Gazprom intends to build a gas-to-chemicals complex in Yamal
» Gazprom intends to build a gas-to-chemicals…
Gazprom is preparing a construction project in the Yamal peninsula. The project implies the construction of a gas-to-chemicals complex: production of polymers on the premises of Bovanenkovo play, informs Vedomosti.
Gazprom is now considering the opportunity to build the plant with the capacity of 3 MTPA based on MTO technology (methanol-to-olefins). This technology allows to produce ethylene and propylene from dry gas via the preliminary release of methanol.
To date, Gazprom has only one gas-to-chemicals project in Yamal – Novourengoy Gas Chemical Complex with the capacity of 400k tonnes of polymers. This complex is under construction since 1993, the completion of the project is regularly shifted.
Bovanenkovo cluster includes three fields – Bovanenkovo, Kharasavey, and Kruzenshtern. Total extraction projected by Gazprom is about 180 billion cm of gas per annum. Along with development of deeper deposits, the company plans to increase gas extraction to about 217-223 billion cm after 2030.
Gazprom has already discussed plans on involving the consortium of foreign companies headed by Russian Direct Investment Fund. Among the potential project participants are Saudi SABIC and Azerbaijan’s SOCAR.
Volgograd Oil Refinery will replace deasphaltization unit and will modernise its oil production
LUKOIL-Volgogradneftepererabotka is building a vacuum gasoil fractionation block and a deasphaltization unit. The facilities are being built within refinery modernisation programme, which implies the release of high-quality and eco-friendly fuels and oils. The production of components of basic oils will be modernised as a result of construction of hydrotreated vacuum gasoil fractionation unit. Then the…
About 14,000 tons of benzene exported from Atyrau refinery
By Kamila Aliyeva Atyrau oil refinery became the first in Kazakhstan to supply benzene – a raw material for petrochemicals – for export, Kazinform reported. “In the past 2017, as many as 8,951 tons of benzene or 104 percent of the planned amount was produced. Since the beginning of the production of benzene, up to…
Stability is essential. Surgutneftegas intends to maintain oil output in 2018 at about 61 mtpa
Surgutneftegas has been maintaining oil production level steady in recent years. As a reminder, 2016 registered growth of Surgutneftegas crude output by 0,4% totaling 61.849 m t. The company expects to maintain this trend in the future. Most of Surgutneftegas fields are old and long-standing ones, which gives no reason to hope for explosive growth….