Petrochemical production facility

Turning Natural Gas and Gas Liquids into Petrochemicals Training

  • Bankers Hall downstairs auditorium
  • Calgary, Canada
After years of evaluation, the province of Alberta is now moving forward to convert natural gas and gas liquids into chemicals and plastics. In 2016, Alberta launched its first Petrochemical Diversification Program (PDP1) which resulted in plans for about $6 billion in new Alberta petrochemical investments in propane-to-polypropylene conversion by Inter Pipeline and by Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation. In 2018, Alberta launched a second round of the program (PDP2) that will offer an additional Can$1 billion in incentives for new petrochemical investments utilizing methane, ethane, propane feedstocks. Applications for eligible projects were submitted in October, and Alberta will award the incentives to the best petrochemical projects very soon. In the near future, Alberta’s natural gas and natural gas liquids producers will have additional significant exposure to the petrochemicals markets. Wood Mackenzie’s 1-day training seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the methanol, ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, and polypropylene industries, including interactive analyses of chemistries, technologies, demand, pricing, economics, logistics and key stakeholders. Attendees will leave the seminar with a thorough understanding of the petrochemical industry, as well as a chance to network with subject matter experts and peers in this sector.

Agenda

  • 12 February 2019

    • Registration

    • Introduction

      Overview and Objectives Basic Chemistry and Chemical Value Chains Drivers for Petrochemical Investment in Alberta

      Speakers

      • Steve Zinger joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 to develop a global chemical research team to compliment Wood Mackenzie’s existing capabilities in energy, metals, and mining. He now coordinates the Chemical Consulting Practice in the Americas. Steve currently contributes to research, multi-client, and private consulting studies using his expertise in the markets for ethylene, propylene, and butadiene. He regularly provides executive presentations about the outlook for the chemical industry for his customers’ private meetings as well as for key chemical industry events. Steve has over 25 years of international experience in the chemical industry, in various roles including Managing Director of Asia (Singapore) and Global Olefins Business Director (USA).

    • Methanol Session

      Introduction and overview The Methane-to-Methanol value chain Supply: syngas from methane, coal, oil Demand: Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, Solvents, MTBE, gasoline blending, olefins, others Logistics: pipelines, railcars, and shipping Pricing Read More...

      Speakers

      • Mark is the owner and managing director of Methanol Market Services Asia Pte Ltd, (MMSA) a company providing market and techno-commercial advisory services to the global petrochemical industry. In this role, Mark manages a global team of experienced market consultants in developing several multi- and single-client analyses of the methanol and derivatives markets. Mark began his career in 1985 with Shell Development Company in Houston, TX where he obtained several US and international patents. In 1990, he became a Market Development Manager for Shell Chemical Company. In 1996, he joined CMAI, where he was Managing Director of Asian operations after establishing its office in Singapore in 1998. In 2004, Mark founded MMSA. MMSA is the only global methanol consultancy headquartered in Asia, dedicated to solving the commercial and technical issues of its clients.

    • Lunch: identify the plastic game

    • Ethylene and Propylene Session

      Introduction and overview The Ethane-to-Ethylene and Propane-to-Propylene value chain Supply: steam crackers, refineries, metathesis, Propane dehydrogenation, Methanol-to-Olefins Demand: Polyethylene, Vinyls, Styrene, Ethylene Oxide/Glycol, Read More...

      Speakers

      • Steve Zinger joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 to develop a global chemical research team to compliment Wood Mackenzie’s existing capabilities in energy, metals, and mining. He now coordinates the Chemical Consulting Practice in the Americas. Steve currently contributes to research, multi-client, and private consulting studies using his expertise in the markets for ethylene, propylene, and butadiene. He regularly provides executive presentations about the outlook for the chemical industry for his customers’ private meetings as well as for key chemical industry events. Steve has over 25 years of international experience in the chemical industry, in various roles including Managing Director of Asia (Singapore) and Global Olefins Business Director (USA).

    • Coffee Break

    • Polyethylene and Polypropylene Session

      Introduction and overview Basic chemistry and properties: polymerization, types of polypropylene, Melt Index, Tensile strength, Flex Modulus Production and technologies: process overview, technologies types, production grades Demand, conver Read More...

      Speakers

      • Currently leads Wood Mackenzie’s polyolefins service, with a decade of experience in research and consulting for the commodity and specialty polyolefins; has developed strategic research tools and analytics products to integrate commodity polyolefins into the existing Wood Mackenzie chemical research Has a broad background with projects ranging from refining to petrochemicals, solvents to specialty polymers and catalysts to plastics converted goods Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Ashish held several roles at Chemical Market Resources, Inc. Here, he consulted numerous clients with market entry strategy, mergers and acquisition, project feasibility, opportunity analysis, technology evaluation and market assessment of chemicals, polyolefins and catalysts sector. Graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a BS and MS in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Fees

Training

$990.00