22–25 May 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

IDW 2018 –
International Downstream Week

Incorporating IDTC & BBTC22–25 May 2018, Prague

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Supported by

Welcome to IDW 2018

The must-attend event for downstream professionals in Europe

EPC are delighted to announce that International Downstream Week 2018, the must-attend event for the international downstream sector, will be held in the beautiful city of Prague, 22-25 May 2018.

NEW for 2018! We pride ourselves on our industry relationships, listening to the business needs of our clients and ensuring their experience at our events gives them high return on investment. The event will attract a larger and truly international audience in 2018 and will feature high level debate with increased opportunities for industry interaction and discussions through enhanced networking opportunities and extended Q&A sessions. Stay tuned for announcements!

IDTC 2018
International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference

Key Topics:

  • Market Overview & Trends – how to evolve to remain competitive in today’s market?
  • Changing landscape: Electric vehicles, Diesel fuel restrictions & Environmental Regulations
  • IMO Marpol VI Regulations: How to best prepare & Meet the challenges
  • Asset Management – OpEx, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Technology Focus – Clean Fuels, Refining/Petchem integration, Industry Digitalisation
BBTC 2018
International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference

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

This year we will take you to the
City of a Hundred Spires - Prague!

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed "the City of a Hundred Spires," it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

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Media Partners

Conference Programme

International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference
Day 1, Tuesday, 22 May 2018

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Remarks & Welcome Address
09:15 – 11:00
DOWNSTREAM - MARKETS & INDUSTRY TRENDS
Global Downstream Trends & Current Challenges
Stefan Chapman, Vice President
EURO PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS (EPC)
Overview & Outlook of the Refining Industry Globally
Walter Pfeiffer, Partner, Global Leader for Oil & Gas Business
ROLAND BERGER STRATEGY CONSULTANTS
Sustainability Challenges in the Petrochemical Industry
Dorothee Arns, Executive Director
PETROCHEMICALS EUROPE (CEFIC)
The Diesel Dilemma
Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General
UKPIA
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
11:00 – 11:30
Morning Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 13:00
STRATEGIES FOR REMAINING COMPETITVE IN A CHALLENGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
MOL Groups' Strategic View on Adapting to the Industry Changes on the Horizon
Gabor Kis, Technology Development Lead Expert
MOL GROUP
Refining & Petrochemicals – A New Look at Integration Opportunities
Senior Representative,
HONEYWELL UOP
Prepare your refinery for the next decade
Antoine Fournier, Regional Sales Manager, Process Licensing Business Unit
AXENS
Modus™ Technology for Monetization of Refinery Gas Streams
Steve Beeston, Vice President – Technology Licensing Process Technology & Consulting, WOOD
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
13:00 – 14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30 – 15:45
MANAGING PROJECTS, RISKS & ASSETS
Join the Dots . . . . . Integrate Your O&M Team into Projects
Mike Whitling, Group Manager of Asset Operations Consulting
WOOD
Introduction of Operational Risk Management & Risk Based Budgeting
Atilla Kiss, Group DS Production Senior Expert
MOL GROUP
Hydrogenation Technology for Optimal Use of Assets and Energy
Matti Koskinen, Senior Technologist - Licensing
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
15:45 – 16:15
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:15 – 16:55
EQUIPMENT FOR IMPROVED RELIABILITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Improve Reciprocating Compressors Design and Specification to Fit Benchmarking Reliability and Efficiency
Hervé Ferraris, Head of Process Compression Solutions
HOERBIGER
Process Optimization of your CDU PHT Offering
Eva Andersson, Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology
ALFA LAVAL
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
17:00 – 17:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Major Projects, Industry Challenges and Best Practices
IDTC 2018 Gala Dinner

International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference
Day 2, Wednesday, 23 May 2018

08:30 – 09:00
Morning Coffee & Networking
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome to Day Two
09:15 – 10:50
REFINING TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
Addressing Refractory Feedstocks in Hydrocracking
Patrick Bourges, Senior Technologist
AXENS
Innovative Catalysts Designed to Meet Today’s Challenges while Anticipating the Challenges of Tomorrow
Lewis Kenyon, Lead TS Specialist
HONEYWELL UOP
Gasoline Sulfur Reduction without Octane Loss
Joseph Gentry, Vice-President Licensing & Technology
GTC TECHNOLOGY
State of the Art Sulphur Recovery in a Developing Country
Scott Kafesjian, Director Sulfur Technologies
WOOD
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
10:50 – 11:30
Morning Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 13:00
PETROCHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
Paraxylene Production via BP Crystallization
Mathys van Es, Senior Director Technology E & C
CB&I TECHNOLOGY
Petrochemicals Depend on Refineries. Will Refineries Depend on Petrochemicals?
Stephen Bowers, Feedstock and Petrochemical Technologies Manager
EVONIK PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
Successful Steam Methane Reformer throughput Enhancement by Using CATACEL JM SSR
Jumal Shah, Hydrogen Technologist
JOHNSON MATTHEY
Direct Fermentation to Drop-In Biobased Petrochemical Building Blocks: Isobutene
Ronan Rocle, Business Development Manager
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
13:00 – 14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
INDUSTRY FOR A NEW AGE - DIGITALISATION, OPTIMISATION, OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Implementation of APC on Total Zeeland Crude Unit
Laurent Ferrari, Senior APC Specialist
TOTAL ZEELAND REFINERY
Y. Zak Friedman, Principal Consultant
PETROCONTROL
Using a Digital Process Twin to Drive True Operational Excellence in Refining
Steve Hall, Director of Engineering Solutions
PROCESS SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE
Platform Multi-D Project Management Ensuring Operational Efficiency
Alexey Sachik, Project Management Consultancy Leader
ASE ENGINEERING COMPANY
Understand Your Feed Better Through Molecular Modelling
Glen Hay, Vice President Business Development
VMG
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
16:00
Closing Remarks

International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference,
Day 1, Thursday, 24 May 2018

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Remarks & Welcome Address
09:15 – 10:30
MARKET TRENDS, REGULATIONS, PROJECT DRIVERS
  • Competitive Edge: Increasing Conversion & Increasing Complexity to Meet Market Demands
  • IMO Marpol VI: Impact, Strategies, Best Approach, Different Options
  • Residue Upgrading Relevance in Today’s Landscape
Speakers & Panelists Invited: A panel of leading Consultants, Regional End-Users, Regulators, Licensors & Engineering Companies
Residential Heating: Challenges and Perspectives for Oil and Liquid Fuels
Tristan Suffys, Secretary General
EUROFUEL
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
10:30 – 13:00
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
13:00 – 14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
HYDROPROCESSING, CATALYSTS & EQUIPMENT – I
Coupling LSFO Production with Residue Conversion: The Two-Pronged IMO Solution
Delphine Le-Bars, Deep Conversion Technology Team Manager, Middle Distillates & Conversion Business Line, AXENS
Feedstock Changes at European Refineries Require New Upgrading Options
Brett Silverman, Director, HCAT Technical Services
HTI
Building Blocks of Robust Hydroprocessing Operations
David McNamara, Senior Principal Researcher, Residue Upgrading
CRITERION CATALYSTS & TECHNOLOGIES
ENI Perspective on Bunker Fuel evolution: EST technology as great opportunity to improve Refining Economics
Senior Representative
ENI
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
16:00 – 16:20
Afternoon Networking Break
16:20 – 17:30
THERMAL PROCESSES TECHNOLOGIES & EQUIPMENT
Delayed Coking – Is there Anything New?
Steve Beeston, Vice President – Technology Licensing Process Technology & Consulting
WOOD
FLEXICOKING™: A Unique Path from Heavy Oil Streams to Valuable Products
Martin De Wit, European Licensing Manager
EXXONMOBIL
Forming & Handling of Bulk Carbon-Rich Residue from Upgrading Processes
Marvin Petit-Homme, Sales Manager
IPCO (formerly SANDVIK SPS)
Jan Steegstra, Director, Technology Marketing
CHEVRON LUMMUS GLOBAL
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
BBTC 2018 Gala Dinner

International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference
Day 2, Friday, 25 May 2018

08:30 – 09:00
Morning Coffee & Networking
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome To Day Two
09:15 – 11:00
HYDROPROCESSING, CATALYSTS & EQUIPMENT – II
VCC™ – Commercially Proven Flexible Technology for Bottoms Upgrade and Improved Margins
Hemendra Khakhar, Director, Refining Technology
KBR TECHNOLOGY & CONSULTING
Uniflex™ Technology – Maximizing Profitability and High Residue Conversion
Gary Brierley, Project Development Manager
HONEYWELL UOP
Fresh Catalyst vs In-situ/Ex-situ Regenerated Catalyst: Process Parameters & Economics in High Severity Hydrocracker
Ritwik Hatial, Assistant Process Manager
ONGC MANGALORE REFINERY & PETROCHEMICALS
Sinopec's Residue Processing Technologies at a Glance
Yang Zhigang, Regional Representative
SINOPEC
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
11:00 – 11:30
Morning Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 13:00
SOLUTIONS FOR MAXIMISING EFFICIENCY
MSAR® Technology – Low-Cost Bottom of the Barrel Upgrading Implemented in < 12 months
Matthew Bridgeman, Process Engineer
QUADRISE FUELS
Accu™ Sphere Technology: a Revolutionary Platform Enters the Marketplace
Paul Szymborski, Director of Sales & Marketing, Catalytic Products & Process Ceramics
SAINT-GOBAIN NORPRO
Refinery Bottom Upgrading: Engineering Features to Combat Fouling and Upsets Control Solutions
Filomena Del Greco, Senior Process Engineer
FLUOR
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
13:00 – 13:30
Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS & INSTRUMENTATION - INNOVATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Increasing Run Time and Improving Heat Recovery in Bottom of the Barrel Processes
Marcelo Kascheres, Business Development Manager
ALFA LAVAL
Innovative Solutions for Solving Furnace Temperature Measurment Issues*
Senior Representative
WIKA, GAYESCO
Decontamination of Hydrocarbon Process Equipment*
Senior Representative
ZYMEFLOW DECON TECHNOLOGY
Complex Separation in Today's Downstream
Victor Scalco, Global Strategic International Business Development Manager
GENERAL ATOMICS
Extended Q&A and Discussion Session
15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
15:30 – 17:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: European Downstream Industry – Roadmap for the Future
Panelists Invited: Consultants, End-Users, Licensors, Engineering Companies
17:00
Closing Remarks

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Venue

Prague Marriott Hotel