• We're delighted to announce YPF as Host Partner this year
  • LARTC 2017 is taking place in Buenos Aires with YPF as Host Partner
  • The first look agenda is now out!
  • LARTC 2017 is officially supported by the Ministerio de Energía y Minería de la Nación
  • 2 new speakers from International Finance Corporation confirmed
  • Delighted to have Mr Carlos Alfonsi, Executive Vice-President Downstream of YPF confirmed for the Keynote Address

Asphaltenes and Instability of Crude Feedstock to Refineries

11:30 - 00:00

  • In response to the decline in the availability of light crude, how have refineries had to modify their patterns of feedstock mixtures?
  • Outlining problems resulting from this change, from strong emulsions in desalters to the clogging of heat exchangers furnaces
  • Methodology that allows refiners to determine when mixtures of crudes are stable or unstable


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LARTC Call for Papers - Advisory Board meeting
Call for papers
Deadline extended to Thursday 13th April