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  • THE MIDDLE EAST’S PREMIER FULLY INTEGRATED DOWNSTREAM EVENT

DAY TWO: AGENDA TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2015

08:00 - 13:35
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8:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

ECONOMIST PANEL: CHANGING THE STATUS QUO

8.10 Keynote: The Future Of The Downstream Industry In The Wake Of A Changing Global Landscape

• Assessing the impact of plunging oil prices on Middle Eastern downstream operators
• Understanding the change in thinking on the North American shale gas revolution to determine the effect this will have on global oil and petrochemical prices
• What impact will this have on Middle Eastern target markets for Crude and petrochemical products?
• Where do future supply and demand bottlenecks lie and how will this affect pricing in the short, medium and long term?
Edward Bell, Commodity Analyst, Emirates NBD
Muhamad Fadhil, Middle East Chief Correspondent, ICIS
Geoff Porter, Founder & President, North Africa Risk Consulting

THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS

9.00 FEEDSTOCK CHANGES
Keynote: Understanding The Thinking Behind Takreer’s Decision To Change The Feed To Its Ruwais Refinery Over The Coming Years
• What are the strategic tenets to changing the refinery feed after a big expansion?
• What are the strategic tenets to changing the refinery feed after a big expansion?
• What impact will changing the feed have on the refinery?
• How will changing the Feed to the Ruwais refinery affect the products Takreer is producing?
Mohamed Al Yabhouni, VP Major Projects Division, Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)

ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTOCKS

9.20 Identifying Alternative Feedstocks And Potential Changes To The Feedstock Mix In The Middle East
• How major changes in global feedstock dynamics are driving the move towards alternative feedstocks
• Crude-to-Chemicals, is this a reality in the Middle East?
• Deploying more energy efficient technologies to create high value specialty products
• Moving from gas to liquid feedstocks – what are the options?
Fuad Mosa, GM Technology KSA & Emerging Economies, Technology & Innovation, SABIC

9.50 MORNING COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION SHOWCASE AREA

PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

10.10 How Will The Changing Dynamics Of Global Feedstock Availability Impact Growth Potential In The Middle East Petrochemical Market?
Panelists:
Dr. Elie Saad, VP & Managing Director, LANXESS MIDDLE EAST
Fuad Mosa, Director, technology programming & technology management chemicals SBU, SABIC
Gabor Kenessey, GM Supply Chain, Orpic

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: INNOVATING TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE

10.45 TAKREER RESEARCH CENTRE
Examining How An Applied Research Centre Can Support Refining Activities
• The role of the TRC in the refineries catalysts management
• Understanding how R&D can also support marketing operations
Dr. Mikael Berthod, TRC Manager, Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)

11.05 On Purpose Production Of Propylene And Butadiene
• Trends in butadiene and propylene markets present new opportunities for petrochemical producers
• Commercially proven On-Purpose Butadiene technology has been improved and updated in order to meet the forecasted butadiene supply shortfall
• Oleflex technology continues to be the propane dehydrogenation technology of choice for on-purpose propylene production
Tim Foley, Product Line Manager, UOP

11.25 COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION SHOWCASE AREA

INTEGRATING REFINERIES & PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEXES WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Session Chair: Rolando Ranauro, Vice President Refinery Catalysts, ALBEMARLE

11.45 ALKYLATION
Understanding The Advantages Of Having An Alkylation Unit In A Refinery Complex
• The use of alkylation technology to comply with clean fuels specifications
• Key drivers to alkylation for refiners requiring more, high octane, gasoline blending components that do not contain aromatics, benzene, olefins and sulphur
• Assessing the economics of Alkylation for Middle Eastern refiners
Matthew Clingerman, Regional Engineering Manager, DUPONT

12.05 Water Treatment & Waste Management
Technical Manager, Baker Hughes

12.25Optimizing Naphtha To Gasoline
• The key issues to be addressed to meet local demand and specifications for gasoline units
• Optimization of the naphtha complex and the key role of isomerization to maximize gasoline production
• UOP’s latest process, catalyst, and equipment innovations and solutions
• Benefits of various routes for gasoline production and the advantages of modularization for small naphtha complexes
Mohamed Shakur, Senior Business Leader, UOP

12.45 FCC INNOVATION
Unveiling The Modern FCC In A Diesel & Petrochemical Oriented Refinery
Nicolas Lambert, FCC Technology Manager, AXENS

13.05 Maximising Propylene And Profitability With ZSM-5
• Mechanisms for maximising propylene yields in FCC units
• Evaluating what limits propylene yields to identify how to expand their limits
• Explaining modifications required to optimise the total propylene yield within unit constraints
Tom Ventham, Senior Technical Services Manager, Johnson Matthey

13.25 Etihad Airways Raffel Prize Draw

13.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks

13.35 Lunch and Close of Abu Dhabi International Downstream 2015

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