Expert Interviews

INTERVIEW WITH RABEI WAZZEH

The World Refining Association caught up Rabei Wazzeh ahead of his participation in Oman Downstream Conference 2017. We asked him about on talent retention in the downstream industry and the work ADUKG is doing across the middle east in terms of downstream career opportunities for graduates. 

Rabei will be speaking on the In-Country Value Panel: Maximising Capacity & In-Country Value in Oman’s Downstream Industry on Day 1 of the Oman Downstream Exhibition & Conference.

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INTERVIEW WITH KOENRAAD HERREBOUT

Ahead of ERTC: Ask the Experts, The World Refining Association sat down with Koenraad for a quick 5 minute discussion to learn about his journey and what Koenraad is looking forward to about ERTC: Ask the Experts.

Koeenrad Herrebout will be speaking at our Troubleshooting / Maintenance Ask the Experts Fish Bowl Panel on Day 2 of ERTC: Ask the Experts

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INTERVIEW WITH KARAMBIR ANAND

In the lead up to his participation at ARTC 2017, the World Refining Association caught up with Karambir Anand, Partner at EY based in Singapore. Karambir gave his thoughts on topics including the opportunities and challenges in the evolution of the Asian refining industry.

Karambir Anand will be speaking on Day 1 of ARTC 2017 on ‘Panel discussion: Investment in Indonesia’s downstream industry’.

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INTERVIEW WITH DR STEVE MATZA

Your chance to read our exclusive interview with Dr Steve Matz where he gives his opinions on Zymeflow's biggest opportunities for Asia’s energy market over the next 12 months and much more.

Dr Matza will be speaking on Day 2 of ARTC 2017 on ‘Best practices for cleaning bottom-of-the-barrel deposits during a turnaround’

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INTERVIEW WITH MARCELO KASCHERES

The World Refining Association are pleased to announce the latest expert interview with Marcelo Kascheres, Refinery Business Development Manager- Asia for Alfa Laval. marcelo gave his opinions on topics such as how important energy costs and efficiency are to Asia, global refiners and petrochemical producers as well as much more.

Marcelo Kascheres will be will be speaking on Day 2 of ARTC 2017 on ‘Maximizing profit from bottom of the barrel processes’.

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INTERVIEW WITH NAPAPORN RATANAPOKA

The World Refining Association spoke with Napaporn Ratanapoka,Refinery Technical Manager for PTT Global Chemical for an exclusive interview covering topics such as the biggest opportunities for Asia's energy market over the next 12 months and why events such as ARTC are so important and much more.

Napaporn Ratanapoka will be joining a Refiner panel at ARTC 2017 on the topic of ‘Outlook on declining margins and future direction for Asia’s refining sector.’ taking place on 29th March (Day 1) of ARTC.

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INTERVIEW WITH ABDOLLAH ESMAEILI

Your chance to read the World Refining Association's exclusive interview with Abdollah Esmaeili where he gives his opinions on how Asia's refining sector has evolved over the past year, the biggest opportunities for Asia's energy market over the next 12 months and much more.

Abdollah Esmaeili will be speaking on the Refiner panel: Outlook on declining margins and future direction for Asia’s refining sector taking place on 29th March (Day 1) of ARTC and Technologies for removing sulfur from heavy crude oil, taking place on 30th March (Day 2) of ARTC.

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INTERVIEW WITH DR CLARENCE WOO

Read the World Refining Association's exclusive interview with Clarence Woo, who offers his perspectives on Asia's biofuels market, as well as the biggest challenges facing Asia's refining sector today and much more.

Clarence Woo will be speaking at on Biofuels in Asia: what does the growing biofuels market mean for refiners?, taking place on 30th March (Day 2) of ARTC.

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INTERVIEW WITH DR DAWOOD NASSIF

Read the World Refining Association's exclusive interview with Dr Dawood Nassif where he gives his opinions on the key challenges and opportunities for Bahrain's refining and petrochemicals industries, what the expansion of the Sitra oil refinery means for the future of the refining industry in Bahrain and much more.

Dr Nassif will be speaking at the NOGA Keynote Address at MERTC 2017.

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INTERVIEW WITH GREG HAAS

The World Refining Association recently spoke to Greg Haas about oil price volatility and his thoughts on the state of the U.S petrochemical industry.

Mr Haas will be speaking at the Global Petrochemicals Summit 2016.

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INTERVIEW WITH MIREK TOPOLANEK

The World Refining Association spoke to Mirek Topolánek about the current and future state of the European midstream market and how project Eastring can help to ensure supply security in the Balkans.

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INTERVIEW WITH MARCO SCHIAVETTI, SUPPLY & TRADING DIRECTOR AT SARAS

“After 5 years of efforts we think we have managed to develop a best-in-class department in all its components, from trading and risk management, to operations, logistics and planning”

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INTERVIEW WITH KENAN YAVUZ, CEO AT SOCAR TURKEY

The most significant advantage of the Turkish petrochemical industry, despite the close proximity of feedstock rich countries with big petrochemical producers, is the level of domestic demand, which allows the establishment of production facilities in world scale capacities.

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INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT STOREY, CEO ADVISOR AT SOCAR TURKEY

Can you give us an update on the STAR Refinery integration project since last year?
The project so far is on schedule and budget, the contractor has taken advantage of some very competitive pricing both in equipment supply and sub contract prices. All long lead items such as reactors, compressors, large columns and coke drums have been ordered and are currently on schedule to be delivered on the required contractual dates, extensive inspection and expediting is being carried out globally.

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INTERVIEW WITH KRISZTINA PETRÉNYINÉ SZABÓ, PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCT LINE GROUP MANAGER AT MOL GROUP

With MOL investing in leading technologies, particularly in the petrochemical sector, we spoke with Krisztina Petrényiné Szabó, MOL’s Petrochemical Product Line Group Manager for her insight on MOL’s position in the market.

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