ADS Virtual 2020 Agenda

Asian Downstream Summit & ARTC Virtual 2020 Agenda

Please note; registration is complimentary for refiners, petrochemical operators, and government. Simply register for any of the sessions that you're interested to attend below. 

For vendors and other companies, it's only S$299 to attend any of the sessions on both days! Simply register your delegate pass HERE.

This virtual edition is held in conjunction with our live edition, which will take place in Singapore next year on the 24th and 25th May 2021, Singapore.

Day 1 – 28th October, 2020 | Session 1

09.40 - 09.45 Asian Downstream Summit and ARTC Welcome:
Opening Remarks by World Refining Association


09.45 – 10.00 
Keynote Presentation: Energy Transition – How can petrochemical businesses thrive and play a meaningful role?​
  • Shell’s ambition to thrive in the Energy Transition 
  • How manufacturing sites are supporting Shell’s Net Zero Emissions ambition 
  • Digitalisation as a key lever to advance Energy Transition
Andreas Krobjilowski, General Manager, Shell Jurong Island, Singapore
10.00 – 10.20 Keynote PresentationAdapting to Growing Demand for Petrochemicals - Converting An Existing Oil Refinery into a Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) Complex
  • How the refinery operators of today can adapt to the growing petrochemical demands of tomorrow
  • Why converting existing brownfield refineries into a Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex has become a necessity in the recent years
  • New commercial opportunities for existing refineries to be converted into a COTC complex to produce base chemicals for high value petrochemical products
  • Case study: integration between an existing refinery and an aromatic complex with a new Cracker and downstream petrochemical derivatives complex
  • New technologies and innovations to help with the crude to chemical complex
Ir. Saiful Anuar Bin Mohd Mokhtar, Principal Engineer (Process Design), PETRONAS, Malaysia
10.20 – 10.45 Keynote Presentation: Long term impact on the refining and light transportation fuel market due to energy transition
  • Oil and refining, current and future trends
  • Long term trends of transportation fuel
  • Trends in refining complexity and COVID impact
  • Is petchem the future?
  • Climate change and electrification of energy
  • Is hydrogen a realistic and sustainable future?
Yu Kin Yeo, Senior VP, Consulting – Asia & Middle East, Argus Media, Singapore

Day 1 – 28th October, 2020 | Session 2

11.00 – 12.30 Executive Keynote Roundtable: Forging resilience amidst uncertainty: How Value Chain Optimization and Asset Performance Strategy unlocks value for Refining and Petrochemical operators to stay agile
  • What are the key success enablers for operators to drive superior performance in the new normal?
  • What is Value Chain Optimization and how can operators evaluate the impact of various scenarios on their value chain during a period of market volatility?
  • How can refiners optimize operations value chain by maximizing yield, throughput, and energy savings, using a 360o view of plant operations?
  • What strategies can refiners and petrochemical players use to Maximize Asset Performance?
  • What part will Cloud play in driving business performance and helping operators mitigate risk in the next era of the industry?
Sponsored by: 

Moderator: Wai Seng Cheah, Managing Director Malaysia and ASEAN Energy Digital Lead, Accenture, Malaysia 

  • Tuck Leong Chan, Lead Digital Accelerator, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Sebastien Ory, Vice President, South East Asia, AVEVA, Singapore
  • Jefri Mokhtar, Manager, Process Department, MRC Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Pitak Lausangngam, Head of Digital Transformation, PTT Global Chemical Public Company, Thailand 
  • Sophiaan Assoari, Risk Management and Trading, Brunei Energy Services & Trading Sdn Bhd, Brunei
  • Warit Krittaphol, Commercial Director: Chemicals Business, SCG, Thailand

DAY 1 – 28TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 3

14.00 – 15.30 Executive Keynote Roundtable: Refinery 4.0: Asset Management and IoT to drive plant improvements, achieve operational excellence and improve quality
  • How can refiners use data and digitalization to give them a competitive advantage in this environment?
  • How can digitalization provide a strategic weapon to use in sustainability or safety initiatives?
  • What role does digital twins play in Refinery 4.0?
  • How will predictive maintenance technologies evolve in the future and how will predictive maintenance help operators cut down on costs and unnecessary shutdown time?
  • What will the industrial Plant of the Future look like?
Sponsored by:

