Gazprom Neft’s science and technology journal PRONeft: Professionals on Oil has been included in the country’s Higher Attestation Committee’s list of peer-review scientific publications, in which the main scientific outcomes of PhD and doctoral dissertations must be published.
PRONeft has been published by the company’s Science and Technology Centre since 2016, with a total 14 issues — containing 190 articles on various subjects, from geological prospecting to surface facilities — being published during that time. Authors are not just Gazprom Neft employees, but include industry partners and academics from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics, St Petersburg Mining University, and other higher educational establishments and science and technology centres throughout Russia. All articles submitted are reviewed by specialists in the appropriate fields.
In addition to senior management at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre and company subsidiaries, the journal’s editorial board includes academics from several academic centres throughout Russia, including in petroleum geology, physics and IT, at, among others, St Petersburg State University, the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnical University, the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and the Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics (part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
PRONeft is, already, part of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ international online library, Onepetro, thanks to which works by Russian academics and Gazprom Neft employees are readily available to thousands of oil and gas professionals, worldwide.
«Gazprom Neft’s science and technology journal’s new status is a major victory, and a mark of recognition by the academic community, not just for the journal itself, but also for us as an industry research centre. I have every confidence that PRONeft’s inclusion in the list of authoritative scientific journals will further strengthen our specialists’ engagement with the country’s leading academics, and will help develop new approaches in research and development».Alexey Vashkevich Director for Technological Development, Gazprom Neft