Alexei Pustovskikh, Head of Scientific and Methodology Support and Professional Development at Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Centre, himself a PhD in mathematics and physics, was a guest speaker at the recent Science Slam* competition held on the stage of St Petersburg’s “Zal Ozhidaniye (Waiting Room)” club, explaining to the young audience how physics and mathematics work at Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Centre, and in making new scientific discoveries.
Mars Khasanov, Head of Gazprom Neft’s Technology Directorate and CEO of the Science and Technology Centre, commented:
“In order that young scientists want to fulfil their talents in the oil and gas industry, it is important that we promote an image of Gazprom Neft as a modern, high-tech company, where fresh ideas are valued, as well as non-standard approaches to work. Our employees’ participation in initiatives such as the Science Slam helps popularise science and, perhaps, one of the audience, after hearing Alexei Pustovskikh’s speech, might want to bring their abilities to our company, specifically. We are committed to developing collaboration with the widest possible range of professional groups, from senior academicians and leading experts of the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to students and even schoolchildren — who are the future of the oil industry.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
* Science Slam is an international project aimed at popularising science. Five young scientists talk about the latest and most important scientific ideas, as well as their own research, in an informal, club-like atmosphere, with each speaker having 10 minutes to get his or her idea across as entertainingly, accessibly and engagingly as possible, and the audience applauding to determine the winner.
As a leading science and technology company, Gazprom Neft is a partner to the Science Slam project, designed to popularise achievements in science.