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The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo of Russia) is a federal executive body responsible for drafting and implementing  government policy and legal regulation in the oil and fuel sector, including issues related to the electric power industry, oil production, oil processing, gas, fuel, peat and shale industries, major oil and gas pipelines, oil and gas products, renewable energy sources, development of hydrocarbon fields on the basis of production-sharing agreements, and the petrochemical industry; providing state services and managing state property in the production and use of oil and fuel resources.


Platinum Sponsor


PJSC “RussNeft” was established by Mikhail Gutseriev in 2002 and is the 6th largest oil company in Russia in terms of production volumes. The Company’s modern business model focuses on the production segment. Today “RussNeft” operates in 12 regions of Russia and CIS countries.

The Company directs all its efforts to improve the efficiency of the energy resources production, implements large-scale social and environmental programs in the regions of its presence.

Gold Sponsors


Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure encompasses more than 70 exploration and production, refining, and retailing enterprises in Russia, the CIS and worldwide.

Gazprom Neft is one of the world’s Top-10 public companies by proven liquid hydrocarbon reserves, and a global leader in its rapidity in reserves replacement. The company’s production and refining volumes – which in 2018 reached 92.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) and 42.9 million tonnes of oil, respectively – place it among the Top-3 most important companies in Russia.

Gazprom Neft’s products are sold throughout Russia and exported to over 50 countries worldwide. The company’s filling station network has more than 1,830 stations throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe.

Net profit at Gazprom Neft reached RUB376.7 billion in 2018, a 49-percent increase on 2017. The company is a market leader in terms of both financial growth and various efficiency metrics, including its internal rate of return (IRR).


LUKOIL is one of the largest international private vertically-integrated oil and gas companies, accounting for over 2% of global oil production and about 1% of proved hydrocarbon reserves.

With exploration, production and marketing of oil, gas, petroleum and petrochemical products being LUKOIL Group’s core businesses, the company plays a key role on Russia’s fuel and energy market. One of the largest taxpayers in this country, LUKOIL produces and refines 15% of oil in Russia.

Operating in six federal districts (65 regions) of the Russian Federation and over thirty countries worldwide, LUKOIL is continuously expanding its geographic presence.

The company makes significant investments in environmental protection every year. LUKOIL has always been an active sponsor and donator, supporting various socially significant projects and initiatives in the regions where it operates.


“Surgutneftegas” PJSC is one of the largest vertically integrated oil companies in Russia. It incorporates exploration, drilling, production units, research and design centers, oil and gas processing and marketing enterprises.

“Surgutneftegas” PJSC accounts for 11% of oil output, 18% of drilling and 6% of oil refining in Russia. The Company’s facilities spread from the Baltic to the Russian Far East.

The Company shows its commitment to rational use of resources, makes large-scale investments in modern technology and uses an innovative and technical approach to meet every production challenge. The Company’s personnel plays an important role in this process – young employees make one third of the staff. Each year, innovative solutions and scientific developments of the Company’s professionals are implemented in production and have a significant economic effect.


TATNEFT is one of the largest oil companies in Russia that is steadily developing upstream and downstream operations, petrochemicals, tire manufacturing, and a network of fuel and service stations and service companies. TATNEFT also has a stake in the financial banking and insurance sector.

Substantial super-viscous oil (SVO) reserves have become a significant resource asset with good potential growth for PJSC TATNEFT to ramp up its oil production. Highly skillful and competent personnel of the Company enable PJSC TATNEFT to achieve profitable development of super viscous oil fields thanks to application of innovative technologies and deployment of IT-solutions.

One of the crucial projects of the Company is the construction of the TANECO Complex of Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Plants in Nizhnekamsk (Oil Refining and Petrochemical Complex).

The outperforming results have made TANECO into the industry leader. The oil conversion ratio is 99% with the light product yield being 84%. The Oil Refining and Petrochemical Complex produces about twenty types of cutting-edge and environmentally friendly products such as motor gasolines of AI – 92, AI – 95, AI – 98, AI – 100 grades, Euro-5 diesel fuel, aviation kerosene of RT, TS-1 and jet A-1 grades, and high-viscosity-index base oils of Group II and III.

