Gazprom Neft holds third multiplying talents contest

On September 1, Gazprom Neft launches the third Multiplying Talents intellectual contest on oil and gas topics for high school students in the regions where the company operates.

In 2017, the contest has attracted an academic partner, the Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University. Thanks to the cooperation with a specialized University, the senior section (10-11th school years) finalists of the contest will get the opportunity to earn extra scores to their ratings when entering technical departments and chairs of the University.

“I am glad that interest to engineering education is reviving in our country, and I hope that our contest will help talented youngsters choose their future professions. Just in a few years from now the today’s school students will grow into gifted physicists, mathematicians and geologists who will make a lot of discoveries”, – said Mars Khasanov, Gazprom Neft Director for Technologies, General Director of Gazpromneft Science and Technology Centre.

The contestants will take part in a scientific research in one of the areas topical for the oil and gas industry. If in the previous two contests the tasks were related to oil production only, now the young researchers will also have to look for new ways of oil refining. To defend their ideas, the finalists will present results of their research to representatives of the academic and industrial communities.

Traditionally, the contest is held for school students from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tyumen, Noyabrsk, Muravlenko, Khanty-Mansiysk, Tomsk, as well as the Yamal Peninsula (Mys Kamenny and Novy Port). This year, in addition to the above mentioned cities and towns, the contest will be open for school students from Orenburg and Omsk.

Information about the contest can be found on the official website or in the Vkontakte group. This information includes reviews of research projects for the previous years and typical errors, interviews with contestants where they give pieces of advice about how to make it through to the final, as well as information about Gazprom Neft and the petroleum industry in general. 


Being one of the leaders of the Russian oil and gas industry, Gazprom Neft is committed to high-tech production and promotes training of specialists in the whole range of areas and disciplines: geologists, mathematicians, physicists, chemists and many others, who are able to set up analytical, methodical, scientific and technical support for the petroleum exploration, production and refining processes.

The Multiplying Talents contest is held under the Hometowns social investment program implemented by the company. Format of the Multiplying Talents contest takes into account the most current international practices and aims at developing research skills in students and enhancing their interest to the profession.

In terms of the format, this contest is an individual/team competition for 8-11 year students of secondary and special schools where they need to show their ability to solve complex research problems of the oil and gas industry, present their solutions in a convincing manner, and defend these solutions in scientific discussions.

Receipt of applications traditionally starts on the Day of Knowledge, the 1 of September, and will be open until the beginning of October. Then, registered contestants will form teams of three persons and receive a research assignment related to oil production or refining. Having checked all research reports received from the contest teams, experts from Gazpromneft Science and Technology Centre will choose two teams from each region for the final round.

Authors of the best and most interesting projects will meet in St. Petersburg during the fall holidays. They will present their solutions to the experts and then will visit Gazpromneft Science and Technology Centre, receive trainings to develop their team work and ideas presentation skills, visit the leading specialized universities of St. Petersburg, and meet with talented young students from other regions.

The Hometowns social investment program is aimed at improving the quality of life in Gazprom Neft’s regions of presence and giving local residents easier access to a quality urban environment, education and culture. The social investment program is built into the company’s development strategy where comprehensive development of the areas where Gazprom Neft operates is one of the essential parts.

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