Second Tier of Internal Containment Installed at Power Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP (Turkey)

July 1, 2020, Büyükeceli, Mersin Province, Turkey. – The installation of the second tier of the reactor building’s internal containment has been completed at the Power Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP. Internal containment is one of the critical components of power unit’s safety systems, which prevent release of radioactive materials to the environment. “The installation…

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The full package of documents for obtaining a license for the construction of Paks-2 NPP has been submitted to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

In line with the schedule, on 30 June 2020 the customer of the Paks II Nuclear Power Plant, Paks II. Ltd. submitted the implementation license application for the two new VVER-1200 3+ generation nuclear power plant units in Paks to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA). “Submission of the 283 000 pages license documentation is…

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Heat from a Floating NPP was first delivered to the City Heating Network in Pevek

June 30, 2020 – Today the first heat from the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP, the plant of JSC “Concern Rosenergoatom”, ROSATOM’s energy  division) was supplied to the 5th microdistrict of Pevek (Chukotka). “So far, the floating nuclear power plant has only produced electricity. From now on, it produces two products: in addition to electricity,…

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S&P, Moody’s and Fitch affirm Gazprom’s long-term investment-grade ratings

June 26, 2020, 21:15 In May-June 2020, international ratings agencies S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings affirmed Gazprom’s long-term credit ratings as part of their annual reviews. As before, all these ratings are investment-grade with a stable outlook. The S&P (ВВВ-) and Fitch (BBB) ratings correspond to the sovereign credit rating of the Russian Federation, while the rating assigned by Moody’s (Baa2) is a notch…

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Interview with Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, on outcomes of Shareholders Meeting

Gazprom has a clearly outlined goal-setting system. Among our goals is the annual replenishment of the resource base. Thanks to geological exploration activities, our reserve replacement ratio consistently exceeds 1. It has been like this for the past 15 years, and it will remain so in 2020. Yamal accounts for the bulk of the new reserves. This year has already seen a discovery of another major field in the…

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Viktor Zubkov reelected as Chairman and Alexey Miller as Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Board of Directors

June 26, 2020, 14:10 A meeting of the Company’s newly elected Board of Directors was held in absentia. The meeting resolved to elect Viktor Zubkov as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Alexey Miller Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee was named as Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors formed the Audit Committee. The Committee is made up of Mikhail Sereda, Member of the Company’s Board of Directors, and two independent directors Viktor Martynov and Vladimir Mau,…

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting elects new Board of Directors

Based on the voting results, the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom formed the Company’s Board of Directors composed as follows: 1. Akimov, Andrey Igorevich Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company) 2. Kulibaev, Timur Askarovich Chairman of the Legal Entities Association “Kazakhstan Association of Oil, Gas and Energy Sector Organizations (KAZENERGY),” Chairman of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Republic of Kazakhstan (Atameken) 3.…

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting makes decisions on all agenda items

June 26, 2020, 12:10 The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom was held in the form of absentee voting. The Shareholders Meeting made decisions on all agenda items. The Meeting approved the Company’s 2019 Annual Report and Accounting (Financial) Statements. It was resolved to allocate the Company’s profit based on the results of 2019. The Meeting approved the dividend amount: RUB 15.24 per share based on Gazprom’s operating results in 2019. The dividend…

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Quorum present for all items on Shareholders Meeting agenda

June 26, 2020, 09:00 The Counting Board finished counting the votes on the agenda of Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. A quorum is present with regard to all agenda items. Shareholders from Russia and a number of foreign countries took part in the Shareholders Meeting. As of June 1, 2020, the list of persons eligible to take part in the Meeting included 706,727 accounts with a total of 23,673,512,900 shares.…

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Construction of ice-resistant platform for Gazprom’s field on Arctic shelf begins in Astrakhan

June 25, 2020, 13:50 Platform to be operated in extreme climate conditions. Several Russian shipbuilding centers engaged in construction process. Cutting-edge solutions for industrial and environmental safety. A foundation-laying ceremony for an ice-resistant platform (ICP) of Gazprom, which will be used in the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field, took place today at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region.…

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Deadline approaching to submit voting ballots for annual General Shareholders Meeting

June 25, 2020, 10:45 The voting on the agenda of Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting closes today at 06:00 pm (Moscow time). The Meeting quorum and the voting results will be determined on the basis of votes represented by the voting ballots and declarations of intention received before the closing time. Starting from June 5, 2020, the shareholders were given an opportunity to send their filled-out ballots by mail…

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Severstal uses Artificial Itelligece to further boost productivity at Cherepovets Steel Mill

June 25, 2020 A team of specialists from Severstal Digital, part of PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest steel and steel-related mining businesses, working with experts in flat rolled products from the Cherepovets Steel Mill have successfully increased the productivity of a machine learning model that controls the speed of the Mill’s continuous pickling…

