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Call for Papers: Present your experience to a large audience of refiners in Galveston


Submit your abstract online


We are now accepting abstracts for the following content tracks at RefComm Galveston 2023:


Delayed Coking                   Fluid Catalytic Cracking                                    Sulphur Recovery                                  Solvent Deasphalting


This is an excellent opportunity for refiners and vendors to share lessons learned, best practice, and new technologies, materials and equipment to optimize productivity and safety. We welcome abstracts in the following areas:

Case studies demonstrating operational experience in:

  • Improvements and optimizations in safety and reliability
  • Process optimization and design
  • Equipment improvements and optimizations
  • Troubleshooting operational challenges and root cause analysis
  • Revamping, maintenance, repairs and turnarounds
  • Startups and commissioning
  • Operational best practice


Technology, process, materials and equipment innovations and improvements:

  • New technology developments to improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency ·      
  • Materials and equipment developments ·      
  • FCC and Sulphur Recovery catalyst developments  ·      
  • Emissions abatement and energy efficiency improvements 

Submit your abstract online here, or email Amanda Whicher to discuss a presentation idea in more detail.  

Presentation Guidelines

For priority consideration, please submit your abstracts as soon as possible, but no later than 18 November. Preference will be given to presentations giving case studies and actual operating experience. We welcome abstracts from vendors that are co-authored and will be co-presented with the operating company. We encourage all presenters to submit their abstract online using our new abstracts management system, but please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Whicher with questions or concerns.

Do you have permission to make a presentation? Please seek permission to present from your management and legal teams as early as possible.

Presentations will be given 8-12 May 2023, in Galveston. The provisional agenda will be released in early 2023.

While presenting in-person is preferred, we will consider remote/virtual presentations. Please indicate if you expect you will only be able to present remotely when submitting your abstract. 

Key dates for your calendar

1. Call for papers deadline:  November 18, 2022

Submit your abstract online as soon as possible for priority consideration, but no later than November 18, 2022.

Regular Title – 10 words max. Abstract – A full description of the scope of your presentation, up to 500 words. 

2. Abstract approval notifications: January 13, 2023

All abstracts will be reviewed by our board of advisors; a group of refiners and other industry professionals, who will review abstracts based on the topic’s value to the industry. Operational experience, novelty and objectivity will also be considered as selection criteria. Upon approval of your abstract, you will be asked to complete your registration as a presenter. 

3. Presenter registration and permission to distribute deadline: January 27, 2023

You will be asked to submit your photo, bio and company logo, plus your permission to distribute form when registering. All presenters are expected to register and pay to attend the conference. Biographies should be 5 sentences or less and should include: name, title, company, number of years in the industry, 1 career highlight, and 1 personal factoid.

4. Provisional agenda announced: February 13, 2023

5. Live, in-person event in Galveston: May 9-13, 2023