We are pleased to announce the release of the WHOC 2018 Technical Conference Grid.

Having received over 330 abstracts from across the globe, the WHOC 2018 Technical Conference will deliver 20 sessions across 7 technical categories, over 3 days from Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 September 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

Join over 70 international technical expert speakers and share in their wealth of experience and knowledge. Please refer to the below grid to see what you can expect at the Technical Conference.

Storage, Marketing & Distribution NEW FOR 2018

  • Advanced Fuels Distribution Technologies from Refinery to Retail Station
  • Blended Crude: Marketability, finished products, ease of transportation
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Field Storage
  • Fuels and Lubes Product Integrity, Standards and Legislations
  • Fuels Distribution: Efficiency, Safety and Security
  • Heavy Oil Gathering, Storage and Transportation Technology
  • Lubrication Solutions for Renewable Energy Applications
  • New Trends and Emerging Technologies for Marketing and Distribution

Downstream Processing: Refining, Petrochemicals, Operations & Transportation

  • Advanced Hydrocracking Technology in Refining
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Desalting Refinery Heavy Feeds
  • Efficiency, Optimisation and Profitability
  • Flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam
  • Heavy Oil and Bitumen Refining and Upgrading Technology
  • Heavy Oil Desalting, Pre-Heat Train and Coker Fouling
  • Metal Contamination from Heavy Oil Processing and its Impact on Downstream Catalysts
  • Olefins (ethylene and propylene) and Aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers): Operations and Technology Developments
  • Pipeline Management, Transportation and Upgrading
  • Plant Upgrades, Refurbishment, Manufacturing and Equipment
  • Product Diversification
  • Refining & Petrochemical Integration, Supply Chain Management and Feedstock Maximisation
  • Refining Technology and Processing Developments: Catalytic and Thermal Cracking, Hydrocracker Reaction and Fractionation Units, Delayed Coking Units, Contaminants Removal, Alkylation and Polymerisation, and Isomerisation
  • Resid Conversion in Petroleum Refining
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Management

Offshore Heavy Oil – Exploration, Production and Technologies NEW FOR 2018

  • Floating Production, Storage and OFFLOADING (FPSO) and Offshore Support (OSV) Vessels and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROV)
  • HSE Challenges in Offshore Heavy Oil Fields
  • Hydraulic Lifting Equipment, Cranes and High Capacity Winches
  • Offshore Heavy Oil Exploration and Development
  • Offshore infrastructure: Production Platforms and Artificial Islands Design, Piling, Flow Lines, Umbilical Connections
  • Shipping, Marine and Subsea Specialised Equipment and Repair
  • Subsea Wells, Subsea Fields, Subsea Projects and Developments

Heavy Oil Technologies, Data Management & Internet of Things

  • Artificial Lift Technologies
  • Data: Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Clean Technology
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation
  • Emerging Refinery Technologies
  • Health, Safety, Environment, Security Management, Equipment and Services across E&P and Downstream Plants
  • Heavy Oil Production and Well Testing Technology
  • HSE Technologies across Heavy Oil Value Chain: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Protecting Facilities: Cyber and Infrastructure Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Smart and Connected Assets and Devices
  • Smart and Digital Oilfields: Improving Operational Capabilities of Assets
  • Theoretical and Laboratory Research

Exploration, Production, and Field Development

  • Brownfield Modification
  • Brownfield Revamping, Expansion, Conversion and Developments
  • Caprock Integrity Analysis and Prediction
  • Climate Change, C02 Reduction and Environmental Challenges Within Oil And Gas
  • Energy Efficiency, Economics and Sustainability
  • Enhancing Reservoir Life Cycle and Costs of Thermals Wells
  • Exploration Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Field Surveillance and Testing
  • Flow Assurance
  • Geoscience: Technology Development and Commercialisation
  • Hazardous Chemicals Management
  • Heat Exchange & Transfer
  • Innovative Strategies in New and Existing Heavy Oil Projects
  • Integrated Development Planning and Field Development Case Studies
  • Lifecycle Asset Management for Unconventional Field Development
  • Mature Field Renewal and Maximising Field Economic Life
  • Metering, Production Management, Testing and Managing Aging Fields and Infrastructure
  • Oil Field and Facilities Maintenance, Upgrade and Repair
  • Operational Cost Optimisation and Reduction in an E&P Project
  • Recovering By-Passed Oil in Mature Fields
  • Research & Development in Upstream Operations and Processes
  • Reserve Evaluation and Economic Evaluation
  • Risk and Integrity Management, Interface Challenges
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Water Disposal

Reservoir Prospecting to Well Completion

  • Data Knowledge, Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Drilling Enhancement and Well Completion
  • Drilling, Completion and Stimulation Technology
  • Field Development Case Studies
  • Fluid Characterisation
  • Geology and Geophysics and Wireline Logging Related to Heavy Oil
  • Geomechanics and Geochemistry
  • Geoscience: Technology Development and Commercialisation
  • Hydraulic Fracking
  • Production Operation and Facilities
  • Reservoir Characterisation and Optimisation
  • Reservoir Engineering, Evaluation, Monitoring and Testing Technologies
  • Reservoir Fluid and Rock Properties
  • Reservoir Modelling and Management
  • Seismic surveys: Imaging and Modelling

Enhanced Oil Recovery – Innovation, Development, Research

  • Application of Renewable Energy in EOR/IOR
  • C02 Reduction
  • Carbonates/Case Design/Chemical EOR
  • Competitive Strategies for EOR
  • CSS, Steam Injection, THAI, SAGD, TAGOGD, CHOPS, In-situ Combustion
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Innovation in EOR/IOR Technologies and Techniques across projects
  • In-situ Chemical/Physical/Microbiological Upgrading
  • Oil Sand/Oil Shale Mining and Extracting Technology and Facilities
  • Research & Development in EOR/IOR
  • Separation Methods for Viscous Oil
  • Surface Upgrader Design/Development
  • Thermal Recovery Developments