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Gazprom Neft strengthens its social partnership with the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra

Alexander Dyukov, Gazprom Neft CEO, and Natalya Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, have held a working meeting during the Russian Investment Forum, “Sochi-2018”, during which they discussed the approach to be taken in implementing their agreement on social and economic cooperation from 2016 to 2018. Following the meeting the parties signed an additional agreement outlining a list of initiatives and the amount of social investment to be made in 2018.

Photo (left to right) shows Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov together with Natalya Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra

The document envisages supporting the company’s initiatives in developing public and professional sport, education and culture, and financing infrastructure projects including the construction of a 120-apartment block in Khanty-Mansiysk. In addition to this, Gazprom Neft will commit financial resources to support social projects in the Khanty-Mansiysk district, including the construction of children’s playgrounds in rural villages, undertaking repairs to schools, and organising children’s environmental volunteer teams. Work will continue on cooperation with the ethnic minority peoples of the Russian Far North resident in the Nizhnevartovsk and Surgutsky districts.

Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov commented: “Our collaboration with the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug is highly multifaceted. Gazprom Neft is implementing several major production projects in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra and, in partnership with the region, we are undertaking extensive work as part of a national project to investigate the hard-to-recover reserves of the Bazhenov Formation. The agreement signed today further strengthens our partnership in the social sphere, the development of which commands a great deal of our attention. Successful business development is not possible without improvements to quality of life for local people in those regions in which the company operates.”

Notes for editors

The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra is one of the key regions in which Gazprom Neft operates. A subsidiary, Gazpromneft-Khantos, is working at the Yuzhny (southern) licence area of the Priobskoye field, as well as the Orekhovo-Ermakovskoye, Yuzhnoye, Palyanovskoye, Yuznho-Kinyaminskoye, Maloyuganskoye fields, the Alexander Zhagarin field, and the Zimnee field in the Tyumen Oblast. Production at Gazpromneft-Khantos totalled 15.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) in 2017.

In 2017 Gazprom Neft entered into an agreement with the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra to establish the “Bazhen Technology Centre” within the Okrug, in which all of the cutting-edge competencies and technologies available to Gazprom Neft will be concentrated, and which will become the basis for creating cost-effective methodologies for developing the Bazhenov Formation.

The general partnership agreement between Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug was signed in June 2016. The document envisages the company supporting the regional government in developing the scientific and technological potential of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, as well as collaborating in energy efficiency, environmental protection, and infrastructure development.

The company is implementing its “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme throughout the Okrug. Thanks to Gazprom Neft’s support the Yugra Chess Academy and the “Children’s Planet” have been established, as well as an annual grant-award competition for activist groups. The modern 120-apartment “Home Towns” residential complex was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk at the end of 2017.

The Gazprom Neft “Home Towns” project brings together the company’s various CSR initiatives and projects throughout those regions in which it has a presence. Directed at developing the full social and economic potential of these regions, as well as at improving quality of life, the programme includes initiatives for neighbourhood enhancement, for the development of children’s and public sports facilities, and initiatives in education, health, and in preserving and supporting the culture of the indigenous populations of the Russian Far North.