Moderator: Andy Goldin, Head of Advanced Analytics, South East Asia Consulting, PwC, Singapore

  • Sanjay Bakshi, Programme Director, Corporate Innovation, start-up Innovation and Incubation, Shell, India
  • Sufyan Mohd Nor, Head of Process Safety Management, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Hasnor Hashim, Principal Engineer, PETRONAS Project Delivery and Technology Division, Malaysia
  • Viczián Zsolt​, Head of Downstream IT, MOL, Hungary
  • Rizki Ekananda, Senior Specialist Process Development Research, PT. Pertamina, Indonesia
  • Dinna Rizqi Awalia, Planning and Optimisation Engineer, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, Indonesia
  • Sanjeev Mullick, Vice President, APJ, Aspen Technology, Singapore

DAY 1 – 28TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 4

16.00 – 17.30 Roundtable Discussion: Navigating the next normal: creating the perfect balance between risk, cost and performance  
  • How can BigData analysis help operations professionals and operators mitigate and predict risk?
  • How can operators best balance risk, cost and performance? What are the key priorities when it comes to budget allocation?
  • How has the current climate increased focus on operational excellence in order to survive and remain competitive in the current climate? Has it also highlighted the importance of effective risk mitigation?
  • How can digitalization help mitigate physical safety risk, and improve HSE and corporate safety standards?
  • Is there any instance where digitalization can/has caused challenges to business performance?
Moderator: Bob Gill, General Manager, Southeast Asia, ARC Advisory Group, Singapore

  • Suhas Japtiwale, Assistant Vice President Refining and Petrochemicals business, Reliance Industries, India
  • Kumod Kumar Jain, Executive Director, Centre For High Technology (CHT), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, former Head of Refinery, Indian Oil, India
  • Rizal Rahman, Head of Operations, Steam Cracker Complex, PRefChem, Malaysia​
  • Tan Wei Chen, COO, Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad, Malaysia
  • Imad Aldhfiri, Head of Cybersecurity Risk Monitoring, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • Adel A. Benmohamed, IT Supervisor, Pertamina, Algeria

Day 2 – 29th October, 2020

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 1

09.15 – 09.20 Asian Downstream Summit and ARTC Welcome:
Opening Remarks, Day 1 Summary & Welcome by World Refining Association

09.20 – 09.50
Keynote Presentation: iG@P – Innovation Gateway @ PETRONAS

Technology crowdsourcing – addressing business pain points with iG@P 
  • Collaboration is more than just a buzzword: finding the right solutions partner in a crowded market 
  • Making sense of the growing volume of data to provide trending and valuable insights 
  • Reducing dependency on your internal technology development and collaborating with the industry 
  • Case study: iG@P – Innovation Gateway @ PETRONAS
Fadhlan Nik Abdul Aziz,
Head of Innovation, PETRONAS, Malaysia

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 2

10.00 – 10.30 Presentation: Innovative Strategies for AfterWasher/Rectifier Dividing Wall Distillation Column – A Rectification of Mis-directed Nozzle Design
  • Dealing with design flaws and rectifications of mis-directed nozzles through out of the box thinking and pigeon holes concepts 
  • Bringing back flow operation and streamlining processes
  • Key takeaways: collaborative efforts between key personnel from multiple departments and internal and external stakeholders 
Rizal Rahman, Head of Operations, Steam Cracker Complex, PRefChem, Malaysia
10.30 – 10.45 Keynote Presentation: ExxonMobil Moves Open Process Automation Towards Reality
  • Moving open process automation towards reality: How industry standards and demonstration units are setting the stage to reshape an industry
  • Case study and recent developments: ExxonMobil's pilot plant demonstration, using a prototype industrial control system based on OPA principles
  • The outlook for a new type of industrial control system: How standards-based open systems will unlock value  
Bradley Houk, Senior Engineering Advisor, Automation and Process Control and Program Manager – Open Process Automation R&D Program, ExxonMobil, USA
10.45 – 11.00 Presentation: Maximising Asset Performance in the Downstream Industry

ARC Advisory Group market research findings reveal limitations in conventional maintenance-led approaches to asset performance management.  By embracing the involvement of process engineers and operations personnel as well as reliability engineers, owner-operators can move towards maximising the performance of critical plant equipment and avoid the large revenue losses and extensive disruption associated with unplanned downtime. 

