Russia is actively implementing an import substitution programme in the oil and gas industry
Active work has been carried out on import substitution since 2015. The Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Communications, and the Ministry of Energy have a huge number of useful tools to support import-substituting projects. All our federal executive bodies actively support the principles and concepts of digitalization — Sergey Arkhipov, Head of the Department of Technology Partnership and Import Substitution, PJSC Gazprom Neft.
We are now producing anti-turbulence additives to transport oil and petroleum products as part of the import substitution programme. These are precisely the petrochemicals that are part of high margin reagents and are important in terms of localization — Irina Korchuganova, Leading Specialist, Transneft-Sintez.
We have been building the Transneft-Sintez enterprise since 2017. It is taking place in the Alabuga free economic zone of the Republic of Tatarstan [...] We are planning to launch construction with planned production capacity of 3,000 tonnes per year. The second phase of construction envisages production capacity of 10,000 tonnes per year, and production can be scaled within one year [...] All the technology is entirely Russian — Irina Korchuganova, Leading Specialist, Transneft-Sintez.
The Russian seismic industry for offshore projects has been completely built from scratch [...] Several catalytic production projects are currently being implemented for refining [...] We have implemented a project to create a base oil for production that is superior to existing solutions in terms of its features, a well injection system for shale projects as well as software and hardware systems for hydraulic fracturing modelling — Sergey Arkhipov, Head of the Department of Technology Partnership and Import Substitution, PJSC Gazprom Neft.