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Held Under the Patronage of

His Excellency dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza

Minister of Energy Chairman of National Oil & Gas Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

MIddLE EAST 2012
9 10 May 2012
the ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hotel & spa, Bahrain
Jointly Organized by:

the first

Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in Base Oil and Lubricant Trade and Technology

Hosted and Sponsored by:

Corporate Sponsor:

Media Sponsors: Held in conjunction with The 20th Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference 2012 (MPGC 2012)

see inside pages for Agenda and registration information!

Conference Connection and Petrosil Group are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Base Oil and Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM 2012) on 9-10 May 2012 in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy Chairman of National Oil & Gas Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain. Hosted by the Bahrain Petroleum Company, the two-day event will serve as a platform for all senior-level decision makers from the global base oil and lubricant industry. The conference themed Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in Base Oil and Lubricant Trade and Technology will focus on key challenges and opportunities that exist in the entire value chain and will explore related topics such as regional issues, production capacities, pricing trends, demand & supply outlook, developments in technology, shipping and logistics and many other topics of interest.


BLM 2012 will run back to back with the 20th Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference (MPGC 2012) on May 6-8, 2012 in Bahrain. MPGC 2012 is the longest running annual oil conference in the Middle East and is held during the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MEOW) which runs from May 5-10, 2012 in Bahrain. There will be six events in Just 6 days and over 500 participants from 50 countries are expected at MPGC/MEOW 2012. Do not miss this excellent opportunity to be part of this exclusive gathering of high level executives. Fax in your registration form or register online at www. NOW!



the BAhrAiN PetrOLeUM COMPANY BsC. (CLOseD) BAPCO, is wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain. It owns a 260,000 barrel-a-day refinery (originally built in 1936), storage facilities for more than 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal, and an export marine terminal for its petroleum products. The company is engaged in the oil industry including exploration and prospecting for oil both onshore and offshore, drilling, production, refining, distribution of petroleum products and natural gas, sales and exports of crude oil and refined products. BAPCO exports crude oil from its offshore field to world markets and sells petroleum products locally and internationally. BAPCOs prime customers for crude oil and refined products are based in the Middle East, India, the Far East, South East Asia and Africa, and 95 percent of refined products are exported. The company produces and distributes all the natural gas used in Bahrain to feed all power plants, industrial installations and feed for petrochemical plants. The natural gas network is one of the most modern. The company also supplies and sells aviation fuel at the Bahrain International Airport through its affiliate, The Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company. BAPCO continues to develop new opportunities in the oil industry for the benefit of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

the CONfereNCe CONNeCtiON GrOUP is dedicated to the provision of global business information through high profile, premier-sector focused business events, including international conferences, corporate events and symposia, for the oil & gas industries and other business sectors internationally. Dedicated to providing an independent platform for interaction and discussion of the latest business & industry strategies, it strives to combine excellence and professionalism through linkage with inter-governmental, professional and industry groups worldwide. For a full list courses, conferences and other events, please email or visit

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Wednesday | 9 May 2012
8.00am 9.00am Registration and Morning Coffee Chairmans Welcome Mr. Zakaria Sulaiman, Manager Petroleum Products Sales, International Marketing, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Kingdom of Bahrain 11.40am road Ahead and future trends for Group i Base Oil Plants in Asia and the Middle east Mr. Stephen Wright, Vice President, Europe/Middle East, Solomon Associates, USA 12.10pm Lunch sponsored by


OffiCiAL OPeNiNG & KeYNOte ADDress

Official Opening His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy-Chairman of National Oil & Gas Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain (to be confirmed)


DeMAND/sUPPLY OVerVieW iN MiDDLe eAst & AsiA

Global Lubricant Basestocks supply and Demand trends: A Constant Changing Paradigm l Global paraffinic and naphthenic basestock capacity and production l Global demand for paraffinic and naphthenic basestocks l Future capacity additions and future demand l Trade flows and impact on pricing l Overview on manufacturing costs across API Baseoil grade types Ms. Geeta Agashe, Vice President Energy, Kline & Company, USA the Global Naphthenic Market: Present and future Challenges and Opportunities l Overview on global naphthenic capacity l Main applications of naphthenic oils l Demand outlook in main applications l Challenges and opportunities for naphthenic oils Dr. Valentina Serra-Holm, Market Manager LUB, Nynas AB, Sweden Overview of Base Oil trade and Price trends in Asia Ms. Minoti Makim, Vice President, Petrosil Group, India Afternoon Coffee Break indian Base Oils Market Challenges & Opportunities l Indian Base Oil Market including Rubber Process Oils l Indigenous Base Oil Productions including qualities and Imports l Pricing of Base Oils in India l Base Oil Quality needs l Opportunities Mr. Sanjay Kumar, DGM Product Supplies (Lubes), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India Global Lubricants industry: Market Analysis and Opportunities l of the global lubricants industry and Size future forecasts




