Gazprom and BASF/Wintershall hold meeting of expert group for sci-tech cooperation


A meeting of the expert group for sci-tech cooperation between Gazprom and Wintershall Holding took place today.

The meeting was moderated by the expert group co-chairpersons: Vlada Rusakova, Member of the Management Committee, Head of the Strategic Development Department on behalf of Gazprom and Dr. Gerhard Koenig, Member of the Board of Executive Directors on behalf of Wintershall Holding.

The group was joined by heads of Gazprom's subsidiaries – NIIgazeconomika, Gazprom transgaz Moscow as well as representatives from Gazprom promgaz and Gazprom VNIIGAZ.

The meeting participants discussed the current status of the sci-tech cooperation program. They also addressed the issues of developing a common approach to the gas quality requirements, energy saving, energy efficiency and improving the efficiency of investment projects management. The meeting highlighted the urgency of using eco-friendly technologies and ensuring complex safety at gas transmission facilities.

Based on the meeting results, the parties expressed their contentment with the achievements in the sci-tech cooperation between Gazprom and Wintershall Holding.


BASF is a world's leading gas chemical and petrochemical company running its business in the following main areas: chemicals, plastics, crop protection products as well as hydrocarbons extraction and transportation.

Being a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, Wintershall Holding operates in the power generation industry. Gazprom and Wintershall Holding have set up WINGAS and WIEH joint ventures.

BASF and Wintershall Holding partner Gazprom in developing the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field, production from the first pilot block of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field as well as constructing the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

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