SAUDI ARABIA AT COP24

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Water & Wastewater Challenges in the Gulf Region

Illustrating Leadership and Environmental Stewardship in GCC Regional Efforts in Their Adaptation Actions Through: Water Conservation and Water & Wastewater Management.

 

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Muhammad Nadeem

Senior Engineer Energy and Sustainability, SABIC

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Date : December 5, 2018

Time : 13:00 - 14:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • Water Challenges and Adaptation Measures

    Saudi Arabia is a nation with absolute water scarcity. Saudi Aramco has been long working on water conservation efforts for a sustainable future: maximize wastewater reuse, enhance water supply sustainability, optimize water demand, and minimize water losses. The presentation shows the importance of water and wastewater challenges of Saudi Aramco with adaptation and mitigations efforts to tackle challenges and support climate change initiative.

     

    SPEAKER : Nasser Al-Harbi

    Division Head for Environmental Coordination Division,
    Environmental Protection Department, SAUDI ARAMCO

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  • Solar Based Desalination Technologies

    Energy consumption is a major cost of desalination, accounting for more than 1/3 of the cost of water in modern plants, and energy use also represents the major environmental impact of desalination. The estimated direct carbon footprint of desalination worldwide is roughly 120 million metric tons annually and is expected to grow unless low-carbon options are implemented. Available renewable and desalination technologies can be effectively combined to reduce desalination’s global warming potential in the near term. Integrating desalination with low-carbon grids at large-scale provide grid services, such as significant flexible load or demand response, possibly helping to flatten demand and act as a counterpoint to intermittent supply. Integration of desalination at small-scale can provide clean water in areas of transient or sustained water scarcity with limited or non-existent grids.

    SPEAKER : Thomas Altmann

    Assistant Director, ACWA POWER

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  • Growing more Food with less Water

    Drylandsinhabit ~2.5 billion people and span over 40% of the land surface – from California to the Middle East and Western Australia. Up until four decades ago, hot and arid regions remained under-utilized for irrigated agriculture because of the lack of water resources. However, desert soils could also bloom with greenery, if sufficiently irrigated. Currently,groundwater resources are exploited in drylands globally towards producing food and affording gardens, green terraces, orchards, and green road corridors towards enhancing the living experience. For instance, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, irrigated agriculture yields a variety of grains, vegetables, fruits, and fodder crops, but at the expense of ~80% of the total freshwater consumption. Due to the lack of recharge of groundwater in those regions, the unsustainable trends of excessive withdrawals cannot continue. In response, the National Transformation Program (Vision 2030)of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aspires to reduce the agricultural water consumption by ~50% and to improve the productivity of high-value crops, including vegetables, fruits, and dates1. Thus, innovative agricultural technologies are needed to improve the irrigation efficiency in hot and dry regions, primarily due to the loss of water through evaporation due to high temperatures and winds. In response, we have invented Super Sand, an eco-friendly, inexpensive, super-water-repellent materialcomprising common sand and paraffin wax2. When Super Sandis placed on topsoil as a ~5 mm thick layer, as a mulch, it significantly impedes the evaporative loss of water, which enhances the plant growth and yield and lowers salt stress, if any. Our greenhouse and field-scale experiments with tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) crops in Western Saudi Arabia have demonstrated nearly 72% enhancement in crop yields by this approach in comparison to the unmulched cases. We are now producing thousands of kilograms of Super Sandper week in our KAUST laboratory towards extensive field trials with crops and trees in the Middle East. In the long term, we expect this technology to increase food production and improve irrigation efficiencies in agriculture and city greening in hot, arid regions.

    SPEAKER : Himanshu Mishra

    Professor, Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
    Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division, KAUST

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Sustainable Development for an Attainable Future

Explore the developments in smart cities and planned industrial communities across the GCC and their role in driving balanced economic growth and sustainable living.

 

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Uthman Al-Zahrani

Senior Manager, SABIC

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Date : December 6, 2018

Time : 13:00 - 14:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • Al-Zour LNG Import Project

    Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company, KIPIC, builds a new regasification plant through the Al-Zour LNG Import Project, to supply natural gas to Kuwait national grid. Natural Gas is becoming an increasingly important fuel in the generation of electricity, as the reliable clear energy choice.Liquefied natural gas import facility will be responsible for , importing , vaporizing and distributing high quality gas up to 3,000 BBTU of liquefied natural gas per day. The engineering, procurement and construction started in May 2016, and the terminal is expected to be commissioned by September 2020.The project will have environmental and economical impact ,since natural gas has a competitive advantages as one of the lowest emitting and most versatile new power generation fuel types. 

