2017 Sign Ups Include:

  • Dow Chemical
    Gulfstream Program Director
    Dow Chemical
  • Formosa Petrochemical Co.
    Project Director
    Formosa Petrochemical Co.
  • Valero
    Major Projects Director
  • Dow Chemical
    Associate Director of Engineering
    Dow Chemical
    Project Engineering Leader - Gulf Coast Region
  • Invista
    Director of Reliability
  • Phillips 66
    Director, Maintenance and Turnaround
    Phillips 66
  • Yuhuang Chemical inc
    Vice President - Manufacturing Operations
    Yuhuang Chemical inc
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation
    Director - Engineering
    Westlake Chemical Corporation
  • Valero
    Senior Vice President - Project Executive
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
    Director of Engineering
    Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Lotte Chemical
    Site Executive Director
    Lotte Chemical
  • BP
    Director, Projects

Confirmed Speakers for 2017 Include:

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson
Senior Vice President, General Manager – Downstream
Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals
Farhan Mujib

Farhan Mujib
President - Engineering & Construction Americas
Patrick Jameson

Patrick Jameson
President - Engineering & Construction Americas
Mark Fields

Mark Fields
President - Energy & Chemicals Americas
Fluor Corporation
Thomas Grell

Thomas Grell
President Oil, Gas & Chemicals Downstream Capital Projects Americas/Asia Pacific
Amec Foster Wheeler
Cal Dooley

Cal Dooley
President & CEO
American Chemistry Council
Henk Pauw

Henk Pauw
General Manager - Liwa Plastics Industries Complex
Manav Lahoti

Manav Lahoti
Business Director - US Olefins
The Dow Chemical Company
Deepak Datta

Deepak Datta
President & Head, Reliance Project Management Group
Reliance Industries

Phillippe Najm
Vice President - Capital Projects, Engineering & Procurement
Westlake Chemical Corporation

2017 Sign Ups Already Include:

Director, Projects
Project Controls Manager
Dow Chemical
EPC Contracts Manager
Dow Chemical
Formosa Petrochemical
Project Director
Formosa Petrochemical
Shell Oil
M & I Lead
Shell Oil
Shell Oil
Innovative Project Services - Operations Manager
Shell Oil
Global Projects Estimator
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Chief Engineer - Project Management Division
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Procurement Specialist
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Project Manager
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Valero St. Charles
Staff Instrument Engineer
Valero St. Charles
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Major Projects Project Procurement Manager
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Cameron LNG
Director of Engineering
Cameron LNG
Flint Hills Resources
Large Capital Project Manager
Flint Hills Resources
Phillips 66
Project Superintendent
Phillips 66
Badlands NGLs, LLC
Exec VP Project & Engineering
Badlands NGLs, LLC

The Issues Defining the 2017 Debate:

  • PRODUCTIVITY OVERHAUL: Game-changing ideas to tackle poor construction labor productivity
  • PREDICTABILITY & CERTAINTY: Tangible benchmarking and cost estimation techniques that could save you millions
  • INNOVATE YOUR WAY TO PROJECT SUCCESS: Ramp up efficiency with a cutting-edge project delivery/ process technology
  • REDEFINE SCOPE DEFINITION: Achieve certainty for overall project costs with an early project development strategy
  • SMALL-MEDIUM PROJECTS  - A new approach to capital sustaining/ medium sized project governance, processes and execution

Join speakers & attendees representing new projects valued at more than $60 billion in CAPEX:

Planned Projects

Speaker/ Attendees From: Project State Capacity (tons/ bbl/d) Target Start up  
SABIC Exxon-Mobil Petrochemical Texas/Louisiana 1,800,000 N/A
Badlands Petrochemical Texas 1,500,000 N/A
NextDecade LNG LNG Texas 27 Mtpa N/A
Formosa Petrochemical Louisiana 1,200,000 N/A
Total Petrochemical Texas 1,000,000 2020
Williams Petrochemical Louisiana 1,500,000 N/A

