Minister of Oil

Under the Patronage of
His Excellency Mr. Issam Abdulmohsen Almarzooq
Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

With kind support from:

Mr.Nizar Al-Adsani
CEO, KPC
Mr Mohammad G. Al-Mutairi
CEO, KNPC
Mr.Hashem Sayed Hashem
CEO, KIPIC

Message from Head of the Steering Committee:

Welcome to ResidHydroTreat 2017

In recent years, the marine fuel landscape has changed dramatically. The recent decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce the sulfur content in marine fuels used on the open seas from 3.5% by weight to 0.5% by weight is the latest change and is likely to be in effect by 2020. These limits will present a challenge for refiners to decide what to do with the high-sulfur residual oil that can no longer be blended into bunker fuel. Adding capacity to desulfurize residual oil is one option, or expanding refinery units that take heavy hydrocarbons and upgrading them into lighter, more valuable products. In either of these cases, refineries need to act fast and make investment decisions to face the future demands of the industry.

The overall economics of a refinery depends on key elements: the choice of crude slate, the complexity of the refinery/configuration and the product slate/quality. Supplies of light, sweet crude oil are decreasing. Processing cheaper heavier crude oil involves incorporating upgrading processes such as residue desulfurization into the refining scheme. Refiners who are able to convert heavy, high-sulfur crude to light products face prosperous years. The biggest winners will be the refining companies that can deal with very heavy and high-sulfur crude oil. Atmospheric residue desulfurization (ARDS) process plays an important role in upgrading heavy petroleum oils and residues to more valuable clean environmentally friendly transportation fuels and to partially convert the residues to produce low-sulfur fuel oil and hydrotreated feedstocks.

Kuwait's refining sector has extensive experience in operating ARDS units for over 30 years; and with completion of ongoing projects will be the largest user of ARDS process in the world. ResidHydroTreat 2017 will facilitate the coming together of end-users, licensors, catalyst suppliers and contractors to discuss and share best practices, latest developments and provide a platform to address future trends in residue processing.

Mohammad G. Al-Mutairi
CEO, KNPC

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Please select the nature of your business from the following options:

Event Highlights

  • Interact with Top Leaders in the Oil Sector
  • Visit to the Clean Fuels Project
  • Refinerу Case Studies and Project Updates
  • Exhibition Showcase
  • Licensor Breakout Sessions
3 Days
150 Attendees
20+ Stands
25+ Presentations
50+ Participating companies
1 Refinery visit

Key Topics

  • Trends in Residue Hydrotreating
  • Catalyst Improvements and Innovations
  • Advances in Residue Processing Technologies
  • Best Practices in Operations & Unit Monitoring
  • Feedstock & Catalyst Management
  • Reactor Internals
  • Case Studies in Process Troubleshooting/Improvement
  • Best Adopted Inspection and Maintenance Practices
  • Unit Start-ups/Emergency Handling

Diamond Sponsors

KPC logo
KUWAIT CATALYST COMPANY logo
chevron lummus global logo
ART logo
Shell Global Solutions logo
Criterion logo
Honeywell UOP logo
Honeywell logo

Platinum Sponsor

NSH logo

Gold Sponsors

AXENS logo
ExxonMobil logo

Supporting Partners

GDA logo
HALDOR TOPSOE logo

Presenters

KNPC logo
KIPIC logo
KPI logo
Bapco logo
Saudi Aramco logo
Total logo
Honeywell UOP logo
AXENS logo
Shell Global Solutions logo
Criterion logo
Albemarle logo
Fluor logo
ART logo
chevron lummus global logo
Chevron logo
NEXANT logo
HALDOR TOPSOE UOP logo
KISR logo

Keynote Presenters

Jean Sentenac photo

Jean Sentenac

President & Chief Executive Officer
AXENS

Ashok Krishna photo

Ashok Krishna

Vice President Technology, Chevron and Board Member, ART and CLG

Süleyman Özmen photo

Süleyman Özmen

Vice President-Refining & Chemicals Licensing
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Ebrahim Talib photo

Ebrahim Talib

Deputy Chief Executive - Refining & Marketing
BAPCO

Suleman Al Bargan photo

Suleman Al Bargan

Executive Director - Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation
SAUDI ARAMCO

