ABOUT OAO VNIIGAZ REFINERY

VNIIGAZ was created to solve the problems of prospecting, exploration and development of gas fields, gas processing. Included in its cababilities of crude oil exploration and extraction, petroleum refining and petrochemical production with a yearly productsion rate of over 16 million MT.

All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies (VNIIGAZ) was established in 1948 to meet the challenges of prospecting, exploration and development of natural gas fields and gas processing. In 1999 it was reorganized into Limited Liability Company «Scientific-Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies — VNIIGAZ» (OAO«VNIIGAZ»). In 2003, by the resolution of «Gazprom» Board of Directors, the Institute received the status of main research center of «Gazprom» in the field of technology.

«Gazprom VNIIGAZ» created and implemented research projects developing unique and the largest natural gas and natural-gas condensate fields, such as Urengoy, Medvezhye, Yamburg, Zapolyarnoe, Vuktyl, Orenburg, Astrakhan and Stavropol natural gas fields. Over the past decade, research staff of the Institute made ​​technological projects of underground gas storage facilities operating in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. In the 60-ies of XX century VNIGAZ scientists expedience and formulated the basic principles of the Unified Gas Supply System of the country. VNIGAZ designed projects of the biggest natural gas processing complexes: Astrakhan, Orenburg, Surgut, Mubarek.

"VNIIGAZ" created and implemented the scientific and technological development of major projects of unique gas and gas condensate fields, including Urengoy, Bear, Yamburg, the Polar, Vuktylsky, Orenburg, Astrakhan, Stavropol. Over the past decade, research teams of the refinery made technological projects of underground gas storage facilities operating in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. In the 60-ies of XX century scientists VNIIGAZ substantiated the feasibility and formulated the basic principles of the Unified Gas Supply System of the country. By VNIIGAZ projects to build a large processing gas-chemical complexes: Astrakhan, Orenburg, Surgut, Mubarek.

Main activities

Modern "VNIIGAZ" - the head Research Center of POAO VNIIGAZ in the field of geology, mining, production, transportation, underground storage and processing of gas and gas condensate development of hydrocarbon resources of the continental shelf, the environment, involvement in the development of unconventional gas resources, industrial security, training of highly qualified personnel.

The refinery carries out a unified scientific and technical policy and coordination of research in the field of development and design of technologies for the gas industry, including exploration and development of gas fields; development of offshore oil and gas resources; processing and field treatment gas; regulatory support, design and operation of the transportation system and underground gas storage facilities; mathematical modeling and information technologies; the use of gas as a motor fuel, environmental safety, energy efficiency and health and safety.

"VNIIGAZ" is the developer of the target complex programs on core activities, including: The program of development of mineral resource base of the gas industry for the period until 2035;
The program of development of hydrocarbon resources in the Russian Federation shelf until 2030;
A comprehensive program of reconstruction and technical re-equipment of gas production for 2011-2015;
A comprehensive program of reconstruction and modernization of gas transportation facilities, compressor stations and compressor stations of underground gas storage facilities;

A comprehensive program of reconstruction and technical re-equipment of gas and liquid hydrocarbons in 2010-2015 and others. By 2013 the group "VNIIGAZ" has created and implemented a vertically integrated system for the study of core samples and reservoir fluids, the main coordinating role played by the Centre studies of oil and gas reservoir systems and process modeling "VNIIGAZ" (Corporate Research Centre of reservoir systems, OAO "VNIIGAZ" ). The center provides the formation, storage and the bulk of the research is the core and fluid OAO "VNIIGAZ", including standard and representative collection of core material and samples of reservoir fluids in all license areas of OAO "VNIIGAZ" for the entire historical period of the Group.

"VNIIGAZ" actively develops the direction of remote methods of prospecting and exploration works with the use of space technologies and monitoring of geodynamic processes.

VNIIGAZ today - a large research team, comprising more than 2,000 professionals, including more than 50 doctors of sciences and 280 candidates in Moscow, Ukhta, Salekhard, Kazan. The concentration in one organization various research centers aimed at improving the efficiency of prospecting, exploration and development of gas and gas condensate fields allows you to rise to a new technological level of development, and development is not a single field, and oil and gas provinces, based on a comprehensive geological and reservoir simulation of reservoir systems of entire regions.

Scientific-Technical Complex VNIIGAZ includes more than one hundred production and research laboratories, more than 60 experimental stands and installations, about 500 jobs with specialized software. In "OAO VNIIGAZ" work in the industry's oldest graduate school, dissertation councils in six specialties.

The refinery has experimental base, capable of leading the development of technological processes and to test the program and methods of scientific subdivisions; creating test pieces, stands, installation of special technological equipment; hold them to carry out routine maintenance and calibration as a method of non-destructive testing and diagnosis.

Three basic departments in major universities of the country - Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Gubkin and MIPT - OAO VNIIGAZ prepare masters of engineering and technology in specialty "Oil and Gas Business" program "Underground storage of gases and liquids," "Study of oil and gas reservoir systems", as well as masters of applied mathematics and physics in "Fluid Mechanics gas and plasma."

Every year, "VNIIGAZ" organizes international conferences on topical issues of the industry.

In "VNIIGAZ" developed, implemented and certified Integrated Management System that meets the requirements of standards ISO 9001: 2008, SRT and the 9001-2006 standard for environmental management system ISO 14001: 2004.