Gazprom and SPbPU to expand cooperation in personnel training and sci-tech

Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Andrey Rudskoy, Rector of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), today signed a Cooperation Agreement at the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.

The parties intend to expand their cooperation in science and technology, as well as in the field of personnel training, reeducation and development. Focus areas include the creation of technologies for field prospecting, exploration and development, as well as of new equipment for the gas industry. The university, inter alia, will provide training for highly qualified research staff in scientific topics as required by Gazprom.

In accordance with the document, the Company and the university will shape two programs: one focused on research and development for the benefit of Gazprom and the other one on improving the quality of education and personnel training.

Background

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is a multifunctional state higher education institution. In 2010, it was granted the status of a national research university. It includes 11 basic institutes, units of further education, the New Production Technologies NTI Competence Center, and a complex of research units.

SPbPU is one of the core universities of Gazprom. The university has the specialized department of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg, which prepares specialists majoring in Power Engineering, and the Gazpromneft-Polytech Research and Education Center, on the basis of which a joint master's program, Mathematical Modeling of Oil and Gas Production, is being implemented.

The university actively cooperates with subsidiaries of Gazprom in the field of targeted training of specialists, internships and employment of students, and the implementation of research, development and technological activities.