100per cent ownership by Gazprom


20 (bld. 8) Staraya Basmannaya Str.
105066, Moscow
Russian Federation

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Nikolai Kislenko was born in 1971 in Moscow. In 1994 he graduated from Mendeleyev Russian University of Chemical Technology, majoring in the Basic Processes in Chemical Production and Chemical Cybernetics. He is a Candidate of Engineering Sciences.

Nikolai Kislenko has been engaged in the gas industry since 1993. From 1993 to 1999 he was a researcher at VNIIGAZ International, an international business company; later on – a senior researcher at the computer technologies laboratory of VNIIGAZ.

Between 1999 and 2006 – Head of the Strategic Planning and Advanced Research Division, Head of the Information Center for Natural Gas Distribution and Utilization, Deputy Director for Research at Promgaz’s (present Gazprom promgaz) VNIIpromgaz Institute.

In 2006 he was appointed Deputy Director General for Research at VNIIGAZ.

In April 2009 he became Director General of NIIgazeconomika.

Company history

NIIgazeconomika is the successor of VNIIEgazprom set up in 1967 as the leading institute responsible for forecasting the gas industry development, economics, personnel and production management, as well as sci-tech information in the gas industry.

From 1997 – a 100 per cent subsidiary of Gazprom. In 2001 the Institute was assigned the status of Gazprom’s leading research center in economics, administration and forecasting the gas industry development.

In 2004 – 2007 the Institute underwent comprehensive restructuring. Measures were taken to expand and diversify the scope of scientific research, upgrade the technical basis, adopt modern information technologies and the quality control system (ISO 9001:2000) into the research and managerial activities, as well as to provide personnel rotation and development.


NIIgazeconomika headquarters

NIIgazeconomika headquarters

At work


Major activities

Forecasting the behavior of strategic development indicators and streamlining the corporate management system (investigating the current state of the industry, determining key development areas, forecasting Gazprom’s economic performance indicators, etc.).

The economics of the industry (analyzing and forecasting the economics of Gazprom’s mineral resource base, natural gas production, transportation and underground storage, as well as hydrocarbon feedstock processing facilities; evaluating the cost effectiveness of novel equipment, etc.).

Gas markets and comprehensive development of the Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) of Russia (analyzing and evaluating the achieved level and the gas consumption mix, analyzing and forecasting gas markets development, gas pricing, analyzing the actual load and the technical state of UGSS, forecasting gas flow schemes, etc.).

Investment activities. The infrastructure of the gas industry (pre-investment studies, feasibility studies for Gazprom’s major investment projects).

Playing sports in free time

Social policy

The Institute’s social and labor activities are based on labor regulations, the Industry Tariff Agreement and the Collective Agreement. Great attention is paid to social support, focused professional development and high-quality medical treatment for the personnel.

The Institute pursues the main objective of ensuring the stability and attractiveness of scientific careers, decent wages, a high social status of the employment with the Institute and payment of extra pensions by Gazfond Non-State Pension Fund. The Institute fully backs the employees’ engagement in sports activities, their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a proactive cultural life as the key prerequisites of the team building and the creative working climate.


Elaboration of the concept of Gazprom’s participation in foreign projects for hydrocarbon exploration and production, as well as its financial and economic appraisal.

Compilation of proposals on setting up a comprehensive gas demand management system securing well-balanced gas supplies, on resource and performance indicators with due regard to the Company’s development priorities.

Establishing a regulatory, procedural, scientific and information base to examine contractors’ prices for construction services rendering.