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‫ سلطنة عمان‬،‫تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز‬

Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman

SUPPORTED BY

HOSTED BY

CONGRESS & EXHIBITION 2- 4 September 2019

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

worldheavyoilcongress.com

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

SILVER SPONSOR

MAHA ENERGY

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

ORGANISERS OF

JUNE 11 - 13, 2019

ORGANISED BY

11 – 13 February 2020 Egypt International Exhibition Centre


EVENT OVERVIEW F O S T E R I N G G L O B A L C O L L A B O R A T I O N F O R A F I T T E R H E AV Y O I L I N D U S T R Y Reports suggest by 2030 the global crude oil demand will be about 89 MMbbls/day, approximately 30% of that production is expected to come from heavy oil. Technological innovations, advancements in enhanced oil recovery methods and infrastructural upgrades are increasingly making it possible to explore and upgrade heavy and extra-heavy oil, enabling the oil and gas producing countries to meet increasing consumption, growing demand and production levels. Launched in 2006 in China, and thereafter travelling to heavy oil producing countries including Venezuela, Canada, United States of America and the United Kingdom, the World Heavy Oil Congress & Exhibition hosted its 9th edition in the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 and welcomed heavy oil professionals from over 41 countries. As a full stream event, WHOC 2019 will host 120 international speakers as part of its two-day Strategic Conference and three-day Technical Conference, providing heavy oil professionals with an exceptional opportunity for knowledge exchange and learning. Supporting the conference is a three-day International Exhibition where businesses will showcase their products, innovations and new technologies and services for the heavy oil industry. The Exhibition provides the industry with a dedicated platform to do business and network with existing and new clients.

W H AT TO E X P E C T AT W H O C 2 0 1 9

3,000

80

Global Attendees

500

Exhibiting Companies

120

Conference Delegates

Expert Speakers

52

30

2

Participating Countries

Conference Sessions

Dedicated Conference Tracks


T H E W O R L D ’ S L E A D I N G H E AV Y O I L E V E N T T H R O U G H O U T T H E Y E A R S

UK

CANADA

CONGRESS & EXHIBITION

USA

CHINA

2 - 4 September 2019 Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

VENEZUELA

OM A N

2006 China

2009 Venezuela

2012 UK

2015 Canada

1,126 Attendees 120 Papers

1,350 Attendees 28 Countries | 112 Papers

1,393 Attendees 30 Countries | 135 Papers

1,782 Attendees 31 Countries | 127 Papers

2008 Canada

2011 Canada

2014 USA

1,596 Attendees 29 Countries | 133 Papers

2,979 Attendees 30 Countries | 135 Papers

1,033 Attendees 31 Countries | 130 Papers

2018 Oman 1,659 Attendees 41 Countries | 336 Papers

2016 Canada 2,200 Attendees 36 Countries | 215 Papers

2019 Oman 2 - 4 September 2019 31 Countries | 250 Papers


WHO WILL YOU MEET? B R E A K D OW N BY G E O G R A P H I C A L R E G I O N Africa

55%

23%

10%

6%

6%

Middle East

Europe

Americas

Africa

Asia

B R E A K D OW N BY I N D U ST RY

National Oil Companies

International Oil Companies

Drilling Companies

Refineries

Technology Providers

EOR Companies

EPC Contractors

Petrochemical Producers

Subsea Services

Pipeline & Storage Companies

Oilfield Services Company

Investors

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Address key challenges and opportunities with experts and likeminded colleagues from the heavy oil community around the globe

Hear from the industry’s esteemed advisors and keynote speakers on future developments

Reconnect with existing customers and establish new relationships through extensive networking opportunities


2019 ADVISORY BOARD CONGRESS CHAIRMEN Dr. Saleh bin Ali Al Anboori Director General of Planning and Studies Ministry of Oil and Gas Sultanate of Oman

Junaid Ghulam Field Development Manager Petroleum Development Oman

A DV I S O RY B OA R D M E M B E R S Dr Ali Al Gheithy Petroleum Engineering Function Director Petroleum Development Oman

