Opportunity Crudes Conferences 2016

Since the oil market rout in mid-2014, crude prices have been relatively volatile thereby prompting refiners to look for bargains in the spot market. Unfortunately, changing crude types more frequently and increased blending of different crudes together are creating a lot of problems. Meanwhile, the refining industry faces other challenges, namely shifting product slate and tightening fuel standards. Therefore, we had assembled a team of international oil strategists and refining technology experts to share their insights, stimulate ideas, and identify solutions to turn these challenges into opportunities. The theme of this celebrated biennial event is "Effective Ways to Evaluate, Prepare, and Process Changing Crudes to Meet Shifting Product Slate."

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  1. Global Crude Outlooks – Impacts and Implications for Refiners
  2. Insights and Unique Perspectives on Oil Trading & Exports/Imports
  3. Effective Blending Strategies & Use of Internet of Things (IoT) to Improve Profitability
  4. Crude Management to Avoid Pitfalls of Changing Feedstocks
  5. Technology Flexibility to Meet Shifting Product Slate

Conference Presentations

Conference Survey Results


CEM Unit revamps
  • Gazprom Neft completes modernization of AR deep conversion complex. The Russian firm has announced that it has completed a RUB 6B ...More
  • L&T Oman wins EPC contract for Sohar coke facility. Larsen & Toubro Oman has announced that ...More
  • KBR to license ROSE technology to Shell refinery. Royal Dutch Shell will license a ROSE® ...more

New Products
  • ASTM procedure approval further opens up XOS' Clora suite of analyzers for crude oil chloride analysis. For more information, visit here

  • XOS has announced the worldwide release of Petra MAX™, a new D4294 analyzer with combined analysis of 13 elements from P to Zn. For more information, visit here

  • OMMICA™ from LUX Assure can save time and money with simple, onsite methanol analysis. For more information, visit here

  • Improve crude diet flexibility and increase your profits with the Baker Hughes Crude Oil Management™ approach—a proactive way to overcome the processing challenges of different crude blends. For more information, visit here

  • Baker Hughes' TOLAD™ cold-flow additives enhance the low-temperature handling properties of biofuels, petroleum fuels, residual oils, and crude oils. For more information, visit here