Post Show Report Neftegaz 2018

17 / 05 / 2018

The 18th edition of the International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry

Neftegaz 2018 is Russia's largest trade show for the oil and gas industry. It ranks in the top ten of the world's petroleum shows.

Neftegaz has once again proved its importance not only for the Russian fuel and energy sector but also the whole global oil and gas industry community. Manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world had a unique opportunity to show their latest equipment and technology to industry professionals, establish and expand business contacts, and discuss all relevant issues facing the industry.

This year Neftegaz was co-located with the 27th edition of the Elektro International Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, Lighting Engineering, Building Automation. The synergy of these projects created a high-profile show of oil and gas and electrical equipment, raised the level and scope of business meetings, and increased the number of professional visitors.  

Once again Neftegaz was joined by the National Oil and Gas Forum. The events brought together representatives of relevant ministries and departments, oil and gas companies, research organizations, equipment manufacturers, key industry experts.

Dates: 16-19 April 2018

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia 

Organized by Expocentre AO, Messe Dusseldorf GmbH 

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Energy, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, VDMA 

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition area: 31,791 sq m

Total attendance: 22,550

Exhibitors: 552 companies (311 Russian companies)

Foreign exhibitors: ABB, Bauer Kompressoren GmbH, Centrax Gas Turbines Ltd, JUMO GmbH & Co. KG, KANEX Krohne Anlagen Export GmbH, Kerui Group, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, National Oilwell Varco, R&B Industrial Supply Company, Rockwell Automation, SAMSON AG, The Green Day Inhaber Gerhard Michael Kreuder, VEGA Grieshaber KG, Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Yantai Jereh Petroleum Equipment& Technologies Co., Ltd., Yokogawa Electric Corporation, etc.

Russian exhibitors: ART-Osnastka, Bashneftegeofizika, Borkhimmash, Almaz-Antey, NTA-Prom, Orelkompressormash, Tatneft, Total Vostok, Transneft, TMK, Tyazhpressmash, Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding, ChelPipe, Endress-Hauser, etc.

Countries: 27

International pavilions: China, Czechia, Germany

Sponsors: 22 (R&B Industrial Supply Company, official sponsor; SLC GH, official partner; ART-Osnastka, navigation sponsor; NTA-Prom, electronic registration sponsor; Fizpribor, Nefteavtomatika, PMI, sector sponsors; Nefteservispribor, Orelkompressormash, Rimera, Sintek, NKMZ, Velan, Tekknow, TREM Engineering, Cheboksary Electric Apparatus Plant, Phoenix Contact Rus, Energomash, exhibition partners; Wika Mera, MIR, Prosoft-Systems, Electroshield-Samara, partners of supporting events)

Types of products on display:

  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Oil and gas field development
  • Oil, gas, oil products gathering, transportation and storage
  • Oil and gas processing, petrochemistry
  • Equipment and technology
  • Locking and regulating fittings
  • Power and electrotechnical equipment. Cables. Welding equipment
  • ACS and telemechanization. Instrumentation. Metrology
  • Corrosion prevention for equipment and pipelines
  • Ecology, environmental monitoring
  • Labour protection, safety systems
  • Russian R&D              

Supporting events

  • The International Conference on Oil and Gas Exploitation: Integrated Approach 2018,
  • The Conference on Contribution of Electroshield Samara to Innovative Energy System Transformation in Russia,
  • The technical workshop of Prosoft-Systems: New Russian Hardware and Software Solution AlfaRegul for Construction of Critical and Connected Automated Process Control Systems at Oil and Gas Facilities,
  • The Workshop on Review of Products of WIKA and Temperature Measurement Solutions for Oil and Gas and Petrochemical Industry,
  • The Workshop on Modern Control Rooms,
  • The Practical Session on Government Support for Investment Projects in Single-Industry Towns,
  • The Presentation of New Solutions of MIR for Power Industry and Oil Production,
  • The Presentation of Marine Automated Loading Arms of KOZ Loading Solutions.

The key event of Neftegaz 2018 was the National Oil and Gas Forum organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Union of Oil Producers of Russia, and the Russian Gas Society. The forum ran 17-18 April.  

The two-day eventful program featured more than 70 speakers, more than 700 delegates and 100 representatives of leading mass media outlets.  

The forum was opened with the Plenary Session on Technological Development of Russian Oil and Gas Industry in the Midst of Digital Transformation of the Global Economy and Structural Changes, which was moderated by President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin.  

Leading Russian and foreign experts talked about development prospects of the oil and gas market, changes in the oil and gas industry in the digital economy, development of oil prices, and prospects of the agreement to reduce crude oil production signed in the late 2016 between OPEC, Russia and several countries outside the Cartel. Reports were made by Head of the OPEC Petroleum Studies Department Behrouz Beik Alizadeh and Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Pavel Sorokin.  

The second session of the forum was devoted to import substitution and localization in the oil and gas industry.

Innovative development of all sectors of the oil and gas industry was key topic during all events of the second day of the forum:

  • The Conference on Extraction of Tight and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reserves, moderated by President of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Genady Shmal,
  • The Conference on Development of the Bazhenov Formation: Economics and Technological Aspects,  
  • The Round Table on Drivers of Internal Growth and Export Potential of Russian Petrochemical Industry,
  • The Round Table on New Tools for Energy Markets in the Blockchain Era,  
  • The Foresight Session on Industry Clusters, Technology Parks, Engineering Centers, and Special economic Zones: Key Stages of "Science Technology Business" Transfer of Technologies (organized by the Skolkovo Foundation).

The round table on growth drivers and export potential of the Russian petrochemical industry was attended by Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Kirill Moldtsov, Principal in Boston Consulting Group's Madrid Office Rafael Moreno, Head of SIBUR's analytical center Ksenia Karetina, CEO of Tatkhiminvest Holding Rafinat Yarullin, representatives of Gazprom Neft Mikhail Kuznetsov, and Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Maksim Ermolaev.  

The National Oil and Gas Forum was concluded with the joint meeting of the Oil and Gas Industry Veterans Council and the Oil and Gas Industry Youth Council. 


Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade
"Neftegaz is a large scale platform for professional networking, exchange of experience, and demonstration of the latest technology and equipment. The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade pays a great attention to development of the Russian fuel and energy sector and treats the Neftegaz exhibition as an important sectoral event." 

Alexander Novak, Russian Minister of Energy
"The co-location of the trade show and the forum created the industry's largest showcase and networking platform. It allows demonstrating the latest technological developments and solutions for the oil and gas industry and the fuel and energy sector as a whole, as well as discussing the most relevant issues and finding solutions to them."

Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
"In spite of negative external factors, the Neftegaz participants confirm that economic relations with foreign colleagues and partners remain almost unchanged. Eighty percent of exhibitors including our foreign colleagues are those who regularly take part in this trade show. They also participate in the National Oil and Gas Forum, an essential part of the joint event."

Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director of Messe Dusseldorf GmbH   
"This trade show has become a key meeting place for everyone involved in the oil and gas industry. It is confirmed by a large number of companies presented here this year. We are glad that everybody who came to Neftegaz 2018 really believes in continuation and expansion of ties and friendly relations.

Pavel Zavalny, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy, President of the Russian Gas Society
"There is no doubt that Neftegaz 2018 and the National Oil and Gas Forum will bring new ideas and contacts for business cooperation, a new impetus for the innovation driven development of the Russian fuel and energy sector, and a basis for strengthening this country's energy security."

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The next 19th edition of the Neftegaz international exhibition will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, on 1518 April 2019.


Press Service, Expocentre AO