About Science & Technnology Center

The key objective of Gazpromneft Science & Technology Center (Gazpromneft STC; STC) is to increase the rate and efficiency of production through the deployment of new technologies and engineering solutions at Gazprom Neft’s oil fields. STC provides analytical, methodological and R&D support in connection with oil exploration and production processes.

The STC focuses on the development of new technologies; engineering and expert evaluation of hydrocarbons exploration and production projects; design, analysis and monitoring of oilfield development and geological exploration activities; geological and hydrodynamic simulation; as well as engineering support and operational supervision of drilling operations.


Focal areas of Gazpromneft STC

Gazpromneft STC masterminded the Gazprom Neft Technological Strategy and implements a number of the Strategy’s projects. The Center’s key focal areas include the following:

Planning and support of geological explorations;
Technical and economic evaluation of assets;
• Formulation of integrated concepts for oilfield development and construction;
R&D support of drilling and well interventions;
Development of oil and gas production processes and technologies;
• Development of engineering techniques and standards;
Development of IT solutions for engineering;
• Management of research efforts and R&D projects;
• Collection, updating and dissemination of experience and best practices.

The STC’s area of responsibility includes development and maintenance of corporate database containing oilfield geological data, management of oil recovery processes with the help of regular geological process models, as well as planning and execution of pilot projects to introduce innovative oil production technologies.

Gazpromneft STC develops, audits and reviews design documents to ensure license compliance. The company also provides staff training and career development services to Gazprom Neft’s downstream subsidiaries.

Gazpromneft STC had more than 900 staff by the end of 2016, including one academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, four professors, six doctors of science, and over 60 employees with candidate of science degree.

Gazpromneft STC offices are located in Saint Petersburg and Tyumen.