Conference programme


Tank Storage Asia's highly anticipated, CPD certified, conference programme will take place on 26 & 27 September. Hear from over 20 industry speakers including representatives from Petronas, Vopak Singapore, Wood Mackenzie, Benalec, Tankbank International and many more. Topics include Asia’s market outlook, chemical storage, 2020 global sulphur limit, drones at the terminal, SHE initiatives as well as safety and security.

Please book your seat in advance if you want to hear about the latest industry developments, participate in panel debates and network with your industry peers in the exclusive delegate lounge. Alternatively, contact John Darke on john@stocexpo.com or +44 (0) 20 3196 4383 for more information.




09.30 - Opening remarks from the Chair

Sam Mathew, Managing Director, Genesis Consultants FZC 



09.40 - Overview of the Tank Terminal market in Asia – growth regions & new opportunities

Tony Quinn, CEO, Tankbank International


10.10 - Asia – the need for spot storage

Emerging markets and the effect on storage terminals

The need for spot storage, commented by a salvage trader

Organic growth of our industry

Luc Bonami, Managing Director, Anno Chemicals NV



10.40 - Outlook for Asian oil storage markets

Market drivers for Asian storage markets

Developments and outlook in regional supply, demand and trade flows

Forward curve outlook

Terminal expansions in Asia

Implications for storage markets in Singapore

Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, PJK International



11.10 Networking break in the exhibition hall

11.45 - Customer Commitment for Chemical storage through Total Logistics Solutions for Chemicals – Indian Ports and Tank Storage Industry

Overview of Tank Storage industry in India 

Demand and Supply of Tank Storage Industry 

Competition analysis and preparation of USPs 

Customer Profile, Value Propositions and Service parameters

Aligning operations and services of tank terminals for securing long term customer commitment

Mukesh Parikh, Executive Director (Ports & Shipping) SmartHead Consulting

12.15 - Case Study – Underground storage caverns in India

Construction and Evolution of Under-ground Strategic Petroleum reserves in India

Challenges faced in the  Construction of  Underground Storage caverns

Operation and maintenance of  the caverns

Impact on Energy security of India 

Future plans for building additional reserves in India

Mr H.P.S. Ahuja CEO& MD, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves 


12.45 - 2020 Global sulphur limit – how can the industry prepare?

What is ‘compliance’ of IMO 2020 expected to look like from the shipping industry?

How is the refining industry responding to IMO 2020?

What are the key implications of the IMO 2020 regulation?

Konrad Jar, Vice President Head of Downstream Consulting, Asia Pacific, Wood Mackenzie


1.15 - Lunch in the exhibition hall

2.10 - Innovations in Inspection Technologies for Storage Tanks

Corrosion activities and/or leaks on annular bottom plate for large storage tanks - without emptying its content and tank entry

Checking for integrity of entire annular wall of large storage using newest guided wave for large structures and conducted with minimal scaffolding erecting

Keith Kee, President, Corrosion Association


2.30 - Tank Storage in Asia: the next phase of growth

The current “Greater Singapore” storage fundamentals

Expected future changes to Asian supply & demand 

Drivers for the next phase of growth

Mike Beviss, Senior Commercial Advisor, Benalec 



3.00 - Fit-for-purpose technical due diligence for terminal M&As

Importance of tank storage terminal along hydrocarbon supply chain

Opportunities for an existing terminal to be acquired by a new owner

Acquisition grounds including legal, environmental, commercial, technical, health and safety 

Aspects of a fit-for-purpose technical due diligence exercise

Ahmad N. Mokhtar, Managing Director, Integas Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd


3.30 - Networking break in the exhibition hall

4.00 - Future of drones at the terminal

Non-GPS-reliant automatic Sense And Avoid obstacle avoidance capability

Uninterrupted live feed for immediate on-site assessment

100% milimeter level of detail visual inspection of API 653 tanks or IMO liquid storage tanks within 8 hours

Automatic position localization for post-flight data contextualization

Zhang Weiliang, CEO, Avetics Global Private Limited


4.30 - First classification society survey of an oil tanker inspection using UAVs

Intermediate 4 survey of 12 COTs using drones in Singapore

The most common alternative survey methods and results

Inspection findings hosted digitally

Yi Xiang Wong, Inspection Manager, Cyberhawk Innovations


5.00 - Dispute resolution in the aftermath of an incident

Nature/Causes of Incidents at an oil storage terminal

Claims and Contractual issues related to an incident

Financial liabilities after a major fire/spillage

Dispute resolution process/options

Sam Mathew, Managing Director, Genesis Consultants FZC 


5.30 - Holistic Approach to Fire Safety Management

Chandrasekaran PVN, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) Specialist 


6.00 - Networking reception


10.10 - Opening remarks from the Chair

Sam Mathew, Managing Director, Genesis Consultants FZC 



10.15 - Vopak Banyan's SHE initiatives

Bernard Ong, Director of Operations, Vopak Terminals Singapore 



10.45 - Towards Instrumented-Process Safety Compliance for Terminal and Tank-Farm: Petronas Experience

Integrated Refinery and Petrochemical Plant 

Structured approach to manage Safeguarding Layer, in compliance to the IEC61511 standard. 

Two cost-effective approaches

Sharul B. A Rashid, Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control, Petronas

Mr Defheriza Jamil, Technical Trade Specialist, Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Petronas


11.15 - Networking break in the exhibition hall

11.45 - Requirements from Functional Safety standards (IEC 61508 and IEC 61511) that require facilities to consider cyber security threats 

Sujith Panikkar, Director of Consulting in Functional Safety and Security for Safety Instrumented Systems, HIMA Asia Pacific  


12.15 - Lunch in the exhibition hall

1.20 - Welcome remarks from the Chair

Sam Mathew, Managing Director, Genesis Consultants FZC



Sukhy Barhey

1.30 - New Major Hazards Installations (MHI) Regulations under the Workplace Safety and Health Act - Submitting A Safety Case 

Cost benefit analysis for risk reduction measures and ALARP

Identifying and modelling the safety critical events 

Dr Sukhy Barhey, Director, BMT Group


2.00 - Implementing the new ISO 45001: ensuring your company remains certified

ISO 45001 is the new international standard on occupational health and safety.

What are the similarities and differences between this ISO standard and other management system standards published by ISO?

What are the similarities and differences between this ISO standard and OHSAS 18001 standard, which is considered the most widely internationally accepted standard on occupational health and safety management system?

How can you integrate Process Safety Management into ISO 45001?

Dr. Peck Thian Guan, Singapore’s representative to the ISO Project Committee for the development of the ISO standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management System 


3.00 - Close of conference, please join us for networking in the delegate lounge