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Final Agenda

4 June 2019

 

Workshop schedule 

12:00pm – 1:00pm:

Lunch

12:00pm - 5:00pm:

Workshop

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Cocktail reception for workshop attendees

Pre-conference workshop hosted by

 

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There is no charge to attend, but event must be selected during the registration process. The event begins with lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm followed by the workshop until 5:00pm. A cocktail reception will be held for workshop participants from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

 

The future of the plant wide optimization

 

How will the increasing complexity of the oil and gas supply chains be handled in the future? What capabilities are needed today to be a frontrunner and winner in the digital revolution? These questions and more will be explored during the workshop.

 

Presentation of Neste Engineering Solutions: Matti Koskinen, Senior Technologist, Licensing

 

Planning energy efficiency for the future (process development approach): Jaako Laine, Sales Manager and Suvi Veräjänkorva, Product Manager, Energy Efficiency

 

Digitalized operator learning path including gamified simulation including an opportunity to try the gamified simulation yourself: Mika Neffling, Sales Manager and Prateek Agarwal, Product Manager, NAPCON Games

 

The future of the plant wide optimization: Venla Kuuluvainen, Sales Manager; Tomi Lahti, Product Manager and Samuli Bergman, Product Manager

 

 

5 June 2019

7:00am – 9:00am

Registration

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Remarks: Catherine Watkins, Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing

9:05am – 9:15am

Welcome Remarks: Patrick von Essen, Managing Director, Neste Engineering Solutions

9:15am – 9:45am

KEYNOTE: Transforming business for a low-carbon society: Peter Vanacker, Chief Executive Officer, Neste Oy

9:45am – 10:15am

KEYNOTE: European refining 2050: Turning vision into reality: Stephen George, Chief Economist, KBC

10:15am – 10:55am

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

TRACK ONE

Location: Fennia II

TRACK TWO

Location: Nordia

 

SESSION ONE:

REFINERY/PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION

SESSION TWO: ENVIRONMENT/SAFETY

10:55am – 11:25am

Refinery-petrochemical integration, what makes sense?: Fred Baars, Senior Director, Process Engineering, Fluor

Reducing operational risk in hydrocarbon industry using effective barrier health management and visualization: Vikas Deshmukh, Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited

 

11:25am – 11:55am

Sulfur, octane, petrochemicals: Joseph C. Gentry, Vice President Licensing and Technology, GTC Technology US, LLC

Development and application of S Zorb technology for producing ultra-low-sulfur gasoline:  Wei Lin, Director of the Laboratory for FCC Catalysts Research, SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

 

11:55am – 1:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH AND MINI-TECH SESSION featuring presentation from:

 

Unique ceramic coating technology for refining and petrochemical applications: Sanjay Lodha, Global Business Director - TUBACOAT, TUBACEX SPAIN

 

SESSION THREE:

PROCESS CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTATION AND AUTOMATION

SESSION FOUR:

CLEAN FUELS

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Mass balance and loss-control: A study in the process to identify and quantify losses at a refinery and best practices for managing these losses: Julie Valentine, Director, Refining Industry Flow Solutions, Emerson

 

High quality biofuels: Eni’s strategy: Raffaele Fronteddu, Licensing Out Support Development Manager, Eni SpA

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Automation does matter...significant improvement of soft sensor estimation by automation in bias correction: Susanta Sadhukhan, Senior Manager, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

 

Advanced routes to improved fuels, Matti Koskinen, Senior Technologist and Jan Wahlström, Sales Director, Technology Products and Services, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Accurate levels to optimize your bottom of the barrel processes: Thomas Klosa, Business Development Manager - Global Projects, Key Accounts,  VEGA Greishaber KG

 

Advances in Brazil’s biofuels initiatives: Carlos Fernando Machado, Process Engineer, Petrobras

3:00pm – 3:30pm

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

SESSION FIVE:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

SESSION SIX:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

3:30pm – 4:00pm

New trends in operator training: Andreas Frejborg, Sales Manager, NAPCON, Neste Engineering Solutions OY and Jan Steegstra, Director, Technology Marketing, Chevron Lummus Global

Maximize energy efficiency in your refinery operations: Eva Andersson, Refinery Industry Manager, Alfa Laval

4:00pm – 4:30pm

When digitization and transformation are not enough. Accelerate.: Livia Wiley, Industry Marketing Director, Oil & Gas/Chemicals, AVEVA

Improving the energy efficiency by column heat integration with a heat pump in a petrochemical plant: Mikko Rönkä, Manager, Technical Development Hydrocarbons, Borealis Polymers Oy and Suvi Verajankorva, Product Manager, Energy Efficiency, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy

 

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Digitalized learning path defining the future of competence development in the process industry: Pekka Qvist, Manager, UI and Usability Engineering, NAPCON, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy

 

Atmospheric process stream cooling & CUI reduction: Mike Piorkowski, President, Obetego, Incorporated and Joseph Petracco, Lead Process Design Engineering/Strategic Planning, Monroe Energy

 

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Use of digital twin to optimize refinery/petrochemical plant operations: Martin Turk, Consulting Business Partner, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Segment, Schneider Electric

 

Towards energy efficiency and profitability unlocking a hydrocracker’s full potential through operational adjustment: Mahmoud Ibrahim, Lead Operation Engineer, Saudi Aramco

 

5:30pm

CLOSING REMARKS

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Optional Networking Archipelago Dinner Cruise.

