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

12-15 NOVEMBER 2018
Supported by

As the industry continues to shift towards downstream diversification and expansion into higher value and niche markets, integration across the industry’s value chain plays a significant role.  In line with industry developments, ADIPEC 2018 delivers enhanced downstream technical content with more sessions across more categories.

Over 3 days, the ADIPEC 2018 Downstream Technical sessions provide a holistic view of refinery and petrochemical integration, project developments and latest technologies that can help drive your business forward and improve your day-to-day operations.

The extended deadline to submit your abstracts is Thursday 28 June 2018.


1. Refining Technology, Operations and Marketing (RTOM)

  • Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
  • Refining and petrochemical integration, supply chain management and feedstock maximisation: crude oil derivatives including naptha, LPG, NGL, shale gas, ethane gas
  • 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
  • Heavy oil: flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam, metal contamination from heavy oil processing, desalting refinery heavy feeds
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions: technologies and innovations
  • New trends and emerging technologies for lubricants, fuels and base oils: product integrity, standards and legislations
  • Lubrication solutions for renewable energy applications
  • Advanced fuels marketing and distribution technologies from refinery to retail station: efficiency, safety and security
  • Energy transition, electric vehicles, batteries and storage technologies

2. Petrochemicals Technology, Operations (PTO)

  • Olefins (ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers): operations and technology developments
  • Petrochemical and refining integration, supply chain management and feedstock allocation, diversification and maximisation
  • Integration of bio-feedstock in petrochemical plants
  • On-purpose olefins production
  • Crude to chemicals
  • Naphtha and diesel transformation into more valuable products

3. Marketing and Distribution of Refined Products (MDRP)

  • New trends and emerging technologies for lubricants and base oils
  • Fuels and lubes product integrity, standards and legislations
  • Advanced fuels distribution technologies from refinery to retail station
  • Fuels distribution: efficiency, safety and security

4. Artificial Intelligence and Connected Performance Technology and Services (AICPTS)

  • Industrial internet of things (IIOT)
  • Advances in predictive analytics techniques and data handling technologies; legacy platform transitions
  • Big data collation, management and analysis within the refinery, petrochemical, gas processing plant
  • Smart, connected assets, devices and wireless technologies
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation
  • Protecting oil and gas facilities: cyber and infrastructure security
  • Digital plants, integrated hardware, software, monitoring and predictive analytics
  • Digital transformation – optimising refinery performance: machine learning, robotics, blockchain

5. 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
  • Hydrogen recovery, upgrading and purification
  • Sulphur recovery and acid gas removal units

6. Project Management, Engineering Technology and Implementation (PMETI)

  • Successful project execution: engineering, procurement, supply chain, construction and management, cost optimisation
  • Mega project challenges in a low price oil environment: refining, petrochemicals, gas
  • Mitigating challenges during commissioning and startup operations: refining and petrochemicals

7. 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

8. Energy Efficiency and Energy Management (EEEM)

  • Technologies to meet new fuel specifications and support clean energy standards; gasoline vs diesel technology advances, refining configuration and conversation technologies
  • Asset management on energy efficiency, sustainability
  • Advances in biofuels, co-processing technologies and applications
  • Climate change, C02 reduction and environmental challenges

Require help with your abstract submissions?  Contact the team adipec.downstream@dmgevents.com

Interested in strategic and technical downstream sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Siham Ammoura on adipec.sponsorship@dmgevents.com

Register for the downstream sessions today adipec.delegate@dmgevents.com