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World Refining & Fuels Conference - San Antonio

World Refining & Fuel Conference — San Antonio
Immediately following the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers' (AFPM) Annual Meeting

Changing Feedstocks, Changing Fuels:
Effects of Unconventionals on Economics, Refining and Fuels

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Please join us as presenters from a number of companies and government organizations, as well as Hart Energy experts, discuss and debate on how the current and future regulatory constraints will be met with unconventional resources, biofuels, alternative fuels and new technologies. Hart Energy will also honor top refiners and/or energy producers with its annual Refining & Energy Company of the Year awards. Honorees will be announced during the luncheon. Learn more.

Date: Networking Dinner: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6-9 PM
Conference: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7 AM - 5 PM
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Location: San Antonio, TX
Venue: Hyatt RegencyVisit hotel website
123 Losoya
San Antonio, TX 78205, U.S.

The format of the conference will be interactive discussion panels addressing the panel questions. Each topic will be introduced by the moderator with a brief presentation, which will then be continued by panel discussion lead by each session moderator.

Featured speakers include:

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Senior Vice President, Refining

Mike Ashar
Mike Ashar
Irving Oil

Dr. Partha P. Maitra
Dr. Partha P. Maitra
President, Petroleum Business
Reliance Industries

Frederico Kremer
Frederico Kremer
Manager of Commercial Solutions and Products Development

Chip Haass
Chip Haass
Manager, Market Development
Chesapeake Energy

Andy Lipow
Andy Lipow
Lipow Oil Associates LLC

Roland Hwang
Roland Hwang
Transportation Program Director
Natural Resources Defense Council

Michael J. McAdams
Michael J. McAdams
Advanced Biofuels Association

Conference Agenda

7:30 am

Registration & Light Refreshments

8:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks – Setting the Conference Agenda

  • Kristine Klavers, Senior Vice President, Hart Energy

  • Don Paul, Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy, former Chief Technology Officer, Chevron

8:10 am

Panel: Refining Opportunities Around the Globe

  • How a U.S. Integrated Refiner Navigates Fresh Raw Materials Streams and Changing Global Markets
    Kevin Brown, Senior Vice President, Refining, LyondellBasell

  • Canadian Refining Perspectives
    Mike Ashar, President, Irving Oil

  • The Refinery of the Future
    Dr. Partha P. Maitra, President, Petroleum Business, Reliance Industries

  • Brazil's Refiners Look Outward
    Frederico Kremer, Director, Petrobras

9:50 am

Networking Break & Refreshments

10:10 am

Fuel Formulas for Tomorrow:
Finding the Right Mix for Vehicles, Refiners and Environment

Moderator: Liisa Kiuru-Griffith, Executive Director, International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC), Hart Energy

  • Chip Haass, Manager, Market Development, Chesapeake Energy

  • Jon Scharingson, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Renewable Energy Group

  • Gregory Dolan, Acting CEO, Methanol Institute

  • Ben Saydah, Director of Conversion and Upgrading, Sapphire Energy

11:30 am

Indian Fuel Policy and Vision for 2025

Moderator: Liisa Kiuru-Griffith, Executive Director, International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC), Hart Energy

  • B.D. Ghosh, Executive Director, Centre for High Technology

11:50 am

Featuring Hart Energy's 27th annual Refining and Energy Company of the Year Award

  • Kristine Klavers, Senior Vice President, Hart Energy

1:00 pm

North American Crude Oil Production (And the Brent/WTI/LLS Spread)

Moderator: Liisa Kiuru-Griffith, Executive Director, International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC), Hart Energy

1:30 pm

Playing by the Rules:
Regulators and the Regulated in an Era of Ever-Cleaner Fuels


  • Tammy Klein, Senior Vice President Downstream Research and Consulting, Hart Energy

  • Humberto Vainieri, President, Vainieri Consulting, former Senior Vice President, Global Refining, BP, former President and CEO, UOP, former Senior Vice President, R&D and Engineering, Yukos


  • Dr. Mike Schultz, Vice President of Engineering, LanzaTech

  • Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • Michael J. McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

3:00 pm

Networking Break & Refreshments

3:20 pm

A Refining Industry in Turmoil and its ROI:
Outlook for the Market



  • Dr. Partha P. Maitra, President, Petroleum Business, Reliance Industries

  • Michael E. Leister, Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Corp.

  • Terrence Higgins, Executive Director, Hart Energy

4:40 pm

Concluding Remarks — What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?
The moderators of this session will lead an audience Q&A discussion on the conference's key discussions and findings.


  • Dr. Don Paul, Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy, former Chief Technology Officer, Chevron

  • Liisa Kiuru-Griffith, Executive Director, IFQC, Hart Energy

5:00 pm

Event Concludes


Past Attendees Include:

Advanced Refining Technologies/Chevron • Afton Chemical • Air Liquide • Air Products • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc • Airgas • Alaska Airlines • American Refining Group • Aspen Technololgy • Baker & O'Brien, Inc. • Baker Hughes • BASF • BP • California Energy Commission Petrobras • Canadian Petroleum Products Institute • Centre for High Technology • Chemical Process and Production, Inc • Chemrec AB • Chevron • Chicago Bridge & Iron • CHT • Climax Molybdenum • ConocoPhillips • Corporate Planning, KNPC • CountryMark • CRI Catalyst Company • Criterion Catalyst Company • DNV Petroleum Services • EIA • Environment Canada • ExxonMobil • Foster Wheeler • Global Energy Strategies • Grace Davison • hte Aktiengesellschaft • Indian Oil Ltd • Infineum USA LP • Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo • International Fuel Quality Center • Japan Petroleum Energy Center • Kuwait National Petroleum Company • Lubrizol • Lummus Technology • LyondellBasell • Marathon Petroleum • Merichem Company • Mustang Engineers and Construstors • Oberon Fuels • Petrobras • PetroChina • Phoenix Park Gas Processors • Platts • Reliance Industries • Renerwable Energy Corp • Rhodia Inc. • Sapphire Energy • Saudi Aramco • Shaw Energy & Chemicals • Sinopec • SK Energy • SK innovation • Toyota • TPC Group • Unipec America, Inc. • UOP LLC • USC Energy Institute • Vainieri Consulting • W. R. Grace • World Refining & Fuels Service

Sponsored by:

Wood Group Mustang Petrobras Irving Oil

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For more information, contact:

Lesley Hart

Roxanne Starling