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World Refining Association

World Refining Association

By World Refining Association
The World Refining Association exists to facilitate knowledge sharing and nurturing of business partnerships within the downstream oil and gas sector. Our Downstream Podcast series exists to help the industry share knowledge, with a focus on new technology and in particular technology that improves efficiency and increases plant productivity.
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Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Berta Cabello, Repsol, Head of Refinery Transformation
Published on the 18th October 2021 Ahead of ERTC 2021 in Madrid, WRA Director Sandil Sanmugam sat down with Berta Cabello, Repsol’s new Head of Refinery Transformation. Berta’s role epitomises the new underlying challenge for refineries, which is to change and adapt to net-zero ambitions outlined by companies and governments. In a wide-ranging interview Berta shares her views on the return from the pandemic and areas of long-term demand including biofuels.
08:27
October 18, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets from WoodMackenzie
As part of the WRA Interview Series, we sat down with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie. We delved into the challenges in the short-medium and long-term for the refining sector. Below are the various timings of where topics have been addressed:
23:12
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Kim Jooste, VP Downstream Projects & Technology from MOL Group
Hear from Kim on how MOL Group is adapting in the short-term to the COVID-19 outbreak including the status of current projects and turnaround schedules, as well as the Group’s long-term vision in the energy transition and which technological developments will hold the key to achieving a competitive edge.
17:25
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor
The WRA sat down with Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor. Sharing his 35+ years of industry experience we discussed COVID-19, the carbon neutral stance of refiners and the future technologies which will shape the industry in the coming decades.
22:17
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Antonio Joyanes, SVP for Refining at CEPSA
This year’s ERTC will be held in Madrid and we are delighted to share our interview with Antonio Joyanes, SVP for Refining at CEPSA. So whilst you wait till November, Antonio shares how CEPSA has gained a competitive advantage despite the COVID-19 outbreak, digitalisation and the potential of technologies which can be considered with tight budgets.
27:59
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with Bashir Dabbousi, Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco
For this edition of the WRA interview we sat down with Bashir Dabbousi, Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco is one of, if not, the most recognised oil producer in the world and it was great to explore their plans in curbing emissions and embrace new technologies especially Crude to Chemicals, Non-Metallics, Low Emission Transportation, Hydrogen and CCUS.
20:26
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with John Gugel, President & CEO of Honeywell UOP
In the latest WRA Interview, we sat down with John Gugel, President & CEO of Honeywell UOP. In this wide-ranging interview, we spoke about how COVID-19 has given the opportunity for refiners to rationalise their portfolios and refocus their strategies towards stronger assets. We also explored the potential of CO2 reduction through taxation and carbon pricing to create a sustainable long-term business.
21:28
July 29, 2021
Downstream Series - World Refining Association Podcast with John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope and Concawe
The World Refining Association sat down with John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope and Concawe to discuss the regulatory landscape for refining out to 2030. In a wide-ranging discussion we explored the new climate targets from the Biden administration, alternative fuels production, policy updates including REDII, sustainable financing for refining and the role of hydrogen. Enjoy!
19:42
May 03, 2021