17 March 2011

“Day of Shtokman Development AG” held in Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

On March 17 at the Gubkin Russian State University a meeting took place between the management of Shtokman Development AG and the students and post-graduates of the University. During the meeting Alexey Zagorovskiy, SDAG Chief Executive Officer, told about the unique features of the gas field development and necessity to train high-qualified personnel.

Kirill Molodtsov, Deputy Director for DED and Phases 2 & 3 Interface, made a detailed presentation on the Shtokman project implementation, scale of the development and innovative technologies which will be implemented on the project.

More than 250 participants, including graduates, post-graduates and members of the Rectorate of the University attended the event. Viktor Martynov, Rector of the University emphasized that such meetings are important and useful. “We understand that today staff of different essence is needed, this is as well true for Shtokman, which will play the leading role in energy strategy of Russia until 2020. It is no coincidence that this project united the efforts of the authorities, business, and educational and science community” he emphasized.

Vladimir Penkin, Head of HR Department, also delivered a presentation on HR Policy adopted in Shtokman Development AG. He emphasized that training of highly qualified specialists for work on such complicated projects as Shtokman is one of the key factors contributing to their successful implementation.

Summarizing the results of the meeting the Agreement on Cooperation was signed, which stipulates interaction in the area of HR training, employment, retraining, and skills upgrading, including training of personnel, which will work on Shtokman project. “It is important to understand that now the fundamentals are being laid to form the staff potential of Russia to develop offshore projects in the Arctic,” Alexei Zagorovskiy emphasized.