    SPEAKER : Fawaz Alomair

    Safety Engineer, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industry Company (KIPIC)

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  • Sustainable Development Goals

    SABIC is a main contributor in the kingdom sustainability efforts to ensure the Kingdom continues to become more self-sufficient and secure.

     

    SABIC is leading the privet sector efforts in sustainability and in realization of SDGs in KSA.

     

    SABIC recycles waste from its own manufacturing processes for use as secondary raw materials, by capturing the CO2 from the world’s largest CO2capture and purification unit (Jubail, KSA) and using it as feedstock to produce valuable products such as fertilizers and methanol.

     

    SABIC has embedded five sustainability priorities into the core business strategy and align it with SDGs :

    Carbon efficiency, renewable energy, circular economy, portfolio assessment & design, sustainable growth–both autonomous and through M&A

     

    SABIC is consistently striving forever better performance in environmental and social responsibility:

    Resource efficiency, energy reduction, cleaner air and water, improved food security and enhanced quality of life for everyone.

    SPEAKER : Saleh Al-Ansari

    Senior Engineer Sustainability, SABIC

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  • MEGA Projects Sustainability Optimization and Development

    Sabic is a leading petrochemical producer globally and in doing so keeps on adding new production facilities or debottleneck existing ones. Sabic prioritizes efficient use of Energy and capital resources, this enables us to achieve best in class performance and compliance to the statutory requirements. Over the years, Sabic has developed a project energy and sustainability assessment. This ensures complying with major KPI’s related to GHG emissions, Energy conservation, material effectiveness and water optimization in our day-to-day operations. Embedding energy and sustainability performance into the project life cycle brings out the best in class operations of the new asset and motivates further improvement of the existing ones that enables us to minimize and have a controlled impact on environmental footprint.

    SPEAKER : Muhammad Nadeem

    Senior Engineer Energy and Sustainability, SABIC

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Youth Climate Mentorship Program – Key Achievements since COP23 and Future Prospects

The Youth Climate Mentorship Program was launched at COP 23 with the aim to increase youth capacity in UN climate negotiations and national climate change related policy development processes. The program is designed and coordinated in partnership with the Youth Climate Lab and the Government of the United Arab Emirates. This solutions-oriented program connects and engages youth with negotiators, policy-makers, high- level government representatives and international organizations by providing youth with meaningful opportunities in policy research and solutions development through mentorship. The program also facilitates collaboration and knowledge exchange among the participants. At the side event, participants and partner organizations will report back on the main achievements and discuss prospects for future activities.

Organized by: UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and The Youth Climate Lab.

Date : December 6, 2018

Time : 14:15 - 15:30

Location : GCC Pavilion

Emission to Value: Creating Value from CO2

GCC Countries will share efforts, progress and perspectives on future market potential for CO2 capture, transportation and conversion into feedstock, value adding processes and utilization in a broader range of industries, including chemicals, cement manufacturing and other specific examples from application industries.

 

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Henk Hendrix

Sr. Specialist Energy & Sustainability, SABIC

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Date : December 7, 2018

Time : 13:00 - 14:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • CO2-EOR Demonstration Project

    The presentation provides major highlights of Saudi Aramco’s CO2 EOR Demonstration Project with more focus on the elaborate monitoring & surveillance (M&S) program that was put in place to determine volume of sequestered CO2, plume evolution, containment of CO2 and incremental oil recovery. The presentation starts with an overview on Saudi Aramco’s environmental stewardship activities; one of which is Carbon Management that has resulted in the CO2 EOR Demonstration Project. It is worth mentioning that EOR is not needed at production scale for decades to come in Saudi Arabia. The project is a long-term resource planning strategy for the company and an approach to protect the environment. It is the 1stof its kind in the kingdom and one of the largest in the Middle East. CO2 is captured, dehydrated, compressed and transported from an anthropogenic gas plant to the injection site through an 85 km pipeline at a rate of 800,000 tons of CO2 per year.

