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DOWNSTREAM CASPIAN AND CENTRAL ASIA

04 – 05 December   |   Almaty, Kazakhstan

AGENDA

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.

08:00 Registration and morning coffee

09:00 WELCOME SPEECH

Magsum Mirzagaliyev
Vice-Minister
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

 

Uzakbay Karabalin
Deputy Chairman
KAZENERGY

09:10 CENTRAL ASIA (CA) THROUGH THE PRISM OF GLOBAL TRENDS

Environmental policy of the oil refining industry – some international insights
Victor Kovalenko
Regional Director in Central Asia, Caucasus, Ukraine and Belarus
EY

Shifting geopolitics of Central Asian energy sector
Kate Mallinson
Managing Director
PRISM POLITICAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Power shift in the Central Asian market – downstream development forecast – regional projects completed, ongoing and in the pipeline
Ivan Khomutov
General Director
PETROMARKET

Petroleum products market in Central Asia: Overview of export geography, regional trade flows, pricing
Timur Ilyasov
Vice President, Caspian Region and Central Asia
ARGUS MEDIA

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MODERNIZATION AND CONSTRUCTION

Case Study: PMC role in SOCAR Carbamide plant (Ammonia and Urea Complex) implementation
Marko Hartikainen
Technical Manager
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

 

Jaakko Laine
Account Manager
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Avoiding delays and overspend in major construction projects – challenges and solutions
Damianos Efthymiadis
General Director
SEMARCO

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
Gianni Bardazzi
Senior Vice President – Russia and CIS Region
MAIRE TECNIMONT

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
Serik Akhmetov
Senior Banker
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN

Choosing the right contract strategy for major investment projects – project management organization structure and partnerships.

13:00 Networking lunch

Sponsored by:

14:00 INNOVATION AND ITS APPLICATION IN DOWNSTREAM OF CENTRAL ASIA

PARALLEL SESSIONS
REFINING
Case study: Deploying advanced refining technology: A case of large-scale modernisation of Pavlodar Refinery

Growing refining margins through new cost-effective refining solutions
Fanil Abdulin
Technical Representative
DOW

IMO 2020 changes and its impact on the bottom-of-the-barrel processing: The leading technology to produce quality bitumen.
Vincent Frate
Sales Manager
POERNER GROUP

Catalytic technologies – Comparative analysis of specifications to meet refining challenges
Vladimir Yegorov
Director, Technical Sales, CIS
GRACE
PETROCHEMICALS
How to increase the operational efficiency and durability of Polyolefin plants using Labyrinth type compressors
Lukas Stirnemann
Sales Manager, Petrochemicals Industry
BURCKHARDT COMPRESSION

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

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 ROUND TABLE: STRATEGIC SOLIDARITY: RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
ANALYSIS OF ONGOING INTERACTIONS AND POSSIBLE SCENARIOS OF DOWNSTREAM COOPERATION

Session Chair:
Ivan Khomutov
General Director
PETROMARKET

 

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

18:00 Gala Dinner

08:00 Welcome coffee

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
Melis Turgunbayev
Chairman of the Boards
KYRGYZNEFTEGAZ

10:45 Coffee break

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

Session Chair:
Igor Girnyk
Country Manager
DOW EUROPE

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

  • Logistics barriers
  • Export sales potential
Prakash Kejriwal, Director, INDORAMA
Arman Mauleshev, General Director, KAZAZOT
Takhmina Nagumanova, Deputy General Director for Corporate Development, KAZAZOT

13:00 Networking lunch

Sponsored by: 

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
Alexey Lebedev
General Director
AVEVA

15:00 DISCUSSION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: ARE WE READY?

Ravil Kabdulrakhimov, Chairman of the Board, POLYMVER PRODUCTION

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 ROUNDTABLE BRAINSTORMING: OIL REFINING AND PETROCHEMISTRY OF CENTRAL ASIA: "ACE IN THE HOLE" OR THE "ACHILLES' HEEL"?

Session Chair:
Murzabek Kuangaliyev
Director of oil and gas industry facilities design centre
KING

 

  • Logistics
  • Financing
  • Regional context
  • 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
Arystan Galiyev, Project Management Director, KAZAKH INVEST
Nurlan Maksutov, President, KYRGYZ PETROLEUM COMPANY
Nuriya Mufteyeva, General Director, CONDENSATE

17:30 END OF THE CONFERENCE