9–10 December 2020



Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference 9–10 December 2020

Patronage of Shaikh



Increasing conversion to curb low-value fuel oil production remains a key objective for many existing and grass-root refining facilities. There is a clear drive and commitment on improving product specifications, increasing conversion, reducing emissions and increasing margins - Upgrading the Bottom of Barrel remains of the utmost importance and central to achieving targets and results.

BBTC – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference Series established 20 years ago is the only industry event to focus on residue upgrading. The Middle East edition, launched six years ago, has become one of the most insightful conferences for the refining industry in the Middle East, especially as more and more focus is given to residue upgrading.

Key Topics

  • Market Overview & Trends
  • COVID-19 - Impact & Consequences
    • Crisis Management, Business Transformation & Recovery
    • Importance of Digitalisation & Tools for Remote Operations
  • IMO 2020 – One Year on - the Real Impact on the Downstream Sector
  • Increasing Refinery Complexity to Remain Competitive in an Evolving Industry
  • Reliability & Long Life-Cycle of the Refinery Units
  • Residue Upgrading Innovations – Technologies, Tools & Equipment
    • Focus on Thermal, Ebullated Bed, Slurry Hydrocracking & Gasification Technologies
    • Specialised Instrumentation & HE Equipment, Efficient BOB Equipment Clean-out Techniques
  • Optimum Integration with Petrochemicals - Selecting the Best Options
  • Projects Focus - Case Studies, Best Practices, Project Management & Execution
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Call for Papers

If you or your company would like to give a presentation at BBTC MENA 2020, please submit your abstract here before 27th August 2020

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C-Level 14%
Managers 36%
Specialists 50%
End Users/Operating Companies 56%
Service & Technology Providers 34%
Associations, Students, Others 10%
United States 9%
Europe 18%
Middle East 68%
Other 4%

BBTC MENA 2019 – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference took place on 10 & 11 December at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Bahrain. The conference took place under the Patronage of H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, with the support of the National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) and Bapco as Principal Sponsor.

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+971 (0)4 421 4642      events@europetro-me.com