Call For Papers 2018

The World Refining Association invites you to submit an abstract for ERTC 2018. All of the abstracts submitted will be sent to our Advisory Board to be graded. Early submission is important to ensure sufficient time to review the abstracts. Late submissions will not be accepted. Submission is free; however successful abstracts are subject to a speaker registration fee.

Click here for: ERTC Abstract Guidelines

This years themes:

Refining-Petchem Integration and New Routes to Olefins

Energy Efficiency & Environmental

Process Optimisation & Design

Optimising petrochemical production through technology and operations

Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies

Operational Excellence & Margin Improvement

Catalyst Advances

Digitalisation Technologies

Advances in Biofuels, Co-Processing & Alternative Fuel Production

Global Petrochemical Summit: Optimising petrochemical production through technology and operations

All the abstracts will be graded based on the following themes:


  • Novelty/vision
  • Originality
  • Exclusivity
  • Potential for impact in the industry


  • Evidence of operating experience
  • Regional relevance, practicality and operability
  • Soundness
  • Strength of validation
  • Quality of presentation
  • Industrial case studies with valuable lessons learned
  • Clear takeaways and realised benefits
  • Imminence of interest

Additional Recognition

  • If successful a client co-presenter is mandatory and as such prior to submission all relevant approvals, clearance and availability to attend must be in place