Becht at BBTC MENA 2024 in Bahrain

Becht at BBTC MENA 2024 in Bahrain

Becht participated in the 10th Bottom of the Barrel Technical Conference (BBTC MENA) as a bronze sponsor in January 2024 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This event was attended by 28 speakers, 104 delegates, and a dozen exhibitors.

Jean-Gaël Le Floc’h participated in a panel session on “From Residue to Valuable Resources: Advancing Bottom of the Barrel” and moderated another panel session on “Catalysts- Projects, Production, Management & Recycling”.  Rodney Baird presented a paper on “Blocking and Tackling Scope 1 Opportunities on Fired Equipment”.  Raj Jhajharia welcomed guests and managed questions at our Becht booth.

BBTC, a well-established platform exclusively dedicated to residue upgrading technologies and catalysts for the MENA region is focused on aligning with evolving industry priorities. The event emphasized on advanced solutions and strategies aimed at enhancing efficiency, reliability, and reducing the carbon footprint of assets and conversion processes.

While it remains crucial for refiners to boost conversion rates, it is equally imperative for producers to rigorously manage and minimize emissions across all production processes. BBTC MENA united refiners, solution providers, contractors, and consultants to facilitate discussions on emission reduction, efficiency improvement, product specification enhancement, deeper integration with petrochemicals, profitability augmentation, and aligning with the industry’s decarbonization objectives.

The downstream sector carries the responsibility of providing energy in a secure, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. Refiners must continue upgrading heavier, lower-value components and increasing conversion to reduce the production of low-value fuel oil while implementing solutions to eliminate emissions.

BBTC MENA offered an ideal platform for exploring these advancements, encompassing processes, catalysts, and the new opportunities stemming from the growing shift toward petrochemicals, chemicals, and the co-processing of unconventional feeds.

Residue upgrading technologies remain a critical component of modern and competitive downstream assets, and they will continue to evolve as the industry progresses toward achieving net-zero emissions.

Events like the BBTC MENA are important for building our brand in the region and promoting Becht’s unique approach to solving client’s challenges through deep engineering expertise and the owner’s perspective.

This was the first 2024 event for us in the region. We have a full calendar of scheduled presentations and customer meetings planned for the coming months. We look forward to continuing to meet new customers and establishing trust among some future clients.


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