|TOPIC OF THE ISSUE|
|RRTC 2012: notes from the conference hall|
The 12th annual Russian and CIS oil refining technology conference and exhibition RRTC 2012 reports touched upon a wide range of issues basically relating to refining facilities efficiency enhancement, quality improvement, heat-exchange costs cut, process equipment fouling reduction, catalysts performance boost, etc. The forum provided grounds for introducing both the developments finding a wide industrial application and the pilot technologies.
|Colin Chapman: today important to select the optimal strategies|
Moscow refining and petrochemical week became unprecedented success and major industry forum on the territory of the former Soviet Union.
|Oldrich Navratil: Large-scale projects experience is the strategic asset for a dynamic and sustainable development!|
Oldrich Navratil — Russia's Moscow-based Gubkin O&G university graduate, reputable O&G refining and petrochemistry expert well-known in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine — was among the fist Czech specialist to approach O&G refining projects in the FSU in the 1990s and the 2000s using the best international practices.
|Nord Stream to give a good heat for the EU|
Europe's energy supplies security against the background of the Nord Stream gas pipeline second leg commissioning was one of the top-priority issues discussed by Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel in September this year. The matter was subjected at the end of August by the Nord Stream gas pipeline construction completion, scheduled for commissioning by the yearend.
|Robikon: providing pedigree gas filtration and metering solutions|
Having faced Ukraine's market challenge of hiking the quality of various gases filtration, Ukraine's Kyiv-based research and production company Robikon — the country's leading company developing, producing and supplying to the CIS market gas purification and accounting systems as well as various O&G equipment — was a success to develop a number of timely technological solutions for gas sector, refining as well as for fuel retailing and wholesaling. The company's products have already found a ready market in Ukraine and abroad.