Russia: Shtokman Development AG, Murmansk Region Boost Cooperation


On May 25-26 the delegation of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) visited Murmansk. The issues of legislative support, Russian content, interaction with the regional and city authorities, logistic and personnel support to the Shtokman project were in the focus of attention of the parties during the meetings and negotiations held by SDAG representatives in Murmansk.

The delegation head, Kirill Molodtsov, Vice-President for TEO and Phases 2 & 3 Interface SGCF, met Evgeniy Nikora, Chairman of the Murmansk regional Duma. The work progress on the package of draft laws intended for improving of the investment climate and regulating the investment activities in the Murmansk region was discussed during the talks.

The issue of the development of the city infrastructure for the needs of Shtokman project was debated at the meeting with Andrey Sysoev, Head of the Murmansk city administration. The city-manager also presented to the members of the Shtokman Development AG delegation the Action plan for the preparation and holding of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Murmansk foundation developed according to the Decree of RF President “On the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Murmansk foundation”.

Plans to start the delivery of pipeline gas from the Shtokman field in 2016 remain unchanged and this should become a perfect gift to the centennial anniversary of Murmansk — a base city for the integrated development of Shtokman field’, – Kirill Molodtsov noted.

The representatives of Shtokman Development AG and the leading Murmansk enterprises exchanged opinions on the development of cooperation during the meeting of the Russian Content Committee that also took place on the first date of the visit. The Company specialists congratulated the co-organizer of the committee — Oil & Gas Industry Suppliers Association Murmanshelf with the 5th anniversary of its foundation and highlighted that Murmansk industry potential is of great demand for Shtokman field development .

On May 26, the second date of the visit, Shtokman Development AG Vice-president Kirill Molodtsov and Murmansk State Technical University Rector Alexander Ershov signed the Frame Agreement. The agreement is aimed at further development of cooperation in the area of personnel training for the needs of Shtokman project. The University is a leading regional base educational institution in the North-West of Russia where the Company plans to train highly qualified personnel of different professions.


Source: Shtokman, May 27, 2011;