Science To Business

International Young Scientists Awards in the Field of Oil and Gas: A Glance Into the Future

were established by the International Business Congress (IBC)
and Gas Industry Journal (founder – PJSC Gazprom) in 2018

The International Business Congress (IBC)

is an international non-governmental and non-for-profit organization that comprises 112 companies and organizations from 23 countries.



The IBC promotes economic cooperation and development and a sustained dialogue across the borders between different cultures and mentalities. The IBC operates through the Committees. The Young Scientists Awards were established as part of the Committee “Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects” headed by Vitaly A. Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, PJSC Gazprom. This Committee provides a platform for oil and gas companies, equipment manufacturers and industry experts to network, share their experiences and best practices and collaborate on current and prospective national and transnational projects. It also organizes and holds annual Young Scientists Awards. More information about the IBC, and the Committee can be found on the IBC website.

Gas Industry Journal

first published in 1956 is the leading monthly journal of oil & gas science and technology in Russia.



The journal promotes cutting-edge technology and publishes industry R&D and best practices. The journal’s target audience includes top executives and specialists of Russian and foreign gas companies, academic and industry researchers and officials from various ministries and government agencies. Gas Industry Journal publishes research papers and reviews and provides oil and gas industry outlooks, trends and news. Gas Industry Journal has been collaborating with the scientific community on implementation of innovation strategies, technologies and solutions in the oil and gas industry. For more information, please visit Gas Industry Journal website.





The primary goals of the Glance Into The Future Awards are to:

  • Identify and promote cutting-edge technology and innovation for the oil and gas industry.
  • Support and encourage young scientists’ research work.
  • Enhance international science and technology collaboration.

Evaluation: all proposals are subject to a technical review process by Russian and foreign scientific experts in the appropriate fields. The Expert Committee headed by professor Bogdan V. Budzulyak, president of the Self-regulated Organization Association of Gas and Oil Complex Builders (SRO ASGiNK) oversees and coordinates the peer review process. Award decisions are made by the GIFAwards Jury that consists of distinguished representatives from industry, academia, and research institutions based on the proposal overall rating, and funding recommendations. 

To date, three competitions have been successfully held with the participation of 363 researchers and 120 peer reviewers from 21 countries. 29 winners received certificates, prizes and awards, including opportunities to present and promote their research, undergo internships at leading Russian and foreign oil and gas companies – members of the International Business Congress (IBC), to attend oil and gas forums and conferences and publications in and a one year subscription to Gas Industry Journal, etc.

The Awards Ceremony is held annually as part of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF) in Saint Petersburg.