Research activities

Being in charge of the Company’s Technological Strategy, Gazpromneft STC extensively engages in research activities. Most of the inventions patented by Gazprom Neft were masterminded by STC. Additionally, STC is involved in management and protection of intellectual property pertaining to oil exploration and production within the perimeter of the Company.

Today, STC’s staff includes one academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, two professors, six doctors of science and 40 candidates of science, making it the largest academic unit among all Gazprom Neft’s subsidiaries.

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In 2015, STC received four patents and twelve new software certificates. The unit produces at least 1-2 intellectual property assets each month and then registers them with Rospatent. At the end of 2015, the patent portfolio of Gazprom Neft’s Upstream Division included a total of 141 patents and 32 new software certificates.

All the STC’s inventions are developed for practical application and serve to address current operational and business challenges of Gazprom Neft. A majority of inventions and software developed by STC are covered by the Technological Strategy of the Company.