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December 29, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!!

Dear colleagues, dear friends! Best wishes for a happy New Year!

The results of the outgoing year give us an undoubtful reason for pride and substantial grounds for sustainable growth and development of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC in the coming year.

We have commissioned ELOU AT-3 oil refining unit increasing the enterprise’s installed refining capacity up to 8 million tons of oil per annum. The total amount of oil refined since the commissioning of the refinery totaled over 19 million tons.

Transneft JSC has increased supplies of sour crude oil to Antipinsky Oil Refinery through its pipeline system bringing the aggregate volume of oil received to 7.2 million tons per annum. Plans have been made to connect the refinery to the product trunk pipeline which diesel fuel meeting the European standard will be shipped through from the refinery. The volume of scheduled supplies to the product pipeline will exceed 1 million tons in 2015.

Currently, the company continues large-scale construction and upgrading of its facilities and engineering infrastructure. It has completed the construction of the diesel hydrotreating unit, recycling water supply, process air and nitrogen shops, as well as elemental sulfur production shop. The construction of the oil fuel deep processing unit is proceeding ahead of schedule – assembly works to install coke chambers and vacuum column of the oil fuel processing unit have been completed. In 2015, all the aforesaid units will be commissioned for commercial operation enabling the refinery to provide the Tyumen Region with locally produced fuel in the near future and to increase oil refining depth to 97%.

We would particularly like to thank the employees of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC – the impressive results we have achieved would not have been possible without your daily work and professionalism.

May the coming New Year bring you health, happiness, warmth in your families, confidence and new victories and achievements!



December 15, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY COMPLETES INSTALLATION OF COKE DRUMS

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery has completed the installation of two coke drums for the delayed tar carbonization unit. The installation works were performed on December 12 – 15. The weight of each drum is over 450 tons, the height is over 40 m. The height of the foundation where the drums were installed is 26 m. At the moment, the highest point of the equipment is at the elevation of 46 m, and once the installation of metal structures and the waterjet cutting unit has been completed, the height thereof will reach 118 m.

The coke drums were installed by SOP&G contractor organization using two cranes. The lifting capacity of the main crane was 1350 tons, the height of its boom reached 96m. The lifting capacity of the auxiliary crane was 350 tons. It took 50 trucks to transport each crane. All lifting mechanisms were brought to and assembled directly at the coke drums assembly site.

To remind our readers, coke drums are the main element of the delayed coking unit being part of the combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module.

             
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December 01, 2014

AMOUNT OF OIL RECEIVED THROUGH PIPELINE INCREASED UP TO 7.2 MILLION PER ANNUM

Transneft OJSC has increased the supplies of sour crude oil to Antipinsky Oil Refinery from 4.3 to 5.5 million tons per annum. The aggregate volume including sweet crude oil supplied to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery through Transneft pipeline system will total 7.2 million tons per annum.



November 19, 2014

COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING EXERCISE HELD AT ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY

On November 19, 2014, a counter-terrorism training exercise titled “Organizing and conducting a counter-terrorism operation to combat a simulated terrorist attack, minimize and mitigate its consequences” was carried out together with Tyumen Region Emergency Response Center.

Participating in the exercise were employees of Antipinsky Oil Refinery, Fire Fighting Unit No. 1 LLC, Guarda Private Security Company LLC, ANPZ-Product LLC, emergency response team of the Tyumen Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Tyumen Region Emergency Response Center, Life Safety Department of the Tyumen City Administration, Health Department of the Tyumen City Administration, Extra-departmental Security Division – a branch of the Federal State Public Institution of the Extra-departmental Security Directorate of the Tyumen Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Tyumen Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Federal State Public Institution “32 OFPS” for the Tyumen Region, Special Rapid Response Unit of the Tyumen Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

According to the exercise legend, a message was received that an explosive device was planted on the territory of Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s feed and product tank farm in the finished products shipment area.

The exercise focused on mastering practical skills to combat a possible terrorist attack, minimize and mitigate its negative consequences.

The exercise involved the rehearsing of evacuation of threatened population from the counter-terrorist operation area, filtration activities, searching for and defusing of improvised explosive devices, blocking and neutralizing of terrorist groups. The exercise also included testing of algorithms for warning the population of a terrorist threat and imposed counter-terrorism operation regime specifying the measures and temporary restrictions used. The counter-terrorist exercise involved over 100 employees of law enforcement agencies and authorities of the city of Tyumen and Tyumen Region being part of the region’s Emergency Response Center.

The employees of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s Security Service have demonstrated a high level of readiness to act in emergencies. The training exercise command team assessed the level of interaction of all the services involved in the terrorist attack prevention as positive.



