The updated Innovation Development Program (hereinafter IDP) of Zarubezhneft JSC for 2016–2020 (with a perspective up to 2030) was developed in the framework of execution of Orders instructions of the Government of the Russian Federation and approved by the Board of Directors on September 14, 2016 (Minutes No. 127).
According to the results of an independent expert assessment ofon the quality of development and implementation of IDP, the Company consistently received superior merits among oil and gas and energy companies with state participation – for IDP in 2016 and for the implementation of IDP in 2016 and 2017.
In 2018, as part of IDP implementation, 22 projects were implemented within the Zarubezhneft Group of Companies. Intended outcomes were achieved for all projects, the established milestones were successfully passed.
The main contractors involved in the implementation of innovative projects in 2018 were design and research organizations:
- including those fallingfall under Zarubezhneft Group of Companies (VNIIneft JSC, Giprovostokneft JSC);
- Leading Higher Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation (Gubkin Oil and Gas Russian State University (RDU), Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KFU), Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (hereinafter – Skoltech), etc.);
- small and medium businesses and other scientific and industrial organizations.