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.”