Conference Agenda Day 1


9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
Minister of State Low Yen Ling, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Peony Ballroom 4405-6 & 4505-6 


Chairman: Tim Rockell, Founder & Managing Director, Energy Strat Asia, Singapore

9:05 am - 9:20 am

Keynote & Opening Towards a Net-Zero Future: The Outlook for Singapore's Downstream Sector

Irie Kazumoto, Managing Director, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) , Japan

9:20 am - 9:40 am

Next Generation, Digital Refinery of the Future

Tathagata Basu, Global Head - Refining & Downstream, Honeywell, United States

9:40 am - 10:05 am

Asian Downstream Summit (ADS) Awards

  • Leader of the Year 
  • Female Engineer of the Year 
  • Young Engineer Award 
  • Downstream Project of the Year  
  • Sustainable Technology of the Year 
  • Sustainable Plant of the Year 
  • Innovations in Oil & Gas Digital Technology 
  • Startup of the Year 

Guest-of-Honour: Minister of State Low Yen Ling, Ministry of Trade and Industry 

10:05 am - 10:45 am

Minister Tour & Networking Coffee Break

10:50 am - 11:30 am

CCUS as a Key Driver towards a Net Zero Downstream Industry

  • How are Singapore’s policy makers and regulators supporting CCUS adoption? 
  • Examining global CCUS markets, what best practice exists for ASEAN’s downstream sector? 
  • The roadmap to Net Zero 2030: How can Asia fully leverage its strategic downstream economy to champion carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)? 
  • Investment appetite for CCUS technology, uptake, and projects in the downstream sector 
  • Exploring the importance of public-private partnerships in accelerating CCUS growth 
  • Outlining and overcoming the roadblocks for CCUS development in ASEAN 

(Moderator) Nick Dingemans, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, Singapore

Nick Dingemans, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, Singapore

Dr. Belladonna Troxylon Maulianda, Executive Director, Indonesia CCS Center, Indonesia

Pn. Nora’in Md Salleh, General Manager of Carbon Capture & Storage, PETRONAS, Malaysia

Peter Godfrey, Vice President APAC, Storegga, Singapore

YB Dr Hj Hazland Bin Abg Hj Hipni, Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Sarawak, Malaysia

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Opening Roundtable: Business Leaders Prepare the Industry for 2030 Targets

The promised 2030 looms ever closer, and with seven years to go before this deadline, refiners are on the clock. With an eye on the need for sustainability, this panel aims to discuss how refiners have made – or are making – moves toward embracing intelligence, flexibility and adaptability in their plants and processes. The panel will also address climate change, the feasibility of a hydrogen economy, sustainable refining, carbon tax, and the finances of turning the industry green.

(Moderator) Tim Rockell, Founder & Managing Director, Energy Strat Asia, Singapore

Tim Rockell, Founder & Managing Director, Energy Strat Asia, Singapore

Alwyn Bowden, Chief Executive Officer, Pengerang Energy Complex, Singapore

Napaporn Ratanapoka, Vice President - Refinery, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Thailand

Permono Avianto, Vice President of Production Planning & Monitoring, PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional, Indonesia

12:10 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Lunch & Tech Talks

Asian Downstream Summit (ADS)

Asian Refining Technology Conference (ARTC)

Technical Stream 1
Achieving Operational Excellence
(Track 1)
Peony Ballroom 4405-6 & 4505-6 

Technical Stream 2
Digital Transformation & Enablement
(Track 2)
Orchid Ballroom 4205 & 4305 

Technical Stream 1
FCC & Catalyst Advances
Orchid Ballroom 4206 & 4306 

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Computerized Fault Tree Analysis Development for Distillation Unit in Refinery Plant

Nur Suhaili Fitri, Specialist (Fractionation), Malaysian Refining Company Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

Low Carbon Propylene as the Key Resilience Driver for the FCC Unit

Rafael Gonzalez, Regional Marketing Manager Asia Pacific & India, W.R. Grace , Spain

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Integrated Energy in De-butanizer System

Osamah Almoabade, Senior Engineer, Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department, Aramco

Hae Yong Noh, Sr. Engineer in Operations Engineering Support Division at Global Manufacturing Support Department , Aramco

Enhancing Critical Decision-Making Through Dynamic Pressure Drop Modeling

Dhairya Soni, Technical Service Representative, Crystaphase, United States

Development and Application of Key Materials and FCC Additives for maximizing propylene

Ren Shihong, Senior Engineer, Petrochemical Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation (CPTDC), China

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

A New Innovative Way to Monitor for Refractory Failure in Claus Units

Bob Poteet, Director of Business Development (Global Projects Business), WIKA, United States

Light Hydrocarbon Aromatization Technology

Dr Rongxin Zhang, Associate Research Fellow (Catalytic Reforming Department), Sinopec, China

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

The Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation

Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson

Roadmap for Processing Biogenic Feedstocks in FCCUs

Sanoop Pothera, Senior Technical Service Consultant-FCC, Ketjen Corporation, Singapore



Technical Stream 3
Financing the Energy Transition
(Track 1)
Peony Ballroom 4405-6 & 4505-6 

Technical Stream 4
AI, Machine Learning, & Digital Twins
(Track 2)
Orchid Ballroom 4205 & 4305 

Technical Stream 2
Bio- and Alternate Fuels
Orchid Ballroom 4206 & 4306 

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Making Sense of the World of Green and Transition Financing – Where to Start?

Joseph Poh, Managing Director, Head of Energy, Chemicals & Healthcare Sector Solutions Group, UOB, Singapore

Demystifying AI-Based Digital Applications for Augmented Decision Making in Downstream Process Manufacturing

Dr. Pratap Nair, Founder, President & CEO, Ingenero, India

Mayuresh Mokal, Digital Process Solutions Group, Ingenero, India

Conversion to a Green Refinery Configuration: Assessing Options, Risks and Viability

John Koo, Business Development Director, Asia Pacific Operations, Becht, Singapore

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Leaders’ Roundtable: Minimising Risk and Unlocking Opportunity in the Realm of Financing the Energy Transition

  • Trends to take note of, availability of capital, and appetite for investment in sustainable energy projects 
  • Threats to sustainable financing, and how to avoid pitfalls 
  • Defining (and avoiding!) greenwashing 
  • Emerging finance mechanisms including green bonds and sustainable loans

*Note: This session end at 3:50 pm.

(Moderator) Galid Lahdahda, Managing Director – Head of Downstream & Chemicals (Oil & Gas and Chemicals), Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

Galid Lahdahda, Managing Director - Head of Downstream & Chemicals (Oil & Gas and Chemicals), Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

Roger Charles, Executive Director, IBG Sustainability, DBS, Singapore

Mayank Vishnoi, Chief Financial Officer – Corporate Finance, ChemOne Group, Singapore

Dr. Weina Zhang, Deputy Director, Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN), Singapore

Maria Katryn, Senior Manager Financing, PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional, Indonesia

Connecting the Dots via Enterprise Optimisation Centre

Dang Sri Annim, Head of Delivery (Digital Twin & Analytics), NervCentre, PETRONAS, Malaysia

Abdul Rahim Norman, Staff Engineer (Simulation & Optimisation), PETRONAS, Malaysia

Axens Bio-Hub to Lever Bio-Ethanol Potential

Sébastien Huchette, Vice President Commercial (Asia Pacific) - Process Licensing, Axens

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Complexities to building a Net-Zero Roadmap

Location: Peony Ballroom 4405-6 & 4505-6 

Arjun Balakrishnan, Asia Sales Sector Lead, Advisian, Singapore

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Executive Roundtable Discussion: Developing Clean Energy Fuels: Balancing Sustainability Strategies With New Market Opportunities

  • The current state of the refining and petrochemicals industry with respect to clean energy and sustainability, progress made, and challenges faced on the road towards decarbonisation 
  • Potential market for clean energy fuels, and the role of government policy and regulations in driving development and adoption 
  • Technical and engineering challenges associated with development and production of clean fuels

(Moderator) Anne McPhee, Vice President, Business Development, Chemicals and Fuels, Advisian, United States

Anne McPhee, Vice President, Business Development, Chemicals and Fuels, Advisian, United States

Clarence Woo, Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association, Singapore

Beni Suryadi, Manager, Power, Fossil Fuels, Alternative Energy and Storage, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Indonesia

Kenneth Lim, Refinery Director & General Manager, Neste, Singapore

Stéphane Wermester, Commercial Vice President – Asia Pacific Region, Axens, France

Matt Spalding, Vice President, General Manager - Asia Pacific, Honeywell UOP, Malaysia

5:50 pm - 5:55 pm

5:55 pm -


*All timing is in Singapore time.