2009

January

The following documents were signed:

  • key terms and conditions of gas supply from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for 2009 as well as supplements to them stipulating the use of a pricing formula based on European gas prices;
  • Agreement between Gazprom Netherlands B.V. and Sonatrach for the transfer of license for hydrocarbons exploration and production in the onshore El Assel Perimeter located in the Berkine Basin of Algeria;
  • new long-term contracts over 2009 through to 2019 for Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine and for gas supply to Ukraine’s consumers between Gazprom and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy.
Yulia Timoshenko, Alexey Miller and Oleg Dubina at Gazprom CODD

Yulia Timoshenko, Alexey Miller and Oleg Dubina at Gazprom CODD

The agreement in principle was reached on shaping a Multilateral Commission of independent observers to be placed at gas metering stations of Ukraine’s gas transmission system.

Gazprom’s delegation took part in the meeting between Presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan.

Alexander Popov was elected Director General of Severneftegazprom.

Olga Pavlova was elected Head of the Asset Management and Corporate Relations Department for a five-year term.

February

The Board of Directors resolved to convene the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom on June 26, 2009 in Moscow.

The decision was taken to open Gazprom’s representative office in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

The following documents were signed:

  • Agreement of Cooperation for 2009 between Gazprom and the Leningrad Oblast Government;
  • contract for manufacturing and delivering of two Yamal-400 next-generation communications satellites between Gazprom Space Systems and Thales Alenia Space;
  • Memorandum to elaborate the General Scheme for the Bolivian gas industry development until 2030;
  • Supplement to the Memorandum of Understanding between Gazprom and Bolivia’s state-owned company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB);
  • Agreement of Cooperation between Gazprom and the Kamchatka Krai Government.

The first Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant was launched on Sakhalin as part of the Sakhalin II project.

LNG plant in Vladivostok

LNG plant in Vladivostok

Gazprom opened the Research Center for Reservoir Systems and the first phase of the corporate core storage facility.

March

Gazprom issued its consolidated interim condensed financial statements prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

The following documents were signed:

  • Contract between Gazkomplektimpex and Siirtec Nigi to engineer and construct a gas treatment unit (GTU) within the Nord Stream project;
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Gazprom and Gas Natural;
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Gazprom and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR);
  • Agreement of Cooperation as part of the South Stream implementation between Gazprom and Hungarian Development Bank (MFB).

Gazprom Space Systems became the winner of the 14th Annual Teleport Award in the Corporate Teleport Operator of the Year nomination.

Denis Fyodorov was appointed Director General of Gazoenergeticheskaya Kompaniya.

April

Gazprom issued its audited consolidated financial statements prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the year ended December 31, 2008.

The following documents were signed:

  • Agreements on LNG and pipeline gas purchase and sale between Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell;
  • Purchase and Sale Agreement for a 20 per cent stake in Gazprom Neft between Gazprom and Eni.

Gazprom and Bulgarian Energy Holding coordinated the terms and conditions of cooperation within the South Stream execution.

A visbreaking unit was commissioned at the Salavatnefteorgsintez refinery in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

A visbreaking unit at Salavatnefteorgsintez refinery

A visbreaking unit at Salavatnefteorgsintez refinery

Gazprom’s delegation took part in the 7th All-Russian Energy Meeting “Fuel and Energy Complex of Russia in the XXI century” as well as in the Natural Gas for Europe: Security and Partnership Summit.

Alexey Farafontov was elected Director General and Management Committee Chairman of Spetsgazavtotrans.

Nikolai Kislenko was named Director General of NIIgazeconomika.

Gazprom hosted Russia’s Gas Industry: Strategic Guidelines and Development Priorities panel discussion.

May

The following documents were signed:

  • second Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding on further actions within the South Stream project;
Paolo Scaroni, Silvio Berlusconi, Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin upon signing package of documents on South Stream project development

Paolo Scaroni, Silvio Berlusconi, Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin upon signing package of documents on South Stream project development

  • Agreements of Cooperation within the South Stream project with Bulgarian Energy Holding, Greek DESFA and Serbian Srbijagas;
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Itochu Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Company (JAPEX), and the Natural Resources and Energy Agency under the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry of Japan. The Memorandum stipulates joint efforts in examining opportunities for natural gas utilization near Vladivostok and follow-up marketing of the final products to potential customers in Asia-Pacific;
  • Implementation Agreement setting the terms for Gazprom to acquire a 51 per cent stake in SeverEnergia among Gazprom, Eni and Enel;
  • Agreement to set up a consortium as part of the joint venture creation project for dealing with natural gas storage and constructing a gas storage near Bernburg (Germany).

June

The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom took place.

At annual General Shareholders Meeting

At annual General Shareholders Meeting

The Bovanenkovo field operation launch was postponed from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2012.

Gazprom inked the agreements with SOCAR (Azerbaijan), Kogas (Republic of Korea), E.ON Ruhrgas (Germany), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (Nigeria) as well as the Memorandum of Understanding with Statoil Hydro (Norway).

The Company’s delegations took part in the 12th annual General Meeting of the European Business Congress, the 13th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the 7th Russian Petroleum Congress.

The Gazprom Energy House was inaugurated in Moscow.

The first well was drilled at the Taldinskoye coalbed methane field.

A new corporate website was launched.

July

Gazprom launches production drilling in Kamchatka and geological exploration in the Kirinskoye field offshore Sakhalin.

The first joint of the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system was welded.

Welding of first joint of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system

Welding of first joint of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system

Gazprom places A11 and A13 ruble bonds worth RUB 15 billion in total.

August

Gazprom issued its consolidated interim condensed financial statements prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the three months ended March 31, 2009.

