The special themes of this year’s conference reflect areas of particular interest to the Indian refining community:

  • Meeting advanced clean fuels targets
  • Integrating production of petrochemicals and fuels
  • Being flexible with the crude state
  • Raising energy efficiency and meeting climate change targets
  • Overcoming corrosion and fouling issues
  • Transforming the workplace through IIOT
  • India as a base for international research

5th Conference India 2017

Day One

0800 Registration & Networking Tea
0845 Plenary Session
Inaugural Address

Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IOCL
Residue upgrading – options and economics
Rajiv Narang, Director of Technology
(Process Economics program)
Gajendra Kumar, Principal analyst – Downstream technologies
(Process Economics Program)
IHS Markit, India
Refining challenges in a BS-VI ultra low sulphur gasoline world.
Dr Soumitro Nagpal, process technology, fluor India
1030 Networking Tea
1100 Session I Opportunity Crudes Processing
1100 Benefits of crude oil management for successful heavy crude processing
George Duggan, Director, Refinery and Petrochemical technology, baker hughes.
1130 Operational flexibility and availability: process any crude oil with confidence
Jeffrey A zurlo, Global marketing strategy – Refining GE water & Process technologies.
1200 Processing waxy opportunity crudes
Dr Werner reimann, Global marketing manager, clariant
1230 Guwahati refinery case study of INA Dept G technology
IOCL R&D Refinery
1330 Networking Lunch
1415 Session II Energy Efficiency
1415 Raising Energy Efficiency to Enhance Refining Margin and Curtail Carbon Footprint.
Chiranjib Haldar, Process and Technology Delhi Operating Centre Technip India Ltd
1445 Raising energy efficiency and meeting climate change targets
Johnson Matthey Process technologies
1515 Optimize process parameters, flow schemes and equipment design to reduce refinery emission
1545 Unveiling Your Plant’s Energy Saving PotentialAxens
1630 Networking Tea
1700 Session III Fuels Production I
1700 Liquid Phase Hydrotreating Technology for Diesel
Dr XU Youming, Regional representative regional representative—Technology & Marketing SINOPEC Hong Kong Representative Office China Petrochemical Technology Co Ltd (SINOPEC TECH)
1730 Integrating Petrochemicals and Fuels: Monetizing the Intermediates with Deep Chemical Conversion
Sushree Chaudhuri, Process Engineering, fluor India
1800 TBA

Day Two

0800 Networking Tea
0845 Session IV IIOT
0845 The digital twin, real and gaining ground
Shree Dandekar, Vice President and general manager, Honeywell connected plant, Honeywell
0915 IIOT marking financial impact in refineries
Emerson Process management.
0945 The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence – Foreseeing Manufacturing in the CognitiveEra
Nandini Natarajan, Research Analyst , Frost & Sullivan
1030 Networking Tea
1100 Session V Fuels Production II
1100 Reliable Vacuum Column Operating Pressure
Peter R. Corbelli, Senior Application Engineer Graham Corporation
1200 Reformer Tubes in a Steam Methane Reformer
Antonin steckmeyer,Senior engineer metallurgy and Technical Support
Manoir Industries
1230 New vistas in fluid catalytic cracking technology
HPCL R&D Centre
1315 Networking Lunch
1415 Session VI Delayed Coker Operations
1415 Safe delayed coker feed
Delta valve
1445 Improving delayed coker furnance run length with proprietary flux profile
Dr Niaz Mustafa, senior Vice president – commercial, Petro-chem development co.
1515 Delayed coking updates for maximising bottom of the barrel conversion.
Srini srivatsan, Director – Coking technology, business solution group, amec foster wheeler USA corporation.
1600 Networking Tea
1630 Session VII Contaminants & Corrosion
1630 Reliable trace contaminant montoring in refinery and petrochemical process.
Sudheesh sudhakaran, Manager – Marketing (Nucleonic & gas analytical), Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt.Ltd.
1700 Material Solution for Heater Tubes with High resistance to Polythionc Acid together with napthenic Acid Corrosion in Refinery Environments
Shabareesh Nair, Senior Manager – Sales & Marketing tubacex India Pvt Ltd
1730 Desalting Operations for Opportunity Crudes
Dr Isis E. Mejias, Sales/ Process Manager, Process technologies Forum Energy Technologies
1800 Chairman’s Final Summing Up.