November 18, 2014

TWO COKE DRUMS DELIVERED TO ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY

November 18 marked the completion of a two-stage special operation (conducted on November 13 – 14 and November 17 – 18) to deliver oversized cargo – coke drums – to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery.

To avoid causing inconvenience for the Antipino Village residents and employees of the enterprises located along the Old Tobolky Highway, the cole drums were delivered at night from 11:00 p.m. to 05:00 a.m.

As noted by specialists, the difficulty in transporting such large-sized cargo was that the route ran from the temporary berth on River Tura through the Antipino Village along Vodnikov and Alexander Pushkin Streets where there are numerous overhead power lines. Nevertheless, the both coke drums, thanks to the interaction between power engineers, specialists of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery and the transportation company, were delivered to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery construction site without any accidents.

The roadtrains were escorted en route by three squads of the special Road Patrol Service batallion. Bypass routes were arranged for emergency service vehicles.

The weight of each coke drum is over 465 tons, and the length comes to 42 meters. The length of the roadtrain was 51 meters.

Coke drums are the main part of delayed coking units. They are used for the production of petroleum coke lumps from heavy oil residues of primary and secondary processing (tars, fuel oils, cracked residues, etc.).

             
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November 12, 2014

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF EURO-5 COMPLIANT DIESEL FUEL AT ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY

The construction of the diesel hydrotreating unit at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery is nearing completion. Its commissioning for commercial operation will enable the refinery to start the production of Euro-5 compliant diesel fuel in the short term, thereby marking a new stage in the refinery’s development.

The unit was designed by the Institute of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry of the Republic of Bashkortostan State Unitary Enterprise, Ufa. The processing capacity of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s diesel hydrotreating unit will be over 3.6 million tons per annum. To date, the refinery has completed the installation of the hydrotreater’s reaction block furnaces and fractionation unit. Furnace coils and the feedstock tank have been hydrotested. The installation of the unit equipment and reactor internals is in progress. Recycle compressor plants for pumping hydrogen-containing gas are being installed at the gas compressor station. An engineering building which will accommodate the control and transformer rooms is being built. Furthermore, manifold pipe and additive dosing tanks piping works are in progress. The construction of interplant utility piping networks has been completed.

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s diesel hydrotreating unit consists of 2 sections. The base design of Section 1 was developed by Haldor Topsoe, design solutions for Section 2 reaction block by Shell. The commissioning of the diesel hydrotreating unit for commercial operation will enable the Antipinsky Oil Refinery to produce Euro-5 compliant summer and winter diesel fuel, hydrotreated unstable gasoline.



November 06, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY RANKS 19TH AMONG TOP-20 LARGEST OIL AND OIL & GAS COMPANIES

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery ranked 19th among TOP-20 largest oil and oil & gas companies based on its 2013 performance results according to Expert RA Rating Agency.

It should be noted that that TOP-20 rating features subsidiaries of vertically integrated companies as Rosneft, Gazprom, Lukoil, Bashneft and an independent gas producer NOVATEK OJSC.

The rating was compiled using the data provided by the participating companies and Rosstat.



October 27, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY COMES IN 35TH IN EXPERT-URAL-400 RATING OF MAJOR URALS AND SIBERIAN COMPANIES BASED ON ITS 2013 PERFORMANCE RESULTS

In October 2014, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC ranked 35th in Expert-Ural-400 rating of the largest Urals and West Siberian companies having risen 4 positions from its last year’s 39th position.

The companies’ positions in the rating were determined by ranking them according to products (works, services) sales volumes in 2013. The Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s revenue in 2013 amounted to over RUB 69 billion and the petroleum products sales growth rate was more than 24.5% compared to the same period in 2012. The gross profit was over RUB 23.2 billion, and net profit on 2013 amounted to over RUB 511 million.

The rating includes companies representing virtually all main areas of economy. The rating was compiled using information of the Federal State Statistics Service presented in the Interfax Agency’s System of Professional Analysis of Markets and Companies (SPARC), data obtained by company surveys and corporate websites data.



October 22, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY COMES IN 9TH IN THE RATING OF RUSSIA’S FAST GROWING COMPANIES

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery with its RUB 69.5 bn total revenue at year-end 2013 came in 9th in the rating of Russia’s fast growing companies published by RBC magazine. The annual average revenue growth rate for the period from 2011 to 2013 amounted to 49 %.

The publication compiles a rating of young successful companies on an annual basis. This year’s TOP-30 companies included active and fast growing private companies that were assessed in three stages across a number of criteria including the revenue of at least RUB 1 bn in 2010 and at least RUB 3 bn in 2013, as well as the annual revenue growth rate which should be no less than 20% from 2011 to 2013. Moreover, a participating company should be registered before 2010 and run a clear and transparent business.

