تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

Supported by

The refining and petrochemical industries are mature markets, greatly contributing to the growth of the energy sector. With the industry’s transition to lower-carbon operations and the implementation of new sustainable and circular economy strategies, the downstream industry has started to reposition its course. Vertical upstream, midstream and downstream integration is a key driver for the energy industry and provides unparalleled opportunities for oil, gas and energy professionals.

The ADIPEC 2021 Downstream Technical Conference offers a platform for industry leaders, experts, and decision makers to uncover the most pertinent market updates, forge new partnerships and promote cutting-edge technologies that will support business growth and help shape the future of the downstream industry.

The call for papers is now open, submit your abstract before Thursday 1 July 2021 to be considered as a speaker for the ADIPEC 2021 Downstream Technical Conference.

Submit your abstracts

ADIPEC is the biggest oil & gas conference globally and it is a great place to meet business partners and discuss key topics for the future.

Alfred Stern

Executive Officer Chemicals & Materials
OMV

THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS IS TODAY.

DOWNSTREAM TECHNICAL CONFERENCE IMPORTANT DATES

DOWNSTREAM TECHNICAL CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

ADIPEC 2021 Downstream Call for Papers Topics

1. GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY (GTDI) New

With the current market volatility and the industry’s continuous pressures to become net zero at the fastest pace possible, refineries and petrochemical companies had to restructure their portfolios and design new strategies to help them achieve this new goal, maintain resilience and create future growth. This category invites operators and market experts to submit papers on what the industry’s trends are and which initiatives downstream companies are putting in place to meet these goals.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

2. REFINING TECHNOLOGY, OPERATIONS AND MARKETING (RTOM)

  • Refining and petrochemical integration, supply chain management and feedstock optimisation: crude oil derivatives including naptha, LPG, NGL, shale gas, ethane gas
  • Enhancing the rate of Crude (or Oil) to Chemicals up to Green Field Complexes
  • On purpose enhancement of olefin production in refineries as a consequence of gasoline and diesel production reduction as well as standalone unites such as PHD for petrochemical usage
  • Refining technology and processing developments: catalytic and thermal cracking, advanced hydrocracker reaction and fractionation units, delayed coking units, contaminants removal, alkylation and polymerisation, isomerisation, energy efficiency, technology to increase yield gasoline with reduced olefins and sulphur content, improved fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), upgrading of FCC gasoline, production of valuable chemicals; extractive distillation processes and by-products; bunker fuel, sustainability, CO2 tax, “green hydrogen”
  • Advanced fuels marketing and distribution technologies from refinery to retail station: efficiency, safety and security. Marketing tools to attain customers loyalty for traditional fossil fuels in gasoline stations
  • New trends and emerging technologies for lubricants, fuels and base oils: product integrity, standards and legislations
  • Advanced biofuels – TRL (Technology Readiness Level) outlook, integration opportunities, availability in horizon 2020 - 2040 and quality challenges
  • Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
  • Ship emissions analysis, constraints, challenges and the IMO regulation: is Jet fuel next?
  • Heavy oil: flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam, metal contamination from heavy oil processing, desalting refinery heavy feeds
  • Novel catalysts: advanced production methods for catalyst production via 3D printing
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

3. PETROCHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY, OPERATIONS (PTO)

  • Olefins (ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers): operations and technology developments; on-purpose olefins production
  • Petrochemical and refining integration, supply chain management and feedstock allocation, diversification and maximisation
  • Integration of bio-feedstock in petrochemical plants – quality challenges and capacity constrain
  • Crude to chemicals
  • Naphtha and diesel transformation into more valuable products
  • Condensates from waste plastic pyrolysis as feed for petro chemistry – feed quality vs current technology constrains
  • Impact of alternative feedstocks on yields and products quality
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

4. GAS PROCESSING AND HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS (GPHTO)

  • Sour gas processing, filtration and separation methods including acid, gas, water, condensate, oil
  • R&D relating to production and processing of natural gas
  • Modular gas processing plants
  • Advanced natural gas to olefins technology
  • Sulphur recovery and acid gas removal units
  • Pipeline innovations, storage solutions for reliable compression and increase of operational efficiency
  • Hydrogen production, transportation, use for energy conversion
  • Renewable hydrogen: challenges and opportunities – new business model for existing refineries
  • Utilisation of renewable hydrogen in existing refineries
  • Different legislative developments on a global level: i.e. differences between bio source-based hydrogen (only application for CO2 tax) and green hydrogen (electrolyser based and applicable for fuels decarbonisation)
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

5. PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION (PMETI)

  • Successful project execution: engineering, procurement, supply chain, construction and management; project execution strategies to reduce risks and cost optimisation
  • Mega project challenges in a low-price oil and gas environment: refining, petrochemicals
  • Mitigating challenges during commissioning and startup operations: refining and petrochemicals
  • Refinery upgrades, revamps – technical considerations, engineering and reliability
  • How to set up a project onto the right track
  • “Keys” to project implementation success - comparative execution models and contracting strategies that influence project success
  • Competencies to execute projects through the complete supply chain of EPCs - how is the industry tackling this?
  • How ready are EPC companies for the digital transformation in downstream?
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

6. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE, MAINTENANCE AND HSE (OEMH)

  • Health, safety, environment, security management, equipment and services across downstream plants
  • Risk and integrity management, interface challenges within the plant
  • Hazardous chemicals management
  • Reducing Opex: production efficiency, process reliability and margin improvement
  • Plant maintenance, upgrades, refurbishment, manufacturing and equipment
  • Process optimisation, trouble shooting and energy management in the refinery, petrochemical plant
  • Transforming operations through operational excellence and digitalisation
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

7. DIGITALISATION AND TECHNOLOGIES IN PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS AND REFINERIES (DCTPPR) New

  • Big data collation, management and analysis; petrochemical, gas processing plants and refineries
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation for petrochemical plants and refineries
  • Smart manufacturing and connected plants; digital plants, innovations and new business models
  • Digital twins and asset lifecycles
  • Monitoring control using big data analytics, cloud engineering and virtual technology
  • Cybersecurity technology to protect assets through downturn times, improving safety of assets and continued production and operation
  • Big data collation, management and analysis within the refinery and petrochemical plants
  • Digital plants, integrated hardware, software, monitoring and predictive analytics
  • Digital transformation – optimising refinery performance: machine learning, robotics, blockchain
  • Pushing boundaries with R&D to develop tomorrow’s digital refinery
  • Digital data flow from project conception via “handover” to maintenance and operational support”
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

8. ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY (EPEECE) New

  • Technologies to meet new fuel specifications and support clean energy standards; gasoline vs diesel technology advances
  • Configuration and conversion technologies
  • Asset management on energy efficiency, sustainability
  • Advances in biofuels, co-processing technologies and applications
  • Climate change, C02 reduction and environmental challenges
  • New and expected quality requirements on existing refinery and petrochemical products
  • Margin improvements by enhancing “molecule management”
  • Insights on emissions management, energy efficiency, biofuels and bio-feedstocks: global lessons learned and best practices
  • Innovations in reducing adverse environmental impacts of plastics waste to meet sustainable downstream practices
  • Redesigning of plastics products towards sustainability
  • Biomass-based including alternative materials (from circular economy and petchem feedstocks)
  • Development of new business models and commercial shifts
  • Impacts plastics recycling have on petrochemical feedstocks; enhancing recycling quality
  • Innovations in recycling technologies and sustainability projects
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

9. CO2 CAPTURE AND UTILISATION: TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW ENERGY SOURCES (CCUTES) New

  • Projects focusing on carbon dioxide capture from the air: project scope, perspective, justification
  • Presentation of various pathways enabling conversion of CO2 to e-fuels and/or petrochemicals
  • Municipal waste:
    • Insights into municipal waste as a large carbon rich source of energy suitable from fuels and petrochemicals production
    • Collection, storage, purification and/or pre-treatment of unusual biogenic feedstocks
  • Green hydrogen:
    • When and how will we shift from PR to a real business case?
  • Energy transition, electric vehicles (BV- battery vehicles and FCV – fuel cell vehicles), batteries and storage technologies (e.g.: hydrogen)
  • Standalone processing and co-processing of biofeed – feed and product quality, yields, declaration of GHG savings. Condensates from waste plastic pyrolysis as refinery feedstock feed for refinery – feed quality vs current technology constrains
  • Renewable processes and business sustainability – what’s next?
  • Alternatives to crude oil – vegetable oils, algae, used cooking oil; gasification of biomass, syngas and methanol or Fischer Tropsch
  • Impacts of circular economy - plastic recycling, PTA, melting, reuse and cracking to make heavy oil from plastics
  • Hydrogen economy:
    • Hydrogen production from green hydrogen via electrolysis (energy from wind, PV)
    • Blue hydrogen (the traditional conversion of methane via SMR BUT including removal of CO2)
    • The use for e-fuels (hydrogen plus CO2 to form syngas and either methanol or Fischer Topsch)
  • CCUS technologies and processes
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

10. DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION IN A SUSTAINABLE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY (DNGSDI) New

  • What are the key competences of new talents that will lead the industry post 2030?
  • How to motivate new talents to join the industry in the decarbonisation era?
  • The evolving role of technology in changing skillsets and transforming jobs in a post COVID-19 world
  • Inclusion and Diversity in downstream – past, present and future
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS