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

Agenda Day Two - 3rd December

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Vladimir Kapustin, General Director, VNIPI Neft

09:10 - 09:30

Keynote Opening

The Main Objects to be addressed by Russian Downstream Industry during the Economic Crisis

  • Russian downstream market under the current crisis conditions
  • Short overview of the current affairs in Russian oil companies working in refining and petrochemicals
  • The main short-term objectives to be addressed by the oil companies

Vladimir Kapustin, General Director, VNIPI Neft

09:30 - 09:50


Solutions for Upgrading Heavy Fuel Oil
Paul Allan, Senior Account Manager, UOP

09:50 - 10:10

Methaforming: Production of Gasoline from Naphtha and Methanol at 1/3 the Current Cost

  • Replaces naphtha hydrotreating, isomerization, reforming and benzene removal
  • Comparable yields to CCR reforming and isomerization with recycle
  • Low cost conversion of existing semi-regen reformer improves yields over $50 million/year
  • Currently looking for existing idle naphtha hydrotreater for low-cost conversion into a commercial demonstration unit

Stephen Sims, President, NGTS North America

10:10 - 10:30

Development of Modern Catalysts the Oil Refining

Raushan Telyashev, General Director, All Russian Research Institute of Oil Refining

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:20

Innovative Approach to Building Integrated Oil and Gas Refining and Petrochemical Complexes

Dr. Saadet Asker-zade, Institute of Petrochemical Processes of Azerbaijan

11:20 - 11:40


Russian Downstream: Old Problems and New Realities

  • Examining the scale and causes of decreasing volumes of oil refining in Russia
  • How do tax manoeuvres and drop in oil process affect the refining margin in Russia
  • Economic crisis as a factor of decreasing demand for petrochemicals on internal market
  • Analysing the probability of auto petrol shortages in Russia caused by transition to Euro 5 standard in 2016

Yakov Ruderman, General Director, IG Petromarket

11:40 - 12:00

Achieving Effective Compliance with CIS Regulatory Requirements

  • Impact of new regulatory requirements of the Customs Union on CIS refining and petrochemical industry
  • Complying with the Customs Union’s national regulations and standards to effectively compete at the CIS market
  • Complying with international and national regulatory frameworks for modernising treatment facilities


12:00 - 12:20

Topical Issues of Quality of Fuel in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Context of the Requirements of Technical Regulations for Motor Fuels CU

Akmaral Kalmuratova, Director, Independent Centre of Expertise of Oil Products 'Organic'


12:20 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30


  • Examining the current priorities and future requirements for modernisation and expansion programmes of refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Understanding how the 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 

Round table 1: Vyacheslav Boutkov, Head of Production, Severodonetsk ORGKHIM, Ukraine
Round table 2: Sergey Tukach, 1st Deputy Director General, Chief Engineer, Mozyr Oil Refinery, Belarus

14:30 - 14:40

Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference