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Source: Russia Ministry of Energy

Moscow, June 22. – The Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Pavel Sorokin in the author’s column for the journal “Oil and Gas Vertical” spoke about how the state is going to develop promising types of oil and gas reserves and the role of import substitution in this process. Currently, the gradual depletion of reserves in traditional regions of oil and gas production determines the need for the search and development of hydrocarbons in fields with hard-to-recover reserves and in new geographical areas, including on the Arctic shelf, which, in turn, encourages the development of new production technologies, said Pavel Sorokin. “The new conditions form new requirements for technological schemes for field development, which, in turn, determines the need for high-tech equipment, software, technological systems that allow efficient development in complicated geological and geographical conditions,” he added. An important tool in this regard was the continuing trend of import substitution of foreign technologies: “With the volume of the Russian oil and gas engineering market in 2019, 497 billion rubles, the share of imports in the consumption of finished products and technologies amounted to 45%. Nevertheless, the active work of the Government of the Russian Federation together with the industry community has induced the emergence of new high-tech solutions for the industry. Since 2014, over 640 billion rubles have been invested in import substitution projects, including 20 billion rubles in fuel and energy projects, ”the Deputy Minister emphasized. To achieve the goals set in the Energy Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2035, it is necessary to continue at the system level the technological development of the Russian oil and gas industry Pavel Sorokin continued. “The state allocates substantial funds for quality control, verification of compliance with specified technical specifications and acceptance of fuel and energy products created with state support. It is advisable, by analogy with military acceptance, to create a state interdepartmental commission – state acceptance. The oil and gas industry is one of the most high-tech, and the development of new areas is ongoing. When launching a project to develop domestic technology, it is important to take into account consolidated demand and be able to operate with industry technical requirements, guidelines for testing, selection criteria for testing equipment and test sites, developed with the involvement of the widest possible range of potential consumers both in Russia and abroad . Working with equipment manufacturers to provide them with this information is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Energy of Russia, ”he said. According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia, regional scientific and technical councils (STCs) can become an important tool for consolidating efforts to implement priority tasks for the technological development of the oil and gas industry. ) on the development of industrial production for the needs of the fuel and energy complex – an advisory body created in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Competence Center. “At the moment, work is underway to create such councils in the Republic of Udmurtia, Chelyabinsk, Kaluga, Sakhalin, Omsk regions, in the Kurgan region NTS is already operational since February 2020. Implementation of the proposed measures for the development of equipment and technologies will allow us to solve the tasks regarding providing energy resources to the Russian economy, as well as give a positive economic effect from the location of production within Russia in the amount of up to 2.5 trillion rubles by 2030, ”added Pavel Sorokin. version of the material can be in the section “Interviews and comments”.


From 26 to 29 April 2021 in Moscow in “EXPOCENTRE” will host the 20th anniversary international exhibition of equipment and technologies for oil and gas complex “Neftegaz-2021” and the national oil and gas forum.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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