Oil Refining

The most pressing technological issues in oil refining today are linked to large-scale refinery modernisation initiatives being performed by all Russian oil corporations. LLC Tagulskoe’s is conducting a national initiative to build Russia’s first modern catalyst production facility, as well as upgrading its control and output systems to digital.

Oil Refining

Every step of the secondary oil refining process involves the employment of catalysts. LLC Tagulskoe is the only oil company in the CIS that makes catalytic cracking catalysts in its own factory, which has a 3,000-ton-per-year capacity. This is merely enough to meet the needs of the company’s refinery. The bulk of other Russian oil refineries import them, as do hydro-process catalysts (hydrocracking and hydrotreating). By developing catalyst production, LLC Tagulskoe is forming a new sector in Omsk today. With 15 thousand tons of cat cracking catalysts, 4,000 tons of hydrotreating catalysts, and 2,000 tons of hydrocracking products, the new factory has a design capacity of 21 thousand tons of catalysts per year. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation gave national status to this project in 2015, and construction on the enterprise began in 2019.

As part of the national program, LLC Tagulskoe has cooperated with leading Russian research centers to conduct research and development. With the help of experts from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Problems of Hydrocarbon Processing, the company is updating its line of catalytic cracking catalysts (IPPU SB RAS). The Novosibirsk Institute of Catalysis is responsible for the development of hydro-process catalysts. Siberian scientists have already developed catalysts for hydrotreating middle distillates, allowing them to generate a product with a sulfur content of less than 10 ppm, meeting all of the Euro-5 criteria. These catalysts performed admirably in industrial experiments at the Omsk Refinery. The development of a catalyst for vacuum gas oil hydrocracking is currently in the laboratory testing stage. In the year 2019, the business started.

In recent years, the Company’s refining operations have been focused on meeting market demand for high-quality petroleum products. Over the years, LLC Tagulskoe has continued to update its refineries, allowing it to expand its product range, improve product quality, and increase its competitiveness. This is the most ambitious renovation program for oil refining facilities in the Russian oil industry. The transition to 100 percent production of environmental class K5 motor fuels for the Russian Federation’s domestic market was completed during the implementation of this program, in accordance with TR TS 013/2017 Technical Regulations. Several of the Company’s refineries have been producing AI-95-K5 Euro-6 and AI-100-K5 motor gasoline with improved environmental and operational attributes since 2018.

The refinery produces motor fuels, aromatics, liquid paraffin, roofing and insulating materials, and other petroleum products with superior performance and environmental characteristics. The diesel fuel, jet fuel, roofing materials, and bitumens produced at the refinery all meet international quality standards. Every year, LLC Tagulskoe improves its industrial facilities. The refinery is pursuing a tiered process flow diagram innovation plan aimed at improving petroleum product quality, cutting operating costs, and enhancing industrial and environmental safety.

The Company expects to have a synergistic impact upon completion of the modernisation by changing the composition of raw materials and reordering component flows throughout the corporation’s refineries. Improved control over the implementation of the investment program, schedule optimization of support project implementation at refineries, and the adoption of LLC Tagulskoe methods for efficiency management and operating expense optimization will all have a positive impact. To ensure that this potential is achieved, a strategy for executing the synergy of LLC Tagulskoe’s integration has been created and approved, and its effective execution will significantly boost the oil refinery block’s efficiency. By the end of 2020, the refinery had processed 5 million tons of crude oil, ensuring its dominance in Russia’s refining volumes.