ME-TECH: Over 250 Refining and Petrochemicals professionals are gathering this May in Dubai
Apr 25, 2022

Looking ahead to 2030, meeting targets for decarbonisation and sustainability... trending topics at 12th ME-TECH Forum

Dubai, 25 April 2022: The 12th edition of ME-TECH is set to take place ‘in-person’ from 10-12 May at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Companies involved in the oil refining and petrochemicals sectors will gather at the prestigious Middle East technology forum where high ranking officials and decision makers from the leading NOCs & IOCs will attend, including Astra Polymers, Borouge, Cnergyico (Byco Petroleum), Eni Abu Dhabi Refining, ENOC, Farabi Petrochemicals, Indian Oil Corporation, KIPIC, KNPC, Lanaz Refinery, Luberef, Mubadala Petroleum, Nayara Energy, Navin Fluorine International, NIS, OQ, Q8 Research, Petro Rabigh, Reliance Industries, Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu, SABIC, Saras, SASA Polyester, SASREF, SATORP, Saudi Aramco, Sipchem, Sonatrach, Tasnee, TotalEnergies and more.

Another strong technical agenda, designed especially for the region’s downstream producers and operators, coupled with an excellent networking platform, has generated strong interest, setting up this year’s forum to be the biggest to date.

Мaximising production and operational potential, adapting to new market conditions and decarbonisation targets are extremely important in the current, volatile market conditions, making the sharing of knowledge and experiences and being informed of the latest, innovative technological solutions more vital than ever for industry leaders.

Two pre-conference seminars on 10 May, the day before the official opening, will complement ME-TECH 2022:

• ‘Unlocking the Sustainable Growth Potential of the Middle East: A Catalyst for a Low-carbon Future’ hosted by Wood; and
• ‘Integration, Optimization and Lifecycle Solutions for a Competitive, Profitable and Sustainable Future’ hosted by Honeywell UOP

The main forum will commence on 11 May. Richard Charlesworth, Executive Director, IHS Markit will present on how decarbonisation targets change the refining and petrochemical landscape, while SABIC and TotalEnergies will share insights on their decarbonisation journey. The event will continue with presentations from leading licensors and technology providers on the topics of improving carbon efficiency, solutions for integration, technologies for clean fuels and maximising conversions, utilising existing assets for crude to chemicals conversion, catalysts innovations and more.

According to ME-TECH delegate surveys, an event highlight and one of the most anticipated parts of the forum’s agenda is the panel discussion - Adapting to the future challenges and meeting targets for decarbonisation and sustainability is the main focus of ME-TECH’s Producer Panel, joined by senior representatives from region’s leading operators KIPIC, OQ, SABIC, SATORP and TotalEnergies.

The forum ends with a Closing Panel themed ‘Looking Ahead to 2030 & Beyond’ where esteemed panelists from Axens, Honeywell UOP, Chevron Lummus Global, Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Wood will delve deeper and discuss the role of licensors in the next 10-15 years and what technologies can be deployed to diversify operations, improve profitability and decarbonise processes and assets.

The event is renowned for its senior executive level, networking opportunities, during the conference and at the adjoining exhibition, where sponsors; Albermarle, Axens, ART Hydroprocessing, BASF, BECHT, Chevron Lummus Global, Elessent Clean Technologies, Evonik Catalysts, Grace, Honeywell UOP, ILF Consulting Engineers, Shell Catalysts & Technologies, Sulzer Chemtech, Tubacex, Wood will showcase their products and solutions, alongside other exhibitors.

This year the organisers are offering the conference, pre-conference seminars and exhibition free-of-charge to all refining & petrochemicals end-users.
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Euro Petroleum Consultants [EPC] is an independent consulting group formed in London in 1996. We act as Client Project Engineer [CPE] for oil, gas and petrochemical producers by supporting the Client’s team through all stages of project development. EPC has offices in London, Dubai, Moscow, Sofia and Kuala Lumpur. In addition to our consulting activities, EPC organises high-level conferences and training courses for the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector. Our in-depth knowledge of the industry combined with extensive technical and commercial experience enables us to guarantee that our events are delivered to the very highest standards.

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