NTI Center of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPbPU) develops new materials with special properties for the benefit of Gazprom Neft Shelf


The aim of the work is to develop new approaches to the design and manufacture of equipment for advanced drilling technologies and the development of offshore fields. New approaches include the simultaneous use of the latest advances in materials technology, testing methods based on physical modeling of operating conditions, modern high-tech computer technologies.

Specialists of the NTI Center for Competence at SPbPU “New Production Technologies” have developed testing methods for promising 3D printed materials, mastered the methods for evaluating the corrosion and erosion properties of promising materials and coatings, determined the destruction mechanisms of several equipment types made of new materials.

According to representatives of Gazprom Neft Shelf, LLC, the introduction of digital intelligent systems will significantly increase the speed and quality of decisions made. To achieve maximum adequacy and justification of digital models, we should use real properties of materials and structures as input data. To do this, we need to develop new testing methods that comprehensively reflect all the operating data of existing materials and enable to formulate requirements for creating new ones.

“Our division at the NTI Center of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University focuses on the implementation of integrated approaches to research and development of new materials and technologies for various high-tech industries,“ said Nikita Shaposhnikov, Deputy Director of the Research and Education Center. “Offshore projects of oil companies are particularly interesting and illustrative. Firstly, these are strategic facilities for the global economy and energetics. Secondly, these are the most vulnerable facilities in terms of the proper existing domestic technologies. Thirdly, the huge number and depth of scientific and technological challenges of such facilities allow us to use the most modern research methods, including our own methods”.

The project outcomes are expected to be used for the development of digital equipment models and complex multi-factor drilling processes at the Prirazlomnaya OIFP and for the implementation of future offshore projects of Gazprom Neft PJSC.


National Technology Initiative (NTI)

A package of measures to create fundamentally new markets and conditions for Russia's global technological leadership by 2035. Implementation of the National Technology Initiative is one of the priorities of state policy as stated by Vladimir Putin in his Address to the Federal Assembly in On December 4, 2014.

NTI Center of SPbPU

The leading Russian NTI competence center with the largest project consortium in the area of "New production technologies" (digital design and modeling, digital twins, new materials, additive technologies) was established as part of the innovation ecosystem at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

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