International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference 2017

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In the last 14 years BBTC has established itself as the most important event on Residue Upgrading in the industry.

BBTC 2017 in Dubrovnik will examine the opportunities for residue upgrading in a volatile crude oil environment and present the latest technology innovations and strategies to ensure success.

Key Topics Include:
  • Residue Upgrading Projects – Updates, Best Practices & Future Plans
  • Residue Upgrading Technology Advances, Catalysts & Equipment
  • Focus on Thermal Processing & Hydroprocessing Technologies, Catalysts & Equipment


Key Speakers Include:
  • Andy Shivaram, Manager Heavy Oils & Hydroprocessing Group, HONEYWELL UOP
  • Roman Wojciechowski, Director Effective Operational Plan Delivery Office, PKN ORLEN
  • Alberto Ravella, Licensing Manager Lubes, EXXONMOBIL
  • Martin de Wit, European Licensing Manager, EXXONMOBIL
  • Ian Elgey, Director Refining Technology, KBR
  • David McNamara, Senior Principal Researcher, Residue Upgrading, CRITERION
  • Vanda Mandic, Manager of Process Technology & Development, INA INDUSTRIJA NAFTE
  • José Daniel Rojas, Infrastructure & Oil Upgrading Manager, PDVSA INTEVEP
  • Martha Smith, Global Technical Director, ZYME FLOW DECON TECHNOLOGY
  • Amit Gupta, Senior Technologist, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
  • Christopher Federsel, Business Development Manager, hte - the high throughput company
Attendees will Include:
  • Heads of Refining and Petrochemicals from Major Oil Companies
  • General Directors of Regional Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
  • Heads of Technical Departments
  • Chief Engineers
  • Chief Technologists
  • Project Directors
  • Design Institutes
  • Engineering Contractors
  • Licensors
  • Technology, Solutions & Equipment Providers
  • Industry Consultants and Analysts

Confirmed Exhibitors

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Sandvik logo
HTE logo
Alfa Laval logo
Gayesco logo
Axens logo
Criterion logo
Shell global solutions
Exxon Mobil logo
Honeywell UOP logo
Delta Valve logo
KBR logo

BBTC 2017 will be held as a part of the International Downstream Week directly after the International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference - IDTC.

International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference
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16 & 17 May
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Topics include:

  • Overview & Outlook of International Downstream Markets
  • Investments & Projects
  • Refining & Petrochemical Integration
  • Downstream Technologies, Catalysts & Equipment
  • Operational Excellence Strategy
  • Asset Management
  • Energy Efficiency

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or contact directly the Event Director at +359 884 884 535