Gazprom Neft’s Q1 2020 results show improved energy efficiency (in terms of fuel, energy and power consumption) at the company’s directly-owned Russian refineries in Moscow and Omsk, achieving total savings of more than RUB100 million from various energy-efficiency initiatives. Increasing energy efficiency throughout its production processes is a key priority in Gazprom Neft’s refinery development programme.
The Moscow and Omsk Refineries completed seven energy-saving projects between January and April 2020. Work on modernising the steam-consumption system was completed at the Moscow Refinery, and heat-exchanging equipment replaced at the high-octane gasoline-components production facility. The Omsk Refinery was able to reduce heat losses in operating its catalytic reforming unit, as well as optimising the operation of process furnaces at the light-gasoline-faction isomerization unit. The Omsk Refinery’s solar-energy plant has made a major contribution to cutting energy costs — the first renewable-energy facility in the region, commissioned in 2019. Both refineries are continuing work on implementing energy-saving solutions, with a total 32 projects directed at improving energy efficiency planned for 2020.
“Improving energy efficiency means better operational efficiency in production — most importantly in making it possible to preserve natural resources. We are constantly upgrading our energy infrastructure in order to achieve that goal, implementing digital management and control systems, and increasing our usage of renewable energy sources.”Vladimir Andreev Head of the Energy Department at Gazprom Neft’s Logistics, Processing and Sales Directorate
Gazprom Neft is currently involved in a full-scale modernisation programme at its Omsk and Moscow refineries, involving cumulative investment of more than RUB550 billion. The first stage of this programme has involved plants moving over to the exclusive production of modern, environmentally friendly Euro−5 fuels. The implementation of the second phase of this modernisation programme is now ongoing, as a result of which the refining depth (“conversion factor”) and light product yield are expected to exceed those of leading global producers.