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Rounding off activities of the “3rd Chinese Saudi Oil Refining Forum 2015”



Activities of the " 3rd Chinese Saudi Oil Refining Forum 2015” organized by KACST at its headquarters in Riyadh over two successive days, in the presence of a eclectic mix of refining leaders, oil refiners, researchers, catalyst innovators, chemical and petrochemical companies, research institutes, and decision makers from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Great Britain were concluded today. The events of the second day commenced by the first session, held under the title “Innovations in hydro-treatment of oil fractions” and chaired by Professor Yan Zieeing, Director of the International Office, University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China, through which Professor Giao Yingyum, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Procession, China, presented a condensed study on the fast pyrolysis behaviors of heavy oil. Eng. Lianhui Ding, Research and Development Centre, Saudi Aramco, presented the second work paper in the session where he discussed the hydro-processing of catalysis for heavy oil upgrading. Dr. Peng-Peng, China University for Petroleum concluded the session, presenting a simplified demonstration of the Zsm-s based mesostructures in combined Alkali dissolution and re-assembly porosity tuning and scale-up. The second session was held under the title “Integration of oil-refining and petrochemical processes” where Professor Yu Guangren, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, presented new technologies for separation of light olefins and parafins for capture of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur dioxide using ionic liquids. Then, Professor Hisham Bamufleh, Assistant Professor, King AbdulAziz University, gave a lecture on the optimal synthesis of property-based water networks considering the growing demand projections. Professor Mohamed Rafiq Siddiqui, King Saud University, took part in the second session, presenting a work paper on hetropoly acid-based catalysts for thiophene and dibenzothiophene hydrodesul furization. The Forum rounded off its lively activates by the third session the centered on an outlook in catalytic refining processes, where professor Liu Yunai, China University of Petroleum, presented a work paper on preparations and applications of Ni- P bases catalytic materials for hydrogen evolution. Dr. Mohammed Haider, SABIC, KSA, came next presenting a work paper on how to improve the catalyst performance by controlled synthesis parameters. Activities of both the Form and the day were concluded by a work paper on bulk and supported Nickel by Nickel and Phosphorous sources. It is worth mentioning that the 3rd Saudi-Chines Oil Refinery Forum provided an opportunity for oil refinery key players to meet and discuss the latest developments in refinery technologies, innovative catalysts and sulfur management in refinery processes, FCC process, development, and upgrading of crude oil and heavy residues, integrations of refining and petrochemical processes and Hydro-processing of crude oil fractions. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, also expects to become the top single refiner producer of refined products such as fuel and petrochemicals. Saudi Arabia has nine refining complexes that produce gasoline, fuel and diesel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel, kerosene and other petroleum products for the domestic market and for export. These refineries have an output of eight million barrels per day of petroleum products, most for export.