• This year The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit will be co-located with the CIS Downstream Summit!


  • 37 years of experience – over 5 continents
  • Experience in Control, Automation, Optimization, Information Systems and supply chains in Refining, Petrochemicals Plants, Oil & Gas complexes, LNG facilities
  • Chemical Engineer, B.Eng 1979 from McGill University, Montreal.

Raif Coskun Caglar was born in Ankara, Turkey.  He has a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of South Carolina and an MBA Degree in Finance from University of St. Thomas in the U.S.A.  He has more than 28 year experience in engineering and management experience in the fields of refining, chemical, oil and gas including project management, interface management in implementation of Control Systems and previous research affiliated experience in signal validation for sensor fault monitoring and process diagnostics.  He returned to his home country after 33 years in the USA to have the opportunity to be involved in the STAR project,  first as a Manager of Instrumentation and Automation and then as a current position of Sr. Project Manager. He is married with a 10 year old son whom he enjoys spending his spare time with.  He currently resides in Istanbul.

Emrah Karabulut is Daily Thermetrics’ Regional Manager of Sales and Technology for Europe. Mr. Karabulut is experienced in temperature measurement and process control equipment for hydroprocessing and other catalytic reactors. Emrah’s responsibilities include consulting with process licensors and other refining experts to design and specify advanced temperature measurement equipment to more accurately monitor and control the performance of reactors, fractionators, reformers and fired heaters.

Emrah joined Daily Thermetrics in 2012, he earned his Chemical Engineering Undergraduate degree from Bosphorus University Istanbul Turkey, as well as a Master of Science degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden.



1994-1995:  process engineer in Biproraf engineering office.

Since 1995, working for in the Gdansk Refinery / Grupa LOTOS in project development area.

1995-2000:  project coordinator in the Gdańsk refinery expansion and modernization project extension of crude processing capacity from 3 to 4.5 MMTA, new hydrocraking, isomeration, hydrogen generation, amine and sulfur facilities, offsites and utilities).

2001-2005: involved in process selection and project development for heavy residue upgrading and crude processing capacity expansion programme, responsible for Xylene Separation Unit BDEP preparation, new units location, responsible for reviewing of Grupa LOTOS technical standards.

In addition to duties in Grupa LOTOS, in 2002-2004 involved in  Petrobaltic’s Wladyslawowo project (offshore gas compression connected to onshore hydrocarbons separation and gas power plant) as senior process consultant for ABB ZAMECH Gaspetro (Petrobaltic’s project engineer organization).

2006:  Project Development Manager in Grupa LOTOS Investment Department.

2007-2011: Process and technical coordination team leader in the 10+ Programme of Gdańsk refinery expansion (extension of crude processing capacity from 6 to 11 MMTA, new HDS, hydrocraking, ROSE solvent deasphalting, hydrogen generation, amine and sulfur facilities, offsites and utilities).

Since 2012:  involved in definition, development, BDEP and EPC contracting, as well supporting of execution of EFRA Project (new coker, coker hydrotreated naphta, hydrogen generation, hydrowax vacuum distilation, offsites and utilities).

Tanju Cetiner was born in Istanbul Turkey. He graduated from Aston University in England with a Masters degree in chemical engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in various provinces of Canada and a fellow of AIChE.

In the last forty plus years, stretching across the globe; from the Canadian oilsands to New Zealand, from North Africa to Denmark, from United States to Russia and then on to the current project location on the Aegean Sea shores, Tanju has done design and engineering in the oil refinery and petrochemicals, managed projects from grass-roots to completion with major corporations.

He returned to his home country in 2014 to join Socar bringing the experience gained by working in first tear oil and gas and EPC companies. Tanju served at various key positions at Socar Turkey as CEO Advisor, General Manager of Star, Group Director of Projects and advisory roles.

He says “he is thankful for the opportunities he’s had and the chance to work with exceptional people over the years, which granted him a good blend of technical and business knowledge.”

He is married with a family. He loves sailing. His home is currently in Istanbul.