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CIS PETROCHEMICALS

11 – 12 April 2019   |   Moscow, Russia

AGENDA

08:00 - Registration and morning coffee

09:15 Keynote presentation.
Global petrochemicals: Present and future.

  • Current and future trends in global petrochemicals
  • Development strategies for petrochemical facilities

09:35 Keynote presentation.
Green is the colour. What plastics recycling could offer producers?

  • To ban or not to ban: Is there life without plastics?
  • The role of circular economy trends in petrochemical business
  • What does the future hold for recycled polyolefins?

09:55 Keynote presentation.
Are politics and business hand and glove?

  • Is global political instability gaining ground?
  • China-US trade war: Implications for global industry
  • Anti-Russian sanctions in O&G: Boon or bane?

10:15 KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: WHAT IS BEYOND THE HORIZON?

  • What is the next breakthrough in petrochemicals over the coming 15 years?
  • Life ‘beyond’ base polymers: Is it high time go further downstream for the CIS producers?
  • Innovative business models to advance production
  • Regional and global trends in petrochemical feedstock balance

11:15 - Coffee Break

12:00 GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

  • Growing Asia: Who is the next big player? What does it mean for the global petrochemical sector?
  • US petrochemicals: 300+ new projects and a $185 bln investment. What is going to happen with the global market after the US ethylene capacity grows by 50%?
  • Feedstock monetisation strategy in the Middle East. What do they know that we don’t?
  • Tax landscape and global competitiveness of the Russian petrochemical sector

13:00 - Lunch Break

14:00 ZERO TO ONE: HOW TO MAKE BIG INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN A HIGH-RISK SECTOR

Special presentation: Best practices in optimising and shortening the cycle of due diligence in petrochemical capital projects

DISCUSSION
  • Ways for a project owner to enhance project management flexibility under high risk and uncertainty
  • CIS-specific due diligence. What do foreign partners should be aware of?
  • Key challenges facing project decision-making before the final investment decision
  • Ways to adapt to unpredictable government regulations and tax policies

16:00 - Coffee Break

16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE BIG MONEY FOR BIG PROJECTS. PROJECT FINANCING STRATEGIES

Amid a soaring number of projects, the growing role of Chinese finance in Russia and Central Asia, ongoing sanctions pressure against Russia, and new government support vehicles, the industry faces new challenges and opportunities.

Special presentation: First-ever practical experience in syndicated loan fundraising: A case of a large-scale petrochemical project in Russia

DISCUSSION
  • Effective instruments of attracting big, cheap, and long money for chemical investment projects in the CIS market
  • Project financing techniques for elevated risks of ‘screwing up’ and increasingly expensive loans
  • Investment cooperation opportunities with China and Asia

END OF THE FIRST DAY

08:00 Morning Coffee

09:00 PETROCHEMICAL KNOW-HOW: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR HIGH VALUE-ADDED CHEMICALS PRODUCTION

Keenly investigated by the government, investors and producers, export-oriented localization of chemical SMEs is a familiar tune in the region. The Russian Government has gone as far as implementing an ambitious strategy to support this trend in chemical development. Thus, there is clearly an interest, funding, and support in the market.

Yet one question remains – where the technology can be sourced? It is common knowledge that licenses are not readily available for most of the high-tech products from the top of the polymer pyramid, including those based on polysulfones, isocyanates, and organic peroxides. What can businesses do if they fail to procure the technology? What are the actual ways to develop such production?

Special presentation:
Successful cases of foreign technology transfer in the petrochemical sector
DISCUSSION:

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 WHAT IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION

  • Aliphatic isocyanates: A review of global production. Localisation and commercialisation prospects for Russia and CIS
  • Cutting capital costs in petrochemical production through HPPO (Hydrogen-Peroxide-to-Propylene-Oxide) technology
Case study:
How the COTC (Crude Oil-to-Chemicals) disruptive technology is re-shaping the global petrochemical industry. COTC implementation prospects: A case of a $20 bln petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia
Special presentation:
'Departmentalization' of petrochemicals in a vertically integrated oil and gas company
  • Best practices for optimising a petrochemical organisational structure in a major vertically integrated company
  • Oil giants establishing a petrochemical division from scratch: Practical examples
  • Factors affecting an organisational structure of an oil and gas company

12:45 Lunch Coffee

13:45 REFINERY-PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION. CAN IT WORK IN THE CIS?

The abundance of base chemicals investment projects in the CIS makes one wonder how will the ratio of three main feedstocks (naphtha, LPG, ethane) change in the mid-term? It is common knowledge that ethane is the most desirable raw material in global petrochemistry. However, access to ethane in case of greenfield production is rather limited worldwide, except for North America and Central Asia. The question is how to build competitive advantages without ethane?

In the current market conditions, integration of oil refining and petrochemistry is making sense for many oil refineries in the region and can be a reasonable option for expanding the petrochemical raw materials base. Yet the current landscape keeps triggering more questions than answers.

Special presentation:
Synergy between refining and petrochemical production. What works, what doesn’t, and why?
  • Cases of successful integration
  • Process efficiency evaluation
  • Product and feedstock diversification opportunities
DISCUSSION:
  • Are there commercially viable scenarios of integrating petrochemical production into brownfield refineries in Russia and the CIS?
  • What is the cost performance of various means of integrating refining crude hydrocarbon flows into petrochemical production?
  • What are the new designs of production and integration (steam-cracker, light olefins, C5 – C12, heavy aromatic hydrocarbons, etc.)?
  • What are the innovative models for product basket optimization?

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 PETROCHEMICALS IN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY PARADIGM

  • A large-scale project of digitalizing production and business processes. Case study of SIBUR, Russia’s largest petrochemicals holding
  • Steam-cracker revamp. What are the next steps to be taken after petrochemical modernisation is no longer economically feasible?
  • Plastics industry dilemma. Why now is a high time to think about biotechnology?

17:30 Conference close