Implementing social and economic agreements
Under social and economic agreements with the governments of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, Gazprom Neft is financing the building and renovation of infrastructure, carrying out charitable activities, and supporting indigenous people in the north of Russia.
Today we have signed an agreement that will create new opportunities for positive social change. Gazprom Neft has been recognised as a technology leader in the development of the Omsk Oblast. The company is continuing to upgrade the Omsk Refinery, the largest refinery in the country, and one of the main taxpayers in the region. It is implementing a national project to create a state-of-the-art catalyst plant, which has been given a national project status. The Government of the Omsk Oblast will support the running of these and other investment programmes, which ensure further growth of the industrial and construction infrastructure in the region.Alexander Burkov Governor of the Omsk Oblast
Key projects in 2019
Supporting the development of the Omsk Oblast
In 2019, Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Omsk Oblast signed a cooperation agreement. Under the terms of that agreement, the parties will strengthen their cooperation to improve the investment climate and develop the economy of the Omsk Oblast, and to create a favourable environment for addressing social problems. The parties will continue to cooperate in environmental initiatives, programmes to develop the R&D, technical and industrial potential in the region, and job creation. The agreement is also aimed at promoting sustainable development in the region, including through investment in the social sphere, and through charitable and sponsorship initiatives.
Creating an oil-industry technology cluster in Tyumen
Gazprom Neft, the Government of the Tyumen Oblast, and the Association of Oil and Gas Service Companies signed an agreement to create a regional oil-industry cluster. The cluster will include 25 oilfield services and industrial enterprises, several banks, techno-parks, and universities. Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries operating in the Tyumen Oblast will coordinate joint projects. Cluster projects will be implemented in cooperation with an inter-regional research and education centre. Cooperation in the region is to ensure a full cycle of technology development, from R&D to implementation. Innovations are planned at Gazprom Neft assets.
The Gazprom Neft Development Strategy to 2030 is designed to position the company an industry leader in technology. To achieve that, we are developing a system in Russia that will combine the intellectual and production capacity of Russian companies. A new large-scale oil-industry cluster in Tyumen will form part of that system. It will facilitate the creation of technologies that are relevant for business and sought-after on the Russian and international markets.Alexander Dyukov CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Establishing the Technology Development Centre in Tomsk
In 2019, the company and the administration of the Tomsk Oblast signed an agreement on joint measures as part of the Scientific and Technological Development Strategy of the Russian Federation. The “Cross-industry Joint Technology Development Centre” will be established in the region. The company plans to develop innovative forms of cooperation with universities, research organisations, and producers in the region. Key areas of cooperation include digitalisation and refining in the upstream segment, and creating technologies to develop hard-to-recover oil reserves. The agreement is an important milestone for the company and the region, for which science is a strategic priority.
Expanding partnership with the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug signed a supplementary agreement on partnership in social and economic projects. The parties will continue their cooperation to ensure further economic development of the region, and improve quality of life there. The agreement also provides for the development of energy infrastructure and roads in the Tazovsky district.
The company implemented several major infrastructure projects in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, designed to promote an attractive urban environment, and develop sport for children and the general public, as part of the “Home Towns” Programme. In 2019, the Polarny (Polar) Sports Complex and the Avangard Ice Centre were commissioned in Labytnangi. The area of the Ice Centre totals 5,400 square metres. The Centre will host ice-hockey, figure-skating, and other winter-sports training sessions and competitions.
The Polyarny Sports Complex will allow local residents to swim, play futsal, basketball, volleyball and tennis, do aerobics and dance all year round. The 7,000-square-metre complex also includes a versatile gym and a weight room, an aerobics studio, and a six-lane swimming pool.
The company has previously opened such sports facilities in Noyabrsk, Myuravlenko, and Tarko-Sale. Construction of the multifunctional Yamal-Arena Sports Complex in Salekhard is continuing with the company support.
Modern sports centres are an essential part of development on Yamal. Sports facilities such as Polyarny are becoming centres that attract local residents and open up new opportunities for talented children. Together with the Avangard Ice Centre, which we built nearby in cooperation with regional authorities, it marks the completion of sports infrastructure development in this town in the Arctic. Labytnangi residents will now be able to play sports and take part in competitions all year round, as new sports facilities offer every opportunity for that.Alexander Dybal Member of the Management Board, Deputy CEO for Corporate Communications, Gazprom Neft
Improving road quality
Gazprom Neft is developing effective solutions for transport infrastructure, allowing the company to build high-quality, durable roads. Under agreements with local governments, the company is making and supplying innovative bitumen materials, created specifically for each region, taking into account its climate and operating conditions. In 2019, six further regions were included in the programme: the Novosibirsk Oblast, the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, the Smolensk Oblast, the Kurgan Oblast, the Kursk Oblast, and the Khabarovsk Krai. Overall, the programme covers 26 regions.