It should be noted that the petroleum products manufacturing sector was represented in the rating only by two companies.



October 08, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY RANKS 120TH IN EXPERT-400 RATING OF LEADING RUSSIAN COMPANIES

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC came in 120th in Expert – 400 rating of leading Russian companies having risen 21 positions compared to the same period last year. The company, as a participant of the current rating, also received an award “For Leadership in Labor Productivity”.

Expert–400 rating is open for participation by companies from virtually all main areas of economy, so the list has no restrictions in terms the industry a company belongs to. The main criterion used for ranking is the indicator characterizing products (works, services) sales volume.

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s petroleum products sales volume totaled RUB 69 461.3 million in 2013 having increased by RUB 13 764 million compared to the 2012 indicator.

It is noteworthy that Expert – 400 project, the most representative list of leading Russian companies, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.



October 04, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY AND SBERBANK: DOING GOOD THINGS TOGETHER

On October 4, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery management and the West Siberian Bank of Sberbank of Russia OJSC arranged a tour of the refinery for pupils of the Horizon special boarding school located in the city of Tyumen. The event was held as part of the “Heart to Heart” large-scale nationwide campaign and “A Day of Good Deeds” special project run by the West Siberian Bank of Sberbank of Russia OJSC. The region’s two largest companies pursue a socially responsible policy and pay special attention to providing financial aid.

“We spend tens of millions of rubles on charity. Three fourths of them go to children in foster homes, we also help young athletes,” says Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC.

What is important for children is not just the financial aid, but also an opportunity to choose their way in life. The excursion has become a big event for ten pupils of the boarding school. They visited the refinery main production sites, learnt about the company’s development history and workflow phases, as well as its development prospects.

Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC, and Alexander Anaschenko, Chairman of the West Siberian Bank of Sberbank of Russia OJSC took part in the tour.

             
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October 04, 2014

CHILDREN WISH ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

On October 4, the results of the annual children’s art competition dedicated to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s birthday were finalized.

Children of the company’s employees aged 4 – 14 had two weeks to submit their drawings/paintings based on the theme: “My parents work at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery”. The announcement of the competition results was turned into a real celebration for the young artists: the awards ceremony was held at Dinoplanet Children’s Entertainment Center (Columbus Shopping Mall and Entertainment Center).

The children had a lot of fun participating in the entertainment program presented to them by a professional animator followed by a bubble disco, face painting session and games in the children’s playroom. Dinoplanet presented each child with a complementary 100-bonus coupon for game machines.

Announcing the competition results Alexander Goonbin, Chairman of the Work Collective Council, said: “This year we received 40 works of art for the competition. They were all different, but each of them was remarkable in its own way. We had a difficult time trying to determine the winner, so the competition committee decided to award all young artists”.

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery management gave presents to all competition participants and arranged a dessert buffet for them.

             
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October 03, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY TAKES PART IN ALL-RUSSIA CIVIL DEFENSE STAFF TRAINING

Antipinsky Oil Refinery held a special tactical exercise with the Tyumen City Fire Guard Garrison units and rescue services as part of All-Russia Civil Defense Staff Training.

Participating in the exercise were specialists of the Crisis Management Center of the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Tyumen Region, executive and employees of Antipinsky Oil Refinery, employees of Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s Fire Fighting Unit No. 1, area subdivisions of the Federal Fire Fighting Service, professional and volunteer emergency rescue teams.

According to the exercise legend, vapor-air mixture exploded in a rail tank car and diesel fuel spilled over the area of 360 square meters at Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s feed and product tank farm in the finished products shipment area. Two tank cars filled with diesel fuel were caught in the conflagration area. One employee of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery was injured as a result of explosion.

As part of the exercise, a mobile unit of the Crisis Management Center of the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Tyumen Region. Fire fighting services cooled down the tank car and the loading rack, conducted a foam attack on the burning tank car and localized the fire, whereupon pneumatic patching was applied to the tank car.

The accident reconnaissance and containment, as well as the petroleum products spill cleanup were carried out by the Tyumen Region Emergency Response Service and the fire fighting train of the Siberian Extra-departmental Defense Unit of the Sverdlovsk Railway Branch of the Federal State Enterprise “Extra-departmental Security Service of Railroad Transport of the Russian Federation” of the Yekaterinburg Branch of the Center for Emergency, Rescue and Ecological Operations that came to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery to take part in the exercise.

The refinery management has traditionally placed a great emphasis on industrial security and occupational safety issues, so the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees have demonstrated high-level knowledge of and practical skills in using emergency power shutdown procedures, evacuating the refinery’s staff and the injured employee, whereupon the latter was given first aid by the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s medical unit.