The KAMA TIRE Complex is a successfully developing tire manufacturer, which is owned by PJSC TATNEFT. The TATNEFT tire business incorporates high-technology enterprises such as PJSC Nizhnekamskshina, Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory LLC, and Nizhnekamsk All-Steel Tire Plant LLC with the output of more than 370 tire commodity items.

The accomplishments attained in production operations, environmental compliance, and social activities as well as high level of corporate governance, openness and transparency of the Company are highly valued by its shareholders, business partners and the investment community in general.


Rosneft Oil Company is the leader of the Russian oil industry and the largest publicly-traded oil and gas corporation in the world. Rosneft is a global energy company with core assets in Russia and a diversified international project portfolio. The Company has operations in 25 countries, on five continents of the world.

Rosneft accounts for about 41 percent of oil production in Russia and 6 percent of the global oil output. The Company owns 13 refineries in the Russian Federation and holds stakes in six refineries abroad. Rosneft ensures price stability and a reliable supply of the Russian domestic market for petroleum-based products with a stake of more than 40 percent. The Company’s filling station network is the largest in the country and amounts to 2,897 units.

Rosneft considers the technology leadership a key competitive factor on the market. The Company is the national champion in terms of the number of innovative breakthroughs. Rosneft’s corporate R&D complex comprises 29 corporate R&D and design institutions that employ over 13,500 highly qualified specialists and is the largest in Europe as of today.

Silver sponsors

Zarubezhneft Joint Stock Company

Zarubezhneft is a leading Russian vertically integrated state oil and gas company having unique experience of operation in various regions of the world.

Since 1967 the Company has implemented large-scale oil and gas projects in more than 30 countries of the world, including Algeria, Angola, Vietnam, India, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Cuba, Syria and others.

Zarubezhneft possesses high professional competencies and front-end solutions in the area of hydrocarbons fields development both offshore and onshore. Currently the Company’s activities are aimed at the development of oil producing and refining projects in Vietnam, the Balkans, Uzbekistan, Cuba and in the Russian Federation.

The company is distinguished by operational and organizational efficiency. Environmental and industrial safety is our unconditional priority. Zarubezhneft is the leader in integrating the global zero injury rate initiative “Vision Zero” in Russia.

100% of Zarubezhneft’s shares are in federal ownership. The company is included into the list of the strategic importance enterprises of the Russian Federation.

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is an integrated international energy company, with businesses covering oil and gas exploration and development, refining and chemicals, natural gas and pipeline, refined products marketing, international trade of oil and gas products, oilfield services, engineering construction, equipment manufacturing, financial services and new energy development.

– China’s major oil and gas producer and supplier.
– World’s third-largest oil company by PIW.
– Ranking 4th on 2018 Fortune Global 500.

CNPC boasts a comprehensive and integrated business portfolio, with operations and expertise covering the entire oil and gas industrial value chain.

CNPC has oil and gas assets and operations in more than 30 countries worldwide. It has established five oil and gas cooperation regions, four cross-border oil and gas import channels, and three international oil and gas operation hubs.

CNPC provides technical services in geophysical prospecting, well drilling, well logging and mud logging etc. in 50 countries, with onshore geophysical prospecting business taking the largest share in the international market.

CNPC is the world-renowned engineering construction contractor in the oil and gas industry.

CNPC manufactures materials and equipment for drilling, production, refining, oil and gas transportation as well as storage etc., covering the entire industry chain. Equipment products are sold in more than 80 countries.

CNPC operates in a responsible manner and pursues sustainable growth and common development with the society. With resources, market, internationalization and innovation as its developing strategies, CNPC’s goal is to build itself into a green, international and sustainable company.



ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry- leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter

Youth Technical Sessions Sponsor


Shell is an integrated energy company and its goal is to meet the growing global demand for energy resources in accordance with the principles of economic, environmental and social responsibility.

Shell has got close links with Russia for over 125 years. Currently, Shell is one of the largest foreign investors in the Russian economy.

Shell-operated companies and joint ventures in Russia are active players in various business areas oil & gas exploration, production and transportation; marketing and sales of oil products, chemicals, lubricants, motor and industrial oils; development of a retail fuel stations network; and provision of technological and advisory services to Russian companies.


