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StocExpo Turkey & The Black & Caspian Seas - Presentations

StocExpo Turkey & the Black & Caspian Seas 2008 11th & 12th November 2008
WOW Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

Thank you for attending StocExpo Turkey & The Black & The Caspian Seas which took place on 11th - 12th November 2008 in Istanbul Turkey. We hope you enjoyed the conference & have come away with new & useful business contacts & ideas which you can implement in your own business.

Here are the papers which were delivered in Turkey. If you would like any further information on any of these speakers or presentations please contact

We hope to see you again in Turkey in 2009

Day One – 11 November 2008

09.30 Commercial Outlook, Strategy & Focus on Turkey

Introduction & Overview from Conference Chair
Ben Holt, Vice President, Downstream Consulting, Wood Mackenzie

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10.10 Key Note Address:
  • Storage Capacity in the Mediterranean Region & the Importance of Turkey as the New Rotterdam of the Eastern Med
  • Turkey, the new crude hub
  • The future Rotterdam-Turkey
  • The new transit route from Asia to Europe
  • The new destination in East Med-Turkey

Mehmet Habbab, Chairman, Delta Petroleum Products Trading Co.

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10.40   The Global Energy Scene –
Current Status of the Energy Resources & the Scenarios for Tomorrow 
  • Reference & alternative scenarios
  • Major developments
  • Geopolitical dimension & the role for Turkey (terminal, bridge, hub or what?)

Necdet Pamir, Advisor to the Chairman, Attila Doğan Construction & Installation Co. Inc.

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11.10 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition Showcase for all Speakers & Delegates
12.20 Managing a Major Storage Operation in Turkey
  • The strategic importance of storage terminals in Turkey
  • Setting up the scene, playground or battlefield
  • Resource planning & management

Firat Yemeniciler, Managing Director, Poliport

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12.50 Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
14.20 Trends in Terminal Management

Mustafa Selcuk, Solventas Teknik Depolama A.S

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14.50 The Oil Industry in Turkey
  • Potential growth, mid-term outlook & global impact
  • Size & volume
  • Market developments

Dr. Erol Metin. Secretary General, Petder

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15.20 Commercial Strategies in Terminal Management
  • Turkish fuels market at a glance
  • Recent changes in the market, impact on fuels storage terminals
  • Challenges & commercial opportunities

Batuhan Onur, Supply Manager, BP Turkey

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15.50 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition Showcase for all Speakers & Delegates
16.30 Operational Excellence
  • Quality Assurance
  • EMRA Regulations
  • Increasing Need for Automation
  • National Stock Obligations

Deniz Hıfzı Uzel, Terminal Operations Manager, Petrol Ofisi

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17.00 Day One Panel Discussion – Open Question Forum for all Speakers, Delegates & VIPs
17.30 Close of Conference Day One Followed by Networking Drinks Reception Kindly Sponsored by Solventas Teknik Depolama A.S
Solventas Teknik Depolama A.S

Day Two – 12 November 2008

09.30 Tanks, Terminals & Technology -
Achieving Efficiency through Best Practice Solutions

Introduction from Conference Chair
Timur Erk, President, Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association

10.10 Safety & Quality Performance of Bulk Liquid Storage Terminals
  • Integrated management systems
  • Global consistency
  • Meeting customers’ audit requirements

Martin Whittle, General Manager, CDI-T

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10.40 REACH –
Guidelines & Obligations – Turkey’s Special Case
  • REACH awareness in Turkey
  • Turkish priorities
  • REACH implementation in Turkey

Mustafa Bagan, Secretary General, Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association

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11.10 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition Showcase for all Speakers & Delegates
11.50 Transportation of Fuels by Road
  • Managing operational safety issues
  • Necessity for road transportation
  • Regulatory challenges

Huseyin Latifoglu, Supply & Distribution Director, Shell & Turcas Petrol A.S.

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12.20 Technical Challenges Facing New Storage Projects
  • Market is buoyant, strategic stocks becoming more significant
  • High oil prices present new challenges
  • Building new storage capacity not straight forward

Azfar Shaukat, Director, Oil & Gas Consulting, Mott MacDonald

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12.50 Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
14.15 Introduction from Conference Chair

Andrew East, Director, International Business Development, HMT

14.20 Storage Tank Management
  • How can we prevent unplanned shutdowns to storage tanks for repair?
  • How can we minimise the normal oil industry planned shutdowns or turnarounds
  • How can we manage & prioritise the maintenance and inspection & repair works?

Farzad Noumani Golhini, Head of Inspection, Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC)

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14.50 Shaping the Future in Tank Gauging
  • Every radar is not for tank radar
  • Shaping the future in tank gauging
  • No maintenance
  • Every drop counts

Osman Ferdi Keçeli, Sales Manager, Instruments, Emerson Process Management Tic. Ltd. Şti.  

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15.20 Atmospheric Storage Tanks, Emissions Measurement & Reduction
  • Introduction on tank inspection methods
  • Storage tank VOC-emission measurement, international developments
  • Emission reductions, future requirements

Gert van Meijeren, Managing Director, CTS B.V.

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15.50 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition Showcase for all Speakers & Delegates
16.20 A Biological Tank Cleaning System Enhancing Safety, Environmental Advantages & Operational Returns
  • Sludge accumulation & related problems in oil storage tanks
  • Biologically based tank cleaning technology
  • Original engineering approaches for access & process application 
  • Focus on biosurfactants application & action during tank cleaning
  • Discussion of the HSE advantages & cost benefits to the terminal operators
  • Case histories & results

Professor Ibrahim M. Banat, Professor of Biotechnology, University of Ulster

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16.50 No Substitute for Safety
  • Conservation vents are no substitute for fl ame arresters
  • Flame arresters as an effective measure in case of explosive atmospheres
  • ISO 28300 standard recommendations

Axel Sommer, CEO, Protego USA

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17.20 Day Two Panel Discussion – Open Question Forum for all Speakers, Delegates & VIPs
17.30 Close of Conference Day Two


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