Red Mountain Energy: company news
Red Mountain Energy participates in the construction of the Adler CHPP
On January 21st 2013 the start-up ceremony for the Adler Combined Heat and Power Plant was held at in the Adler district of Sochi in Krasnodar. The power plant is part of the Olympic infrastructure and an important link in the energy security system in the region.
The event was attended by Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev; by Dmirty Kozac, Deputy Chairman of the Government; and Vladimir Ustinov, presidential envoy to the Southern Federal District. Also present were the Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak; the Regional Development Minister, Igor Slyunyaev; the Governor of Krasnodar, Alexander Tkachev; and the Chairman of the management committee of Gazprom, Alexey Miller.
The Adler CHPP brings a completely new energy facility in the infrastructure of Sochi. It will significantly improve the energy supply for the city and surrounding areas, and provide reliable electricity and heat for the Olympic and tourist facilities. Natural gas is the main fuel for the plant.
At the commissioning ceremony of the Adler CHPP, the power units were turned up to full capacity – 360 MW. During the 2014 Olympic games the station will supply more than a third of the predicted peak energy requirement. In the future, the station will also provide the Blinov district with heat.
Premium Engineering, a subdivision of Red Mountain Energy (USA), selected and delivered equipment for a booster pump station and subsequently conducted installation supervision and commissioning. After compressor station modules were delivered and installed, the equipment was then tested separately and as a whole unit. The customer has signed a Certificate confirming the completion of the work.
The power plant meets all modern engineering and environmental requirements, is highly efficient and has a low fuel consumption. The use of combined-cycle technology makes it possible to reduce emissions into the atmosphere, prevent pollution and increase humidity parameters.
Kazakh television features Red Mountain Energy project at the Kenlyk field, Kazakhstan
Red Mountain Energy features in a Kazakh television broadcast On November 15th 2012 Kazakh television news item on the problem of how to capture and use associated petroleum gas in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan.
Tribute was paid to the significant contribution made by Red Mountain Energy and the facility it has installed at the Kenlyk field in Kazakhstan.
Working for Kazfrac LLP, Red Mountain Energy has built gas treatment, dehydration and fractionation units, as well as installing auxiliary equipment. Kazfrac is in charge of the project to utilize associated petroleum gas at the Kenlyk field. Start-up and commissioning has recently taken place.
The plant makes it possible for associated petroleum gas to be transformed into propane and butane and gasoline. “These products are widely used as fuel in public services, as well as raw materials for organic synthesis plants,” reports the Khabar news agency.
Marat Dzhaukenov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Eurasian Development Bank said, “This project is unique and Red Mountain Energy was the first foreign company to introduce such equipment to Kazakhstan, and now we have the basis on which to develop the petrochemical industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Development Bank extended a loan of US$25 million. This money has been used to buy equipment, and to construct and install the plant.”
“We are able to sell energy products to neighbouring countries,” Marat Dzhaukenov emphasized. “CIS countries are interested in buying both propane and butane and stable natural gasoline, and this means an increase in exports from Kazakhstan and it opens up the whole of our petrochemical industry to future development which will lead to greater tax revenues and more jobs.”
It is thanks to Red Mountain Energy and the new facility it has installed with its state-of-the-art technology, that the whole region is now supplied with heat and electricity.
Red Mountain Energy takes part in Oil & Gas Turkmenistan Exhibition OGT 2012
Red Mountain Energy took part in the 17th International Oil & Gas Turkmenistan Exhibition, OGT 2012, which was held from 14-16 November in Ashgabat. The Exhibition was attended by leading oil and gas companies from Russia, China, USA, Germany, England, France, and Japan.
This was the first time Red Mountain Energy had taken part in this Exhibition and its 40 m2 stand was the perfect venue from which to showcase its EPC capabilities and latest projects. The Exhibition was very well attended, attracting a large number of visitors and participants who were able to examine the latest oil and gas technologies and project developments in the oil and gas sector and to consult Red Mountain Energy experts. The Exhibition also served as a business forum: Red Mountain Energy senior management held a number of meetings with potential customers, to promote future business in the region.
Peter Ludkovskiy, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Red Mountain Energy gave an interview to the local newspaper, “Independent Turkmenistan” on November 15, 2012. In particular he noted that, “Although we are taking part in OGT 2012 for the first time, we are not in fact newcomers to this region. Red Mountain Energy experts have been cooperating with Turkmen gas companies for three years, making the necessary assessments for the construction and equipment needed for a gas processing complex. The research we have done so far will serve as the basis for long term technology which can serve gas processing in Turkmenistan.”
“Our company has great experience in development of gas processing plants,” said Mr. Ludkovskiy. “For the past ten years we have worked successfully in the oil and gas market of Russia and Ukraine and for over five years we have a considerable business presence in Kazakhstan. It is part of our mission to introduce new technologies to Russia and the CIS. I am sure that our research here will result in the further development of natural gas production and processing in Turkmenistan, which has an immensely important oil and gas sector. We are proud to be part of its development. ”
International experts estimated that the amount of hydrocarbon resources in Turkmenistan exceeds 71 billion tons of oil enough to make Turkmenistan self sufficient in energy, and to leave a healthy energy surplus for export.
Red Mountain Energy takes part in Cryogen-Expo 2012 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy jointly with Premium Engineering took part in the 2012 Cryogen-Expo which was held from 6th to 8th November at the EXPOCENTER Exhibition Complex in Moscow.
This is the 11th international Cryogen-Expo and the only annual exhibition which specializes in cryogenic equipment, cryogenic processes and state-of-the-art solutions in the cryogenic sector. This year’s exhibition was attended by specialists from Russia, the CIS, China, Turkey, France, and the USA.
Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering shared a stand where they were able to showcase projects and services specifically designed for the cryogenic sector. During the exhibition over a hundred people visited the stand where they could assess the advantages of the close cooperation between Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering, EPC companies which are able to see a project through from start to finish, completing operations of varying complexity. Both companies provide professional consulting services to clients at all stages of project implementation. Potential clients were shown completed projects where Red Mountain Energy jointly with Premium Engineering performed a complete operations cycle.
Evgeny Tarasenko, the Chief Commercial Officer of Red Mountain Energy in the Ukraine was upbeat about the benefits of the Exhibition: “In our view, the Cryogen-Expo 2012 was held in a spirit of open cooperation. During the Exhibition we had positive business discussions which, hopefully, will lead to new business ventures in the future. Also, we had the opportunity to present our latest projects to cryogenic sector experts. We are regular participants of Cryogen–Expos held in Moscow, and it’s good to see that each year the organization of these Exhibitions improves, and the Exhibition itself is increasingly well attended by important international companies, offering excellent business opportunities to participants as well as to visitors”.
Red Mountain Energy To Participate In OGT 2012 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy will take part in OGT 2012, the 17th International Oil & Gas Turkmenistan Exhibition to be held on 14-16 November 2012 at the Ashgabat Exhibition Place Complex.
There will also be an Oil and Gas International Conference at the same time as the Exhibition, and the two events will be attended by 500 delegated from 30 countries. Both the Exhibition and the Conference have the full support of Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources.
OGT 2012 will include oil and gas processing and production, petrochemistry, pipeline transportation, drilling, geodetic surveys, ship building and port equipment. The exhibition will provide an excellent meeting place for company representatives to negotiate future business and discuss complexities of the industry including new technologies.
The Conference will focus on the development of Turkmenistan’s oil and gas sector, the application of new oil and gas processes and equipment in order to develop new and existing oil and gas fields.
This is the first time that Red Mountain Energy has taken part in this Exhibition. The company has a 40 m2 stand where it will showcase its latest EPC projects and offer the most up-to-date technological solutions for the oil and gas industry. Red Mountain Energy will emphasize its position as an EPC contractor, able to see a project through from start to finish and offering a complete range of turnkey solutions.
Red Mountain Energy sees huge potential in the Turkemistan oil and gas market, and for this reason the Company is delighted to participate in OGT 2012 and looks forward to developing its business in this region.
Red Mountain Energy is pleased to invite guests and Exhibition participants to visit its stand at the Ashgabat Exhibition Place complex.
Red Mountain Energy Appoints New Executive Director
Red Mountain Energy is pleased to announce that it has appointed Wolfgang Streer as its new Executive Director.
Wolfgang Streer was formerly in charge of gasification projects at Siemens where he worked for 27 years. He has in-depth experience of the coal industry and gasification projects. Wolfgang Streer graduated from the University of Applied Sciences at Regensburg in Germany, majoring in mechanical engineering and power generation. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) as certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Wolfgang Streer has managed projects of varying size and complexity including the building and commissioning of gas installations, large power stations and industrial production facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. He has implemented an impressive number of new research and development (R&D) projects for fuel gasification. He has extensive experience in general and project management, marketing and in the development of new business areas.
