Agenda Day 1

Registration opens

08:50 - 09:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:20

Opening keynote address: Vision for Indonesia’s refining future: meeting demand and creating a sustainable downstream industry

09:20 - 09:45

Opening keynote address

Indonesia’s place in the global energy landscape

09:45 - 10:10

Opening keynote address: Exploring Indonesia’s Refining Development Masterplan

Reserved for Pertamina

10:10 - 10:50

Panel discussion: Investment in Indonesia’s downstream industry

This session explores current and future investment in Indonesia’s refining development masterplan. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The need – where is investment required? Exploring the value bought by JVs and partnerships. Understanding technology and services requirements. A look at the future financial demands bought about by the RDMP and how they are to be met.
  • The challenges – and how to approach them. Understanding legal, cultural, political and economic challenges associated with investment in Indonesia, and practical advice on how to manage them.
  • The future – how much investment is required, and from where, to realise Indonesia’s RDMP? How should ESDM, Pertamina and international stakeholders work together for the best outcome? What is the ultimate vision for Indonesia’s downstream sector and how to get there?

  • Karambir Anand Partner - EY
  • Philip Graham Managing Director & Co-Head of Energy, Power and Utilities - Citibank
  • Luca Tonello Deputy General Manager, Head of Project Finance - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Brig Gen Toto Siswanto Executive Director - National Resilience Council Indonesia (Dewan Ketahanan Nasional)
  • Anna Drobakha Department Director Joint Projects Development in Refining and Commerce - Rosneft
10:50 - 11:20

Morning break

11:20 - 11:40

Driving the future: Asia’s refining and petrochemical market

Explore trends in Asia’s refining and petrochemicals markets including regional production dynamics and demand. Understand how portfolio strategies must respond to rising regional and global competition.


11:40 - 12:00

Capturing market in a difficult environment

This talk explores the issue of declining margins coupled with legislation requirements, and how Melaka Refinery successfully overcame obstacles and survived.

12:00 - 12:10

International collaboration and cooperation

12:10 - 12:40

Refiner panel: Outlook on declining margins and future direction for Asia’s refining sector

Refining margins are coming under pressure. This panel explores the market outlook for Asia’s refining sector, looking at operations, supply chain and investment in light of continued low oil prices. Topics to be discussed include:

  • A look at regional supply and demand – comparing refinery operations with national supply requirements and how to balance effectively to service demand.
  • What does the low oil price mean for refining in Asia over the next 3-5 years?
  • How much of a threat do external markets such as electric vehicles and high sulphur restrictions pose on Asia’s refining sector? How best to monitor and prepare for upcoming threats.
  • Exploring petrochemicals as a growth area: what is the potential for petrochemicals in Asia?
  • Exploring the increase in fuel exports from China and the impact on other Asian oil companies.

12:40 - 14:10


13:30 - 13:50

Adapting the hydrogen plant to changing environments


  • Frank Ouwerkerk Vice President Business & Product Development - TechnipFMC
13:50 - 14:10

Alternative hydrogen production technologies


  • Nils Michel Sales Manager Licensing & Technology, Refinery - Air Liquide
14:10 - 14:30

From conventional to unconventional hydrocracking: using the right tools for different applications

  • Sal Torrisi General Manager of Hydrocracking - Criterion Catalysts & Technologies / Zeolyst International
  • View full profile for David DongDavid Dong China Sales Manager - Criterion


Session moderator:



Hear from senior engineers and technical staff outlining the latest core refinery technologies and how they are improving output. Listen to real-life case studies exploring how these technologies made tangible impact on refinery operations.

14:30 - 14:50

Next-level hydrocracker flexibility: Unlocking high performance in today’s turbulent markets

  • John Baric Licensing Technology Manager - Shell Global Solutions International BV
14:50 - 15:10

Fast and accurate selection of hydroprocessing catalysts

15:10 - 15:50

Speed Networking followed by afternoon break

15:50 - 16:30


Participants are invited to join an informal round table focus group. Table discussion focuses on case studies where brownfield technology has been successfully integrated into existing operations, and the outcome. Topics to be discussed include:

Table 1: Optimized hydrogen management in refineries

Understand innovative methods of improving and optimizing the hydrogen management of refineries. The discussion will cover technical as well as operational aspects which need to be considered in order to drive refining margins and competitiveness.

Moderator – Dr Alexander Benöhr, Director, Marketing & Strategy, Air Liquide


Table 2: Operational intelligence technology at SRC

This discussion explores the implementation of digital technology and operational intelligence technology at Singapore Refining Company, and the implications for digital technology for refining in the future.

Moderator – Selva Guru, Principle Engineer, Singapore Refining Company


17:10 - 17:40

Closing keynote panel: Technology requirements for Indonesia’s current and future refining projects

Understand the major technology requirements for current and future refining projects in Indonesia. Discussion includes:

  • Understanding Pertamina’s current refining operations and emerging technology requirements
  • New build grassroots refineries in Indonesia and priorities for procurement of new refining technologies.
  • A look at Indonesia’s energy resilience for wider national resilience, including investment in alternative energies and nuclear power
  • Exploration of the use of nuclear technology for refining

  • Dr Hendri Firman Windarto Senior Technology Advisor - National Resilience Council Indonesia (Dewan Ketahanan Nasional)
  • View full profile for Mei ChiaMei Chia Process Technologies and Equipment Sales Director - Honeywell UOP
  • Dr Peter Sumardi Rector Senior Advisor - Pertamina University

Chairman’s closing remarks followed by networking drinks


Feedstock management

Session moderator: Abdul Rahim Jalil, Staff Engineer (Feedstock), Petronas Penapisan Melaka  Refinery

13:30 - 13:50

Improved desalter technology enables greater diversity in refinery feedstock

  • Erik Sellman Sr. Product Manager – Oil & Electrostatics - Schlumberger - Testing and Process
13:50 - 14:10

Improved catalyst performance though advances in support media

  • View full profile for Jayce SeeJayce See Product Manager SE Asia and ME - Saint Gobain Nor Pro
14:10 - 14:30

Benefits of crude oil management for successful heavy crude processing



  • Cameron Kennedy Director of Technology, Asia Pacific - Baker Hughes Incorporated

Energy Efficiency

Session moderator:

  • View full profile for Dr. Haznan AbimanyuDr. Haznan Abimanyu Leader of Biomass and Environmental Chemistry Research Group - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
14:30 - 14:50

A new energy efficient sorbent-based process for CO2 capture from Flue Gas

14:50 - 15:10

Refinery and petrochemical integration with energy optimization


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