Call for Papers: Present your experience to refiners in Europe

Submit your abstract

This is an excellent opportunity for refiners and vendors to share lessons learned, best practice, and new technologies, materials and equipment to optimise productivity and safety; showcase your company and your Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) knowledge. We welcome abstracts in the following areas (but would also gladly consider other topic proposals):

Case studies demonstrating operational experience in:

  • Steps to selecting the best upgrading technology
  • Problems and lessons learned from recent startups
  • Case studies on the implementation of wireless instrumentation equipment, monitoring, and intelligences in refineries
  • Resid sampling techniques
  • Main issues with automatic unheading devices
  • Reliability of coke drum overhead piping
  • Drum skirt cracking experience and remedies
  • Coke handling best practices
  • Turnaround lessons learned
  • Processing nonstandard feedstocks – SDA Bottoms, hydrocracker bottoms, visbroken material, stranded fuel oil


Technology, process, materials and equipment innovations and improvements:

  • New technology developments to improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency
  • Materials and equipment 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. 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 between 24 - 26 October, 2022, in The Hague, The Netherlands

Call for papers deadline:  5 August, 2022

Submit your abstract online as soon as possible for priority. Regular Title – 10 words max. Abstract – A full description of the scope of your presentation, up to 500 words.

Submit your abstract