    The project went through several development stages including screening and selection studies, laboratory studies to generate needed data, simulation studies to develop appropriate well design, drilling and tying-in wells, and implementing monitoring and surveillance program. A major milestone was achieved in 2015 with the commencement of CO2 injection for a 4-5 year evaluation period.

    The innovative monitoring and surveillance program that was put in place is then highlighted including the permanent seismic monitoring, cross-well and borehole to surface electromagnetic, borehole and surface gravity, tracers, geochemical analysis and fiber optic distributed acoustic sensor (DAS) / distributed temperature sensor (DTS). The project is also operated with a state-of-the-art intelligent field system where all wells have been instrumented with surface and subsurface sensors and meters to monitor and track operations around the clock. Data are collected in real time and routed to qualified experts in our headquarters to evaluate and act.

    The project has received several awards since its commencement. Most recently, it was awarded the HSE initiative of the year by Oil and Gas Middle East. The project is also recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) and has been a platform for innovation and knowledge dissemination with 4 granted patents, 29 patent disclosures, 82 conference papers and 35 journal papers.

    SPEAKER : Ammar Al-Shehri

    Petroleum Engineer, EXPEC ARC, SAUDI ARAMCO

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  • Fueling the Future

    In 2013, the estimated world population of 7.14 billion people consumed 13.6 Gtoe of energy (at an average rate of 18.0 TW). Globally, burning of carbon-based fossil fuels supplies over 81% of the energy demand, and hence the prospering industrial societies are responsible for the observed increase in carbon dioxide levels form preindustrial 280 ppm to the record high of 409.5 ppm measured this year. The constantly increasing atmospheric CO2concentration is highly likely to result in global warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification.

    To reduce the environmental footprint of modern societies and address the limitations of fossil recourses, the projected increase in global energy demand must go along with the implementation of carbon neutral energy production and carrier systems. In this presentation, the current energy status and future options will be discussed. It will then be followed with the introduction of our research efforts in addressing related energy issues. The efficient and safe decomposition of formic acid as a promising energy carrier has become increasingly important.

    Although formic acid contains only 4.4 wt % H2, because of its high density of 1.22 g/cm3, one liter of formic acid contains 53 g of H2, an equivalent to an energy density of 1.77 kW·h/L exceeding those of commercial 70 MPa hydrogen pressure tanks and hence may be suitable for automotive and mobile applications. We have developed ruthenium based catalysts containing unique ligands for the selective decomposition of formic acid to H2 and CO2in water in the absence of any organic additives. A practical turnover frequency up to 12,000 per hour and a turnover number greater than one million were achieved.

    Efficient production of high-pressure gas of 24.0 MPa (3480 psi) without the formation of CO, was demonstrated. A prototype model car was built; and the commercial model of formic acid-based power generator is introduced.                          

    SPEAKER : Kuo-Wei Huang

    Professor of Chemical Science,
    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST

     

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  • Emissions to Value

    SPEAKER : Dr. Tidjani Niass

    Research Science Consultant, 
    Technology Strategy and Planning Department, SAUDI ARAMCO

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  • Novel Routes in CO2 Utilization: a Sustainable Approach

    Power generation from combustion of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and contributes to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere.  Designing efficient and cost-effective processes for CO2capture and reuse would help to reduce GHG emissions and provide an opportunity to turn CO2into a feedstock for valuable products, such as chemicals and polymers or its incorporation into pre-existing products.  Currently, many of the feedstocks for the most widely used commodity chemicals are driven from sources such as fossil fuels with no solution to the emission released from the process.

     

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia aspires in its 2030 vision towards localizing renewable energy and working on opportunities to positively impact GHG emissions, CO2utilization and economic returns.

