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OilMARKET 03 / 2020
TOPIC OF THE ISSUE
Isomerization in KremenchugIsomerization in Kremenchug
Ukraine's only operating 140,000b/d UkrTatNafta oil refinery in Kremenchug launched long anticipated Axens Isomerization unit
The active construction stage of the project started yet back in 2017 and lasted for more than three years. The amount of investment in the project which was built into the LK6U complex treatment facility totaled almost $30mn. The launch of the isomerization unit and isomerate production enable the refinery to produce high quality high octane blends of gasoline, including those ones under the popular brand ENERGY, without using MTBE and other oxygenates, costly and not that much environmentally friendly fuel additives. Previously the company was spending annually on MTBE purchases some $50mn.
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
Lukoil launches a power plant for efficient APG use in the Perm regionLukoil launches a power plant for efficient APG use in the Perm region
On the 19 of August 2020 LUKOIL launched Chashkino gas8turbine power plant which generates electricity using the associated petroleum gas (APG) produced at the company's fields in the Perm region. The 16 MW plant will annually use about 50 mn m3 of APG produced at the LUKOIL fields in the Perm region. The bulk of the electricity generated will be transferred to the ompany's operation facilities. This will allow to reduce the amount of energy purchased and thus decrease LUKOIL Scope 2 greenhouse gases emissions by 49,000 t of CO2-e.
REFINING
Bashneft launched the largest treatment
facilities in EurasiaBashneft launched the largest treatment facilities in Eurasia
On tht 23 of November 2020 Bashneft (an enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company) has treated approximately 65 mn m3 of wastewater at the Ufa Refining Complexs biological waste treatment facilities since their launch and brought them to the full process mode. This technological complex offers the highest level of purification of industrial, storm water and domestic sewage not only for the Bashneft enterprises, but also for the enterprises of the northern industrial hub of Ufa. The biological waste treatment technology also provides for a 2.5-fold increase in the volume of recycled treated water in technological processes and a reduction in water withdrawal from the Belaya River.
REFINING
Tatneft completed scheduled overhaul at the TANECO refineryTatneft completed scheduled overhaul at the TANECO refinery
On the 26 of October 2020 the TATNEFT CompanyTANECO Refinery has completed a scheduled overhaul of hydrocracking, hydrogen production, base oil production and elemental sulfur production facilities. The scheduled overhaul operations of the TANECO Complex process installation have been completed ahead of schedule. The efficient work organization during the preparation and repair operations performance of the hydrocracking unit made it possible to complete the work seven days ahead of schedule. The reactor internals of at the hydrocracking unit, as well as the catalyst at four reactors and the reforming furnace were replaced during the repair. Hydrogen production, and, cleaning, revision and testing of 196 vessels, 2 tanks, 225 pipelines were performed to ensure safe operation of the hydrocracking, hydrogen production and base oil production facilities.
LPG
Ukrainian LPG  November 2020Ukrainian LPG November 2020
LPG production in November 2020 decreased by 3.2% to 34,500t. This was caused by a halving of LPG production at the Timofeevsky Gas Processing Plant (GPP) (down to 1,300t) due to the technical maintenance, which took place in the second half of the month. However, on average, as in October, Ukraine produced approximately 1,150t of LPG per day.
ELECTROCARS
The more evs we build, the worse carbon
dioxide getsThe more evs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets
Toyota chief Akio Toyoda's criticism of EVs points to the conflict in the car industry over the future of electrification
On the face of, the quotes from Toyota's top man and the grandson of the company's founder read straight from the Terry and Karen playbook of anti-EV disinformation. The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide getsWhen politicians are out there saying, Let's get rid of all cars using gasoline, do they understand this? said Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda in his role as chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association at an end-of-year function
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Siemens Energy and Porsche promote
synthetic climate6neutral fuelsSiemens Energy and Porsche promote synthetic climate6neutral fuels
Siemens Energy, joined by sports car maker Porsche and a lineup of international companies, is developing and implementing a pilot project in Chile that is expected to yield the worlds first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (e-fuels). In the pilot phase, around 130,000 liters of e-fuels will be produced as early as 2022. In two further phases, capacity is then to be increased to about 55 mn liters of e-fuels a year by 2024, and around 550 mn liters of e-fuels by 2026. Porsche will be the primary customer for the green fuel. Other partners in the project are the energy firm AME and the petroleum company ENAP from Chile and Italian energy company Enel
TECHNOLOGY
Gazprom Neft tests heavy unmanned
helicopter at Arctic fieldGazprom Neft tests heavy unmanned helicopter at Arctic field
On the 22 of September 2020 for the first time in Russia, an integrated unmanned aerial system has been used at the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye oil and gas condensate field (Gydan Peninsula, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous area) for test delivery of heavy and oversized cargoes in the Arctic. The KAGU-150 Tiber unmanned helicopter has successfully completed several flights and delivered materials and equipment to the oil field, according to a statement by Gazprom Neft PJSC.
03 / 2020