Adnan Al Lawati Vice President – Operations Occidental of Oman

Dr.S.K.Mazumdar Executive Director (Refining Technology) IndianOil R&D

Mohammed Al Balushi Special Projects Manager Occidental of Oman

Junaid Ghulam Field Development Manager Petroleum Development Oman

Jiri Hajek Director of Development and Innovation Vice Chairman of Board of Directors Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education

There are people who say that Heavy Oil is a sun setting industry with the advent of renewables and there isn’t much to be had in heavy oil. Well you need to just be here to see the energy, vibe and attendance to actually see that people are hungry and thirsty and we want to make the best of the resources that we have been endowed with. Heavy oil is here to stay for a long time to come; and here, at the conference, we have been engaging, networking, and interacting on how to take back all the learnings and knowledge to continue to responsibly sustain heavy oil for decades to come.

T H E W H O C 2 0 1 8 S T R A T E G I C C O N F E R E N C E WA S L E D B Y H I G H L E V E L SPEAKERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS INCLUDING: His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy Minister of Oil & Gas Sultanate of Oman

His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil Kingdom of Bahrain

Amran Marhubi Technical Director Petroleum Development Oman

Steve Kelly President & General Manager Occidental of Oman Inc.

Luca Bertelli Chief Exploration Officer Eni

Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri CEO Mubadala Petroleum

Giacomo Rispoli Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management & Supply and Licensing Department Eni Refining & Marketing

Steven Moss CEO GlassPoint Solar

Dr.S.K.Mazumdar Executive Director (Refining Technology) IndianOil R&D

Dr. SM Farouq Ali Professor of Petroleum Engineering University of Houston

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2019 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS CHAIRMAN

Dr Rifaat Al Mjeni EOR Portfolio Leader Petroleum Development Oman

T.K. Sengupta Director (Exploration and Production) Federation of Petroleum Industry (FIPI)

Carmen Hind EOR Technology Chief Ecopetrol

Ales Vrablik Head of the Laboratory of Refinery Unipetrol

Eric Delamaide General Manager IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc

Vikas Gupta Deputy General Manager FP & E Department HPCL

Dr Renke Rommerskirchen Global Technical Manager EOR Sasol Performance Chemicals

Nader Mosavat Director of Programmes Faculty of Engineering and Technology Muscat University

Abdulazim Marafie Senior Research Scientist Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research

Erik Sellman Domain Champion Oil & Electrostatistics Schlumberger

Nasser Al Arzi Cluster Leader Bahja/Rima Asset Petroleum Development Oman

Soujatya Mukherjee Chemical EOR & Heavy Oil Specialist Wintershall

Vaclav Lastovka Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman

Ali Mohamed A.Karim Alansari Superintendent LSDP Section Oil Processing Department South BAPCO

Rafael E. Hincapie Senior EOR Engineer TECH Center & Lab OMV

Ali Mohamed Head-Heavy Oil Reservoir Management Team Tatweer Petroleum

Sultan Al Amiri Reservoir Characterization Manager Occidental of Oman

Dr Xudong Jing Manager Shell Technology Oman Shell Development Oman LLC

Talal Aulaqi EOR Front End Development Manager Petroleum Development Oman

W H O C T E C H N I C A L C O N F E R E N C E C AT E G O R I E S : Reservoir Prospecting to Well Completion

Downstream Processing: Refining, Petrochemicals, Operations & Transportation

Exploration, Production & Field Development

Downstream Processes: Storage, Marketing & Distribution

Enhanced Oil Recovery – Innovation, Development, Research

Project Management

Heavy Oil Technologies, Data Management & Internet of Things

Operational Excellence, Maintenance & HSE

NEW FOR 2019 NEW FOR 2019

2019 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE IN NUMBERS

250

20

18

ABSTRACTS RECEIVED

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

8

80

31

ACROSS CATEGORIES

TECHNICAL SPEAKERS

FROM COUNTRIES


STRATEGIC CONFERENCE SESSIONS DAY 1 - MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2019 08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Remarks By Congress Chairmen