Projects Approved

Speaker/ Attendees From: Project State Capacity (tons/ bbl/d) Target Set up
Exxon-Mobil Petrochemical Texas 1,500,000 2017
Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Texas 1,500,000 H2 2017
Lyondellbasell Petrochemical Texas 500,000-tonne/year HDPE plant  
Dow Chemical Petrochemical Texas 1,500,000 2017
Formosa Petrochemical Texas 1,590,000 2017
OxyChem/MexiChem Petrochemical Texas 544,000 Q1 2017
Westlake Chemical, Formally Axiall/Lotte Petrochemical Louisiana 1,000,000 2019
Cheniere LNG Texas 22.5 million (mtpa) 2019
Cameron LNG LNG Louisiana 14.95 million (Mtpa) 2019
Meridian Refining North Dakota 55,000 2019
Raven Petroleum Refining South Texas 50,000 2018
Shell Petrochemical Pennsylvania 1,500,000 2022

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Event Highlights

  • Opening Headline Sessions: Hear from the global leaders in Downstream Engineering & Construction and world renowned keynote speakers.
  • Five Dedicated Tracks: Tailor your agenda to your needs with tracks specializing in Petrochemical Construction. Refining Construction, Shutdowns & Turnarounds, Commissioning & Start Up, Reliability & Maintenance.
  • 150+ Expert Speakers: The quality and quantity of industry expert speakers on offer will be mind blowing, with unrivalled breadth and depth of engineering & construction knowledge being shared over the 2-day event.
  • Our Biggest Expo Ever: The expo grows by over 50% to 100+ booths. DEC boasts the world's largest expo dedicated exclusively to Downstream Engineering and Construction solutions.

Destination New Orleans for Downstream Engineering & Construction Executives

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  • Total Petrochemicals

    "Good overview of the current Construction market and its Challenges"

    - Total Petrochemicals

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Headline Sponsor

  • odebrecht

Diamond Sponsor

  • Richard

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bentley
  • Coreworx

Gold Sponsors

  • ap-networks
  • Appian
  • Atlas RFID
  • Autodesk
  • CDM smith
  • FTI-Consulting
  • intergraph
  • Magnus
  • Soloman Associates
  • T.CON�

Silver Sponsors

  • Kiewit
  • Mammoet
  • praxair
  • suez

Badge Sponsor

  • kingandspalding

Bag Sponsor

Charge Sponsor

  • up

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Delegate List Sponsor

  • GBI

Lanyard Sponsor

  • Management Controls, Inc.


Premier Media Sponsor


  • airswift
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  • ACE
  • alliance safety
  • Apex Piping Systems
  • aramco services
  • ariel
  • Babcock & Wilcox
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  • BASF
  • becht
  • bennett
  • bigge
  • boldrocchi
  • Brand
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Canal Barge Company
  • Chromalox
  • con-x-tech
  • Coperion
  • Daily Thermetrics
  • Dredgit
  • dmn
  • Evoqua
  • exp
  • fenstermaker
  • FE Moran
  • FnM
  • flexitallic
  • FS-Elliott
  • GDS
  • GTS
  • GDS
  • GRSA
  • Benko Green Products
  • Harbison Walker
  • Helix
  • Hilti
  • Hitachi Zosen
  • HPS
  • hunter
  • IIR
  • Index AR Solutions
  • InServ
  • intelliwave
  • Isgec
  • kap
  • LGH
  • Mako
  • metegrity
  • MMR
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • mpw
  • MTI Power Services, Inc.
  • Optimal
  • oracle
  • orion
  • ParFab
  • picc
  • PIP
  • plangrid
  • Plant leadership
  • pmi
  • PSB
  • Pulpstream
  • purgit
  • QPS
  • Raschig
  • rcs
  • Rigid global buildings
  • rvt
  • SafeRack
  • satellite
  • saulsbury
  • siemans
  • Simtronics
  • sirius
  • Southland steel
  • Technip
  • MMR
  • TLV
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  • United site services
  • UO
  • USA
  • Veolia
  • wika
  • Wood Group

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