Gazprom Neft opens specialist class at St Petersburg lyceé

The Gazprom Neft Technical Research Centre has concluded a partnership agreement with Lyceé 82, in St Petersburg’s Petrograd district, paving the way for the creation of a scientific laboratory and specialist “Gazprom Neft class” (the first of its kind in St Petersburg), opening its doors to 15- and 16-year-old students in the next academic year. Similar projects have already been launched in other regions in which the company operates.

The specialist programme to be covered in the “Gazprom Neft class” is aimed at promoting the deeper study of mathematics, physics and chemistry — subjects necessary for entry to those university courses directed at training specialists to work in the oil and gas industry. In addition to this , the programme will include practical training in design work, with case studies on current issues including the physics of reservoir engineering, mathematical models for oil production, and geology. The curriculum to be covered through the Gazprom Neft class will feature field workshops, visits to offices throughout the company and its subsidiaries, and visits to selected university laboratories . The lessons will be led by teachers from the school, by Gazprom Neft Technical Research Centre staff, and by lecturers from those universities with whom the company has been working for several years.

Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Administration Vitaly Baranov commented: “Consistent with long-term HR strategy at Gazprom Neft, we are particularly interested in training specialists while they are in secondary school, and in implementing a seamless programme of education running from school, to university, to work in the company. This kind of approach allows us to target talented young people who we subsequently intend to recruit to work with us in the key regions in which we operate.”