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04.09.2014 16:07

The second SOCAR OGPC FORUM will take place in November

The SOCAR OGPC FORUM will take place from 5-6 November this year at the Fairmont Baku hotel under the imitative of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). This is the second forum dedicated to the Oil and Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex project. The first SOCAR OGPC FORUM took place in April 2012 and attracted a lot of positive feedback. The forum is organised by Caspian Event Organisers (CEO), Iteca Caspian and INBC Consulting.

Now, the initiators of the OGPC project are entering the second engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) stage of the project, which is the stage when actual implementation begins.† This Forum will offer a unique opportunity for leading global and local companies to present the experience, technologies and other resources in the oil and gas processing and petrochemical field that they are ready to use in the implementation of the OGPC project to leading figures and officials in the industry. This yearís forum will act as a platform for those companies that will be involved in turnkey construction and service provision during the construction of gas and oil processing factories to interact and cooperate. Invited forum participants include EPC and other subcontractors, engineering companies, licensor, global manufacturers of gas and oil processing and petrochemical equipment, logistics companies, construction companies, suppliers of materials and solutions, technical consultants, financial institutions, legal and financial experts and environmental consultants. It is possible to take part in the Forum as a Sponsor, speaker or representative, through presenting a stand and also by placing advertising in the Forum catalogue.

The two day Forum will cover the following subjects: EPC stages of large-scale oil and gas processing and petrochemical projects; Technological innovations in downstream; Major equipment, materials and services for oil and gas industry; Financial economic and legal characteristics of oil and gas processing and petrochemical projects; Marketing and logistics trends of OGPC feedstock and product markets; Local contractorsí experience in large-scale projects.

It is planned for SOCAR President Rovnag Abudullaev to open the forum. Participation and reports are expected from senior officials from appropriate government bodies, vice-presidents of SOCAR and heads of leading global companies that will present unique technologies in the industry and their experience and knowledge of similar projects. Reports will be made by SOCAR Vice-President for Strategic Development Tofig Gahramanov, General Director of SOCAR Turkey Kenan Yavuz, Advisor to the President of SOCAR Afghan Isayev, Deputy General Director of OGPC Emil Alhasli, Managing Director of STAR Refinery in Turkey Robert Storey, General Director of SOCAR-Polymer Farid Jafarov, Deputy General Director of OGPC Shamil Akimov, Vice-President, Marketing & Applied Technology of Emerson Travis Hesketh, Global Refining and Fuels Marketing Manager of Air Products Philip Morris, Deputy General Director of OGPC Azer Alibayli, Head of Legal Division of OGPC Sanan Tapdıgov, Head of Marketing and Logistics Division of OGPC Ruslan Latifov, Vice President / Central Asia & Caucasus LI Development of Air Liquide Asylkhan Serikov, General Director of REM Services Rafail Shirinov and a number of other important speakers.

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is the General Sponsor of SOCAR OGPC FORUM. The Gold Sponsors of the FORUM are Emerson, Linde AG, Tekfen Construction, Technical Reunidas, while the Silver Sponsors are Air Products, Air Liquide, RLG International limited and Honeywell AS. Bronze Sponsors include GAMA, Mammoet, Bechtel, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric and Socar Foster Wheeler. The forumís legal partner is PWC Azerbaijan company, and consulting partner is Clifford Chance company.

Among the companies to have confirmed their participation in the Forum to date are Alstom, Azmeco, Azmetko, Borusan Makina, CB&I, DistributionNOW, EDL Anlagenbau Geselllschaft GmbH, Eurotecnica Contractors and Engineers, GAMA, Hoerbiger, Ineos, Intertek, Intra, Itochu, MANRO, Marubeni Corporation, METAG İnshaat, Mitsubishi Corporation, Petrofac, PJSC ďSumy Frunze NPOĒ, Providence Doytch Limited, REM Services, Renaissance, Heavy Industries, Severodonetsky ORGHIM, Stamicarbon, SOCAR Turkey Enerji, STAR Refinery, Tecnimont, Total, Yamata İnshaat, etc.

The Forum will become an excellent opportunity for both foreign and local companies to receive reliable and detailed information about the development of the project, find out about the experiences of key players in the market and have direct negotiations with companies that will be involved in various tenders related to the OGPC project.

Information about the project:

The OGPC project will involve the construction of gas processing plant with a capacity of 12 mlrd m3, petrochemical plant of base polymers with a capacity 800 thousand tonnes and oil refinery plant with a capacity 8.6 mln tonnes per year respectively. A utilities section is also planned for the complex, including an autonomous power supply unit. The complex will be located 60 km from Baku. It is planned to begin a stage by stage process to put the complex into operation starting from 2019.

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