Sep. 16, 2015

Global Forum on Gas Flaring Reduction Solutions under the auspices of the World Bank

Dr. Vladimir Mordkovich, INFRA's Chief Technology Officer, spoke at the Global Forum on Gas Flaring Reduction Solutions, organized by the Global Partnership to reduce gas flaring (GGFR), acting under the auspices of the World Bank in the city of Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia, on 9-10 September 2015.

The event featured an array of technical, economic, and/or regulatory gas flaring reduction solutions.

GGFR’s Global Forum was attended by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, head of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Sergey Donskoy, Acting Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra Natalia Komarova, senior director of the World Bank, the chairman of GGFR Anita George, representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, Ministry of Energy of Russia, the Russian State Duma, envoy of the Russian President in the Urals, and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous YaNAO administrations, companies Gazpromneft, Sibur, TOTAL, Chevron and others. Prominent speakers from the international oil industry, senior government officials, and technical experts addressed:

- the current status of global gas flaring reduction efforts and possible ways forward;

- how gas flaring reduction relates to the climate change agenda;

- public-private partnerships as a viable path to gas flaring reduction; and

- the latest gas flaring reduction technologies.

Dr. Mordkovich’s presentation entitled "Gas-in-oil: The new generation of technology GTL», gave an update on the progress in the development of INFRA’s proprietary GTL technology for processing associated gas. In particular, Dr. Mordkovich informed about the launch of INFRA’s own factory for the production of proprietary Fischer-Tropsch catalysts in Russia and the fabrication process for the 100 barrels-a-day compact modular transportable serial GTL plant for associated gas utilisation, that INFRA builds in Houston, USA.