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OilMARKET 03 / 2018
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Pavlodar Refinery: ONE DAY FORTY YEARS LATERPavlodar Refinery: ONE DAY FORTY YEARS LATER
The workers and numerous partners and honourable guests of the anniversary celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Pavlodar Refinery in the period of 30th August 1st September, 2018 with a number of festive and industrially meaningful events
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Praize your day at nightPraize your day at night
After several years of a very tough challenging work 120,000 b/d Pavlodar refinery in Northern Kazakhstan enjoys the end of modernization efforts in 2013-2018
It's already in the industry history book: in July 2013, Pavlodar Refinery managing director, charismatic Shukhrat Abdurashidovich Danbay, who was appointed to the position back in September 2009, signed the Pavlodar Refinery EPC modernization contract with another KazMunaiGaz subsidiary RomInServe. A lot of difficult work has been done in the period preceding the signing of this landmark document. However, perhaps in the hot summer dreams, the refinery specialists could not imagine how difficult these next five years of modernization would be for them!!
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
Pioneering Spirit installs 22,000 t
Johan Sverdrup topsides in a single liftPioneering Spirit installs 22,000 t Johan Sverdrup topsides in a single lift
On the 05 of June 2018 Allseas' Pioneering Spirit single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel installed the 22,000 t Drilling Platform topsides for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway
TRANSPORTATION
Unique floating dock with 40,000 t lifting capacity delivered on Zvezda ShipyardUnique floating dock with 40,000 t lifting capacity delivered on Zvezda Shipyard
On the 25 of July 2018 a floating transfer dock with a lifting capacity of 40,000 t has been delivered and moored to the berth of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex. The floating transfer dock is one of the shipyard's key elements. It is designed for heaving off large-sized marine vessels 300 m in length and over 50 m in width with a launching mass up to 40,000 t, as well as marine equipment, like drilling platforms and their pieces (bases and topsides)
REFINING
TANECO launched two newly built unitsTANECO launched two newly built units
On the 12 of July, 2018 TANECO launched two newly built units for kerosene and diesel fuel into operation in the mode of comprehensive testing. The facility of the kerosene and diesel fuel hydrofining units of allowed increasing the output of the high added value products.The fresh feed rate of the of kerosene and diesel fuel hydrofining units is 500,000 t and 1.6mn t/yr, respectively.
BITUMEN
Gazprom neft develops a bitumen terminals networkGazprom neft develops a bitumen terminals network
Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials, operator of the Gazprom Neft bitumens business, is actively involved in major highways infrastructure projects in St Petersburg, with the company producing and supplying polymer-bitumen binders (PBBs) and bridging tapes for the construction and refurbishment of major roads for the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
LPG
RussiaRussia's LPG 2018
In his welcome, Dmitry Mironov, Gazenergoset St. Petersburg managing director, noted that the configuration of Russia's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is gradually changing. In particular, there are new exchange trading tools. He proposed to discuss these and other topics during the conference. By the end of 2017, the structure of the Russian LPG market for the first time in several years has changed significantly, stated Leonid Kruchinin, Impexneftekhim deputy marketing director. Exports did not essentially grow: in 2017 they totaled 6.46mn t, which practically matches the level of 2016. The consumption of LPG by petrochemical industry has decreased, the LPG production has not grown, and only utilities use of LPG increased by 4.4%
TECHNOLOGY
The Moscow refineryThe Moscow refinery's Biosphere water treatment facility is named best infrastructure project at this Year's Eco Best Award
On the 1th of August, 2018 the Gazprom Neft Moscow refinery was among the winners at this year's independent Eco Best Award 2018, awarded for initiatives in ecology and energy and natural resources management, with the expert jury recognising the company's new Biosphere water treatment facility in the Best Infrastructure Project nominations. The commissioning of this facility has been an important part of the environmental modernisation of the Gazprom Neft Moscow refinery
03 / 2018