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Rosneft Improves Efficiency of Oil Products Transportation

24 June 2014

For the scope of increase loading of railroad tanks with dark oil products Rosneft expands the use of thermal imagery technology. Being already implemented at the Ryazan refinery this progressive technology was also adopted at the Novokuybishevsk, Kuybishevsk and Syzran refineries as well as the Angarsk Petrochemical Company (all of the stated – Rosneft subsidiaries). Due to application of this advanced technology the Company will get economic benefit of more than 100 million rubles in 2014 only.

Improvement of operating activities efficiency is a key priority for Rosneft. At the same time the Company is committed to development and implementation of the best technologies available in this area in order to increase its profit.

Use of thermal cameras allows increasing load of tanks with dark oil products and consequently raises operating and economical efficiency of logistic processes.

According to Russian Railways tariffs the cost of transportation services for dark oil products is calculated on the basis of tank capacity instead of actual weight of the transported cargo. Thus in case of failure to cube out a container, the consignor pays for "air transportation". The technology of filling level monitoring with the use of thermal cameras allows to avoid this. The method doesn't influence on time of oil products filling and minimize human factor influence. Moreover the additional filling of the tanks lead to an increase of operating efficiency by minimizing the needed quantity of rolling stock.

The stated technology is introduced

The analysis results showed that application of thermal cameras at Kuibyshev Refinery, Novokuibyshevsk Refinery, Syzran Refinery, Angarsk Petrochemical Company and Ryazan Petrochemical Company.brought economic benefit of 6.7 million rubles excluding VAT in May 2014. Considering the positive experience, Rosneft intent on broadening of technology application at its refineries.

Notes for Editors:

Thermal camera is a device, used for monitoring temperature distribution on the examined surface. Temperature distribution is reflected on the screen of thermal camera in the form of: color field, where each color corresponds to the certain temperature.

Information Division,
June 24, 2014