When reviewing the special tactical exercise the management of the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Tyumen Region gave credit to the actions taken by the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees to organize interaction between the refinery’s structural subdivisions during the fire extinguishing operation by rating the exercise result as “Good”.

The certificate of the exercise held states the opinion that the Tyumen Region fire fighting organizations and emergency and rescue units engaged by the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC have sufficient forces and means to contain and clean up possible petroleum product spills.

             

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September 30, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY: WE ARE 8!

On September 30, Antipinsky Oil Refinery celebrated the 8th anniversary of the production of its first commercial batch of petroleum products. In honor of the occasion, the company’s top performing employees received their well-deserved awards. The official awards ceremony was followed by the unveiling of the refinery’s updated Honors Board.

The induction onto the Honors Board means high recognition of the employees’ fruitful work and invaluable contribution to the stable performance and prosperity of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery. Of special note is the fact that the refinery now has employees on its staff, whose pictures have taken their rightfull place among its top peformers for the second year in a row – namely, two employees of Feed and Product Farm No. 4 Ivan Krivenko, Grade 5 loading operator and Georgy Repin, Grade 4 loading operator.

For the second consecutive year, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s management selects together with the Work Collective Council 20 top employees, whose pictures are placed on the Honors Board and whose performance results serve as an example to the refinery’s other employees. However, this is not the only way of used by the refinery to reward its employees, as the Collective Bargaining Agreement also provides for financial incentives.

The employees whose pictures are placed on the Honors Board for the first time are paid a 10% monthly supplement to their salaries for one calendar year and a one-time bonus of RUB 30,000. Where an employee’s picture is placed on the Honors Board for a second time, such employee is paid a one-time bonus of RUB 50,000, and on expiry of the year during which the picture was on the Honors Board, such employee is paid another bonus of RUB 50,000.

Where an employee’s picture is placed on the Honors Board for three consecutive years, such employee is paid a 15% supplement to his/her salary for one year and a one-time bonus of RUB 50,000. On expiry of the calendar year during which the employee’s picture was placed on the Honors Board, he/she is awarded a lifetime title of a Distinguished Employee of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery, and issued an award pin and a relevant certificate. In addition to that, such employee receives a 10% monthly supplement to his/her basic salary for a period of up to three years, is granted up to three additional days off, is paid a RUB 80,000 one-time bonus, and on retirement he/she is paid an allowance of three average monthly salaries.

To the applause of the refinery’s employees, executives and guests, the Honors Board was unveiled and a group picture with the inductees was taken, whereupon all the event participants proceeded to the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s central site to receive their rewards and awards.

Opening the awards ceremony, Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the refinery’s Board of Directors, said: “The plans that just a while ago seemed fantastic to us, are today’s standard. This year, we are completing the construction of the facilities that will enable us to produce Euro-5 compliant diesel fuel next year. The commissioning of the deferred tar carbonization unitin the summer of 2015 will be a major breakthrough putting the Antipinsky Oil Refinery on a par with all advanced refineries in the country, and what is more, we will be ahead of virtually all of them in terms of the processing depth”.

The refinery invited Dmitry Yeremeev, Chairman of the Tyumen City Duma, and Grigory Leps, a Merited Artist of the RF, as a special guest to hand out the awards to the employees. Grigory Leps in his congratulatory speech, wished the refinery employees happiness, good health and said “…thank you for the truly important work you do for yourselves and for the good of the country, I bow to you with deep respect for what to do, congratulations!” Dmitry Yeremeev awarded six refinery employees Letters of Recognition on behalf of the Chairman of the Tyumen City Duma and Grigory Leps gave them tickets to his concert that took place the same evening.

The company employees were also congratulated by Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC: “The implementation of the idea to build an oil refinery in such a short time has been a striking success and the result that we have achieved by joint efforts. We have made an arduous journey and faced certain difficulties, there is still so much to be done, but even today we cannot help, but feel proud looking at our refinery, its industrial and technical facilities.”

Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s Board of Directors, and Gennady Lisovichenko, Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s Director General awarded 20 top performing employees flowers and cash bonuses.



September 30, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE REFINERY’S BIRTHDAY
Dear employees of Antipinsky Oil Refinery!

Congratulations on the refinery’s Birthday!

Very much has been done over the 8 years that passed since the production of the first commercial batch of products. The refinery continues its ongoing development. Thanks to the work of all Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees, ELOU AT-3 oil processing unit was commissioned in January 2014. It enabled the refinery to increase its processing capacity to almost 8 million tons per annum. We have completed the construction of 5-step water treatment facilities that have no equals in the city of Tyumen.

