ERTC: Ask the Experts is back for its 4th edition, taking place from 22 – 24 September 2020 at the Hilton Antwerp, Belgium.
We are excited to announce that Ask the Experts 2020 will be taking place with our co-host Total. In addition to our traditional technical sessions with our experts, gala dinner and drinks reception, you will also have the opportunity to visit Total’s biggest refinery on the continent and Europe’s third largest.
ERTC: Ask the Experts is the chance to collaborate directly with process engineers of Europe’s major refineries.
The industry is at a crossroads and refiners are on the hunt for their burning technical questions to be answered. This is the opportunity for technology and solution providers with extensive experience in the field to build relationships with new customers with your latest solutions.
How does it work?
Thanks to our extensive refining network at the World Refining Association, we have been able to collate the pressing onsite issues faced by Europe’s process engineers. With their questions to hand, we are looking for experts from across the globe to answer their problems in four exciting formats.
Topics for 2020
Renewable/ Alternative Fuels
Crude & Vacuum Distillation
Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations
Reforming & Isomerisation
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Total Antwerp Refinery Visit
After more than five years of work and capital expenditure of more than €1 billion, Antwerp — Total’s largest refining and petrochemicals complex in Europe — has completed its transformation. The complex is composed of a refinery that processes 338,000 barrels of crude oil per day, a petrochemical plant that manufactures base chemicals and a facility that produces polymers.
It has been completely reorganized to meet three objectives: respond to market demand by manufacturing more light products that meet the strictest environmental standards, make the complex more flexible so it can use the most cost-advantaged feedstocks available and increase synergies between refining and petrochemicals.
With its 1,700 employees, Antwerp is poised to become one of Total’s most competitive complexes. More information about Antwerp refinery here.
Taranto Refinery, ENI
Practice Leader Renewable Resources
Aspropyrgos Refinery Technical Director
Global Business Development Manager
Commercial Director, Europe
Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology
New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market
Antwerp Platform General Manager
InSite Technical Services
Process Technologist - Reformer, HPP, NHT specialist
José Soto Baron
Head of Hydrotreating and Lead on Alkylation Development
Processing Area Manager
Group DS Production Technology & Development VP
Head of Process Networking Group for Distillation
Technical Consultant – Hydroprocessing Catalysts
Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V.
Chemical Engineer, Refinery Gibraltar-San-Roque
Principal Engineer Process Technology, Oil and Gas Refining
Adsorbents Business Line Manager - Adsorbents & Claus Department
General Manager- Catalyst Marketing
Reactor Resources, LLC
Process Engineer, Refinery La Rábida-Huelva
Technical Account Manager, Refining Catalysts, EMEA
Oilcon Oil&Energy Consulting
Refining Processes Expert
FCC Technical Service Engineer
Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum
Equinor Refining Denmark
Global Hydroprocessing Advisor
Process Development Engineer