CHEMTECH will organize Refining & Petrochemicals World Expo 2020 & one day technical conference from March 4-6, 2020 in Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E), Mumbai under the leadership of Mr. Prasad Panicker, ED- BPCL, Kochi Refinery – Chairman Central Advisory Board (CAB) , Refining & Petrochemicals World Expo 2020.
The members of Central Advisory Board (CAB) have taken cognizance from the changes that this sector is witnessing and identified the topics of utmost relevance for one day conference on the theme “Transformation of Refining & Petrochemicals: Vision 2030”scheduled for March 5, 2020 concurrently during the event . Conference will have focused discussions in thematic sessions of:
· Sustainability & Environment
· Operational Optimization
· Building Intelligent Refineries
The conference will bring together the key decision makers, business heads & technology experts from the refining sector along with the professionals from Refining Technology, EPC, Digital refining, Automation, Environmental services and allied technology, equipment & services sectors along with the policy makers & representatives from the regulatory authorities the during the event in Mumbai.
Mr. MS PatkeExecutive DirectorHSSE and Advance Liquid Biofuels, BPCL
Waste to Wealth is an initiative aiming to reduce crude oil import as well as reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions and hence friendlier environment. It has also the capability to generate employment and complement Swachh Bharat campaign by promoting waste conversion technologies & projects.
Mr. B AshokChief Executive OfficerRatnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd.
The refining capacity of India has grown quite significantly from 0.5 MMTPA at times of independence to the current capacity of 247 MMTPA or nearly 5 million barrels per day with the number of refineries growing from 1 to 23. At the turn of the millennium, India had the capacity of 113 MMTPA which has more than been doubled over the last 18 years with capacity additions by Public Sector Oil Companies, as well as by the Private Sector and the Joint Ventures.
Mr. P. D. SamudraC.E.O & Managing DirectorThyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India Private Limited
To make investments in refineries attractive, it is essential to opt for Integrated Complexes with downstream petrochemicals & polymers production.
Mr. Amar KumarHead OperationsNayara Energy Ltd
Digitalization has brought a lot of transformation in Refining & Petrochemicals industry. It brings advancements in process control technologies and optimization of operations from crude sourcing to fuel station.
Mr. Anand MakwanaChief General Manager-PetrochemicalsGAIL (India) Limited
India also has 6 aromatic complexes with a combined Xylene capacity of 4.45million MT. Out of the total production of major petrochemicals the production of polymers account for about 59.32%. Feedstock advantage and domestic demand are key drivers for new investment preferences as well in India
Mr. Jay JeongRefinery Market ManagerAlfa Laval Lund AB
Staying competitive in the refining business requires energy optimisation through recover energy, even from low grade heat source. Preparations for diversified crude – crude mix with heavier and sourer crude and bottom of barrels technology to get the best out of crude are two other factors that improve profitability in refinery
Mr. Davendra KumarDirector, Mumbai Operating Centre,TechnipFMC India
Cutting-edge digital technologies such as IoT, AI, Blockchain, Robotics Process Automation, etc will be the next-gen technologies for refineries to apply digital to the heart of their refining operations to enable new levels of productivity and efficiency, services, experiences and ultimately, value.
Mr. Abhijit DaniVice President & BU Head Critical Process Equipment & Skids BusinessPraj Industries Limited
The trend to modularization will continue in the coming years under the pressure of fluctuating oil prices and reduced availability of skilled workers, along with tighter environmental regulations.
Mr Raj JhajhariaTechnical ManagerGulf Downstream Association (GDA)
GCC countries plan to add 6,732 MW power from renewable sources 81% Solar Photovoltaic, 10% Concentrated Solar Panel, and 9% wind
Mr. S SriramGeneral Manager – Refineries ProjectsHindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Green Refinery concept depends on the degree of oil conversion, oil composition, the range and quality of products and other factors the reduced energy consumption.
Dr. A S FirozChief EconomistMinistry of Steel, Government of India
Environmentalism and sustainability are probably the two words that come to mind when we think of oil & gas industry. With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that modern oil companies recognize the need for a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly business model that will not only help the environment, but the industry as a whole
Mr. D M KatrePresidentReliance Industries Ltd
Given the shrinking margins in the Refineries, it has become almost inevitable to look for value added opportunities to be integrated through Refinery-Petrochemical integration. The fact that most of the petrochemical produces invite a higher degree of margin vis-à-vis the fuels, there is a strong case for integration between refinery and Petrochemical Complex, wherein, both feed as well as energy integration can be exploited for soliciting higher revenues.
