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GAZPROM VNIIGAZ was established in 1948. In 1999 it was reorganized into the Limited Liability Company Scientific-Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies – GAZPROM VNIIGAZ.The founder of GAZPROM VNIIGAZ Ltd. is JSC Gazprom, which has 100% share of the charter capital of the Company. In 2001, according to the decision of Gazprom, GAZPROM VNIIGAZ acquired the status of the branch scientific center in the field of technology development.
The organizational structure of GAZPROM VNIIGAZ includes research centers, divisions and laboratories, an experimental and prototype base, and R&D and design affiliation in Ukhta (Severnipigaz Ltd.).
GAZPROM VNIIGAZ employs over 1,300 research associates, experts and specialists (including over 50 Doctors of Sciences and 200 Candidates of Sciences); Severnipigaz Ltd. – over 600 research associates, experts and specialists (including 1 Doctor of Sciences and 30 Candidates of Sciences).
GAZPROM VNIIGAZ coordinates scientific investigations within the framework of major specific and engineering projects and programs; carries out R&D, testing and design works. The most important recent projects comprise: Gazprom Program of Increased Production of Commercial Products: Gas, Gas Condensate and Oil from 2005 to 2020 and for the period till 2030; the Master Plan of the Gas Industry Development (for the period till 2030); the Program of Establishing the Unified System of Gas Production, Transmission and Supply in the Eastern Siberia and the Far East with a view of possible gas export to markets of China and other Asian-Pacific countries.
The R&D developments of GAZPROM VNIIGAZ are protected by 170 patents for inventions and utility models (including 6 patents in foreign countries) and these patents are maintained in force.
GAZPROM VNIIGAZ is provided with the up-to-date research and pilot testing facility, the computer center that ensures the software and hardware R&D support, the scientific and technical library, the large stock of normative and technical documentation, patents and invention certificates.
GAZPROM VNIIGAZ contributes to the work of the International Gas Union, the UN ECE on Sustainable Energy, the “Natural gas” Committee of the International Standardization Organization.
Since its foundation the Institute takes part in major international projects. “Blue Stream” and the development of Shtokman and Prirazlomnoe fields on the Arctic shelf are deemed to be the most relevant recent projects.
GAZPROM VNIIGAZ manages the postgraduate course and hosts dissertation councils, which consider Ph.D. and MPhil theses in seven research areas.
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