Large-scale construction and modernization works are underway at the refinery today: cutting-edge technologies are being actively mastered, the engineering infrastructure is being upgraded and new projects are being implemented. It is thanks to you, our employees, that the construction of the diesel hydrotreating unit is being completed; commissioning works are being performed on the recycling water supply, process air and nitrogen units, as well the hydrogen generation unit; the elemental sulfur production unit is being built, the construction of the foundation for the fuel oil vacuum distillation unit being part of the combined deferred tar carbonization unitis nearing completion. We have a difficult task for the next year – the commissioning of all these units for commercial operation. The implementation of these plans will enable us to provide the Tyumen Region with high-quality Euro-5 compliant fuel and bring the processing depth to 94 %.

None of this can be achieved without you, whose distinguishing features have always been and remain high professionalism, commitment and team spirit. The refinery has a workforce capable of handling most complex production tasks. It just reinforces our confidence that we will pursue our chosen development path.

We wish all Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s good health, happiness, good luck and all the best in their lives!

Yours truly, Board of Directors of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC




September 25, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY RISES 16 POSITIONS IN 2014 RATING OF RUSSIA’S 200 LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES

According to Forbes magazine, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery with its total revenue of RUB 69.5 billion, having risen 16 positions compared to the previous year, ranked 77th in 2014 rating of Russia’s 200 largest private companies. In 2013, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery came in 93rd with the total revenue at RUB 55.7 billion.

Forbes, for a second time in a row, presented Russia’s non-state economy in its rating of 200 companies with the interest of the state and foreign stakeholders not exceeding 50%. The rating included 143 private and 57 public listed companies

The companies were ranked based on their revenues generated in the previous year. Revenues were assessed based on the data officially reported by the companies. Preference was given to IFRS reporting data.

Other sources included data from the information disclosure server of the Federal Financial Markets Service, Federal State Statistics Service and Federal Tax Service information presented in the Interfax Agency’s System of Professional Analysis of Markets and Companies (SPARC).



September 21, 2014

ALEXANDER YEMELYANOV COMES IN THIRD IN NATION’S CROSS-COUNTRY RACE – 2014

On September 21, a mass participation running competition “Nation’s Cross-country Race – 2014” was held in Tyumen. Over six thousand runners took part in the event.

The race was traditionally held in the square next to the regional government building. Amateur athletes competed in three races. 1-kilometer VIP-race featured prominent people of the Tyumen Region. Boys and girls born in 2005 and younger also competed over a 1-kilometer race length, while the most popular 1500-meter distance was open to all participants.

Professional athletes competed in four race lengths: four, six, eight and twelve thousand meters. Denis Korablev, Head of the Tyumen Region Running Club, was the first one to complete the longest distance. Alexander Ivanov of Specialized Olympic Reserve Sports School for Children and Youth No. 2 came in second, and our employee Alexander Yemelyanov, team leader of Fire Fighting Unit No. 1 to the third step of the podium.

It should be noted that in June this year Alexander won the 4200-meter run in the Green Marathon National Race.

We sincerely congratulate Alexander in this victory and wish him good health and new professional and athletic achievements.



September 12, 2014

CONSTRUCTION OF HYDROGEN GENERATION UNIT AT THE ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY NEARING COMPLETION

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery is completing the construction of the hydrogen generation unit used in the production of high-quality fuel meeting Euro-5 standard. The unit’s hydrogen generation capacity will be 22 thousand tons per annum.

Institute of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry of the Republic of Bashkortostan State Unitary Enterprise is acting as general design organization. The process was developed by Haldor Topsoe (Denmark) and UOP (Belgium). As of today, the hydrogen generation equipment is almost completely assembled, the commissioning works are in progress.

The implementation of final stages (adsorbent loading and electrical power supply hookup) has begun at the short-cycle hydrogen adsorption unit enabling the production of 100% pure hydrogen by extracting tail gases blown back to the fuel network. The hydrogen generation unit will provide hydrogen for the future diesel hydrotreating unit, the construction of which is nearing completion.

At the moment, the hydrogen generation unit is undergoing inspection of spring pressure relief valves, hydrotreating and reforming sections are being purged and pressurized. They are waiting for the arrival of the compressor to start checking the unit for leaks. The demineralized water unit has been assembled. Preparations for commissioning works are underway. In the compressor plant building, works are carried out to check the alignment of the electric motor, compressor oil system flushing, to prepare the compressor gas cavity to be filled with nitrogen. Works to install the compressor plant floor heating system using the heating water are nearing completion.

In the feed water pump house, metal structures are being treated with flame-retardant coat and painted.

