10–11 December 2019



Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference


Welcome to BBTC MENA 2019

Euro Petroleum Consultants is pleased to announce BBTC MENA 2019 – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference will take place from 10–11 December in Bahrain.

The growing importance of residue upgrading is clear to see. Today, competition in the petroleum refining industry continues to grow; therefore refiners are looking to minimise fuel oil production by means of integrating deep conversion processes into their asset configuration. In the current market, simple refinery configurations are no longer competitive and residue upgrading is an essential design feature in any world-class refinery complex. Increasing conversion and consequently curbing low-value fuel oil production, is without a doubt, a key challenge for many existing and grassroot refining facilities. Yet, since there is a whole range of commercially proven deep conversion technologies, it is up to each refinery to select an optimum process configuration based on their specific features and requirements.

Established 18 years ago, Euro Petroleum Consultants’ BBTC – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference is the only event to focus on residue upgrading. BBTC MENA 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 upgrad.



Key Topics:

  • Market Overview & Trends
  • Increasing Conversion & Complexity to Meet Demand & Remain Competitive
  • IMO 2020 is here – the real impact
  • Residue Upgrading Innovation – Technologies, Tools & Equipment
  • Focus on Thermal, Ebullated Bed & Slurry Hydrocracking Technologies
  • Innovations in Tools & Equipment - Specialised Instrumentation & Heat Exchange Equipment, Efficient BOB Equipment Clean-out Techniques
  • The Growing Importance of Integration with Petrochemicals
  • Current & Future Projects - Case Studies, Best Practices, CAPEX Optimisation & Efficient Project Management & Execution

BBTC MENA Advisory Committee


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Research Partner

Oxford Business Group

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Contact the Organisers

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