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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
  • What is at stake: Future gas pricing. Where will current uncertainty take us?
  • Successful monetization strategies for gas and gas chemical production worldwide: A lesson for the CIS to learn
  • Industry trends in the global market of small- and large-scale LNG production

10:30 - Coffee Break

11:00 AMMONIA AND DERIVATIVES

  • Investment landscape of nitrogen fertilizers: current and upcoming projects
  • 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
  • The case of launching new highly-sustainable ammonia production
  • Expanding urea production capacities deeply integrated in the running industry

12:45 - Lunch Break

13:45 IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF CAPITAL PROJECTS

Case study: 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

15:15 - Coffee Break

15:45 ENHANCING PLANT COMMERICAL PERFORMANCE

  • Using off-gases to produce marketable gas chemical products
  • Special presentation: Features of green ammonia production technology. Experience of implementation
  • Plant reconstruction: Ways to revive production through smart modernization
  • Cutting-edge models of advanced control over combined processing of ammonia and industrial gasses
  • Reducing feedstock and energy costs through methanol-ammonia coproduction: the Russian experience
  • 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

  • Who is who? Methanol production landscape in the CIS. Production dynamics and capacity growth forecast
  • China takes the lead: How long is the methanol market expected to grow to meet the demand for MTO
  • (Methanol-to-Olefins) and formaldehyde? China’s market dynamics and demand forecasts
  • One of the world’s biggest methanol production projects: Construction of a gas chemical plant in Ust-Luga
  • Advanced methanol production technologies: What-if analysis and performance
  • Methanol as motor/marine fuel: global trends, prospects for Russia and the CIS
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?

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 INNOVATIVE GAS MONETIZATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Long-term benefits of small-scale GTL (Gas-to-Liquids) production technology in the CIS. Gas monetization experience in US remote fields
  • 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
  • Implementation of the MTO technology in the CIS: Project in Uzbekistan

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?

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.

17:30 Conference close