09:20 – 10:00

Future-proofing the heavy oil sector: Encouraging global collaboration and cooperation and redefining strategies and policies on a governmental level Energy systems around the world are going through rapid transitions that will bring about important changes to the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes and power our industries. With the global energy demand increasingly pivoting towards clean energy and lower carbon emissions, renewable energy sources are expected to hold a larger share in the future energy mix currently dominated by oil and gas. • Analysts expect the global demand for oil will peak in 2030 at 108 million barrels per day. How are oil producers combating this today? How can smart technology support the industry in producing and upgrading heavy and extra-heavy oil in an environmentally-friendly way? How can governments enable innovation in their countries? • From agile fiscal contract agreements to boost IOC involvement to attracting investments from foreign investors, how are governments redefining strategies and policies in the current geopolitical climate? How do decisions by international bodies such as OPEC, MARPOL and IMO amongst others impact governmental policies? • How are governments supporting the midstream and downstream sectors? With policies favouring the molecule-sourcing upstream sector, how is this impacting the refining and upgrading of heavy oil? What change is required at the governmental and inter-governmental levels to support policies that will accelerate growth and enable refineries to upgrade infrastructure, invest in research and development and facilitate rapid technology innovation?

10:00 – 11:00

Exhibition Inauguration & Coffee

11:00 – 11:45

Producing more with less: Leveraging new technologies and realigning strategies to improve recovery in current economic climate • Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are leading the way in producing more with less, is the Middle East the new hub of heavy oil recovery? How could this change the way heavy oil is produced and traded globally? • With over 1 trillion barrels of potentially recoverable oil in existing mature fields and an approximate 4,600 billion barrels of heavy and extra-heavy crude, are we innovating technologically at the required pace? How are we leveraging existing technologies to improve recovery sustainably and in an environmental-friendly manner?

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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE SESSIONS DAY 1 - MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2019 • Workforces in the Middle East are exposed to light oil and gas operations. With increased heavy oil operations and EOR methods employed to increase recovery from mature fields, how are CEOs and business leaders training their workforce? Can a collaborative approach with producers in Canada, United States, Venezuela and other heavy oil producing countries enable a stronger, leaner workforce equipped? • With sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, how are producers meeting the demand for heavy oil from Asian countries? What kind of new deals and contractual agreements are in place to offer a win-win situation to producers and consumers? • Medium to long term outlook: what will the heavy oil industry look like in 10 years from today? What can we do today to ensure an upward movement on the growth graph? 11:45 – 12:30

Attracting investments and securing project finances across the value chain: a holistic perspective in oil and gas • In 2018, Clean Energy Investments exceeded USD 300 billion. How has this impacted oil and gas projects? How much of this has been enabled by the perception pessimism against the industry? • Evaluating the breadth and depth of a diverse corporate strategy on attracting investments – from short cycle investments to project finance and IPOs. How have these unconventional approaches enabled attraction of investment, whilst effectively managing associated geopolitical and pricing risks? • Dissecting asset consolidation, M&A and JVs as an effective route to reshaping portfolios and diversifying into alternative markets and businesses • Increasingly, NOCs are adopting flexible means of structuring the monetisation of their upstream resources; simultaneously accelerating their downstream activities. How can host governments support IOCs and service providers with flexible regulatory policies to attract more investment into the country and enable more oil and gas projects to be undertaken? • Smart-financing: are cryptocurrencies the future of investments for oil and gas projects? How can oil and gas companies effectively utilise intelligent analytics and data to attract investments with calculated risks?

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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE SESSIONS DAY 1 - MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2019 12:30 – 13:30

Roundtable Discussions

In-country value programme: Harnessing Omani potential in the oil and gas industry

Capitalising on future opportunities through a diverse workforce

• Review of the Omani ICV Programme from 2013 – 2019: achievements, opportunities and possibilities

• Inclusion & Diversity: What is it? Why is it important? How can it affect your bottom line? How can intuitive I&D policies on a governmental level benefit Oman’s ICV initiatives in oil and gas?

