Oil refining forum to address challenges faced by refineries

Oil refining forum to address challenges faced by refineries

Forum in Doha to address key issues in oil refining industry including petrochemical integration, management of wastewaster and gas to liquid technology.
Wastewater management has become a key issue with refineries world over. Refining processes generate a great deal of wastewater that requires treatment to a specific standard with resources and cost implications. Technical and economic aspects are the major hindrances in executing effective plans to deal with wastewater. Refineries not only have to look for profitable operations but also have to adhere to environmental standards. 3rd Annual Global Refining Technology Forum to be held in Doha, Qatar from 16 – 18 September 2013 will gather global refinery experts to do an in depth analysis of the current industry scenario and deliberate on the solutions for future.
Speaking on management and reuse of wastewater will be Dr. Farid Benyahia, Professor; Department of Chemical Engineering at Qatar University. Benyahia through his presentation will focus on the best practices to reuse wastewater and overcoming the challenges faced in the same. Farid Benyahia is holder of PhD and MSc in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK and BSc (Hons) from Aston University in the UK. He has taught process and plant design, including petrochemical plants for over 18 years and developed a unique plant design team teaching scheme at Qatar University involving university professors and senior process engineers at local and international companies.
The forum will feature panel discussions and presentations on topics like evolving gas-to-liquid technology, refinery and petrochemical integration, sustainable and greener jet fuels, tools used by decision makers to manage and control project cost, catalyst replacements and hydrogen management. Speakers presenting at the forum will be representing organizations like Total Research & Technology, MOL Group, Kuwait Oil Company, Borouge, DuPont Sustainable Solutions and Chevron. The final day of the forum will hold two workshops on comprehensive sulphur management for tomorrow’s environment and industrial water treatment.
The forum will be held at Renaissance Doha City Centre Hotel. With the world economy facing challenging times, refineries are looking towards optimizing processes with an objective of maximizing profits and meeting regulatory constraint for cleaner fuels. Delegates will get an excellent opportunity to interact with global experts and learn more about overcoming hurdles to make refineries more profitable.
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