Transneft Urals has received a certificate of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation contest as the best socially oriented company of the oil and gas industry for its project on development and modernisation of the facilities and equipment of the Ufa State Petroleum Technical University (USPTU) to improve educational conditions and introduce innovative educational technologies.
For many years, the university has been preparing future employees of Transneft Urals; its graduates also work in many other Transneft subsidiaries. Cooperation between Transneft and the USPTU is carried out on the basis of an agreement signed in 1994.
In 2016-2019, thanks to financial assistance from Transneft Urals, the facilities and equipment of the USPTU improved significantly. A full-scale pipeline valves test ground was constructed at the university, and a number of laboratories were opened: laboratories of oil pumping stations, technical inspection of pipeline systems, technological calculations for oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines, mathematical modeling and computer-aided design of pipeline systems. In addition, with the assistance of the joint-stock company, the university created a unique laboratory for simulation of pipeline oil transportation processes, which covers all stages of collection, preparation, transportation and export of oil throughout the country. In 2020, the company will assist the university in outfitting two departments with educational equipment, mockup models and simulators.
Specialists of the joint-stock company are regular participants in the job fairs that are held at the USPTU for employing graduates. Graduates of the Pipeline Transportation Faculty of the USPTU annually defend their qualification works at Transneft Urals.
The contest has been held by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation since 2017, and its goal is to identify and disseminate the experience of socially oriented Russian organisations which have achieved high efficiency in solving social problems, helping to improve the quality of working and living conditions for employees, as well as promoting the oil and gas industry.
In 2020, Transneft has been awarded the main prize as the best socially oriented company in the oil and gas industry, and Transneft subsidiaries have become winners in 18 categories. The awards ceremony will take place in October 2020 in St. Petersburg as part of the X St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.