Post Show Report Neftegaz 2023

22 / 05 / 2023

One of the worlds leading shows with participation of national and international oil and gas industry leaders and representatives of the expert community was the 22nd edition of the International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry Neftegaz 2023.

2023 saw intense growth of the project. The exhibition set new records in all statistical indicators. The high level of the trade show was fully in keeping with its status as the main platform in Russia and Eastern Europe for demonstrating the latest technological developments and solutions for the oil and gas industry.

The Neftegaz 2023 exhibition was held in conjunction with the National Oil & Gas Forum. The participants focus was on finding new domestic solutions for the industry.


Dates: 2427 April 2023

Venue: Pavilions No.1, 2, 7, 8 (in ten halls) and open-air sites of EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Exhibition area: ab. 43,000 sq m including 15,282 net sq m

Exhibitors: 779 companies, 410 of them are Russian ones (Albatros, Borovichi Refractories Plant, VSMPO Avisma, Velan, Gazprom, GORELTEX Plant, Zavod Innovatsionnyh Tekhnologiy (ZIT), Kazakhstan Petroleum Equipment Manufacturing Plant, Kamkabel, Kolomensky Zavod (TMH), Kuibyshev Telekom-Metrologiya NPP, NKMZ Group, OKB Vektor, OMK, Proton, Relematika, Reman-Service, Samson Controls, SIMACO (Siberian Machinebuilding Company), OGS (Oil & Gas Systems), Spetskabel, Tatneft-Presscomposite, Tobol, Tomskcable, Transneft, TMK, TREM Engineering, Urals Pipe Works (Uraltrubprom), Ufagidromash, Cable Alliance Holding, Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding, EKM Holding, Emicon, Atomenergomash, ELDIN, Elemer SPE, Rizur, Reman-Service, Tyazhpressmash, Fid Group, Petroviser, SJ Petroleum Machinery Co. Sinopec, plus many others.)

Newcomers: 509

Countries (12): Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Turkiye

Total attendance: 23,560 visitors from 63 countries and 80 regions of Russia. 99% of the attendance are professional visitors.

Russian regional group stands: Altai and Krasnodar Krais, Vologda, Voronezh, Kaluga, Nizhny Novgorod, Novgorod, Ulyanovsk and Chelyabinsk Oblasts, Mari El and Chuvash Republics, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous OkrugYugra

Products on display: drilling and well construction equipment, occupational and industrial safety technology, machines and tools for metalworking, fittings, petrochemical products, explosion-proof equipment, measurement equipment, automation equipment, domestic software, and many others. The companies new products can be found here.

Our special thanks to the Neftegaz 2023 sponsors

Official sponsor of the exhibition: Systeme Electric (formerly Schneider Electric in Russia);

Official partner of the exhibition: Chint Electric;

Sponsor of registration: Fluid-Line;

Partners of the conference programme: AvalonElectroTech Scientific and Production Association, Electroshield Samara, Automiq Software, Prosoft-Systems;

Partners of the exhibition: CHETA, CHEAZ, EKRA, TagraS Holding, DFXK Petroleum Machinery, Gerda Industrial Science Enterprise;

Thematic partners of the exhibition: NTA-Prom, Energomash, Himprom, Jereh Group, UTair Helicopter Services, Polyplastic Group, Kerui Group, and TEMPO.

All sponsors and partners were awarded with certificates of acknowledgement.

Transneft, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, was awarded EXPOCENTREs diploma for its efficient organisation of the exhibition, creative approach to the content and stand design, and its great contribution to the implementation of development tasks and strengthening of industry cooperation at the Neftegaz 2023 exhibition.

The participants in the Neftegaz 2023 opening ceremony were President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin, Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy of the Russian Federal Assembly Konstantin Dolgov, Chair of the Council of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, Chair of the Chambers Committee on Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector Yuri Shafranik, President of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Genady Shmal, and Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO Alexey Vyalkin 

President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin 

The Neftegaz exhibition is a landmark for us. It has run for 45 years, which shows how important and in-demand it is not only for the oil and gas industry, but also for all those associated with it. This includes machine builders, metallurgists, chemists, environmentalists, manufacturers of new materials and so on. Almost all sectors are connected with the oil and gas industry, which can be called the backbone of the Russian economy. 

Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Alexey Vyalkin 

This is the 22nd time the exhibition has taken place. The interest is enormous compared to last year. Both the exhibition itself and the number of exhibitors and space have doubled. The participation of foreign colleagues, including those from European countries such as Germany, Italy and the People's Republic of China is very important, and Iranian companies have an interesting showcase. 

Conference Programme 

The conference programme featured more than 50 events with 150 speeches delivered. The presentations touched on a wide range of issues addressed by oil and gas market participants in the search for alternatives to oil and gas equipment and components supply, maintenance of existing imported equipment, innovation in the face of sanctions pressure, as well as other important challenges for the industry.

The Neftegaz.LIVE project, organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, presented a series of specialised events for exhibitors and trade visitors.

The programme opened with a presentation on Alternative to Western Shut-off Valves for Instrumentation in 2023 by Alexey Kalashnikov, Product Manager of Fluid-Line.

Watch the stream 

The conference on Cable Products and Technology for the Oil and Gas Sector attracted the attention of the audience. The event was supported by Electrocable International Association. Presentations covered various aspects of industrial application of cable products in the oil and gas industry, including those innovative ones. Watch the stream 

Professional discussions touched on the topic of import substitution. In particular, RN Dragmet presented a report on Rosneft Refining Catalysts: Import Substitution in ActionWatch the stream 

On the first day, there were discussions on the themes:

  • Possibilities of the Reagents Produced by Macromer, Lebedev Scientific-Manufacturing Company to Ensure Import Substitution in the Composition of Oilfield Reagents supported by Macromer, Lebedev Scientific-Manufacturing Company. Watch the stream
  • Innovations in Applied Materials to Reduce CAPEX of Industrial Facilities supported by Steel Construction Development Association. Watch the stream
  • Automation and Digitalization Products and Solutions supported by BIT Group. Watch the stream
  • Oilfield Services supported by Hilong Oil Service Ltd. Watch the stream

The second day focused on practical issues of adapting the oil and gas industry to the changed operating environment.

The participants in the conference on Opportunities of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Procurements of Oil and Gas Companies supported by Kavix Consulting Company, gave a broad overview of state support tools for SMEs, including when organising procurement in the oil and gas sector. Watch the stream 

The report on IT Innovations and Service Solutions in Well Construction was made by Petroviser. The company has done a lot of work to create a digital transformation strategy across various lines of business, including one aimed at optimising the construction of oil and gas wells. Watch the stream 

The corporate session on Maintenance of Imported Industrial Equipment in the Era of Turmoil was held by Dmitry Ivanov, Head of Sales at Reman-Service. He noted that the company continues to give a warranty on the equipment it services that is equal to the manufacturers warranty. Watch the stream 

The second working day of the Neftegaz.LIVE programme concluded with Advanced Technological Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry and Well Surveying. Building of Multidisciplinary Teams. The Well Test Club and Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Business took an active part in the preparation and running of the event. Watch the stream 

The conference devoted to Prospects of Robotics in the Oil and Gas Industry and the Fuel and Energy Sector was supported by the Russian Association of Robotics. Watch the stream 

With the support of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council Association, there was held a conference on Technological Development in the Context of Sanctions RestrictionsWatch the stream 

An open discussion on Youth Perspectives in the Oil and Gas industry: Dialogue of Generations was held as part of the session with the support of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council. The participants discussed the interaction between the university science and industry, the demand for the developments of students and young scientists in the industry, mechanisms for enhancing cooperation between the industry and the industry science concentrated in the higher school. According to the participants, the prestige of scientific activity in the oil and gas industry should be significantly enhanced and investment in it increased, including by expanding oil and gas companies respective investments in applied scientific research focused on strategic industry objectives, import substitution and proactive import substitution. Watch the stream 

On the same day, a conference took place on Development and Introduction of Innovations in Production Under Sanctions Pressure supported by Scientific and Industrial Valve Manufacturers Association. Watch the stream 

The final day of the Neftegaz.LIVE platform was dedicated to discussing the issues related to the supply of equipment for the oil and gas industry.

