Refining & Petrochemicals
Capacity: 9.5 million tonnes.
Bashneft – Ufaneftekhim is one of the largest refineries in Russia, it uses advanced technologies and specializes in refining several types of hydrocarbons (West Siberian oil, a
Bashneft – Ufaneftekhim has fuel, gas catalysis, goods production and service units and aromatic hydrocarbons production. Tens of technological units operate at the refinery, including practically all units ensuring a high rate of crude oil refining depth (delayed coking, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, deasphalting, visbreaking, bitumen production).
Capacity: 7.5 million tonnes
Bashneft – Ufimsky refinery plant is one of the most
The technological workflow of the refinery ensures complex and deep oil refining using highly efficient thermic, catalytic and hydrogenation processes. The refinery’s modern technological equipment produces
To achieve 100% output of
Capacity: 7.1 million tonnes
Products: gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, engine, transmission and other special oils, vacuum gas oil,
Bashneft – Novoil is one of the biggest producers of
The flexible technological schemes refine various types of hydrocarbons — low- and
In 2011, the refinery continued to produce
The refineries are adjacent to each other and closely cooperate as a single processing complex. This enables the Group to select the best refining configuration and maximize the economic impact.
Due to its flexible configuration, Bashneft’s refining complex can process various types of hydrocarbons: low- and
Bashneft’s refining complex includes a wide range of modern
A delayed coker, sulphuric acid alkylation and sulphuric acid regeneration units, a catalytic cracking gasoline hydrotreater and a hydrogen production unit commissioned over the last few years have enabled the Group to become an industry leader in terms of refining depth (85.8%) and the share of light products (68.0%) and to ensure the feasibility of producing 100% of fuel to the Euro 5 standard in accordance with the Technical Regulations.
One of the largest aromatic hydrocarbon production complexes in Russia processes
In order to improve the organizational structure, in 2013 we centralized management of the three refineries and introduced uniform principles and standards. This helped to improve the organization and production efficiency and enhance business process transparency.
Key refining indicators
|Crude oil distillation capacity, million tonnes per year||24.1||24.1||23.2|
|Oil refining per year, million tonnes||21.4||21.7||19.1|
|Total refinery output, million tonnes||19.6||19.9||17.7|
|Share of light products||60.4%||61.1%||68.0%|
In 2015, Bashneft’s refining complex in Ufa processed 19.1 million tonnes of oil (140 million barrels), which was 11.7% less than in 2014. At the same time, the output of gasoline and diesel fuel remained at the level reached in 2014. Flexible approach to use of the production capacities enabled the Group to maximize the product mix value under the currently existing macroeconomic and tax environment due to increased output of light petroleum products In this regard, the refining depth increased to 85.8% and share of light products amounted to 68%.
Product mix of Bashneft Group’s refining complex, million tonnes
||2013||2014||2015||Change, 2015 vs. 2014, %|
|Gasoline (including SNG)||4.88||5.00||4.95||-1.0|
|Total (commercial petroleum products)||19.65||19.94||17.71||-11.1|
In 2015, the refining complex produced 17.7 million tonnes of petroleum products. An 11.2% decline over 2014 was mainly due to an increase in operational efficiency and a reduction in the output of
Our product mix consists predominantly of diesel fuel (42%) and gasoline (28%). Despite a decline in refining, the output of main types of light products remained almost unchanged compared to 2014: gasoline production totalled 4,953 thousand tonnes, while the output of diesel fuel amounted to 7,426 thousand tonnes.
Motor gasoline production by grade
Diesel fuel production by grade
Furthermore, in 2015, 95.7% of produced motor gasoline and almost 100% of diesel fuel met the Euro 5 standard, compared to 90.7% and 36.0% respectively in 2014. Euro 3 and Euro 4 gasoline accounting for 4% of the total output was produced in order to meet the needs of the Kazakhstani market.
At the same time, in 2015, Bashneft continued to reduce the output of
In addition, according to the renewed strategy, Bashneft has been developing production of niche products, such as jet and marine fuels and lubricants, which have a high potential for growth of domestic demand.
