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Oil and gas industry announcements: December 4 2014

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AVEVA has been ranked Britain’s Most Admired Company for the software and computer services sector. The Management Today award, now in its 24th year, saw AVEVA selected ahead of such industry giants as Telecity and Sage. AVEVA was recognised by a peer review process after scoring highly in a number of categories including capacity to innovate, quality of management and quality of goods and services.


Customers, business partners and employees from across the UK and Ireland gathered at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull to help Drager celebrate 215 years of heartfelt dedication. The event was organised as a thank you to enable guests to share in the company’s special celebrations. One of the highlights was the disclosure of Drager moments. A selection of 15 key moments that takes the viewer on a journey through the 125 years history of the company.


dmg::events (UK) Ltd have won the Exhibition of the Year award for Gastech at the inaugural Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Connect Awards 2014. The awards celebrate and reward the very best in events, highlighting the stand out companies, teams and individuals that bring a live experience to life. The Exhibition of the Year category recognises a stand out exhibition that can demonstrate success on all the required fronts essential to a modern exhibition business.

Judges felt that Gastech was a bold and ambitious move that achieved great results. The financial success and innovate approach exceeded all expectations and the judges were unanimous that this impressive entry was a clear winner from a very competitive shortlist.

Gazprom Neft

The Board of Directors of Gazprom Neft has reviewed information on the progress of the modernisation of the company’s oil refining facilities, and the sourcing of products for the domestic market.

A quadripartite agreement signed between Gazprom Neft and the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, and the Federal Service for Ecological, Technical and Nuclear Supervision in July 2011 established the company’s obligations regarding its fulfilment of investment programmes in oil refining and the production of oil products, consistent with regulatory requirements. Pursuant to its obligations a complex for hydrotreatment of FCC gasolines and diesel fuels at its Omsk refinery, as well as facilities for light naphtha isomerisation and FCC gasolines hydrotreatment at its Moscow plant. Total investment in the fulfilment of these projects is in the order of RUB27 billion.

Implementation programmes directed at improving the quality of the fuels produced allowed Gazprom Neft, from as early as 2013 and ahead of schedule, to transfer completely to the production of Euro 4 and 5 gasoline and diesel fuels, consistent with Russian regulation. High octane gasoline and diesel fuels produced at the company’s Omsk and Moscow refineries are now fully compliant with Euro 5 emission standards.

Projects being implemented over the next three years include, at the Omsk refinery, reconstruction of a catalytic cracking unit, reconstruction of an alkylation unit with increased production capacity, and construction of a MTBE facility, and at the Moscow refinery construction of a catalytic reforming unit and reconstruction of a catalyst cracking unit, again with increased capacity. Following such thorough modernisation Gazprom Neft’s Russian refineries are expected to achieve international standards of refining complexity.

Protec Fuel

Offering the first E15 in Florida, Saratosa’s Easy Stop Citgo and a Ft. Myers Marathon are both holding kickoff events with substantial discounts on E15 and E85 fuel. The stations partnered with Mid State Energy based in Lake Wales, and Protec Fuel to launch 88 octane E15 fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular gas. The stations also see E85 fuel and B20 biodiesel fuel, which makes these convenience stores big players in emissions reducing, renewable fuels.

Venture Global

Venture Global LNG, Inc. is pleased to announce former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Poneman served as deputy secretary of energy from May 2009 until October 2014, with responsibilities spanning the range of US energy policies and programs, including cyber security, project management, national security and international cooperation. His efforts in incident management and emergency response included the Fukushima accident, the 2011 drawdown from the US SPR and Hurricane Sandy.

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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