Gazprom Neft, an oil & gas subsidiary of Gazprom and the fourth largest oil producer in Russia, has announced the creation of a new Digital Transformation Directorate (DTD) in the aim of furthering its digital strategy.
The DTD, headed by the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Gazprom Neft, Andrei Belevstev, will be responsible for directing the company's technology roadmap, with the aim of improving the operational efficiency of all business processes.
“Digital transformation is creating further competitive advantages for our company, further enhancing its technological leadership of the industry,” said Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukok. “We are already using digital technologies at every stage of the production chain; in upstream, refining and in sales.
“Further developing this crucial and integral area of activity requires a holistic and inclusive strategy, together with the identification of new — and breakthrough — opportunities for utilising digital technologies throughout all areas of our business.”
Having been launched this month, the new structural body within the company has set about developing in-house IT platforms.
Gazprom Neft has already successfully implemented its own blockchain, AI, IoT and big data analysis systems, however, this unit will look to both create new platforms and better enhance the firm's existing use of these technologies.