A new ice centre has been opened in the town of Labytnangi in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, built by Gazprom Neft as part of its “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
This ice arena and sports complex covers a total 5,400 square metres, offering facilities for training sessions and hockey and figure skating competitions, as well as winter sports for anyone wanting to take part. The building has seating for 400 people, including a special area for people with disabilities. The complex includes a barrier-free area, and showers for the visually impaired are covered with special tactile floor tiles.
The Labytnangi complex is the fourth ice centre built by Gazprom Neft in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug — similar sports facilities having been opened in Tarko-Sale, Noyabrsk and Muravlenko.
“Gazprom Neft has today transferred a modern sports complex to the town of Labytnangi, located in the Russian Far North. People living in small towns and villages should have the same access to modern, high quality infrastructure as anyone living in a megapolis. And our ‘Home Towns’ programme is consistently putting in place the social infrastructure needed to improve living conditions in those areas in which the company operates.”Alexander Dybal Member of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
“Labytnangi is developing fast, with ever more social facilities and sporting infrastructure appearing in the town, largely thanks to collaboration with our strategic partners. This new ice rink is a perfect example. The town now has a world-class venue, where young ice hockey players and figure skaters can train all year round, and where Labytnangi families can take part in active pursuits. I should like to thank Gazprom Neft for its CSR policy — the company is actively involved in life in the region. Dozens of unique sports, educational, and medical facilities have been built in the region thanks to that company — not just in towns, but also in remote villages and settlements. Coordinated team work is helping us address key issues for Yamal residents, together.”Dmitry Artyukhov Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is a crucial region for the company’s activities — the oil and gas condensate fields here being responsible for 47.6 percent of the company’s total production. The Novoportovskoye field (Russia’s northernmost onshore field, located on the Yamal Peninsula), and the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field (on the Gydan Peninsula) are today making a significant contribution to Gazprom Neft’s production growth. In terms of proven hydrocarbon reserves, these assets are considered unique. Active development of the Severo-Samburgskoye field is due to commence in 2019, while full-scale construction at the Tazovsky field is planned for 2020.
The Gazprom Neft “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme is one of Russian business’s most successful, and best-known, local development initiatives. Voluntary activities, city celebrations and major international festivals — whatever the size or scale, all projects under the Home Towns programme are directed at addressing specific and unique problems in those regions in which Gazprom Neft operates, through a portfolio of projects put together in partnership with local government, non-profit organisations, local residents and Gazprom Neft employees.