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Gazprom spends USD 198bn on technology R&D in 2013

14th July 2014

A report, approved by the Gazprom board of directors, shows that more than half of these funds were channelled to priority engineering projects in the Gazprom's Innovative Development Programme

Gazprom spends USD 198bn on technology R&D in 2013
Jointly with the Gas Compressor Equipment Manufacturers Association the company implemented the project for creating a 16 MW unified gas compressor unit

The report compiled by Gazprom has lauded its achievements in research and development over the last year.

Cooperation went on with eleven international energy leaders and interaction was underway with nine higher education institutions, with cooperation agreements signed to form the basis of three-year research and development programmes. In addition, joint programmes for improving the quality of education and personnel training were successfully executed with work underway for improving the IP management system as well as the standardisation system.

Solutions were found for obtaining helium concentrate using membrane-cryogenic technologies, which made it possible to lower power consumption while recovering the concentrate in comparison with the conventional cryogenic technology.

The Kovyktinskoye field development plan was begun, with work underway to create the commercial technology of GTL production from natural gas.

The company was engaged in executing the roadmaps signed with the Voronezh, Omsk and Tomsk Regions to help local plants master promising technologies and equipment appealing to Gazprom.

Jointly with the Gas Compressor Equipment Manufacturers Association the company implemented the project for creating a 16 MW unified gas compressor unit (GCU). This solution makes it possible to reduce the expenditures and project timelines, raise the effectiveness of GCU maintenance and repairs.

Gazprom continued the cooperation with RUSNANO within its innovative development initiatives. In particular, the companies jointly introduced anti-corrosion nanocoatings at the Astrakhan GPP facilities as well as tested thermoelectric generators and lithium-ion accumulator powered DC systems.

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