CIS Petrochemicals Conference 2017
On April 6, the 5th CIS Petrochemicals Conference - one of the most significant events of the petrochemical sphere in CIS -has successfully finished in Moscow.
The conference agenda consisted of 12 thematic sections and involved more than 60 speakers and provided its participants with working guidelines for planning their development strategy in the petrochemical sector for years 2017-2020, as well as reviews of key projects, development plans, a forecast and critical assessment of the state of the industry, key technological tasks, innovative solutions directly from petrochemical plants and leading engineering and consulting companies. The high level of the conference is evidenced by the fact that over three days, the conference was attended by more than 350 participants from Russia, CIS and foreign countries, with 35% of the audience being representatives of top management, vice presidents, directors of production, strategic development, capital construction and project management, chief engineers of the largest oil and gas companies and petrochemical and gas chemical plants.
Within the framework of the event, an international conference "Monetization of gas in Russia and the CIS" has also taken place. The conference covered the latest trends and prospects for the development of the natural gas market, an overview of the largest gas chemical projects for the production of methanol, ammonia and urea, as well as the latest technologies for the chemical processing of methane-containing natural gases.
Mr. Mikhail Kozlov, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (RUS) LLC, acted as the chairman of the "Overview of key projects and technologies: MTG, MTO, GTG, GTL" session. At the session, five presentations were made by the representatives of Methanol Institute, INFRA Technology, UOP, DOW, the Petrochemical Synthesis Institute. Topchiev Institute of RAS. According to experts, the problem of associated petroleum gas in Russia remains essential, and the success of gas processing in high-margin products in the world in the coming years will depend on a number of key factors: hydrocarbon raw materials prices, subsoil user taxes, environmental legislation, investment attractiveness of the industry and competitiveness of the innovative technologies.