42nd International Petroleum Conference (42IPC)

Venue: Holiday Inn hotel

Location: Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2005
Registration Date: Oct 06, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2002
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Conference Focus
The papers and posters of the conference will have relation to recent advances in downstream, petrochemicals, natural gas and renewables, loss prevention and HSE aspects in refining and petrochemical industry.

Key Highlights

Session: Downstream

Catalysis plays an increasingly critical role in modern petroleum refining and basic petrochemical industries as market demands for and specifications of petroleum and petrochemical products are continuously changing. As the new on- and off-road emissions and fuel standards go into effect, engine manufacturers and refiners face critical challenges, both in the production and market compliance of their new technologies. Cost improvement, quality and control of the production are becoming a critical factor in the downstream product's market. Standards are essential role in supporting policies, standardization must solve relationship between standards, laws and industry requirements.

Catalyst and Catalysis in Refinery
From High-Sulphur Crudes to Ultra Low-Sulphur Fuels
C4 and C5 Chemistry for Fuels and Petrochemistry
Cost Improvement in Petroleum Processing
Fuel Quality: Car Manufactures vs. Refinery
Residue Upgrading Options in a Changing Refining World
Petroleum Fouling - Mechanisms and Mitigation
Advances in Standardisations and Specifications for Petroleum Products

Session: Petrochemicals

This year's conference will consist of a broad selection of topics related to ethylene and other basic petrochemical production. Advances in cracking furnace design, assessing process and maintenance single cell decoking and start-up environmental requirements. Alternative methods of producing propylene

Advances in Olefin Production
Ethylene Plant Technology ( Furnace optimization, Coking Prediction, Strat-up Strategy for Flaring Minimization, Feedstock Contaminants, Burner Technology Review, Advances in Distillation Technology, Maintenance, Energy Efficiency)
Advanced Processes for Petrochemical Industry (Phenol, Ethylbenzene, Ethyleneoxide, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, p-/m-Xylene)

Session: Natural Gas and Renewables

Alternative fuels, renewable fuels will play a significant role in the market and in national economy. Great attention to flexibility and economics will force the refining sector to explore new roles for these products to support environment and performance requirements.

Alternative and Renewable Fuels
Gas Conversion to Liquid Fuels and Chemicals (Syngas, GTL, and Alternative Fuels: the Latest Developments in Technology, Products and Markets)
Chemicals and Materials from Renewable Feedstocks
Chemical and Catalytic Conversions for Renewable Feedstocks
The Challenge of the Biofuels Directive for European Refineries
Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
Non-conventional Way Production of Petrochemical from Natural Gas
Development in hydrogen production Technologies
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Session: HSE Aspects of Refinery and Petrochemical Operations

One of the major issues in petroleum processing is HSE risk management. There is a significant impact on profitability correlated to the strategy by which risk is managed.

Process Safety/Loss Prevention in Petroleum and Petrochemical Processing
Loss Prevention Aspects of Large Storage Tank Design
Avoiding Electrostatic Hazards in Storage Tanks
Ethylene Plant Safety
New VOC and HR (highly reactive) VOC monitoring system
Water and Waste Management in Refinery & Petrochemical Plants
Technology Possibility to Reduction Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Decommissioning of Large Petroleum Production Installations and Site Restoration
Safety and Environment Management Systems
Human Resources - Forecasting the Big Issues


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Slovak Republic