Conclave Session 2

Refineries of Tomorrow: Smart, Green, Integrated, and Efficient

Date & Time: 30th November 2021; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue: Online Mode

The details of the session can be seen in the following table:

Sr No Topics Speaker Time Recorded Videos
    1 Welcome and Introduction (10 min) Prof. Shireesh Kedare (PiC CoE-OGE)  & Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (Chemical, IITB) 3:00 pm to 3:10 pm Welcome
    2 Keynote Address: Refineries of tomorrow - Techno-commercial Challenges to be Addressed (25 min) Dr. Partha Maitra (President-Strategy & Initiatives, RIL) 3:10 pm to 3:35 pm Keynote Address
    3 Presentation: New Refinery Configuration in the context of Decarbonisation (20min) Mr. Rajiv Aggrawal (ED (Technical), EIL) 3:35 pm to 3:55 pm Presentation
    4 Presentation: Digitalization for achieving operational excellence (AI & ML) (20 min) Mr. V. Ravikumar (CGM(R&D), BPCL) 3:55 pm to 4:15 pm Presentation
    5 Presentation: Crude to Chemicals, technologies providing product flexibility so as to tune the processes as per the market demand (20 min) Dr. Ajit Sapre (Group President, RIL) 4:15 pm to 4:35 pm Presentation
    6 Presentation: Meeting the possible norms in the near future on Green H2 obligations by Refineries (20 min) Mr. Tarun Vakil (Director of Hydrogen Technology, Nippon Sanso Holding Corporation) 4:35 pm to 4:55 pm (US EST time- 6:05 am to 6:25 am) Presentation
    7 Panel Discussion: R&D Challenges for sustainable refineries (65 min) Dr. S. S. V. Ramakumar (Director(R&D), IOCL), Mr. Vinod Shenoy (Director (Refineries), HPCL), Ms. Vartika Shukla (CMD, EIL), Dr. M. O. Garg (President R&D Refining and Petrochemicals, RIL), Coordinator – Prof. Ravi Gudi (Chemical, IITB)  4:55 pm to 6:00 pm Panel Discussion



Organizing Committee:

Chair - Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (Chemical, IITB)

Members -

Prof. Ravindra Gudi (Chemical, IITB) 

Shri.Bharathan S (HPCL) 

Dr.G S Kapur (IOCL) 

Dr.Madhusudan Sau (IOCL) 

Dr.Rajeev Nambiar (EIL) 

Dr.Shobha Agarwal (EIL) 

Dr.Ravi Kumar V (BPCL).