Refining and manufacturing
In refining, Gazprom Neft remains focused on upgrading refining facilities and increasing operational efficiency. The company is running the second stage of a major modernisation programme across refineries to step up conversion rate to 98% and raise the yield of light products to 80%.
The conversion rate at company refineries and the yield of both light products and high value-added products such as motor fuels, bitumen products and petrochemicals both increased in 2020. The company also completed the largest construction projects seen in the last five years at two of its refineries: the Euro+ combined oil refining unit (CORU) at the Moscow Refinery and the delayed coking unit at the Pančevo refinery.
A range of measures taken to minimise both the risk of COVID-19 spreading and the impact of the pandemic on operating processes ensured the sustainability and continuity of operations and investment activities across the company’s refineries. Gazprom Neft’s investment programme was implemented as planned.
A weaker demand for petroleum products from the Russian and global economies following the COVID-19 pandemic hit the output of the company’s refineries as well. In 2020, output was 40.4 mt, down 2.6% on 2019.
|Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery||20.48||19.58||21.00||20.72||19.77|
|Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery||10.71||9.37||10.50||10.08||10.02|
|NIS Gazprom Neft holds a 56.15% stake in NIS, a company that owns two refineries (in Pančevo and Novi Sad), production projects in the Balkans and Angola, and a filling station network.||3.10||3.34||3.55||3.14||3.32|
|Mozyr Refinery Share of Gazprom Neft PJSC||0.13||0.08||–||–||–|
|TOTAL REFINING THROUGHPUT ACROSS GAZPROM NEFT GROUP||41.89||40.11||42.91||41.47||40.39|
|Bitumen and coke||2.19||2.73||3.07||2.95||3.27|
|TOTAL OUTPUT OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS||39.95||38.63||41.40||40.23||39.43|
The company significantly increased its output of motor fuels, bitumen materials and petrochemicals. The output of motor gasolines and diesel fuels increased to 21 mt, up 5.5% against 2019. This increase was driven by the launch of the Euro+ combined oil refining unit despite macroeconomic headwinds.
The output of bitumen materials grew by 310,000 tonnes, or 11.2%, driven by flat road-building volumes in Russia and a favourable price environment on global markets. The output of petrochemicals was up 5.0%.
The COVID-19-related decline in air and maritime transportation across the globe in 2020 decreased the output of jet and marine fuel, compared with 2019.
Throughout 2020, the company continued implementing major investment projects as part of its second phase of technological and environmental upgrades across refineries. Our comprehensive modernisation programme pursues strategic goals in refining, such as increasing the conversion rate to 98% by 2025 and improving environmental performance of operations.
In particular, the Omsk Refinery is finalising the installation of its primary-refining unit, deep conversion complex, delayed coking unit and diesel fuel hydrotreating/dewaxing unit. December 2020 saw the deep conversion complex (a hydrocracking unit, hydrogen production unit and sulfur unit) made ready for start-up, as well as initial steps taken to bring the complex to normal operation.
In July 2020, the Moscow Refinery officially launched Russia’s first Euro+ CORU. This unit will increase the output of motor gasoline by 15%, diesel fuel by 40% and jet fuel by 100%. The company’s investments totalled ₽98 billion.
This launch marks the completion of a crucial major project. Bearing in mind that this is the industry’s largest plant of this kind in the region, we can safely say that the country’s leading equipment manufacturers, research institutes and construction companies have all been involved in implementing a major project – and one that is very much needed in the Moscow region.
I’d like to thank everyone for their professionalism and, of course, for the team spirit that has developed over the course of this work.
Russian technologies and equipment have led to the creation of a highly automated, genuinely cutting-edge facility, packed with digital technologies and solutions.VLADIMIR PUTIN President of the Russian Federation
The Moscow Refinery continues building an automated on-spot loading unit for light products and has moved to the preparation of a deep conversion complex construction project. The future complex using hydrocracking and delayed coking technologies will increase the conversion rate to almost 100%.
The Pančevo Refinery completed and commissioned a new deep conversion complex that leverages delayed coking of vacuum residue to eliminate fuel oil production.
At Slavneft-YANOS sulphuric acid production unit reached guaranteed performance, which will improve the refinery’s environmental safety and nable flexible production flows. The refinery continues to implement a number of technical development and performance improvement projects, including the construction of a deep conversion complex.
Striving to achieve its strategic goal of becoming a technology leader and a global safety and performance benchmark by 2030, the company established Gazpromneft-Industrial Innovations, an industrial innovations technology centre.