Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2018

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Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Venue: Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Check The Map)

Starts: 25 Apr 2018

Ends: 26 Apr 2018

Type: Conference

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The 7th Annual Base Oil and Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM 2018) and Post-Conference Workshop (Changing Base Oil Quality and Its Impact on Formulations) will be organized by Conference Connection in Dubai, UAE from 25-26 April 2018. This event is supported by ADNOC. The events will continue to build on last year’s success and strong performance – the agenda will provide a good spread of topics, high caliber speakers, quality presentations, premium networking opportunities and will act as a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and discussion for the base oil and lubricant industry.

BLM 2018 Conference Speakers

Eng. Salem Ahmed Darwish

Vice President Production Plants, ADNOC Distribution, UAE

Mr. Ahmed Saleh Al Hamed

Manager, Base Oils & Special Products, Refined Products Division, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), UAE

Mr. Prashant Bhatt

Manager - Lubricants Technology, ENOC Lubricants Marketing, UAE

Ms. Caroline Huot

Global Head – Lubricants
Cockett Marine Oil Group, Singapore

Marine Oils, Shipping Outlook 2017 & Impact of Developments in Environmental Regulations and Engines Design on the Industry
(4 May 2017)

Ms. Geeta Agashe

President, Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC, USA

Geeta S. Agashe (President of Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC), is a globally renowned and recognized expert in the entire finished lubricants value chain including lubricant basestocks (paraffinic, naphthenic, aromatic, Gas-To-Liquid, as well as synthetic), lubricant and fuel additives, finished ubricants, waxes (both petroleum and synthetic incl. Gas-To-Liquid), process oils and other specialties. Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2015, Geeta spent 19+ years heading the Energy Practice of Kline & Company, Inc. She has also worked at KPMG in their Management Consulting Division, PTC International in their Gasoline Division, and Bharat Petroleum in their Lubricants Marketing Division.

She is a reputed speaker and thought leader having presented and chaired at numerous Conference Connection, ICIS, Asian Fuels & Lubes, AFPM, STLE, NLGI, UEIL and other leading industry conferences. Geeta is a sought after leader and quoted in all important industry publications including LubesNGreases, Fuels & Lubes Asia, Infineum Trends, Chemical Reporter, LubesReport and others. In addition to her industry expertise, Geeta brings strong functional skills including Strategy, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, M&A support including duediligence, Market Research, Pricing, and others. Geeta lives in New Jersey, USA.

Dr. H E Henderson

President, K & E Petroleum Consulting, LLC, USA

Dr H. Ernest Henderson received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Winsdor in 1977, after which he spent 19 years with Imperial Oil and Exxon in technical and managerial positions involving Research, Marketing, Logistics and Technical Services at the domestic and International levels. In 1997, Dr Henderson joined Petro-Canada as Manager and senior scientist for their Group III development. He later joined Syntroleum Corporation as Research Director for their Gas-to-Liquids upgrading programs, converting F-T wax into synthetic base oils and lubricants.

Other key roles held by Dr Henderson included Technical Manager for YUBASE Group III base stocks and R&D Manager for CITGO. In 2011, Dr Henderson re-launched his consulting company, K&E Petroleum Consulting LLC. His broad range of base oil expertise, including Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV (PAO), GTL and re-refined, their production and their application with finished lubricants has provided an excellent background for his new role. His company operates on a national and international basis, and specializes in several areas including but not limited to base stock management and strategic planning, new product development, Supply Chain management and formulation cost control, raw materials sourcing, training and legal due diligence.

Dr Henderson is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Chemical Institute of Canada. He has been Involved with BLM since its inception in 2012, the co-moderator of the ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference since 2006, and moderator of the AFPM (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers) Base Oils and Waxes Conference during the same period.

