Doha, Qatar (PressExposure) June 09, 2014 -- Qatar Petroleum in a recent joint venture agreement with Total from France, is planning to build a $1.5 billion condensate refinery in Qatar's Ras Laffan Industrial City. According to an article by Hydrocarbon Processing, Qatar's Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada stated that the new refinery "will give Ras Laffan a total installed condensate refining capacity of about 300,000 bpd, making it one of the largest single site facilities of its kind in the world".
Increase in energy demand world over has driven refineries to optimize their operations and maximize productivity while keeping costs at a minimum. This development has given rise to a lot of collaborations among companies and adoption of tested and effective practices globally. Owing to these recent developments, the 4th Annual Global Refining Technology Forum, organized by Fleming Gulf Conferences, will gather global refining experts to discuss the various challenges faced by refineries and review solutions to overcome them. The forum to be held from 15 - 17 September 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar will see experts from ORYX GTL, Eni Refining & Marketing - Italy, Sinopec - Germany, SASOL, Chevron - USA, Borouge - UAE and Kuwait University among others.
Spirax Sarco, one of the key players in the oil and gas industry and a sponsor at the forum will be conducting a workshop on 'Advance steam condensate system - challenges and solutions'. Having presence in more than 100 countries, it provides the industry's most extensive range of products and services, coupled with expertise based on over a century of practical application. Providing solutions for steam using organizations worldwide, Spirax Sarco through its products and services strives to improve productivity, save energy and reduce waste.
The forum is being supported by The Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), an international non-profit NGO of senior executives and decision-makers and related firms with energy business commitments. It will be an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn of the latest practices in play in the petrochemicals industry and implement these very practices in their organizations.
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