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
New and exciting
formats in our
events every year
A line-up of industry
thought leaders

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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Отчет по интеграции

Всемирная ассоциация по нефтепереработке рада представить Вашему вниманию отчет по интеграции, который поможет Вам сориентироваться в тенденциях индустрии, узнать о проблемах, с которыми сталкиваются операторы на сегодняшний день, и определить стратегию на будущее.
В отчете Вы найдете эксклюзивное интервью с Кенаном Явузом, генеральным директором, ГНКАР Турция, где он рассказывает об основных преимуществах интеграции и ключевых технологиях для достижения успеха.

Отчет также включает в себя:
• Бизнес кейс компании Total
• Обзор последних глобальных интеграционных проектов
• Результаты нашего исследования глобальной интеграции
• Эксклюзивные интервью с компаниями : UOP, СНГ и ORPIC
• Рекомендации для компаний, планирующих интеграционные проекты

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Significance of operational excellence on securing the future of downstream operations

Since June 2014 when world crude oil prices began their inexorable
slide towards $50 per barrel both international oil companies (IOCs) and
national oil companies (NOCs) have been in engaged in a desperate battle
to keep their heads above water.
Furthermore, in an attempt to save their bottom line, many have redirected their focus towards downstream.
However, this – at best – has provided only a temporary respite. Indeed, the latest indications are that a number of factors in the second half of this
year point to tougher times ahead for the refined products sector. These
include a rash of announced new downstream projects in the Middle East
and a downturn in the Chinese economy that was capped by a surprise
devaluation of the Chinese Renminbi currency in August.

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The Egypt Downstream Summit & Exhibition Advisory Board Meeting

The World Refining Association gathered 26 stakeholders in Egypt’s refining and petrochemical industry for the Inaugural Egypt Downstream Summit & Exhibition Advisory Board meeting.

The objective of the advisory board meeting was to discuss the key challenges, themes and opportunities that will make up the agenda for the inaugural Egypt Downstream Summit taking place in February next year.

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Fact Sheet Somalia Minerals

Somalia’s mineral potential was not adequately explored, mapped nor surveyed properly. Since colonial and post-independence time, the country remains to be one of final frontiers that will offer opportunities and surprises to companies that venture into. At present, the demand for certain minerals is high, and therefore, due to that the market prices are high.

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North Africa Survey Report 2014

In North Africa, cooperation is enabling companies to remain competitive and add value to their existing operations. By collating insights from all the key pioneering companies in the region, we have created an in depth report to enable you to benchmark, analyse trends, learn from issues encountered to date, evaluate the decisions behind operations and identify a strategy that can be implemented into your own business.

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Video Gallery

Abu Dhabi International Downstream 2015
Operational Excellence Manama 2014
Middle East Energy Golf Day 2014
Preview of the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2014
North Africa Oil & Gas Summit – Roundtables


"A really high value combination of an informative conference and ample opportunity for networking and making new contacts"

Michael Brown, Senior Director, Delta Energy & Environment