Gazprom Neft supported NTV channel project “the Way of Oil”

Gazprom Neft has been supporting production of the documentary by NTV channel “The Way of Oil — Myths and Realities”. The company has provided the TV channel’s film crew with access to its assets and the possibility to film at production facilities in order to work on the project. Gazprom Neft specialists shared the information about advanced technologies in oil production and refining, demonstrated high-tech solutions in well drilling management, transportation, oil products manufacturing and other areas of operations. Documentary “The way of oil — myths and reality” will be aired on NTV channel on December 17, 2017 at 23.00.

The film crew headed by Sergey Malozemov has set a goal — to trace the way of oil from the moment of its detection in earth stratum to becoming petroleum product. While their TV expedition the journalists have visited dozens of cities and towns. They have visited the Arctic circle, where Arctic oil produced under extreme climatic conditions, observed the St Petersburg Drilling Control Centre, which is able to manage the processes of drilling hundreds of wells from the Russian Far North to the Middle East. The Prirazlomnaya rig, the only oil platform on the Russian Arctic Shelf, became a point of interest in their journey. The film crew got a chance to watch oil to be transformed into modern high-tech motor fuel and engine oil at the Omsk oil refinery. By visiting other countries: the US, Denmark, and Japan, the journalists were able to learn other myths existing in the world oil industry.

“The filming of ‘The Way of Oil — myths and reality’ was an unforgettable experience! Joking aside, I had never imagined the scale of modern technology concentrated in today’s oil production and refining industry and how is our life depends on this black oily liquid, which I now refer to in a completely new way, as well as to the people, working in this sector,” film director Sergey Malozemov shared his emotions.

“It is a very ambitious challenge, to trace the way of oil from the well to the oil products buyer. The NTV team managed to make a film, stressing the breakthrough technologies, being used all through the life-cycle, starting from oil production and ending up with oil product. And these products surround us everywhere: from motor fuel and engine oil to plastics and perfumes,” said Alexander Dybal, Member of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft.


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