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The vessel with equipment for power units No. 3 and No. 4 of Kudankulam NPP (India) has left the port of Saint-Petersburg

The vessel with the equipment for power units No. 3 and No. 4 of Kudankulam NPP left the port of Saint-Petersburg and made its way towards the Republic of India. This is the 17th shipload during the project implementation and the first one – after the restrictive measures related to prevention further spread of COVID-19.…

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Employees of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut tested for COVID-19

Background Gazprom Transgaz Surgut is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company has 26 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers with 38 compressor shops and 273 gas compressor units. Gazprom Transgaz Surgut operates over 6,500 kilometers of gas trunklines running from the Zapolyarny town to the borders of the Omsk and Kurgan Regions, and transmits nearly 200 billion cubic meters of pipeline gas per year. The…

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Gazprom Transgaz Saratov supports healthcare institutions

Background Gazprom Transgaz Saratov, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is responsible for natural gas transmission from Western Siberia, Central Asia, the Orenburg Region, and three UGS facilities located in the Saratov Region. The company is in charge of over 7,000 kilometers of gas trunklines and branches, 29 compressor shops, 165 gas compressor units with a total capacity of 1.3 million kW, and 216 gas distribution stations providing gas for about…

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ROSATOM signed Memoranda of Understanding with Framatome SAS and GE Steam Power on the Belene NPP (Bulgaria)

ROSATOM signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Framatome SAS (France) and GE Steam Power in the framework of the strategic investor selection procedure for the Belene Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria. Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General of Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM, Frédéric Lelièvre, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of…

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Changeover of shift workers underway at Chayandinskoye field

News from projects and regions June 16, 2020, 16:00 On June 15 and 16, 169 shift workers of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk arrived at the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia. Most of the duty staff at the production site who have completed their three-month shift will be changed over. The shift period was extended in line with the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. Another 150 employees…

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Customer service centers of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Far East in Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur returning to work

News from projects and regions June 15, 2020, 13:45 As the restrictive measures taken in response to the coronavirus threat in the Khabarovsk Territory have been partially lifted, the customer service centers of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Far East in Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur are going to resume their work with citizens on issues concerning gas supply and gas grid expansion on June 15. Between March 30 and…

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ROSATOM starts equipment installation at the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex within the “Proryv” project

ROSATOM starts installation of equipment at the fuel fabrication/re-fabrication unit of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex, which is under construction at the site of Siberian Chemical Plant (an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Tomsk region, West Siberia). The Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex is under way within the strategic “Proryv” (Rus. – “the…

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Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk continuing to ship equipment to Chayandinskoye field

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. As an operator, the company provides gas production and…

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Drilling of first producing well starts at Kharasaveyskoye field in Yamal

Background On March 20, 2019, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, launched full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field. It was planned to complete road filling and site preparation works for production facilities in 2019 and to start the drilling of producing wells in June 2020. The Kharasaveyskoye field is the second most important field (after the Bovanenkovskoye field) in Gazprom’s Yamal gas production center. The Yamal center plays an essential…

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Joint statement by Gazprombank and Gazprom regarding current situation with Belgazprombank

June 12, 2020, 19:50 Gazprombank and Gazprom, as the shareholders of Belgazprombank, declare that on June 11, 2020, the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus committed illegal actions in violation of the laws of the Republic of Belarus when appointing acting Chairman of the Management Board and acting Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at Belgazprombank. These appointments were accompanied by the detention of authorized members of the…

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Gazprom reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 2019

June 10, 2020, 16:00 – Savings of energy sources achieved in parallel with growth in gas production. – Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 3.52 million tons of СО2 equivalent in 2019. Gazprom took stock of its environmental activities in the year 2019 as presented in the Environmental Report published on the Company’s website. Last year, Gazprom achieved all of its Corporate Environmental Targets. The Company saved 3.3 billion cubic meters…

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The second piece of the melt trap – the cantilever truss – has been installed at its final position at the Kursk NPP-2 construction site

The cantilever truss, the second piece of the ‘melt trap’, with the weight of 145 tons and the diameter of over 9 meters, has been installed at its final position, under the reactor vault, at the Kursk NPP-2 second power block. That said, one of the governmental assignments for 2020 has been completed. ‘We continue…

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Changeover of shift personnel takes place at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

News from projects and regions June 8, 2020, 20:00 The first stage of shift personnel changeover at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy is completed. From June 4 to 7, more than 200 people started their work at remote gas and gas condensate production sites after a two-week medical observation period at the places of temporary accommodation.<o:p> This was preceded by an extended and mandatory rotational leave coupled…

