• The only Downstream event focused on the North Africa downstream industry
  • Official first look agenda now released
Agenda Day 2
08:30 - 09:00

Registration Open

08:50 - 09:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:30

High quality biofuel production: Eni perspective

  • Massimo Trani VP Technology Licensing, Refining, Marketing & Chemicals - Eni
09:30 - 10:00

Supporting downstream projects: the EBRD approach

• Financing across the Oil & Gas value chain
• EBRD’s support to improve energy efficiency of refineries in North Africa
• Case study: Successful project finance for bulk liquids terminal in Egypt

  • Anass Joundy Principal Banker - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
10:00 - 10:30

How will the Zohr discovery affect the petrochemical industry in Egypt?

  • Ability to meet feedstock demands and how far this will contribute toward reducing the reliance on imported feedstock
  • Effect on the Petrochemical Master Plan
10:30 - 11:10

Coffee and networking in the Exhibition Area

11:10 - 11:30

Capitalising on local feedstocks to increase Algeria’s production of added value products

  • Assessing current feedstock supply against production rates and market demand
  • Forecasting future feedstock supply against future petrochemical plants
11:30 - 12:10

Interactive Discussion: Asset Management & Reliability

Led by Ahmed Khalifa this session will incorporate a case study presentation followed by delegate-led discussions and live polling on important issues around maintaining your assets.

12:10 - 13:30




We are giving our delegates an exclusive opportunity to visit Eni’s Research Center in Milan on the second day of the North Africa Downstream Summit. Open to a limited number of delegates, this is a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand their laboratories. This is a unique opportunity, operating on a first-come first-serve basis, so make sure you register as soon as possible to avoid missing out! Transportation to and from the Research Center will be arranged to make the visit as smooth as possible for you.


14:30  Arriving at the Eni Research Center

14:30 – 14:45 Auditorium: Welcome and Safety Induction video (M. Trani, LIC)

14:45 – 15:10 Eni R&D Organization (A. Delbianco, DOW R&D)

15:10 – 17:10 Visit at laboratories:

Upstream: (40 min)

  • Core Visualization and Experimental Geology
  • 3D X-ray tomography
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Downstream: (40 min)

  • Chemistry Physics (NMR Spectroscopy lab)
  • Downstream Process Technologies (EST, Biofuel)

Renewable: (20 min)

  • Environmental Labs
  • 3D Simulation room (20 min)
15:30 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking in the Learning Arena


Close of Event