The Gazprom Neft Downstream Division continues its digital transformation under the Single Asset management framework, based on digital solutions covering the entire value chain and aiming to improve production process flexibility and the performance of key business processes, optimise resources and minimise deviations.
In 2020, the hydrocarbon feedstock supply segment started to roll out a digital oil supply management system. The solution optimises the distribution and sale of all produced crude, as well as feedstock delivery to own and customers’ refineries according to the market situation, as well as internal and external demand.
All data on crude supplies and changes in demand for petroleum products are collated by the Gazprom Neft Efficiency Control Centre, where a cross-functional team uses advanced big data analysis, predictive analytics and state-of-the-art digital tools in a shared digital environment to manage the whole chain from refinery to sales. The centre creates an optimum production plan with due regard for production and logistic constraints, while monitoring inventories and managing the quality and quantities of petroleum products.
These plans are being executed by the Gazprom Neft Refinery Production Control Centre, which has, at its core, IT tools built into a digital continuous production platform. The platform, developed jointly by Gazprom Neft and Zyfra Group, will integrate these refinery facilities and key production control systems. With accurate mathematical models of process facilities (digital twins), the production control centre will ensure a safe and optimum production flow that factors in the energy mix and the economic impacts of production chains at company refineries.
Stemming from a high level of digitisation, this degree of process flexibility along with the company’s value chain results in maximum efficiency; for example, being able to offer the right product slate and quantities for the market demand, anticipate changes in market demand, and achieve maximum operational efficiency in all segments of the chain.
Company refineries: 2020 highlights
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Upgrade and technological development
Key projects implemented in 2020
Plans for 2021
Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery
Second phase of the refinery modernisation programme
Second phase of the aromatics complex revamp completed, with advanced processing of benzene concentrate from Unit L-35–11–600 now commissioned
Crude storage tanks converted for winter diesel fuel as part of the second phase of the modernisation programme
Oily waste processing, recycling and treatment site commissioned
TSU-0.5 (hybrid) bunker fuel production line onstream
Deep conversion complex now ready for start-up, with commissioning activities and ramp-up underway
Deep conversion complex commissioning and ramp up to full production
Complete the revamp and commissioning of a number of process units, including the catalytic reformer, diesel hydrotreater, delayed coker, refinery flare system, etc.
Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery
Construction of Euro+ combined oil refining unit completed
First phase of a multifunctional office and production complex construction project completed
Commission the revamped visbreaker (AT-VB)
Active implementation of the second phase of the refinery modernisation programme, including sulphur unit, hydrocracker and delayed coker construction
Deep conversion complex, based on delayed vacuum residue coking technology, commissioned
Engineering and design under the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCU) Revamp and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) Unit Construction project
Wet Catalysis–2 hydrogen sulphide removal unit achieved guaranteed performance
First phase of the sulphur unit revamp completed
Continue construction of the deep conversion complex
Continue the upgrade of the VT-6 unit
Complete the upgrade of the gas-loading rack
Complete the upgrade of the sealed bitumen loading rack
0.00 Gazprom Neft’s share in the Mozyr Refinery’s refining volumes is subject to the oil supply schedule to the refinery, as approved by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The company may process up to 50% of oil supplied to the refinery. Actual refining volumes will depend on the refinery’s economic efficiency. The company did not process any of its oil at the Mozyr Refinery under tolling arrangements in 2020.
Construction of the heavy residue hydrocracker
Complete the construction and installation of the heavy residue hydrocracker and start commissioning