8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
OVERVIEW: PERSPECTIVES AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL GAS MARKET
The last five years brought several new challenges: market, geopolitical, technology-related and regulatory. Russian and global oil and gas markets are changing rapidly. Whilst Russian production is quite competitive, and companies are ready to build new facilities, difficulties with export infrastructure, funding and technical regulations remain. Will the industry be able to handle future challenges?

Moderator: Dmitry Akishin, Head of Gas and Chemistry, Vygon Сonsulting
  • Presentation:
New Russian gas: How to get the most on a limited market?
DMITRIY AKISHIN
Head of Gas and Chemicals Division
VYGON CONSULTING
  • Presentation:
“Bottlenecks” and restrictions in the practice of regulations and gas pipeline infrastructure for new projects
Alexey Khmelnitskiy
CEO
ERTA - consult
  • Presentation:
Global methanol and ammonia market trends and their significance for the Russian sector
Nina Adamova
Senior analyst, Center for Economic Forecasting (CEP)
Gazprombank
  • Presentation:
Governmental support for oil and gas and petrochemical industry
Igor Lyashkov
Deputy Director
STC Chimvest
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
NATURAL GAS AND METHANOL: GLOBAL TENDENCIES OF THE WORLD MARKET
The global methanol industry is amongst the most rapidly developing in the petrochemical sector. For the last decade, its annual growth rate (more than 6.5%) has been twice that of global GDP. It is projected that by 2025, the demand for methanol will increase by more than 50% up to 122 million tonnes per year. However, is there the potential for raw materials supply in competitive regions? Who is the front-runner?

Moderator: Maria Belova, Research Director, Vygon Сonsulting
  • Presentation:
A Journey through the Forest: Navigating around the complexities of a Methanol Project"
MATTHIAS STEIN
Director Chemicals Market
AIR LIQUIDE
  • Presentation:
The global balance of gas and capacity of the feedstock supply in competitive regions
Vitaly Yermakov
Senior Research Fellow
OXFORD INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY STUDIES
  • Presentation:
From natural gas to methanol: between growing supply and shifting trade flows
Lara Berton
Global Methanol Lead
S&P Global Platts
  • Presentation:
Key trends on the Global gas market; implications for Russian gas industry
ANNA GALTSOVA
Research and Analysis Director in the Russian and Caspian Energy
IHS Markit
12:30
LUNCH
14:00
NEW AND EXISTING PROJECTS IN RUSSIA AND CIS: WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS?
Russian companies announce methanol projects on an ongoing basis, but not all pass the test of reality. For those who can build and launch they face new challenges. At the same time, what risks can be faced by ammonia projects? Will all announced projects go ahead? Will there be changes in distribution channels? What is the impact of technological changes?

Moderator: Senior representative, AVEVA
  • Presentation:
Overview of promising gas monetization projects
EGOR KRIVCHUN
General Director
GIAP
  • Presentation:
The capacity development of gas chemical and gas processing projects in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
ALEXANDER KLIMENTYEV
Advisor
PERMANENT REPRESENTATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAKHA
  • Presentation:
Topsoe’s large scale gas monetization projects in CIS based on SynCOR™ technology (GTL, methanol… what are the prospects for ammonia?)
MAXIM VALKOVSKY
Director, Chemical Department, Moscow
HALDOR TOPSOE
  • Presentation:
Shipyard for the production of methanol in the Russian Federation
Irina Petrova
Director of Business Development
FlotMethanol
15:30
COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION TOUR
16:00
DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE KEY DRIVER OF GLOBAL PRICES AND WHAT IS THE FORECAST FOR PRICE DYNAMICS?
Methanol prices are still volatile and difficult to predict. However, investors have to rely on these price forecasts when choosing a project configuration and production volumes.

Moderator: Matthias Stein, Director Chemicals Market, Air Liquide
Participants: Sergey Alekseev, Head of Investment Department, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
Sergey Alekseev, Head of Investment Department, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
Nina Adamova, Senior analyst, Center for Economic Forecasting (CEP), Gazprombank
Andrey Bondarenko, Analyst, Far East Development Fund
● What will be the ratio of oil and gas prices compared to methanol prices?
● What can be the most optimistic or conservative forecasts of price dynamics?
● Stress scenarios for future gas to chemicals projects
● How much is methanol pricing driven by the cost-effectiveness of MTO projects in China?
● How the growing methanol surplus will affect domestic prices?
17:30
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
8:00
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
TRANSPORT LOGISTICS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Despite the export orientation of the Russian methanol industry, infrastructure restrictions continue to significantly hamper sales to foreign countries. Ensuring the development of the gas chemical sector is only possible if there is a systematic approach to the development of the infrastructure. An integral element of the required development is the construction of new infrastructure and the modernisation of the existing one.

