The 22nd ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference

Modelling the future: How will the industry deal with declining lubricant demand?

21 - 23 February 2018 // Park Plaza Westminster, London, UK







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Platinum Sponsors

Saudi Aramco

For over 80 years,Saudi Aramco has been a reliable, trusted global supplier of oil and petroleum products. Additionally, for the past 40 years our affiliates have been major suppliers of quality Group I, Group II and Group III base oils around the world. We have been collaborating with major customers to deliver new solutions that meet their needs and the needs of evolving markets with consistent quality and reliable supply from refineries located strategically around the world.


ADNOC is a major diversified group of energy and petrochemical companies, that produces about 3 million barrels of oil and 9.8 billion cubic feet of raw gas a day. Our integrated upstream, midstream and downstream activities are carried out by 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies. We operate across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, through a network of businesses, with interests that range from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide-range of petrochemical products. For over 45 years, we have played an integral role in Abu Dhabi’s economic development, managing, producing and preserving the Emirate’s hydrocarbon reserves on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Government. We are the principle catalyst of growth in the Emirate, and our work has had a positive and lasting impact on the quality of millions of lives. Since 1971, we have created thousands of jobs, driven the growth of a diverse knowledge-based economy, and played a key role in Abu Dhabi’s global emergence. Today, we continue to look for new and innovative ways to maximize the value of our resources, pioneering those approaches and technologies that will ensure we are able to meet the demands of an ever-changing energy market, and continue to have a positive impact on the Abu Dhabi economy for generations to come.

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ExxonMobil is a solutions-driven world leader in base stock production with over 135 years of experience. As one of the world’s largest base stock suppliers and a leading licensor of base stock technology, ExxonMobil is continually investing in state-of-the-art technology to develop the next generation of base stocks and provide effective business solutions to meet evolving lubricant needs around the world. With a robust network of refineries across three continents – North America, Asia, and Europe – ExxonMobil’s global reach ensures supply security, efficiency and cost-effective product distribution to customers. The company’s global slates of Group I CORETM and Group II EHCTM base stocks provide a platform for efficiency by covering the majority of blender’s needs, helping them reduce operational complexity. ExxonMobil remains committed to providing best-in-class solutions through its deep, long-term collaboration with its valued customers. For more information, visit: www.exxonmobil.com/basestocks

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Day One Lunch Sponsor


Penthol is a specialized distribution and trading company based in the Netherlands. Penthol has offices in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Houston and Geneva. The company has a management team with 40 years of experience in the business. Penthol is mainly active in trading and distribution of petroleum products and petrochemicals. Some petroleum products Penthol is dealing on a daily basis are gasoil, naphtha, fuel oil, base oils, fuel oil and gasoline blending components. Penthol is the exclusive distributor of base oils (lubricant feedstock) in the United States for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and has a major distribution network. You can find more information on Penthol at www.penthol.com

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Day Two Lunch Sponsor


Neste creates sustainable choices for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to reduce their carbon footprint by combining high-quality renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner, whose expertise, R&D and sustainable practices are widely respected. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world.

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NEXOLUB is a world-wide trader and distributor of Base Oils. We are specialised in Group I, II and III Base Oils. We work on building the best supply strategy, adapted to our customer. This involves the search of the most convenient source of material for the right quality and at the right price, combined with the optimization of logistics for each individual case. We have the possibility to offer delivery via trucks, ISO-Tanks and Flexi-Tanks. For larger cargoes, Nexolub has a vast experience in chartering vessel tankers for those customers that can receive our product directly from the vessels into their shore tanks.

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Lanyard Sponsor

BRB International

BRB International is an international additives, chemicals and silicones producer dedicated to servicing their customers with a wide range of tailor-made solutions. BRB has 11 locations worldwide from which they can supply their markets and meet their customers’ needs. BRB’s strength lies in the commitment of its 190 employees, putting the customer first and being flexible in both service and product solutions. Their focus on R&D, technical field support, customized products and problem solving mentality gives BRB a unique position in the market. BRB is able to service smaller and middle size customers as well as larger multinationals.

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CFT Group is not only known worldwide for its decades of experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, but also for its complete turn-key filling and packaging lines especially designed for the Lube Oil sector. CFT Group’s fillers can handle a wide range of containers, caps, labels, sleeves, and our packaging solutions can meet any customer requirements. With over 600 employees, 15.000 references, 11 brands and a widespread network of 9 subsidiaries and 78 agents, CFT Group can help you reach higher performance through one unique supplier.

Chevron Base Oils provides a global slate of premium Group II base oils. Our technically substitutable base oils, produced at multiple plants are made available from a network of regional supply hubs centrally located near the world’s largest lubricant markets. Our base oils are suitable for more than 90% of the world’s formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufacturers, additive companies, original equipment manufacturers and industry groups such as API, SAE, ILSAC and ACEA to advance industry standards that protect engine performance while enabling environmental compliance for new engine designs.

With 50+ years of experience, 100+ design studies conducted, and 500+ systems installed in 50+ countries, Emerson’s Blending and Transfer Solutions is the global expert in blending. Emerson is your one-stop-shop for all your needs including process engineering, automation consulting, turnkey system design, project execution, performance guarantees, and lifecycle services. Our solutions include Drum Decant Units, Batch Blending Vessels, Simultaneous Metered Blenders, In-Line Blenders, Piggable Systems, Batch Grease Units, In-Line Grease Units, and Controls.

Eni We are a multinational Oil & Gas company. We operate in 73 different countries around the globe, with roughly 33,000 men and women working for us in Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals business. Eni Refining & Marketing operates in the Lube Additives Business through an integrated cycle: research and development , raw materials procurement, production, sales and after sales service. Eni Additives offers components and packages meeting the most stringent specifications. Thanks to its technical assistance and logistic structure, Eni Additives sells its products worldwide meeting the needs of small and large customers, acting as a reliable partner to develop tailor-made projects.

Fluid Solutions “Your preferred technology partner”. Our expertise contains of revamping to green - field turnkey operations for Lube oil blending/Grease/ Resin manufacturing and Oil recycling solutions (with the usage of the Cyclon Plasma Tube Reactor – CPT Technology; patented exclusively by Fluid Solutions) for retrieving high quality base oil and usable secondary products. We provision flexible solutions and services globally: · Project design, Engineering (Basic/Detailed/ FEED), · Construction (EPC), · Key Equipment (Automatic Batch Blending (ABB), DDU, AMBB, ILB, SMB, Automation & pigging equipment). “Fluid Solutions holds 30+ years of experience in being your one stop solution provider”

Shamrock is your one stop shop in the lubricants industry and the leader in base oil supply and distribution by flexitank. We provide the full range of base oils and related products from the most reliable refineries worldwide, bespoke logistics and supply chain management, as well as the most favourable financing options at any stage. All delivered with the deepest market intelligence, expertise and high quality service.

With 230,500 m3 of storage capacity and 163 tanks in virtually every size and type imaginable, Standic who are part of the Hametha Group is the number one independent expert in tank storage for liquids. We deliver customized solutions for the storage and distribution of your liquids throughout Europe. Outstandic in tank storage. Whether you are looking to store large or small quantities of chemicals, lubricants, biodiesels or base oils, Standic can offer you storage either in stainless steel or mild steel storage tanks. In addition we can also provide beneficial services of heating, mixing and nitrogen blanketing. Standic excels in finding the perfect solution to specific needs.