RNC of the WPC Scholarship winners were awarded by Pavel Sorokin and Genady Shmal

In Moscow, on the site of the National Oil and Gas Forum, Award ceremony of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council scholarship winners was held. The scholarship was established by RNC of the WPC in 2015 to encourage students and postgraduate students who excelled in their studies and research work.

There is a competitive selection process among applicants. Any future specialist studying oil and gas at a higher education institution of the country can become an applicant. The competition committee selects the winners based on the academic performance and the level of scientific, sports, creative and other documented achievements of the candidates. All participants of the contest prepare essays and videos where they express motivation of their professional choice. The Golden Legacy Scholarship is considered one of the most prestigious awards for future oil and gas specialists. As a rule, scholarship holders are awarded in a festive atmosphere at major industry events with the participation of authoritative industry representatives.

The winners of 2020 were honoured (due to COVID restrictions the event was held only now).

The new group of scholarship winners was congratulated by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Pavel Sorokin and the industry veteran, President of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Genady Shmal. Welcoming the future specialists of the industry, they noted that under the conditions of energy transformation and increased competition in the energy markets, the success of the oil and gas industry will be determined by the level of economic and environmental efficiency of the implemented projects. Digitalization and other innovative tools are important factors of the progress. However, the human factor will undoubtedly play a key role. The Golden Legacy Scholarship is not only a recognition of achievements, but also a good incentive to deepen knowledge and achieve new successes. Such goal-oriented and professionally trained specialists are the hope and support of the Russian oil and gas industry.

Certificates and personal awards were presented to the winners in a festive atmosphere. The ceremony was attended by Valery Yazev, Chairman of the Association “Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council”, and Vlada Streletskaya, Director of RNC of the WPC.

"The Golden Legacy” Scholarship is a way to identify and support future industry professionals who are highly motivated and eager to gain in-depth knowledge and apply it into practice. Any applicant can make themselves known and count on a fair assessment. During six years, more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students from 22 higher educational institutions that train specialists for the oil and gas industry have received the award. We are proud that many of our last years' scholarship winners have been working successfully in the industry's leading companies," V. Yazev said.