3–4 December, Bahrain

Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference

3 & 4 December, Bahrain

5–6 December, Bahrain

ME-CAT 2018
Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference

5 & 6 December, Bahrain

Welcome to BBTC MENA & ME-CAT 2018

Euro Petroleum Consultants is pleased to announce BBTC MENA 2018 – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference and ME-CAT 2018 – Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference will take place from 3–6 December in Bahrain.

Established 17 years ago, Euro Petroleum Consultants’ BBTC – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference Series remains the only event focusing on technologies, project trends and equipment innovations relating to residue upgrading in refineries. It has become one of the most insightful conferences for the refining industry in the Middle East, especially as more and more focus is given to residue upgrading.

Following BBTC MENA, we are pleased to bring to you ME-CAT 2018 - an event fully focused on bringing together catalyst suppliers, licensors, contractors, service providers and end users for a unique opportunity to exchange on the latest catalyst developments. Catalytic processes are at the heart of all refineries and petrochemical complexes and with the global catalyst market booming, the conference will give key stakeholders the unique opportunity to be brought up to date with the latest developments in this dynamic and fast rate growing sector.


Euro Petroleum Consultants



FLEXICOKING™, the Cleaner Coking Technology

Tuesday 4 December   13:00–17:00

FLEXICOKING™ technology is a commercially proven, cost-effective, continuous fluidized bed process that thermally converts heavy feeds to lighter products and flexigas.

FLEXICOKING technology, as an integrated process, offers great flexibility when upgrading residuum, as it provides high-value liquid products as well as clean flexigas that can be used as refinery fuel or for power generation. This complimentary workshop, hosted by ExxonMobil experts, discusses both the technical aspects of the technology as well as the business case for its use. Workshop contents include:

  • Overview of FLEXICOKING™ process
  • Technology applications and benefits
  • Customer case study
  • Run plan considerations and LP cases

How to Register

The Workshop is complimentary and open to all end-users. To register your interest to attend, please click here or contact the BBTC MENA 2018 organisers at office@europetro-me.com

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Key Topics:

  • Market Overview & Trends
  • Increasing Conversion & Complexity to Meet Demand & Remain Competitive
  • Impact of IMO Marpol VI Regulations - Challenges, Solutions, Refining & Shipping Industry Cooperation
  • Residue Upgrading Innovation & Technologies
  • Focus on Thermal, Ebullated Bed & Slurry Hydrocracking technologies
  • Current & Future Projects - Case Studies, Best Practices, CAPEX Optimisation & Efficient Project Management & Execution
  • Innovations in Tools & Equipment - Specialised Instrumentation & Heat Exchange Equipment, Efficient BOB Equipment Clean-out Techniques

BBTC MENA 2018 Advisory Committee

  • Nadia Bader Hajji

    Nadia Bader Hajji

    DCEO (Al-Zour Petrochemical & LNGI)


  • Hafedh Al-Qassab

    Hafedh Al-Qassab

    GM Refining


  • Vinod Ramaseshan

    Vinod Ramaseshan

    Engineering Specialist


  • David Marion

    David Marion

    VP Manufacturing


  • Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Manager Technical Services MAB


  • Stefan Chapman

    Stefan Chapman

    Vice President

    Euro Petroleum Consultants

ME-CAT 2018

Key Topics:

  • Catalysts for Refining
    • Catalytic Reforming & Isomerisation Catalysts
    • Hydroprocessing Catalysts
    • FCC Catalysts for Max Naphtha
    • Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts
    • Residue Hydrocracking
    • Catalytic Dewaxing
    • Solid Bed Alkylation Catalysts
  • Catalysts for Petrochemicals
    • Catalysts for Aromatics & Olefins Production
    • Detergents
    • FCC Catalysts for Max Olefins
  • Enzymes & Bio-Catalysts – BioRefineries
  • Catalyst Management – Guard Beds, Regeneration, Spent Catalyst, Metals Recovery, Presulfiding, Monitoring Tools & Instrumentation
  • Modern Catalyst Testing, Evaluation Techniques & Procedures
  • The Importance of Research in Producing Performance Catalysts
  • Hydrogen Production

ME-CAT 2018 Advisory Committee

  • Mikael Berthod

    Mikael Berthod

    Vice President

    ADNOC Refining Research Center

  • Gregory Lilburne

    Gregory Lilburne

    Manager, Technical Services


  • Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Manager Technical Services MAB


  • Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi

    Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi

    Supervisor, Catalytic Conversion Unit


  • Ali Al Khalaf

    Ali Al Khalaf

    Operation Engineer


  • Radwan Abdallah

    Radwan Abdallah

    Senior Manager, Catalyst Petrochemicals


  • Jorge Gascon

    Jorge Gascon

    Director and Professor

    KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

  • Willem van Kooten

    Willem van Kooten




Gayesco Wika
Sabin Metal
Air Products
Hoover Ferguson

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Research Partner

Oxford Business Group

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Contact the Organisers

+971 (0)4 421 4642      office@europetro-me.com

Kingdom of Bahrain

An ancient land rich in culture and history, Bahrain - which name means "two seas" in Arabic - was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery. Bahrain has one of the most diversified economies in the region, the result of a commitment to a sustainable future. Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is relaxed and cosmopolitan and is a favourite destination for visitors.