• Engaging with expats to fuse global perspectives and experiences with local knowledge to stimulate innovation, efficiency and productivity

• Analysing how cultural and cognitive biases play a critical role in hiring and developing people

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch & Networking

14:30 – 15:15

The economists’ perspective: Hydrocarbons business in the age of geopolitical uncertainty, shifting alliances, trade wars and game changing digital strategies • Analysing the impact of accelerated boost in clean energy investments and decarbonisation regulations on the oil and gas sector with focus on talent attraction, capital investments and fiscal policies • Evaluating fiscal contracts against the backdrop of current geopolitical risks, trade wars and shifting alliances • From creating diversified portfolios to forging unconventional strategic alliances - digging deeper into how oil and gas companies can secure and future-proof their portfolios in a lower carbon world • China’s Belt Road Initiative will connect over 65 countries, collectively, holding up to 75% of the world’s known energy resources. How is this forecasted to affect supply and demand of hydrocarbons in the future, particularly for emerging markets?

15:15

Close of Day 1 of Strategic Conference

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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE SESSIONS DAY 2 - TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:45

Developing a robust value chain: Advancing innovation in refinery operations, infrastructure and technologies to derive maximum value products • Digital transformation can cut refinery operational costs by more than 10 percent, translating into millions of dollars of savings per year. Evaluating current technologies in upgrading of heavy crude, are these ‘fit-for-purpose’? • Environmental Regulation: Assessing what IMO Regulations and EU Regulations mean for upgrading of heavy oil and for refineries processing this heavy crude, are these regulations a boon or bane? • Attracting investments in the downstream sector for research and development and infrastructure upgrades, is the time right? Is there a future for heavy oil? • New Avenues: Will refineries benefit from exploring newer avenues such as conversion of heavy fuels with bio fuels; interblending heavier fuels; or converting heavier fuels directly into petrochemicals? Why are these avenues not being explored?

09:45 – 10:45

Roundtable Discussions

Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks

Embracing digitalisation through incremental innovation and top down approach

• Examining cyber security threats across the value chain and how connected technology for daily operations pose an enormous threat to your critical infrastructure

• What is incremental innovation? How is it beneficial for larger and smaller corporations? Is incremental innovation possible in today’s rapidly dynamic and evolving market?

• Embracing collaboration between public and private sector to combat cyberattacks and securing assets • Evaluating how companies are investing in staff education and awareness of cyber threats and frauds thereby reducing risks by 80%

• Getting CEOs and business leaders to assume ownership of digital transformation within the organisation and why a top down approach is critical for your organisation to embrace digitalisation • Creating a long-term road, attracting talent and building an equipped workforce that can help realise and sustain the organisation’s digitisation ambitions, where are we and how far do we need to go?

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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE SESSIONS DAY 2 - TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 10:45 – 11:15

Coffee & Tour of Exhibition

11:15 – 12:30

Roundtable Discussions

Upstream heavy oil

Downstream heavy oil

• Upstream and midstream heavy oil project updates

• Downstream heavy oil project updates – refinery upgrades to meet with IMO Regulations, expansion projects, moving further downstream

• Emerging markets – financial investments, new projects, challenges and innovations

12:30 – 13:15

• Operational excellence, expenditure control and adopting newer technologies

Closing panel: Committee perspective Bringing together the 2019 Technical and Advisory Committees for their insights on organising the World Heavy Oil Congress, selection of Technical Papers and their perspective on the future of the heavy oil sector.

13:30

Close of Day 2 and Close of WHOC 2019 Strategic Conference

WHOC 2019 CONFERENCE FEES Conference Programme

Early Bird Rate (Available until Thursday 27 June)

Standard Rate (Available from Friday 28 June)

Strategic and Technical

USD 1,465

USD 1,630

Strategic only

USD 890

USD 990

Technical only

USD 710

USD 790

Student

USD 160

USD 160

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‫ سلطنة عمان‬،‫تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز‬

Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman

SUPPORTED BY

HOSTED BY

CONGRESS & EXHIBITION 2- 4 September 2019

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

worldheavyoilcongress.com

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