Grande Suite Sponsor
Coffee Break Sponsor
Shell Global Solutions
Shell Global Solutions is a network of independent technology companies in the Shell Group which provide technical consultancy and licensed technologies for both the Shell Group and third party customers within the energy industry. In response to the significant challenges facing the industry today, Shell Global Solutions strives to deliver innovative technical solutions and effective technology to support its customers in their day-to-day operations and delivery of strategic plans. This enables customers to improve the capacity and performance of existing units; integrate new process units into existing refineries and petrochemical complexes; incorporate advanced proprietary catalyst systems (CRI/Criterion) and reactor internals; through to the design of grassroots refineries. More information on Shell Global Solutions is available at www.shell.com/globalsolutions
Shell Global Solutions is affiliated with Shell's catalyst companies which innovate and sell catalysts through a network that includes Criterion Catalysts & Technologies, Zeolyst International, CRI Catalyst Company and CRI KataLeuna. More information on the CRI/Criterion Catalysts and Technologies group is available at http://www.cricatalyst.com and http://www.criterioncatalysts.com.
Criterion is the world's largest supplier of hydroprocessing catalysts, which includes catalysts for hydrotreating, hydrocracking, hydrogenation and isomerization. We offer a variety of process technologies that can be packaged with our catalysts to create a complete, optimized solution for any hydroprocessing problem or supplied independently. We have more than 50 years experience developing, manufacturing, testing, marketing and servicing catalysts that are used in every type of hydroprocessing operation.
Criterion is a wholly owned subsidiary of CRI/Criterion Inc., which is a part of Shell Group and a major supplier of refining and petrochemical catalysts, processes and know-how. Criterion operates globally but acts locally. Having multiple research & development, manufacturing and technical services facilities spread around the world gives us better insights into local trends and into an individual customer's situation and provides the means to respond rapidly to each customer's current and future needs.
Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 21 202 employees at the end of 2012. In the financial year 2012, Clariant produced a turnover of CHF 6 billion. Clariant is divided into seven business units: Additives; Catalysts; Function Minerals, Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; and Pigments.
Clariant Catalysts is one of the leading catalyst suppliers globally with a broad portfolio of products for many chemicals and fuels processes Our products enable the use of alternative raw materials - such as natural gas, coal, and biomass - as chemical and energy feedstocks, and are used to clean emissions for industrial processes and combustion engines to limit the impact on the environment.
• Catalysts for the production of ammonia, methanol, hydrogen, and synthetic natural gas, and for use in various alternative fuels production processes including gas-to-liquid (GTL) coal-to-liquid (CTL) and biomass-to-liquid (BTL).
• Petrochemical catalysts for the production and purification of olefins and derivatives, aromatics and derivatives, and for the growing market of on-purpose production of propylene.
• Oxidation and hydrogenation catalysts for production of many basic and specialty chemicals.
• Catalysts for purifying industrial off-gas and removing pollutants from combustion engines.
• Upgrading and purification catalysts for refinery processes, including hydrogen production, and isomerization and dewaxing to enhance the performance of gasoline and diesel.
CRI is a leading provider of catalyst and environmental systems technology to the global petrochemical producing community. CRI has obtained exclusive global sublicensing rights for the IH2 process from Gas Technology Institute (GTI) where the technology was developed. Testing demonstrates that the IH2 process converts virtually any type of non-food biomass feedstock—such as wood, agricultural residues, algae, and aquatic plants to gasoline, jet and diesel range hydrocarbon fuels and/or blend stocks.