Additional cost: $150.00. Tickets may be purchased during registration and are limited to 60 persons. Your ticket includes a buffet dinner and two drink tickets.

 

6 June 2019

7:00am – 9:00am

Registration

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Remarks: Lee Nichols, Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing

9:05am – 9:35am

KEYNOTE: Circular economy and digitalization as strategic opportunities for the European petrochemical industry: Thomas Van de Velde, Vice President, BU Hydrocarbons and Energy, Borealis Polymers Oy

9:35am – 10:05am

KEYNOTE: European refining: How long until the IMO margins boost unwinds? Alan Gelder, Vice President, Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie

 

10:05am – 10:45am

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

TRACK ONE

Location: Fennia II

TRACK TWO

Location: Nordia

 

SESSION SEVEN:

CATALYSTS

SESSION EIGHT:

ADVANCES IN PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

10:45am – 11:15am

Maximizing existing xylene loop profitability: Michel Molinier, Licensing Technical Sales Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and Takahiro Sakaguchi, Idemitsu Kosan Company Limited

 

K-Pro for on-purpose propylene production: Natalie Kiser, Director of Marketing and Strategy, KBR Technology

11:15am – 11:45am

High throughput testing of naphtha reforming catalysts: Christopher Federsel, Team Leader, Chemicals, hte GmbH

 

Recent advances in para-xylene technology: Sneha Hingorani, Licensing and Business Development Manager, BP Petrochemicals

11:45am – 12:15pm

CelestiaTM: How a new bulk metal catalyst can contribute to margin improvement: Dean Parker

Technical Sales Manager, Downstream Catalysts

ExxonMobil Catalyst and Licensing and Barbara Slettenhaar, Global Business Manager, Albemarle

Triple-lane layout for enhanced cracking coil performance: Johan van der Eijk, Process Manager, TechnipFMC

 

12:15pm – 1:15pm

NETWORKING LUNCH AND MINI-TECH SESSIONS

 

 

SESSION NINE:

POLICY, IMO REGULATIONS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

SESSION TEN:

MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Integrating energy sources to reduce dangerous emissions including CO2 ones: Giorgio Dodero, President, IPG Industrial Project Group Srl

 

Benefit from applying RAM analysis in different phases of the plant lifecycle: Youssef Abbaoui, Engineering Specialist, Saudi Aramco

1:45pm – 2:15pm

The global plastics issue can be solved—Our waste is our resource: Tomi Nyman, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting

  

Remaining life assessment for heater tubes - A designer’s perspective: Rajesh Patel, Deputy General Manager, Engineers India Limited

 

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Kilpilahti area in transformation towards bio-and-circular economy: Jaakko Laine, Account Manager, Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy 

 

Atmospheric corrosion of H&I tubes exposed to marine environments: Jonas Höwing, Technical Marketing Specialist, Sandvik Materials Technology

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Climate change, electric cars, plastics ban: The challenging outlook for oil demand: Cuneyt Kazokoglu, Director, Long term Oil Service & Head of Oil Demand, FGE

 

Establishing need for robust evaluation of damaged/failed passive fire protection: David Wickham, Technical Manager- Fire Protection, AkzoNobel

3:15pm – 3:45pm

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

SESSION ELEVEN:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

SESSION TWELVE:

CATALYSTS

3:45pm – 4:15pm

The move to digital transformation, Joseph McMullen, Marketing Director: Strategic and Corporate Partnerships, AVEVA

Advanced optimization for maximum performance of an aromatics plant: Petteri Timonen, Senior APC Engineer, Borealis Polymers  Oy

 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Digitalizing and enhancing EPC customer experience, Oscar Bronsveld, Director Global Project Sales Management, Metso

A plant-wide optimization using site integration and artificial neural networks: Deepak Pal, Scientist, SABIC

 

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Modelling a better future:  Michael Foral, Process Modelling Advisor, BP

Revamping a hydroprocessing unit into a mild hydrocracker to increase flexibility and margins: Pankaj Desai, Licensing Sales Manager, Shell Global Solutions

 

5:15pm – 5:45pm

Case study: Artificial intelligence predicts process behavior and suggests operator action: Samuli Bergman,  Product Manager, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy

Develop reactor internals for optimizing reactor design: Gyu-Bok Kim, Principal Engineer, Separation and Distillation SME, GS Engineering and Construction

 

5:45pm

CLOSING REMARKS

7 June 2019 Refinery Tour

8:00am – 8:30am

Badge Pickup for tour and coffee service

*There is no fee to attend the tour, however the tour must be selected during the registration process.

8:45am

Depart Scandic Grand Marina Hotel

9:30am – 10:00am

Arrive at Kilpilahti refinery for coffee and networking

10:00am – 11:00am

Refinery presentations:

* Neste Kilpilahti operations: Marko Pekkola, Vice President, production, Neste Oy

* Circular economy as vehicle for Neste's growth, Neste's waste plastics project: Petri Lehmus, Vice President, R&D, Neste Oy

* Carbon neutral future: Salla Roni-Poranen, Managing Director, Locations Leader and Polyolefins Operations Manager, Borealis Polymers Oy

11:00am – 1:00pm

Tour of refinery, Borealis’ petrochemical plant and combined-heat-and-power plant

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch hosted by Neste Oy

2:00pm

Bus departs back to Helsinki. You will return to the venue by 3:00pm.


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