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Agenda

08:30 - 08:55

Meet Your Peers at Morning Coffee

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome from WRA

Hannah Wharrier, Managing Director, WRA

09:00 - 09:40

Keynote Panel: The Future of European Refining: Predictions for the Next Decade

Moderator: Chris Cunningham, Editor, PTQ

  • Effect of regulation of remaining globally competitive
  • Changing consumer demands of petroleum products
  • Effect on future technology trends, opportunities to get ahead
  • Essential skills and learning’s to adapt these changes and remain profitable

 

09:40 - 10:30

Gasoline Processes; Ask the Expert Panel

Moderator: Chris Cunningham, Editor, PTQ

The discussion will cover profitability; safety; best practices; alkylation; reforming; mercaptan; ISOM and chloride removal.

10:30 - 10:45

Experts in Action

Short, sharp and snappy demonstrations highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins.
Reactor Resources

10:45 - 11:15

Speed Networking

A fun, fast-paced way to make introductions and meet your peers - don’t forget your business cards!

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Coffee

11:45 - 12:45

Hydroprocessing Ask the Experts Panel

Moderator: Jake Gotham, Director, InSite Technical Services

Experts from refiners together with technology specialists will respond to your submitted questions. Audience participation is essential!
The discussion will cover profitability; safety; feed poisons and fouling; catalysts; hydrocracking process; hydrogen; optimization; reliability; mechanical integrity.

12:45 - 13:00

Experts in Action

Short, sharp and snappy demonstrations highlighting the latest technology and understanding how to apply it to improve margins

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 16:30

Roundtables

Join smaller groups of peers to understand in greater depth the solutions to specific refining problems, and contribute your experience in this area; all guided by an expert in the field - heated debate welcome!

Leaders will rotate every 25 minutes so you can attend all four roundtables.

1. New Ways to do Revamps Through Least Engineered Temporary Cooling Solutions
Led By: Massimo Capra, Manager Aggreko Process Services EMEA, Aggreko

2. Hydroprocessing Catalyst Activation – Industry Concerns and Innovations
Led By: Francis Humblot, Principal Scientist, Arkema

3. Using Risk Analysis On A Day To Day Basis
Led by: Evan Hyde, Director Field Operations, Coking.com Inc.

4. Available Heat Exchanger Solutions to Maximize Refinery Profitability
Led by: Evae Andersson, Market Manager Refinery, Alfa Laval

16:30

End of Ask The Experts Day One

17:30 - 19:30

Cologne Bicycle Tour

Don’t forget to sign up for the bike tour and dinner at registration1!

19:30 - 22:00

Dinner

Early Bird Pop Up May 15th