Keynote Address Middle east Becoming An important supply hub Mr. Ebrahim A Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Refining & Marketing, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Kingdom of Bahrain (Invited)


Morning Coffee Break



LAtest DeVeLOPMeNts iN GrOUP iii BAse OiLs iN MiDDLe eAst

10.10am Acceleration of Group iii Base Oils in Middle east l Challenges shaping the future of the energy sector l Growing importance of Middle East as geographical hub for high quality base oils l Middle Easts opportunities and challenges to meet the growing demand of high quality base oils Mr. Juha Wallius, Market Development Manager, Neste Oil Corporation, Finland 10.40am New Group iii Lube Base Oil Plant successfully Commissioned in Bahrain Mr. S. Hamza Alwai, Process Specialist Lubes, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Kingdom of Bahrain


3.15pm 3.45pm


CrUDe OiL & refiNiNG OVerVieW

11.10am Crude Oil Overview and impact on Base Oil Price Volatility Mr. Jorge Montepeque, Global Editorial Director, Market Reporting, Platts, UK


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l Regional and product breakdowns l trends and opportunities Key l Global lubricant marketers and their market share Ms. Geeta Agashe, Vice President Energy, Kline & Company, USA 4.45pm indian Lubricants Market emerging trends in the Automotive sector l Economy & Demographics l Market Segmentation & Demand l Trend Drivers Key l Performance Levels l Route to Market Mr. R. N. Ghosal, Managing Director, Tide Water Oil Co (I) Ltd & Director, Veedol International Limited, India End of Day One ~ Multi fuels usage and its quality ~ Harmful exhaust gases emissions and its reduction controls ~ Engine hardware developments ~ Engine oils quality l users perception towards low End viscosity engine oils and extended oil drain period l Additive companies challenge in meeting low Sulfated ash and phosphorous requirements l companies dilemma in marketing Oil low SAP engine oils Mr. Thangavel Rathina Kumar, Manager, Lubricants Technology, ENOC International Sales LLC, UAE 10.15am Morning Coffee Break 10.45am future trends and New Advances in PAO technology Mr. Tatsuya Kawamura, Overseas Marketing Manager, Alpha Olefin & Derivatives Group, Idemitsu Kosan Co, Ltd, Japan 11.15am evolving requirements in engine Oil specifications Speaker to be advised 11.45am Open forum Outlook & future Challenges for the Base Oil & Lubes Business (All Speakers and Delegates are invited) 12.10pm Summary and End of Conference 12.15pm Conference Working Luncheon followed by Site Visit to BAPCOs New Group III Lube Base Oil Plant


Thursday | 10 May 2012

8.00am 9.00am Morning Coffee Chairmans Opening remarks Mr. Howard Hancock, Lubricant Business Manager, Marketing Division Lubricants, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Kingdom of Bahrain



the Lubricant Additives Market in the Middle east & Asia Speaker to be advised Automotive engine Oils technological Advancement and its impacts l OEMs and Oil companies concerns API, on new technical advancements (Low SAP oils): 10 May 2012 (1.00pm 3.30pm)



site Visit to BAPCOs New Group iii Lube Base Oil Plant

Bahrains New Group III Lube Base Oil Plant is a joint venture between BAPCO, the National Oil and Gas Holding Company and Neste Oil in Finland. The new unit is a state-of-the-art facility, incorporating the latest catalytic dewaxing and distillation technologies from the worlds leading process licensors for the production of Group III base oils. The plant is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, and is producing very high viscosity index (VHVI), Group III lubricant base oils from the hydrocracker bottoms stream using catalytic iso-dewaxing technology, where the paraffinic waxy feedstock undergoes transformation and isomerisation into a non-waxy high viscosity index product suitable for use as base stock for the production of high grade lubricants. The plant has a capacity of up to 400,000 tpy and is located at Bapcos refinery on Bahrains east coast.

Delegates at BLM, restricted to a maximum of forty on a first come first serve basis, will have the opportunity to be part of the first ever group site visit to this new facility, courtesy of BAPCO, on the afternoon of 10 May 2012. Places are restricted and delegates are requested to register early. The final date for site visit registration is 1 May 2012. schedule of site Visit to BAPCOs New Group iii Lube Base Oil Plant 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.45pm 3.30pm Depart by coach from ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hotel & spa Arrival at the new group iii base oil plant followed by tour of facilities Depart by coach from base oil plant to ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hotel & spa Arrival at ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hotel & spa

eserve the right to alter the content and timing of the program.


