Production of Lubricants
Rosneft has a rapidly developing lubricants business. Rosneft was the second-largest producer of lubricants in Russia in 2010.
Lubricants are produced at the Angarsk refinery, at the Novokuibyshevsk oils and additives plant, whose production cycle is associated with the Novokuibyshevsk refinery, and also by a specialized subsidiary, Moscow Plant Nefteproduct, which produces a unique range of lubricants. Rosneft also has a specialized scientific research institute focused on the lubricant segment.
Overall annual capacity of Rosneft lubricant plants is in excess of 600,000 tonnes of ready products, including 485,000 tonnes of lubricants (motor oils, industrial oils, base oils), 10,000 tonnes of motor oil additives and 115,000 tonnes of other products (paraffin, petrolatum, wax, extracts, etc.). Rosneft plants produce a range of more than 100 types of lubricants, providing for the needs of large industrial enterprises as well as motorists.
The Company’s lubricant plants produced 580,600 tonnes of lubricants, additives and other related products in the reporting year, which is 7.8% more than in 2009. Output of saleable lubricants was 466,600 tonnes.
The Novokuibyshevsk Plant began production of Rosneft Optimum SG/CD engine oils (SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-40) in 2010, using its own additives. The products have been approved by the leading Russian car manufacturer, OJSC AvtoVAZ and by the Russian Association of Automotive Engineers. Rosneft also began production of an anti-wear additive to diesel fuel under the Complexal-EKO D brand. The additive passed full-scale testing at the APL-Landau independent test center in Germany, and additional tests have been carried out for compatibility with bio-fuel. The additive has been declared compatible with bio-components, which creates potential for export sales.
Development of lubricant production
In 2009 the Company developed and approved a program for upgrading of lubricant production at Rosneft divisions. The program includes construction of a hydrotreatment facility for base oil components at the Novokuibyshevsk Refinery, optimization of lubricant blending, and expansion of packaging lines. Rosneft also plans to expand lubricant output by the Angarsk Petrochemical Company.
The Company’s strategic objective is production of world-class lubricants and additives, matching Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards.