The Gazprom Neft Scientific and Research Centre (NTC)
The key areas of activity at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre (NTC) are the development of new technologies in oil production, engineering and the expert evaluation of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects; design, analysis and monitoring of oilfield development and geological exploration activities; geological and hydrodynamic simulation; and engineering support and the operational supervision of drilling operations. The Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre is the only such facility in Russia combining scientific research, the development of oil production technologies, and the remote control and management of high-tech production processes. The NTC includes a unique “GeoNavigator” Drilling Control Centre through which, supported by modern technologies and equipment, the company remotely controls drilling operations at all of its high-technology wells in Russia and abroad.
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