As Executive Director, Wolfgang Streer has a key role in developing business strategy at Red Mountain Energy. He will focus on identifying the immediate and long term targets of the company, offering innovative customer solutions and is implementing current projects; he will further improve the profitability of the company and at the same time promote growth.
Red Mountain Energy Completes Project Documentation for Novokuibyshevsk Refinery
Premium Engineering, part of Red Mountain Energy, St. Louis, USA, has finished the project documentation for a nitrogen plant and a liquid nitrogen storage facility at the Novokuibyshevsk oil refinery. The contractor for this project is OJSC Samaraneftekhimproekt and the basic design solutions, produced by Premium Engineering were accepted by the OJSC Novokuibyshevsk refinery as part of the hydrocracking unit.
Premium Engineering submitted its design proposals with comprehensive supporting data, in compliance with the requirements of the Glavgosexpertiza Federal Autonomous Establishment. As a result, Glavgosexpertiza gave its approval to the OJSC Novokuybyshevsky hydrocracking unit project.
OJSC Samaraneftekhimproekt sent a letter of thanks to Premium Engineering, paying tribute to the project director, chief project engineer, and other leading experts and managers in the company who contributed to the design documents which were then reviewed and endorsed by Glavgosexpertiza. The letter of thanks confirmed OJSC Samaraneftekhimproekt’s intention to continue working with Premium Engineering on this project, and also in the future.
Red Mountain Energy Participates In KIOGE 2012 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy took part in KIOGE 2012, Kazazhstan’s 20th Oil and Gas International Exhibition which was held from 2-5 October at Almaty’s Atakent Kazakh Business Cooperation Center.
KIOGE is the biggest oil and gas exhibition in Kazakhstan and indeed the whole of Central Asia. The 2012 exhibition was held at Pavilion #5 of the Atakent Kazakh Business Cooperation Center and attracted 547 companies from 23 countries. This year saw a 20% increase in the number of participating companies. Notably China, Russia, Kazakhstan, USA, Germany and Italy were all well represented. The event was supported by Republic of Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Ministry and the Kazakh National KazMunaiGaz Company. The Exhibition was warmly received by guests and delegates and government officials.
The Red Mountain Energy 40 m2 stand was visited by over 100 companies. Red Mountain Energy engaged in constructive meetings and negotiations with a large number of local and foreign businessmen and women who work in the oil and gas industry and related sectors.
“The KIOGE exhibition format combined with its business program of events provides a perfect opportunity for corporate market players to meet and discuss new projects, and to look to increase their market share”, said Peter Ludkovskiy, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Red Mountain Energy. “From our point of view this was an extremely useful and constructive Exhibition, because we recognize the growing importance of the Kazakhstan market,” he added.
At the Exhibition Red Mountain Energy was able to showcase its most recent projects in the oil and gas sector and to demonstrate its potential as an EPC contractor.
Red Mountain Energy Receives Letter of Thanks From Orenburg-Azot LLC
Premium Engineering LLC, part of Red Mountain Energy has received a letter of thanks from its client Orenburg-Azot LLC for its excellent and on-time, on-budget work in building and commissioning an air separation unit, a crucial part of a liquid gas production facility.
“We would like to thank your company for the high quality of its services, for sound engineering, rigorous supervision of design and start-up operations, all of which you performed most professionally,” reads the Orenburg-Azot LLC letter addressed to Premium Engineering.
Red Mountain Energy to Participate in Cryogen-Expo 2012
Red Mountain Energy, together with Premium Engineering will take part in Cryogen-Expo 2012 to be held from November 6th to 8th at Moscow’s Expocenter Central Exhibition Complex.
This is the 11th international Cryogen-Expo and the only exhibition of its kind in Russia dedicated to the cryogenic industry. Each year leading cryogenic market players take part in this exhibition, to showcase their achievements in the field of cryogenic processes and new equipment prototypes.
Cryogen-Expo is an effective networking platform for manufacturers of cryogenic equipment and products and also for those consumers and businesses which rely on cryogenic technology, such as the pharmaceutical industry and service providers of medical care.
The exhibition is geared to help business understand the latest developments in cryogenic thinking and there is a program of seminars and roundtable discussions to make it easy for cryogenic industry professionals to meet others in their industry, both producers and consumers, and take part in constructive discussions.
The main purpose of the exhibition is to exchange scientific and technical information, to explore existing and new applications of cryogenic processes worldwide and to discuss how to increase production, and develop economic ties within the cryogenic industry.
Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering will participate jointly in Cryogen-Expo 2012. Sharing a stand, the two companies will showcase their most recent cryogenic projects and explain to visitors the advantages of cooperating with an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) company which can implement a cryogenic project of varying size and complexity from start to finish. Visitors to the stand will also be introduced to state-of the-art cryogenic air separation processes.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering stand, №A03 located in Exhibition Hall 5.1 of the Expocenter Central Exhibition Complex.
Red Mountain Energy to supply an air separation plant to Guatemala
Red Mountain Energy (RME) and COMPANIA GUATEMALTECA DE NIQUEL (CGN) have signed an agreement under which RME will supply the equipment for an air separation plant as part of a cryogenic plant for the production of liquid oxygen and nitrogen, within the framework of the FeNix project in Guatemala.
The purpose of the FeNix project is to revive the extraction and processing of nickel ore in the deposit near Lake Izabal in Guatemala. Nickel ore was first mined here in 1974, but for economic reasons the work was suspended for many years. However, in recent times CGN has embarked on reviving production, making sure the new facilities meet today’s environmental standards as required in pyro-metallurgical processes.
Part of this project is to supply a new air separation plant (ASP) for the production of oxygen and nitrogen. The produced oxygen will be used in ferro-nickel melting processes; nitrogen will be used to provide explosion proof conditions for coal dust. The plant will produce 1 000 kg/hour of liquid oxygen or nitrogen.
According to the provisions of the contract, Red Mountain Energy will design the air separation plant, deliver equipment to the site, and also supervise the installation, start-up and commissioning. Design and manufacture of the ASP has already begun.
Most ASPs of the type delivered by RME are capable of extracting gaseous nitrogen, which in the long term increases production volumes of liquid nitrogen by using a highly effective gaseous nitrogen liquefier with an energy consumption of 0.85 kw-h/kg.
This air separation plant technology is based on a low pressure cryogenic cycle developed by Red Mountain Energy experts. Expanded air is boosted in a turboexpander compressor which increases the air pressure at the turboexpander inlet while energy consumption remains unchanged. This technology increases the cooling capacity of the entire air separation cycle.
In addition to the ASP other equipment to be delivered includes a centrifugal compressor, cryogenic tanks with a total capacity of 120 m3 with atmospheric evaporators, and also screw compressors to supply the enterprise with compressed air.
Red Mountain Energy will supply equipment to the site in the form of modular units which are ready for installation. In particular, the "warm" part of the plant will be delivered in the form of a single module which will reduce the time it takes to assemble, as well as costs relating to start-up and adjustment works.
Red Mountain Energy completes start-up and commissioning for an air separation plant in the Ryazan region
Premium Engineering, part of the Red Mountain Energy (St. Louis, USA), has completed the start-up and commissioning of an air separation plant on behalf of the Russian company, Kryogen, the leading manufacturer and supplier of gases in Ryazan and the surrounding area.
The installation has included: a double-flow cooling tower, a centrifugal air compressor and a gas separation plant for production of up to 1000 kg/hour of liquid oxygen or nitrogen. The plant ensures the production of high quality products: oxygen – 99.9 %, nitrogen - 5 ppm О2.
Premium Engineering prepared all working documentation for the equipment, then supervised the installation, start-up and commissioning. The air separation plant had been successfully put into operation and is now producing liquid oxygen and nitrogen. The time it took to implement the project, from the initial signing of the contract to project to start-up and commissioning was just over one year (13.5 months).
The plant increases the production of liquid nitrogen. As soon as an additional nitrogen liquefaction unit is put in place, the plant will double its productivity, while at the same time decreasing its consumption of electric power, thus making considerable financial savings. It is hoped that the two companies will continue to work together on other projects in the future.
Red Mountain Energy builds an associated petroleum gas recovery plant in Kazakhstan
Specialist engineers from Red Mountain Energy (St. Louis, USA), have completed a complex project to create an associated petroleum gas recovery plant at the Kenlyk deposit in the Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan. The client is Kazfrac LLC which has undertaken to recover associated petroleum gas from the Kenlyk field.
The work was completed with the participation of Russian and American specialists from Premium Engineering, part of Red Mountain Energy. The team has carried out a whole range of tasks to complete this project including the procurement and design of all process and utility equipment; inlet gas separation; gas compression and gas dehydration; installation of a cryogenic mechanical refrigeration liquids recovery unit; product fractionation; plant utilities; installation of LPG and stabilized condensate product storage and loading facilities; deliveryand supervision of field installation/construction of all process and utility facilities. Specialist engineers from the company have also carried out commissioning and start-up.