CRI operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and business units throughout the world. It is dedicated to providing a broad customer base with innovative high performance, cost-efficient catalysts and technologies. CRI offers a range of products and services with specific focus on ethylene oxide production, environmental applications, selective hydrogenation, hydrogen separation and recovery, heavy crude processing and the production of renewable fuels. For more information about CRI Catalyst, please visit their website at www.cricatalyst.com
Grace Catalysts Technologies develop FCC catalysts that allow the profitable processing of a wide range of feedstocks, from low metals feeds to heavy crude oil. In addition, we offer catalysts for maximisation of propylene and LCO. Grace is also a leading supplier of FCC additives. Our portfolio includes ZSM-5 additives for maximising light olefins, SOx and NOx reduction additives, fuel sulphur reduction additives, as well as additives to promote CO combustion.
Topsoe has developed process technologies and catalysts for virtually all areas of hydroprocessing and our catalysts and technologies are maximising profits for refiners worldwide.
Topsoe's refining competencies
Through Topsoe's extensive hydroprocessing research and development we offer:
- extensive hydrocracking technology and catalyst portfolio for maximum mid-distillate yields supported by new, innovative HPNA TrimTM solution
- in-depth knowledge of reactor fluid dynamics and designs for advanced reactor internals
- a broad catalyst portfolio and tailor-made technologies for revamps and grassroots units
- expertise in graded bed catalyst design for pressure drop abatement
Topsoe's refining experience extends to related industries offering solutions for hydrogen supply, sulphur management and NOx emission control - SCR DeNOx.
ABB Consulting. Safe, reliable, efficient operations.
Operators aiming to achieve operational excellence in the face of increasing competitive, legislative and economic pressures, often require expert assistance. ABB Consulting assists customers in the global process industries. We offer expertise in; inspection, specialist functional engineering, integrity management, process safety, projects services, technical software and technical training. We benefit customers by reducing risk, optimising cost and improving manufacturing efficiency.
Baker Hughes Downstream Chemicals provides chemical programs and services that address a wide range of processing, water management and finished product quality challenges in hydrocarbon processing facilities, fuel terminals and pipelines. We work with you to design, implement and monitor specialty chemical treatment programs that address your specific needs, and that improve your facility's profitability, reliability and environmental compliance, all backed by industry-leading technical support and troubleshooting expertise.
BHTS is an affiliate of Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals (OG&C), which is responsible for serving Bechtel's customers in the oil and gas industries (both upstream & downstream) on a worldwide basis. Bechtel has been engaged in the planning, engineering, procurement, and construction of refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, pipelines, and production facilities for over 60 years. We have also been responsible for more than 30 percent of the world's current LNG capacity.
BHTS's international staff of technical experts spans a wide range of process technologies, complemented by many years of operations experience. BHTS licenses technologies in Delayed Coking, Lube Oils & Waxes, and Sulphur Recovery, and also provides Consultancy services in all areas of OG&C's business. We also offer expertise in advanced energy technologies, gasification, and alternative fuels.
Crystaphase® Products, Inc. - The worldwide leader in Reactor Top Bed Filtration Technology. Let us design a CatTrap® Technology system for your fixed bed reactor that will lower your operating costs, improve your refinery operating efficiency, and improve safety and stability by reducing the need for unplanned shutdowns. Unlock your catalyst activity and base your catalyst change outs on your schedule of economics and activity, not unwanted skims due to unnecessary increases in pressure drop.
Dorf Ketal is a global manufacturer of process chemicals and additives for the oilfield industry, refineries, petrochemical plants and plastics manufacturers, and the world's leading supplier of organic titanate and organic zirconate catalyst chemistries Our patent portfolio has grown rapidly, and a series of acquisitions have added synergy as well as scale. Many of the world's leading ethylene producers and refiners already rely on innovative Dorf Ketal treatment programs and technical support. Dorf Ketal has offices located in 5 continents to provide maximum technical and logistical support to our customers.
The Dutch company HeatMatrix (www.heatmatrixgroup.com) has developed a new generation air-preheater that enables heat recovery from corrosive and/or fouling gas streams originating from industrial steam boilers, (refinery) furnaces, reformers, etc.
This innovative heat exchanger consists of lightweight corrosion resistant plastic modules, which can be applied at high temperatures. The HeatMatrix exchangers improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emission by up to 5% within a very short payback period.
HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression and automation technology for refinery, petrochemical and natural gas applicatons. Based on the concepts of reliability, high performance and efficiency, its product portfolio includes a wide range of key components for reciprocating compressors, such as:
- Non-return valves for protecting equipment
- Very low-emission, durable BCD packing rings
- Highly energy-efficient CE ring valves
- Solutions for control, supervision and economical maintenance that are tailored to the customer's requirements.
Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries.
The company's employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronise their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit iom.invensys.com.
Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2012 sales of $11 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com
Saint-Gobain NorPro is a major supplier of highly advanced ceramic-based products with world-class manufacturing locations in three countries. We custom engineer the physical and chemical properties of a variety of materials and shapes to provide the optimal carrier for your specific catalyst application. Refineries are provided with materials that facilitate increased production of clean fuels to meet the tightest environmental regulations. We offer the widest range of top bed solutions for all types of reactors in the oil refining and petrochemical industries, including MacroTrap® XPore 80 highly macroporous guard bed media for the prevention of premature pressure drop rise caused by particulate deposition on catalyst and absorbent beds; high surface area alumina rings which allow the development of strong ring-shaped guard bed catalysts; NGBT® media which offers substantial gains in void fraction and surface area; and Denstone® deltaP® bed support media - the latest breakthrough in non-spherical bed support media technology.
Soteica Visual MESA is a technology company that develops, implements and maintains solutions in the area of Sustainable Refining.
Its main focus is in Energy and Emissions (Utilities RTO, Visual MESA) and Supply Chain (Production Accounting, S-TMS, Scheduling and Operations Support, S-SOM).
Soteica Visual MESA has offices in Barcelona, Houston and Buenos Aires, and agents in other regions of the world.
Soteica Visual MESA is a merger of Soteica and Visual MESA companies bringing a combined 44 years of experience in the implementation of world-class process industry software solutions to the refining and petrochemical industries.
Advanced Refining Technologies
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART) develops and markets hydroprocessing catalysts to the oil refining industry worldwide, and is a 50-50 joint venture between Chevron Products Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. ART's scientists are continuously developing innovative new catalyst technologies to deliver value to its customers and improve their profitability. ART is the leading supplier of hydroprocessing catalysts for the upgrading of residue and offers a complete portfolio of solutions for the processing of lighter feedstocks. In 2013, ART become the exclusive global supplier for Chevron Lummus Global's hydrocracking and lubes processing catalysts. For more information about ART please visit:
http://www.e-catalysts.com or http://www.grace.com/About/Businesses/GCT.aspx
Merichem Company is a global partner serving the oil and gas industries with focused technology, chemical, and service solutions as well as proprietary impurity removal processes to increase the quality of Refinery Products and Gas streams. Merichem also provides beneficial re-use solutions for spent caustics and other byproducts produced by oil refining and petrochemical plants
Delivering Essential Expertise
Nalco Downstream Energy Services is the global leader in Refining Process Treatments, Fuel Additives, Petrochemical Processes and Water Treatments.
For more than 80 years, we have worked to build an unrivaled level of experience and expertise with over 1,200 employees operating in more than 350 refineries and 400 petrochemical plants across six continents. Our comprehensive global network of onsite experts, industry technical consultants, manufacturing plants, supply facilities and research centers enables us to consistently deliver a high level of value to our local, regional and multinational customers.
Nalco take's pride in offering essential expertise to drive sustainable, reliable and profitable solutions. Let us show you what our proven technologies and processes can do for you.
For more information visit http://www.nalco.com/ap/industries/downstream.htm
RefinerLink offers a one-stop shop for oil refiners around the world to connect and efficiently leverage communal knowledge. From news and industry event listings, to job postings, blogs, employee surveys, and community forums, RefinerLink delivers an exceptionally clean platform that consolidates top notch oil refining content.