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Gazprom Neft strengthens its partnership with the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug–Yugra

Gazprom Neft has entered into a further social and economic cooperation agreement with the Government of the Khanti-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. The signatories to this agreement were Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, and Natalya Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra.

The agreement outlines a series of socially meaningful initiatives to be implemented in the Khanti-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yurga with Gazprom Neft’s involvement throughout 2020. The company will be supporting projects directed at developing culture, sports, education, infrastructure and engagement with the ethnic minorities of the Russian Far North in the Okrug’s Surgut, Nozhnevartovsk, Oktyabrsk, Kondinsky and Khanti-Mansiysk districts.

Gazprom Neft will be allocating funds for neighbourhood enhancement in local villages, in supporting social infrastructure, and in building housing. The XIX “Spirit of Fire” International Debut Cinematography Festival will again be taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk, supported by Gazprom Neft.

“The Khanti-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra remains the most important oil region in the country, producing more than 40 percent of all the oil in Russia. Gazprom Neft is not only undertaking geological exploration and field development here, but is also proactively developing new technologies and implementing scientific and educational initiatives. It was precisely here that we produced Russia’s first ever ‘digital twin’ of a field, and here that we established our Upstream Digital Control Centre. Supported by the regional government, one of the oil industry’s most critical challenges is now being addressed — the development of the Bazhenov Formation.* Obviously, the Okrug’s economic development would be impossible without social progress and an improving quality of life. We have an immediate interest in making work — and life — in the Okrug interesting. Only then will the best people remain in the region. This new agreement underscores our longstanding partnership with the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra, making it possible for us to implement a range of social initiatives directed at improving living standards for residents in the region.”
Alexander Dyukov
Alexander Dyukov 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 Gazprom Neft subsidiaries including Gazpromneft-Khantos, the Bazhen Technology Centre and Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz. Various joint ventures in which the company has an interest also operate throughout the region, including Salym Petroleum Development (a Gazprom Neft—Shell joint venture), Eurotek-Yugra (a joint venture between Gazprom Neft and Repsol) and Slavneft-Megionneftegaz (a joint venture between Gazprom Neft and Rosneft).

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. In March 2019 Gazprom Neft and the Regional Government entered into a further agreement on social and economic cooperation, confirming financing levels for social projects throughout the region in 2019–2021.

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.