Since 2005 PJSC LUKOIL Museum has been busy organizing various exhibitions both in the Company and beyond. Corporate collections go on to become part of inter-museum projects, and are actively utilized to support the events with involvement of the Company's management in the regions of its presence in Russia and abroad. Expositions are set up to launch new projects or to celebrate the Company's and oil industry anniversaries.
Decorations for labor achievements ("Labor Record Setter", "Excellent Worker") were first awarded in the 1930s. Later on, as the economic management system of the country was transformed, and a move from economic councils to ministries was made and then back to economic councils again, the system of industry-specific decorations also reflected the changes. The PJSC LUKOIL museum collection includes decorations for geological services and fuel-and-energy sector, including "Honored Subsoil Explorer", "Field Discovered", "Excellent Participant of the Socialist Competition Held by the National Oil Committee", "Honored Oiler", "Honored Petrochemist", etc. The collection also features regional industry-specific awards of the Soviet republics and subjects of the Russian Federation.
It is now a tradition at PJSC LUKOIL to organize Company Days in the country’s specialized institutes and universities. Such events include meetings with the Company’s managers and lead specialists, as well as museum exhibitions. Expositions whose clear goal was professional guidance and education were set up at Tyumen State Oil University (2006), Ukhta State Technical University (2013), Perm National Exploration Polytechnic University (2013), and I.M. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (2014). In addition to exhibits illustrating the key focus areas and the Company’s performance, historical collections of the museum are also displayed at such exhibition events. For example, students are unfailingly interested in the collection of uniforms, from a mining officer’s caftan of Elizabethan times (1750s) and full-dress jacket of the General Direction of Oil Industry (1950s) to current LUKOIL uniforms.
In 2010, the museum provides a training course entitled "Vertical Integrated Russian Oil and Gas Companies - History and Traditions" which is delivered to the postgraduates of the I.M. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (national research university). Each lecture is accompanied by presentation of museum showpieces from PJSC LUKOIL museum collection hand picked according to the lecture topic, and a display of historical films from the museum's video collection. Such approach in combination with the museum's overall atmosphere, facilitates a more in-depth understanding of the historical development, new emotional perception and better learning of the teaching materials.
In 2011, the Museum developed and began staging an interactive learning program for its youngest visitors (aged 6 and older) entitled "Black Gold Secrets". What is a "wildfire", how a kerosene lamp works, how people used and where they bought gasoline in the late 19th century, how can our everyday life change without oil? Museum articles help children to find answers to these and many other questions, because the key idea behind such museum classes is "Do touch it!"
PJSC LUKOIL museum is an active participant of the national museum life. The specifics of PJSC LUKOIL museum collections that do not only reflect the scientific and technical part, but also focus on social economic issues, enable the Museum to take part in inter-museum exhibition projects such as "Earth Oil Time" (Khanty-Mansi Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas, 2005), "From Russian Nationwide Electrification to the 21st Century Innovations" (State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, 2010), "Space Era" (State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, 2011), "Caucasian Dictionary: People and Earth" (State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsino, 2012), "70th Anniversary of SMERSh Military Counterintelligence" (Central Museum of Armed Forces, 2013), "Pages of History of the Northern Caucasian Nations" (State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, 2013), and many other ones.
An important goal of the corporate museum is to support the internal integration process for the Company's personnel, build a team spirit and inspire fruitful cooperation. The first step on this path is to stage official ceremonies for admission of new employees to the Company at the museum. Representatives of PJSC LUKOIL management, the Council of Young Specialists, the trade union organization, and the council of veterans take part in such events. Corporate badges are handed to the employees as part of the official ceremony. New employees listen to the words of welcome and take a memorable corporate team photo. Not only the newly hired young specialists take part in the ceremony, but also the employees who joined the company as managers are invited. The final part of the ceremony, a museum excursion, is an opportunity for the newly hired employees represented by professionals of various trades, to learn about the Company's overall business, its structure, key developments and plans for the future.
The key mission of any museum is to preserve social memory and link generations. This is why the central figures of anniversary museum exhibitions are our famous compatriots who made a great contribution to the country's oil and gas industry. Among them is V.G. Shukhov, whose effort was aimed at modernizing the oil industry technologies – oil production, transportation, storage and refining operations. No less interesting are the life and work of N.K. Baibakov that are also closely connected with the development of the country's oil industry infrastructure. During the war he was the People's Commissar for the Oil Industry, after the war for many years he was in charge of the USSR State Planning Agency.