Mr. Alexandre Gendron

Global Marine Product Line Specialist, Chevron Oronite, France

Ms. Sushmita Dutta

Project Manager, Kline & Company, USA

Mr. John Coxon

Principal, John Coxon & Associates Ltd, UK

Mr. Denis Varaksin

Director, Base Oil and Slack Waxes, DYM Resources GmbH, Germany

Mr. Sanjay Kumar

Chief General Manager, Business Development, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), India

Mr. Shailendra V Gokhale

Managing Partner, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP, India

BLM Conference Agenda Highlights

  • Overview of Global and Regional Base Oil and Lubricant Markets up to 2020
  • Group III Base Oils – Past, Present, Future
  • Outlook for Middle East Lubricant Markets
  • Low Viscosity Engine Oils and Its Impact on the Middle East
  • Engine Oils – The Vehicle OEM Challenge
  • Marine Oils, Shipping Outlook 2018 & Impact of Developments in Environmental Regulations and Engines Design on the Industry

Technical Training and Workshops for BLM 2018:

  1. Pre Conference Workshop: 24 April 2018:
    Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain: A 1-Day Course
    By: Ms. Geeta Agashe,President, Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC, USA
    Download Pre – Conference Workshop Agenda
  2. Post Conference Workshop: 26 April 2018:
    Changing Base Oil Quality and Its Impact on Formulations

    By: Dr. H. Ernest Henderson, President, K & E, Petroleum Consulting LLC, USA
    Download Post – Conference Workshop Agenda

Course Director of Changing Base Oil Quality and Its Impact on Formulations

Course Benefits and what you will Learn:

  • Understand Global Lubricants Value Chain.
  • Improve your knowledge on the full supply chain of products, grades and manufacturing processes in paraffinic, naphthenic, aromatic, GTL basestocks, brightstocks.
  • Evaluate the application of different manufacturing processes: solvent extraction, hydrotreating, and hydroisomerization across the value chain.
  • Examine the range of basestock viscosity grades and their applications in target markets for different finished lubricant formulations.
  • Assess the global market dynamics of leading lubricant additive suppliers and finished lubricant marketers


Who Should Attend

This conference will satisfy the information needs of base oil manufacturers, exporters, importers, additives, manufacturers & suppliers, blenders, lubricants traders/retailers, re-refiners, shipping companies, storage companies, lubricant packaging companies, consultants, marine oil manufacturers and traders, original equipment manufacturers, surveyors, clearing agents and others related to the industry such as:-

* Chairman * Presidents * CEOS * Managing Directors * Executive Directors * General Managers * Vice Presidents * Corporate Planners * Business Development Managers * Business Advisor * Sales & Marketing Managers * Marketing & Procurement Manager * Export Managers * Regional Managers * Products Development Managers * Licensing Managers * Operation Managers * Refinery Managers * Hydroprocessing Technology Managers * Category Managers * Export Directors & Managers * Supply & Distribution Managers * Trade Managers * JV Managers * Finance & Commercial Managers * Superintendent * Senior Electrical Engineer * Senior Process Engineer * Senior Engineer Operational Planning * Planning & Economics Engineer * Senior Planning & Prog Analyst * Principal Consultant * Monitoring Specialist * Additives Managers * Fuels & Lubes Managers * Lube Plant Managers * Process Managers/Technologists * Marketing/Commercial Managers * Projects Directors * Lubricant Supply Chain Managers * Lubricant Technology Manager * Technical Managers * Base Oil Managers * Blending Managers * Lube Retail Managers * Quality Control Managers * Lube Traders & Brokers * Lube Analysts/Consultants * Government Policy Planners * Procurists * Production Forecaster * Senior Chemists

GLOBAL finished lubricants value chain course is targeted for:

Lubricant Basestock Refiners * Basestock Marketers * Basestock Traders * Basestock Buyers & Sellers * Lubricant Blenders & Formulators * Lubricant Marketers * Lubricant Additive Companies * Private Equity Partners, Investment Bankers * Technology Providers


Collaborative Conference – Worldwide Brand Visibility – Exclusive Networking – ONE-2-ONE Meetings

The organisers are inviting endorsement and support for the conference through corporate sponsorships and hosting of various functions. Key sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Cash Sponsorships (Platinum, Gold & Silver)
  • Hosting of Exclusive Networking Functions (Coffee Breaks, Luncheon, Cocktail & Dinner)
  • Highly Visible Conference Documentations, Lanyards & Bags
  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Ballroom collaterals

For speaking & sponsorship opportunities, registration, and more information please contact Conference Connection

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