Refining India 2022 Agenda

After two years without the opportunity to meet in person, Refining India 2022 will bring together an unrivalled cross-section of senior-level attendees.

There really is no better place to discover innovative technologies, projects or invaluable insights. Discover the full agenda below!

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Registration & Networking Tea
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Inaugural Session

Welcome / Opening Remarks: 

  • Sh. Adarsh Soni, Chairman, IDS

About the Conference: 

  • Richard Watts, MD, PTQ/ Digital Refining

Keynote Address: 

  • Ms. Vartika Shukla, CMD, Engineers India Ltd

Inaugural Address:

  • Sh. S.M. Vaidya, CMD, Indian Oil Corporation
  • Laura Leonard, VP & GM, Honeywell UOP
Speakers
Chairman
IDS
MD
PTQ/ Digital Refining
CMD
Engineers India
CMD
Indian Oil Corporation
VP & GM
Honeywell UOP
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Session 1 - Resid Upgrading:
These sessions will each be chaired by Mrs. Sukla Mistry, Director Refinery, Indian Oil Corporation
Speaker
Director Refinery
Indian Oil Corporation
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Repurposing resid upgrading objectives to support sustainable solutions

Focus on reconfiguring fuel grade coke (to produce needle coke), as well as co-processing recycle waste plastics/rubber through a refinery coker.

Speaker
Director – Coking Technology
Wood Plc
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FCC residue upgradation to higher propylene yields

Leveraging high severity operating conditions through a HS-FCC unit to maximise residue conversion to propylene & aromatics.

Speaker
Group Manager, Technical Services,
Axens India
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Transition in bottom upgradation in the new refining Era

Resid upgrading case studies for mega refinery & capacity expansion scenarios resulting in a very effective solution to address higher distillate yield with optimum utilization of existing assets, while working in sync towards realization of the sustainability “roadmap”.

Speaker
Chief General Manager – Process
Engineers India
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Unconventional catalyst selection to enhance flexibility in two stage hydrocrackers
Speaker
Principal Sales and Service Engineer Clean Fuels, Hydrocracking
Topsoe
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Session Q & A
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Networking Tea
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Session 2 - Carbon capture and emissions control strategies:
These sessions will each be chaired by PTQ 
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Digital energy management systems

Digital Energy Management System (DEMS) overcomes limitations of any conventional energy management program by synergetic synchronization of KBC’s consulting and technology capabilities. DEMS first pinpoints widening performance gaps against the Best Technology®, then identify / track opportunities and its relevance on a continuous basis and take actions in real-time for improvements. Thus, enabling efficient and autonomous site operations.

Speaker
Energy Transition and Decarbonization Expert
KBC (A Yokogawa Company)
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Carbon capture & utilization at IOCL Koyali Refinery

Dastur recently completed a feasibility study covering the concept, techno-economics and engineering basis for carbon capture from HGUs at IOCL Koyali Refinery. The project envisions capturing ~0.7 mtpa CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery at ONGC’s Gandhar oil fields and purifying part of captured CO2 to 99.9% for F&B grade supply.

Speaker
Principal Consultant
Dastur International & Dastur Energy
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Lowering CO2 footprint while maximising profits through advanced catalyst testing

Highly parallelized laboratory testing units add significant value to industrial operations as multifunctional catalyst systems can be screened and ranked at an unprecedented rate and under industrially relevant conditions. This contribution highlights the strong benefits of catalyst testing within refining and in the processing and coprocessing of renewable feedstocks.


Speaker
Segment Lead for Hydroprocessing
hte GmbH
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Refiner's options for a cleaner and greener planet
Speaker
General Manager (Business Development)
Chennai Petroleum Corp
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Session Q & A
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Networking Lunch
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Session 3 - Managing conversion unit complexity & petrochemical integration:

These sessions will each be chaired by PTQ

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Achieve high margins with integrated refinery/petrochemical schemes

Integration of FCC technology and naphtha-based steam cracking technology can maximise olefin yields for the chemicals market.

Speaker
FCC Technology Manager – Technology Solutions,
KBR
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Value maximisation in FCCU using multispecialty catalysts formulation
Speaker
Deputy General Manager – FCC
Hindustan Corporation
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Valorisation of olefinic refinery offgas

Treatment of refinery off gas for C2 recovery/cracker feedstock.

Speaker
Associate Chief Engineer – Process & Technology
Technip Energies India
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Upgrade equipment metallurgy to valourise chloride containing feedstocks & other corrosive components

UNS N08935 super-austenitic alloys based on Ni-Cr-Mo alloys provide extremely good corrosion resistance to corrosive environments like chlorides, acids, sulphides, etc.

Speaker
Lead Scientist
Alleima
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Hydrogen in refining & petrochemicals
Speaker
Process & Technology Manager
Technip Energies India
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Session Q&A
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Networking Tea
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Session 4 - Building petrochemical to plastics value chains:
These sessions will each be chaired by Sushil Gupta, Deputy General Manager (Process- Project), Indian Oil Corp, Refineries Headquarter
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Petrochemical integration with state-of-the-art technology at Panipat & Gujarat refineries

Improving the economic viability of Indian Oil’s refinery expansion projects includes integration of petrochemical infrastructure to meet the growing demand for plastics and polymers.

