Transneft has signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian Academy of Sciences Federal State-Funded Institution (FSFI RAS).
The signing took place on 21 November 2019 in the Company’s central office, Moscow. The document was signed by President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev and RAS President Aleksandr Sergeev.
The sides agreed to maintain close interaction while collaborating in research and development, innovations, information and analytics, as well as expert services.
The agreement envisions assistance in coordinating research activities that pursue higher reliability and safety of the system of trunk pipelines transporting oil and petroleum products, ensuring technological and energy efficiency of operational processes, as well as preparing innovative projects in the pipeline transport of oil and petroleum products.
The agreement also envisions facilitation and coordination of research in the field of environment conservation and industrial safety of hazardous operating facilities, assistance in the development and implementation of scientific-technological programmes and projects related to the introduction of new science-intensive technologies in the pipeline transport of liquid hydrocarbons.
The sides intend to interact in preparing industrial activities automation and informational support projects, as well as proposals called to address the problems of strategic development of the oil and gas industry, the comprehensive energy policy and safety.
The document envisages assistance in the expert evaluation of innovation and research projects implemented by Transneft.
Transneft and RAS have been maintaining effective interaction for many years now. From 2012 to 2019, 12 RAS institutions have created 22 research papers for the needs of Transneft subsidiaries, with allocated financing in excess of RUB 131 million.
An example of successful joint effort by Transneft, the Organic Synthesis Institute under the Urals Branch of RAS, the Petrochemical Synthesis Institute of RAS, as well as the Moscow State University, is developing the technology of manufacturing a drag reducing agent along with a special titanium-magnesium catalyst agent backing the given technology. The above-mentioned developments underlie the domestic manufacturing of drag reducing agents at the Transneft Synthesis plant launched in September 2019.
Pictured (left to right): President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev and RAS President Aleksandr Sergeev