Refining and Petrochemical Industry Forum
Wednesday May 30th, 2012, 11am
Please join us at the Refining and Petrochemical Industry Forum at the Emerson Exchange in Dusseldorf. We will have two main presentations, each followed by four member discussion panel for Q&A. The audience will also have an opportunity to participate in the discussion on the topics presented.
“An Automation Strategy for Business Success”, with focus on steps to enhance energy efficiency, reliability, and safety, presented by László Tóth, MOL Group.
“Managing Talents and Sustaining a Competent Culture in Oil Refineries”, presented by Ali Alawadhi, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).
Discussion Panel Members
||László Tóth is employed by MOL Group. László has 30 years experience in the refining industry. He began his career as unit operator, then was employed by UOP Plc. as technical advisor. Rejoining MOL he continued his carrier as process engineer. From 1998 to 2005 he was the project director of the Residue Upgrading, then the Ultra Low Sulphur Motor Fuels project programs in MOL’s Danube Refinery. As such, he played a role to introduce the Foundation Fieldbus, the Operator Training Simulator solutions, and the Main Automation Contractor concept in MOL refineries. From 2006 to 2011he was the head of Project Development in MOL Group’s Refining and Marketing Division being responsible for the implementation of the refining and logistics investment projects. From 2012 he leads MOL Refinining’s Production Excellence department. László holds MS in Chemical Engineering from Pannon University.
||Ali Alawadhi is instrument design specialist working for Reliability Management in MAB refinery of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), certified as a TUV FS Expert in Safety Instrumented Systems, certified Functional Safety Expert by the CFSE Governance Board, and certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional by SMRP organization. He holds an MBA from Maastricht School of Management and obtained his BSc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Portland. Mr. Alawadhi has started his professional career as instrument maintenance engineer working with maintenance and shutdown activities. He was involved in several projects related to the field of maintenance, reliability and functional safety. He is participating with the technical committee of IEC 61511 and with KNPC engineering standards committee. In addition to his work with KNPC, he is the chairman of Kuwait National Committee of Electrical & Electronics, board member in the Emerson Global Users Exchange, founder & leader of Automation Community, vice president of the ISA Kuwait section, and a member in the Exida Users Advisory Board. |
||Doug White is the Director of the Global Refining Industry Solutions Business Unit of the PlantWeb Solutions Division of Emerson Process Management. Previously he held senior management and technical positions with MDC Technology, Profitpoint Solutions, Aspen Technology, and Setpoint. In these positions he has been responsible for developing and implementing state-of-the-art advanced automation and optimization systems in refineries and process plants around the world and has published more than fifty papers on these subjects. He started his career with Caltex Petroleum Corporation with positions at their Australian refinery and central engineering groups. He has a BChE from the University of Florida, a Master of Science from California Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts and PhD from Princeton University.
||Tim Olsen, Refining Program Manager at Emerson Process Management