strengthen & showcase Your Brand, Products and services @ BLM 2012
As the premier and dedicated Base Oil & Lubes conference in the Middle East, the first Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2012 will provide the ideal opportunity to enhance your companys profile and increase your business potential through direct exposure to an audience of global base oil & lubes key decision makers, senior executives and deal makers in one location. The organisers are inviting endorsement and support for the conference through corporate sponsorships and hosting of various functions. Key sponsorship opportunities include: Corporate sponsorships Conference Documentation Ballroom Collaterals hosting of Official functions Corporate Gifts exhibit Booths

For queries on sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact (65) 6338 4090 or email /


This conference will satisfy the information needs of base oil manufacturers, exporters, importers, additives manufacturers & suppliers, blenders, lubricants traders/retailers, re-refiners, shipping companies, storage companies, lubricant packaging companies, consultants, marine oil manufacturers and traders, original equipment manufacturers, surveyors, clearing agents and others related to the industry such as: Presidents CeOs Managing directors executive directors General Managers Vice Presidents Corporate Planners Business development Managers sales & Marketing Managers export Managers regional Managers Product development Managers Licensing Managers Operation Managers refinery Managers export Managers supply & distribution Managers additives Managers Fuels & Lubes Managers Lube Plant Managers Process Managers/Technologists Marketing/Commercial Managers Lubricant supply Chain Managers Technical Managers Base Oil Managers Blending Managers Lube retail Managers Quality Control Managers Lube Traders & Brokers Lube analysts/ Consultants Government Policy Planners Procurists senior Chemists

MiDDLe eAst PetrOLeUM & GAs WeeK

Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2012 conference (BLM 2012) is being held in conjunction with the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week, from 6-8 May 2012 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Five other events are also being organized during this week, each catering to the specific information needs of delegates. All events are individually priced & bookable separately with joint attendance discounts! Middle east Petroleum insiders (MPi 2010) 5-6 May 2012 Production sharing Contracts & international Petroleum fiscal systems (PsC 2012) 5-6 May 2012 the 20th Annual Middle east Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2012) 6-8 May 2012 Middle east Gas insiders (MGi 2012) 9-10 May, 2012 Gasoline & Diesel Blending technology & economics (GDB 2012) 9-10 May 2012

JOiN the fOLLOWiNG PArtiCiPAtiNG COMPANies At MeOW 2012 eVeNts

aramco Trading agas Lubes W.L.L alwaha Petrochemical Company as Odysseus Bahrain Petroleum Company B.B. energy holdings n.V. Blandford Consulting BP Plc Chevron Corporation Citigroup deepa Petroleum dubai Mercantile exchange emirates national Oil Company Limited (enOC) LLC enOC International sales LLC e.On ruhrgas energy Intelligence FaCTs Global energy Frigmaires engineers Galana Petroleum Gazprom Marketing & Trading Pte Ltd Geo Chem Middle east Gunvor Middle east dMCC Gunvor sa hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd Idemitsu Kosan Co, Ltd Icconol Petroleum Pvt Ltd Interfax natural Gas daily International energy agency IrIs research Institute of Trade & Industry JX nippon Oil & energy Corporation Kline & Company Inc Korea national Oil Corporation Kuwait Petroleum Corporation LubesnGreases europe-Middle east Maersk Oil & Gas Ministry of energy, Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of energy & Power development, Zimbabwe Mubadala Oil & Gas national Oil & Gas authority national Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe neptune energy Trading LLC neste Oil Corporation neste Oil Corporation nynas aB Oman Oil Marketing Oriental Oil Company Limited Petoyag a.s Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro sa Petrosil Group Platts reliance Industries Limited saLaCO saudi arabian Oil Company (saudi aramco) saudi Chevron Philips Co (s-Chem) shell International LnG supply (sILs) solomon associates Limited swiss singapore Overseas enterprises Pte Ltd Tatweer Petroleum Telvent dTn Tide Water Oil Co. (I) Ltd Total s.a. uOP LLC, a honeywell Company Venus Petrochemicals Pvt Ltd Vitol Group of Companies, Vopak Middle east and others...

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The Conference Connection Inc. Raffles City PO Box 1736 Singapore 911758

Singapore (65) 6338 0064

Singapore (65) 6338 4090



DATES & VENUE: Wednesday Thursday, 9 10 May 2012 The Ritz Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa PO Box 55577 Manama, Bahrain Tel: (973) 1758 0000 Fax: (973) 1758 0333 REGISTRATION FEES FOR CONFERENCE: Full Fee: US$1,995 per person Early Bird Fee: US$1,795 per person (Payment by 31 March 2012) Joint Attendance Fee: US$1,795 per person (for all registered MPGC 2012 delegates) Team Fee: US$1,795 per person for the second and subsequent delegate from the same company and billing address. Not valid with other discounts i.e. full fee applicable for first person. Fees include participation at all sessions, daily lunch & coffee breaks and a set of conference documentation per person. Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included. ENQUIRIES & REGISTRATIONS: The Conference Connection Inc., PO Box 1736, Raffles City, Singapore 911758 or BLM 2012 Secretariat: 135 Middle Road, #05-01 Bylands Building, Singapore 188975. Tel: (65) 6338 0064 Fax: (65) 6338 4090 Email: Website: REGISTRATION CONDITIONS: l All registrations must be on the prescribed form or in writing and will be on a confirmed basis unless otherwise notified in writing.

