30 October - 31 October 2018
Dubai, UAE

Argus Middle East Oil Products 2018

Setting the scene: The Middle East refining market

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  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Kuwait's role in future oil markets Abdulaziz Al Attar - Team Leader, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait
-Kuwait’s increasing refining capacity
-Impact of the near $16bn Clean Fuels Project (CFP)
-Updates from the al-Zour refinery
-The Duqm refinery JV with Orpic
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Challenges within the downstream sector and the role of R&D Dr Mabruk Issa Suleiman - Advisor R&D, ADNOC Refining R&D Centre, UAE
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Interactive panel discussion: Volatility in the oil markets: implications for Middle East refiners

Dr Mabruk Issa Suleiman, Advisor R&D, ADNOC Refining R&D Centre, UAE

Abdulaziz Al Attar, Team Leader, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait

David Marion, Vice President - Manufacturing, SATORP, Saudi Arabia

David Friedman, Manager Editorial, Argus, UAE

Export priorities in the wake of geopolitical tensions

Crude slate and middle distillates - an outlook of supply and demand

Global 0.5% sulphur cap: stakes for Middle East refiners

  • 11.10
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  • 11:40
  • Networking break

IMO 2020: Updates, challenges and opportunities

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  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • A refiner’s perspective: Challenges and opportunities facing SATORP as a full conversion refinery David Marion - Vice President – Manufacturing, SATORP, Saudi Arabia

What are the key opportunities IMO 2020 brings?

When will the margin of Low Sulphur Diesel rise?

How to schedule your Turnaround or Catalyst Change Shutdown to be available when the margin will raise?

Who are the customers for the Low Sulphur Diesel?

What diesel quantity will best meet IMO 2020 bunker fuel specification?

  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • IMO reforms and the impact on storage : Middle East and Singapore Ellen Ruhotas - Managing Director, Ratio Group, Singapore
  • 12:40
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  • 14:15
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:15
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  • 14:45
  • A closer look at fuel oil markets Jaslyn Ying - Fuel Oil Reporter, Argus, Singapore
  • 14:45
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  • 15:15
  • Overview of the shipping markets
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Networking break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:45
  • Interactive panel discussion: How does Fujairah evolve as a fuel oil & bunker hub ahead of IMO 2020

Matt Stanley, Senior Broker, Star Fuels, UAE

Avik Ghosh, Global head of Fuel Oil & Distillates Trading, Gulf Petrochem

Sean Bergin, Senior Purchaser, Glander Bunkering, UAE

Guarav Dwivedi, General Manager, Gulf Petrol Supplies, UAE

IMO 2020: Updates, Challenges and Opportunities

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  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • The regional impact of IMO 2020 Mustafa Ansari - Senior Economist - Energy Research, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation

 
  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Transition to a post 2020 world: perspectives from refiners, traders and shippers

Siavash Alishahpour. Managing Director, VTTI, UAE

Mustafa Ansari, Senior Economist - Energy Research, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation

Ellen Ruhotas, Managing Director, Ratio Group, Singapore

Capt. Farhad Patel, Director, Sharaf Shipping Agency, UAE

David Friedman, Manager Editorial, Argus, UAE

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break

East African market dynamics

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  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • China's oil markets outlook: latest trends and development Cliff Shi - Deputy General Manager - Research & Strategy, Unipec, China
  • Key changes in China's oil consumption: structural changes
  • Rapid expansion of China's refining capacity, new refining projects coming online
  • The trend of Refinery and Petrochemical Integration (RPI)
  • Two local oil giants emerge but some teapot refineries are reducing runs, even on the edge of bankruptcy
  • Key changes in China's crude oil import and oil product export including export quotas
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Africa’s evolving products market and refinery developments – an ARA Perspective David Sineke - African Refiners Association, South Africa
  • Overview of new infrastructure projects in the region
  • Development of the Dangote mega-refinery and its likely impact on the products sector
  • Updates on refining and storage capacity in the region
  • Progress on implementation of AFRI Fuel Specifications in the region

Blockchain: The Market Realities

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  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Distributed ledger technologies will enhance commodity finance Baptiste Audren - Head of Product, komgo, Switzerland
  • Market size
  • Blockchain technology
  • Easy Trading Connect
  • Komgo: MVP products and products to come
  • What is next