Business programme

Foreign Competency Substitution in the Industrial Support of Russian LNG Projects

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons
Congress Centre, conference hall B3

Expanding production capacities and developing high-tech skills in hydrocarbon production and processing is impossible without the support of modern and high quality technologies. The issue of import substitution in the Russian oil and gas sector came to the fore several years ago, and the events of recent months have put the spotlight on the need to develop homegrown technologies to replace foreign ones. Liquefied natural gas production is no exception, and the industry is also feeling the squeeze resulting from foreign countries abandoning the import of equipment on which Russian companies are dependent. In light of this, Russian authorities and industry representatives need to seek out solutions to move LNG projects forward. What should be done to help drive forward the LNG development strategy in the current environment? How quickly can Russian technologies and equipment be developed to meet the country’s LNG production targets? Which liquefaction technologies will the domestic industry rely on? How can we create incentives for R&D and innovation and the production of LNG equipment? Who will be the EPC contractor for LNG projects?

Dmitry Butrin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Economic Policy Section, Kommersant Publishing House

Dmitry Evstafiev, Chief Executive Officer, NIPIGAS
Mikhail Ivanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Andrey Nikipelov, General Director, Atomenergomash
Yury Skrynnik, Managing Director, HMS Compressors Business Unit (HMS Group)
Pavel Sorokin, First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Valery Bondarenko, General Director, KONAR
Alexander Konyukhov, Chief Executive Officer, Power Machines
Arseniy Naumov, Deputy Commercial Director, GPB Asset Development
Yan Tsenter, General Director, UZTM-KARTEX