Applications Are Now Open for the IV International Young Scientists Awards in the Field of Oil and Gas: A Glance Into The Future

Eligibility: a researcher / a research team of scientists of up to 35 years of age from any country. Applications from joint research teams of young scientists from different countries are encouraged.

Research Areas/Nomination Categories: Innovative Solutions in Hydrocarbon Exploration, Production, Processing, Transportation and Storage; Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); IT Solutions and Digitalization; Power Engineering; Decarbonization for the Oil and Gas Industry; Offshore Oil and Gas Projects.

Applications must be prepared in English and submitted through the competition website.
Award decisions will be made by the Jury based on the results of peer review and reviewers’ recommendations.

Awards will include but not limited to: research promotion, internship and mentorship opportunities at leading Russian and foreign oil and gas companies – members of the International Business Congress (IBC); participation in oil and gas forums and conferences; certificates of achievement, prizes and gifts; a publication in and a one year subscription to Gas Industry Journal, etc.

Application Submission: April 5- June 7, 2021
Announcement of Results: August 2021
Awards Ceremony: October 5-8, 2021, as part of the 10th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF-2021).

For more information, please visit the competition website at:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alexandra Lazareva, the program manager by phone at +7 495 240-54-57, ext. 124 | +7 (926) 528-31-45 or email

The Annual Young Scientists Awards were established by the International Business Congress (IBC) (as part of the Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects Working Committee) and Gas Industry Journal 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 and promotes cross-border economic cooperation and development. 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, publishes research papers and reviews and provides oil and gas industry outlooks, trends and news.