Gazprom Neft - Lubricants, the operator of the oil business of Gazprom Neft, in partnership with HTC and Modum LAB, is launching a pilot project to create digital educational programs using immersive technologies that ensure the full effect of being in a virtual environment. During the first year of the program, it is planned to train about 12,000 specialists from partner companies and distributors of Gazpromneft-SM products. The company invests in the project more than 20 million rubles.

Within the framework of the joint project, training programs in 3D format will be developed and implemented, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the learning environment and to focus as much as possible on the educational process. For effective distance learning and development of staff competencies of partner and distribution companies, accurate digital models of production facilities will be created. With the help of virtual reality technology, employees will be able to work out algorithms for actions in typical situations, such as customer service at G-Energy Service stations, consulting and technical support.

The project will be implemented on the basis of Gazpromneft-Lubricants, its own educational center, the G-Energy Academy, which trains specialists in the sale of lubricants to the company's own brands.

Alexander Trukhan, General Director, Gazprom Neft - Lubricants:

The success of our business lies in the synergy of producing quality products and providing consumers with modern service programs. Our company has built a high-tech production, and now we are systematically improving the competence of our distribution network. To this end, we are developing educational projects. It is important for us that our partners in any country of the world have access to the G-Energy Academy knowledge base. The virtual environment allows us to significantly reduce the time and cost of training, while repeatedly increasing its effectiveness.

Dmitry Morozov, co-founder of ModumLAB:

Chances for development and longevity are companies seeking to create and offer innovative, efficient and competitive products in the global market. Such companies need non-standard solutions, such as immersive technologies, which help to simulate various stages of production processes and thus raise the service for the end user to the maximum level. Modern business relies on the latest technology not only in terms of direct product creation, but also in improving other business processes, as they save material resources and the time required for the rapid development and launch of new products on the market.

President of HTC Russia, CIS, Baltic States, Israel Andrey KORMILTSEV:

HTC VIVE takes an active part in the creation and development of the VR ecosystem. We offer VR technology to the market and our wide experience in using them to optimize and modernize production and business processes. The virtual reality system HTC VIVE Pro is specifically designed for the most demanding users and is designed to lead to a rethinking of VR applications for commercial purposes. Offline VR helmet HTC VIVE Focus with built-in movement in virtual reality and six degrees of freedom offers flexibility and ease of use in large-scale projects aimed, for example, at personnel training or demonstrations. We bring together venture investors, leading players in the virtual reality industry, and support young innovative companies. Participation in a joint digital learning project is an important step in ensuring the long-term and sustainable growth of the VR industry.