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
08:15 08:30

Opening Remarks Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media


Shakeel Kadri

Executive Director & CEO, CCPS

08:30 08:50

Keynote Session - Future Outlook of Ethylene and Olefins Dana Hall 1

Mr. Mutlaq H. Al-Morished, CEO of Tasnee will share his insights on the evolving international landscape of the ethylene industry and this will be analysed with emphasis on the Middle East.

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media


Mutlaq H. Al-Morished


08:50 09:10

Technical Session - Plant Sustainability Industry 4.0 Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media


Yousef Al-Haddad

Ethylene Sr. Production Engineer - Innovation Enabler , EQUATE Petrochemical Company

Plant Sustainability Industry 4.0

09:10 09:30

Technical Session - Using Thermal Imaging and a Cloud Platform to Optimize Cracking Furnace Efficiency in Real Time Dana Hall 1

Master of Ceremony

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media


Thomas Heinzerling

Senior VP Advanced Operations, Linde

James Cross

Global Industry Manager, AMETEK, Inc.

Using Thermal Imaging and A Cloud Platform to Optimize Cracking Furnace Efficiency In Real Time

09:30 09:45

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking Exhibition Area

09:45 10:45

Executive Panel Discussion: Digitalization for Ethylene Dana Hall 1

Ethylene production is one of the most energy intensive petrochemical processes and the pressure to improve is growing. Digitalization can be the most capital efficient means of making ethylene plants more profitable, reliable and sustainable. Applying data analytics such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to existing data can result in more timely insights that remove variability, identify operational efficiency gaps, and increase unit availability. While digitalization software tools abound; success requires carefully defining the objectives upfront and then crafting a highly customized solution, utilizing the appropriate technology tools that best meet the objective, for the ultimate user. A combination of domain, software and data analytics expertise is necessary and requires ongoing management commitment, to ensure the necessary transformation and continuous value capture EMET 2022 has a preeminent panel of distinguished experts that includes Ethylene executives that have successfully implemented digitalization programs for their operations and digitalization executives that have provided the software, implementation and expertise to achieve digital transformation for their Ethylene clients. Panelists will provide their perspective on keys to success, problems encountered and the best technology to utilize for the Ethylene industry.


Nadia Al Amoudi

Executive Director, Strategy and Operational Excellence , Saudi National Center for Environmental Compliance


Saifuddin Sheikh

Director - Business Consulting Operations, Aspen Technology

Ahmed Al-Zahrani

Business & Services Vice President, Sadara Chemical Company

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Arun Babu

Regional Head of Business Development, KBR Inc.

10:45 11:00

Networking Break Exhibition Area

11:00 12:00

Executive Panel Discussion: Actionable Sustainability in Ethylene Manufacture Dana Hall 1

Ethylene producers have long been focused on several key elements that drive their competitiveness: Attractive Feedstock, Low Capital Cost, High Reliability and Low Operating Costs. Strong performance in these critical areas have been the keys to long term success. The global focus on Sustainability adds two new critical elements to this list: reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and elimination of plastic waste. New business strategies, investments and technologies will be required to achieve the reductions that global standards will demand in the next few years. EMET 2022 is pleased to be offering a panel of distinguished experts that will discuss development and implementation of actionable sustainability strategies that apply to the ethylene industry. Panelists will offer perspectives on technology, facilities, regulatory frameworks and geopolitical enablers that will drive this significant change to our industry.


Badr S. Aljohani

Sustainability Manager - EHS&S , Sadara Chemical Company


Dan Coombs

Executive VP (retired), LyondellBasell

Jim Middleton

Group Vice President, Ethylene Product Line and Technologies, Technip Energies

Eid Saad Al Juaid

Executive Director, Licensing and Compliance, Saudi National Center for Environmental Compliance

Salem N Al-Duhami

Olefins Research Fellow, SABIC

12:00 12:45

Prayers, Lunch & Exhibition Networking

12:45 13:45

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Mitigating Risk and Prioritizing Safety Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Amer Saleem

Advisor SCP JCP, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Impact of Modularisation of Ethylene Plant on HSE Design practices


Jerome Hocquet

Risk Quantification Department Head – HSE Design | Process and Technology Division, Technip Energies

Effective Learning Curve Through Swiss Cheese Model Application in Incident Management System


Nileshkumar Patel

Process Safety Technology Leader, Sadara Chemical Company

A Case of Successful & Safe Project Completion - Ethylene Oxide & Propylene Pipeline for Value Park


Muhammad Ilyas

Superintendent Process Design Engineering, Sadara Chemical Company

Application of Big Data, Digitalization and Optimization Dana Hall 2

Session Chair

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Improve Margins By Aligning Planning and APC Using Dynamic Real Time Optimization for Ethylene Plants


Satyadev Susarla

Principal Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

Effective Use of Hybrid Modeling Using Big Data to Enhance Process Efficiency & Energy Optimization in Ethylene Plant in Real Time


Nihar Gulwadi

Regional Head - MENA, Ingenero Inc

Delivering on SABIC's Sustainability Goals through Real Time Energy Optimization


Azzam Homeida

Operation & Sustainability Engineer , SABIC - KEMYA

Faisal Baksh

Principal Solution Consultant, Aspen Technology

Sandeep Ghorpade

Senior Solution Consultant, Aspen Technology

13:45 14:00

Networking Break Exhibition Area

14:00 15:00

Parallel Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Enhancing Reliability Dana Hall 1

Session Chair

Fadi Mhaini

Managing Director - MENA, Lummus Technology

Optimization in Ethylene Cold Section Distillation Columns (Debutanizer and C3 Splitter Columns)


Abdullah Al-Zeer

Process Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Suez WTS Yield Up Anti-Coke Technology for Steam Cracking Furnaces


Joop Dees

Product Application, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Improved Dilution Steam Generation Operational Reliability


Dr. Bhaskar Reddy Aluri

Lead Scientist, Sabic Technology Centre

Thamer A Al-Seraihi

Manager, Process Engineering, SABIC - YANSAB

Deepak Sharma

Sr. Innovation & Petrochemical Technologist , Nalco Water An Ecolab Co.

Addressing Sustainability Challenges Dana Hall 2

Session Chair

Yvon Simon

Ethylene Technology Manager - Process and Technologies Division , Technip Energies

Hppe Plant Ethylene Purge Recovery Enhancement


Rayyan Radhan

Production Assistant Manager, Sadara Chemical Company

The Wonder of Garbage: How to Turn Plastic Waste Into Cracker Feedstock?


Veronique Reich

Principal Process Engineer, Olefins Technology, Technip Energies

Addressing Sustainability in Olefins Feedstock Selection and Production Planning & Optimization


Manuel Dias

Solution Advisor – Production and Value Chain Optimization, Aspen Technology

Piyush Jain

Principal Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

15:00 15:15

Closing Remarks Dana Hall 1

Conference Chairman

Abdel Hadi Al Suhaimi

Executive President, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

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