Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Averyanova O.Yu.
Article # 25_2020 submitted on 05/12/2020 displayed on website on 08/07/2020
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pdf Problems of small and junior companies in the oil and gas domain of Russia. Part 1. Experience of sociological research
The article focuses on the problem of the development of small and junior business in the Russian exploration industry. The publication is based on the results of an initiative research project carried out in 2019-2020. Within the framework of the project, a sociological study was conducted in which, using the in-depth interview method, representatives of small and junior businesses, state, scientific and expert communities were interviewed.
Conclusions are made about the presence of significant problems that impede the development of juniors. In particular, problems with raising funds, administrative regulation and the specifics of the bureaucratic system that are not conducive to the development of companies, the state’s attitude to private initiative, and the state’s disequilibrium attitude towards large oil and small independent companies are highlighted.
Prerequisites are highlighted that allow us to talk about the possibility of developing a small and junior business: the availability of resources attractive to investors and subsoil users; significant scientific, personnel potential; experience gained in the previous period of the "heyday" of junior business.

Keywords: oil and gas small business, oil and gas junior business, exploration petroleum industry in Russia.
article citation Astakhov A.M., Astakhov S.M. Problemy malogo i yuniornogo biznesa v neftegazovoy sfere Rossii. Chast' 1. Opyt sotsiologicheskogo issledovaniya [Problems of small and junior companies in the oil and gas domain of Russia. Part 1. Experience of sociological research]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2020, vol. 15, no. 3, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2020/25_2020.html
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/25_2020
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