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Markets in Transition: Drivers for base oil change
The 21st ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference took place on 15 – 17 February 2017 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.
 
This three day event was hugely successful attracting over 630 attendees representing 340 companies from 50 countries. For further information on this year's event, please continue reading through the website.
 
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Agenda

The speaker program will be looking at "Markets in Transition: Drivers for base oil change".

Conference Day 1: Thursday 16 February

8:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
9:00
Welcome from ICIS
9:05
Opening remarks from the Chairs
XB Cox, Senior Advisor - Basestocks & Specialties , EXXONMOBIL BASESTOCKS
Mike McCabe, Global Marketing Director, LUBRIZOL
9:15
BREXIT - implications for industry and trade
  • Update on ‘Brexit means Brexit’
  • UK is the second biggest economy in the EU
  • What will Brexit mean for global and European trade?
  • The likely impact on end-user markets for lubricants, and hence base oils
Stephen le Roux, Head of Economics, CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
10:00
Crude oil trends and impact on base oils
  • Does crude oil price volatility mean a ‘New Normal’ for base oil refiners?
  • How does it impact CAPEX and decisions on new projects?
  • Sustainability implications – do low oil prices undermine the development of alternative and renewable technologies?
  • An update on naphthenic crudes
Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing and Technology Director Naphthenics, Nynas
10:45
Refreshment break
11:15
The role of Group II in Europe
  • Market background from a major producer
    Factors leading to investment in Group II in Europe
    An update on the new European project
    Will market transition mean increased demand?
Ted Walko, Global Basestocks and Specialties Marketing Manager , EXXONMOBIL BASESTOCKS
12:00
Structural changes within the base oil industry
  • Will we see consolidation, acquisition and structural change?
  • What are the opportunities for companies with a long term view?
  • What is the view from Private Equity?
  • Successes and failures of base oil JVs
Ian Moncrieff, Vice President Energy, KLINE GROUP
12:45
Base Oil Market : Saudi Aramco’s Perspective & Strategy
  • Market perspective & technology trends
  • Saudi Aramco’s approach to Base Oil industry
Ahmed Alkhunaini, Department Manager, Base Oil and Finished Lubricant Department, SAUDI ARAMCO
13:05
LUNCH & NETWORKING
14:30
An overview of global supply and demand
  • Lubricants & base oil demand
  • Base oil supply scenario
  • The supply/demand balance
  • Regional base oil dynamics
  • Inter-regional trade flows
Stephen Ames, Managing Director, SBA CONSULTING LLC
15:15
Used oil management system in California - What can we learn?
  • Top line results and summary findings from an Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Inc. study for the American Petroleum Institute (API).
  • What can the rest of the industry take from these findings?
Michael Collins, Technical Director, Product Sustainability Services, ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (ERM)
15:30
The changing base oil landscape and impact on heavy products
  • With the market in transition, what is the outlook for Group I, bright stock, waxes and specialties?
  • Some markets are having to look to new molecules for the first time
  • What are the alternatives?
  • Will heavy markets move to lighter products in time?
H ERNEST HENDERSON, President, K & E PETROLEUM CONSULTING
16:00
REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING
16:30
Developments in Marine lubricants
  • ‘Slow steaming’ and technical developments mean a change in marine lubricants
  • Impact on lubricant formulations and base oils
  • Does the marine sector ‘buck the trend’ towards lower viscosity?
  • Changes in market structure
Victor Zhuravskiy, CEO, LUKOIL MARINE LUBRICANTS
17:15
Long term trends in vehicle development
  • Hybrids, electric cars and other new emerging technologies
  • There is electrification across all vehicle types
  • Meaning a long term decline rate in traditional oils
  • Impact on lubricants and base oils
Ian Kershaw, Managing Director, RICARDO STRATEGIC CONSULTING
18:00
CLOSE OF DAY ONE
18:00
Drinks Reception and End of Day 1

Conference Day 2: Friday 17 February

9:00
Welcome from ICIS
9:05
Opening remarks from the Chairs
Mike McCabe, Global Marketing Director, LUBRIZOL
Daniel Iannuzzi, Global Trader, retired
9:15
An OEM’s perspective on fuel economy technologies and future sustainability
  • Fuel economy and CO2 regulations continue to drive rapid vehicle technology development
  • Multiple alternative pathways exist which can support CO2 reduction
  • Understanding vehicle useage in the future and long term societal trends leading to enhanced sustainability
     
Tom McCarthy, Chief Engineer – PT Research & Advanced Engineering, FORD MOTOR COMPANY
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating the next generation of industry requirements - is there a better way?

An open discussion between a panel of industry stakeholders and the audience. 

  • An update on progress and consensus in the industry
  • Is there a better way to create the next generation of industry requirements?

 

Moderator: BRIAN CRICHTON, Director, CRICHTON CONSULTING LTD
Desmond (Des) King, President, CHEVRON ORONITE LLC
Jan Trocki, Manager - Europe, SK LUBRICANTS EUROPE
Chris Castanien, Technical Services Manager – Americas, NESTE
11:00
REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING
11:30
Drivers supporting the introduction of Euro VI and impact on base oil quality
  • Technology change arising from the implementation of EURO VI
  • Strategy used by each OEM to comply with EURO VI
  • The growing demand for SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade post EURO VI
Yannick Jullien, Regional Executive Market Manager, INFINEUM
12:15
Group III in Heavy Duty Engine Oil
  • FA-4 specifications will be revolutionary for fuel economy in commercial vehicles
  • Fuel savings in trucks will have huge implications for basestock useage
  • Do thinner oils adversely affect engine longevity?
Steve Swedberg, Independent Consultant
13:00
LUNCH & NETWORKING
14:00
The global medicinal white oil market in today’s landscape
  • Discussion of the two main trends in the global medicinal white oil market:  
  • Further transition from API Gp I towards Gp II and Gp III based medicinal white oils.
  • Continuous push from regulators to cleaner/more pure medicinal white oils for different applications.
Dierk Sothmann, Global Process Oil Business Development & Technology Manager, SHELL LUBRICANTS
14:45
Long term prospects for re-refiners
  • Will European government mandates increase demand?
  • Will it become a more prominent consumer choice?
  • What are the regulatory aspects?
FABIO DALLA GIOVANNA, EGEO OIL
15:30
Close of conference
Seminar
This year the 21st ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference will offer 2 seminars on key global markets.
Morning Seminar: The Iranian Base Oils & Lubricants
Afternoon Session: Central, Eastern European, Russian and CIS markets
Speakers

The ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference agenda annually features a cutting edge speaker line-up of senior industry experts from the highest profile companies in the world. The 2017 speaker line-up includes:

Testimonials
An eye opening experience, which was well coordinated from arrival to last session
Lubrizol
Excellent attendance and presentations
CLG
A must know latest update in the base oil industry and markets
LUBEREF
The summit of the base oil and lubricants year and the best networking
Nynas
Great opportunity to network and also learn about the global base oil business
K+E
THE event in the global lubricants and base oil industry
Fuchs Petrolub
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