In 1999 the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced the first tender for the development of the Kenlyk deposit, in the Turgai field in the Kyzyl-Orda region. In 2004 the regular production of oil began. Most of the oil produced is sold under the Brent brand and is exported.
In the beginning of 2009, with the financial participation of the Eurasian Development Bank, a project for the industrial recovery of associated petroleum gas at the Kenlyk deposit began and a plant designed to process 100 million m3 of associated petroleum gas a year was constructed.
The new equipment, installed by Red Mountain Energy specialists, will increase of the efficiency of associated petroleum gas processing and recycling, as well as impact favorably on ecological indicators, and actively develop the petrochemical and oil refining industries which play such a major role in the national economy of Kazakhstan.
Red Mountain Energy to build a Gas Processing Plant for the Irkutsk Oil Company
Premium Engineering, a member of the Red Mountain Energy (St. Louis, USA) has signed a contract with the Irkutsk Oil Company to build a processing plant for associated petroleum gas (APG) in the Yarakta oil and gas field in eastern Siberia.
The gas processing plant will also produce products which have industrial application such as dry stripped gas, LPG, gas condensate as well as ethane fraction. This is the first plant of its kind in Russia to use the latest Russian and western APG processing technologies and modular designs developed by American specialists from Red Mountain Energy.
In this instance Premium Engineering is the EPC contractor, the sole contractor who will carry out all stages of the project. The company is building the plant on a turnkey basis and will see the project through from start-up to commissioning which is expected at the end of July 2014. Work on the project has started.
The associated gas processing plant is being built in the Yarakta field where there is a large deposit of oil and gas condensate from which considerable amounts of hydrocarbons have been extracted in the past. In the first half of 2012 the Irkutsk Oil Company produced 968.5 thousand tons of oil and gas condensate, more than doubling the output for 2011.
Red Mountain Energy to Take Part in KIOGE 2012
Red Mountain Energy will take part in the 20th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition (KIOGE) 2012 to be held in Almaty from October 2nd- 5th.
KIOGE 2012 is one of the largest oil and gas exhibitions in the CIS. It will be supported by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Oil and Gas, and by the national energy company KazMunaiGaz.
The exhibition will be held in the Atakent Center and will fill five specially built pavilions, where leading oil and gas companies can showcase their latest technologies, equipment, and completed projects.
The exhibition will be divided into different sections, for oil and gas production and processing, oil and gas equipment, transportation, logistics, environmental projects as well as geodesic, engineering, consulting, oil/gas field servicing etc.
Every year KIOGE arranges discussions and forums as part of the exhibition for oil and gas industry professionals, state organizations and customers. The exhibition provides first rate presentation facilities and allows market participants to communicate in B2B mode.
Red Mountain Energy is delighted to take part in this important exhibition. Our stand will showcase our latest oil and gas projects, as well as our commitment to the latest energy saving technologies. We shall be impressing on our visitors the advantage of working with a full cycle engineering company. Red Mountain Energy is an EPC contractor and we can implement turnkey projects of any complexity.
We would like to welcome you to Red Mountain Energy’s stand No. 11-230 in the 11th Pavilion of the Atakent Center.
Red Mountain Energy Participates in 2012 Oil and Gas (NEFTEGAS) Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy together with Premium Engineering took part in the 14th International Oil and Gas Exhibition, NEFTEGAS 2012 , held from 25th to 29th July at the Expocenter in Moscow.
NEFTEGAZ 2012 is one of the most important exhibitions for the petroleum sector in Russia and Eastern Europe and a showcase for state-of-the art oil and gas processes and equipment.
This year’s event was the biggest so far, occupying 26 600 m2 of exhibition space. Taking part were 960 companies from 32 countries of Asia, America, Europe and CIS. The exhibition was sponsored by the Moscow Government, the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Major oil and gas companies presented their latest ideas and inventions in the field of oil and gas processing, use of equipment in the oil and gas sector, and gas processing solutions.
Red Mountain Energy in partnership with Premium Engineering, its strategic partner in Russia and the CIS, presented projects recently developed for the oil and gas sector. On show to visitors were new technologies and engineering solutions designed to process and compress natural gas as well as heavy oil upgrading. Hundreds of guests visited the exhibition stand throughout the four days of the Exhibition.
Using sophisticated computer graphics, in a spacious and well designed stand, Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering were able to demonstrate to potential clients and partners the advantages of dealing with an EPC company: Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering can implement turnkey projects of any complexity, select optimal processes and equipment and perform high quality installation supervision and the subsequent maintenance of installed systems.
Red Mountain Energy Took Part in Uzbekistan Oil and Gas Exhibition - OGU 2012
Red Mountain Energy has recently taken part in the 16th International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference of Uzbekistan, OGU 2012, which was held from May 15-17 at the Uzexpocenter Exhibition Center, Tashkent.
The OGU Exhibition has become one of the most important and reputable international oil and gas industry events in Uzbekistan. Every year the OGU provides a platform for the oil and gas industry and related companies to present the latest developments and technologies to a wide audience of oil industry experts.
This year more than 200 companies from 22 countries participated in the Uzbekistan Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference 2012. Companies from Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Malaysia and others presented projects and innovations.
At the event Red Mountain Energy received prize from the organizers in the Loyalty and Support category for its many years active participation in OGU exhibitions.
Visitors were able to visit Red Mountain Energy’s stand to view its projects in natural and associated gas processing, and other developing technologies which are of interest to oil and gas companies. During the exhibition more than 100 visitors came to Red Mountain Energy’s stand where company experts answered questions and shared their experience.
Red Mountain Energy also took an active part in the discussion and presentations at the OGU 2012 Conference. Bill Dethloff, Vice President of gas processing technology at Red Mountain Energy, made a presentation entitled, “Western Approach to Gas Processing”. In his talk Bill Dethloff examined the approach used by Western companies towards associated petroleum gas and natural gas processing and contrasted this approach with that used in the CIS, drawing special attention to the different attitudes to the design of gas processing facilities, their efficiency and commercial viability.
Alexey Shveinov, who is responsible for developing business in Uzbekistan on behalf of Red Mountain Energy, found OGU 2012 an excellent platform for showcasing new technologies and current projects: “This exhibition is growing in stature year by year”, he commented right after the event. “Every year there are more and better participants, the program is comprehensive, and the topics raised are important and of immediate interest both in the conference hall and at roundtable discussions. We attended a great many meetings and took part in wide ranging discussions with all sorts of delegates. We familiarized ourselves with the new technologies that are being launched by our competitors, and we have strengthened ties with our existing partners. Thanks to the Conference we are now better able to assess the latest developments in the oil and gas industry, and plan with greater exactitude the direction we will take in the future as a fast expanding, international engineering company.”
Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering Taking Part in the NEFTEGAZ 2012 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy and its strategic partner, Premium Engineering will take part in the 14th NEFTEGAZ 2012 International Exhibition to be held on June 25-29 in the Expocentre Exhibition Complex, Moscow.
NEFTEGAZ 2012 is the largest oil and gas event in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It is the showcase for the latest oil and gas equipment and technologies, supported by the Russian Ministry of Energy, Moscow City Hall and the Russian Chamber of Commerce.
The exhibition brings together leading oil and gas companies from Europe, Asia, America, Russia and the CIS to review and compare the latest developments in the oil and gas industry, and to examine the most efficient oil and gas processing equipment and state-of-the-art technologies.
Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering will present current engineering projects for the oil and gas industry as well as gas processing and compression techonology, and also the latest developments in heavy oil upgrading.
At the Exhibition visitors can explore the many advantages of working with turnkey engineering companies such as Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering, which offer the customer a full range of services, from the selection of the appropriate technology and equipment, to start-up, commissioning and servicing, as well as dealing with vexatious Russian bureaucracy.
The Exhibition stand for Red Mountain Energy and Premium Engineering is No. 21В19 located in Hall 1 Pavilion 2 of the Expocentre Exhibition Complex.
Red Mountain Energy Opens Branch in Kazakhstan
Red Mountain Energy has opened a branch in Kazakhstan with a view to strengthening its position in the CIS. The new office, located at 26a Abaya Street, Almaty, has opened in response to the rapid development of the energy sector in Kazakhstan, and the growth in oil and gas production. A team of highly skilled engineers from Red Mountain Energy are now based in Almaty, to expand the Company’s business in that region.
Kazakhstan holds 9th place in the world in proven oil reserves, and each year is increasing its production. In 2011 it produced more than 80 mln tons of oil. According to Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Oil and Gas, by 2015 Kazakhstan will produce 95 mln tons of oil and gas condensate. By 2012 the country expects to produce 55.8 bln m3 of unstripped gas; by 2015 explored hydrocarbon reserves will be 300 mln tons by 2015; by 2020 oil production will have increased to 130 mln tons.