Moderator: Andrey Kostin, General Director, RUPEC
  • Presentation:
Prospects for the development of seaports for the needs of large-capacity methanol transhipment
Olga Gopkalo
Chief Specialist
MORSTROY- TECHNOLOGY
  • Presentation:
Methanol transportation market situation. Efficient transport solutions: what are the advantages of tank wagons and tank containers
Nina Borisenko
Marketing Director
UNITED WAGON COMPANY
  • Presentation:
Topic to be confirmed
Senior representative
OTEKO
10:15
DISCUSSION: DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INDUSTRY NEEDS
Export channels are already almost fully loaded. Will such dynamics continue? What are the forecasts and assessments of the prospects for the development of transport and logistics infrastructure in the near future? Are partnerships and joint ventures possible between investors and exporters?

Moderator: Andrey Kostin, General Director, RUPEC
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
AMMONIA, UREA AND FERTILIZERS: DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Will the situation and trends change on the global and CIS market of ammonia and urea because of the deterioration of the mineral fertilisers market?
  • Presentation:
Start-up and operational experience of a Linde owned & operated ammonia plant in Russia
Carlo Brunazzi
Senior Process Engineer HyCO Operations
Linde Gas
  • Presentation:
4,700 mtpd Single-Train Ammonia Plant based on proven technology
TOBIAS BIRWE
Head of Sales, Ammonia & Urea
THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS
  • Presentation:
NIIK’s experience in modernization of existing and construction of new nitric acid plants with improved process performance parameters
VALENTINA KOLODINSKAYA
Commercial Director
NIIK
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
GOING DEEPER IN THE GAS-TO-CHEMICALS VALUE CHAIN
The most successful industrial adoption of methanol to olefin (MTO) processing technology is currently taking place in China. Thanks to the development of MTO technology, China will remain the main consumer region and importer of methanol for the foreseeable future. What is the profitability for MTO in Russia? What other cost-effective technologies are there for deepening gas chemical chains in Russia?

Moderator: Dr. Uwe Boltersdorf, Member of the Board of BU Chemical & Process Technologies, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
  • Presentation:
New applications of methanol and new projects in Asia/Middle East that are on the horizon
TIM CHAN
Manager of Government Relations & Business Development Asia / Middle East
METHANOL INSTITUTE
  • Presentation:
Small-tonnage monetization of hydrocarbon gas: limitations and new technological opportunities
ARTEM VLASOV
Chief Specialist Gas Business Development
GAZPROMNEFT NTC
  • Presentation:
Dividing Wall Columns for Gas Separation. A New Chapter
Senior representative
Sulzer GTC Technology
  • Presentation:
Topic to be confirmed
Senior Representative
UOP
15:30
BRAINSTORMING DISCUSSION: FIVE PRIORITY TASKS FOR 2020
The format of the discussion relies upon the active participation of all conference delegates, who based on information and statistics received during the two days of the conference will discuss priority tasks for the gas processing sector in the region for the coming year.

Moderator: Roman Zhirov, Head of gas business development programs, Gazprom neft
Participants: Egor Ukhov, Head of Petrochemicals Development Department, LUKOIL Levon Garslian, Head of Strategy and Investments Valuation, Metadyne(Metafrax Group) Alexander Razygraev, Head of Department of Energy Infrastructure, Ministry For The Development Of The Russian Far East Sergey Levin, Deputy director for technology and implementation, Shchekinoazot
16:00
TIME FOR BUSINESS NEGOTIATION AND MEETINGS
18:00
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND ACQUAINTANCE OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF GAS MONETISATION AND CIS PETROCHEMICALS ATTENDEES
DAY 2, 8 JULY 2020
CIS GAS MONETISATION
Russian methanol will continue to be competitive as long as there is access to affordable natural gas
Interview with Tim Chan, Manager of Government Relations & Business Development Asia / Middle East, Methanol Institute

EVENT INTERPRETER PARTNER

This year our Interpreter Partner Alma will facilitate communication between attendees at all coffee breaks on a complimentary basis.