     

    SABIC has been a strong supporter of Saudi Arabia’s participation in Mission Innovation-MI (a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation) ever since it was launched at the 21st Conference of the Paris (COP21) in November 2015. Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge is one of the MI initiatives, which is co-led by USA and Saudi Arabia where SABIC is part of the Saudi Arabia team. SABIC is currently working to develop several technologies to produce products by unconventional routes using CO2, which offer a net CO2and waste reductions. SABIC has built the world’s largest CO2purification plant (500 kta of high purity CO2) to increase its methanol and urea production capacity.  CO2 injection into the methanol converter process is expected to increase the CO2utilization by more than 10%.  The recently novel catalyst, for methanol production, developed by SABIC, showed high tolerance for more than 12% of CO2 in the feed (e.g., 1.4 MT of CO2 to produce 1 MT of methanol). 

    SABIC also develop a technology for CO/H2 generation from Sulphur and CO2and water.  The expected outcome from this technology is reducing CO2using ‘S’ to produce CO and SO2, produce H2by water gas shift reaction and utilize SO2in H2SO4production.

     

    Moreover, SABIC promotes opportunities to researchers and expand the collaboration with key stakeholders (e.g., government, private sectors, etc.) for the development of breakthrough CO2utilization technologies. SABIC is also collaborating with several local and international universities to develop technologies, using CO2, for chemicals and polymers production as well as to improve the energy efficiency of its current production plants.

    SPEAKER : Dr. Khalid Albahily

    SABIC CRD-KAUST Site Director, SABIC

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Energy Efficiency Applications within the Gulf Region

Fast-tracking effective implementation in national priority areas: Speakers will focus on energy efficiency & resource management, reform & diversification to extract greater national value and deliver sustainable development.

 

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Adel Al-Ghamdi

Flare & Relief Systems Specialist, SAUDI ARAMCO

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Date : December 8, 2018

Time : 13:00 - 14:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • SAUDI ARAMCO Energy Management Program

    Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, supplying one in every eight barrels to the global market to help fuel the planet’s economy. Oil revenues have improved living standards for millions in Saudi Arabia over the past decades, and as a result, energy demand has risen thanks to an expanding economy. However, it triggered societal expectations for comprehensive approaches on energy efficiency within the Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco’s history is rich of remarkable efforts in the energy efficiency.

    In 2000 the Energy Conservation Policy was created and the Energy Management Program was established. In 2006, our high efficiency Co-Gen facilities have been providing sufficient power to operating facilities and exporting additional power to the national grid.In 2007, the energy Key Performance Index (KPI) has been established to track the impact of the energy efficiency efforts.  Recently, online KPI solution has been rolled out, which allowed the operating facilities to monitor, track and report their energy KPI daily. The Lead-By-Example (LBE) is another corporate initiative geared to promote energy efficiency at the national level bytargeting a 35% reduction in energy consumption in our buildings, transportation, and communities by 2020.

    The LBE has six focus areas, namely HVAC, lighting, homes and building envelop, water heaters, transportation and smart meters. So far, half million lights were replaced in homes, buildings and streetlight. Also, more than 5000 V8 vehicles were replaced with more efficient V6. Also, a total of 3000 steel fuel-hauling tankers were converted to aluminum. The total LBE annual savings is well over one million barrels of oil equivalent, which translates into 500 million KWh of electrical power, enough to power 5,000 average Saudi homes for one year. Also, more than 350 thousands metric tons of CO2emissions is mitigated, which the equivalent of removing 60,000 cars off Saudi roads for one year.

    SPEAKER : Saleh Al-Qahtani

    P&CSD Supervisor, SAUDI ARAMCO

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  • SABIC Energy and Resource Efficiency Efforts

    As part of SABIC’s strategic Sustainability program, SABIC Manufacturing started a holistic program to optimize the Sustainability performance by improving experience and knowledge, awareness and culture change related to Sustainability.

     

    Some of the strategic items that will be presented during this presentation during the COP 24, are described below:

     

    Design and implementation of the SABIC Energy Management program

    Basis for designing an Energy Management system
    Describing of the key parties which are involved as part of this program
    Impacting the Manufacturing organization

     

    Developing and execution of an Industry dedicated SABIC certified Energy Expert program

    Why to design a dedicated Energy Expert training and added value
    Key players for development and participants
    Which areas are being touched by this training

     

    Configuring and designing of Site Energy Optimizers

    What is a Site Energy Optimizer?
    Expected benefits
    Roll out program

     

    Creating and developing of a SABIC wide renewable strategy

    Approaching renewables
    Why to execute a renewable strategy?