Irkutsk Oil Company

Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) is one of the largest independent oil and gas producers in Russia. INK and its subsidiaries (INK Group) focus mainly on the geological study, exploration and production of hydrocarbons in 41 license blocks in East Siberia including Irkutsk region, Yakutia (Republic of Sakha) and Krasnoyarsk region.

Within the last eight years, INK has demonstrated 7-fold growth of its production, last year, produced 9 million tons of oil and condensate.

Over the past ten years, the Irkutsk Oil Company discovered 12 hydrocarbon fields in the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).


PJSC NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia. The Company is principally engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons and have more than 20 years of operational experience in the Russian oil and natural gas sector.


Transneft is the largest pipeline company in the world, a Russian state operator of oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines. The company is ranking among the ten biggest companies of Russia in terms of product sales.

Transneft operates over 68 thousand km of trunk pipelines, ensuring transportation of more than 84% of crude oil and about 26% of light petroleum products produced in Russia.

The company’s strategy is aimed at developing and modernising Russia’s trunk pipeline system.

Transneft is currently implementing a number of large-scale investment projects seeking to increase the oil and petroleum products trunk pipeline system’s capacity so that it matches the anticipated level of production and refining.


Saint Petersburg Mining University

Federal State Budgetary Institution of Higher Education St. Petersburg Mining University is one of the largest universities in mining, and the first higher technical educational institution in Russia. Included in the category of the National Research University of Russia (2009).

The university trains specialists for all branches of the mining and smelting industry, the oil and gas industry, the geological service, industrial and civil construction in Russia, the countries of the near and far abroad. The University of Mines is conducting intensive research on the main problems of developing the country’s resource base, environmental management, and developing advanced energy-saving technologies for the extraction and processing of mineral resources.

National Oil and Gas Forum

Today, NOGF is the largest player in the market for organizing and conducting business events in the oil and gas sector, including industry forums, professional conferences and round tables, seminars and webinars, as well as various public and press events.

Among the key issues discussed at the NSF events: the digital transformation of the oil and gas industry; technological equipment of the sectoral machine-building complex and its export potential; oil and gas engineering and oilfield services; strategy of scientific and technological development of the industry and measures of state support for the introduction of breakthrough technologies; import substitution and localization of production in individual industry segments.

In addition, traditionally on the agenda such topics as technology transfer of high-tech products of the fuel and energy complex; production of hard-to-recover and non-conventional hydrocarbons; creation of engineering centers, clusters and technology parks; development of new infrastructure projects; raw material processing efficiency; analysis of global and local energy markets; new economic models for the development of the industry; gas station efficiency.

Congress and Exhibition Bureau of St. Petersburg

The Congress Bureau of St. Petersburg (full name – St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution “Congress and Exhibition Bureau”) was established in the structure of the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg in accordance with the Decree of the Government of St. Petersburg No. 555 dated July 2, 2014.

Meetings industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The dynamics is largely due to the uniqueness of the industry itself, which lies in its versatility. The meeting industry is represented not only by companies directly involved in organizing and servicing events of various types. Representatives of other sectors of the economy, professional communities, public and governmental organizations are involved in the successful implementation of these events.

Gubkin University

The University conducts training, retraining and advanced training of specialists, performs scientific research on the entire spectrum of basic technologies of oil and gas production, actively implements its developments. The priority directions of the university development are:

–Energy efficiency and energy saving in the development and use of hydrocarbon resources;
–Increasing the resource base of the fuel and energy complex: exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf, deposits with hard-to-recover reserves and unconventional hydrocarbon sources;
–Environmental and industrial safety of oil and gas production.

World Petroleum Council

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is a non-profit, non-political organization with charitable status in the UK and accredited by the United Nations (UN) as a non-governmental organization (NGO). MHC exists to promote the sustainable management and utilization of the world’s oil resources for the common good.

Every three years, the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection holds the World Petroleum Congress, which covers all aspects of the industry, including industrial governance and its social, economic and environmental impact.

The Petroleum Magazine

The Magazine has been publishing in Almaty, Kazakhstan since 2000. It is a best sample of the magazine production and an elite analytical edition designed for investors, political scientists and economists operating on the Kazakhstan market. The journal’s themes are new projects, development of fields, production, processing, transportation of oil and gas, presentation of companies, interviews with the heads of profile ministries and national companies, statistics on production of hydrocarbons, monitoring of the investment legislation.