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.