The construction of a technical building, which will house the controllers and equipment of the automated process control system, is underway. Once the building is completed, the works to set monitoring and metering instruments valves and electrical loads will commence.

At the final stage of the construction, the hydrogen generation unit will be connected to the interplant utility piping networks (steam, water, natural gas, hydrogen, condensate, circulating water, heating water, nitrogen, instrument air). Pipe racks have already been installed.



September 05, 2014

COKE DRUMS FOR ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY ARRIVE IN TYUMEN

On the eve of the refinery’s professional holiday – Oil, Gas and Fuel Industry Employee Day – two coke drums arrived in Tyumen for the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s fuel oil deep processing unit with a delayed coking module.

The drums weighing in total more than 930 tons took one month to come to Tyumen from Spain. They were supposed to be reloaded onto other barges in Tobolsk and delivered separately. However, a sufficient water level in rive Tura has made it possible to bring them directly to Tyumen.

On August 5, 2014, at about 08:00 p.m. Tyumen time, the barge laden with the coke drums successfully moored to the temporary quay specially built near the Antipino Village.

The drums will be unloaded from the barge in the next few days. Their delivery to the refinery is scheduled for October, as the foundation for the installation of the coke drums is still being built.

Of particular note is the fact that the coke drum will be delivered using trailers at nighttime to avoid causing inconvenience to the villagers and employees of the enterprises located along the Old Tobolsky Highway.

We would like to remind our readers that coke drums are the main element of delayed coking units. They are part of the combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module. They are designed to produce petroleum coke and increase the depth of refining heavy oil residues.



September 05, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY: RECEIVING CONGRATULATIONS, HONORING THE BEST

On September 5, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees received congratulations on their professional holiday – Oil, Gas and Fuel Industry Employee Day – and the best of them received well-deserved awards.

Òhe festive ceremony held in the refinery’s central production site was opened by Vadim Shumkov, Deputy Governor of the Tyumen Region, Director of the Department for Investment Policy and State Support of Entrepreneurship of the Tyumen Region. He congratulated the refinery’s employees emphasizing their sizable contribution to the enterprise construction and development and presented them with a Certificate of Appreciation from the RF Ministry of Energy and Recognition Notes from the Ministry of Energy and the Governor of the Tyumen Region.

A certificate of Appreciation from the Governor of the Tyumen Region was awarded to the Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC for his significant contribution to the development of oil and gas industry and high professionalism.

Congratulations were also extended by Vladimir Ulyanov, deputy of the Tyumen Regional Duma, Deputy Chairman of the Tyumen Regional Duma Committee on State-building and Local Governance, and Andrei Golous, Deputy Head of the Tyumen City Administration, who awarded the best employees Letters of Recognition and Certificates of Appreciation from the Tyumen Regional Duma. Notable was statement made by Vladimir Ulyanov that the Antipinsky Oil Refinery is the talisman of the new economy of the southern part of the Tyumen Region.

On the eve of the refinery’s professional holiday, Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the Board of Directors awarded Letters of Recognition and Certificates of Merit to the company’s top performing employees. According to him, the commissioning of deep processing units next year will put the Antipinsky Oil Refinery on a par with all commercial oil refineries in this country.

In his congratulatory speech addressed to the refinery’s employees, Gennady Lisovichenko, Director General of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC noted: “The company’s production base is expanding from year to year, the number of employees is growing, and it gives me joy to watch us become a closer-knit and a stronger team. As of today, we are more than two hundred professionals, shoulder to shoulder building our common future, the future of our refinery. The work done by each of you is valuable and important. Thank you for your diligence, dedication and sincere participation.”

It has become a good tradition with the refinery to offer the floor to the employees. This year, Anton Ossipov, Grade 5 Laboratory Assistant with the Control Laboratory under the refinery’s Central Laboratory spoke on behalf of the employees. He thanked the refinery’s management for high appreciation of the employees’ work and the confidence afforded him emphasizing that the employees of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery are motivated to achieve higher results on an ongoing basis.

Letters of Recognition, Recognition Notes, Certificates of Appreciation and cash bonuses were awarded to 35 refinery employees.



September 04, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS ON OIL, GAS AND FUEL INDUSTRY DAY
Dear refinery employees!

Annually, on the first Sunday of September, Russia celebrates Oil, Gas and Fuel Industry Day.

It is the professional holiday of all people who devoted their lives to a cause of national significance, since oil and gas industry is rightfully considered one of the key and strategically important industries in the economy of the Russian Federation. Its development is one of the government’s top priorities.

Just as in previous years, we are celebrating our holiday today with compelling positive results under our belt and large-scale goals and objectives ahead of us.

