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CIS GAS MONETISATION

09 – 10 April 2019   |   Moscow, Russia

AGENDA

08:00 - Registration and morning coffee

09:00 GLOBAL GAS MARKETS: OVERVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS

The balance of power in the global gas market: Recent trends, supply and demand, international standing of Russia and the CIS

The evolving areas of lucrative gas for C1 chemical projects
Paolo Farina
Senior Gas Analyst
Nexant

Major ammonia production market trends in Russia
Georgiy Eliseev
Planning and Analysis, Sales and Distribution
Uralchem

What is at stake: Future gas pricing. Where will current uncertainty take us?

Industry trends in the global market of small- and large-scale LNG production

10:30 - Coffee Break

11:00 AMMONIA AND DERIVATIVES

Session chair: Georgiy Eliseev, Planning and Analysis, Sales and Distribution, Uralchem

Investment landscape of nitrogen fertilizers: current and upcoming projects
Egor Krivchun
General Director
GIAP

LAC – the Linde Ammonia Concept: how to achieve environmentally friendly and safe ammonia production from natural gas or light hydrocarbons?
Nowag Diethard
Senior Sales Manager
Linde Engineering

Advanced technologies of ammonia derivatives production. International experience of implementation

Technologies of high-end controlled-release urea fertilizers production. Controlled-release vs slow-release fertilizers

12:45 - Lunch Break

13:45 IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF CAPITAL PROJECTS

Case study: Shchekinoazot project of combined methanol and ammonia production. Experience of boosting project development efficiency by using the latest technology
Maksim Valkovskiy
Head of Gas Processing and Petrochemicals Department
Haldor Topsoe 

Cooperation with Asian banks to secure loans for one of the world’s biggest gas chemical plants in the Russian Far East

DISCUSSION
  • Efficient construction: sound implementation of gas chemical investment projects
  • Issues to be considered by market outsiders when carrying out greenfield gas chemical projects
  • Construction projects risks. Ways to avoid a crisscross scenario
  • Complex projects by foreign EPC contractors in the CIS: Finding a common language with design institutes and project owners
Valentina Kolodinskaya
Project Office Director
Uralchem
Igor Esin
President
NIIK

15:15 - Coffee Break

15:45 ENHANCING PLANT COMMERICAL PERFORMANCE

Special presentation: Features of green ammonia production technology. Experience of implementation
Semen Evreinov
Head of Representative Office, Russia & CIS
Stamicarbon

From wells to products shipment: How to increase gas monetisation efficiency by using the latest automation technologies
Sergey Mishin
Director for Strategic Business development
Emerson

Case study: Metafrax Ammonia-Urea-Melamine project – using off-gases to produce marketable gas chemical products
Andrea Scotto
Head of the Process Division
Casale

Cutting-edge models of advanced control over combined processing of ammonia and industrial gasses

Raising production efficiency and reducing industry-related emissions with new catalysts

END OF THE FIRST DAY

08:00 Morning Coffee

09:00 METHANOL AND DERIVATIVES

Global methanol market overview and drivers: what does it take to stay competitive?
Dave McCaskill
Vice President Methanol & Derivatives
Argus Media

Methanol industry in Russia: will plans stay plans?
Dmitry Akishin
Head of Gas and Chemistry
Vygon Consulting

Methanol as motor/marine fuel: global trends, prospects for Russia and the CIS
Christopher Chatterton
Chief Operating Officer
Methanol Institute

DISCUSSION: What’s the catch? How long is the methanol market expected to grow?

• Amid a growing number of projects, will Russian producers be competitive in Europe?
• Are market growth and demand resilient enough?
• What are the risks related to small- and large-scale methanol production?

Andrey Kostin
General Director
Rupec

Alexandr Klimentyev
Oil and Gas department advisor
Mission of the Republic of Sakha
Vitaliy Protasov
Business Development Director
Baltic Gaschemical Company

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 INNOVATIVE GAS MONETIZATION TECHNOLOGY

Survey of technologies for the conversion of stranded gas to fuels and chemicals
Michael Pruchnie
Managing Director
Semfa International

Major GTL plant construction project in Uzbekistan

Direct catalytic MTO conversion: Benefits and downsides of this technology in the CIS environment

Polymer-grade propylene production using zeolite catalysts

13:15 Lunch Break

14:15 DISCUSSION: IS THE MTO TECHNOLOGY WORTH IT?

  • CIS barriers to technology implementation
  • MTO prospects in the region
  • Available technologies: Which is better?
Prakash Kejriwal
Director
Indorama

16:00 EXPANDING NATURAL GAS CHEMICAL CHAIN AND ADVANCED PROCESSING

Special presentation: Overview of competitive gas monetization options through advanced processing: commodity patterns and production specifics

DISCUSSION: Where there’s a will... Barriers to gas monetization through expanding the chemical chain
  • Prospects for value-added products (acetic acid, acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate, methyl methacrylate, PMMA, resins, engineering plastics, MDI, butanediol, etc.)
  • Production of formaldehyde chain derivatives (resins, engineering plastics, MDI, butanediol, etc.)
  • Logistics barriers to exports of liquid chemicals: inadequate processing and transportation infrastructure
  • Can the authorities be counted upon? Instruments and mechanisms of state regulation and support planned to be introduced to promote small- and medium-scale chemistry
  • Pricing in the niche market: Seasonality, consumption structure, production shutdown factors, etc.

Andrey Kostin
General Director
Rupec

Sergey Aftonyuk
Director, Gas Synthesis Technologies
Orgneftekhim Holding

17:30 Conference close