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Key contracts signed as part of project for setting up Complex for processing ethane-containing gas near Ust-Luga

June 8, 2020, 17:30 – Supply contracts signed for feed gas and sales gas, as well as ethane fraction. – EPC contract signed for gas processing and off-site facilities within integrated complex. A number of key contracts were signed today in St. Petersburg as part of the project for the creation of the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas (including an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction,…

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Gazprom’s project finance deal for Amur GPP receives international awards

Background On December 23, 2019, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and Gazprom completed the signing of project finance documentation for the construction of the Amur GPP. The funds are provided by 22 European, Asian and Russian banks. This deal is unprecedented in Gazprom’s history and is among the largest in Europe over the last few years. TXF and Proximo are information agencies that specialize in publishing news,…

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Gazprom Workers’ Union allocates funds to combat coronavirus

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:50 Trade unions within the Gazprom Workers’ Union Interregional Organization have provided over RUB 70 million to support the efforts aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The funds are to be used to purchase protective and preventive products: face masks, disinfectants, non-contact thermometers, germicidal lamps, bactericidal air recirculators, medications, etc. The Presidium of the…

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Subscriber base of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk’s online services grows by over 9,000 users

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:45 Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk has taken stock of the work done by its subscriber service in the first five months of 2020. From January through May of this year, more than 9,000 users created personal accounts at the мойгаз.смородина.онлайн website, as a result of which its subscriber base expanded to 55,461 people. This period of operation partially overlapped…

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Call center of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don provides customer support over 122,000 times in stay-at-home period

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:30 The remote customer support services offered by Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don worked even more effectively in the period of self-isolation. The company’s call center received over 122,000 inquiries and submissions from March 31 to May 31. The operators receive more than 1,600 calls a day. In April and May, the specialists of the call…

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Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reach final investment decision on Semakovskoye field

June 2, 2020, 19:00 Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reached a final investment decision on the project for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The field, which is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsula, is classified as large: its recoverable gas reserves exceed 320 billion cubic meters. During the preparatory stage, the project…

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All employees of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk to be tested for coronavirus

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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Eddy Current Testing (ECT) of Steam Generators Completed at Unit 1, Belarusian NPP

This technological process is a part of the mandatory pre-commissioning control measures undertaken at power units. The purpose of the ECT is to confirm the integrity of the technical characteristics of the main equipment metal in the reactor compartment after the hot run-in. According to Andrei Zalozny, Head of Atomenergoremont JSC representative office in Belarus,…

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Gazprom becomes largest issuer in MSCI Russia Index

June 1, 2020, 19:55 Gazprom is now the largest issuer in the MSCI Russia Index. The Company’s ranking was revised based on the latest review of the stock index by MSCI. In the second quarter of 2020, MSCI revised the free float-adjustment factor – one of the key indicators on the basis of which the weight of securities of every issuer is measured – for Gazprom’s shares. Starting from June 1,…

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Long-term contract for gas supplies to Greece signed with Mytilineos

June 1, 2020, 15:35 Gazprom Export, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, and Greece’s Mytilineos S.A. entered into a long-term contract for natural gas supplies. The document was signed by Elena Burmistrova, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Director General of Gazprom Export, and Evangelos Mytilineos, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Mytilineos S.A. The contract provides for gas supplies to Greece…

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Severstal cotiues focus o automatio with secod ivestmet i advaced composite solutios developer, Airbore

June 1, 2020 PAO Severstal (MICEX-RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announces that it has led a second tranche of investment into Dutch company Airborne, a global leader in developing digital automation platforms for the production of composite parts, and products with integrated composites. The total…

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Gas supplied to boiler house in Bolshoy Kamen PDA for start-up and commissioning purposes

News from projects and regions May 29, 2020, 10:00 Specialists of the Primorskoye Production and Operation Unit of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Far East have successfully fed natural gas into a boiler house located in the Bolshoy Kamen PDA for the purposes of start-up and commissioning. The boiler house will provide heat to the Shestoy, Parkovy and Sadovy microdistricts of the local shipbuilding center…

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Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk renders assistance to healthcare institutions in Yamal and Yakutia

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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Progress of Amur GPP construction project reaches 61.9 per cent

May 28, 2020, 13:55 Start-up and commissioning underway at first two production trains. Navigation campaign launched for large equipment deliveries. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the status of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) construction project. The GPP is one of the largest infrastructure projects of the Company in Russia’s Far East. The plant will process multi-component natural gas received via…

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Rosenergoatom has acquired new competencies at the wind power market

