Technological development High technology is key to solving major challenges
New technology will enable the company to manage large oil production projects effectively and achieve a leading position in strategic areas.
An Integrated Upstream Engineering Centre (a division of the Bazhenov Technology Centre) was opened at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. It provides R&D support for non-traditional hydrocarbon reserves development.
A joint venture fund, New Industry Ventures, was established by the company together with Gazprombank, RVC and VEB Innovations. The fund will invest in companies developing new materials, technologies, products and services for the oil and gas industry.
Seismic surveys at the Ayashsky licence block in the Sea of Okhotsk is an example of import substitution in practice. During these surveys, Gazprom Neft has become the first oil company in Russia to use the domestically produced standalone “CRAB” seabed station for seismic surveys. Previously, these surveys were largely conducted using the foreign equipment.
First stage of the Technology Strategy (completed in 2019)
A digital system helps to find promising formations
The company has achieved incremental oil production at the Vyngapurovskoye field during pilot tests, using digital system recommendations. The system was designed to search for the missed intervals. A machine-learning model is used to process geological data and identify promising formations that have not been detected using conventional methods due to their small size or complex structure.