l The organizers reserve the right not to accept prior and on-site registrations without payment. l Delegates whose payments are not received before the event are required to furnish proof of payment on-site. l Staff at the event will request a credit card guarantee without proof of payment. l The organizers reserve the right to impose conditions of entry for walk-in delegates. PAYMENTS: l All payments are to be made in advance of the conference in US Dollars by Inter-Bank transfers. (Bank details will be provided upon receipt of registration). l Please quote event name, invoice number and delegate number for bank transfers. Please instruct your bank to remit the full amount, nett of bank charges. CANCELLATION & SUBSTITUTION: l Cancellations notified in writing by letter and acknowledged by 15 April 2012 will be levied an administrative fee of 5% for paid cancellations and 10% for unpaid cancellations. l Paid and unpaid cancellations notified and acknowledged between 15 22 April 2012 will be given a 50% refund and one set of the conference documentation (post event). l No refund will be given after 22 April 2012 but delegates can be substituted if the organizers receive prior notification at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.

l For registrations invoiced and unpaid but subsequently cancelled after 22 April 2012, 50% the invoiced fees will be charged and one set of conference documentation will be given (post event). HOTEL ACCOMMODATION & VISA APPLICATION: Official conference participants for MPGC & MEOW 2012 events qualify for special discounted rates at the following hotels in Bahrain: ~ The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa Host Hotel ~ Gulf Hotel Bahrain ~ Kempinski & Grand Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre ~ Sheraton Bahrain Hotel ~ InterContinental Regency Bahrain Delegates will be responsible for their own hotel and visa arrangements and are advised to make reservations before the cut-off date specified by each hotel. Please request for a FastFax Hotel & Visa Application Form with your registration. Only one room reservation per form is allowed. Please fax/ email this form directly to the hotel of your choice and not to the conference organisers.
DISCLAIMER: The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport delays and transport disruption, and in such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform their obligation under this event, the client releases the organizers from any liability, incidental or consequential, to such matters.

BAse OiL & LUBes MiDDLe eAst 2012

Delegate registration form (ii)
Please PriNt in block letters and return to: The Conference Connection Inc., PO Box 1736, Raffles City, Singapore 911758 or the BLM 2012 Secretariat at 135 Middle Road, #05-01 Bylands Building, Singapore 188975. Tel: (65) 6338 0064 Fax: (65) 6338 4090 Email:

q Yes! Please register me/ us:

(for more than one delegate, please photocopy registration form)

q Yes! Please register me for the site visit at the same time q Please send us information on Middle East & Petroleum Gas Week events
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First Name (Mr, Dr, Ms) Surname Company Job Title Nationality Address
GDB 2012 9-10 May 2012 q US$2,200

full fee early Bird fee (payment by 31 March 2012) team fee*

q US$1,995 q US$1,795

q US$2,750 q N.A.

q US$2,450

q US$2,105 (Alumni q US$2,100 Gold Connect Member) q US$2,205 (Non Alumni Fee) q N.A. q N.A. q US$2,100 q US$2,100

q US$1,795

q US$2,475 q US$2,475

Joint q US$1,795 Attendance fee (with MPGC) Alumni/ Gold Connect Member fee Day fee q N.A.

q N.A.

q US$2,205 My Gold Connect card number is ____________ q US$1,890 (6-7 May) q US$1,720 (8 May)

q N.A.

Country Tel Fax

Postal/Zip Code

q N.A.

q N.A.

q N.A.

Email Name of Approving Manager (Mr, Dr, Ms) Email of Approving Manager Main Business Activity

Please choose either Team or Joint Attendance Fee as only one will apply. All discounts are mutually exclusive. (Please note: you are entitled to a 10% joint attendance discount for the fee off any MEOW event, as a registered delegate of MPGC applicable only to full registration fee and does not apply to other discounted fees.) *For the 2nd & subsequent delegate from the same company and billing address. Not valid with other discounts and full fee applicable for first person.

(For more than one delegate, please photocopy the registration form)

reGistrAtiON fees

BLM 2012 9-10 May 2012

PsC 2012 5-6 May 2012

MPGC 2012 6-8 May 2012