Red Mountain Energy is Official Sponsor of CIS Coal Summit
Red Mountain Energy, a US based EPC company, is the official sponsor of the 7th annual CIS Coal Summit taking place at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow on May 22-24.
The annual CIS Coal Summit brings together leading market players, energy companies, iron and steel corporations, coal production and processing equipment suppliers, government officials and leading market experts.
At the CIS Coal Summit 2012 subjects of immediate interest will be discussed such as: development prospects of the coal industry throughout the world; Russian energy development strategy through 2030; international coal export markets; long-term contracts and new technologies in coal production and processing in Russia and other countries.
Olesya Paschenko, Head of Investment and Technology Development at Red Mountain Energy will address the CIS Coal Summit with a report on the prospects for the development of coal gasification technology in Russia and Ukraine; she will also address some of the main problems facing the coal industry today. In her report, Ms Pashenko will cover topics such as the prolems of transportation and infrastructure which impede development in the medium and longer term; she will outline current trends in efficient processing and in the commercial application of low grade coal such as lignite.
Red Mountain Energy has worked extensively in the oil and gas and energy industries and hopes to bring its experience in engineering and EPC to bear on the whole question of the future development of coal gasification in Russia and the CIS.
Red Mountain Energy to Take Part in the 2012 Uzbekistan Oil & Gas Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy will take part in OGU 2012, the 16th Uzbekistan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference to be held at the Uzexpocenter National Exhibition Complex in Tashkent on 15-17 May.
The OGU 2012 Exhibition is an important landmark in the country's oil and gas industry. It brings together Uzbek and international leaders in the oil and gas sector, as well as leading industrialists, experts and officials from government agencies around the world.
The Red Mountain Energy exhibition stand will be located in Pavilion No. 1, and here visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the company's latest developments in the oil and gas sector and about the many projects it has implemented over the past few years.
Red Mountain Energy will also play an active part in the OGU 2012 business program. Bill Dethloff, Vice President of gas processing technology at Red Mountain Energy, will report on, “The Western approach to Gas Processing". In his report he will look at the different approaches to gas processing (associated petroleum gas and natural gas) used by international companies, as opposed to domestic companies. Also he will assess the different ways that Western and CIS companies design gas processing facilities.
"We are delighted to take part in the Uzbekitan Oil and Gas Exhibition on an annual basis. It’s an important event for us where we can get our message across and engage in constructive discussions with competitors, clients, future clients and potential partners," says Alexey Shveinov, who is developing Red Mountain Energy business in Uzbekistan. "The OGU Exhibition highlights the most pressing issues in the oil and gas industry. It is also a showcase where Red Mountain can present its latest projects and developments and receive feedback from our customers," says Mr.Shveinov.
Red Mountain Energy to Participate in BBTC 2012 Conference
From 16-19 April 2012, the Lotte Hotel, Moscow, will be the venue for the 7th Russia & CIS Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference and Exhibition (BBTC 2012) . Russia BBTC is the only event for Russia and the CIS market dedicated to the latest economic trends and technology developments for upgrading crude oil residues in Russia & CIS. The co-organizers of the conference, Euro Petroleum Consultants are holding the Projects Forum within the BBTC 2012 framework.
The program of activities at BBTC 2012 is tradictionally wide ranging and includes a number of round-table discussions, workshops and meetings which will be attended by representatives of major oil and gas companies, engineers, process engineers, specialists from allied industries, process and ancillary equipment suppliers and leading industry experts.
Red Mountain Energy will take an active part in the BBTC 2012 program. Albert Sultanov, the company's Chief Process Engineer in charge of oil processing, will present a report called, “Heavy Oil Residue Upgrading Processes in Field Conditions”. He will focus on the processing of heavy crudes, and the difficulties and obstacles that engineers encounter and he will explore ways of addressing these problems using the latest heavy oil upgrading process (HOUP) methods which make it possible to upgrade heavy crude oils without the application of diluents or line heaters, while significantly improving raw product characteristics up to the conventional crude oil quality level.
The strong technical programme, also a tradition at BBTC, will focus on the latest developments in thermal processes, hydroprocesing, gasification, RFCC catalysts and technologies and equipment for resid upgrading.
Red Mountain Energy to Supply Equipment to the Caspian Flat Glass Plant in Dagestan
Red Mountain Energy will supply equipment to the Caspian flat glass plant in Dagestan through Premium Engineering, its strategic partner in Russia and the CIS. This turnkey project is part of a large-scale investment program in the Republic of Dagestan for the construction of a new flat glass manufacturing plant.
Red Mountain Energy has signed a contract to deliver air separation units for the generation of nitrogen and hydrogen to be used in the glass production cycle.
Hydrogen and nitrogen are used to prevent the oxidation of molten glass while it cools down and settles into shape.
The scope of delivery includes a gaseous nitrogen generation plant, a hydrogen plant, centrifugal turbo-compressors complete with electric motors and control systems, cryogenic storage tanks and various ancillary equipment.
The construction of the 600t/d Caspian flat glass plant is expected to give a major boost to the economic development in the whole region. The commissioning of these new production facilities will create new jobs, improve employment opportunities and contribute to the overall development of the Republic of Dagestan and the whole region of the Northern Caucasus.
Red Mountain Energy Signs Milestone Contract for the Delivery of an Air Separation Plant
Red Mountain Energy has signed a contract to deliever an air separation plant in the Moscow region. This marks a milestone as the 30th project in the company's portfolio.
The contract delivery package is to include an air separation unit for the generation of liquid oxygen and nitrogen, a centrifugal turbo-compressor, a compressor electric motor and a tower cooler. Premium Engineering, the strategic partner of Red Mountain Energy in Russia, will be responsible for supervising the installation, precommissioning and monitoring the training of personnel.
The plant's oxygen (LO2) generation capacity is 1,050 kg/hr and the nitrogen (LN2) generation capacity is 1,000 kg/hr.
Red Mountain Energy has been involved in air separation projects in Russia and the CIS for over 5 years. During this time the company has implemented a range of projects of varying scale and complexity. The company's air separation units are delivered as complete equipment sets which may include various ancillary equipment such as compressors, tower coolers, tanks and vessels such as cryogenic storage tanks, as well as gas-distribution equipment.
The customer can also expect a wide range of services including design engineering, supervised installation, precommissioning, monitoring of personnel training and aftermarket service.
Red Mountain Energy takes part in 10th Cryogen-Expo–2011 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has taken part in the 10th International Cryogen-Expo–2011 Exhibition held in the Moscow Expocenter on the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, from November 8th to 10th.
The event was supported by the International Institute of Refrigeration, the International Academy of Refrigeration and the Ukrainian Association of Industrial Gases Manufacturers "UA-SIGMA".
Cryogen-Expo is one of the largest exhibitions in the international cryogenic industry. Every year the event attracts major foreign and domestic companies which find it an ideal space in which to present their latest cryogenic equipment, latest technology and new products.
Specialists at Red Mountain Energy had talks with current partners who use air separation equipment and are hoping to expand their capacity, and also with new potential customers. Red Mountain Energy presented detailed information on up-to-date cryogenic equipment and technology which is widely used in different industries. Visitors consulted specialists at Red Mountain Energy on the latest developments and research, and discussed opportunities for cooperation.
Red Mountain Energy Launches Sixteen Compressor Plants in Ukraine
This September, 2011, Red Mountain Energy finalized a setup and commissioning project to put into operation 16 Ajax compressor plants which were supplied in 2009.
The compressor plants are located at the Ukranian gas fields of Lviv, Poltava and Kharkiv. The equipment was installed at booster compressor stations and is designed to pump raw natural gas to be used as a fuel.
The launch of compressor units will allow Ukraine to increase its gas production by 900 million cubic meters a year. At present, in Ukraine, there are 28 Ajax compressor plants in operation installed and commissioned by Red Mountain Energy.
Red Mountain Energy Wins ASU Tender for Sterlitamak Chemical Enterprise
Red Mountain Energy has signed a contract to supply an air separation unit (ASU) for the Kaustik chemical industrial enterprise in Sterlitamak, Russia. Several firms participated in this tender including the German giant, Linde GmbH and the Russian company, Kriogenmash. The contract signed by Red Mountain Energy covers design engineering, supervision of the installation, start-up and commissioning, design supervision, as well as training the client’s personnel. The designated period for the project implementation including the unit commissioning is the second quarter of 2013.
Unit ASU-7000-20000 (with gaseous oxygen capacity of 7 tm3/h and gaseous nitrogen capacity of 20 tm3/h) is to be supplied under the conditions of the contract and will ensure 99.7% purity of both liquid and gaseous oxygen. An air turbine compressor currently under design will secure the efficient control of productivity. Also, the new ASU will, in general, ensure the continuous production of liquid oxygen, which will either be sent to storage for further gasification or shipped to consumers in liquid form. In addition, the air separation unit will be designed with future argon production in mind.
