15th Technical Conference

Fifteenth Technical Conference

The Fifteenth Technical Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bahrain on May 9th, 2007. Over 200 participants from all GCC countries and other countries attended. The Conference programme was as follows:

  • Opening Remarks
    Dr. Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al- Khalifa – Chapter’s Chairman

  • Keynote Speech
    H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza
    Minister of Oil and Gas Affairs
    Chairman of National Oil and Gas Authority

  • Liquid Distributors Failure in Packed Absorber Column
    Khalid Noor, BANAGAS, Bahrain

  • Ethane Supply and Demand, Past and Future Scenario in Kuwait
    Nawaf A. Al-Sharhan & Kanagia Sabapathi, MAA Refinery, KNPC, Kuwait

  • Saudi Aramco Eliminates Claus Catalyst Deactivation Caused by Aromatics Using Activated Carbon
    Pierre P. Crevier; Abdulhadi M. Adab; Hassan M. BaAqeel; Ibrahim A. Hummam & Adel S. Misfer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

  • Reduce Gas Emission by Tracing of Energy Lost Due to Improper Matching of Cold-Hot Streams in Heat Exchangers
    Mubarak Al-Kawari, Sitra Power & Water Plant, Bahrain

  • Process Safety Management Implementation
    Ahmed Khalil Ebrahim, Bahrain Refinery, BAPCO, Bahrain

  • Stabilizer Column: Different Modeling Concept and Finding Optimum Water Draw-Off for Efficient Water Separation
    Robert Page and Duraimanickam Muthu, Pertofac, UAE

  • Zero Flaring in KNPC Refineries
    Ali Al-Otaibi, MAA Refinery, KNPC, Kuwait

  • Deterioration of Solid Desiccant Beds (Molecular Sieves) at Yanbu Gas Plant
    Ahmed S. Ghazal, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia