Conference Connection’s Blending Courses
This two-day course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and discussion of bunker fuel blending techniques, technology and cost/benefits. It addresses profitable blendstock selection, low sulfur fuels (1% and 0.1%), ECA’s, potential use of low sulfur, highly paraffinic crudes such as Light Tight Oils (LTO) either blended with IFO or used directly as fuel, scrubbers and their economics, and compatibility and sludging issues when blending paraffinic blendstocks with high asphaltene blendstocks. Case studies are used to illustrate the relative importance of each aspect of the bunker fuel blending operation, together with specific exercises.
The Blending Technology & Economics courses, focusing on gasoline, diesel, and bunker fuel were first launched in 2009 and are now held annually in Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Rotterdam, Fujairah, and other key refining centres. The courses enjoy strong support from nearly 100 companies which include key refineries, bunker groups, traders, blending specialists, schedulers, analysts, and engineers.
Key supporting bunker and refining companies include Singapore Refining Company, Maritime Port Authority, BP Singapore, PTT Public Company, Petronas, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Shell, Saudi Aramco, SATORP, TOTAL Oil Asia Pacific, and Chevron.
Intertek, DNV, Inspectorate and Saybolt have hosted laboratory visits for attendees of the popular 3-day gasoline and 2-day bunker courses.
Participating countries for the series since its inception include: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Estonia, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Sudan, Vietnam, Nigeria, South Africa, Netherlands, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Curacao and USA.