Jim Rekoske photo

Jim Rekoske

Vice President &
Chief Technology Officer
HONEYWELL UOP

Raheel Shafi photo

Raheel Shafi

Senior Consultant
NEXANT

Time Session
07.00 - 08.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
08.00 - 08.30 Inauguration by
His Excellency Mr Issam Abdulmohsen Almarzooq, Minister of Oil, Kuwait
Nizar Al-Adsani, Chief Executive Officer - KPC
Mohammad G. Al-Mutairi, Chief Executive Officer - KNPC
Mastering Residue Hydroprocessing Technologies to Address Market Challenges   keynote speech
Jean Sentenac, President & CEO
AXENS
Developments in Residue Processing Technologies   keynote speech
Ashok Krishna, Vice President Technology, CHEVRON
and Board Member ART and CLG
Bringing Clarity to Complexity: Sharing Key Insights on the Residue Upgrading Challenge   keynote speech
Süleyman Özmen, Vice President - Refining & Chemicals Licensing
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee and Refreshments
INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION: Kuwait ARDS Journey
Nadia Al-Hajji, Head - Optimization & Planning Department
KUWAIT INTEGRATED PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES COMPANY (KIPIC)
More than Three Decades of Research, Operation, Troubleshooting and Revamping Experience in Residue Hydrotreating
Jerome Picou, Lead Process Engineer - ARDS/VRDS
TOTAL
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee and Refreshments
Advances in Resid Hydrotreating Catalyst Technology
Rong He, Fixed Bed Resid Product Line R&D Manager
ART
Robust Integrated Solutions & Best Practices to Meet the Challenge of Heavier Residue Processing Head On
Senior Representative
CRITERION CATALYSTS & TECHNOLOGIES
The Extensive Effort behind Kuwait's 75 Al-Zour Refinery and Clean Fuels Project Reactors
Les Antalffy, Executive Director, Process Technology & Engineering
FLUOR ENTERPRISES
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.30 Licensor Breakout Sessions
18.30 Transfer to Gala Dinner at Bait Al-Othman
Time Session
07.00 - 08.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
08.00 - 08.10 Opening Remarks by
Bakheet Al-Rashidi, President & Chief Executive Officer
KUWAIT PETROLEUM INTERNATIONAL (KPI)
FCCU: Leveraging Advances in Process and Catalyst Technology for Maximum Heavy Oil Processing and Profitability   keynote speech
Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive - Refining & Marketing
BAPCO
Saudi Aramco: Upgrading the Bottom of the Barrel   keynote speech
Suleman A. Al-Bargan, Executive Director - Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation
SAUDI ARAMCO
keynote speech
Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive - Refining & Marketing
BAPCO
Managing the Uncertain Seas of Residue Processing   keynote speech
Jim Rekoske, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
HONEYWELL UOP
Global Market Overview - Trends and Developments   keynote speech
Raheel Shafi, Senior Consultant
NEXANT
9.30 - 10.00 Coffee and Refreshments
Vietnam Refinery Project: ARDS Challenges Faced and Lessons Learnt
Nguyen Kim Manh Hoang, Technical Service Manager
NGHI SON REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL (NSRP)
Challenge to Two Year Cycle of RHDS at US Refinery
Senior Representative
US END USER
Residue Upgrading Options towards Petrochemical Integration - Case Study
Cécile Plain, Technology Team Manager - Performance Programs
AXENS
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee and Refreshments
Advancement in UOP RCD Unionfining Technology
Alex Jimenez, Lead Technical Sales Engineer
HONEYWELL UOP
Presentation by an End User
Synthesis of Large Pore Hydrometallization Catalyst for Heavy Crude Oils and Residual Oils
Mohan S. Rana and Faisal S. AlHumaidan, Research Scientists
KISR
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.30 Licensor Breakout Sessions
19.00 Dinner at Hilton Kuwait Resort
Time Session
07.00 - 08.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
Increase Value from Residue Hydroprocessing Units
Jonnie Verwoert, Technical Specialist Residue Hydroprocessing
ALBEMARLE
Improving Resid Bottoms Upgrading Utilising Up Flow Reactor Technology
Robert Wade, Staff Engineer
CLG
Understanding the Removal of Nickel and Vanadium Complexes in Resid Hydrodesulfurization Service Using GPC-ICP-MS and Optimizing the Catalyst Loading
Per Zeuthen, GM Marketing
HALDOR TOPSØE
09.30 - 10.00 Coffee and Refreshments
Kuwait Heavy Crude Residue Desulfurization: ZOR Project Features & Challenges
Ahmad Al Majed, Team Leader Process Engineering
KIPIC
Presentation by an End User
Atmospheric Residue Desulfurization-Unit Monitoring Best Practices
Abdullah Mandani, Senior Process Engineer and J.V. Parthiban - MAA
KNPC
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 Field visit to Clean Fuels Project, KNPC

Marketing Opportunities

ResidHydrotreat 2017 offers companies the opportunity to sponsor, exhibit or advertise during the event

A number of opportunities are available for your company to demonstrate your expertise and drive sales through sponsorship, exhibiting or advertising at the event. You can increase brand exposure, developing and maintaining productive business relationships using one of these options.

Exhibiting Package
  • Exhibition Space
  • Delegate Place
Advertising package
  • Advertisement in Symposium Materials

Event Organiser

EPC logo

Kuwait National Petroleum Company [KNPC] has appointed Euro Petroleum Consultants as the organiser of ResidHydroTreat 2017

Letter of Appointment

For all enquiries relating to the event, please contact:

Euro Petroleum Consultants
ResidHydrotreat Project Manager: Ms Svetlana Kudasheva
+971 (0) 4 421 4642
organiser@residsymposium.com

Venue

HILTON KUWAIT RESORT