|TOPIC OF THE ISSUE|
Our modernization has its own priorities
Modernization is in full swing at Kazakhstan's 100,000 b/d Pavlodar
refinery. In just slightly more than a year, in the 1st quarter 2017 it's
supposed to enable the Kazamunaygaz refinery to gear up to the outN
put of gasoline and diesel of K4 and K5 classes (local equivalent of
Euro 4 and Euro 5 blends respectively). The modernization is also
aiming to significantly enhance the refining depth.
|EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION|
|Baker Hughes Announces December 2015 Rig Counts|
Baker Hughes Incorporated
announced that the international
rig count for Dec. 2015 was 1,095,
down 14 from the 1,109 counted
|COMETTO 2015: Steady workload|
The year of 2015 was tough for many oil and gas projects
as well as other industries in the former Soviet Union. In
Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan a number of projN
ects had been put on hold or had seen the budgets cut.
|ISOMALK PROCESS as a classic case of import substitution in Russia|
Steep downfall in crude prices prompted in Russia the waves of hot
discussions about technologies imports substitution, certainly folN
lowed by some practical steps.
|Grandeur and misery of LNG|
The LNG business in the 21st century provides us
with examples of multibillion success and desperate losses
The natural gas meets today about 25% of the planet's
energy needs. According to the international gas union
about 10% of that is traded and supplied by LNG tankers.
Still, despite this minor share, the LNG share attracts most
interest as the most liquid and profitable.
|Gazprom neft successfully tests new Russian
technology for processing APG|
On 14 January 2016 GazpromneftNVostok has successfully
completed pilot testing of an innovative new domestic
mild steam reforming technology for processing associated
petroleum gas (APG).
|Sky-Futures Completes First Ever Drone Inspection in the Gulf of Mexico|
Sky-Futures, the leading provider of drone inspection services for the global oil and
gas industry, last week completed the first ever
oil and gas inspection by drone in the Gulf of
Mexico for a leading global oil and gas service
and drilling company.