Conference Program

17 - 18 October 2023   |   Grand Hyatt Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


09:00 09:20

Keynote Session


Usman Mushtaq

Supply Chain Director, Sadara Chemical Company

09:20 09:40

Keynote Session


Dr. Wael A. Fouad

Director, IRC for Refining and Advanced Chemicals, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

09:40 10:10

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking

10:10 11:40

Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Capital Efficiency and Competitiveness


Dr. Steve Hall

Retired - Director of Digital Applications, Siemens

Stabilizer Fuel Gas Integration


Ali Al-Harbi

Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Design Philosophies for a Mixed Feed Cracker


Bruno Destour

Head of Olefin & Circularity department, Technip Energies

Improvement Operational Flexibility and Capital Efficiency of the Olefin Plant through Modification and Optimization of the Liquid Cracking Furnace for Ethane Cracking.


Davoud Jafari far

Technical Services and Engineering Manager, Jam Petrochemical Co.

Mehdi Seifollahi

Head of Process engineering Dep., Jam Petrochemical Co. (invited)

Ourmazd Dehghani

Head of Olefin Plant Operationon, Jam Petrochemical Co. (invited)

Negar Mosadegh

Senior olefin process engineer, Jam Petrochemical Co. (invited)

Sreekumar Maroor

Principal Consultant Engineer, Siemens Energy, Inc

Addressing Sustainability Challenges


Saifuddin Sheikh

Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, Aspen Technology

Using Low Carbon Hydrogen for Olefins Decarbonization: Operational and Economic Considerations


Abduljelil Iliyas

Lead Scientist, SABIC (invited)

Manuel Dias

Solution Advisor – Production and Value Chain Optimization, Aspen Technology (invited)

Decarbonizing the Ethylene Industry: “Hobson’s Choice”


Nafees Ahmad

Senior Process Engineer, TASNEE

Large Machine Electric Drives – How Experience in LNG Can be Applied to Ethylene Plants


Martin Mayer


Sheriff Nossair

Senior Manager, MCDERMOTT (invited)

Aivars Krumins

Global VP Downstream, MCDERMOTT (invited)

11:40 12:40

Prayers, Lunch & Exhibition Networking 

12:40 14:10

Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Application of Big Data, Digitalization and Optimization


Dr. Steve Hall

Retired - Director of Digital Applications, Siemens

SPYRO® for Asset Management (SAM®) a New Advisory Product Leveraging SPYRO® throughout the Ethylene Plant Organization


Dr. Marco van Goethem

Manager Pyrotec and Digital Solutions | Senior Technology Expert, Technip Energies

SPCo Ethylene Plant Change in Operating Philosophy to Maximize Earnings


Hassan S Al-Ameer

Senior Engineer - Production Ethylene Hot Spco, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem) (invited)

Ryan Snell

Manager - Ethylene Operations, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem) (invited)

Abdullah M Al-Khalfan

Staff Engineer - Prod. Ethylene Cold . SPCO, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem) (invited)

Sam Congiundi

Advanced Process Control Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem) (invited)

Veolia’s Comprise* Analytic Tool for Ethylene Cracked Gas Compressor System Assets, Helps Producers Meet Their Sustainability Objectives


Jeffrey Castetter

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Naveen Agrawal

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Enhancing Reliability


Yvon Simon

Ethylene Technology Manager - Process and Technologies Division , Technip Energies

Increased Cracking Furnace Efficiency and Control, Using Visual Spectrum Temperature Measurement with Visual Verification


Alan O’Donoghue  

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

Increasing Reliability of Caustic Scrubber By Treatment Program and Monitoring


Mahesh Ashrit

Lead Engineer - Downstream Chemicals, Baker Hughes

EC Furnace Integrity Management & Enhancement


Karan Potnis

Sr Engineer I, Static, Tasnee Petrochemicals (invited)

14:10 14:40

Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking

14:40 16:10

Technical Sessions

2 Sessions

Addressing Sustainability Challenges


Dr. Mohammad Nahid Siddiqui

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

Achieving overall Sustainability through Augmented Intelligence powered Digital Solutions


Mayuresh Mokal

Digital Solutions Client Engagement, Ingenero Inc

Al-Fayez Abdulaziz

Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Integration of OCM & Steam Cracker for CO2 Reduction


Jose De Barros

Vice President Ethylene Business Group, Lummus Technology (invited)

New Polysulfide Agent - Enhanced Performance for a Sustainable Operation

Mitigating Risk and Prioritizing Safety


Dr. Basim Abussaud

Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Thorough and Safe Decontamination of a Water Quench System within a Day


Berthold Otzisk

Senior Product Manager Process, Kurita AquaChemie

Mohamed Hudhaifa

Local Technical Manager, Kurita AquaChemie (invited)

Subrato Saha

Director, Kurita AquaChemie (invited)

Fire Initiation inside Ethylene Cracking Furnace Fire Box


Moutaz Alqarni

Engineer I, Monomer Operations, TASNEE (invited)

Brownfield Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for Ethylene Plants. Operational Safety impact and lessons learned


Leonardo Carpio Bustamante

Inprocess Technology & Consulting Group, S.L.

16:10 16:20

Closing Remarks

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