Gazprom Neft, together with SIBUR, has brought the new Yuzhno-Priobskiy gas processing plant (GPP) into production. The launch of the new facility, on 3 September in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, took place during a tele-conference with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev. Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Vadim Yakovlev, Executive Director, SIBUR, Vladimir Razumov, and OOO Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP CEO Andrey Sherbakov also took part in the official ceremony.
Refining capacity at the Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP totals 900 million cubic meters of associated petroleum gas (APG) per year. The recovery ratio of target components at the GPP will exceed 95 percent, meeting current global standards. Construction of the plant began in February 2014 within the Yuzhno-Priobskoye gas compressor station, and is being completed through a joint enterprise between Gazprom Neft and SIBUR, in which both companies have an equal share. The Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP was designed by NIPIGAZ, Russia’s leading centre for engineering and the construction of enterprises in the oil refining and petrochemicals sector. The plant has been built using the most cutting-edge technologies, is fully compliant with all health, safety and environmental (HSE) requirements, and has been constructed with the engagement of local contractors.
The Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP will become an integral part of the development of the west Siberian petrochemicals complex envisaged under the government’s plan for the development of Russia’s gas and petrochemicals sector to 2030.
Gazprom Neft First Deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev commented: “The development of high-technology production at the Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP will significantly offset the environmental impact of Gazprom Neft’s extractive operations, and will mark another significant step forward in achieving target APG usage. In addition to which, extensive development locally creates jobs, and improves living standards and quality of life throughout all of those regions in which we operate.”
SIBUR Executive Director Vladimir Razumov added: “The implementation of this joint project on the construction of the Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP has become another example of SIBUR’s effective collaboration with oil companies. The refining of APG is an effective means of utilising the by-products of oil production, as well as providing further guarantees in securing the supply of raw materials for SIBUR’s petrochemical plants.”
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company engaged primarily in oil and gas exploration, production, and refining, as well as the production and sale of petroleum products. Production volumes in 2014 totalled 66.25 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), up 6.41 percent on the previous year. Refining volumes totalled 43.48 million tonnes, up two percent on last year. Premium retail-sector sales reached 25.74 million tonnes, an increase of 7.5 percent on 2013.
SIBUR is a uniquely positioned vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. SIBUR owns and operates Russia’s largest gas processing business in terms of associated petroleum gas processing volumes, and is a leader in the Russian petrochemicals industry.
SIBUR operates 26 production sites throughout Russia’s regions. The Group employs more than 25,000 people. The Company sells its products to over 1,400 major customers engaged in the energy, automotive, construction, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), chemical and other industries, throughout approximately 75 countries worldwide.