In January 2014, we commissioned ELOU AT-3 unit, launched 5-step water treatment facilities, built crude oil and commercial-grade diesel fuel tank farms. We are completing the construction of the diesel fuel hydrotreating unit, which will enable us to fully meet the needs of the Tyumen Region in Euro-5 compliant fuel in the near future. Our next project will be to commission the unit together with the hydrogen generation and sulfur recovery units.

Thereafter, a combined delayed coking unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module will be built enabling us to bring oil refining depth to 94%. In 2016, we are planning to switch over to manufacturing Euro-5 compliant gasolines, once the construction of a combined high-octane motor gasoline unit with reforming and isomerization sections has been completed. At the heart of the refinery’s dynamic development lie competence, integrity and professionalism of its employees. Our specialists have a high level of knowledge and ample experience enabling them to cope with their tasks and the company to hold leading positions in the industry.

Dear colleagues! Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your work.

We wish you all good health, peace and happiness in your families, success in your work, creative energy, new achievements in your professional activities and confidence in the future!

Yours truly, Board of Directors of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC



August 29, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY’S EMPLOYEES SUPPORT ALL-RUSSIA ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN

On August 29, 2014, more than 20 Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees took part in the Green Russia nationwide cleanup day. To guard and protect the environment from production and consumer waste, and to raise environmental consciousness, the refinery’s activists cleaned up the area surrounding Zdorovie (Health) Cultural and Recreational Center that the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s management acquired last year to hold sports events and promote healthy living among its employees.

The participants were provided with gloves, garbage bags and repellents to protect them from insects. They cleaned the garbage from the areas adjacent to the road and river Tura. In total, they collected about 30 bags of garbage. According to refinery employees, such events help to contribute to the common cause of keeping the environment of our region clean.



August 29, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY CELEBRATES ITS PROFESSIONAL HOLIDAY WITH A RUNNING COMPETITION

On August 29, 16 Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s employees took part in the running competition held at Zdorovie (Health) Cultural and Recreational Center to celebrate the upcoming Oil, Gas and Fuel Industry Day.

The competition was divided into two events. The first one featured a 1000-meter men’s race and the second – a 500-meter women’s race. The men’s race route ran around the entire area of the complex, the women’s one was held on the stadium tracks.

10 runners participated in the men’s race. They included representatives of the Mechanical Repair Shop, Capital Construction Directorate, Electrical Shop, Legal Support Directorate, Security Service, Heat and Gas Supply Shop and other refinery’s subdivisions. The winner of the race was Andrei Merinov, Grade 5 Process unit repair technician with the Mechanical Repair Shop. Pavel Gaev, Electrical Engineer (Equipment Debugging and Operation) with the Electrical Engineering Laboratory of the Electrical Department at the Office of Chief Power Engineer, came in second. The third one was Konstantin Kamenev, Lead Specialist (General Construction Works) with the Capital Construction Department.

Six participants of the women’s race represented the refinery’s Central Laboratory, Office of Chief Power Engineer and HR Directorate.

The first one to complete the race was Julia Marchenko, Technician with the Office of Chief Power Engineer. Julia Akhmetdinova, Engineer-Laboratory Assistant with the refinery’s Central Laboratory finished a close second. Yekaterina Scherbakova, Grade 5 Chemical Laboratory Assistant with the Central Laboratory came in third.

The winners will be awarded letters of commendation and cash bonuses, the other athletes will receive certificates of participation.



July 25, 2014

AWARDS TO ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY EMPLOYEES IN HONOR OF THE 428TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF TYUMEN

On July 25, four Antipinsky Oil Refinery employees received letters of recognition from the Tyumen City Administration at the festive reception held at the Tyumen Philharmonic Hall to celebrate the city’s 428th anniversary.

Well-deserved awards were given to Evgeny Kolchin, Grade 5 Operator of AT-3 Unit at Oil Refining Process Shop No. 1; Dmitry Lashin, Grade 5 Loading Operator at Acceptance and Storage area of Feed and Product Shop No. 4; Mikhail Milykh, Grade 4 Chemical Laboratory Assistant with the Control Laboratory of the refinery’s Central Laboratory; Mikhail Slinkin, Grade 5 Boiler Plant Operator of the Steam and Heat Supply Area with the Office of Chief Power Engineer.

Congratulating the awardees, the city leaders emphasized a special contribution being made to the development of the city by specialists of major companies such as the Antipinsky Oil Refinery. They wished further development and prosperity to the companies and their employees.



July 24, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY RANKS AMONG TOP THREE MAJOR INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN TYUMEN REGION

The Antipinsky Oil Refinery came in second in the rating of 20 major investment projects in the Tyumen Region according to tmn magazine. The total investments in the construction and modernization of the refinery will amount to RUB 143 billion.

