4 - 6 APRIL 2017

Hall 1 & 2 I Oman Convention & Exhibition Center


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Oman Downstream Exhibition & Conference is a dedicated platform for showcasing products, services and capabilities in the downstream petroleum sector. It is designed to deliver key buyers to Oman's growing refining and petrochemical industries supporting Oman's sales and marketing base and create a forum aligned with the government's growth plans.

The exhibition is a showcase for global manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers representing all of the key sectors within the refining and petrochemical industry. The Conference is a discussion and knowledge-sharing platform focusing on the market trends, developments, projects, technology and innovation in the sector.


2015 Supporters

  • Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • US Embassy, Oman

Exhibition Sponsors

  • DB Schenker

Conference Sponsors

  • CBI
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  • Albemarle
  • Albemarle
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Media Partners

"There were many Omani providers of services and equipment present. The smaller size of the Conference provided a good opportunity to meet potential vendors and clients." - John Splecher, Linde Engineering, Germany | "It was good to meet the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil & Gas, HE Salim Al Aufi. We were also able to establish several relations and links with Omani traders." - Ryan Ahnelt-Cuff Pan Gulf ValvServe, Oman | "ORPEC showed that it is a good market. We are definitely going to participate in the next edition." - Farid Rohani SeaCliff International, Oman | "ORPEC was done in a very good location. There were a lot of large companies who came to visit the exhibition. There was a relatively good number of visitors and the quality of the show "traffic" was excellent. - Almira Lin Tianhe Oil Group Huifeng Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd, China |


Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Complex Project

A major greenfield refinery project strategically located in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm that will have a capacity to process about 230,000 barrels per day from a variety of crude mixtures. It aims to produce middle distillates like clean diesel and clean jet fuel plus naptha and LPG as its primary products.

Project Cost: US$ 6 billion

Salalah LPG Extraction Project

One of the most ambitious projects in Dhofar, the project involves the extraction of all propane, butane and condensate associated with the natural gas pipeline from the Salalah area. Its operation period is 25 years with a guaranteed gas supply, with a capacity of 327,000 per year, 10% of which is to be used locally, while 90% is for export. It is likely to start actual production run sometime in 2019.

Fahud NGL Plant Project

The production of the feedstock for Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex, located at the port of Sohar's industrial area. The liquids will be transported through a 200-kilometer pipeline and serve as a petrochemicals facility with a production capacity of 900,000 tons per year of polyethylene and 300,000 tons per year of polypropylene.

Combined Project Cost with Fahud NGL Plant Project: US$ 3.6 billion

Liwa Plastics Industries Complex Project

A steam cracker project which will process light ends produced in Orpic’s Sohar Refinery and its Aromatics plant as well as optimize Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.

After LPIC, plastics production will have increased by 1 million tons. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Project Cost: US$ 3 billion

Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP)

The addition of five new units: project is expected to Crude Distillation Unit, Vacuum Distillation Unit, Delayed Coker Units, Hydrocracker Unit and Bitumen Blowing Unit. The project is expected to raise production of fuels, naphtha and propylene by 70%. Post-SRIP Orpic’s fuels production will increase by 4.2mn tons a year, with overall production levels reaching 13mn tons per annum in 2016.

Project Cost: US$ 2.6 billion

2017 Conference Speakers

Abdullah Al-Habsi

Salalah Methanol Company

Niurka Sancho Llerin

CEPSA Quimica

Elchin Ibadov

STAR Refinery

Gabor Kenessey


Salim Al Aufi

Musab Al Mahruqi

Johannes Benigni

JBC Energy

Khalifa Said Al Abri

Andrew Nicholson

Jane Sadler

Reggy Vermeulen

Bela Kelemen

James Knox

David Purvis

Mathew Nathan

Rafael Parembi

Ayham Al Rahawi

Prof. Abdullah Hamed

Nofal Ak Saidi

Andres Suarez

Mohana Murali

Shailendera Mohite

Mohammed Hammad

Jacobus Niewenhuize

Ed Morse

Henk Pauw

Hilal Al Kharusi

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