Gazprom Neft company and Russian State University of Oil and Gas signed a cooperation agreement

Gazprom Neft and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas concluded a bilateral cooperation agreement. The documents were signed by Andrey Patrushev, Deputy General Director for the Development of Offshore Projects at Gazprom Neft, and Viktor Martynov, Rector of Gubkin University. The parties agreed to continue joint work aimed at further development of domestic technologies for the exploration and development of the Russian continental shelf, as well as improving graduates’ quality of training.

The cooperation of Gubkin University with Gazprom Neft now allows us to bring up cases that students learn in class to real technological challenges of the company. This makes it possible to enhance preparation for work in modern oil industry.

Within the framework of the agreement, joint research activities will continue. The University’s engineering center, under an agreement with Gazprom Neft Shelf, developed working design documentation and produced spare parts, tools and accessories for a mud pump on Prirazlomnaya platform. At present, the Gazprom Neft Offshore Development Unit is considering University’s proposals in almost three dozen fields of possible R & D.

For several years Gazprom Neft has been supporting the joint international master program “Technologies of offshore oil and gas fields development ” of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and the Norwegian University of Stavanger. The new agreement will consolidate the possibility of company’s employees to gain an academic degree while working on their in-house research.

Andrei Patrushev, Deputy General Director for the Development of Offshore Projects of Gazprom Neft PJSC:

“Gubkin University is a renowned field research and education center. The agreement will allow Gazprom Neft to participate in the development of new technologies in the field of oil production in order to keep up with trends. Cooperation with one of the leading universities in the oil and gas industry will help our employees to improve their professional level and gain the unique knowledge and competencies needed to work on the shelf. ”

Victor Martynov, Rector of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas:

“The agreement marks a new step towards our robust cooperation with Gazprom Neft, which is already moving in various directions: from implementing the developed solutions of our Engineering Center to preparing innovative specialists for the company. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that together we work for the benefit of the oil industry as a whole. Together, we develop and improve field’s professional standards, create competency models and corresponding educational programs based on them. I am sure that the work under the agreement with Gazprom Neft will allow them to stay up-to-date in accordance with the requests of the company and the oil and gas industry as a whole. ”

Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas is a national research university leading a scientific and educational activities. It carries out training, retraining and advanced training of specialists, performs scientific research on the whole range of basic technologies of oil and gas production, introduces its own projects on the field. Priority fields — energy efficiency and energy saving in the development and use of hydrocarbon resources; resource potential increase in fuel and energy complex, including exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf; environmental and industrial safety of oil and gas production.

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