What projects are being planned and implemented in the Caspian and Central Asian regions?
We have prepared a summary of the projects in the refining and petrochemical industries of the region, you can find them here.
09:00 WELCOME SPEECH
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
09:10 CENTRAL ASIA (CA) THROUGH THE PRISM OF GLOBAL TRENDS
Environmental policy of the oil refining industry – some international insights
Regional Director in Central Asia, Caucasus, Ukraine and Belarus
Shifting geopolitics of Central Asian energy sector
PRISM POLITICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Power shift in the Central Asian market – downstream development forecast – regional projects completed, ongoing and in the pipeline
Petroleum products market in Central Asia: Overview of export geography, regional trade flows, pricing
Vice President, Caspian Region and Central Asia
11:00 PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MODERNIZATION AND CONSTRUCTION
Case Study: PMC role in SOCAR Carbamide plant (Ammonia and Urea Complex) implementation
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Avoiding delays and overspend in major construction projects – challenges and solutions
Coordination of project and operational activities at the existing production sites in the region – modernization, specific equipment upgrades and updating individual types of equipment, process re-engineering
Senior Vice President – Russia and CIS Region
Options for attracting foreign investment in major capital projects – examples of equity investment and participating debt
Best practices for attracting investment capital – success tools and local context of financial instruments in Central Asia
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN
Choosing the right contract strategy for major investment projects – project management organization structure and partnerships.
14:00 INNOVATION AND ITS APPLICATION IN DOWNSTREAM OF CENTRAL ASIA
Case study: Deploying advanced refining technology: A case of large-scale modernisation of Pavlodar Refinery
Growing refining margins through new cost-effective refining solutions
IMO 2020 changes and its impact on the bottom-of-the-barrel processing: The leading technology to produce quality bitumen.
Catalytic technologies – Comparative analysis of specifications to meet refining challenges
Director, Technical Sales, CIS
How to increase the operational efficiency and durability of Polyolefin plants using Labyrinth type compressors
Sales Manager, Petrochemicals Industry
Latest developments in polyolefin production: Polyethylene and polypropylene
Production of olefins – Case study of a project using new technology
Aromatics – Optimising refining processes
The latest innovations for production optimisation via processing by-products
16:00 ROUND TABLE: STRATEGIC SOLIDARITY: RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
ANALYSIS OF ONGOING INTERACTIONS AND POSSIBLE SCENARIOS OF DOWNSTREAM COOPERATION
In recent years the number of projects that are implemented or planned in Russia and Central Asia has led to wonder whether the continuing partnership of the two neighbours is sustainable. During the round table, matters of fuel market glut, possible sales destinations, analysis of production capacities and competitive performance will be addressed.
Experts from think tanks, government and production will be involved in the discussions.
Export potential and competitive edge
Impact of production capacities in Russia on export opportunities for Central Asia
Balance between existing/projected capacity
Probability of fuel deficit/surplus in the event of refining capacity build-up in Central Asia and Russia
Logistics partner role
17:00 END OF DAY ONE
09:00 OVERVIEW OF MAJOR PROJECTS
Energy sector of Kazakhstan – Latest updates on refining and the most recent plans on its strategic development
Сonstruction project in Uzbekistan – Refinery in the Jizzakh Region. Updates and outlook
Construction of SOCAR gas processing and petrochemical complex.
Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex – A case of modernisation and reconstruction. Update on process diversification, including delayed cokers and tar deasphaltizers, diesel and gasoline hydrotreatment units, catalytic isodewaxers, fuel oil catalytic crackers, hydrogen production facilities, etc.
The current state of Kyrgyz downstream and its development prospects
Chairman of the Boards
11:15 SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Logistical constraints in downstream businesses – specific features of transport in Central Asia. Cargo traffic dynamics, bottlenecks and de-bottlenecking.
11:45 GAS MONETIZATION IN CENTRAL ASIA
GTL production of liquid fuels from purified methane – Building a large GTL plant for synthetic fuels production embedded in a gas chemical complex
Using advanced technologies for better profitability of gas-to-petrochemicals – economic efficiency of oxidative coupling of methane
12:30 DISCUSSION: BEST OPTIONS FOR ADVANCING GAS REFINING - WHAT TECHNOLOGIES MEET THE REGION-SPECIFIC NEEDS
Export sales potential
Prakash Kejriwal, Director, INDORAMA
Arman Mauleshev, General Director, KAZAZOT
Takhmina Nagumanova, Deputy General Director for Corporate Development, KAZAZOT
14:00 OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Case study: Reducing refinery accident rates by improving preventive and regular maintenance: A case of a major European refinery
Improving mean time between failures (MTBF) through better operational reliability – Implementation a three-year turnaround interval on a major regional refinery
Application of big data management technology for production control
15:00 DISCUSSION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: ARE WE READY?
Ravil Kabdulrakhimov, Chairman of the Board, POLYMVER PRODUCTION
16:00 ROUNDTABLE BRAINSTORMING: OIL REFINING AND PETROCHEMISTRY OF CENTRAL ASIA: "ACE IN THE HOLE" OR THE "ACHILLES' HEEL"?
Director of oil and gas industry facilities design centre
Shortage of skills
Difficulties in interactions between project owners and contractors
Project partners communication failures
Wrong source data
Securing financial support
What technologies can boost the effectiveness of capital construction projects in the region
Revisiting construction rules and regulations (SNiP) – needs and potential effects