     

    Giving an example of a dedicated Sustainability project

    Describing of implemented example to swap coal firing to gas
    Impact of Cogen replacement of coal firing

    SPEAKER : Henk Hendrix

    Sr. Specialist Energy & Sustainability, SABIC

    Bio

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  • The Saudi Energy Efficiency Program

    The presentation shed light on the efforts done by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards energy efficiency, where the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program was established in 2012 with an objective of streamlining and increasing the efficiency of energy consumption across the Kingdom.

    The presentation highlights the activities and initiatives done within the program since the establishment, which have addressed three main sectors that represent collaboratively around 90% of the domestic energy consumption. The Saudi Energy Program has successfully designed and executing more than 35 energy efficiency initiatives across the Kingdom, that contribute in achieving the program’s target by 2030. Additionally, the Saudi Energy Program efforts and achievements play a role in contributing to the Kingdom’s economic diversification through increased business opportunities in current markets in addition to creating new sectors in the areas of energy efficiency.

    SPEAKER : Raed Al-Shneiber

    Energy Efficiency Standardization and Methodology Specialist,
    Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

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  • Shipping Industry and the Environment Challenges & KOTC Contribution to Environment Protection

    SPEAKER : Bader Al Najjar

    Team Leader Fleet Engineering Group,
    Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)

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Session on the Establishment
 of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO)

The objective of the “Session on the Establishment of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO)” is to promote and accelerate the transition to a new model of growth, while recognizing the urgency on climate change in meeting global development challenges. The session will provide an overview of WGEO core functions, innovative features related the agreement on the establishment as a multi-stakeholder institution concentrating on the implementation of tangible programs and projects on the ground. The session will appeal to high-level officials from governments, international development agencies and the private sector.

Organized by: WGEO

Date : December 10, 2018

Time : 10:00 - 12:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

R&D for Climate Solutions

Focusing on Research and Development Approaches for mitigating climate change in a low carbon fossil fuel based economy.

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Dr. Tidjani Niass

Research Science Consultant, 
Technology Strategy and Planning Department, SAUDI ARAMCO

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Date : December 10, 2018

Time : 12:30 - 13:30

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • Clean Combustion Technologies that Valorize CO2

    Combustion is one of the most critical technologies for human mobility and power; however there is need to innovate combustion technologies in a carbon constrained world.  Modifications and improvements in combustion technology can lower CO2emissions and also create new streams to valorize CO2.

    This presentation will cover various clean combustion technologies in the stationary power generation and transportation sectors that could be used to create highly pure streams of CO2for either utilization or sequestration.  The fundamental technical barriers to realize these technologies will also be presented.  Of particular interest is power generation using aturbine-based oxy-fuel combustion in supercritical CO2. Several thermodynamic cycles have been proposed, but the Allam cycle appear to be the most promising in terms of maximum achievable efficiency (59%). In the Allam cycle the fuel, typically natural gas, burns at stoichiometry with CO2diluted oxygen, and under complete combustion produces only water and CO2.

    The cycle is closed, and there are no smokestack, and all the extra carbon is sequestered. Significant advancements in the understanding of combustion physics at these extreme conditions is necessary to enable this groundbreaking technology. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) has launched a new ambitious research program to tackle the key research challenges, and contribute to the development of this novel technology. The efforts include new facilities, diagnostics, kinetic and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models for oxy-combustion in CO2environments at these extreme pressures.

    SPEAKER : Dr. Mani Sarathy

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST

    Bio

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  • Fifty years of CO2-EOR history: Lesson-learned, Challenges and Opportunities

    The ongoing accumulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere from various anthropogenic sources is believed to be the primary cause of the increasing earth’s surface temperature. CO2 is the most significant GHG where the top anthropogenic sources of CO2 emissions are related to electricity generation and stationary industry sectors powered by fossil fuels. Among other technologies, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is expected to play a key role in addressing the GHG emission challenges. Since the early days of the oil and gas industry, CO2 injection in oilfields has been recognized to be an effective method for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). 

    However, the worldwide CO2-EOR implementations remain modest.  In this talk, the 50-year history of CO2-EOR is reviewed where we highlight the key attributes of successes and failures. The recovery benefits and the challenges of CO2-EOR in relation to CO2 capture, transportation, and oil displacement in the subsurface are discussed. We close with some thoughts regarding the role of the oil and gas industry in capitalizing on this opportunity by promoting CCUS as a win-win technology.

