|TOPIC OF THE ISSUE|
|FOLLOWING THE TREND OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY|
OILMARKET magazine in partnership with Ukrtatnafta held on at the Kremenchug refinery the conference «Kremenchug refinery 2017: Strategy Euro 5 — quality, guarantees, reliability»
The conference in Kremenchug marked the beginning of a very important trend in the Ukrainian fuel market. New opportunities for cooperation offered by the company Ukrtatnafta open unprecedented avenues of cooperation in a more efficient, modern format that is beneficial primarily for all Ukrainian motorists and entrepreneurs and supports Ukrainian fuel producers.
|EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION|
Lukoil develops new technology for oil spill response in the Arctic
LUKOIL has developed a new technique to respond to oil spills in the Arctic waters. The new multipatented technology is based on the use of biosorbents with coldresistant microbial strains at contaminated salt and fresh waters.
|EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION|
Gazprom neft drills first ever multi/hole «fishbone» well on the arctic shelf
The first ever multi-hole «fis-bone» well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongodrainage area.
Major equipment for new Euro+ catalytic/cracking facility at Gazprom neft's Moscow refinery now installed
On the May 4, 2017 installation of a key element for the Euro+ combined oil refining unit (Euro+ CORU) at the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery is now complete. The installed reforming column — part of the secondary oil refining process, resulting in the production of high-performance-gasoline components — weighs 150 t, and is 60 m high.
Europe's honeymoon with environmentally clean diesel is pretty much over
Now this craze for the diesel engines is obviously coming to an end. In ten years in the EU, the number of diesel car sales will tend to zero, and this, obviously, will again cost auto producers billions of euros.
Ukraine's LPG Association market in May the 10th anniversary as the LPG demand keeps growing at two digits pace!
The topic of the energy supplies diversification and Ukraine's real energy independence remained on the top of the agenda in May 2017. Ukraine's energy independence is fragile as it was over the 26 years since its been announced. Ukraine's state energy authorities pretend that avoiding direct (and cheaper) deals with the Gazprom and calling the more expensive reversal acquisitions of the Russian natural gas volumes from Europe is «diversification». At the same time they pretty much had buried the project of and an LNG terminal construction in the Black Sea and had transferred to the purchase of nuclear fuel from one monopolist in the east to another one in the west.
|EXPO 2017: A Marathon of Opportunities
The theme of this year's exhibition is devoted to the future of effective use of energy.
Researchers unanimously affirm that society must move to search for alternative energy. Scientists talk about the extraction of energy from underwater ocean currents, waves and ... from cosmic dust. And all this with the help of modern technologies, which, for instance promise to generate in one minute as much solar power (solar station with the active area of 10 to 10 meters) as a modern nuclear power plant.
|Wartsila is creating Africa's largest engine-solar PV hybrid power plant.|
Technology group Wartsila will supply a 15 MWp solar PV power plant to Essakane Solar SAS in Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wartsila power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil.
|Test drilling with Russia's first ever polycrystalline diamond composite (PDC) drill bit successfully completed by Gazprom neft.|
On the 31 January 2017 Gazprom Neft has successfully completed pilot testing of Russia's first ever domestically produced polycrystalline diamond composite (PDC) drill bit, during pilot drilling at its Vyngapurovskoye field, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.