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2nd Middle East Technology Forum 14 & 15 February, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE GAS PROCESSING, OIL REFINING, RESIDUE-UPGRADING & PETROCHEMICALS

Improving Operational Efficiency in the ME Downstream Industry Through Technology Innovations

Organised by:

Supported by

Key speakers include Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, Managing Director, SADIG Fareed M. Al-Jaberi, Business Development Manager, Takreer

Sponsored by:

Fuad M.Mosa, Manager, Chemicals Technology, SABIC Khaled Abu-Nasrah, President, KBR Middle East Tony Potter, Managing Director, CMAI Middle East Chris Holmes, Vice President, Purvin & Gertz Süleyman Özmen, VP Licensing, Shell Global Solutions Colin Chapman, President, EPC Ltd Samuel Ciszuk, Senior Middle East & North Africa Energy Analyst, IHS Energy Matthias Wagner, Managing Director, GTL.F1

Register at email: tel: +44 20 7357 8394

The Essential Meeting Place for the Middle East Downstream Industry “The event was interesting and very informative. I had the opportunity to learn about the latest and advanced technologies in the refining and petrochemical industries.” Alexander Mathen, Production Engineer, EQUATE Petrochemicals “Very good coverage of prominent refining topics. Overall very good exposure to state-of-the-art technologies and Dubai is a wonderful location” Dr Harender Bisht, Senior Manager, Reliance Industries “I was very happy to meet so many expert representatives at ME-TECH. I am looking forward to next year’s event” Mohammad Al-Faddagh, Operations Leader, KNPC

Welcome to Me-Tech 2012 The Middle East downstream sector is facing numerous challenges but with many ongoing and newly planned projects in the Gas, Refining and Petrochemical sectors, the region continues to hold a huge attraction to technology companies, contractors and equipment manufacturers. Following our highly successul inaugural event in 2011, Euro Petroleum Consultants is delighted to return to Dubai for ME-TECH 2012: the ONLY event in the Middle East to bring together regional operating companies with international suppliers to discuss the latest technology developments for Gas Processing, Refining, Residue Upgrading and Petrochemicals.

Why Attend ME-TECH? Gain unrivalled access to the major regional operating companies: ADNOC, BAPCO, BOROUGE, CHEMAWEYAAT, DOLPHIN ENERGY, EQUATE PETROCHEMICALS, GPIC, KNPC, ORPC, ORYX GTL, QATAR PETROLEUM, QATAR GAS, SABIC, SAUDI ARAMCO, SIRTE OIL, TAKREER, and TASNEE as well as African and Asian operating companies all attended in 2011 Obtain an insight into the current performance, future outlook and best investment opportunities for each industry sector from prestigious speakers Hear development, strategy and project plans direct from Takreer, SABIC, SAMREF and many more Be updated on the very latest technology developments and hear case studies on commercial experience from the industry’s leading players who can increase profitability and drive your business forward Network and exchange information with your professional peers in the stunning surroundings of the Madinat Jumeirah, including the large exhibition area and during the many social events including the highlight of the conference, the Gala Evening


Program 13 – 15 February

Monday 13 February 08:30-18:00 Pre-Conference Seminars (see below for details) 19:00

ME-TECH Registration and Welcome Drinks Reception, hosted by

Tuesday 14 February 09:00

Official Opening Ceremony


Plenary Session

Colin Chapman, President, Euro Petroleum Consultants Ltd

The Role of Innovation in the Growth of the ME Downstream Industries Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, Managing Director, SADIG   Current Projects and Future Opportunities in the Middle East Khaled Abu-Nasrah, President, KBR Middle East   The Karbala Refinery and Iraqi Refinery Expansion Programme: Strategic Issues and Implications Samuel Ciszuk, Senior Middle East & North Africa Energy Analyst, IHS Energy*


Networking & Refreshment Break Sponsored by

Criterion Catalysts & Technologies Seminar 13 February 08:00-12:30

Foster Wheeler Seminar 13 February 13:30-18:00

Criterion Catalysts & Technologies will host a seminar focusing on catalytic residue upgrading. Papers will be presented on subjects such as reliability and process optimization in Fixed Bed and Ebullated Bed units. Attendance is complimentary and open to refinery personnel. Lunch will be provided.

