On June 23-28, 2019, the 6th Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Council “Future Leaders Forum” was held in St. Petersburg. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a greeting to the forum participants. The Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation V. I. Matvienko, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation A. V. Novak and the Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University V. S. Litvinenko also addressed to the delegates from over 70 countries.

The forum included numerous plenary sessions, round tables and discussions related to the discussion of key issues of energy sector digitalization, energy security and energy efficiency, as well as future challenges for the oil and gas industry. The architecture of the forum program was built around three thematic blocks: “Leadership”, “Innovation” and “Sustainable development of the industry”.

The BRICS YEA members took an active part in the business program of the forum and made a significant contribution to the work of its volunteer corps. Alexander Kormishin, Kirill Medvedev, Grigory Zotchik, Anna Demchuk, Adelina Yunusova and Daria Ryabikhina took part in plenary sessions: “Innovative solutions for the changing energy industry”, “In the digital world: digitalization and artificial intelligence in energy”, “Sustainable development of the oil and gas industry in growing energy markets”, etc.

Within the framework of the 6th Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Council “Future Leaders Forum” Shell concern held an innovative educational seminar Shell NXplorers, wheref the IBRICS YEA members had a unique opportunity to participate and develop skills in working with innovations in the fuel and energy sector. At the end of the seminar, the BRICS YEA members were awarded certificates of participation.

Chairman of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency Alexander Kormishin and assistant Chairman of the BRICS YEA Kirill Medvedev met with the General Director of the Irkutsk oil company (INC) M. V. Sedykh and agreed on fruitful cooperation in the context of the preparation of the BRICS YEA Summit in 2019 within the framework of the Youth day #togetherbrighter of the international forum “Russian Energy Week”.

The staff of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency also had the opportunity to exchange views on the future of the oil and gas industry and to establish working contacts with representatives of the companies “LUKOIL-Western Siberia”, JSC “Gazprom Neft”, JSC “Gazprom” and the Youth Committee of the World Petroleum Council.