Gazprom Neft’s PRO catalysis forum is now a worldwide event
Moscow. The third annual PRO Catalysis Forum, organised by Gazprom Neft and highlighting issues relating to catalyst development, production and usage in oil refining, has taken place in St Petersburg. The 2019 event has now reached an international scale, with the conference attended by more than 160 specialists, including oil company and refinery representatives, catalyst producers, technology licensors, raw materials producers, consulting companies, and research and development organisations from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, the Netherlands, Serbia and the United States.
Forum participants discussed the outlook for Russia’s oil refining and petrochemicals industries, analysing current trends on the global catalyst market and discussing in detail predicted changes in supply and demand for oil products on the domestic and international markets. Delegates focussed, in particular, on making the greatest possible use of modern high-tech catalysts’ full characteristics and properties in improving economic efficiency in oil refining and petrochemicals production.
Gazpromneft-Catalytic Systems CEO Alexander Chembulaev stressed: «The PRO Catalysis Forum has, in a very short period of time, become one the industry’s key events, offering a forum for lively dialogue between manufacturers, suppliers, clients and academics. The need for that sort of dialogue is dictated by the market itself, which today demands not just separate, individual “producers” and “customers”, but a holistic and integrated ecosystem. Our new catalyst production facility — now in active development and construction — is a good example of precisely that sort of ecosystem. This new enterprise will provide a direct link with the scientific community, will offer a wide-ranging service model, and will make it possible to fine-tune catalyst composition in line with specific customer needs».