    SPEAKER : Dr. Hussein Hoteit

    Associate Professor in Reservoir Engineering, ANPERC, KAUST

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  • Key Technology Solutions to meet the Climate Change Challenges

    Saudi Arabia believes that technology-enabled solutions can disrupt the threats of climate change. Adaptation to the possible impacts will require considerable innovation and technologies can curb the growing consequences of climate change. The Kingdom is pursuing technology innovations specifically on greenhouse gas management, green-energy technology efficiencies and renewable energies in particular. The Kingdom established a technology roadmap that encompass five key areas: (i) capturing fixed sources, (ii) CO2 reduction from automobile sources (iii) industrial applications for polymers, carbon fiber, construction materials and chemicals, (iv) carbon dioxide storage in saline water aquifers, (v) and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. In addition, the Kingdom is embracing heavy investments for developing and implementing a renewable energy program as well as energy efficiency technology program in air-conditioning and thermal insulation processes. The Kingdom is currently active at the national level through specialized science and technology cities, universities, centres, nationally owned companies as well as the private sector in promoting R&D in these focus areas. Collaboration in these focus areas are encouraged with international research centres to advance innovation in the clean energy technology domain through Mission Innovation channels.

    SPEAKER : Dr. Mohammed Alshamsi

    Deputy Director for Life Science & Environmental Research Institute (LSERI)
    Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering in National Centre for Environmental Technology, KACST

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Oil & Gas Technology to address Climate Change Challenges

Illustration of Oil & Gas Technologies in Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) towards combating the effects of Climate Change and raise resilience for Response Measures. (Partnership with OAPEC )

 

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Saleh Al-Qahtani

P&CSD Supervisor, SAUDI ARAMCO

Bio

Date : December 10, 2018

Time : 13:15 - 14:45

Location : Warmia - Hall G

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  • SAUDI ARAMCO Flaring Minimization Program

    This presentation will demonstrate one of Saudi Aramco’s distinctive efforts towards environmental protection by presenting its success story of flaring minimization Program (FMP) and methane reduction.  The presentation will illustrate the three components of the FMP: (Master Gas System, Corporate Flaring Roadmap, and Saudi Aramco’s effort towards Near Zero Flaring); highlighting the investment made, and the results achieved by the program. The subject will also demonstrate how the implementation of the FMP in-house program which has enabled the company to recover near 99% of its total gas produced while reducing CO2 emission by more than 98 million metric tons per annum. 

    The presentation will also demonstrate how the in-house flaring monitoring solution became patented and also globally available for utilization by Oil & Gas industries. The remarkable Saudi Aramco’s flaring minimization program’s achievement was recognized by The Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) as well as the World Bank for its pioneer role in flaring reduction.

     

    SPEAKER : Adel Al-Ghamdi

    Flare & Relief Systems Specialist, SAUDI ARAMCO

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  • Creating Value from CO2

    Global energy demand continues to rise, and the general consensus is that hydrocarbons will be a substantial part of the energy mix as renewables expand in scope. In order to capitalize on the large energy density of hydrocarbons, carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies are needed to manage CO2emissions. CO2utilization, particularly, has the potential to convert CO2to a valuable commodity, offsetting the capture cost and creating economic value.

    This presentation will give an overview of the opportunities offered by CO2utilization technologies and Saudi Aramco’s R&D efforts to create novel materials and processes to unlock the value of CO2.

    SPEAKER : Yasmeen Aldawsari

    R&D Centre – Carbon Management Division, SAUDI ARAMCO

    Bio

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  • Shipping Industry and the Environment Challenges & KOTC Contribution to Environment Protection

    SPEAKER : Bader Al Najjar

    Team Leader Fleet Engineering Group,
    Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)

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Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Technologies

The Feasibility of CCUS Technologies in the Oil and Gas Markets and Their Potential Impact on Climate Change Reduction Strategies.