AO ‘Atomtekhenergo’ (an affiliate of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company) has completed their flagship facility commissioning service delivery at the largest wind power plant in Russia, the Adyghe WPP located on the border of the Shovgenovskiy and Giaginskiy districts in the Adyghe Republic.  In the context of inter-divisional cooperation between AO ‘Atomtekhenergo’ (ATE) and AO ‘VetroOGK’…

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Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg helps Novy Urengoy Central City Hospital

Background Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. It operates in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The company is focused on gas and gas condensate production. Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg holds licenses for the development and production of hydrocarbons from the Yamburgskoye and Zapolyarnoye fields and is preparing for commercial production the Severo-Kamennomyssky, Kamennomysskoye-Sea, Obsky, Chugoryakhinsky, Tazovsko-Zapolyarny and Yuzhno-Parusovy subsurface areas, and, as part of joint ventures, the Parusovy,…

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ROSATOM: world’s only floating nuclear power plant enters full commercial exploitation

May 22, 2020 – One-of-a-kind floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) “Akademic Lomonosov” has been fully commissioned in Pevek, Chukotka region in the Russian Far East. Andrei Petrov, Director of Rosenergoatom (Electric Energy Division of ROSATOM), the subsidiary responsible for the FNPP project implementation, signed the relevant decree. “Today we can consider the floating nuclear power…

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Changeover of shift workers at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

News from projects and regions May 21, 2020, 20:30 From May 21 to 23, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy is conducting a phased changeover of shift personnel for the first time since the introduction of a 90-day shift period aimed at preventing cases of coronavirus at the company’s production facilities. Today, the first group of workers arrived in Novy Urengoy by a charter flight. The workers will take over the…

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Dividends of RUB 15.24 per share recommended by Board of Directors for 2019

May 21, 2020, 19:10 The Gazprom Board of Directors addressed issues associated with arranging and holding the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. At the meeting of the Board of Directors, it was resolved to hold the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom in the form of absentee voting and to set the deadline for ballot submission as June 26, 2020. The Meeting quorum and the voting results will be determined…

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Core barrel of the reactor pressure vessel for Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) has been produced at Atommash

Core barrel of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) has been produced at the Volgodonsk branch of JSC “AEM-technology” (a part of machine building subdivision of ROSATOM – Atomenergomash) Core barrel is one of the three main elements of the RPV internals. Core barrel vessel consists of six shells and elliptic bottom.…

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Valery Guryanov put in charge of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

May 21, 2020, 19:00 Valery Guryanov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Valery Guryanov was born in 1974. He graduated from Samara State Aerospace University named after Academician Korolyov, majoring in Metal Treatment under Pressure, and received a degree in Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation from Tyumen State Oil and Gas University. He has an MBA degree.…

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Gazprom Pererabotka provides financial assistance to nine hospitals for combating coronavirus

Background Gazprom Pererabotka, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is focused on transmission and processing of hydrocarbons. The company comprises five processing plants, a helium plant, and a liquid hydrocarbon transportation directorate. Gazprom Pererabotka owns a stake in Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, which encompasses major industrial refining complexes, such as the Monomer refining, gas chemical and petrochemical plant, and also in Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, which is the investor and customer for the Amur…

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Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk conducting first changeover of shift personnel under new rules

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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Project for natural gas processing and liquefaction complex near Ust-Luga moving forward

May 14, 2020, 17:45 Basic design solutions are agreed upon, and design documentation is being drawn up. Engineering surveys are completed at construction site; site clearing is in progress. Project financing is being arranged. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the status of the project for the creation of an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction in the Leningrad Region (the…

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Around RUB 5 million in personal funds collected by employees of parent company of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Group for St. Petersburg’s Hospital for Veterans of Wars

Background The Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Group is comprehensively responding to the current situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus in the Russian Federation. For instance, employees of Saratovgaz and Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Saratov Region donated the collected funds for the construction of a new infectious diseases center in Saratov. The future center will have 400 beds, including 250 beds for children and 150 beds…

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Enhanced safety measures to be imposed during changeovers of shift workers at Gazprom Transgaz Surgut

News from projects and regions May 8, 2020, 15:10 Enhanced safety measures for the changeovers of shift personnel have been introduced at Gazprom Transgaz Surgut. Before arriving at production facilities, new shift workers will spend two weeks in isolation. To this end, 13 buffer zones with 644 beds were created in the local hostels and hotels. The quarantine measure is aimed at preventing persons…

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Gazprom gives name of 75 Years of Victory to new large field on Yamal shelf

Background In 2019, Gazprom drilled prospecting and appraisal well No. 1 within the Skuratovskaya prospect in the Kara Sea, which had been discovered earlier through seismic exploration. In the course of well testing, commercial gas inflow of 746,000 cubic meters per day was obtained. Based on well construction results, a hydrocarbon reserves estimate was promptly prepared. In March 2020, the relevant report was submitted…

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