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Moving from Fuel Production Towards Petrochemicals

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Join ACI’s 5th Maximizing Propylene Yields, 24th-25th January, Madrid-Spain and do not miss out on Panel Discussion-Day 1, entitled “Moving from Fuel Production Towards Petrochemicals – Sharing Future Expectations”, focusing on:

  • Increasing level of petrochemical integration
  • Refining transformation into propylene based chemistry & petrochemicals portfolio
  • Expected changes in regional Petrochemical product demands

Mario Catellani, Oil and Products Inland Sales (INSAL), ENI

Moving from Fuel Production Towards PetrochemicalsMario works for Oil and Products Inland Sales, for refining, marketing and chemicals. He covers the optimisation of propylene and bitumen on international markets, as well as specific projects aimed at improving trading and sales of crude and products. Prior to taking up his current role, Mario worked on the development and management of a new department dedicated to business development and integrated projects for Eni Trading and Shipping, where he also contributed to the setting up of the Mediterranean, Caspian Sea, and Middle East trading desk. In 2013, Mario was appointed Business Tutor of the Executive Master in Energy Resources and Global Environmental Strategies (EMERGES) at the Luiss Business.

Manoj Jadav, VP of Refining R&D Centre, Reliance Industries


Currently Assistant Vice President of Refining R&D Centre at Reliance Jamnagar, have been working in the development and evaluation of process, catalyst in the areas of Fluid Cat Cracking and olefins recovery since last 10 years. Hold a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. In addition had 5 year experience in operating petrochemical units.

Moving from Fuel Production Towards Petrochemicals

Have been part of the team which has  developed/implemented many innovative process at Reliance –  direct processing of the Coker Naphtha in FCC for light Olefins,  Multi-Zone Catalytic Cracking (MCC) process for multiple feed cracking to light olefins, a Refinery wide process integration scheme to meet minimum Benzene specification in Export Gasoline.

Have been a key member in developing and implementing a process for improving LPG & Propylene recovery from FCC Fuel gas from 96 % to ~99%, The work received many recognitions for Excellence in process development.

Have been responsible for evaluating and recommending best available catalysts /additives for world’s largest FCCs for margin maximization.

Gabor Kis, Technology Development Lead Expert, MOL Group

Moving from Fuel Production Towards PetrochemicalsDr Gabor Kis is Chemical engineer with solid economical background and comprehensive knowledge in the supply chain of oil industry. Expertise of organic/inorganic strategic business development projects. 15 years’ experience in project definition, project proposal preparation, project approval, project implementation and project post evaluation. Experience in top level company management practice and daily Asset management. Altogether 7 years of experience in scientific research (3 years as undergraduate and 4 as Ph.D. postgraduate). MSC in Chemical Engineering at Pannon University, 1998; Ph.D. – Pannon University (engine oil additive development), 2006. Employee of MOL Group between 2002-2017 in the area of technology development (BED, FEED, DED), strategic developments, acquisition projects. Major milestones: Gas oil blender project (2002-2004), NIR analyser TEAM (2004-2006); Hydrocracking project (2006-2009); Butadiene, LDPE projects (2010-2011); SSBR project (2013-2015); MOL 2030 strategy – Facing towards Petrochemicals (currently).