engineer, BAPCO

Ricky Stewart

Advisor, Solomon Insights

Mitigating Corrosion in Cooling Water Systems with High Chloride & Sulfate

Speaker

Amr Elsayed

Corrosion Engineer, Aramco

Future Growth Room B

Moderator

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad

Division Director - Science & Technology (S&T), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Plant of the Future: Planning the Journey

Speaker

Abdullah Albannay

Digital Project Lead, Aramco

Alkylation Technology as an Answer to the C4 Management and Gasoline Pool Constraints

Speaker

Elodie Letourmy

Lead Technologist, Axens

Crude C4 Alternatives for a Successful Grassroots Petrochemicals

Speakers

Abdullah Marri

Lead Process Engineer, Aramco

Mikhail Khvastunkov

Engineering Specialist - Downstream Process Engineering Division , Aramco

Decarbonisation and Sustainability Room C

Moderator

Dr. Ranjit Kulkarni

Global Director – Business Development, Honeywell UOP

Low carbon and fossil fuels: A story of sustainable co-existence?

Speaker

Dimitrios Orfanidis

Division Head: Downstream Investment Analysis, Aramco

Decarbonising your asset: A stepwise evaluation of refiners’ response options

Speaker

Gurminder Singh

Director, Technology Licensing - MENA, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Technology advancements in Energy Efficiency – Challenges, Solutions and Illustrations

Speaker

Amitkumar Khadayata

Senior Engineer - Energy Management, ADNOC Refining

12:00 13:15

Expert Workshop Room D

1 Session

Next Generation Project Delivery - Session 1: The Root Causes and Implications of Troubled Projects (by GDA Project Management Technical Committee)

The purpose of this session is to explore why the delivery of capital projects, including oil & gas especially downstream projects, is resulting in performance that is less than optimal, putting at risk the realization of business objectives of all stakeholders and shareholders involved. Furthermore, the session looks to provide evidence and quantification of the impact of poor performance to create a strong sense of urgency to drive action.

Moderator

Dr. Saadi Adra

Founder and CEO, Advisors

Speakers

Mohammed Hammad

Senior Vice President Training and Development , Project Management Institute - KSA

Ghassan H Soraihi

Product Movements & Utilities Operations Division Head, Jazan Refinery Complex, Saudi Aramco

Adnan Nassereddine

Director of Projects, Jacobs Zate

Fatima Al Zaabi

Project Manager, ADNOC Refining

Nawaf A. Al-Ahmad

Team Leader, Major Projects, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

12:00 13:15

Expert Workshop Room E

1 Session

Evolution of Asset Integrity Management through Predictive Maintenance (by GDA Digitalisation Technical Committee)

The Expert Workshop is a session aimed at demonstrating the practical benefits of data analytics project implementations in the oil & gas industry. Bapco’s representatives will collaborate with SMEs from Aspen Technonlogy Inc. to illustrate how the abundance of data in Bapco was leveraged to provide greater insight into Asset Integrity Management. This is instrumental in the journey from traditional maintenance methodologies towards the aim of true predictive maintenance. The analysis was performed through machine learning and big data analytics. The team will present the project management and execution methodology as well as the practical benefits of the solution. · Introduction about OT digitalization initiatives including predictive maintenance by Bapco · Asset selection methodology by Bapco · Model development & implementation by Aspentech · Performance evaluation by Bapco · Q&A session

Moderator

Abdulrahim Mohammed

Automation Engineer, BAPCO

Speakers

Mohamed Alaradi

Principal Consultant Engineer, Aspen Technology

Vinayak Parmar

Rotating Equipment Engineer IMI, BAPCO

13:15 14:30

Lunch Exhibition Hall

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14:30 15:45

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

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3 Sessions

Resilience Room A

Moderator

Harbeyah Al-Enezi

Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Bapco's No.5 Crude Distillation Unit (5CDU) Fired Heater Replacement Project - A Success Story

Speaker

Abdulla Al Bin Ali

Process Engineer, BAPCO

Nalco Water Antifouling Program Extends Two Condensate Distillation Units Runlength

Speaker

Dr. Walter Militello

Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

Leverage Chemistry to Challenge Visbreaker Operational Limitations & Improve Conversion

Speaker

Shahid Raza

Staff Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Future Growth Room B

Moderator

Emad A. Muhaisen

Division Head, Jazan Economic City Development Department, Aramco

Oil Downstream Outlook and strategies

Speaker

Dr. Ahmad Al Qattan

Market Intelligence, Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd

Delivering resilience in the energy transition: An external perspective on Shell Rhineland reconfiguration

Speaker

Johnny Stewart

Principal Analyst EMEARC, Wood Mackenzie

Decarbonisation and Sustainability Room C

Moderator

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor and PCAP Program Coordinator, University of Bahrain

Improving Refinery Amine Operations and Profitability through Veolia Total Amine Solution

Speakers

Donato-Gabriele Vinciguerra

Senior Product Application Specialist , Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Mabyn Thomas

Product Application Manager (Refinery Process) MENA, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Introduction of a Circular Route to Produce Circular Products from End of Life Plastics

Speakers

Manaf Aljasser

Process Engineer, Aramco

Mohammed AlZain

Sr. Operation Engineer, Aramco

Case Studies on Implementation of Decarbonisation Strategies at HPCL Mumbai Refinery

Speaker

Deepak Kumar Jha

Sr Manager Process, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

14:30 15:45

Expert Workshop Room D

1 Session

Biofuels Technology Overview & Trends (by GDA Technologies Technical Committee)

As production and usage of bioenergy grows, so does debate about them within the public, media, and scientific community. As a means to understanding the overall potential benefits and drawbacks of the use of biofuels. The objective of the panel will be to raise awareness about this important topic. The focus will be on the technology part especially the integration of biofuels with existing refining asset: what are the opportunities and challenges? How this translate to Middle East where feedstock is not easy to find.

Moderator

Anood Taher

Senior Specialist, Process Engineering (Process Simulation), R&D, ADNOC Refining

Speakers

Mohanraj Subramanian

Associate Director, Commodity Insights, S&P Global

Goutam Biswas

Technology Director, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Dr. Ranjit Kulkarni

Global Director – Business Development, Honeywell UOP

15:45 16:15

Coffee Break

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16:15 16:45

Official Exhibition Opening Followed by VIP Tour Exhibition Hall

16:45 17:10

Official Conference Opening Grand Ballroom

1 Session
Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Bin Mubarak Bin Daina

Minister of Oil & Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

Suleman A. Al-Bargan

Chairman, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

Keynote

Speaker

Dr. Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani

EVP Downstream, Aramco

17:10 18:00

Panel Discussion: Downstream Growth Challenges and Opportunities Grand Ballroom

The panel will discuss the future growth of downstream. Members of the panel will share their points of view on the key enablers for a robust growth in this sector. Changes in the demand side will be discussed with special emphasis on how downstream can turn demand changes into opportunities. Supply side will also be covered where panelists will elaborate on the changes in Upstream and how they can be potentially leveraged to make downstream more profitable.  Panelists will shed light on the challenges facing downstream growth. In addition to the general theme, the session will zoom into downstream growth in GCC and deliberate the growth potential along with the challenge.

Moderator

Anthony Wood

VP Consulting, S&P Global

Speakers

Abdulla Naji Ateya Al Messabi

Chief Executive Officer , ADNOC Refining

Dr. Faisal M. Al-Faqeer

Sr. VP - Liquids to Chemicals, Aramco

Abdul Rahman Yahyaei

CEO, Opal

Rachid Majiti

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.

18:00 20:30

VIP Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony (by invitation only)

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