43rd International Petroleum Conference (43IPC)

Venue: Holiday Inn hotel

Location: 825 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 21, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jul 01, 2007
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Session: Future Automotive and Fuel Technologies - Catalysis Role

Catalysis plays an increasingly critical role in modern petroleum refining and basic petrochemical industries as market demands for 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 play essential role in supporting policies. Standardization must solve relationship among standards, laws and industry requirements.

Hydroprocessing Catalyst and Technologies for Clean Fuels
Clean Fuels and Sulphur Management
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
Biofuels Quality-Standardization, Monitoring and Testing
Fuel's Additive Role in the Clean Fuels Market

Session: Petrochemicals

The Conference will consist of a broad selection of topics related to ethylene and other basic petrochemical products (amine, aromatics, fuel oxygenates, methanol, phenol, propylene oxide, styrene, ethylene oxide, etc.), advances in cracking furnace design, assessing process, maintenance of a single cell decoking, start-up environmental requirements, and alternative methods of producing propylene.

Advances in Olefin Production
Ethylene Plant Technology (Furnace Optimization, Coking Prediction, Start-up Strategy for Flaring Minimization, Feedstock Contaminants, Burner Technology Review, Advances in Distillation Technology, Maintenance, Energy Efficiency)
Ethylene Plant Safety
Non-conventional Way of Production of Petrochemicals from Natural Gas
Advanced Processes for Petrochemical Industry (Phenol, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene oxide, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, p-/m-Xylene)

Session: Impact of Biofuels and Natural Gas on Refinery Operations

Alternative fuels and 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.

Understanding the New Role of Bioethanol and Biodiesel
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
New Renewable Fuels Standards
Development in Hydrogen Production Technologies
Glycerol - a Renewable Feedstock for a Sustainable Industry
Biobutanol- an advance biofuel

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
Implementation of the SEVESO Legislation
EU Chemicals Policy Review (REACH)
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
Management of Hazardous Chemicals (Plant & Laboratory)
Human Factors in Process Safety
Working Environment in Refinery


Additional Information

Registration fee paid before July 1, 2007 Basic registration fee 150 € Presenting author of each accepted paper 75 € Presenting author of each accepted poster 100 € PhD students and students 50 € Accompanying person 80 € Registration fee paid after July 1, 2007 Basic registration fee 200 € Presenting author of each accepted paper 110 € Presenting author of each accepted poster 135 € PhD students and students 70 € Accompanying person 80 € Registration fee includes Conference materials, proceedings on CD-ROM, Conference organization, lunches, refreshment during coffee breaks and social program. The fee does not cover the accommodation, board and transportation costs. A verification of a student status should be provided to organizers. Presentation of companies Companies and institutions providing equipment, services, literature and research related to Conference topics are invited to present their products at the Conference. Materials distributed to participants together with the conference materials 120 € Poster at conference venue 140 € Presentation of products with demonstration 220 € Presentation within oral sessions 190 € Presentation out of oral sessions 140 € Presentation in the second conference announcement and on CD-ROM 50 € Flag, company logo in conference hall 140 € Other forms of presentation based on agreement with organizers Individual price Payment All payments should be done in Euro currency. Registration fee should be paid via bank remittance. Please indicate the participant's name clearly in order to ensure that the payment is correctly registered. Please send the confirmation about the payment to organizers and present it at the conference registration. Bank address: HVB Bank Slovakia, a.s. , Bratislava, Slovak Republic Account number: 1152616052/8080 Swift Code: BACXSKBA IBAN: SK 11 8080 0000 001152616052 Account-holder: Slovnaft VÚRUP, a.s., Vlèie hrdlo, 820 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic Conference Language The official language of the Conference is English. All contributions therefore will be printed and presented in English. Exhibition Companies and institutions providing equipment, services, literature and research related to conference topics are invited to exhibit their products. Publications All abstracts of the accepted contributions will be published on the web page. In addition, selected contributions will be published in a quarterly Petroleum and Coal journal. Extra copies of the Conference documentation can be purchased by delegates unable to attend Conference at the price of 100 Euro per copy. For further information, contact: Address: Conference Secretary 43rd International Petroleum Conference Slovnaft VURUP, a.s. Vlcie hrdlo P.O. BOX 50 820 03 Bratislava 23 Slovak Republic Telephone: 00421 903 540 394 (Letkova), 00421 2 4524 8824 (Mikulec) Fax: 00421 2 4524 6276 E-mail: 43ipc@slovnaft.sk