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Middle East Bottom of the Barrel and Catalyst Technology Conference

About the event

In the downstream industry, upgrading the Bottom of Barrel has been without doubt central to achieving high levels of productivity and maintaining competitiveness – a key component to every modern refinery complex. In today's downstream industry, we are faced with new challenges and opportunities, with changing markets and a drive towards greater sustainability and decarbonisation. Refiners will continue to look to convert low-value residues and increase conversion to curb low-value fuel oil production. Key objectives remain: increasing conversion, improving products, further integration with petrochemicals, reducing emissions and increasing margins.

Along with the process technologies, Catalysts will continue to play a central role in reaching these objectives. Catalytic processes are very much at the heart of all refineries. Producers are looking to select the best-suited catalyst to increase profitability, maximise production, increase integration & develop new revenue streams. Making the right selection in terms of Catalyst Management, waste management, different recovery & regeneration techniques is highly important when it comes to deciding on the best operational strategy for the coming years.

BBTC MENA offers a unique platform to exchange and share experiences on the above topics and much more.


Key Discussion Topics:

  • Market Overview & Trends: Industry Game Changers
  • Adapting to The New Normal
  • Residue Upgrading Projects
  • Catalyst Focus: New Developments, Catalyst Management & Recovery
  • Deep Conversion: Technologies, Tools & Equipment
  • Producing Performance Catalysts: Importance of Research


Event details


Manama, Bahrain


8:00am - 5:00pm, 14 - 15 Dec 2021


USD 1402