Kaustik has placed the order for a new ASU as part of its commitment to master new technologies and develop new products including PVC pellets, chemical substances, etc. Since 2006 there has been a drive to upgrade equipment.
According to the management of Kaustik, the contract implementation will serve as an impetus for future development and will ensure a failure-free operation, not only in their own industrial complex, but also in other local companies in the cities of Sterlitamak and Salavat, for example ОАО Sintez-Kauchuk, OAO Soda, OAO Gazprom Neftekhim, and a municipal cogeneration plant.
Kaustik is a chemical industrial enterprise which is developing dynamically. It includes a Scientific Engineering Center and three production facilities: caustic soda, chlororganic products, polyvinylchloride, and soft cable compounds of various grades. Kaustik is a leading manufacturer of these products, with 27% manufacturing share of polyvinylchloride, 16% of soft cable compounds, and 10% of caustic soda. It is the only manufacturer of terephthaloyl chloride, anodes with ruthenium-iridium coating, aluminum chloride, and a flocculent of cationic polyelectrolyte. Red Mountain Energy is proud to be doing business with such a forward looking and expanding company.
Red Mountain Energy at MIOGE 2011 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy took part in MIOGE 2011,Russia’s principal international oil and gas exhibition held at the ExpoCenter, Moscow,June 21-24.The show is supported by the Global Association of Industrial Exhibitions (UFI), confirming the quality of this event and its compliance with world class standards. Also taking place within the framework of this exhibition was the 9th Russian Petroleum and Gas Congress, the largest Russian forum for oil and gas experts.
Taking part in MIOGE 2011 were a thousand companies from more than 40 countries, all of which presented their latest innovations and technologies applicable to the domestic and global oil and gas industry. Visitors had a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the production, transportation and processing of hydrocarbons, petrochemicals, gas chemistry and utilization of associated gas. Also on display was the state-of-the-art equipment for the oil and gas industry.
Red Mountain Energy unveiled new integrated solutions for the gathering, conditioning and processing of associated petroleum gas; also the latest in reciprocating and centrifugal type compressors for compressing natural and process gas; modular gas processing plants (GPP) designed with application of cryogenic technologies; and high-performance technologies for refining heavy oil and still bottoms from refineries in order to obtain light fractions with minimum coke and resins.
Red Mountain Energy, Jack Kenny, was upbeat about the exhibition: “Red Mountain Energy had an excellent MIOGE. We had a lot of visitors throughout the four days, made important new contacts, talked about exciting new business opportunities and met with potential customers. Spreading the word that Red Mountain Energy is in a class of its own- that’s what we achieved at MIOGE 2011.”
The company's stand was attended by over 400 visitors. Red Mountain Energy won the prize for “The Stand with the Most Innovative Technology” for an interactive installation which presented key aspects of Red Mountain business in an interactive way.
Red Mountain Energy hosted an evening of poetry and music as part of the 11th Moscow International Oil and Gas Exhibition, MIOGE 2011
Red Mountain Energy and its strategic partner in Russia, Premium Engineering, hosted their annual evening of poetry and music for their clients and business partners: “The Energy of Art”. The event took place on the 22nd of June at the SOHO Rooms in Moscow and was part of the 11th Moscow International Oil and Gas Exhibition, MIOGE 2011.
Among the guests were current and prospective clients as well as representatives of the company’s business partners. Jack Kenny, President of Red Mountain Energy, said a few words of greeting to start the evening. Other business speakers included Bill Dethloff, Vice President for gas processing, Peter Ludkovski, Commercial Director of Premium Engineering, and Vladimir Belyakov, director of the company’s Kazan branch.
Mikhail Efremov, Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation, opened the evening with a poetry reading from Joseph Brodsky’s collections, “The July Intermezzo” and “Lullaby of Cape Cod”, as well as “Pilgrims” and extracts from “The March”.
It was not by chance that this world famous 20th century poet was featured on this occasion. With the financial support of Red Mountain Energy, Joseph Brodsky’s statue by the sculptor Georgy Frangulyan and architect Sergei Skuratov was unveiled in Moscow’s Novinski Boulevard on the 31st of May, 2011. It was to pay tribute to the great poet, to his outstanding talent and long life of exile that Red Mountain Energy decided to begin the evening with Brodsky’s poetry, thus enabling the guests to feel directly the energy of art which emanates from his verse.
After the poetry came music: the violin was played by the Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation, Elena Revich, while on the piano was Olga Domnina, the winner of numerous international competitions, and together they delivered a masterful performance of classical pieces by Brahms, Scriabin, Sviridov, Dvořák. The well-known composer Vladimir Genin presented a new rendition of Ennio Morricone’s score for the movie “Once Upon a Time in America”, specially prepared for this occasion, as well as his new rendition of the folk Russian song, “Yablochko”.
Red Mountain Energy to take part in 11th Moscow International Oil & Gas Exhibition, MIOGE 2011
Red Mountain Energy will take part in MIOGE 2011, Moscow’s international Oil and Gas Exhibition held at the Expo-Center in Moscow, June 21-24. The show is divided into the following categories:
• Geology and Geophysics • Oil and Gas Production • Transportation and Storage of Oil and Gas • Oil and Gas Processing • Petrochemical and Gas Chemistry • Environmental, Industrial and Fire Safety • Occupational Health and Safety • Automation and Instrumentation
The Exhibition is being held at the same time as the 9th Russian Petroleum and Gas Congress, where over a hundred of oil and gas experts from all over the world give presentations. There is to be a forum on Unconventional Sources of Gas thanks to the support of the World Petroleum Council. The Congress will focus on the latest technology in oil and gas development and production, with topics related to the refining and petrochemical industries.
Red Mountain Energy’s President, Jack Kenny, says participation in major exhibitions is an integral part of the company’s business strategy. Over 1000 companies from 40 countries will take part in the Exhibition and this makes it a unique opportunity for leaders in the oil and gas industry to present their latest products and technologies to a worldwide audience of oil industry specialists, to raise their individual profiles, as well as to establish and develop business contacts.
Visitors to Red Mountain Energy’s stand will see a whole range of modern products applicable to the oil and gas industry: integrated solutions for the extraction, collection, treatment, and processing of associated petroleum gas; elimination of flaring of associated petroleum gas; reciprocating and centrifugal compressors for the most efficient compression of natural and industrial gases; cryogenic modular gas processing plants; and new and highly efficient methods of processing heavy oil and refinery bottoms to produce light fractions with minimal coke and tar.
Jack Kenny Appointed President of Red Mountain Energy
Red Mountain Energy, which unites a group of U.S. project-engineering and manufacturing companies, announced that Jack Kenny has been named President.
Mr. Kenny is one of the founders of Secure Energy Inc., a company based in St. Louis (Missouri, USA) which specializes in coal gasification. The company is currently building a coal gasification plant which will process 1.4 million tons of coal and produce 133 million gallons of gasoline per year. The new President is very familiar with the business segment of Red Mountain Energy's work.
Mr. Kenny also has extensive experience in the securities and investment banking business, as well as in management consulting, and has created effective financial and organizational corporate structures for companies in various industries.
Mr. Kenny holds a law degree from a Laclede School of Law in St. Louis and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University.
Mr. Kenny replaced Christopher Alexander as President of Red Mountain Energy. In the recent Canadian General Elections, Chris Alexander was elected to Parliament for Ajax - Pickering (Ontario) overturning a Liberal seat. Mr. Alexander secured a Conservative majority of 3228 and a swing to the Conservatives of over 6%, thus launching his political career after 18 years of service as a diplomat and more recently as a businessman.
“Today Red Mountain Energy is at a new stage of development. I thank my colleagues for the trust they have placed in me, and which I intend to live up to,” said Jack Kenny. “After the crisis, a whole set of new rules and conditions dictate the market and we must fully comply with these as a professional company with long-term goals. Looking to the future there is a lot we have to do in order to support and intensify the company’s development. We need to give special focus in order to launch innovative strategies with a vision. Our goal is to be active in the industries of gas processing, gas chemistry, oil processing and electric energy.”
Contract Signed with Novokuznetsk Iron and Steel Plant
Red Mountain Energy has signed a contract with the Novokuznetsk Iron and Steel Plant (NKMK), a subsidiary of the Evraz Group S.A., to upgrade their air separation unit (ASU) as part of the "Pulverized Coal Injection Facility for Blast Furnaces" project.
The contract imposes on Red Mountain Energy a very tight schedule, setting the launch date for the new facility at July 15th, 2012.
Under the terms of the agreement Red Mountain Energy will act as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor for the entire project, in charge of basic and detail engineering, industrial safety, the manufacturing and supply of equipment, and the installation and commissioning of the facility. The deadline for equipment delivery is 14 months.
