Gazprom Neft and 1C Company are synchronising operations in developing IT solutions for the oil industry, with Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Administration Kirill Kravchenko and Boris Nuraliev, President, IC Company, signing a memorandum to that end at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The objective of this cooperation is to bring cutting-edge digital products in corporate IT architecture to the Russian market. Gazprom Neft specialists will be involved in developing software solutions within 1C platform, whose task will be to improve the operational efficiency of business processes. A joint approach to solving the technological problems faced by the oil industry will open up extensive opportunities for creating an ecosystem for preparing proactive import-substituting digital solutions for commercial usage.
Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Administration Kirill Kravchenko commented: “Digitalisation changes traditional business models including those in the oil and gas industry. Production management technologies are coming to the fore — as is the data driving the efficiency of all processes. Gazprom Neft has been implementing dozens of digital initiatives in recent years, developing a significant experience we now have, and which we are ready to share with our partners”.
Boris Nuraliev, President, 1C, added: “In the context of the country’s developing digital economy, we are ready to produce new projects based around the 1C system to develop a digital landscape within Russian industry and the energy sector”.
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily involved in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of oil products. The Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure comprises more than 70 production, refining and sales subsidiaries throughout Russia, the CIS, and abroad.
The company’s proved and probable reserves (SPE-PRMS) are estimated at 2.78 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (btoe), making Gazprom Neft one of the top-20 largest oil and gas companies in the world, and one of Russia’s top three largest companies in terms of production and refining volumes. Total production in 2017 reached 89.75 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe), with refining volumes of 40.1 million tonnes.
Gazprom Neft products are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide, and sold throughout the Russian Federation and abroad. The company’s filling station network totals more than 1,850 outlets throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe.
1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support, serving customers through an extensive partnership network in 25 countries, including over 10,000 long-standing partners, and over 7,000 1C:Franchisee partners, certified by IC to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products which includes ERP-class business solutions to improve the efficiency of enterprises and organisations, and which are built based on an innovative technological platform, delivering outstanding flexibility, scalability and productivity in corporate solutions, operating through “cloud” (SaaS) and mobile environments. 1C:Enterprise successfully automates enterprise resource planning, accounting and management in more than 1,500,000 companies, including corporations and government institutions. The system leads the Russian ERP market in terms of total automated workplaces.