Each year, the advisory board members of the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC)
provide invaluable professional input and guidance in the
formation of the conference's top-notch technical program.
Recently, Stephany Romanow, editor of Hydrocarbon
Processing, spoke with fellow IRPC board member Carlos
Cabrera to get his thoughts on the state of the global refining industry, both now and in
In two separate interviews, the industry veterans covered a
variety of topics, including potential growth opportunities in
the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), Ivanhoe Energy's
heavy oil conversion technology, refiners' options for
processing heavier, high-sulfur oil, and today's economics
of operating in the industry.
Download/listen to podcast No. 1 here.
Download/listen to podcast No. 2
Cabrera is the executive chairman of Ivanhoe Energy, a publicly
traded oil and gas company. Prior to his appointment, he served
as the founding president and CEO of the National Institute of
Low Carbon and Clean Energy (NICE) based in Beijing,
As a former 35-year employee with UOPa leading
international supplier to the petroleum refining, petrochemical and gas
processing industriesMr. Cabrera held posts as the
president/CEO and then chairman.
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