Speaker
Deputy General Manager
Indian Oil Corp, Refineries Headquarter
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Conversion of Low Value Feedstocks to BTX
Speaker
Senior Refining Technologist
KES Global
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Session Q&A
Networking Drinks

Continue your conversations into the evening and relax over a few drinks with your peers at the end of the first day.


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Networking & Refreshments
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Session 1 - Digital automation:
These sessions will each be chaired by IDS
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Digital transformation of component repair for highest compressor uptime

Do you want to maximize compressor uptime and fleet performance? This presentation will help you to understand the benefits of digitalized repair and maintenance processes as well as the importance of proper component refurbishment by sharing insights and practical experiences that have been collected within the industry.

Speaker
Global Product Manager Digital Services, VP
HOERBIGER
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Digitalization & advanced analytics-optimization of heat exchangers trains efficiency by predicting fouling
Speaker
Chief Manager Strategic Information Systems
Indian Oil Refineries Headquarters
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Session Q&A
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Networking Tea
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Session 2 - Increasing ROI, complexity & efficiency:

These sessions will each be chaired by Bradford Cook, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Sabin Metals Corporation

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Boosting profitability by maximising hydrocracking unit performance

In the current unpredictable energy environment and global energy transition, it is challenging for refineries to maximize profitability while ensuring lower carbon emissions for a greener footprint. Upgrading heavy feedstocks into valuable products using a hydrocracking process can be an important contributing factor in a refinery’s profitability. This presentation explains how to achieve an efficient and profitable process by using Alfa Laval welded heat exchangers in a key position in hydrocracking process.

Speaker
Refinery Market Manager
Alfa Laval
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Decarbonizing FCC through innovation

Achieve refinery-wide Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by reducing FCC regenerator flue gas emissions.

Speaker
Technology Specialist – FCC OCP & MTO
Honeywell UOP
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Process optimization & energy efficiency case studies

An integrated approach to process optimization techniques and energy conservation measures with state-of-the-art simulation tools, valourisation of molecules and intervention of new technologies.

Speaker
Chief General Manager – Process
Engineers India
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Ensure maximum precious metals return to your bottom line

This presentation will examine precious metals supply, demand and recycling; review the value chain drivers within the precious metals catalyst life cycle; and specifically the return on investment to be gained through understanding catalyst sampling, the lab analysis and the final commercial exchange of assets.

Speaker
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Sabin Metal Corporation
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Session Q&A
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Networking Lunch
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Session 3 - Emerging technology:

These sessions will each be chaired by Sanjay Khanna, Director Refineries, Bharat Petroleum Corporation

Speaker
Director Refineries
Bharat Petroleum Corporation
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Innovative desalting chemistry to help expand the crude basket

Inducting new crudes in the blend requires holistic approach towards measuring & mitigating risks. The biggest challenge with new crudes in diet is often seen in tank farm and desalter which eventually becomes bottleneck for sustaining the Refinery operations. The presentation will focus on how the Innovative technology-Reactive Adjunct Chemistry (RAC) has helped Refiners achieve crude flexibility.

Speaker
Manager, Global Technical Services
Dorf Ketal Chemicals (I) Pvt. LTD
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Processing of waste plastics through coker unit at Digboi Refinery

Overview of Indian Oil’s Eco-friendly plastic-to-fuel technology (INDEcoP2F) developed for disposal of all types of waste plastic by conversion to valuable fuels.

Speaker
General Manager (LEP&HEP)
Indian Oil Corporation
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Session Q&A
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Networking Tea
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Session 4 - Controlling refinery operations and resolving challenges:

These sessions will each be chaired by Dr Sunil Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun, Mohkampur, Dehradu

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Design of natural convection finned tube air cooler at CCRU unit of IOCL Mathura Refinery

Development of a model for complex thermal design of natural convection finned tubing, leading to IOCL’s redesigned finned tube cooler in a parallel arrangement.

Speaker
Process Manager (PDEC)
Indian Oil Corporation
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Project I-Drive - Digital readiness & IT vision enablement

Long-term optimization opportunities must be identified against a volatile market where operational strategies can vary more than one in between refinery or unit run-lengths.

Speaker
DGM Strategic Information Systems
Indian Oil Corporation, Refineries Division
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Novel crude oil processing scheme for reducing crude distillation (CDU) operating costs

The novel scheme developed with innovative utilization of waste heat, process water and stripping effect of superheated process hydrocarbon vapour for crude oil processing in CDU has the potential to reduce the ADC bottom stripping steam by 80-100% and overall energy cost by ~16% to revamp existing and designing the grassroots unit.

Speaker
Chemical Engineer
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun
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Implementation of FT-NIR analyzers applied to final optimisation for final gasoline & diesel blends in the refinery

A single FT-NIR analyzer provides the benefit of fast and high performance on just one process measurement for a host of key properties/qualities, such as RON, distillation properties, aromatic content, RVP, cetane, etc.

Speaker
Global Product Manager - Oil & Gas
ABB Inc
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Session Q&A
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Final Remarks
Speakers
Chairman
IDS
MD
PTQ/ Digital Refining
End of Conference