From the very first days of commercial oil and gas production in the Tyumen Region, a strange misbalance has formed and taken root for a long time – a major oil and gas province of Russia where the most part of Russian reserves of oil (72%) and natural gas (91%) is concentrated – has re-exported oil processing products: gasoline, oil residue, lubricating oil, diesel fuel, for many decades, from Omsk, Ufa, Perm.
In November 2006, the industrial landscape of the region and the whole Urals Federal District considerably changed – commissioning of Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC 1st workflow phase opened the first page in the history of full-scale oil processing on the Tyumen Region territory. Implementation of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery project, which can be easily called international, has become unique in the industry in terms of some parameters. For the first time in the past 30 year, a modern private “greenfield” oil refinery has been built. The best Russian companies and foreign partners have been engaged in project engineering, construction and installation of the facilities and equipment. The enterprise was created without attraction of state funds or any other “forms” of popular now state-private partnership. Until today, Antipinsky Oil Refinery remains the only commercial oil processing plant in the Tyumen Region and in the whole Urals District – in terms of the volume, quality, product range, environmental parameters, and logistics infrastructure.
Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC strategic partnersin the Russian and foreign markets are leading foreign companies, including VITOL, GLENCORE, MERCURIA, LITASCO.
The plant first workflow phase design capacity was 400 thousand tons per year. From the date of its putting into operation, the enterprise has been following the way of continuous technical and structural development, almost every year increasing its capacity and the share in the Urals market of fuel and lubricants.
First of all, the first line was subjected to technical re-equipment, already from 2008, its actual capacity has been 740 thousand tons of products per year.
In May 2010, the plant 2nd workflow phase with the capacity of 2.75 MIO tons was started up which, in two years time, also underwent technical modernization and reached the capacity of 3.5 MIO tons per year. Thus, from November 2012, the plant total capacity (Crude Unit 1 + Crude Unit 2) is 4.2 MIO tons per year.
345 thousand tons of them were extracted and processed from the deposit owned by partner company Tarkhovskoye LLC.
Antipinsky Oil Refinery is connected to JSC “Transneft” oil trunk pipelines with the total capacity of 6 MIO tons per year, taking into account the enterprise development, including the third workflow phase.
“NEVER LOOK BACK!”
At 9.00 a.m. on January 29, 2013, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery team celebrated a kind of jubilee – a ten millionth ton of oil was processed. But it did not make the reason for the refinery management and employees to look back and remember the past. “Never look back!” – under this silent slogan, the enterprise sets new tasks in accordance with its best working traditions. First of all, such tasks involve implementation of projects aimed at increase of the processing capacity up to 7.5 MIO tons per year, achievement of the refining depth of 94%, and production of “Euro-5” standard fuel
Already in 2013, Antipinsky Oil Refinery plans to complete the first stage of the third workflow phase (general contractor – “Velesstroy” LLC) – today, right before the eyes, Crude Unit 3 is acquiring its final shape, it will allow to increase the plant crude oil refining capacity up to 7.5 MIO tons per year. Together with the unit, a commercial diesel fuel tank farm of 80 thousand tons and crude oil tank farm of 60 thousand tons, plus modern effluent treatment facilities are put into operation. Completion time is the 4th quarter of 2013.
At the second stage, a distillate hydro-treatment unit will be constructed (with Danish company Haldor Topsoe as the process licensor and basic design developer) what will allow the enterprise to rise to a principally new quality level, bringing the diesel fuel quality in line with the Euro-5 requirements (with sulphur content not exceeding 10 ppm), ensuring the necessary setting point and a possibility to produce winter and arctic diesel fuel. To support the hydro-treatment unit operation, it is planned to build a hydrogen production unit and free sulphur production unit with a granulation section. Commissioning is planned for the 4th quarter of 2014.
One year later, in the 4th quarter of 2015, commissioning of a unit for vacuum tower bottoms delayed coking combined with an atmospheric residue vacuum distillation section is expected, and the oil processing depth will be increased up to 94%. Diesel fuel output will increase up to 50% of the total processing volume. The process licensor and basic design developer is American company “Foster Wheeler”.
The coke resulting from vacuum tower bottoms coking is highly demanded in metallurgy and will surely find its permanent consumer.
In the first half of 2016, the enterprise plans passing over to production of “Euro-5” standard top bracket gasoline with the octane number of at least 95 points by the research method. It will be possible due to commissioning of a continuous catalytic reformer and isomerization plant. The process licensor is company “UOP”.
By 2017-2018, upon completion of the construction of a vacuum gas oil hydrocracker unit which will use as the raw material the company own vacuum gas oil from the vacuum tower bottoms delayed coking unit and vacuum distillation unit and the second hydrogen production unit, Antipinsky Oil Refinery will acquire its final image of the most up-to-date and high-tech enterprise in Russian oil processing.
The refinery has a good financial base to implement such large-scale projects. Thus, in 2012, Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC proceeds grew by 27% and reached 55.7 billion rub. The refinery net profit in 2012 increased by 10% in comparison with the previous year and amounted to more than 1.25 billion rub. EBITDA for 2012, taking into account the other group companies, was 190 MIO US dollars.
The amount of investments up to 2015 is planned at the level of 2 billion dollars. In March 2012, JSC “Gazprombank”, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and CJSC “Raiffeisen Bank” together with Glencore International AG, Vitol S.A., CJSC “Globexbank”, and West LB AG (London) entered a multicurrency facility agreement on granting to Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC of a term loan facility and a revolving line of credit for the total amount of up to 750 MIO dollars with the security in the form of pre-export and export financing elements.