Q1 2017 results show Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery produced 1.44 million tonnes of high-octane gasolines during that period — a year-on-year increase of 11.1 percent. Production of premium-brand Premium Euro-95 gasolines was up 39.5 percent, and Super Euro-98 up 7.5 percent. Production of diesel fuels was up two percent on Q1 2016, to 1.61 million tonnes.
The Omsk Refinery has consistently extended its range of light petroleum products, which are up 0.6 percent year-on-year, and which comprise 71.8 percent of total production. This increase in the production of light petroleum products is the result of a comprehensive modernisation programme at the Omsk Refinery, the priorities of which have been increasing refining depth, improving operational efficiency, and increasing environmental friendliness in production.
A further factor positively impacting performance in the production of light oil products has been the increasing use of gas condensate — which is used in up to 80 percent of light oil product components — as a raw material. A total 394,000 tonnes of condensate have been used in Q1 2017 — a 0.5-percent increase on the same period last year.
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The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, is Russia’s largest such facility by refining volumes, and one of the most cutting-edge refineries in the country. The Omsk Refinery produces in the order of 50 types of oil products, including high-octane gasolines, diesel and marine (bunkering) fuels, aviation kerosene, bitumen, household gas, heavy fuel oil (mazut), industrial sulphur, and other products in line with market demand.
Gazprom Neft has been implementing an extensive modernisation programme at its Omsk Refinery since 2008. The first stage of modernisation of the Omsk Refinery, completed in 2015, involved the construction and refurbishment of key technological facilities, allowing the business to transition to 100-percent production of Euro-5 motor fuels, improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of production. The facility is now implementing the second stage of its modernisation programme, the objective of which is to improve key performance indicators to match those of global industry leaders.
New production facilities will be built at the Omsk Refinery, and existing installations refurbished in line with the latest environmental, reliability and safety requirements, across all production processes. Improving efficiency in production processes is being addressed through process improvements and the implementation of new and innovative technologies.