Association of Russian Oil and Gas

Field Services Providers

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The history of the non-commercial organization “Association of Russian Oil and Gas Field Services Providers” (Soyuzneftegazservice, SNGS) is closely related to the national oil and gas filed service market forming.

 

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and disintegration of oil and gas service infrastructure, togerher with the active mergers, acquisitions and dissolution of many oil and gas field service companies, there is a pressing need for a voluntary association of the Russian service companies from different market segments not to lose the Russian market, national technologies and qualified human resources. Despite the lack of the government control at the oil and gas service market, as well as many failures to consolidate the oil and gas service companies on the commercial basis and active lobbying of international service companies in Russia, the idea of the voluntary non commercial association of national oil and gas service companies to protect and promote competitive national oil and gas field services was supported by the government authorities, science and business communities.

 

One of the main purpose of the non commercial association  "Association of Russian Oil and Gas Field Services Providers”  (Soyuzneftegazservice, SNGS) is to consolidate the disintegrated national oil and gas filed service providers with different business profile. Membership in Soyuzneftegazservice has been set up for 40-50 national companies representing all together the main oil and gas field service market share and determining on the ground of Soyuzneftegazservice the common national oil and gas service policy.

 

Protection of the Russian oil and gas field services companies is organized within:

¤    Development of the oil and gas industry information support system

¤    Discussions on the draft normative, legal and guidance documents

¤    Representing members of the Soyuzneftegazservice interests at the bodies of legislative and executive power of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self government and oil and gas companies

¤    Contributing to the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice to attract investment for advanced project financing

¤    Providing with the cooperation between the Russian service companies and producer companies, as well as a unified position on the oil and gas service market issues

¤    Contributing to participation and protection of interest of the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice in tenders for oil and gas service support

¤    Contribution to development of the Russian oil and gas field service production, as well as cooperation between the service companies in Russia and outside

¤    Contribution to the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice to promote the oil and gas services at the national and international markets

¤    Contribute to improvement of image of the Russian oil and gas services at the international market

¤    Evaluation of the Russian and international service markets and making the recommendations for the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice on the development strategy for the oil and gas service support

¤    Protection of interests of the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice while the investment project implementation, as well as under the Production Sharing Agreement

¤    Extending the advanced experience and know-hows of the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice

¤    Development of the oil and gas equipment leasing

¤    Interaction between the oil and gas producers and service companies to take a common stand

¤    Development of the international relations of the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice

¤    Providing with the assistance to the members of Soyuzneftegazservice during the certification of its oil and gas services and issuing the appropriate documents

¤    Demand forecasting for different oil and gas services and equipment

¤    Contributing to creation of different service financial groups and funds with the participation of the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice

¤    Coordination of the joint activities together with other companies and organizations to protect the national service companies

¤    Interaction between the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice and the mass media

¤    Participation in the industrial  and regional programs, projects and other events.

 

Soyuzneftegazservice activities are regulated and controlled by the Supervisory Board (SB) in charge of the strategic direction development to protect the national oil and gas service companies and regulatory support for the mineral resources security of the Russian Federation.

 

On the ground of the Soyuzneftegazservice there were established a number of the Coordination Boards (CB) headed and consisted of the prominent directors and experts to provide with the oil and gas competitiveness and regulatory support for the Russian mineral resources security .

 

To implement the Coordination Boards decisions, for example to adopt the Soyuzneftegazservice standard for mud-logging developed by the Coordination Board for Mud-Logging as the national GOST standard, the Soyuzneftegazservice has been participating in creation of the Technical Committee of the Russian Federal agency for technical regulation and metrology (Rostekhregulirovanie) TK-431 “Geological survey, use and protection of mineral resources”. As a result the national standard of the Russian Federation GOST R 53375-2009 “Oil and gas fields. Mud logging. General requirements” was adopted with the date of validity from the July, 1st 2010 (see “Industry standardization”).

 

There were signed a number of Cooperation Agreements with different Russian Agencies and Boards, in particularly with the Russian Federal Service of Environmental, Technological and Nuclear supervision (Rostekhnadzor). The cooperation with the international bodies on standardization for oil and gas services has been established (ISO, CEN, UNECE…).

 

Soyuzneftegazservice has focused on protection of national oil and gas services at all authorities. At the request of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Soyuzneftegazservice has prepared the Report on oil and gas service market issues made with the participation of the leading industry organizations and experts. Based on the recommendations of the Report administration of the Security Council of the Russian Federation decided to organize the regular meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on Economic and Social Security dedicated to the oil and gas service issues. The first in the Russian oil and gas service history meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on Economic and Social Security with the topic “Current situation and development outlook of the Russian oil and gas service” took place on 28 November 2007 in Moscow. It was recognized during this meeting that the oil and gas service is the key element for providing with the energy and technology security of the Russian Federation.  With the aim of effective development and competitive ability improvement of the national oil and gas service providers the Russian Security Council has made a number of instructions and recommendations to the Government of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Soyuzneftegazservice. Soyuzneftegazservice is appointed to monitoring the oil and gas service market with the annual reporting the appropriate federal executive bodies. For the purpose of implementing the decisions of the minutes of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Security Council of the Russian Federation meeting as of November 28, 2007 Soyuzneftegazservice has been monitoring the oil and gas service market and reporting to the appropriate federal executive bodies.

 

 

The main directions for the ongoing activities of the Soyuzneftegazservice are:

¤    Elaborate the plan to improve the system of acquiring, processing, analysis, storing and providing the G&G information within the Russian Federation

¤    Contribute to the creation of a network of the corporate information data centers for acquiring, processing and storing G&G data

¤    Contribute to the shaping of the national market of the High Performance Computing

¤    Support the open standard technologies development

¤    Implement and use at the Russian market the information technologies on the basis of open standards (WITSML, PRODML, RESQML…)

¤    Annual monitoring of the oil and gas service market within the Russian Federation for the federal executive bodies

¤    Development of proposals to improve the subsurface legislation framework related to the access of small business to idle well stock to fine tune the new oil recovery technologies on an industrial scale

¤    Contribute to preparation of information to consider by the Security Council of the Russian Federation

¤    Contribute to development of the Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation related to the subsurface use

¤    Assistance for the members of the Soyuzneftegazservice to launch the system of industry self regulation (for the oil and gas well engineering and construction industry)

¤    Hold the traditional series of research and practice conference for G&G data

¤    Development of the national standards and contributing to the international standards harmonization

¤    Participation in the National Steering Committee for the commemoration of the 175th  anniversary of D.I.Mendeleev