Gazprom Neft PJSC and the University of Tyumen have signed a cooperation agreement

Research and Innovations 18 February 2016

Gazprom Neft has entered into a strategic agreement with the University of Tyumen. The agreement reflects the company’s policy of developing cooperation links with strategic specialized Russian universities. The document was signed by First Deputy General Director of Gazprom Neft Vadim Yakovlev and Rector of UT Valerii Falkov.

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This cooperation should  help to raise the standards of training of experts in conceptual engineering, capable of designing integrated field development projects, by identifying the most effective ways of field development.

At present, Polytechnic School of UT is the only training area in the country, where specialists in conceptual engineering for the oil and gas industry receive training. On the part of Gazprom Neft, the cooperation will be supervised by the Joint Scientific and Research Centre (Gazprom Neft NTC), with its division located in Tyumen.

The employees of the oil company will provide the university with methodological groundwork in educational programmes in the field of conceptual engineering, used in the Corporate Training Center of Gazprom Neft. In addition, the experts from the oil and gas industry will be involved in teaching at the Polytechnic School.

The document makes provisions for conducting joint applied scientific and technological research, aimed at creating new technologies in different areas of oil production and processing of raw materials. Also, UT students can expect to be given an opportunity to carry out research work in the production facilities of Gazprom Neft.

Vadim Yakovlev, First Deputy General Director of Gazprom Neft, said: "Every year, oil production is becoming ever more complicated: we tap into the difficult reserves, enter new regions, constantly improve our efficiency and introduce advanced technologies. Personnel training is the key to successful long-term development of a large company. Therefore, the best students of universities we cooperate with become our employees in the future ".

Director of Technology Directorate of Gazprom Neft, General Director of Gazpromneft NTC Mars Khasanov explained: "We are interested in professionals, possessing the skills necessary for implementing integrated field development projects. By cooperating with Gazprom Neft, UT students will be able to develop their own methods and software products for industry-wide use".

Note: An integrated project comprises integrated design of all phases of exploration, development, construction and operation of the field, selection of the best technology and equipment, as well as the preparation of an investment feasibility report to ensure the efficiency of capital investments.

Gazprom Neft is constantly developing cooperation with Russian universities. The list of its partner universities includes National Mineral Resources University " Gorniy " in St. Petersburg, Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after E.M. Gubkin, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Ufa State Oil Technical University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Omsk State Technical University, and others.


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