CERAWeek 2019 international energy forum includes cutting-edge developments presented by Gazprom Neft

Technological solutions developed by Gazprom Neft in conjunction with partners including the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Engineering Centre, Skoltech, and ADL Completions were among the industry’s 100 best projects according to experts at the CERAWeek 2019 international energy forum’s “Innovation Agora” session.

Innovative solutions presented at the forum by Russian developers covered machine learning, optimising well-drilling processes, and technological subsoil operations. Based on inferential data cognitive assistants are, already, helping Gazprom Neft engineers clarify strata geology — directly while conducting operations — and, where necessary, take decisions on correcting the drilling trajectory, in real time, helping cut costs in well construction and reducing drilling time.

Alexei Govzich, Executive Director for New Technologies at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre commented: “The inclusion of Gazprom Neft projects on the agenda for the Innovation Agora session testifies to the high regard in which Russian developments are held. Our new technologies are, already, demonstrating their effectiveness: machine algorithms are identifying optimum solutions ten times faster, making thousands of calculations in a short period of time. Artificial intelligence, gained through company specialists’ experience, is helping once inaccessible oil to now be produced.”
Alexei Govzich
Alexei Govzich Executive Director for New Technologies at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre

Notes for editors

Innovation Agora is a specialist session held during CERAWeek, bringing together developers, investors, energy company senior management and state regulators in a single community. The session agenda is traditionally devoted to breakthrough technological trends directed at creating new strategies and solutions for promoting progress in international energy, with experts selecting a prestigious top-list of projects in artificial intellect (AI), Big Data analytics, robotics, blockchain, digital engineering and other Industry 4.0 technologies every year.