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

Thursday, 3rd of December

09:00 - 16:30

09:00    Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Best practices in Process Optimisation and Asset Management

 09:10    Success Factors for the Modernisation of CIS Downstream Assets

  • Key objectives and long-term success factors for upgrading downstream assets
  • Depreciation of downstream assets and modernisation strategies for a better future
  • Advanced technology tools for shaping CIS refining and petrochemical industry

09:30    Advanced Petroleum Refining for Improving the Quality of Petroleum Products

  • Decreasing costs of high-octane products of Euro-4 and Euro-5 manufacture
  • Improving internal day-to-day processes with the use of new processes, equipment or more efficient catalysts
  • Innovative technology solutions to ensure sustained profitability

09:50    Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Processes in the Petrochemical Industry

10:10    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

 10:40    Morning Refreshments and Networking


 11:10    Risks of Turnkey Projects

3/4 shortlisted companies will have 20 minutes to present their solutions to a specific challenge that an operator is facing. The session will be led by a moderator and presentations will be followed by a 30 minute debate/panel discussion surrounding what the companies have presented. Following the discussion attendees will vote and select the winner.

 12:30    Networking Lunch


 13:40    Russian Downstream: Old Problems and New Realities I Российский downstream: старые проблемы и новая реальность

  • Examining the scale and causes of decreasing volumes of oil refining in Russia I Снижение объемовпереработки нефти в России: причины и масштабы
  • How do tax manoeuvres and drop in oil process affect the refining margin in Russia I Влияние налогового маневра и падения цен на нефть на маржу переработки в России
  • Economic crisis as a factor of decreasing demand for petrochemicals on internal market I Экономический кризис как фактор падения спроса на нефтепродукты на внутреннемрынке
  • Analysing the probability of auto petrol shortages in Russia caused by transition to Euro 5 standard in 2016 I 

 14:00    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

 14:20    Panel discussion: How to Achieve Supply-Demand Balance in the CIS Market?

  • Impact of oil price on global flows and local trends in refined production trade flows in the CIS
  • Achieving supply-demand balance at the CIS market through improving the quality and diversity of products
  • Advanced mechanisms for production and trade forecasting
  • Strategies for more accurate end-user consumption forecasting

14:45    Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

 15:15    Refinery Roundtables

  • 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

 16:30    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference

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