The upgrade means the ASU will be able to capture and compress waste nitrogen, a by-product of the KdAd-15/12 air separation unit. The unit configuration will also include a new centrifugal nitrogen compressor, a water cooling system, and a remote control and monitoring system allowing the ASU to generate an additional 20,000 cubic meters of compressed nitrogen per hour.
The equipment will be commissioned in July 2012, and will enable the West Siberian Iron and Steel plant to start using power generating coals as fuel for its blast furnaces. Natural gas will no longer be used in the plant, making an annual saving of up to 600 million m3 of natural gas. The coke consumption will be reduced by more than 20%. In general, the implementation of this project should make a significant improvement to the local environment.
Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board of Red Mountain Energy, says: "It is of critical importance that the upgrade be carried out with the minimal impact on the ongoing production of process gases. To this end, Red Mountain Energy will implement a comprehensive program of equipment installation and commissioning to connect the new equipment to the existing facilities during its planned shutdown."
Red Mountain Energy participated in the World CTL 2011 conference
The World Coal-to-Liquids conference was held in Paris from March 1st-3rd, 2011. The subjects under discussion were gasification and direct liquefaction of coal, production of liquid motor fuels, synthetic natural gas and chemicals. The event was organized by the World CTL Association, France and by Total.
The second day was devoted to economic strategy in certain developing regions, namely India, Russia and China. Participants reported on innovative fuel conversion projects in Australia, and coal to liquids projects in South Africa. On the third day the main themes were environmental safety, and the impact of CTL on the environment.
Olesia Pashchenko, senior project manager of the Russian branch of Red Mountain Energy, gave a presentation about the company and its role in the world market of gas processing. She spoke about the prospects of coal gasification technology in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries. Ms. Pashchenko assessed the current situation of the coal industry, highlighting specific difficulties, in particular the limited railway capacity in this region, and how this affects companies which are increasing their coal production; and the lack of available transport infrastructure which results in the high cost of transporting coal from production areas to consumers. In her summary Olesia Pashchenko emphasized that coal gasification technology is of interest to coal companies in terms of processing and making profitable use of low-quality brown coal (at the present time transportation costs of this low quality coal exceed the market value). When it comes to other industrial sectors such as energy, steel and oil processing, gasification of coal or petroleum residues provides low cost synthetic natural gas or hydrogen for the industrial needs of these sectors, at the same time ensuring energy independence from state corporations in the purchasing of this feedstock (natural gas).
Another precondition for the development of gasification technology is the emerging shift in the economic policy of Russia, which is aimed at delivering products with a higher added value. The main target is more advanced extraction and processing of natural resources: a transition from the straight forward export of mineral resources, to the deep conversion of feedstock and the sale of a more valuable product. Such a change in economic strategy implies a certain involvement and encouragement from the state, such as tax incentives. And although such technologies are still challenging and require high capital costs, nevertheless coal to motor fuels and synthetic natural gas technology is the ideal alternative to traditional processes, especially in remote areas with poor transport infrastructure. The experience of Red Mountain Energy with its long experience in the processing of natural and associated gas, surface and underground coal gasification, is in a strong position to implement such projects in Russia and other CIS countries.
Red Mountain Energy has commissioned seven Ajax compressors in Ukraine
Red Mountain Energy has commissioned seven Ajax integral engine-compressors at compressor stations operating in the fields of Hidnovichi, Oposhnya and Komyshnya located in the Lvov and Poltava regions of Ukraine.
The commissioning is set to provide an increase in the natural gas production by 285 million cubic meters per year, which should compensate for the natural decline in gas production at fields which are in advanced stages of depletion. Despite the steady decline in reservoir pressure, natural gas will be supplied to the mainline gas pipelines in the required amount. Production of gas condensate will rise accordingly.
The units are designed to handle raw natural gas using the pumped gas as a fuel. These entirely standalone engine-compressors will run on pumped gas, independent of any external energy sources, complete with local control systems. The units are sheltered, which should simplify considerably the setting-up and operating process.
In February 2010, Red Mountain Energy delivered 16 Ajax compressors to Ukrgazdobycha a major gas producer affiliated to Naftogaz of Ukraine. The commissioning of these compressors will increase the annual gas output by 900 million cubic meters. In June 2010, Red Mountain Energy commissioned 10 units. Startup of the remaining six units is scheduled before the end of this year in the Shebelinskoe and Komarno fields.
Red Mountain Energy Services has won Enterprise of the Year– 2010 Award
According to the Ukrainian Standard Ratings League, Red Mountain Energy Services (Ukraine) has won "Enterprise of the Year 2010" Award and has come 6th in the category of “Overhaul and maintenance of pumps, compressors and hydraulic systems.” These ratings are based on a performance study of 350,000 Ukrainian companies, which took two years to complete.
The ranking of financial performance and results is based on data produced by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine according to European ranking standards. Tax payments, earned income, labor productivity and wages fund were used as ranking criteria.
Rashid Baddaoui, Director of Red Mountain Energy Services, has been awarded the “Cross of Honor” and named “Executive of the Year, 2010”. The citation in the award certificate speaks about the high professionalism of the company’s chief and the staff.
The Ukrainian Ratings League examines the achievements of financial and industrial leaders throughout the Ukraine and is highly regarded by the business and financial community. A good rating is seen as a real advantage, and will help a company in its future business dealings with the public and private sector.
Red Mountain Energy to deliver ASU for «Uzmetcombinat»
U.S. based Red Mountain Energy Corporation will deliver an air separation unit (ASU) for "Uzmetcombinat" industrial association before the end of 2011.
The ASU will provide 87.6 million m3/year of oxygen, 8.8 million m3/year of nitrogen, and 1.05 million m3/year of argon to be used in production and working of metals. The replacement of the existing unit ensures a more reliable supply of oxygen for steel-making furnaces, meeting the needs of the enterprise in industrial gases.
The modern ASU has a greater capability which makes it possible to shorten the steel making time from 60 to 55 minutes using the same steel making equipment. That will save «Uzmetcombinat» about $3.8 million/year.
The whole set of equipment includes a highly efficient KDONAR-10000 air separation unit, a recycling water system with EVAPСO LSWA 135D cooling towers, 5 turbine-driven compressors including 4 ТА-9000 and 1 ТАЕ-50 (booster). The total compressor capacity adds up to 100,000 m3/hour.
Red Mountain Energy Corporation is a diversified company incorporating a number of engineering and manufacturing U.S. based companies. Red Mountain Energy Corporation acts for a number of worldwide manufacturers of high-end industrial equipment and uses its own industrial facilities in USA, China, and Russia.
The company's speciality is the development and introduction of up-to-date process facilities in oil and gas industry, supply of industrial equipment and compressors which support successive process operations, from the primary separation of associated gas to the refinement of marketable products.
Red Mountain Energy takes part in 9th Cryogen-Expo–2010 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has taken part in the 9th International Cryogen-Expo–2010 Exhibition held in the Moscow Expocenter on the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, from November 9th to 11th.
Red Mountain Energy presented detailed information on up-to-date cryogenic machinery and technology which is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as well as many others. Visitors consulted specialists at Red Mountain Energy on the latest developments and research, and discussed opportunities for cooperation. Specialists at Red Mountain Energy had talks with current partners who use air separation machinery and are hoping to expand their capacity, and also with new potential customers.
"Growth in the use of industrial gases and the expansion of the market has led to an increase in demand for air separation units,” says Anatoly Tarasenko, Director of Red Mountain Energy in the Ukraine. “Oxygen, nitrogen and argon make up the bulk of the industrial gas market. Red Mountain Energy offers a wide range of air separation units which use low pressure processes. The latest developments ensure high efficiency and reliability of this equipment."
Cryogen-Expo is one of the largest exhibitions in the international cryogenic industry. Every year the event attracts major foreign and domestic companies which find it an ideal space in which to present their latest cryogenic equipment, latest technology and new products.
Red Mountain Energy takes part in 2010 Oil and Gas Exhibition in Kiev
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has taken part in the 14th International Oil and Gas 2010 Exhibition held in Kiev, Ukraine, in the Exhibition Center in Brovarsky Ave. from November 2nd to 4th.
From its booth Red Mountain Energy presented up-to-date technologies for the production, utilization, treatment and processing of natural gas and associated petroleum gas, and was on hand to discuss the latest developments in compressor stations, gas processing plants, turboexpanders, air separation units, and heavy crude processing units.
According to Rashid Baddaoui, Director of Red Mountain Energy Services, among Ukrainian customers there is a keen interest in Ajax compressors supplied by Red Mountain Energy. Ajax compressors have a number of substantial advantages over other compressor types equipped with separate gas engines.
"Our units are more efficient and easier to operate in the field than rival compressors, and there is less wear and tear,” says Rashid Baddaoui. “Ajax compressors do not need expensive maintenance and are not dependent on power supplies or weather conditions. They have a shorter payback period and they run on pumped gas and, if maintained properly, they can stay in good working condition for up to 30 years.”
The Kiev Oil and Gas Exhibition is a major event in the Ukraine, and one of the largest events in the oil and gas industry in Eastern Europe. This year it attracted over 160 companies from 18 countries.
Red Mountain Energy to participate in the 9th International Cryogen-Expo – 2010 Exhibition
Red Mountain Energy will take part in the 9th International Cryogen-Expo – 2010 to be held in the Moscow Expocenter on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment from November 9th to 11th.
Red Mountain Energy will present detailed information on up-to-date cryogenic machinery and technology which is widely used in the pharmaceutical and other industries. Visitors are welcome to consult Red Mountain Energy's specialists on air separation equipment which produces oxygen, nitrogen, argon and other rare gases.
Cryogen-Expo is one of the largest exhibitions worldwide in the cryogenic industry. Annually, the event attracts major foreign and domestic companies, which take this perfect opportunity to present their latest cryogenic equipment, technology and related products.
Welcome to our D11 booth, pavilion 5, hall 2!
Red Mountain Energy to deliver three associated gas compressor stations to Kazakhstan fields
Red Mountain Energy will deliver three associated gas compressor stations to Kulzhan, Saztyube, and to the Arystan fields located in the Mangystau region in Kazakhstan.
At the heart of the compressor stations are 6 Ajax compressors with total capacity of 1100 kW. In all, up to 90 million m3/year of gas will be transported to a gas processing plant and yield 30 000 tons of propane-butane mixture and gas condensate. Red Mountain Energy is considering constructing a new maintenance facility in the region.
The compressor stations will be commissioned by the end of 2011 for Meerbush, Ken-Sary, subsidiaries of KNOC, the Korean National Oil Company situated in Kazakhstan, and for Kazakhturkmunai Ltd. Starting up of the compressor stations will considerably help in solving the problem of associated petroleum gas disposal in the Mangystau region. Ajax compressor packages are fuelled by pumped gas, have local control systems and operate in a fully autonomous mode. The installation of this package is not expected to take more than a week.
Red Mountain Energy is a diversified energy/engineering company which incorporates a number of engineering and manufacturing U.S. based companies. Red Mountain Energy acts for a number of worldwide manufacturers of high-end industrial equipment and uses its own industrial facilities in USA, China, and Russia.
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has commissioned an Ajax integral engine-compressor at the Gai compressor station in Ukraine
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has commissioned an Ajax integral engine-compressor at the Gai gas booster station in the south of Lvov Region in Ukraine.
The commissioning was a completion stage of the installation of the gas booster station. The use of the compressor will increase gas production at the Gai field from 90,000 to 120,000 m3/day, helping to offset its natural decline.
The integral engine-compressor is designed to provide the recovery and transportation of the produced natural gas. Moreover, its engine is fuelled by pumped gas. The compressor package has local control systems and functions in a fully autonomous mode, independently of the external power sources.
The compressor will provide natural gas at a constant pressure as it enters the pipeline. The gas is transported via the Ugersko-Opary pipeline to underground gas storage, as well as to local and European customers.
This February, in the Ukraine, Red Mountain Energy delivered to SOC Ukrgazdobycha (the principal gas producing enterprise incorporated in NJSC Naftogaz Ukraini) 16 Ajax compressors to help raise gas production by 900 million m3/year. This June, two integral engine-compressors were put into operation at the Lyubeshiv gas field. Eight more are planned to be commissioned in Lvov, Poltava, and Kharkov Regions before the end of 2010.
Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board of Red Mountain Energy Corporation has observed that, "Natural gas independence is a strategic question for our Ukrainian partners who are actively engaged in increasing their natural resources. The start-up of the station is a precondition for the comprehensive intensification of gas production from currently active fields. It is also a key step in the drive towards energy independence for the Ukraine."
Red Mountain Energy to participate in the International Oil and Gas Exhibition to be held in Kiev from November 2nd to 4th
Red Mountain Energy will take part in the 14th International Oil and Gas Exhibition which is to be held in Kiev, in the Exhibition Center in Brovarsky Ave. from November 2nd to 4th.
In the company's booth, a full set of equipment will be presented relevant to the production, utilization, treatment and processing of natural gas and associated petroleum gas, compressor stations, gas processing plants, gas liquefaction mini-plants, turboexpanders, air separation units, heavy crude processing units.
Red Mountain Energy offer a wide range of services, including fabrication, engineering, installation supervision and commissioning, and aftermarket services.
The Red Mountain Energy booth (No. B-1.35) is located in Hall 1.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Red Mountain Energy took part in the 18th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE)
Red Mountain Energy took part in the 18th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE) held from October 6th to 9th in the Atakent Exhibition Center, Almaty.
KIOGE presented Red Mountain Energy with an excellent opportunity to present its latest ideas to many of its current clients, as well as to develop new relationships with potential customers.
Red Mountain specialists were able to show KIOGE visitors some of the latest technology in the field of oil and gas and also provided detailed information about the delivery of industrial facilities and of compressors which support successive process operations, from the primary separation of associated gas to the refinement of marketable products.
KIOGE is one of the largest industrial exhibitions in the CIS and a focus for all those ready to take up the challenge of doing business in Kazakhstan. Each year the event attracts over 600 companies from 30 countries all over the world.
Bill Dethloff, Director for gas processing at Red Mountain Energy, said: "KIOGE is a very large international exhibition relative to any other regional exhibition. Kazakhstan is an important, active and growing part of Red Mountain’s total regional market, therefore this event is an excellent way for the company to gain added local market exposure. It is important that we establish a much stronger presence there than we currently have, so I think we should be looking seriously at opening an office in Almaty."
According to Mr. Dethloff, the presence of Red Mountain Energy in Kazakhstan is primarily to develop the compression and associated gas process businesses.
Says Bill Dethloff: "Ajax compressors are of interest to Kazakhstan’s associated gas producers because they are very rugged and capable operating on fuel gas that is rich in hydrocarbons or contaminated with H2S, CO2 and or nitrogen. Further, Kazakhstan has strong legislation in place for oil and gas operators to reduce and eliminate the flaring of associated gas.”
Red Mountain Energy Corporation has commissioned an Integrated Ajax Motor Compressor at the Kulichikha IOGTU in Ukraine
U.S. based Red Mountain Energy Corporation has commissioned a motor-driven Ajax (Cameron Compression Systems) compressor at the Kulichikha Integrated Oil and Gas Treatment Unit (IOGTU) located in the south-west of Poltava Region, Ukraine.
Once the compressor is operational, gas pressure will increase from 0.9 MPa to 3.0 MPa. The use of the compressor will increase gas production to 80,000 m3/day, helping offset its natural decline.
Before the installation of the compressor, associated petroleum gas was being flared, thus causing serious pollution to the air and damaging the environment, and gas wells with declining production were idle.
Red Mountain Energy to participate in the 18th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE)
Red Mountain Energy will take part in the 18th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE), which will be held in Almaty, in the Atakent Exhibition Centre from October 6th to 9th.
Red Mountain Energy will present the latest technology in the oil and gas field, including complex solutions for all aspects of associated gas production, in particular its collection, utilization, treatment and processing. Red Mountain Energy will also exhibit piston and rotary type compression units for the compression of natural and technical gases, a modular gas processing plant (GPP) featuring cryogenic technology, high performance methods for processing heavy crude oil and oil refinery stillage residue, and the acquiring of light fractions characterized by a minimal amount of gas carbon and gum.
The Red Mountain Energy booth (No. А-52) is located in Hall 9А.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Christopher Alexander is the new President of Red Mountain Energy Corporation.
Chris Alexander is a distinguished public figure: he was Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005, and then served as the United Nations Deputy Special Representative from 2005 to 2009, also in Afghanistan. His work involved promoting human rights and assisting with the management and distribution of aid. As one of those responsible for co-operation with the International Security Assistance Force, Chris did his best to ensure there was dialogue between the official authorities and the Taliban. He has just finished writing a book on Afghanistan.
Chris graduated with a BA in History and Political Science from McGill University, Montreal, and went on to do an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford.
Chris knows Russia well. He has been posted twice to Moscow as a Canadain diplomat. From 1993 to 1996 he was Second Secretary in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, and he returned from 2000 to 2003 to serve as Minister Councillor.
After eighteen years in the diplomatic service Chris has now entered the political arena: he is the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party for Ajax-Pickering, near Toronto.
Chris looks forward to his new assignment with Red Mountain: "It is an honour for me to be associated with the accomplished team at Red Mountain Energy. The next few years stand to be an exciting time for the global energy business and for heavy oil in particular. We will have an enormous opportunity to deliver results on the processing side and make the industry more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable."
