A Joint Scientific and Research Center for Innovation Technologies (JSRC) founded jointly by Gazpromneft-Scientific and Technical Center and the Saint-Petersburg State Mining University (SPSMU) was opened on February 2, 2011.
JSRC’ key activities will focus on development of innovative physical-chemical techniques of strata stimulation, introduction of new techniques of hydraulic fracturing, designing and testing of drill fluids, metal corrosion and bio-corrosion prevention. The Joint Innovation Center incorporates eight scientific and research laboratories, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Students and post-graduates of the Mining University will be involvedin the scientific and research center activities along with Gazpromneft-STC and SPSMU employees.
“Joint Scientific and Research Center projects shall significantly enhance the implementation of innovative technologies at Gazprom Neftgroup ofcompanies”, Mars Khasanov, Chief Executive Officer of Gazpromneft-STC stated. The technologies developed at the JSRC shall allow Gazprom Neft to improve oil production methods, particularly through increasing strata recovery.