Conference Program

14 - 15 September 2022   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
08:30 09:00

Conference Opening

08:30 08:35

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)

08:35 08:45

Opening Remarks Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain (invited)

08:45 09:00

Keynote Session Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Zahrani

VP Chemical BU, SABIC

09:00 09:45

Keynote Session: Addressing Sustainability Challenges Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Speaker

Dan Coombs

Executive VP (retired), LyondellBasell

09:45 10:00

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Entrance Foyer, Second Level, Gulf Convention Centre

10:00 10:45

Keynote Session: Applications of Big Data, Digitalization and Optimization Dana Hall 1

Speaker

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

10:45 11:00

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Entrance Foyer, Second Level, Gulf Convention Centre

11:00 11:30

Keynote Session : Regional Industry Perspective

A senior speaker representing a regional producer will share their insight on the evolving international landscape of the ethylene industry and this will be analysed with emphasis on the Middle East.

11:30 12:00

Plenary Speech: Capital Efficiency and Competitiveness Dana Hall 1

Introductory Remarks: Mark Eramo, Global Senior Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, and Chemicals, IHS Markit

Speaker

Dr. Richard Charlesworth

Executive Director, IHS Markit

12:00 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

ProcessEngineering Department, Engineering & Support, Petro Rabigh

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

Speaker

Vishal Karate

Technology Associate, 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 II

Session Chair

Rob Howard

Vice President - MENA, Aspen Technology

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

Speaker

Ahmed Adel

Account Manager - Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Compressor Controls Corp CCC

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

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Entrance Foyer, Second Level, Gulf Convention Centre

14:15 15:15

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Enhancing Reliability Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Gregory E. Yeo

Chief Engineer (retired), ExxonMobil Chemical

Extending Turnaround Cycle in Ethylene Plant through Continuous Proactive Asset Monitoring

Speaker

Shardul Shindadkar

Asst. Manager – Sales & Marketing, Ingenero Inc

Thiophene – An Interesting Impurity From Naphtha Cracker

Speakers

Senthil Murugan Rajappan

Sadara Chemical Company

Siva Kishore Kokkirapati

Sadara Chemical Company

How Transformative Catalyst is Breaking Convention in Ethylene Production

Speaker

Hussain Al Ramadan

Ethylene and Derivatives Catalyst Manager, CLARIANT

Capital Efficiency and Competitiveness Dana Hall ll

Moderator

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

Asst. Manager – Sales & Marketing, Ingenero Inc

15:15 15:45

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Entrance Foyer, Second Level, Gulf Convention Centre

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

Online Repair of Leaking Condenser and Bypassing Tailing Tower Column

Speaker

Fahad Abdulrahman Al-Hilali

Process Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Technology Development for Improving Performance of Cracking Furnace

Speaker

Shigemoto Matsueda

QA & Engineering Manager, Kubota Saudi Arabia, 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 Engineering Department, Engineering & Support, Petro Rabigh

Addressing Sustainability Challenges Dana Hall II

Session Chair

Yvon Simon

Ethylene Technology Manager , Technip Energies

Low-Emission Cracking Furnace

Speaker

Tijn van Boekel

Sr. Process Engineer, 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 18:15

Break

18:15 18:30

Gala Dinner - Guest Arrival Outdoor Terrace, Gulf Convention Centre

18:30 20:00

Gala Dinner Outdoor Terrace, Gulf Convention Centre

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