SIBUR Holding JSC came out on top of the ranking with its RUB 318.5 billion investment volume. The third position was taken by the Tyumen Branch of UGMK-Stal LLC with the investment volume of RUB 21.29 billion.

Other companies in rating included Knauf Insulation Tyumen LLC, Baker Hughes, Dannon Group in Russia and other major companies.



July 18, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFIERY OPENS ENVIRONMENTAL OPENS UP AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICE

On July 18, Antipinsky Oil Refinery opened up an Environmental Community Liaison Office. The project was initiated by Anatoly Karpov, Deputy of the RF State Duma for the Tyumen Region, ex-World Chess Champion. It has become a second Community Liaison Office of this kind opened up in the Tyumen Region, the first one was opened a day earlier at Porevit Plant in Yalutorovsk.

The meeting with the Deputy held at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery was attended by over 30 employees representing the refinery’s various subdivisions.

Opening the Environmental Community Liaison Office, Anatoly Karpov noted that the emergence of such liaison offices at industrial enterprises exemplifies openness to the public with respect to environmental protection issues. Local residents will be able to obtain information on the environmental conditions around the refinery and control the situation.

“Environmental matters are subject to special control at the refinery. The opening of the Environmental Community Liaison Office at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery means that the refinery’s management is ready for public control,” noted the Deputy.

In addition to environmental issues, the refinery’s employees discussed at the meeting with Anatoly Karpov the prospects for the world power sector and chess sport development in Russia. In their turn, the refinery’s employees told the Deputy about their emerging chess team which is planning to take part in citywide chess championships.



July 11, 2014

ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY’S CREDIT RATING AFFIRMED AT “A+”

National Rating Agency has affirmed Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s national scale credit rating at “À+” with a positive outlook. The rating level assigned to the refinery reflects high growth rates of the Company’s business.

At year-end 2013, the refinery’s key financial performance indicators including revenues and equity have considerably increased. The Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC has implemented all its objectives for 2013 in full including one of the main strategical goals to bring the refinery’s installed processing capacity to 7.74 million tons of oil per annum. The company has a clear-cut development strategy being implemented by rasing long-term funding from major Russian banks.

The credit rating assigned to a company reflects the opinion on the company’s ability to meet, in full, its financial obligations, both current and arising in the course of its activities for a period of up to 1 year.



July 11, 2014

WEST SIBERIAN BANK OF SBERBANK ESTABLISHES DOCUMENTARY LIMIT FOR ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY CJSC

West Siberian Bank of Sberbank of Russia has opened a RUB 5 billion multi-currency limit for Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC for trade finance operations using unsecured letters of credit.

The decision will enable Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC to streamline its relations with both oil suppliers and equipment vendors, as well as with contractors as part of the commissioning of Workflow Phase III facilities under the modernization project.

The agreement was signed as part of the long-term cooperation strategy between Sberbank and Antipinsky Oil Refinery.



July 04, 2014

COKE DRUMS FOR ANTIPINSKY OIL REFINERY TO BE DELIVERED VIA THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE

On July 4, two coke drums for Antipinsky oil refinery weighing over 930 metric tonnes were shipped from the Spanish port of Gijon. The drums will be delivered from Spain to Tyumen by sea. Each coke drum weighs over 465 tons and has a length up to 42 meters, in other words, the height of the coke drum in a horizontal position (including the height of the trailer on which the coke drums were loaded for transportation through the city) is over 9 meters, which is comparable to the height of a four-storey building.

Then, the coke drums were loaded on a special barge with carrying capacity of more than 1000 tonnes.

The cargo sea route runs from the port of Gijon through the Bay of Biscay, goes around west England, Ireland, along the Norway shores, through the Barents and White Seas, to the city of Murmansk. After that, the cargo will be delivered by sea along the coast of the Russian Federation to the Kara Sea, and then the barge carrying the coke drums will continue sailing up the river: from the initial point where the Ob river flows out into the Kara Sea, across the territories of the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Areas, and further to the confluence point with the Irtysh river. Then, passing the city of Khanty-Mansiisk, the barge will change direction and sail up the river to the city of Tobolsk, where the coke drums will be reloaded onto other barges for further sailing on the Tobol river to the city of Tyumen. Temporary quays will be built in Tobolsk and Tyumen to receive the coke drums. Upon arrival to the quay in the city of Tyumen, the coke drums will be delivered to the construction site of the Antipinsky oil refinery using special trailers.

Coke drums are the main element of delayed coking units. They are used for the production of petroleum coke lumps from heavy oil residues of primary and secondary processing (tars, fuel oils, cracked residues, etc.) as part of delayed coking units, which are an important element in production of high-quality fuels by processing oil residues.


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