Economic benefit brought by Science and Technology Prize awarded research projects comes to RUB 42 billion this year
The 2013 Science and Technology Prize awarding ceremony took place today during Gazprom's Management Committee meeting. Awarded since 1998, the Prize has been an integral element of Gazprom's corporate sci-tech policy aimed at enhancing the application of innovations in the Company's business and supporting its position as a technological leader across the global energy industry.
It was pointed out at the ceremony that the 2013 Prize awarded and subsequently brought to life research projects had yielded a notable economic benefit of RUB 42 billion to Gazprom.
In 2013 the first prize was won by the research paper 'Development and introduction of a waste burial technology during gas wells drilling in permafrost formations, providing for environmental safety during the oil, gas and condensate fields development in the Far North, as exemplified by the Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field'. The paper was submitted by Gazprom Geotech.
Research paper submitted by Gazprom Geotech wins first prize. On photo – Gazprom Geotech Director General Valery Khloptsov representing author team
The second place was taken by the paper 'Development and introduction of sci-tech solutions during the construction and commissioning of the Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field'. The paper was presented by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
Research paper submitted by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym wins second prize. On photo – Gazprom Dobycha Nadym Director General Sergey Menshikov representing author team
The author teams of the following research projects were also awarded the Prize:
– 'Development and introduction of Gazprom's corporate system for operations with the core and formation fluid samples.' The paper was submitted by Gazprom VNIIGAZ.
– 'Comprehensive restoration technologies and innovative monitoring systems for disturbed lands at Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar production sites.' The paper was presented by Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar.
– 'Development, introduction and application of thermal decomposition catalysts based on the HP33Y ultrastable zeolite and bizeolite systems.' The paper was presented by Gazprom Neft.
– 'Development and introduction of an innovative project for the unit-wise heat recovery power plant at the Chaplygin CS.' The paper was submitted by Gazprom Transgaz Moscow.
– 'Models and an automated system for solving technical and economic tasks of operation control and calculating gas transmission tariffs based on the Gazoperator software.' The paper was presented by NIIgazeconomika.
– 'Application of a low-emission combustion technology in combustion chambers of gas compressors manufactured domestically and abroad (pipe joint heater combustion chambers).' The paper was presented by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk.
– 'Development and introduction of an organizational, technical and regulatory support system aimed at enhancing the efficiency of Gazprom's wells repair and maintenance.' The paper was submitted by SevKavNIPIgaz.
– 'Development and introduction of organizational and technical solutions at the Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant for the production of eco-friendly motor vehicle fuels in compliance with the European quality requirements.' The paper was presented by Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan.
In 2013 Gazprom's subsidiaries nominated 21 papers to participate in the event. The total number of authors reached 184 persons.
The papers were assessed by a group of experts from Gazprom and its subsidiaries. The experts focused their attention on the relevance, novelty, sci-tech level (research intensity) of papers, their scale and economic efficiency for Gazprom, the commercialization opportunities, the share of domestic materials, technologies and equipment in use.