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ME­TECH   2012   to   Focus   on   Improving   Operational   Efficiency   Through  Technology Innovations The   Middle   East   downstream   sector   is   facing   numerous   challenges   including   low  margins,   overcapacity   and   increasingly   stringent   quality   environmental   regulations,  and the role of technology companies is now more important than ever to look for  ways to improve efficiency and process heavier, sourer crudes. “The demand for cleaner fuels and increasingly strict regulations on refined petroleum  products   requires refiners to adapt to new operating environments.   In addition to  these   pressures,   greater   use   of   heavy   crude   requires   innovative   technologies,  explains   Colin   Chapman,   Founder   and   President   of   Euro   Petroleum   Consultants  (EPC).  Innovation is key to realizing greater downstream potential”  Technology   will   help   plant   operators   to   improve   margins   and   get   ahead   of   the  competition in this ever­changing market environment.  Following   a   highly   successful   inaugural   event   in   January   2011   that   attracted   300  attendees   including   the   major   regional   operating   companies,   the   2nd   Middle   East  Technology   Forum   (ME­TECH   2012)   will   run   14­15   February   in   Dubai,   bringing  together all the key players across the gas processing, oil refining, residue upgrading   and petrochemical sectors.   Over two days of parallel sessions delegates will hear first hand presentations from  leading NOCs and IOCs on their latest projects and challenges ahead.   Fareed Mohamed Al­Jaberi,  Business Development Manager with TAKREER will be  speaking   on   TAKREER’s   world­class   refining   strategies,   Fuad   Mohammed   Mosa,  Manager,   Chemicals   Technology   Development   at   SABIC   will   present   on   optimum  plant operations and Sreeramachandran Kartha, General Manager, Refining Business  at Reliance will address delegates on the important topic of refining and petrochemical  integration principles and how they have employed them in Jamnagar. SIPCHEM and  SAMREF will also be presenting on their recent projects and experiences. Consultants from Purvin & Gertz, Wood McKenzie and CMAI will be evaluating the  market trends across all the downstream sectors, best investment opportunities and  examining the challenges and opportunities ahead. Leading specialists from Shell Global Solutions, UOP, Axens, Foster Wheeler, KBR ,  ExxonMobil and over twenty other technology, catalyst and equipment providers will  be   sharing   their   knowledge   and   offering   their   best   solutions   to   meet   operating  challenges.

An exhibition will run alongside the event in the networking area, allowing delegates to  maximize their attendance by visiting up to 40 stands where suppliers will be holding  demonstrations and displaying their latest products. “ME­TECH gives innovators and end­users a platform to exchange views on cutting­ edge downstream oil and gas technology solutions to improve margins and achieve  operational   excellence” said  Suzanne   Costello,  Head  of Events  at Euro  Petroleum  Consultants (EPC). Prior to the main conference on 13 February Criterion Catalysts and Foster Wheeler  will host concurrent complimentary half day seminars on their latest technologies and   solutions. ME­TECH will be followed directly by EPC’s high level strategy event,  Russia & CIS  Executive Summit on 16 & 17 February. For more information contact / Tel +44 20 7357 8394 

ME-TECH 2012 to Focus on Improving Operational Efficiency Through Technology Innovations