Partnerships with educational organisations

With the support of major Russian universities, the company continues its corporate programmes in key areas for the oil and gas industry, from conventional exploration and development to capital construction and IT.

Partnership programmes and agreements with universities in 2020

Gazprom Neft and Tomsk Polytechnic University

Oil and Gas Well Drilling: a joint educational programme for graduates who already hold either a first degree (BSc), a specialist degree or a Master’s degree (MSc) in oil, gas, physics or mathematics. Participants study drilling engineering for a year and on completion of the course are qualified to take a job at an oil company.

Gazprom Neft and Ufa State Aviation Technical University

Digital Technology in Corporate Systems: a joint educational Master’s programme. The company and the university train specialists qualified to address the industry’s digital transformation agenda.

Gazprom Neft and Omsk State Technical University

On offer are Information Systems and Technology, a joint educational Master’s programme in Effective Digital Solutions, and Information Systems and Technology, a Bachelor’s programme in Digital Management.

Gazprom Neft and the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University)

An agreement has been signed on developing a Master’s programme on Functional Safety in Unmanned Transport, the first academic programme of its kind in Russia for training developers and specialists in using unmanned vehicles in the oil and gas industry.

Gazprom Neft and the Administration of St Petersburg

The St Petersburg Energy Clubs are part of a project to create a world-class technology valley in the city — the St Petersburg Energy TechnoHub. Energy TechnoHub tenants will support student business projects, helping them monetise and market successful ideas and inventions. Gazprom Neft became the first corporate partner of the Energy Clubs by offering support for student startups and research projects on digital solutions for the oil and gas industry.

AI Alliance Russia

Artificial Intelligence Alliance Russia brings together leading technology companies to jointly develop AI capabilities and accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence in education, research and business practices.

Alliance members: Gazprom Neft, Group, MTS, RDIF, Sberbank and Yandex. The Alliance’s mission is to become the AI development hub in Russia, making the country and Alliance members leaders in the global technology market. Gazprom Neft is responsible for the Higher Education stream in the Alliance.

In 2020, the joint efforts of the Alliance’s experts and the country’s leading universities led to the creation of a family of six degree programmes in AI, each broken down into 36 individual skills that are taught to various levels depending on the course.

Starting from 2021, the Alliance will conduct corporate accreditation of educational university programmes against the base model of AI-related professions and skills.