Gazprom Neft signs a social and economic cooperation agreement with the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra for 2019–2021

Gazprom Neft has signed a further social and economic cooperation agreement with the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, with the document being signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Natalya Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra.

The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra

The document determines financing levels for social projects throughout 2019–2021, together with a list of specific initiatives and social investments in 2019. Gazprom Neft will be allocating resources to improving several rural settlements throughout this year, as well as the construction of a further 120-room apartment building in Khanty-Mansiysk, and an indoor hockey pitch in the urban settlement of Novoagansk. The company will also be supporting a range of social initiatives directed at cultural development, education and sport, and supporting the ethnic minorities of the Russian Far North in the Okrug’s Nizhnevartovsky, Oktryabrsky, Surgutsky and Khanty-Mansi districts.

Gazprom Neft will be allocating funds to the World Chess Olympiad, taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2020, as part of its programme for supporting socially significant projects. The company has also been the General Sponsor of the “Spirit of Fire” International Debut Cinematography Festival — one of the most important cultural events in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — for the past 10 years.

Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, commented: “The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug has, for several years, been one of Gazprom Neft’s most important oil production areas. Yugra is now becoming a key element in the company’s systemic technological development. It was here that the first Production Control Centre — based around digital-twin technology — was established. The Bazhenov Technology Centre went into operation in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in 2018, becoming operator on a national project investigating the Bazhen Formation, the development of which reserves is of strategic significance to the entire oil industry.* While developing major production projects we are always committed to also making a significant contribution to the social environment in those regions in which we operate. The agreement signed today consolidates our partnership with the Okrug government, which I have every confidence will further improve living standards for the people of Yugra.”
Alexander Dyukov
Alexander Dyukov CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Notes for editors

The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra is a key region for Gazprom Neft’s operations. Field development in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and the Tomsk Oblast is managed by Gazpromneft-Khantos.

A general partnership agreement between Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug for the period 2016–2018 was signed in June 2016. The document envisages the company supporting the regional government in developing the scientific and technological potential of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, and collaborating in energy efficiency, ecological security and environmental protection.

The company is implementing its “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme throughout the Okrug. The company is implementing its “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme throughout the Okrug. The Yugra Chess Academy, the “Children’s Planet” kindergarten, and the “Kar-Tokhi” ethnic children’s day camp in the Russkinskaya settlement have all been built thanks to support from Gazprom Neft. A modern 120-apartment residential complex was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk at the end of 2017. The company has financed the construction of children’s playgrounds, improvements to several rural settlements in the Khanty-Mansiysk district, and the organisation of environmental summer brigades throughout 2018 as part of its socio-economic commitments, together with various socially significant initiatives.

* Gazprom Neft entered into an agreement with the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra on establishing the “Bazhenov Technology Centre” — in which all of the cutting-edge competencies and technologies necessary for developing cost-effective methodologies for developing the Bazhenov Formation will be concentrated — within the Okrug in 2017. A commercial subsidiary, the Bazhenov Technology Centre LLC, was established by Gazprom Neft in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in 2018, combining the resources of the scientific, industry and business communities with those of the government in developing viable production technologies for developing non-traditional and hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves. The Bazhenov Technology Centre’s production programme is being implemented across nine license blocks in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.