Tag Archives | Russia

emerson lukoil 1.jpg

Chemical adverts #18: Emerson and Lukoil in Russia’s Arctic

Emerson’s “Extreme Oil” advert is overlooking London Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 security queues. It is part of Emerson Technology’s series on “It’s never been done before,” about Lukoil’s expansion of its exports from the Timan-Pechora basin in Russia’s Arctic northwest through Varendey, the world’s northernmost oil terminal.“Weather conditions in this region are better suited for […]

Continue Reading
DSC04550.JPG

PHOTOS: MRC Russian Polymers Summit 2011

The second Russian Polymers Summit, organised by MRC and supported by ICIS, took place in Moscow last week.  One of the keynote speakers was Sibur president Mr Dmitry Konov, captured here in a pre-conference interview with MRC. Click here for Sergei Blagov’s article for ICIS news on Mr Konov’s speech and the key themes from the summit. Our own Linda […]

Continue Reading

VIDEO: Russian Polymers Summit – November 2011

  The promotional video for the forthcoming second ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Conference in Moscow in November has some entertaining video footage of Linda and me, dubbed into Russian.   The photos and video are from last year’s event, which had some really good papers and a remarkable level of audience participation.

Continue Reading

BP – from British to Bolshoi to Bolshevik

BP’s deal with Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, has come in for a predictable backlash in the US. The company which was regularly referred to during the US Gulf Macondo disaster as “British Petroleum” is now being called “Bolshoi Petroleum.”   In Saturday’s papers, the US press was quoted calling BP “Bolshevik Petroleum.” And […]

Continue Reading
trump palm beach mansion.jpg

Russian fertilizer billionaire facing “biggest divorce settlement in history”

The wife of a Russian fertilizer tycoon is demanding $6 billion in a divorce settlement which is set to be the largest in history, according to an article in the Daily Mail. The secrecy-loving billionaire made his fortune from the Uralkali potash mining company, and is estimated to be the world’s 79th richest person. He […]

Continue Reading
IMG_0559.JPG

MORE PHOTOS: ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers in Moscow

Some more photos of last week’s ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit have arrived this afternoon from Svetlana at MRC in Kharkiv. 1 Speakers from Nizhnekamsk (Yevgeniy Tsyganov, Deputy General Director for Commerical Issues) and Lukoil (Alexander Rappoport, Director for Gas and Power Activities and Sales of Petrochemical and Gas Products) 2 Sergei Yaremenko of MRC 3 […]

Continue Reading

Russian Polymers Summit versus Aromatics Conference – East v West

The Blog observed some key differences between east European and west European ICIS petchem conferences, while sitting quietly in the audience at last week’s ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow.   1 East: Loads of very direct questions from the floor, even complaints and personal digs. West: A small number of courteous questions couched in […]

Continue Reading
Moscow20104.JPG

PHOTOS: ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit

Everyone who is anyone in Russian polymers was there. I don’t know how our working partners at MRC managed to get such a star line-up of speakers, but it certainly pulled in a crowd.   Speakers from Sibur, Lukoil and Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) lined up for the first session of the morning at the ICIS-MRC Russian […]

Continue Reading
Moscow 2010 2 Linda.JPG

Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow

The ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow yesterday saw 150 delegates, mostly from Russia and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) spending a day listening to some top name speakers from the key players in the region.   It was also blessed by the presence of our own Linda Naylor – famous in Russia, I’m reliably […]

Continue Reading
moscow smog Rex 8 aug 2010.jpg

ICIS Russian joint venture

ICIS has announced a joint venture with specialist Former Soviet Union (FSU) based benchmark price provider MRC, to extend our presence in the Russian plastics market.   The announcement from ICIS and MRC went out on 12 August, including the news that the two companies will be holding a one-day “Russian Polymers Summit” on 14 October […]

Continue Reading