New and exciting
formats in our
events every year
The leading platform
for partnership building
and knowledge exchange
in the global downstream
oil and gas industry
20 Years
36 Countries
366 Events
55,000 Customers
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New and exciting
formats in our
events every year
The leading platform
for partnership building
and knowledge exchange
in the global downstream
oil and gas industry
20 Years
36 Countries
366 Events
55,000 Customers
Slider
New and exciting
formats in our
events every year
The leading platform
for partnership building
and knowledge exchange
in the global downstream
oil and gas industry
20 Years
36 Countries
366 Events
55,000 Customers
Slider

Our Global Reach

We run 18 events across 4 continents each year.

Our events bring together the industry’s stakeholders to discuss and debate all the critical issues from upgrading facilities to operational efficiency.

We facilitate knowledge exchange and partnerships within the oil and gas sector.

We run 18 conferences, exhibitions and networking events throughout the year. We also provide independent analysis and industry reports.

WHAT WE DO

Organise Events

World Refining Association is committed to creating high quality events in the form of conferences, exclusive roundtables, exhibitions and networking evenings. We have a global reach and are currently active in Africa, Middle East, CIS and Europe.

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Provide Original Content

We recognise your need to access knowledge. We regularly create reports, whitepapers, analysis and webinars tackling all your critical issues.

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Facilitate Business Partnerships

We pride ourselves on our innovative and exciting event formats. We will give you more opportunities to meet the right people, and more platforms to have the right conversations.

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Reports

What Does the Future Hold for Refining-Petchems Integration?

Demand for transportation fuels in Europe and other mature markets is declining, thanks in part to the rise in electric vehicles and international climate policies. As a result, oil refiners are under pressure to diversify their product mix.

As refiners eye more involvement in petchem, we sought to answer the question “What Does the Future Hold for Refining-Petchems Integration?” by asking our stakeholders questions including:

  • What do you think is the biggest driver for refinery/Petrochemical integration?
  • Do you think it prudent to maintain a balance between transportation fuels and chemicals?
  • Which are the most likely chemicals to remain profitable to produce in 2030?
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ERTC Advisory Board Meeting Report

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IMO Regulations Implementation Report

IMO Survey Report - SnipThe tighter sulphur limit creates major ramifications for both the oil refining and shipping industries. Seeking to measure perceptions of how well these industries are adapting to this changing IMO regulatory regime, WRA recently conducted a survey of professionals within the refining and other industries. This Survey Report is a summary of the results, along with additional perspective from IMO and a consultant who closely tracks this evolving situation.

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Digitalization Report

More than just buzzwords, the increasingly sophisticated technologies tied to these terms are revolutionising the products and services many businesses provide and how they can deliver them.

Refiners and petrochemical producers are no exception. They are deploying digitalization at their refineries, petrochemical plants, and other facilities to obtain data unprecedented in richness and use it to enhance performance.

We recently surveyed our global database and have spoken with stakeholders including:

  • Fuad Al-Ansari, Vice President Information Technology (IT) division, Takreer
  • László Keresztury, Head of Technology and Development, MOL
  • Eric Duchesne, Senior Vice President and Acting Chief Technology Officer, Total

To discover the main challenges and opportunities associated with Industry 4.0, download the report here:

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THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTREAM SECTOR

The steady decline in world crude oil prices from their highs of above $110 per barrel in mid – 2014, to the sub – $40 level – at the end of 2015 – is providing the Middle East’s downstream sector with an almost unprecedented opportunity to expand.

For decades, much of the focus within the region has been on the upstream oil and gas sector. But now, attention is turning to refined oil products and petrochemicals as the ability to benefit from better profit margins as cheaper feedstock becomes more evident.

Those Middle East oil companies that years ago had the foresight to invest heavily in the downstream sector, now find their decisions vindicated. In 2015, they were able to gain some partial relief from the collapse in crude oil revenue, through higher downstream margins.

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Testimonials

Axens participated to the Egypt Downstream Conference in February 2016 and really enjoyed the event. This is important for Axens to be present and to meet national operators. Axens has been working with WRA teams for many years and consider their events are well organized and executed. For all these reasons, Axens is looking to join the event for the 2017 edition.

Eric Benazzi, Axens
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