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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.
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.
We recognise your need to access knowledge. We regularly create reports, whitepapers, analysis and webinars tackling all your critical issues.
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.
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:
The 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.Download Now
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:
To discover the main challenges and opportunities associated with Industry 4.0, download the report here:Download Now
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.Download Now
"The technical quality of this conference was excellent, which is why I will continue to send my team to the WRA's series of Middle East conferences. Keep up the great work!"Abdulaziz Al Saleh, General Supervisor, South Ghawar Engineering Division, Saudi Aramco