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

2018 Advisory Committee

  • Nadia Bader Hajji

    Nadia Bader Hajji

    DCEO (Al-Zour Petrochemical & LNGI)


  • Hafedh Al-Qassab

    Hafedh Al-Qassab

    GM Refining


  • Vinod Ramaseshan

    Vinod Ramaseshan

    Engineering Specialist


  • David Marion

    David Marion

    VP Manufacturing


  • Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Mubarak Al-Mutairi

    Manager Technical Services MAB


  • Stefan Chapman

    Stefan Chapman

    Vice President

    Euro Petroleum Consultants

2018 Exhibitors

Gayesco Wika
Air Products
Hoover Ferguson
Rezel catalysts

2018 Programme

Regular Attendees

2018 Conferences

BBTC MENA 2018 – Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference took place on 3−4 December at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Bahrain. On 5-6 December in Bahrain, the Middle East catalyst community came together at ME-CAT – Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference, to network and share insights on how to maximise success through catalyst innovations.

The conferences 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.

Contact the Organisers

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

Kingdom of Bahrain

An ancient land rich in culture and history, Bahrain - which name means "two seas" in Arabic - was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery. Bahrain has one of the most diversified economies in the region, the result of a commitment to a sustainable future. Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is relaxed and cosmopolitan and is a favourite destination for visitors.