Mr. Nandakumar VChief General Manager (Petchem and R&D)Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd
Though refining capacity additions are a need to meet the primary energy demand in the country, growing demand-supply gap of the petrochemicals also need to be addressed while adding refining capacity. Stream Dictionary evaluation is the starting point for identifying the integration potentials. Technology sourcing is a challenge in petrochemicals; however suitable solutions vary from case to case.Govt. policies support production of petrochemicals and creating clusters of manufacturing with allied industries.
Mr. Claes TigerstrandHead , Southern Europe & Overseas Technical Market Development & Customer Service, BA EuropeOutokumpu
Nickel & nickel alloys alongside stainless steels are used extensively in the refining & petrochemical industry due to their excellent properties such as corrosion, heat and pressure resistance. They are resistant to both aqueous and gaseous corrosion plus they can be used in environments from cryogenic to very high temperatures.
Mr. Kishore SonawaneSenior Business Development Managerthyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Private Limited
With increasing demand for energy, more stringent product specifications for cleaner fuels, reduced fuel oil demand and the economic advantages in processing heavier sourer crudes, the demand for hydrogen in refineries continues to grow.
Dr. Debesh PatraChief General Manager (Planning)Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
The refining industry will continue to grow with the increased demand from the developing countries being the principal driver for that growth. The global refining capacity was around 3.6 billion tonnes in 2016 and is expected to rise to about 4.2 billion tonnes in 2030.
Mr. Martin HawkinsCOOHPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
While a lot of brownfield and greenfield refining & petrochemicals projects are coming up worldwide in the coming years, companies will likely have to take a more disciplined approach to capacity additions and all petrochemical players will need to work much harder on core capabilities and strategy. This will include using digital and advanced analytics to reach a new level of productivity, and attaining higher capital productivity on the industry’s large-scale projects. Companies must also work on reinventing the interface with oil refining as the gas-driven era winds down.
Mr. Tobias BotzenhardtVice President Asia Pacific, Enterprise Data Intelligence and AnalyticsSiemens Industry Software Pte Ltd
Digitalization changes all areas of life: The way we stay informed, the way we travel, the way we buy things – and the way we manufacture products. Electrification, automation and digitalization – E-A-D in short – are the three main drivers of growth and innovation in any organization in the future.
Mr. Nitin GuptaChemtrols Industries Pvt Ltd
Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) of Refinery is very critical because of chemicals and processes involved in it. Thus several factors to be considered for the selection of Control Valve including performance needs, testing procedures and lifecycle requirements, and environmental requirements such as fugitive emissions or reducing/eliminating flares. Also consider what technology will be utilized, from the logic solver to the final control element (valve) and contract management, considering budgets, suppliers and schedule needs.
Mr. Timur ZaripovGlobal Sales DirectorLotus
Increasing the efficiency of heat exchange as a way of keeping heat in technological processes and reducing heat emissions to the atmosphere.
Mr. Parag ChepeExecutive Director – Technologies (Fertilisers, Electrolysis, Polymers)thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Private Limited
The transition from current usage of Coal & fossil fuel to unconventional mode is a mammoth task. However a flexible alternative of fossil fuel as sources of clean energy can be achieved through measures like; Coal conversion development, materials technology, technical support to major liquefaction projects, process analysis and engineering evaluations, fossil energy environmental analysis, flue gas desulfurization, atmospheric fluidized bed coal combustor for cogeneration, etc.
Mr. Sourabh MukherjeeDirector of Global SalesJacobs Engineering
The fall in the price of clean energy is driving massive capacity build across Asia and that is an opportunity that even conventional energy firms can’t ignore.
Dr. Kamaraj DuraisamyPartnerKAC International
While India has leapfrogged Euro IV to Euro VI Fuel emission standard in last few years, the integration of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology and Diesel Exhaust Fluid in vehicles will play key role to meet stringent NOx emission standards adhere to Euro VI.
Dr. Pramod KumbharCTO & Executive Vice PresidentPraj India
Concerns about rapid economic growth, energy security, and global climate change have created a new landscape for fossil energy exploration, production, and utilization. Efficiency improvements, fuel conservation, and deployment of nuclear and renewable supplies will help those concerns, but are unlikely to offset growth in the coming decades. As such, new technologies and undertakings must both provide high quality fossil energy with minimal environmental impacts. Oil and gas supply can be partially sustained and replaced through exploitation of unconventional fossil fuels such as tar-sands, methane hydrates, coal-to-liquids, and oil shales.