Neftegaz 2022 conference programme covers a wide range of industry topics

19 / 04 / 2022

The thematic session SME Participation in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain, organised by EXPOCENTRE AO with the support of Kavix Consulting Company OOO, has taken place within the Neftegaz 2022 conference programme.

The discussion was moderated by Viktor Solntsev, Director General of IVM Consulting Group. He noted that today there are 7 million SMEs, among which 5 million enterprises are working. They are united in the lists of small and medium enterprises. SME should be involved in high-tech projects of the oil and gas industry.

Iliya Dimitrov, Chairman of OPORA Russia's Committee on Digitalization of the Economy and Public Procurement, spoke about how digital platforms for SME corporations are developing. In particular, he noted that the current situation is changing supply chains and logistics. "There needs to be a fundamental change in the economic situation, including for small and medium-sized businesses. The task of import substitution is key. We have to re-establish supply chains, revise technology. Oil and gas technologies are complicated. In the current situation, when delivery is on a tight schedule, extraordinary decisions have to be made," the speaker stressed.

Yulia Romanova, Director of the OTS Sales Academy, drew attention to the competencies of SME management in customer search and procurement. She stated: "The limit of our competence is the individual area of responsibility. Electronic marketplaces are always trying to help market participants. One of the paramount tasks is an ecosystem that will enable the implementation of procurement participation at all stages of the procurement process - from the intention to participate in the procurement process to the completion of the procurement process by contract execution".

Evgeny Sultanov, Head of the Competition Development Fund, explained how to find understanding and ensure cooperation between large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises. In his opinion, cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises is a solution to many problems. But there should be a division of labour. There are competences in different spheres of SMEs that can be shared with each other in order to work and earn money. 

The session on Transparency and Accessibility of Procurement Procedures in the Oil and Gas Industry: From Regulation to 223FZ was addressed by Ekaterina Martynyuk, representative of FAS Russia, Evgeny Sultanov, Head of Competition Development Fund, Andrey Kryukov, Director of Kavix Consulting Company. 

Other topics for discussion today were: Creating a Ready-made Infrastructure for the Development of Production Facilities in the Oil and Gas Industry. Experience of the Sverdlovsk Region, Prospects for Soluble Alloys in Oil and Gas Well Construction, Innovative and Alternative Protective Coatings for the Oil and Gas Industry.

The Panel on Advanced Well and Reservoir Surveying Methods to Improve the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Field Development, organised by EXPOCENTRE AO with the support of the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Business and the Well Test Club, became another significant event. The panel participants discussed issues relating to modern state of wells and layers surveying in Russia. The panel was attended by Mikhail Kremenetsky (Gazpromneft STC), Vyacheslav Fedorov (Bashneft-Petrotest), Sergey Volpin (RAS Research Institute of System Research) and other leading industry experts in the field of integrated well testing. 

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO