The 2017 Symposium - Call For Abstracts is now closed

The Symposium will feature technical and strategic sessions with over 50 prominent speakers from the industry, the academia and representatives from both the regional and international downstream refining community. The event provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into the industry’s entire value chain and to engage with peers.

Over three days, we bring together experts providing the opportunity to share recent R&D insights and industrial expertise that focus on the evolving refining industry.

2017 Symposium topics will include:

Novel Catalysts / Processes for Refining Applications


  • Hydroprocessing
  • Catalytic Reforming
  • Aromatics Production
  • Base Oil Production

Bottom of the Barrel Upgrading


  • Delayed Coker
  • Slurry Hydrocracking
  • Atmospheric Resid Desulphurization
  • Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Process Optimization, Troubleshooting and Energy Management in Refineries


  • Process Modeling & Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Pinch Analysis

Efficient Methodologies for Optimizing R&D Activities


  • Design of Experiments
  • High Throughput Experimentation

Strategies for Waste Streams Utilization


  • CO2 Valorization
  • Offgas Valorization

Advances in Assets Integrity Management


  • Corrosion Monitoring
  • Materials Performance & Evaluation
  • New Developments in Pipelines Inspection and Cathodic Protection
  • Failure Analysis

Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Resources


  • Biofuels
  • Utilization of used Lube Oils
  • Gas to Liquids

Advances in Petroleum Additives


  • Cold Properties Improvement
  • Corrosion and Fouling Inhibition