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05.11.2014 10:04

SOCAR OGPC FORUM - unique opportunity to present the experience and technologies

The SOCAR OGPC FORUM will take place from 5-6 November this year at the Fairmont Baku hotel under the initiative 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. This 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 year’s forum will serve as a platform for those companies that will be involved in turnkey construction and service provision during the construction of gas and oil processing plants to interact and cooperate. Invited forum participants include EPC and other subcontractors, engineering companies, licensors, 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; Major equipment, materials and services for OGPC Project; Financial, economic and legal characteristics of oil and gas processing and petrochemical projects; Technological Innovations and market trends in gas chemical industry; Permitting, logistical, earthworks, environmental and other aspects of the implementation of large-scale projects; Local contractors’ experience in large-scale projects.

It is planned for SOCAR President Rovnag Abudullaev to open the forum. Participation and presentations 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, Vice-president of refining of SOCAR David Mammadov, President / CEO of SOCAR Turkey Enerji A.Ş. Kenan Yavuz, General Director of Southern Gas Corridor Company Afgan Isayev, Managing Director of STAR Refinery in Turkey Robert Storey, General Director of SOCAR-Polymer Farid Jafarov, Director of UREA PLANT Khayal Jafarov, Vice President, Marketing & Applied Technology of Emerson Travis Hesketh, Global refining and fuels marketing manager of Air Products Philip Morris, Head of Moscow Office – Russia & CIS, SACE Dmitry Prozorov, Head of department project finance of Euler Peter Ahlbrecht, Hermes, 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.

Among the companies to have confirmed their participation in the Forum to date are ABB, ACE Forwarding Caspian, ACE Group Consultants, AECOM, Air Liquide, Air Products, Akkord, ALE Caspian, Alstom Grid, As Group Investment, AVEVA, Axens, Azfen, Azmeco, Azmetko, Azvirt, BB Energy Trading, Bechtel, Blue Water Shipping, BNP Paribas, Borealis AG, Borusan Makina Servis ve Tic., Bureau Veritas, Caspian Pipe Coatings, CB & I, Clifford Chance Europe LLP, Consolidated Contractors Company, Cross Caspian Oil&Gas Logistics, CWS Caspian Wireline Services, Daelim Industrial Co., Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Das Kran Az, Deloitte & Touche, Distribution Now, Dupont, EBARA Pumps, EDL Anlagenbau Geselllschaft, Ekol, Emerson, Endress+Hauser Instruments International”, “ENKA Insaat ve Sanayi”, Environmental Resources Management, Eurotecnica Contractors and Engineers, EY, Falk Beratung, Flowserve Kazakhstan, Fluor, Foster Wheeler, GAMA, GE Oil & Gas, GRUPA LOTOS, GS E&C, Hoerbiger Zandov, Honeywell Process Solutions, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Improtex Trucks&Buses, Ineos Technologies, ING Bank, Inkoel, Intecha, Intercon, Intergraph, Intertek Global, Intesa Sanpaolo, Intra Trading, IOT-Vito Muhendislik Insaat ve Taahhut, ITOCHU, Kellogg Brown & Root, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, KIBAR Energy, Kobe Steel, Kobelco Machinery Europe, LARSEN & TOUBRO, LINDE, Lyondellbasell, Mammoet, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Mana Sanat Tejarat company, Manro International, Marsh Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers, Marubeni Corporation Japan, McKinsey Danismanlik Hizmetleri Limited Sirketi, Merichem company, Metag Insaat, Metso, MI-LLC Schlumberger, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co Ltd, National Engineering Company, Newman Martin and Buchan, Nobel Oil, Ntd Service, OMNI, Pall Corporation, Pentair, Petrofac International Providense Doyc, PWC, Qartal Tikinti Firması Sumqayıt, R & M Electrical Group Ltd., Renaissance Heavy Industries, RLG International Limited, Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Engineering Overseas Limited Projects, Saipem, Salzgitter Mannesmann International, Samsung Engineering Co, Sarens NV, Schneider Electric,Severodonetsky ORGHIM, Siemens, SIIRTEC NIGI SpA, SK Engineering & Construction, SOCAR, SOCAR FUGRO, Societe Generale, Sojitz, Stamicarbon BV, Sumy Frunze NPO, Tais IK (RemServices), Technip, Tecnicas Reunidas, TECNIMONT S.p.A., Tekfen Construction, Tekfen Engineering, Teknokon Endustri Tesisleri Ins ve Montaj, TML Insaat, Total, TOYO Engineering Corporation, Ustay Construction Contracting and Trading Company, UTC Caspian, Velosi, Vinson & Elkins RLLP, Vizir, Voith Turbo Guc Aktarma Teknigi, Worley Parsons, Yamata Insaat, Yokogawa Electric  etc.

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is the General Sponsor of SOCAR OGPC FORUM. The Gold Sponsors of the Forum are Emerson, Air Liquide, Linde AG, Tekfen Construction, Technical Reunidas, Technip, while the Silver Sponsors are ABB, Air Products, Akkord, Fluor, Honeywell AS, Endress and Hauser, KBR, RLG International. Bronze Sponsors include As Group, Bechtel, GAMA, Mammoet, Metso, Nobel Oil, OMNI, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric and Socar-Foster Wheeler Engineering. The forum’s Consulting Partner is PricewaterhouseCoopers, Legal Partner is Clifford Chance, Financial Partner is Societe Generale, Insurance Partner is Marsh, Environmental Partner is AECOM, IT Solutions Partner is Intergraph Pp&M, Strategic Partner EY, Advisory Partner is Deloitte Azerbaijan, General Media Partner is Caspian Energy Group.

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 bcma, petrochemical plant of base polymers with a capacity 860 thousand tonnes of Polymer (high density and low-density polyethylene and polypropylene). Utilities and off-sites planned for the complex will include construction of an autonomous Power Plant. The complex will be located 60 km from Baku. Completion of EPC works and start up of Phase 1 facilities is planned for the year 2020.

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