Innovations in oil refining and petrochemistry

The Company’s oil refining enterprises have implemented projects that aim to produce new types of products and improve the environmental friendliness of production.

Innovations introduced in oil refining
Area Key achievements
RECONSTRUCTION AND MODERNISATION OF MOSCOW OIL REFINERY Transition of the Moscow Oil Refinery to the use of a cracking catalyst manufactured by Gazprom Neft.
In 2014, the Moscow Oil Refinery switched to the use of the M biceolyte catalyst for catalytic cracking that was previously developed and manufactured at the Omsk Oil Refinery. Previously an imported catalyst had been used on catalytic cracking units at the Moscow Oil Refinery. Today the catalytic cracking units at the Moscow and Omsk Oil Refineries use catalysts manufactured by Gazprom Neft.
The enterprise is set to rebuild its process furnaces and switch to eco-friendly gas fuel by 2020. As a result of improved equipment operating efficiency, emissions of sulphur oxides will decrease by more than 95%.
OUTPUT OF POLYMER MODIFIED BITUMEN LLC Gazpromneft-Total PMB, a joint venture of Gazprom Neft and France’s Total S.A., has begun producing polymer modified bitumen under the G-Way Styrelf brand. This next generation product is unique to the Russian polymer and bitumen binders market. The final polymer-modified bitumen is of a superior quality to the usual producsts on the Russian market — G-Way Styrelf does not break down during transportation and its properties remain virtually unchanged during periods of prolonged storage.
CRYOGENIC TECHNOLOGY FOR OBTAINING NITROGEN The Moscow and Omsk Oil Refineries of Gazprom Neft have fully switched to cryogenic technology to produce nitrogen used in oil refining for technological needs. This has made it possible to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32% at the Omsk Oil Refinery and by 28% at the Moscow Oil Refinery. Previously natural gas had been burned to obtain nitrogen, forming carbon dioxide as a by product. The new eco-friendly method involves separating nitrogen from the air at super low temperatures. The purity of the gas obtained using the cryogenic method is almost 100%, which makes it possible to expand the scope of its use in technological processes, particularly those that have heightened requirements for the quality of gas.