As part of the discussion on Turning East: Import Substitution with Chinese Goods and Services German Kuzmenko, Head of Industrial Services Development, Head of Industrial Division for Eastern Europe of the HQTS inspection company, spoke about the specifics of cooperation with companies from China and South-East Asia in the new environment and emphasised that trade turnover between Russia and China has recently increased significantly. Watch the stream 

Participants in the special sessions described Sibir-Technika products for the oil and gas industry (streaming), application of INTLEF monoblock wellhead equipment for oil and gas field development (streaming) and Isource strategic relationships in recruitment chains (streaming).

The conference programme featured events held by the exhibition sponsors and partners: Himprom, AvalonElectroTech, Electroshield Samara, and Atomiq Soft.

One of the key events of the Neftegaz 2023 conference programme was the National Oil & Gas Forum, organised by the Russian Ministry of Energy, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, and the Russian Gas Society.

The forums programme was divided into three thematic blocks, which discussed a wide range of topical issues facing the oil and gas industry today.          

The topic of the first days discussion was Development Strategy, Branch Economics, and International Cooperation.

The strategy session on Strategy of Russia in a Changing World: Balancing Affordability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Sustainability of Energy Resources was attended by First Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Pavel Sorokin, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmitry Kurochkin, Chair of the Chambers Committee on Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector, Chair at the Council of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Yury Shafranik, Deputy Chair of the Chambers Committee on Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector, President of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Genady Shmal, and experts from the Chambers relevant committees and councils.

Pavel Sorokin made a presentation on the key results of the Russian fuel and energy sector in 2022, overcoming sanctions pressure from unfriendly states, and on the strategic development of the industry in the context of changes in the global energy market. He noted that the Russian oil and gas sector is developing steadily, the country is successfully implementing a social gasification programme, import substitution of oil and gas and power equipment is carried out, and exports are redirected to other markets.

Yury Shafranik presented a detailed analysis of the oil and gas industry and shared his vision for its development, both in Russia and globally.

According to Dmitry Kurochkin, the most important task for Russias oil and gas industry in the current environment is to significantly reduce the cost of oil and gas production, a kind of turn from demands and requests for subsidies and benefits to new technological developments that reduce production costs manifold. This is where we face the problem of operational financing of industry science. He noted that the experts of the Chambers Committee for Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector are actively involved in implementing a number of Russian fuel and energy sector projects, first of all, the Clean Energy federal project and the state programme of gas market development in Russian regions.

On the second day, there were a number of sessions on Scientific and Technological Development, Import Substitution and Innovation Transfer.

Given the current geopolitical trends and the main vector of Russias trade and economic relations, one of the main thematic areas of the forums third day conference programme was the issue of building new economic ties and forming reliable technological partnerships in the Eurasian space with the help of international structures such as the SCO, EAEU, ASEAN and BRICS.

The exhibition and forum on a single platform made it possible to simultaneously discuss the most important theoretical problems and practical tasks of the fuel and energy sector and to be acquainted with the latest technological achievements of the energy sector. Leading experts told how Russian gas and oil companies have withstood the sanctions and which areas of industry development are the most effective in the current environment.

Exhibitors and visitors praised the results of their participation in the exhibition and conference programme. They held meetings with potential partners, took part in discussions and concluded contracts for long-term work with customers.

This is evidenced by participant feedback.

General industry partners of Neftegaz 2023: Gas Industry Journal and Neftegaz Territory Journal

General media partner of Neftegaz 2023: Neftegaz.RU Business Magazine

Official media partner of Neftegaz 2023: Drilling and Oil Magazine

Next year, the 23rd edition of the Neftegaz 2024 International Exhibition will take place on 15-18 April 2024 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds.

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