Conference Program

14 - 15 September 2022
Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Minister of Oil & Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Minister of Oil & Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
09:00 09:30

Conference Opening

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

09:00 09:05

Welcome Remarks Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Abdel Hadi Al Suhaimi

Executive President, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

09:05 09:15

Opening Remarks Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Bin Mubarak Bin Daina

Minister of Oil & Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

09:15 09:30

Keynote Session Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Hassan Al-Khaldi

General Manager, Olefins BU, SABIC

09:30 10:15

Keynote Session: Innovation Necessary for Driving Success in the Olefins Industry Dana Hall 1

Olefins products are essential to life itself. They preserve food, deliver safe drinking water, package sterile medical supplies, and reduce greenhouse gases by light weighting vehicles and packaging. Yet, this industry is at a cross roads. The industry has a remarkable safety and environmental record, yet its few incidents are often dramatic. Olefins production processes themselves are energy intensive, impacting climate change. Plastics waste is landfilled far too often, or worse yet, ends up in our oceans. Companies have set aggressive environmental, social, governance (ESG) goals from 2030 to 2050. The industry must quickly improve its carbon footprint and the recycling of its products to survive going forward. To meet these demands the industry must dramatically accelerate innovation. Risk adversity and sluggish procurement practices are the enemies of innovation. Artificial Intelligence deep learning process control, digital tools and other disruptive technologies that are ready now can improve short term carbon footprints more than 10 percent with low investment if we can remove those barriers. Such projects have short-term payouts and no regrets. Step changes beyond 15% carbon footprint improvement require more innovation and investment. Governments and customers demand real progress. To win the hearts and minds of our future work force we need to win these key battles. Shareholders demand efficient and profitable solutions as well. Can bio-based feedstocks, carbon capture and utilization or storage, plastics recycling and disruptive technologies really delivery a carbon neutral olefins future by 2050. The answer is yes, but only if we make real changes soon. This address will discuss key changes needed to succeed.

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Dan Coombs

Executive VP (retired), LyondellBasell

10:15 10:30

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Exhibition Area

10:30 11:15

Keynote Session: Capturing the Digitalization Opportunity in Ethylene Manufacturing Dana Hall 1

The multifold increases in computing speed, communications capability, and increased data storge capacities at a fraction of traditional costs has enabled deployment of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, 5G, IoT, Extended Reality, Voice Recognition technologies and Drones. Judicious combinations of these technologies can transform the way plants are being operated to tremendously improve efficiency, reduce safety risks, and make operations more reliable and environmentally friendly (sustainable). However early implementations of these technologies have seen a fair share of expensive failures. Most failures are not on account of the technology but on account of the implementation strategy. Over the past two decades Ingenero has helped Ethylene manufacturers in the GCC and USA make better use of their data using advanced data analytics and first principle-based modeling. With the criteria of “failure-is-not-an-option”; the experience Ingenero has gained in deploying digital AI-based solutions for process manufacturers has led to a best practices approach to get it right the first time. These technologies are driving the enhanced future of manufacturing operations and evolving operating paradigms as these technology-based solutions are utilized. Companies able to implement and utilize these technologies have a tremendous profitability advantage. The amount of activation energy in the form of time and money to get it going will vary significantly. This keynote will review successful strategies for Ethylene manufacturers for choosing and synthesizing the right technologies, their implementation, and, perhaps most importantly, for their ongoing effective use.

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

11:15 11:45

Plenary Speech: Capital Efficiency and Competitiveness Dana Hall 1

Introductory Remarks: Mark Eramo, Global Senior Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, and Chemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Dr. Richard Charlesworth

Executive Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights

11:45 12:40

Prayers, Lunch & Exhibition Networking

12:40 14:00

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Enhancing Reliability Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Amer Saleem

Superintendent - Process Engineering, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Increased Ethylene Furnace Efficiency and Control using Imaging Based Temperature Measurement and Visual Verification

Speaker

Alan O’Donoghue  

Applications Engineer – Asia Pacific & Middle East , J.M. Canty International Ltd

Ethane Cracker Furnace Coil Life Extension

Speaker

Chaeung Im

Process Engineer Ethane Cracker, Petro Rabigh

Impact of Sodium Contamination on the Cracking Furnace and Subsequent Cleanup Efforts

Speaker

Vishal Karate

Technology Associate (Hydrocarbon and Utility) , Sadara Chemical Company

Predicting Radiant Tube Failure Due to Alumina Protective Layer Pitting

Speaker

Mohammed Al-Qarni

Reliability Fixed Superintendent, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Application of Big Data, Digitalization and Optimization Dana Hall 2

Session Chair

Rob Howard

Senior Director - Enterprise Solution Consulting, Aspen Technology

Performance Optimization of Charge Gas Compressor In Ethylene Plant - Case Study

Speaker

Mohamed Fekry

Technical Lead Engineer , Compressor Controls Corporation

Real-Time Statistical Process Control of Ethylene and Its Derivatives

Speaker

Manoj Tiwari

Sr. Product Quality Specialist, Sadara Chemical Company

Digitalization of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Control Valves to Improve Operational Reliability

Speaker

Abhilash Nair

Director, Petrochemical Applications, Flowserve Corporation

Next Generation of Production Optimization Delivers Benefits for Ethylene Manufacturer

Speaker

Krishna Chada

Principal Solutions Consultant , Aspen Technology

14:00 14:15

Networking Break Exhibition Area

14:15 15:15

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Enhancing Reliability Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Dr. Mohammed AlRabie

Director - Engineering Department , Sadara Chemical Company

Online Repair of Leaking Condenser and Bypassing Tailing Tower Column

Speaker

Fahad Abdulrahman Al-Hilali

Process Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Thiophene – An Interesting Impurity From Naphtha Cracker

Speakers

Senthil Murugan Rajappan

Senior Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

Siva Kishore Kokkirapati

Lead Chemist, Sadara Chemical Company

How Transformative Catalyst is Breaking Convention in Ethylene Production

Speaker

Hussain Al Ramadan

Ethylene and Derivatives Catalyst Manager, Clariant Middle East

Capital Efficiency and Competitiveness Dana Hall 2

Session Chair

Muhammad Ilyas

Superintendent - Process Design Engineering , Sadara Chemical Company

Energy Savings for Steam Cracking Furnaces By Gas Turbine Integration

Speaker

Jelle-Gerard Wijnja

Technology Manager Ethylene Furnaces, Technip Energies

Process Intensification in the Petrochemical Industry: Olefins/Paraffins Separation

Speaker

Asma Said Khamis Al Kharusi

Assistant Professor , University of Science, Malaysia (USM)

Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Achieving 7% Improvement in Naphtha Furnace

Speaker

Shardul Shindadkar

Projects & Business Development, Ingenero Inc

15:15 15:45

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Exhibition Area

15:45 17:05

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Enhancing Reliability Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Dr. Mohammed AlRabie

Director - Engineering Department , Sadara Chemical Company

Extending Turnaround Cycle in Ethylene Plant through Continuous Proactive Asset Monitoring

Speaker

Shardul Shindadkar

Projects & Business Development, Ingenero Inc

Technology Development for Improving Performance of Cracking Furnace

Speaker

Shigemoto Matsueda

QA & Engineering Manager, Kubota Saudi Arabia Company L.L.C.

Protecting Pygas First Stage Hydrogenation Reactor in Ethylene Plant

Speaker

Faisal Al-Malki

Process Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Improvement of Acetylene Reactor Run Length

Speaker

Abdulrahman Bakri

Process Engineer Ethane Cracker, Petro Rabigh

Addressing Sustainability Challenges Dana Hall 2

Session Chair

Dr. Mohammad Nahid Siddiqui

Professor of Chemistry - Chemistry Department and IRC for Membranes & Water Security, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Low-Emission Cracking Furnace

Speaker

Peter Oud

Product Development Manager Ethylene , Technip Energies

How to Reduce CO2 Emissions of Steam Cracking Furnaces

Speaker

David J. Brown

Senior R&D Manager, AVGI

CO2 Reduction: A Cost Effective Solution to Provide Sustainability by Reducing GHG Emissions from an Ethylene Plant

Speaker

Jose De Barros

Vice President Ethylene Business Group, Lummus Technology

Sustainable CAPEX Efficient Ethane Cracker Designs

Speakers

Paul Langston

Chemical Engineer , KBR Technology

Michael J. Tallman

Director - Olefins Technology, KBR Technology

17:05 19:30

Break

19:30 19:45

Gala Dinner - Guest Arrival Dana Hall

19:45 22:00

Gala Dinner - Guest Arrival (Committee, Speakers, Delegates) Dana Hall

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