Gazprom Neft begins construction of synthetic base oils plant

Gazprom Neft has begun the construction of a hydroisodewaxing complex at its Omsk lubricants plant. This complex which has a capacity of 220,000 tonnes per year will produce base oils for high-tech synthetic lubricants used on modern automotive equipment and industrial machinery.

Construction of the hydroisodewaxing plant will be synchronised with the planned development of Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery. Feedstocks for the production of Group II and Group III quality base oils will be supplied from the hydrocracking unit at the deep refining complex.

This solution integrates the production of synthetic base oils into a single process chain, facilitating additional output of products in considerable demand on the market while further increasing refining depth (the “conversion factor”) at the Omsk Refinery. The new complex will further expand the premium G-Energy- and Gazpromneft synthetic lubricants product ranges.

Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales Gazprom Neft said, “this new complex will be able to meet the demand for those high-tech feedstocks essential in producing advanced synthetic lubricants, across all of our plants. Replacing imported alternatives with our own Group II and Group III base oils will allow us to cut the cost of ready-to-use motor oils while improving their competitiveness. Apart from which, the new complex will allow us to expand our premium G-Energy and Gazpromneft synthetic-lubricants ranges.”