The Management Committee has awarded the Gazprom 2011 Science and Technology Prize to the author teams of the following research projects:
– Development and implementation of technical solutions to improve the oil production technology and enhance the associated petroleum gas use in the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field. The research paper took the first place. It was represented by Gazprom dobycha Urengoy. The cost saving effect of the paper reached RUB 343.5 million from 2008 to 2010.
– Elaboration of the program for complex development of the Yamal Peninsula and its offshore areas. The research paper took the second place. It was represented by Gazprom VNIIGAZ.
– Development, manufacture and introduction of import-substituting equipment with a view to upgrade domestic production capacities for submerged crossings drilling as well as landslide prevention and response in Gazprom transgaz Krasnodar. The paper was represented by Gazprom transgaz Krasnodar.
– Methodology of justifying the rent rate calculations for federal lands used by the UGSS facilities. The paper was represented by NIIgazeconomika.
The Gazprom Science and Technology Prize has been awarded since 1998.
In 2011 Gazprom's subsidiaries named eight papers to participate in the event. The total number of authors reached 75 persons.
The papers were assessed by the expert group composed of 25 experts from Gazprom and its subsidiaries. The experts focused their attention on urgency, novelty, sci-tech level (science linkage) of papers, scale and cost saving for Gazprom, possibility of commercialization, and grade of native materials, technologies and equipment use.