The American based Corporation, Red Mountain Energy, has become the main sponsor of the “Wild Line” expedition to ascend and descend one of the highest mountains of the Pamirs, Muztagh Ata (7546 meters).
Access to the mountain runs through the territory of Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic and today part of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the CIS. Members of the “Wild Line” expedition face a daunting task: having reached the summit of Muztagh Ata they make their descent using “speed riders”, a combination of paraplane and parachute, which enables them to descent the mountain on skis or on a snowboard while gliding above the ricks.
Taking part in the expedition which started on July 7th are two world renowned alpinists and parachutists, one woman, one man: Cyrilde Pinard and Francois Bon. Cyrilde Pinard, the 2010 French ladies speed riding champion, has been training hard in France on the slopes of Chamonix which lies in the shadow of Mont Blanc. Cyrilde is expected to become the first woman speed rider to conquer Muztagh Ata, but this is not uppermost on her mind. First and foremost Cyrilde is looking forward to “the unforgettable adrenaline experience of 80 km/h during the descent”. Francois Bon is the French Speed Flying “Pro Les Arcs 2009” champion. His athletic achievements were recognized by the National Geographic Society with an award in the Adrenaline category in 2008. The extreme sportsman confessed that “gliding above the rocky range with its glacial brows is a gripping experience”.
For the two team members it’s a tough daily grind as they ascend the slopes in sub-zero temperature and bitter wind, carrying their skis on their backs. However, Cyrilde and Francois treated themselves to one day off: July 14, Bastille Day and the main French national holiday, which they celebrated in their tent 5000 meters above the sea level, on the slopes of the 'ice-mountain-father', as the natives call Muztagh Ata.
Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board, explains his interest and involvement in the expedition: “Speed riding is a new technology, and, as with all sports, it’s all about managing energy in an efficient way. And it’s open to women as much as to men. In fact, Cyrilde’s participation in this expedition is proof of a new confidence, in sport and in life, felt by women in today’s modern world. Also, the choice of venue is key: the descent takes places from one of the highest mountains in the CIS, a reflection of Red Mountain Energy’s stated mission: to introduce new technologies to members of the CIS. We like to think that Red Mountain is synonymous with ‘drive and energy’ ”.
Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board, has a personal interest: not only is he keen on rock-climbing, alpinism and speed riding, he also feels there is a serious lesson to be learnt: “Francois Bon and Cyrilde Pinard are sportsmen who have been living and working in Chamonix without boasting of their achievements, but passing on their skills and experience to others. It is symbolical for me as well: it is about time Russia moves from the “Courchevel model” based on excessive consumption and self-glorification without any attempt at self-improvement or self-development, to the “Chamonix model” which is based on drive, dedication, real results and achievement”.
Red Mountain Energy Corporation puts into operation two integrated AJAX motor compressors at the Lyubeshov gas field in the Ukraine.
US based Red Mountain Energy Corporation has put into operation two motor-driven AJAX compressors, manufactured by the Cameron Compression Systems, at the compressor station in Lyubeshov, which is located in the south of the Lvov region in the Ukraine.
The commissioning and start up of the compressors was the final stage in the construction of a gas compression facility, which will help increase natural gas production at the Lyubeshov gas field (from 10 to 170 thousand cubic meters per day).
The compressors direct the gas from the wells into the Dashava-Pukenichi gas pipeline which transports the gas to local customers in the Ukraine, and also further afield to European customers. The gas is also stored underground.
In February 2010, the Red Mountain Energy Corp. delivered 16 compressor units to Ukrgazdobycha, a subsidiary of Naftogaz, the Ukrainian state gas company. The equipment will be installed at the booster compressor stations located at the gas fields in the Lvov, Poltava and Kharkov Regions.
Scheduled for 2010, the commissioning of the compressor units will increase the Ukraine’s annual gas output by 900 million cubic meters. The compressor units are intended for the production and transportation of raw natural gas and they are fuelled by pumped gas.
Thanks to the Ajax compressors, the gas flow rate and pressure are kept constant as the gas enters the pipeline.
More than three hundred customers visited the Red Mountain Energy stand at the “Oil & Gas 2010” exhibition at Moscow’s Expocentre
The American based corporation, Red Mountain Energy, participated in the 13th International Exhibition, "Oil & Gas 2010", held in Moscow’s Expocentre, June 21 to June 25.
Over three hundred people visited the Red Mountain Energy stand where they talked to company experts who offered comprehensive information about the technology of Gas Processing and Recovery, Heavy Oil and Bottoms Enhancement, as well as Compressor Equipment.
Red Mountain Energy’s executive management team was on hand throughout the exhibition and made several ground breaking presentations at the Red Mountain Energy seminar. Vice President Bill Dethloff called his paper, "Rules of thumb – a simplified approach to sizing simple gas processing equipment items on a very rough basis for a variety of reasons, usually involving questions of very preliminary economic feasibility." The opening speaker was the Director of Technical Development, Peter Ludkovski.
Albert Soultanov, Senior Process Engineer for upgrading Heavy Oil made a presentation about the new Red Mountain Heavy Oil Process / RM HOUP /. The speaker emphasized among the advantages of this technology is a high yield of stable synthetic oil which meets the requirements of GOST (the RF standards & regulations). The Heavy Oil Process does not require a catalyst; it can be swiftly integrated into existing oil refinery plants, and is used in field conditions for the processing of heavy oils right at the well site.
Michael Boldyrev, Sales Manager in the Gas Projects Department gave a presentation entitled, “Compressors for small and medium-sized fields”. He described in detail features of specific compressors used for associated gas and drew attention to other problems in the oil and gas industry which can be solved by selecting the correct compressors.
Andrey Shagarin, Project Manager in the Gas Projects Department, gave a presentation entitled, "Membrane Gas Treatment Units", in which he emphasized that the membrane technology used by Red Mountain Energy is the most simple and effective way to treat the fuel gas.
Vladimir Smirnov, chief designer of cryogenic machinery, gave a presentation on the use of expander technology in low-temperature gas processing. "Reliable performance of turbo-expander units is an area of shared responsibility of the general designer, supplier and end-user of the machines," stressed Vladimir.
Red Mountain Energy is a regular participant of oil and gas exhibitions. The Corporation is renowned for using and propagating the most advanced energy saving technologies and equipment in gas production and processing, in oil refining, and in the metallurgical and chemical industries. Red Mountain Energy is actively involved in the modernization of the oil and gas industry in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
Red Mountain Energy’s participation at Oil & Gas 2010 has been published on the information site of the Oil and Gas Information Agency.
Red Mountain Energy Corporation staged a cultural event called The Energy of Art as part of the annual NEFTEGAS 2010 Exhibition.
Red Mountain Energy held The Energy of Art party at Soho Rooms in Moscow. Guests included leading global players of the oil and gas market who had come to the 2010 NEFTEGAS Exhibition, and it is hoped the event will become an annual fixture.
The event was supported by the Roza Azora Gallery and by the famous sculptor Georgy Frangulyan, an Honored Artist of Russia. Georgy Frangulyan numbers among his works sculptures of Bulat Okudzhava in Moscow, the Empress Yelizaveta Petrovna in Baltiisk, the sculpture of Peter the Great in Antwerp, and a bronze bark with the figures of Dante and Vergil in the waters of the Venetian Lagoon.
Moscow is waiting for his statue of the poet Joseph Brodsky, which is to be erected in a small square on the Novinsky Boulevard, inside the Moscow Garden Ring Road. The poet’s full length figure was cast a few years ago but is still standing in Frangulyan’s studio. The city has agreed only to pay for the general landscaping of the square, leaving the sculptor to bear the brunt of the costs. Red Mountain Energy will sponsor the landscaping of the specific area where the statue will be erected. In their speeches at this important cultural event the party organizers drew parallels between the energy generated by art and the energy generated by oil and gas. Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board, stated “5 megajoule of energy are required to produce one kilo of apples, – of this the energy of a human being accounts for only 30 per cent, while the other 70 per cent comes from natural resources. …Now 20 per cent of an apple eaten by an artist nourishes the brain activity. Therefore, from this we can deduce that all poetic stanzas, all paintings and pieces of music contain barrels of oil and cubic meters of gas. The artist transforms this energy into the highest form of creative activity which warms the heart and enlightens the souls of so many, including the men and women who produce oil and gas.”
At “The Energy of Art” the poetry of Derzhavin, Severyanin, and Mayakovsky were read aloud. The Jukebox Vocal Trio entertained the public with an astonishing display of vocal virtuosity, not only singing but vocally imitating an entire band, when in fact not a single instrument was played. Three young musicians masterfully remixed intricate versions of world famous hits armed with their voices only. And the group Bravo, veterans of Russian pop, provided the perfect mix of nostalgia and positive energy, entirely fitting for this very special occasion.
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