Rosneft Transferred More Than 120 Licenses for a Unique Russian Digital Fracturing Modeling Complex



Rosneft transferred to twenty-five oilfield services and oil and gas companies over 30 commercial and more than 40 test licenses for the right to use RN-GRID, the first industrial hydraulic fracturing simulator (hydraulic fracturing) in Eurasia. The Company also transferred over 50 academic licenses to four leading partner universities for the right to use RN-GRID in the educational process.


Rosneft was the first Russian company to import hydraulic fracturing simulation software. The digital complex “RN-GRID” is several times cheaper than foreign software, the prices for which until recently were high due to the lack of competitive domestic offers. Thanks to a new in-house development, Rosneft has given a powerful impetus to the development of the market and technologies in the field of hydraulic fracturing modeling.

The RN-GRID software package was created in 2017 by RN-BashNIPIneft specialists (part of the Rosneft Corporate Research and Design Complex). The simulator allows you to accurately describe the complex geometry of the cracks that occur in the rock during hydraulic fracturing. The software package provides all operations and engineering calculations that are necessary for the design of hydraulic fracturing.

To date, more than 6,500 hydraulic fracturing operations with a full design cycle on the RN-GRID simulator have been performed at Rosneft facilities.

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