The SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference attracted more than 670 delegates to Moscow from leading international and regional operating and service companies, research institutes and universities. International delegates hailed from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Since its launch in 2006, the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference has been growing steadily (even throughout the industry downturn) as it continues to focus on the most relevant issues confronting oil and gas professionals both in Russia and internationally.
For Russia this year, that focus fell on today’s digital transformation of the industry while at the same time, projects involving traditional technologies such as EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) were discussed as well.
On Day One of the three day event, SPE announced its 2019 Regional Award winners. SPE’s 2020 President, Shauna Noonan presented the awards at the ceremony following the opening plenary session. Recipients included:
Distinguished Corporate Support Award: Tatneft
Drilling Engineering Award: Kirill Bogatchev, Independent Expert
Formation Evaluation Award: Aleksandr Belousov, Gubkin University
Health, Safety, Security, Environemnt and social Repsonsibility Award: Ilyas Sarybekov, Embamunaigas
Management and Information Award: Aleksey Pustovskikh, Gazprom Neft
Production and Operations Award: Ildar Fayzullin, Gazprom Neft
Projects, Facilities and Construction Award: Myrzakuat Karabalin, Tengizchevroil
Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award: Kok-Thye Lim, Tengizchevroil
Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty: Aleksandr Salnikov, Ukhta State Technical University
Public Service Award: Marat Nurpeissov, KOR Oil Company
Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award: Richard Howe, North Caspian Operating Company
Youth Member Outstanding Service Award: Ilnur Sayfullin, LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company
Young Member Outstanding Service Award: Aleksandra Khramtseva, Baker Hughes
Regional Service Awards: David Barge, Tengizchevroil, Duncan Mcdougall, Lucent Petroleum LLP, Dmitry Serdyukov, Bearusneft, Zhibek Shaimardan, Shell Kazakhstan
Keynote speakers on Day One included Vyacheslav Kulagin, of the Institute for Energy Studies, Institute of Pricing and Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Higher School of Economics; and Olivier Houze, founder of Kappa. Kulagin’s talk focused on how accurate predictions made 25 years ago for the oil and gas industry proved to be while Houze focused in Global Trends in Digitalisation and Automation.