Bahrain Vision and Values – Process Control Solutions in the Petro–Business
The measure for industry excellence: Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Refining & Marketing, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) describes how the company’s commitment to innovation and investment is adding value for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bapco’s vision is ‘Striving for Excellence’ - a clear message that is the guiding principle to which the company operates. More than a hydrocarbon producer and refiner, Bapco is a major employer for the Kingdom of Bahrain and is active in sponsoring various community initiatives and institutions to helping nurture the next generation of talented engineers to build communities. This approach is in line with Bahrain’s Vision 2030, which envisages oil providing the foundation for a bigger and more sustainable economy.
Setting the Vision: Improve the Downstream Chain
The focus on improving collaborative decision making should be an integral part of the strategy to improve downstream supply chain activities, forecast accuracy, distribution scheduling and execution. A vital element in Bapco’s long-term strategy in this regard was inaugurated back in 2011 by His Royal Highness the Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Taking ultra low sulphur unconverted oil feedstock from the recently-commissioned Low Sulphur Diesel Production (LSDP) complex hydrocracker at the refinery, the $430 million Lube Base Oil Plant (LBOP) has the capacity to manufacture up to 400,000 tonnes per year of Group III Very High Viscosity Index (VHVI) lubricant base oils. These products meet next generation lubricant performance and environmental standards, which are in increasing demand in Europe and North America.
The Bapco Story – Creating Industry Excellence
“Our company is currently implementing a comprehensive investment programme and one of the largest in the country’s history, which will see it transformed into one of the world’s most sophisticated refiners and also a significant upstream player, injecting valuable new revenue streams into the national economy by 2018. At the heart of this programme is the Refinery Master Plan. This multi-dimensional project will ultimately create a refinery reflecting technological excellence in terms of product slate and establishing Bahrain as a highly competitive global refining hub”, Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Refining & Marketing of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) explains.
"Strategic investments at Bapco will not only create additional jobs internally, but also invigorate supporting industries, such as construction and material supplies. While technologies drive processes, the responsibility for achieving operational excellence and maximising performance levels will continue to be the measure of success for Bapco."