 

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Dr. Hussein Hoteit

Associate Professor in Reservoir Engineering, ANPERC, KAUST

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Date : December 11, 2018

Time : 13:00 - 14:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: a Critical Technology for Achieving Climate Targets

    SPEAKER : Dr. Tidjani Niass

    Research Science Consultant, 
    Technology Strategy and Planning Department, SAUDI ARAMCO

    Bio

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  • Making CCS fly

    SPEAKER : Jim Herbertson

    Technical Director, Climate and Energy
    IPIECA, London, UK

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  • SABIC Approach to Corporate Carbon Management

    As the largest listed company in the Middle East, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is a leader in sustainability and climate change management.

    This presentation outlines the company approach to climate change that is the basis of its comprehensive carbon management strategy.

    It describes some of the world class projects as well as GHG reduction achievements not only within its boundaries but also in broader supply chain and product life cycle framework.

    SPEAKER : Zaour Israfilof

    Climate Change and CDM Specialist, SABIC

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Renewable Energy Initiatives through Economic Diversification with Mitigation Co-benefits

Illustrating GCC countries current and future renewable energy projects as a means of Economic Diversification with mitigation co-benefits

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Dr. Mani Sarathy

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST

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Date : December 11, 2018

Time : 14:00 - 15:00

Location : GCC Pavilion

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  • Al-Dibdibah Solar Project

    His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has called for 15% of Kuwait’s electricity needs to be comprised of renewable energy by 2030. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), along with its subsidiaries will support this vision by developing Al-Dibdibah Solar Power Plant to achieve this production target by 2021. As per directive from KPC, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is assigned the responsibility to implement Al-Dibdibah project on behalf of the K-Companies.

    Al-Dibdibah Solar Power Plant will be 1.5GWac, will generate 3,150 Gigawatt hours in year 25 of operation, and will occupy an area of 32 km2. Further, it will be erected in AlShagaya Renewable Energy Park.

    The project will cause the reduction of 2.1 millions tons of CO2 emissions per year and cause fuel savings of 6.2 million barrels per year.

    The technology to be used in the project will be the most advanced photovoltaic (PV) technology in the market, giving Bidders freedom as long as Project Requirements are met. Further, having five sub-plants, each will have a high voltage substation to increase the voltage coming from the inverters to 400 kilovolts.

    The project will provide positive economic impacts by supporting local communities and create employment and training opportunities for Kuwaiti Nationals. It will also promote local and foreign sector investment and participation, initiating future growth in the renewable energy sector in Kuwait.

    For the execution of this project, the most reputable and experienced international companies/developers of the world are invited to tender for Al-Dibdibah Solar Project. Contract award is anticipated to occur in the first quarter of 2019.

    SPEAKER : Sulaiman Altaneeb

    Projects Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

    Bio

  • National Renewable Energy Program

    Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), overseen by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources (MEIM), is a long term, strategic initiative that directly supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

     

    The program, implemented by the Ministry’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), has set out a systematic and targeted roadmap to rapidly diversify the Kingdom’s domestic power supply.

     

    Through diversifying Saudi Arabia’s energy mix, the NREP will not only reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil and its greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris Agreement; it will also enable job creation and catalyze economic development across the Kingdom, supporting long-term prosperity in line with Vision 2030’s goals. The NREP will lead the creation of a new renewable energy technology industry and support the build-up of this promising sector through harnessing private sector investment and encouraging public-private partnerships.

    In 2018 under the NREP, Saudi Arabia has successfully launched two renewable energy projects in the northern region of Al-Jouf: Sakaka, a 300 MW solar PV powerplant, awarded to AWCA Power, will break ground in November 2018; and the Dumat Al-Jandal 400 MW onshore wind project which will be awarded in December 2018.

    SPEAKER : Mohammed Al-Musbeh

    Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO)

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  • SABIC's Innovative Solutions for Renewable Energy and Resources

    SABIC, as a global leader in petrochemicals, is a key player of renewable energy by supplying SABIC’s energy materials to suppliers world-wide and by implementing energy-efficient processes using renewable feedstock in chemical plants. 

    This continuous effort will globally result in a novel paradigm of renewable energy industries, which is strongly aligned with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 as well as the global business and sustainability. In this presentation, several successful examples will be introduced, such as SABIC’s energy materials, feedstock and sustainability.

    SPEAKER : Zaour Israfilof

    Climate Change and CDM Specialist, SABIC

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