Research activities

Gazprom Neft's Science and Technology Center has been assigned to deliver the Company’s Technology Strategy and is actively involved in research activities: most of the inventions patented by Gazprom Neft were masterminded by Gazpromneft STC. On top of that, STC deals with the company-wide management and protection of intellectual property related to petroleum exploration and production.

Today, STC’s staff includes 4 professors, 7 doctors of science and over 50 candidates of science. This is the largest academic staff among all of Gazprom Neft's subsidiaries.

Each month, the Company releases at least 2-3 intellectual property items that are further registered with Rospatent (Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks). By the end of 2017, the patent portfolio of Gazprom Neft's Upstream Division included 97 patents and 57 software and database certificates.

All the products developed by Science and Technology Center have real-life applications and are engineered with the aim to address Gazprom Neft’s vital operational and business challenges. A sizeable portion of inventions and software developed by STC are covered by the Company’s Technology Strategy.