Research activities

Gazprom Neft 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 the STC. On top of that, the STC deals with the company-wide management and protection of intellectual property related to petroleum exploration and production.

Today, the STC’s staff includes five Professors, five Doctors of Sciences and 75 Candidates of Sciences. This is the largest academic staff among all of Gazprom Neft’s subsidiaries.

Each month, the Company releases several intellectual property items that are further registered with Rospatent (the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks). By the end of 2018, the patent portfolio of Gazprom Neft’s Upstream Division included 97 patents and 125 software and database certificates.

All the products developed by the 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 products developed by the STC are covered by the Company’s Technology Strategy.