Foster Wheeler is delighted to host a seminar covering their latest solutions for investment planning, residue upgrading, energy optimisation and hydrogen. Attendance is complimentary and open to refining, gas processing and petrochemical operating companies. Lunch will be provided.

Register with ME-TECH or contact Teresa Brod for more information Telephone: +1 281 874 2635 Email:

Register with ME-TECH or contact Jacqueline Hogarty for more information: Tel: +44 (0)118 913 2167 Email:

Tuesday 14 February, Stream A: Gas Processing 11:15

Keynote Presentations Global Gas Market Developments – are we any Closer to a Truly Global Gas Market? • Regional Gas Markets • Shale Gas Update • Global Gas Price – Are We There Yet? Chris Holmes, Vice President, Purvin & Gertz

Saipem’s Role in the Shah Gas Development (SGD) Program: A New Era in Gas Development in Abu Dhabi and a New Benchmark for the World Gas Processing Industry Cristian Brusamolino, Process Manager, Saipem


Networking Lunch


Syngas & Gas to Chemicals SNG – A Valuable Option for Petroleum Coke Disposal Luigi Bressan, Director, Process and Technology Foster Wheeler Italiana

Accelerating the Development of New Catalytic Processes for the Conversion of Synthesis Gas to Fuels and Chemicals Dr Michael Paul, Business Development Manager, hte - the high throughput experimentation company

Advanced Reforming Technology: Benefits to the Ammonia Industry Technology Manager, Haldor Topsøe


Networking & Refreshment Break sponsored by

15:30 GTL & LNG Advances Impact of Technology on GTL Project Performance Matthias Wagner, Managing Director, GTL.F1

LNG Terminal Cold Energy Integration Opportunities Chris Sharratt, Manager Midstream Solutions, Foster Wheeler

Process Controlled Two-Phase LNG Expanders Significantly Reduce LNG Liquefaction Costs David W. Cameron, Vice President Business Development, Ebara International Corporation

An Innovative Approach to LNG Energy Benchmarking Azhari Dafaalla, Senior Consultant, KBC Advanced Technologies 17:15

Panel Discussions


ME-TECH Gala Evening

Network with colleagues during a relaxed and sociable evening whilst enjoying delicious food and drinks, all included in your delegate fee.

Tuesday 14 February, Stream B: Refining Keynote Presentations Outlook for the Middle East Refining Industry: • Supply and Demand Projections; Economic Factors • Refining Challenges & Environmental Concerns Alan Gelder, Principal Analyst Downstream Oils Research, Wood McKenzie

TAKREER’s Refinery Projects and Future Development Strategy Fareed Mohamed Al-Jaberi, Strategic Studies & Business Development Manager, TAKREER

Flexibility Created from Multi-Platform Strategies: Thrive or Survive? Süleyman Özmen, Vice President Licensing, Shell Global Solutions

Technologies for Clean Fuels Reactive Adsorption Process (INDAdept) for Deep Desulfurization of Diesel & Gasoline Sarvesh Kumar, Senior Research Manager, IndianOil

Isomalk-2SM A Low-Temperature, Light Naphtha Isomerization Process GTC Technology Joseph C. Gentry, Director, Global Licensing

FCC Performance Enhancement through Catalyst Optimization Technical Managers, SAMREF and ALBEMARLE Latest Developments in Sulphuric Acid Alkylation Technology DuPont Clean Technologies

Management Programs, Energy Efficiency and Optimisation Tools and Techniques Reducing CO2 – Energy Efficiency & Carbon Capture Options Applied to the Refining Industry Dan Carter, Manager Downstream Solutions, Foster Wheeler

Improved Hydrogen Plant Design to meet Today’s Refining Challenges Odile Buard, Refinery Domain Manager, Air Liquide

Roadmap to Maximize Refinery Profitability Using Advanced Management Techniques Roland Van Uffelen, Technology Manager Hydrogen, Technip

Wednesday 15 February, Stream C: Petrochemicals 09:00

Keynote Presentations Key Challenges, Opportunities and Drivers Facing Middle East Petrochemical Producers Tony Potter, Managing Director, CMAI Middle East

Case Study: Working Towards Optimum Plant Operations Fuad Mohammed Mosa, Manager, Chemicals Technology Development, SABIC

Petrochemicals in the GCC: • Analysis of the Recent Industry Upturn and Macro Trends • Future Strategy of Petrochemicals Development Dr Matthias Stein, Global Market Department Director, The Linde Group


Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 Technologies for Olefins, Aromatics and their Derivatives Advanced on-Purpose Production of Propylene by Means of Oxydehydrogenation with STAR Process® Dr Sascha Wenzel, Head of Technology Services, Uhde

Value Maximization of C4 stream in Petrochemicals Production: Introduction to C4AC and Ole-SIV Nicholas Kim, Marketing and Business Development Director, SK-KBR


Networking Lunch


Adding Feedstock Flexibility to Ethane Crackers Dr Heinz Zimmermann, Vice President Business Development, Linde Engineering

High Severity Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC) Technology for High Propylene Production from Hydrocarbon Feedstocks David Chaplain, Refining Technology Manager, Shaw Group


Networking & Refreshment Break


Latest Technologies for Aromatics Recent Case Studies Technology Manager, Axens

Improving Profitability of Petrochemicals Production: Latest Technologies Allow Producers to Attain Competitive Advantage and Maximum Profitability Technology Manager, UOP


Panel Discussions Followed By Close Of Conference

Wednesday 15 February, Stream D: Residue Upgrading Keynote Presentations Where Next for Residue Upgrading in the ME? • Outlook for Heavy Oil, Fuel Oil, Natural Gas & Coal • Implementation Challenges and Future Opportunities Alan Gelder, Principal Analyst Downstream Oils Research, Wood McKenzie

Case Study: Upgrading Kuwaiti Heavy Crude to High Quality Petroleum Products: Results and Major Findings Dr A. Marafi, Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Production of Clean Fuels by Upgrading Heavy Oils by LC-FINING Technology: Case Study of GS Caltex’s Residue Hydrocracking Unit in Korea Gerrit Polhaar, Technology Marketing Area Manager - Middle East & Africa, Chevron Lummus Global

Residue Upgrading Technologies & Catalysts Unique Opportunities with Proven Technologies to Maximize Resid Conversion & Refinery Margins Dan Gillis, Director, Refining, Foster Wheeler

Integrated Solutions for High Quality Middle Distillates Cecile Plain, Deputy Product Line Manager, Resid & Coal Hydroconversion, Axens

An Advanced Decoking Control Valve to Increase MTBF Ihab Botros, Director, Special Products, Flowserve

Criterion’s Customized Approach Leads to Improved Resid Processing Capability Mohammed Benchekchou, Technical Manager, Criterion Catalysts

FLEXICOKINGTM and Delayed Coking: Economic Evaluation of Power Generation Using Byproduct Coke as Fuel Girish K. Chitnis, Licensing Director, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Maximize Vacuum Residue Conversion and Processing Flexibility with the UOP Uniflex Process Technology Manager, UOP

Maximize your Return and Protect your Investment in Delayed Coking – Focus on Safety & Reliability Dominick Mazzone, Director of Licensing, Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions

Refinery Upgrading and Revamping Practices of SINOPEC with Processing Heavy and Inferior Crudes SUN Junnan, Euro Representative, Sinopec Tech

Marketing Opportunities Promote your company to the leading decision makers in the Middle East Downstream industry!

SPONSORSHIP Limited opportunities to host a Networking Function Enhanced logo branding options Excellent level of brand exposure to raise your profile

EXHIBITION PACKAGE An exhibition stand package includes: Fully equipped stand or space for your own display Complimentary attendee place Your company profile printed in the event guide

ADVERTISING Includes a full page colour advertisement in the event guide plus your logo on the opening page of the conference CD with a link to your advertisement.

Who you will meet Oil & Gas Co. Senior Management Oil & Gas Co. Operations Staff Process & Technical Experts Technology Licensors Catalyst Suppliers Engineering Contractors Equipment Suppliers Strategic Planners Project Management Industry Consultants & Analysts Join the ME-TECH Group on for regular news updates and pre-event networking. Official Regional Publication

Official International Publication

Media Partners

Praise for EPC’s Events “Very informative, good business insight. A must-attend event.” Qassem Dashti, Business Development Leader, EQUATE Petrochemicals “INA was delighted to co-host BBTC 2011. Residue Upgrading is receiving more and more attention and this conference allowed refiners to become updated with the latest developments that will help them make decisions about how to maximise return on their investments” Zoltán Áldot, President of the Management Board, INA “It was great to meet passionate colleagues covering all the disciplines in the refining industry.  I am going home with some good new ideas.” Suleyman Ozmen, Refining and Chemicals Licensing General Manager, SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS “This was a really valuable experience and excellent networking place to exchange experiences and get a full overview of the bottom of the barrel technologies from the top licensors in the market” Hector Infante, Refining Technology Advisor, KBR Technology

