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Seminar on Smart Refineries

Indian Refiners are gearing up to a challenging schedule of 1st April 2020 for placing BS –VI auto fuels in the market. Modular Configuration and Process Intensification approach offers a viable green option to meet this challenge.

Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, PetroFed welcomed the participants and gave a brief about the seminar. Mr. James E. Rekoske, VP & Chief Technology Officer, UOP, USA in his theme address brought out the key challenges and issues being faced by the petroleum refining industry.

The day-long programme, comprehensively covered all aspects of refining in three technical sessions. There were seven presentations covering the subject. The sessions were chaired Shri A.S. Basu, Head of Refinery, HMEL; Shri Prasad Panicker, ED (Kochi Refinery), BPCL and Shri K. Govindarajan, CEO-Projects, Essar Oil Ltd. The sessions witnessed extensive floor participation.

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Dr. R.K.Malhotra, DG, PetroFed welcoming the participants.

Mr. James E. Rekoske, VP and Chief Technology Officer, UOP, USA delivering his Inaugural Address.

Dr. Malhotra presenting a memento to Mr. James E. Rekoske.

Mr. Steven C. Gimre, MD, UOP India Private Limited making his presentation.

Technical Session I : (L-R) Mr. Steven C. Gimre, MD, UOP India Private Limited; Mr. A.S. Basu, Head of Refinery, HMEL and Mr. Rajeev Bhandari, Director HTS-HPS, UOP India Private Limited.

Technical Session II: (L-R) Mr. Praveen Gosain, Regional Director-India, S.E. Asia and Australia, Corning Technologies India Private Limited; Mr. Prasad Panicker, ED (Kochi Refinery), BPCL  and Prof. K.K. Pant, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Technical Session III: (L-R) Mr. S. N.  Sheshachala, Chief Manager (R&D), HPCL; Mr. K. Govindarajan, CEO – Projects, Essar Oil Ltd. and Mr. Sheo Raj Singh, Head (R&D), EIL.

Mr. Manu Sehgal, Head - Strategy & Feedstock Supply Group, HMEL raising a query.

A section of the participants.