22 Sep 2022 11:59

Russia working on "heavy duty" software for industry to replace imports - minister

TYUMEN. Sept 22 (Interfax) - Russia is developing "heavy duty" software solutions, including for the oil and gas sector, to replace the software of companies that have left the Russian market, such as Schlumberger and Honeywell, Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said.

"In many areas we have to create Russian 'heavy duty' solutions to replace foreign products leaving the market, such as Schlumberger, Honeywell. Our objective is to put together systemic projects to develop software to meet the critically important needs of Russian companies," Manturov told reporters on the sidelines of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum.

He said "such solutions should be of a cross-cutting, inter-industry nature, be needed by businesses in related sectors."

"The largest companies, leaders in various fields - engineering, electronics, metallurgy and the oil and gas sector - are involved in this work," Manturov said.

As an example, he cited oil and gas companies that are working hard on developing technologies for operational management of production, dispatch management systems and supply chain management systems.