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Gazprom Neft expands its collaboration with Russian digital-solutions producers

The Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery has deployed an automated production control system for a high-octane gasoline component facility — all hardware and software components for which, including equipment memory hardware and software, were developed by Russian companies based in Novosibirsk and Ekaterinburg. The new complex will control both technological processes and the installation’s safety features. The deployment of this new digital solution forms part of Gazprom Neft’s digital development programme for its refining facilities.

The control complex receives and processes information from more than 2,000 sensors, including temperature, pressure, ongoing fuel and steam consumption and equipment-loading data, in real time. Cutting-edge technological solutions mean the control system can determine and maintain the most effective regime for the fulfilment of production plans. Automatic safety controls, where necessary, include emergency protection mechanisms, guaranteeing the reliability of all production processes.

“The successful deployment of an entirely domestically-produced control system at the Moscow Refinery demonstrates how competitive technological products are being developed through the joint efforts of Russian specialists — mathematicians, programmers and manufacturers. Gazprom Neft will continue to develop its portfolio of domestically-produced automated solutions guaranteeing the efficient and reliable management of its production assets.”
Sergei Ovichnnikov
Sergei Ovichnnikov Head of Control Systems and Digitalisation Department (Downstream), Gazprom Neft
“The ongoing automation of working processes is a major stage in modernising the Moscow Refinery. Relying on mathematical modelling and the outcomes of data processing, we will, in the near future, be able to manage production still more efficiently, further improving safety and maintaining consistently high product quality, to greater economic benefit.”
Vitaly Zuber
Vitaly Zuber Director General, Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery
“Developing and producing digitisation production technologies is an ambitious and urgent task faced by every modern industrial enterprise. Gazprom Neft’s continued support for Russian manufacturers’ digital solutions is particularly important to us.”
Gleb Batalin
Gleb Batalin Commercial Director, Prosoft-Systems, hardware developer of the complex
“Being involved in the digital development of Russia’s industrial enterprises always means interesting and important projects. We are delighted that our specialists’ knowledge and experience in software development has helped develop solutions for automating production at the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery.”
Renald Saitov
Renald Saitov Director General, software development company SUER
Notes for editors

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 allowed the enterprise to transfer 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 increase to match the highest international standards.