In 2015, the output of niche products declined by 4%, while their share in the total output of petroleum products increased to 15%. Structure optimization is aimed at maximizing economic performance in the current macroeconomic environment.
Production of niche and additional products, million tonnes
|Product||2013||2014||2015||Share in 2015|
|Low-viscosity marine fuel||0.09||0.3||0.29||11%|
Despite being a leader in the oil refining segment, PJSOC Basheft continues to invest in upgrading its refining capacities, as it rightly believes that modernization helps to make the Company more competitive.
Major upgrade projects completed in 2014
|Construction of sulphur recovery unit train 5 at Ufaneftekhim||
In June 2015, elemental sulphur recovery unit was placed in operation at Ufaneftekhim (train 5).
The unit should help reduce negative impact of the production operations on the environment by utilizing sulphurous gas with a hydrogen sulphide degree sulphur conversion into sulphur at least 98%.
|Construction of a treated recycled water cooling plant for the catalytic cracking complex||
The project implementation in June 2015 made it possible to increase the catalytic cracking complex loading to design level by improving the process stream cooling efficiency through the use of lithium bromide absorption refrigerating machines.
This resulted in an increase in the output of target products such as diesel fuel, light catalytic gas oil, propane-propylene (PPF) and butane-butylene fractions (BBF).
Key refinery upgrade projects up to 2019
|Name||Goal||Expected completion date|
Construction of one up-to-date unit to replace three obsolete ones with performance capacity equal to their aggregated capacity should allow improve the refinery energy efficiency and operating reliability.
Construction of a delayed coker
Construction of a delayed coker is aimed at increasing the oil refining depth: refining of heavy petroleum residues to yield light petroleum products, coke, PPF and BBF.
Aromatic hydrocarbons production complex upgrade
The project should raise the commercial production of paraxylene up to 260 thousand tonnes per year and should also have positive impact on the energy efficiency of the complex.
Upgrades of the biological wastewater treatment facilities
The environmental project is intended to improve the quality of treated wastewater discharged into the Belaya river.
Construction of the oil sludge processing plant
The project is intended to minimize the negative impact on the environment from the waste recycling and disposal of accumulated and newly generated oily wastes.
Construction of train 5 of the sulphur recovery unit
The project is intended to reduce negative impact of the production operations on the environment. The sulphur recovery unit should help increase utilization of sulphurous gas with a degree of H2S-to-sulphur conversion efficiency reaching 99.5% and should create spare capacity for hydrogen sulphide utilization for future development projects.
|Construction of train 6 of the sulphur recovery unit||2016–2018|
In 2013, under a resolution of the Board of Directors, JSOC Bashneft’s key petrochemical assets (including OJSC Ufaorgsintez) were consolidated within JSC United Petrochemical Company (UPC). Later, as part of non-core asset divestment process, Bashneft’s Board of Directors resolved to sell all shares in JSC UPC held by Bashneft to OJSC JSFC Sistema. However, the deal was not completed, and JSC UPC passed into the ownership of JSOC Bashneft once again in October 2014.
Petrochemical assets traditionally form part of Bashneft’s production complex.
Bashneft’s petrochemical complex includes:
- PJSC Ufaorgsintez,
- LLC Tuimazinskoye Gas Processing Plant,
- LLC Shkapovskoye Gas Processing Plant.
The petrochemical assets also include the aromatic hydrocarbon production facility of the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim Branch.
Petrochemical production, thousand tonnes
Petrochemical commercial production, thousand tonnes
|Liquefied petroleum gases||84.3||117.2||149.5|
|Bisphenol A (diphenylolpropane)||27.2*||39.5||44. 5|
* Diphenylolpropane production is part of operations of OJSC Ufaorgsintez starting from July 1, 2013
**The figures presented in the table show the output of petrochemicals for the full year, not only for the period when JSC UPC was owned by Bashneft
Currently, the Group is implementing a range of measures to improve the performance of the petrochemical complex, streamline the management structure and update the project portfolio.