Dear Colleagues, Clients, and Friends,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2016 Oil, Gas and Chemicals Filtration & Separations Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas from May 9 – 11 at the Houston Marriott Westchase. The dates of the conference were intentionally set to follow immediately the Offshore Technology Conference. In the ever increasing demand for energy and hydrocarbon-based products, process separation plays a critical role in enabling operations to run at higher capacities with low operational cost and reduced environmental impact. This conference will gather a suite of various separation methods available to the industry; from filters and coalescers to membranes and cyclones, and many more. We encourage anyone involved in the oil and gas or chemical processing industry to attend; specialists and process engineers looking to understand specific separation methodologies, research and development scientists who want to present their innovations, and young engineers looking for a primer in this exceptionally important area. The conference will include not only talks on technologies, but also on key subject areas such as produced water treatment and natural gas processing., and will focus on both mechanical and chemical means to promote process separations. The conference will be preceded by specialized training courses and accompanied by industry leading experts as key notes speakers and presenters. This conference is primarily technical; however a select number of suppliers will also be available to show their new products and services.
A dynamic Conference Committee has been selected to assemble a compelling program of leaders and presentations in the field. This year’s conference will feature exhibit booths showcasing our industry’s latest and greatest technology. Information about the exhibits will be available early in the fall of 2015.
The venue is conveniently located in energy corridor of Houston, a city that is the heart of the hydrocarbon processing world. This conference will help engineers to understand best-in-class practices for their filtration and separation questions, and help them to build their professional network to include some of the foremost authorities in the world on these processes.
We hope to see you there.
David Engel – Conference Chair
Ali Arshad – Track Coordinator
Van Barclay – Track Coordinator
Wu Chen – Conference Consultant
Wenping Li – Academics Coordinator
Cynthia Pale – Expo Co-coordinator
Ed Rapp – Expo Co-coordinator
Christine Sun – AFS Long Range Planning Chair
Chris Wallace – Conference Consultant
Ken Winston – Track Coordinator
Lyn Sholl – AFS Executive Manager