Gazprom Neft and RVC have concluded an agreement to assist in the development of innovative capacities, generate and promote high-end technologies, which were developed upon Gazprom Neft’ blueprints. The agreement was signed by Anatoly Cherner, Deputy General Director for Logistics, Processing and Sales at PJSC Gazprom Neft, and Mikhail Antonov, Deputy Director General — Director of the RVC Innovation Infrastructure Development, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The parties of the agreement have agreed to implement five key activities: search of ways to support technologies with high growth potential; development of Gazprom Neft's innovative infrastructure; development of proposals to facilitate project development in the field of high technologies; support of Gazprom Neft’s science, technology and market potentials; promotion of the expert community by sharing the best practices in the innovation field.
In 2018 Gazprom Neft was a partner to Power & Energy track under GenerationS, the RVC’s accelerator of the tech-up startups. As a result of the accelerator, Gazprom Neft identified two most promising projects to discuss further cooperation with — the Drilling Optimizer project on intellectual drilling and the OraCar project to create a platform for car health check. To analyze innovations in logistics, processing and marketing, Gazprom Neft has set up a special Digital Innovation Center, which plans to unite efforts by start-ups, development companies and science community in searching solutions that can bring business efficiency to a brand-new level.
RVC JSC is a governmental fund of funds, the Institute of Development of the Russia's venture investment industry. The main objectives of RVC JSC: promote creation of Russia's own venture capital industry and execute functions of the Project Office of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The authorized capital of RVC JSC is more than 30 billion roubles. One hundred per cent of the RVC capital is owned by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for Management of State Property of the Russian Federation (Rosimushchestvo). The total number of funds formed by RVC JSC has reached 26, their total size is 35.7 billion roubles. The share of RVC JSC is 22.7 billion rubles. The number of innovative companies approved for investment by RVC funds has reached 223. The total amount of monetary funds approved for investment is 18.2 billion roubles.
About Gazprom Neft PJSC
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company. The main activities are exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, production and marketing of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft includes more than 70 oil producing, refining and marketing enterprises in Russia, CIS countries and far abroad.
In terms of proven and probable reserves of hydrocarbons, or 2.78 billion tons of oil equivalents according to international SPE-PRMS standards, Gazprom Neft is in the top of the world's 20 largest oil and gas companies. In terms of oil production and refining, Gazprom Neft is among the three largest companies in Russia. In 2017 they produced 89.75 million toe, the processing volume was 40.1 million tons.
Products of Gazprom Neft are exported to more than 50 countries around the world and are sold throughout the Russian Federation and foreign markets. The company's gas station network includes more than 1,850 units in Russia, CIS countries and Europe.