About EPC CONSULTING Euro Petroleum Consultants - EPC is a leading independent supplier of experienced consulting advice and assistance through all stages of project analysis and implementation. EPC has extensive knowledge based on over 20 years experience in Russia, CIS and Caspian countries and further operations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Contact us at:

CONFERENCES For over a decade Euro Petroleum Consultants - EPC has been producing high quality technology and business events for the downstream oil, gas and petrochemicals industries in Europe, Russia & CIS and Asia that combine technical and strategic expertise with the ability to network. Our strong technical programmes, quality driven approach and close relationships with key industry players has won us widespread recognition as a market leader.

Venue Information Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort - Dubai, is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage, styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. Luxurious and ornate, combining the height of opulence with an overwhelming sense of tradition. Meandering waterways transport guests to all parts of this intricate city of senses. With every detail meticulously researched, all 292 rooms and suites enjoy a private balcony with breathtaking views across the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. A multitude of dining options are available to cater for every taste and several bars offer stunning views and innovative cocktails. The Resort is exceptionally well equipped with numerous leisure options. The Quay Healthclub offers fitness classes to suit all levels. Outdoors, on the large beach, a variety of water sports are available. The Six Senses spa is the region’s most comprehensive spa facility.

ME-TECH is once again held directly prior to our high level event, the Russia & CIS Executive Summit. The Summit will focus on the strategic issues that confront the senior leaders involved in the Downstream Oil & Gas industries and particularly those in Russia & CIS Republics. Attendees will include CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents and General Directors of the leading consulting, licensing and operating companies. View full details at

ME-TECH is proudly supported by the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the interests of the industry in the Middle East by creating a forum for discussion and a place where executives from the industry and its allied services can meet and share concepts and ideas. Established in 2006, the GPCA is responsible for steering the regional industry towards a new level of co-operation and raising the standards in terms of common ground interests. The GPCA’s mission is to support the growth and sustainable development of the petrochemical and chemical industries in the Gulf in partnership with its members and stakeholders and be both a sounding board and a meeting point for debate and discussion. Additional information is available at

Forthcoming events The Projects Forum 2012 The Projects Forum 17-18 April, Moscow Russia BBTC 2012 7th Russia & CIS Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference 19-20 April, Moscow IDTC 2012 12th International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference 21-22 May, Rome BBTC 2012 10th International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference 23-24 May, Rome Full details of all events are at

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LOCATION OF CONFERENCE The events will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE. Tel: +971 4 366 6200

DISCLAMER EPC reserves the right to alter the content or timing of its programmes and speakers although this happens rarely. EPC is not responsible for the content of presentations by third parties or if an event is cancelled or delayed due to force majeure. * Denotes speaker is subject to final confirmation

ACCOMMODATION EPC has negotiated special rates at the Mina A Salam And Jumeirah Beach Hotel. We will send you instructions on how to book when you register for the conference. REGISTRATION FEES This includes attendance at the conference and exhibition, documentation, lunch on both days, coffee breaks and cocktail receptions. Full payment must be received in order to guarantee entry. Hotel accommodation is not included. CONFERENCE LANGUAGE The conference language will be English.

VISAS Delegates requiring visas can obtain these through their hotel in Dubai. Please request visa support from your hotel when making your reservation. CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you can purchase the Conference Documentation pack. at a cost of GBP 400 plus postage and packing. This includes an event guide, along with a CD containing the papers, presentations and Speakers’ biographies. CANCELLATIONS Cancellations made before 6 January will be refunded in full, minus an administration charge of GBP 150. We regret cancellations made after this date cannot be refunded or credited. Substitutions may be made at any time.


ORGANISERS Euro Petroleum Consultants Ltd (EPC) is a UK based consulting organization supplying consulting & project management services to the oil & gas industry. President: Mr Colin Chapman. For further information, visit our website: or contact us: tel: +44 20 7357 8394 fax: +44 20 7357 8395 or email:

ME-TECH 2012  

Middle East Technology Conference & Exhibition for Refining, Gas Processing, Residue Upgrading & Petrochemicals