Gazprom brought onstream the Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline.

At celebrations dedicated to bringing Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline onstream

At celebrations dedicated to bringing Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline onstream

September

The following documents were signed:

  • Memorandum of Cooperation with the Urals Federal Okrug;
  • Agreement of Cooperation for 2010 with the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

The adjusted versions of the Gazprom 2009 Investment Program and Budget (Financial Plan) were approved.

Gazprom established its USD 4 billion Guaranteed European Commercial Paper program.

Gazprom accomplished the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in SeverEnergia.

The second string of the Minsk – Vilnius – Kaunas – Kaliningrad gas pipeline was completed.

The following facilities were commissioned:

  • new turbine unit at the Vasileostrovskaya Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHPP) in Saint Petersburg;
  • unique bridge crossing over the Yuribey River in Yamal.
Bridge crossing over Yuribey River in Yamal

Bridge crossing over Yuribey River in Yamal

Gazprom launches construction of the Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline and the Adler TPP.

Thomson Reuters acknowledged Gazprom as the leading Russian company in the Investor Relations (IR) category.

October

The following documents were signed:

  • Agreement of Cooperation over 2010 to 2015 with the Murmansk Oblast Government;
  • Contract for the supply of additional Russian gas volumes to Denmark through the Nord Stream pipeline with Dong Energy;
  • Natural Gas Purchase and Sale Contract with State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR);
  • Framework Agreement on major terms and conditions for natural gas supply from Russia to China;
  • Protocol on the Serbian section of the South Stream project;
  • Agreement on setting up a joint venture for the Banatski Dvor UGS facility with Srbijagas;
  • Agreement of Cooperation in personnel training with GDF SUEZ;
  • Certificate on the asset swap deal closing as part of the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field development project with E.ON Ruhrgas.

The following facilities were commissioned:

  • Kasimovskoye UGS – Voskresensk CS gas trunkline;
  • comprehensive gas treatment unit No.22 (CGTU-22) to develop the Achimov deposits in the Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field.
Comprehensive gas treatment unit No.22 at Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field

Comprehensive gas treatment unit No.22 at Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field

Gazprom’s delegations took part in the 24th World Gas Conference, the 13th “Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2009” International Conference, the Murmansk International Economic Forum “Arctic Region of the 21st Century – Development Strategies”, and the International Forum “Week of Efficient Gas Utilization and Distribution”.

November

Gazprom issued its consolidated interim condensed financial statements prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the six months ended June 30, 2009.

The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the draft Investment Program, Budget and Cost Optimization (Reduction) Program for 2010 and reviewed the projected major financial documents over 2011 to 2012.

Gazprom and Srbijagas created a joint venture, South Stream Serbia AG.

An addendum to the Natural Gas Purchase and Sale Contract were signed between Russia and Ukraine.

Gazprom and EDF signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the possibility of both companies’ participation in the South Stream project.

Gazprom informed GDF SUEZ of the consent to acquire its 5.26 per cent stake in Germany’s VNG.

The Action Plan was signed for gas supply to and gasification of the Irkutsk Oblast over 2009 to 2012.

Gazflot and United Shipbuilding Corporation signed the Agreement of Cooperation.

Gazprom’s delegations took part in the 7th International Forum “Gas of Russia – 2009” and the International Conference “Environmental Safety in Gas Industry” (ESGI 2009).

The 21st European Business Congress Presiding Committee meeting took place.

The conference of the Company’s employees approved the draft General Collective Agreement (GCA) of Gazprom and its subsidiaries over 2010 to 2012.

Conference participants approved draft General Collective Agreement over 2010 to 2012

Conference participants approved draft General Collective Agreement over 2010 to 2012

December

The following documents were signed:

  • addendum to the Contract for natural gas transit via Uzbekistan in 2010 (between Gazprom and Uztransgaz);
  • major terms and conditions for Uzbek gas supplies in 2010 (between Gazprom and Uzbekneftegaz);
  • Contract for Uzbek gas purchase and sale for 2010 (between Gazprom Export and Uztransgaz);
  • amendments and supplements to the long-term Contract for Turkmen gas purchase and sale;
  • Memorandum of Understanding on the South Stream project with Eni;
  • Agreement on Strategic Partnership with PetroVietnam;
  • Agreement on major terms and conditions for natural gas supplies from Russia to China with CNPC;
  • Agreement of Cooperation for 2010 with the Vologda Oblast, Saint Petersburg and the Samara Oblast, the Accord on Gasification and the updated General Scheme for gas supply to and gasification of the Irkutsk Oblast;
  • General Collective Agreement of Gazprom and its subsidiaries over 2010 to 2012.

At the Russian-Polish intergovernmental consultations the parties agreed on the Protocol of Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Russian gas supply and transit dated August 25, 1993, as well as the Protocol of Amendment to the Additional Protocol dated February 12, 2003 to the 1993 Agreement.

Gazprom’s delegation took part in the celebrations dedicated to the 40th anniversary of natural gas supplies from Russia to Italy, held in Venice.

The updated Concept for Gazprom’s participation in the gasification of Russian regions was approved.

An inter-settlement gas pipeline from the Osinovka gas distribution station (GDS) to the settlement of Gidrostroitel, Bratsk was brought onstream.

Gazprom resolved to transfer the rights to use the subsurface resources of the Novoportovskoye oil, gas and condensate field and the Eastern block of the Orenburg oil, gas and condensate field to Gazprom Neft.

Awards were given to the winners of the Gazprom 2009 Science and Technology Prize.

New Year charity event held by Gazprom and Universal Pictures

New Year charity event held by Gazprom and Universal Pictures

Gazprom in cooperation with Universal Pictures held a New Year charity event.