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Please note agenda is provisional and subject to change. All times listed are in UAE local time (GMT+3)

Tuesday 24 May

The big picture: sulphur supply & demand dynamics and sour gas/sulphur industry drivers

9.00 Welcome Address
Fahad Al Wahedi, MEScon Executive Chairman

Keynote Speech

Tayba Al Hashemi, CEO, ADNOC Sour Gas

09:30 The CRU View on the sulphur market outlook
Dr. Peter Harrisson, Principal Consultant, CRU

10:00 Panel session: Sulphur as a strategic commodity and ADNOC as a Centre of Excellence 
Adel Al Jaberi, Senior Vice President, Operations, ADNOC Sour Gas
Hasan Al Ali, Vice President Habshan 5, ADNOC Gas Processing
Anas Al Mahmood, Vice President Sulphur Sales, ADNOC
Dr. Peter Harrisson, Principal Consultant, CRU
Dr. Robert Marriott, Director of Research, Alberta Sulphur Research Limited (ASRL)


10:35 Keynote speech
Ahmed Alebri, Acting CEO, ADNOC Gas Processing

10:45 Introduction to MEScon 
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting
Amanda Whicher, Portfolio Director Events, CRU

10:55 Break & Exhibition Formal Tour

Sulphur product excellence

11:25 Session overview and objectives
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

11:45 What do sulphur specifications have to do with dust?
Dr. Robert Marriott, Director of Research, Alberta Sulphur Research Limited (ASRL)

12:15 Reliable, economical sulphur acidity control: New advances in technology
Jeff Cooke, Business Manager EMEA, DuBois Chemicals Canada

12:35 Lunch

13:30 Wavelength dependent performance of Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) instruments on sulphur pipelines
Kent Kalar, CEO, AKOS Energy Corp.

13:50 Liquid Sulphur recirculation through SEET pipelines during long term total shutdowns
Cesar Zambrano, Senior Engineer, Process, ADNOC Sour Gas

14:10 SG20 – A new generation of drum granulation systems
Casey Metheral, Engineering Manager, IPCO

14:30 Fire detection challenges in sulphur handling terminals
Arivazhagan Rajendran, Senior Engineer (Instrument & Control), ADNOC Gas Processing

14:50 Break

15:20 Topic spotlight: Preventing failures and eliminating HSE incidents from sulphur conveyors system by using innovative “Optic Fiber Sensing technique"
Mohammed Tannaf Al Shamsi, Senior Reliability Engineer; Gerald Buendia, Reliability Engineer, 
ADNOC Gas Processing

15:30 Panel session: Sulphur product excellence

16:30 Day One quiz

16:40 Close of Day One


Wednesday 25 May


09:00 Welcome remarks
Nasser Al Busaeedi, MEScon Vice Chairman

Emerging new drivers and potential opportunities for sour gas and sulphur plants


09:10 Session overview and objectives
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

09:30 Viable green strategies for energy transition in sulphur recovery
Saqib Sajjad, Team Leader, Energy Management, ADNOC Gas Processing

09:50 Recovery of CO2 from sulphur plants
Camille Ventham, Senior Process Engineer, Comprimo, part of the Worley Group

10:10 How about capturing CO2 and generating H2 via advanced sulphur recovery technology in this energy transition era?
Thomas Chow, Vice President, Fluor Energy Solutions

10:30 Break

11:00 Multicomponent emission measurement from the sulphur recovery unit
David Inward, Strategic Industry Manager Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Refineries, SICK AG

11:20 New technologies to increase energy efficiency and reduce non-sulphur emissions (CO2, CO, NOx) from tail gas incinerators
Gernot Schwarting, Global Director – Technology Combustion Systems, Koch Engineered Solutions Middle East

11:40 Panel session: Emerging new drivers and potential opportunities for sour gas and sulphur plants

12:50 Lunch

Sulphur plant operational excellence

13:40 Session overview and objectives
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

13:50 Mitigation of Sulphur Dioxide emissions in SRUs towards achieving sustainable development goals
Ibrahim Khan, Team Leader, Research Process; Afra Al Mansoori, Process Engineer; Anand Singh, Senior Engineer, Process, ADNOC Gas Processing

14:20 SRU / TGTU Catalyst Optimization
Al Sail Al Jaberi, Process Engineer, ADNOC Sour Gas

14:40 Break

15:10 Commissioning and startup learning for sour gas facilities with Cansolv TGTU
Khalid Hinai, Process Optimisation Engineer; Rashid Rajhi, Process Optimisation Engineer;  Stijn Pontfoort, Sulphur Recovery Expert, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

15:30 Topic spotlight: Process optimization and emissions control in SRUs by implementing high fidelity model as a digital soft analyzer for BTEX
Satyadileep Dara, Senior Engineer, ADNOC Gas Processing

15:40 Panel session: Sulphur plant operational excellence

16:40 Day Two quiz

16:50 Close of Day Two

Thursday 26 May


09:00 Welcome remarks
Fahad Al Wahedi, MEScon Executive Chairman
Majed Al Fulati, MEScon Technical Committee

Innovations in sour gas plant process technology, equipment, catalysts & instrumentation

09:10 Session overview and objectives
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

09:30 Design & operational flexibility with UCARSOL™ Hybrid Solvent Technology 
Lorenzo Spagnuolo, Oil & Gas Application Technology Leader, Dow 

09:50 Enhanced Technologies For Ultra Sour Gas Projects – Optimum Configuration
Ashraf Abufaris, Senior Technical Market Manager, BASF Middle East Chemicals LLC & Gerrit Bloemendal, Senior Specialist Process Engineer, Comprimo, part of the Worley Group

10:10 Understanding unpurged thermocouples in sulfur recovery units
Matthew Coady, General Manager, Delta Controls Corporation
 
10:30 Break

11:00 The ease and robustness of titania-based tail gas catalysts start-up
Mark van Hoeke, Business Director Sulfur Recovery Catalyst, Euro Support

11:20 Procedural automation of startup and shutdown operations in SRU
Raghesh Karunakaran, Shift Supervisor, ADNOC Gas Processing

11:40 Panel Session: Innovations in sour gas plant process technology, equipment, catalysts & instrumentation

12:40 Lunch

Sour gas plant long-term integrity

13:40 Session overview and objectives
Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

13:50 Closing the knowledge gap: how to capture expertise and ensure procedure clarity
Jaime Aguilera, CEO, Voovio Technologies

14:10 Strategies to minimize the cost of a piping thermal maintenance system without compromising performance
Justin Tucker, Middle East Sales, 
Ametek CSI

14:30 Tubesheet protection systems: Corrosion and degradation mechanisms
Domenica Misale-Lyttle, Technical Director, Industrial Ceramics Ltd

14:50 Incinerator’s refractory and shell damage due to condensation in TGTU absorber overhead line
Muhammad Nisar, Senior Engineer, Process; Alya Al Ali, Process Engineer, ADNOC Sour Gas


15:10 Break

15:40 Panel session: Sour gas plant long-term integrity

16:40 Day three quiz


16:50 Closing remarks

17:00 Close of conference