Bob Gill, General Manager, Southeast Asia, ARC Advisory Group, Singapore 

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 3

11.00 – 11.15 Exclusive one-on-one interview: The New Digital Frontier of Downstream Oil and Gas ​ 

  • Edwin Ebrahimi, Innovation Engagement Leader, Vopak, Singapore
11.15 – 12.15 Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in Downstream Oil and Gas
  • How are developments such as AI, Big Data and ML driving business decisions in refining & petrochemicals?
  • Will AI take over a significant amount of the downstream manpower?
  • How can you equip and empower your workforce to adapt and keep up with the pace of digitalization?
  • How involved should senior management be in driving AI implementation?
Moderator: Hari Govindahari, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore

  • Vikas Deshmukh, VP Technology, Hydrocarbon business, Reliance Industries, India
  • Oliver Wotton, Head of Manufacturing IT, Shell, Singapore
  • Vikas Prabhu, CIO, Nayara Energy, India
  • Surendra Nath Pandey, MD, Chennai Petroleum, India

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 4

14.00 – 14.15 Keynote Presentation: Aligning digitalisation and sustainability and the shape of post COVID-19 recovery 
  • Covid-19 Impact and Response – operation (operational excellence) and strategic elements (integration)
  • Integration through Value Chain Optimisation – 3 value chains, front-end, back-end and synergy integration
  • Operational Excellence, Business Improvement plans and Gross Margin Optimisation
  • Digitalisation examples
Christiaan van der Wouden, VP Operational Excellence, OQ, Oman
14.15 – 15.30 Executive Roundtable: Sustainability and the future of fossil fuels
  • Does the shift towards renewables mean the end of fossil fuels? How can oil and gas operators adapt and evolve?
  • Will hydrogen be the next ‘oil’, fuelling the global economy?
  • The drop in demand of jet fuel and the rise of the bio-refinery
  • Managing relationships with regulators
  • Sustainability and CSR: how stakeholders and investors are assessing your sustainability
  • How can new technologies help oil and gas operators achieve sustainability goals?
Moderator: Alexander Radach, Principal, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Germany​

  • Dr. Purandar Chakravarty, Head of Innovation and Alternate Energy, Nayara Energy, India
  • Kemas Adrian, Environmental & Sustainability Engineer, Pertamina Hulu, Indonesia
  • Christiaan van der Wouden, VP Operational Excellence, OQ, Oman
  • Sharul A-Rashid, Group Technical Authority, Instrument and Control, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Nils Michel, Senior Sales Manager –  Technology/Energy Transition, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, Germany
  • Hari Ravindran, Senior Vice President, Technology, KBR, United Kingdom

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 5

16.00 – 17.30 Closing Keynote Roundtable: The Future of the Downstream industry – What lies ahead
  • What will the “next normal” look like for the refining & petrochemical industry?
  • What are the technologies to support refineries and petrochemical complexes of the future?
  • Industry 4.0 and the era of the virtual refinery
  • Vertical integration: the future of the industry?
Moderator: José de Sá, Partner, Bain & Company, Brazil
  • Jonatas Melo, Senior Vice President, Asia South, Borouge, Singapore
  • Ir. Saiful Anuar Bin Mohd Mokhtar, Principal Engineer (Process Design), PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Ashutosh S Deshpande, Vice President - CEO's office, Nayara Energy, India
  • Andrew Mills, Vice President Integrity Management, Wood, Australia
  • Robert Ohmes, Division Manager, Strategic Business Planning, Becht, USA
17.30    Closing remarks by World Refining Association