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!
Welcome / Opening Remarks:
- Sh. Adarsh Soni, Chairman, IDS
About the Conference:
- Richard Watts, MD, PTQ/ Digital Refining
- Ms. Vartika Shukla, CMD, Engineers India Ltd
- Sh. S.M. Vaidya, CMD, Indian Oil Corporation
Laura Leonard, VP & GM, Honeywell UOP
Many refiners are striving to improve refinery margins while positioning themselves for a new energy transition and decarbonization era. Reduced demand for transportation fuels have resulted in delayed coking units operating at lower than design capacity. With increased push towards electric vehicles, the demand for conventional transportation fuel is only expected to go down further while demand for synthetic graphite used in battery manufacture is expected to grow. In this presentation, we will focus on repurposing an existing fuel grade coker to produce needle coke. We will also discuss how to co- process recycle waste plastics in a refinery coker to improve coker utilization and increase profitability.
FCC is a long history proven unit in transformation of low value raw material into high value products. Continuous development and research led to a breakthrough in getting additional benefit toward chemicals and petrochemistry using HS-FCCTM together with complete solution of Axens units, transforming FCC technology into a propylene machine.
This presentation provides an insight into the Residue Processing options, and presents various case studies for New Mega Refinery & Capacity Expansion scenarios, optimizing the capacity, conversion and flow scheme to keep Capital Cost and Operating Cost under control. These configurations provide a very effective solution to address Higher Distillate yield with optimum utilization of existing assets and works in sync towards realization of the sustainability roadmap.
Optimal performance of hydrocracking units are critical to refinery profitability. Topsoe made an unconventional zeolite based catalyst selection based on understanding of catalysis and chemistry of HPNA formation in two stage hydrocracking units. This was implemented in hydrocrackers in Europe and South America. Unit performance has met expectations, unlocked various degrees of flexibility in operation and feedstock variability, thus improving profitability for the refinery.
These sessions will each be chaired by Ioan-Teodor Trotus, Segment Lead, Hydro processing, hte
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.
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.
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.
With the increasing social awareness on Global Warming and the increasing urge to protect our Planet for future generations, countries around the world are setting stiff greenhouse gas emissions targets of zero emissions by 2050. To find a path towards zero-carbon refining, the complete system chain, from fuel production till its consumption, to propel the mobility sector, needs to be considered. Short-term interventions must be accompanied by a steadfast focus on mid- and long-term goals, with specific focus on renewables, hydrogen and sustainable biomass. The paper throws light on following areas being pursued by refiners for Carbon Footprint reduction and Govt. policies on achieving Net Zero.
These sessions will each be chaired by Rajiv Aggarwal, Director (Tech), EIL
Integration of FCC technology and naphtha-based steam cracking technology can maximise olefin yields for the chemicals market.
HP Green R&D Centre has developed & patented a novel catalyst formulation: [HP]2 catalyst for maximizing propylene yields. The catalyst formulation acts as an additive in conventional FCCUs and as a standalone in HS-FCC for maximizing propylene yields. Field trials have shown C3= increase by 0.5wt%.
Valorization of Refinery off-gas (ROG) for C2 recovery is an attractive development toward Refinery/ Petrochemical integration. While considering ROG as feed, one of the important aspects is the impurities treatment. If not treated properly, ROG impurities may have serious safety and financial impacts. This topic focuses on various solutions that can be employed.
This presentation discusses the corrosive environments faced by materials in refineries. Alloy selection is determined by the acting corrosion mechanisms in specific applications. Advances in materials technology including a new alloy Sanicro 35 will be discussed.
The impacts of climate change are driving changes needed for adapting processes with a lower carbon footprint, industry is responding to include non-conventional methods. This presentation focus on lowering carbon footprint in Hydrogen production, introducing non-conventional method in refinery Hydrogen.
Indian Oil has included Petrochemical units in the ongoing Refinery Expansion Projects which improve the Project economics and help in catering to the increasing demand for the Petrochemical Products in the Country. The configuration being adopted in the Panipat and Gujarat Refinery Expansion Projects and their integration aspects will be presented.
In 2022, refiners can take advantage of opportunities to increase feedstocks beyond fossil-sourced oil. Chemicals such as aromatics, or fuel like high-octane gasoline, can be produced from materials like gasified plastic waste, bio-ethanol, and bio-methanol. Processes can produce these chemicals exothermically, minimizing the amount of carbon emitted in generating this renewable material.
Continue your conversations into the evening and relax over a few drinks with your peers at the end of the first day.
These sessions will each be chaired by A.S. Basu, COO, HMEL
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.
Advanced machine learning is being used at scale in IOCL for converging sustainability and profitability. Predictive maintenance of heat exchangers has been rolled out across all refineries of IOCL and has generated tangible benefits, apart from invaluable contribution to the environment.
These sessions will each be chaired by Bradford Cook, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Sabin Metals Corporation
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.
This presentation showcases various methods to reduce CO2 footprints of the FCC Unit by extensive design and innovation, thereby achieving Scope 1, 2 & 3 emission reduction.
The presentation captures some interesting facts of process optimization and energy efficiency improvement techniques cutting across complete O&G value chains. These include various process optimization techniques and energy conservation measures adopted with an integrated approach, viz., process optimization with state-of-the-art simulation tools, valorization of molecules, intervention of new technologies, efficient usage of utilities mainly Steam and Power, efficient hydrogen management, and low level heat recovery from intermediate /product rundown streams to minimize the heat loss to atmosphere and usage of IIoT tools.
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.
These sessions will each be chaired by Sanjay Khanna, Director Refineries, Bharat Petroleum Corporation
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.
IndianOil’s Eco-friendly Plastic to Fuel technology (INDEcoP2F) was developed for disposal of all types of waste plastic by conversion to valuable fuels. After Pilot scale validation, INDEcoP2F was demonstrated in a 170 kTA Delayed Coker unit (DCU) in which, ~54 MT of waste plastic was processed & >95% conversion was achieved.
Refineries face new challenges to secure profitable growth. The electrification of transport and clean fuel regulations drive process innovation and large investment decisions. Learn how the conversion from Steam to Electric Tracing supports their goals to maximize process integrity and safety, whilst reducing carbon footprint and cost of ownership.
These sessions will each be chaired by Dr Sunil Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun, Mohkampur, Dehradu
Catalyst fines are removed by using co-current nitrogen in CCRU hopper system post catalyst regeneration. This is not effective, leads to increase of fines. Licensor recommended installation of counter-current elutriation system in which hot nitrogen effluent needs cooling from 150°C to 100°C.IOCL developed an in-house model for complex thermal design of natural convection finned-tube, installed the same successfully.
iDrive is a visionary digital transformation project encompassing the entire length and breadth of IOCL. Not only is IOCL is one of the pioneers in the digital adoption, but it has also driven the project successfully with a demonstrated ROI.
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.
FT-NIR analysers for on-line Gasoline and Diesel Blending are adopted globally to provide on-line analysis for purpose of measurement and optimisation. FT-NIR analysers have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to meet performance requirements and optimized gains by the refinery to improve margins. Practical examples of implementation and results will be presented.