ADS Virtual 2020 Agenda

Asian Downstream Summit & ARTC Virtual 2020 Agenda

Please note that for refinery companies, petrochemical operators & government agencies, it's free to attend any of the sessions on both days. 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 for 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

09.20 - 09.30 Asian Downstream Summit and ARTC Welcome:
Opening Remarks by World Refining Association

09.30 - 09.45 Opening Address: The Energy Transition: a new era for Singapore’s economy
  • The future of Singapore’s downstream oil & gas industry
  • Public private collaboration towards a more sustainable future
  • What will the post COVID-19 recovery look like for Singapore’s downstream refining & petrochemical industry?
Ministry of Trade and Industry (Speaker To Be Confirmed)

09.45 – 10.00 
Keynote Presentation: How digitalisation is shaping Singapore's downstream business success​
  • Managing Singapore’s capacity challenges
  • Is hydrogen a realistic and sustainable future?
  • Managing national regulations on a global landscape
  • Key challenges and opportunities in Singapore’s energy transition
  • Import, export and streamlining the supply chain
  • An interactive and interconnected global market. How changes in the international market affect Singapore’s oil and gas and downstream economy 
Andreas Krobjilowski, General Manager, Shell, Singapore
10.00 – 10.15 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
10.15 – 10.30 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 the solution?
Yu Kin Yeo, Senior VP, Consulting – Asia & Middle East, Argus, Singapore
10.30 – 10.45 Keynote Presentation: New technologies for a new era: how innovation is shaping Petron
  • How digitalisation is impacting the refining and petrochemical economy
  • Growth and new developments in the Philippines’ downstream infrastructure
  • Post-pandemic economic recovery for the downstream industry in ASEAN
Jayledeo Charles Angeles​, Chief Process Engineer, Petron Corporation, Philippines

Day 1 – 28th October, 2020 | Session 2

11.00 – 12.30 Executive Keynote Roundtable: Transforming business processes and achieving superior performance by driving value, agility and sustainability ​

Sponsored by: 

  • Tuck Leong Chan, Lead Digital Accelerator, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Napaporn Ratanapoka, Vice President Refinery, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Thailand
  • Edwin Ebrahimi, Innovation Leader, Vopak, Singapore
  • Mohammad Jefri Mokhtar, Manager, Process Department, MRC Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS, Malaysia

DAY 1 – 28TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 3

14.00 – 15.15 Webinar: Refinery 4.0: IIoT and Big Data Analytics to drive plant improvements

  • Imad Aldhfiri, Head of Cybersecurity Risk Monitoring, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • Vishal Chowdhary, Senior Manager (Automation), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India
  • Sanjay Bakshi, Programme Director, Corporate Innovation, start-up Innovation and Incubation, Shell, Singapore
  • Sufyan Mohd Nor, Head of Process Safety Management, PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Hasnor Hashim, Principal Engineer, PETRONAS Project Delivery and Technology Division, Malaysia 

DAY 1 – 28TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 4

16.00 – 17.00 Webinar: Creating the perfect balance between risk, cost and performance

  • Suhas Japtiwale, Assistant Vice President Refining and Petrochemicals business, Reliance, India
  • Udo Huenger, VP, Middle East, BASF, UAE
  • 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​

Day 2 – 29th October, 2020

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 1

09.10 – 09.20 Asian Downstream Summit and ARTC Welcome:
Opening Remarks, Day 1 Summary & Welcome by World Refining Association

09.20 – 10.00
Keynote Presentation: Innovation Gateway @ PETRONAS

Technology crowdsourcing: addressing business pain points with PETRONAS Innovation Gateway 
  • Collaboraton 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: PETRONAS Innovation Gateway 
Fadhlan Nik Abdul Aziz,
Head, Innovation, Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) Division, PETRONAS, Malaysia

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 2

10.00 – 10.15 Keynote Presentation: Aligning digitalisation and sustainability and the shape of post COVID-19 recovery 
  • The shape of post-pandemic recovery. How operators can remain commercially competitive in a challenging market climate 
  • Vertical integration and how it will shape the next normal 
  • Navigating customer and stakeholder sustainability demands: and how new technologies can help 
  • Managing new supply chain models 
Christiaan van der Wouden, VP Operations, Orpic, Oman
10.15 – 10.30 Keynote Presentation

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, Program Manager – Open Process Automation R&D Program, ExxonMobil, USA
10.45 – 11.00 Keynote 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 – 12.00  Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in Chemicals

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

DAY 2 – 29TH OCTOBER, 2020 | SESSION 4

14.00 – 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?
  • Sherry Ramphal, Plant Manager, CP Chem, Singapore
  • Dr. Purandar Chakravarty, Head of Innovation and Alternate Energy, Nayara Energy, India
  • Kemas Adrian, Environmental & Sustainability Engineer, Pertamina Hulu, Indonesia
  • Norzaimah M Alias, Process Technology (Refinery) Section, Process & Mechanical Engineering Dept, PETRONAS, Malaysia

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?
  • Martin Hawkins, General Manager, Duqm Refinery, Oman
  • Jonatas Melo, Senior Vice President, Asia South, Borouge, Singapore
  • Márk Bubálik, Head of DS Technology, MOL, Hungary
  • Saiful Mokhtar, Staff Engineer (Process Design), PETRONAS, Malaysia 
  • Ashutosh S Deshpande, Vice President - CEO's office, Nayara Energy, India
17.30    Closing remarks by World Refining Association