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Rosneft and Qatar Foundation Strengthen Cooperation in Science and Education

04 June 2021

Rosneft Oil Company and Qatar Foundation (QF) have signed an agreement on the cooperation development in science, technology and education at the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021). The document has been signed as a follow-up to a similar agreement between the parties dated March 28, 2018.

Under the terms of the agreement, parties plan to organise advanced training and retraining for Russian and Qatari specialists and engineers in educational establishments supervised by Qatar Foundation and in leading Russian universities that are partners of Rosneft.

The parties will exchange scientific and technical information in the oil and gas industry and will consider the development and the implementation of joint research programmes. The priority areas will be engineering plastics and polymers, oils and lubricants, gas processing, petrochemicals, green chemistry, etc. To implement research programmes, Rosneft and QF intend to create a Joint Laboratory Complex at the Rosneft International Center for Research and Development QSTP-LLC based in QF’s Qatar Science & Technology Park.

During the SPIEF-2021, Rosneft and QF have also signed a memorandum on the development of the engineering infrastructure for the implementation of technological projects in order to create this Joint Laboratory Complex.

Note for Editors:

Rosneft Oil Company has the most extensive research base in Europe. The Company’s research complex includes 31 design and research institutes, as well as 44 specialised institutes. The total number of employees exceed 17,000 people.

The research complex is the basic unit for making scientific and technical decisions in all areas of activities of the Company, from exploration to product marketing. The Complex provides 100 per cent support for the Company’s geological work and 100 per cent support for Rosneft’s production projects’ documentation.

Rosneft’s research complex has developed and implemented the own line of science-intensive software in geology, design, and development monitoring of the oil and gas fields. For instance, the Complex has developed and successfully implemented the first industrial hydraulic fracturing simulator RN-GRID in Eurasia, which ensures the implementation of all operations and engineering evaluations necessary for fracturing design.

The Company works with the universities collaboratively and provides the academic licenses of the corporate software for training qualified young specialists. Rosneft is pursuing cooperation with seventy Russian and foreign universities in most regions of its operation under relevant agreements. Twenty-six of those are partner universities of Rosneft.

Rosneft International Center for Research and Development is a research institute of the Company in Qatar, which, along with scientific and technical activities, performs the functions of promoting various business areas of the Company in the region.

The main activities of the Center are the development of innovative solutions in the field of production, oil refining and LNG, the production of structural plastics, gas processing, the creation of new catalysts, polymers and oils, as well as the organization of training for Rosneft employees in popular areas on the basis of Qatari universities and Qatari energy companies.

Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, please visit:

Qatar Science & Technology Park

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation (QF RDI), is a Free Zone, accelerator and incubator for tech-product development in Qatar. The park fosters an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar that works to accelerate commercialization of market-ready technologies to realize Qatar’s national diversification drive.

QSTP’s focus ranges across four overarching themes, comprising Energy, Environment, Health Sciences and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), in line with the Qatar National Research Strategy announced in 2012.

Located in Qatar Foundation's Education City, QSTP has access to the vital resources of a cluster of leading research universities. Members of QSTP’s Free Zone include Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), international corporations and research institutions. They are collectively committed to investing in new technology development programs, creating intellectual property, enhancing technology management skills and developing innovative new products.

QSTP supports QF RDI’s economic and human development objectives for Qatar and is increasingly recognized as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit the QSTP website at

Rosneft Information Division
 June 4, 2021

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