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  • This year the CIS Downstream Summit will be co-located with The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit!

Agenda Day One - 2nd December

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Address from World Refining Association

09:05 - 09:15

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Dr Claus-Peter Haelsig, VP Process & Technology, FLUOR
Yakov Polunkin, General Director, Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim

09:15 - 09:30

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AZERBAIJAN’S AND THE REGION’S DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY

Keynote Welcome Address from the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s Plans for Developing its Downstream Industry
Natig Abbasov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan

09:30 - 09:45

Keynote Address from SOCAR

Modernisation of Existing Refining Assets and Construction of New Petrochemical Facilities as Key Priorities for 2016-2018

09:45 - 10:00

Prospects for the Future Development of the Oil and Oil Refining Industry of Kazakhstan

Alisher Argimbayev, Deputy Head, Oil Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

10:00 - 10:20

Investment Strategies for Implementing Large-scale Refining and Petrochemical Projects

  • Assessing completion related risks
  • Demand and supply issues – addressing cyclical nature of the business and competition
  • Environmental concerns

Tolga Erguven, Principal Banker of Energy, Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia Unit, EBRD

10:20 - 11:00

SPEED NETWORKING AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

11:00 - 11:20

SOCAR Polymer Project Finance Study

Farid Jafarov, General Manager, SOCAR Polymer

11:20 - 11:40

The Current Stage of Development of Oil Refining in Bashneft

Yakov Polunkin, General Director, Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim

11:40 - 12:00

BEST PRACTICES IN PROCESS OPTIMISATION AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Maximising Value across Oil, Gas and Mining Value Chains through Chemistry Expertise, Industry Knowledge and Advanced Innovation
Adriano Gentilucci, Commercial Director, Dow Oil, Gas & Mining

12:00 - 12:20

Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Processes in the Petrochemical Industry

Abulfaz Ismail Babayev, Head of, Sumgait Municipality

12:20 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Best-Practice Management Strategies for Effective Project Execution

  • Strategies of effective communication for reducing “information gaps” between EPC contractors and project management
  • What are the best-practice management strategies for a successful long-term cooperation?
  • Analysing proven international project management strategies for a successful adoption at the CIS market

Panellists:
Dmitry Kolobov, Corporate Strategy Director, SIBUR
Sergey Golosov, Deputy Chairman, Severodonetsk ORGKHIM
Akmaral Kalmuratova, Director, Independent Centre of Expertise of Oil Products 'Organic'
Vagif Abbasov, Director, Institute of Petrochemical processes of Azerbaijan

13:00 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 15:30

CIS REFINERY ROUNDTABLES

  • Examining the current priorities and future requirements for modernisation and expansion programmes of refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Understanding how facilities are constructed, modernised and upgraded to comply with the CIS technical regulations
  • Discussing what technologies are sought to be applied disclosing opportunities for partnerships

 

Roundtable 1: Elman Ismaylov, Director General, Socar Baku Refinery
                      Oktai Naftaliev, Director General, SOCAR Azerchemia plant Ethylene Polyethylene

Roundtable 2: Oleg Belyavsky, Director General, Omsk Refinery
                       Yakov Polunkin, General Director, Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim       

15:30 - 15:50

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

15:50 - 16:10

The Current State of Development of the Petrochemical Industry in Kazakhstan

Raushan Sarmurzina, Executive Secretary of the Council on Science and Technology, KAZMUNAYGAS

16:10 - 16:30

Engineering for the Future, Value Engineer your Project

  • The key differences between refinery revamp and new-built projects
  • In which phase of the project operating cost and capital cost outlay are fixed and how they can be influenced
  • Efficient use of Value Improvement Practices as one of the differentiators

 Fred Baars, Senior Process Director, Fluor Energy and Chemicals

16:30 - 16:50

Revamping Your Crude Distillation Unit for Maximal Energy Efficiency & Uptime

How to increase capacity in CDU process while:

  • maximizing energy efficiency
  • minimizing required investments into utility systems or feed pump capacity
  • using existing available plot space

       Eva Andersson, Global Marketing Manager - Refinery Business, Alfa Laval Lund AB

16:50 - 17:30

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR INCREASED PROFITABILITY

Panel DISCUSSION

Operational Excellence as an Integral Part of the CIS Refining and Petrochemical Industry

·         How to translate the business values strategies and policies into action?
·         How to create a sustainable continuous improvement framework?

  • What are the strategies for short-term and long-term improvement?
  • What are the best criteria for monitoring and measuring process performance in the refining and petrochemical industry?

Panellists:

Dmitry Kolobov, Corporate Strategy Director, SIBUR
Sergey Golosov, Deputy Chairman, Severodonetsk ORGKHIM
Akmaral Kalmuratova, Director, Independent Centre of Expertise of Oil Products 'Organic'
Vagif Abbasov, Director, Institute of Petrochemical processes of Azerbaijan

17:30 - 19:00

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

19:00

Gala Dinner and the 15th Annual Awards Ceremony