Gazprom Invest Vostok

1 per cent ownership by Gazprom

Contacts

9 Frunze Ave.
634029, Tomsk
Russian Federation

(+7 3822) 60-32-09
(+7 3822) 60-33-56 fax

Moscow office (Moscow directorate on investment projects coordination)

47A Sevastopolsky Ave.
117186, Moscow
Russian Federation

+7 495 363-32-00
+7 495 363-32-00 ext. 1809 fax

info@vostok-invest.gazprom.ru

investvostok.gazprom.ru

Management

Anatoly Titov is Director General of Gazprom Invest Vostok. He was born in January 1955 in the Irkutsk Oblast.

In 1982 he graduated from the Tomsk Institute of Civil Engineering, majoring in Industrial and Civil Engineering.

He holds a PhD in Economics.

1982–1996

He was employed by Sibgrazhdanstroy (Tomsk).

1996–2003

Deputy Mayor in charge of housing and utilities, public services and amenities, transport, power and communications at the Tomsk Administration.

2003–2012

Deputy Director General responsible for capital construction and repair at Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk (before February 2008 – Tomsktransgaz).

since 2012

Director General Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk и Gazprom Invest Vostok.

Company history

Gazprom Invest Vostok is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom established in July 2007 for the purpose of Gazprom’s investment projects implementation in eastern Russia.

First gas well put onstream in Kamchatka in July 2009 

First gas well put onstream in Kamchatka in July 2009 

In September 2010 within the Gas Supply to the Kamchatka Oblast, Phase 1 – Gas Supply to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky project gas was supplied to the Oblast center: Kamchatka Oblast gasification started. It was allowed by the commissioned gas trunkline, Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, around 400 kilometers long.

In March 2011 the Dalneye gas distribution station (GDS) near Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and an inter-settlement gas pipeline stretching some 9 kilometers from the Dalneye GDS to CHPP-1 was put into operation; gas was supplied to CHPP-1 of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk; preconditions were created for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk gasification. It will considerably improve the environmental situation in the city and enable to restrain housing and utility tariffs increase.

Here comes Kamchatka gas!

Here comes Kamchatka gas!

The Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system (GTS) construction was launched in the shortest possible time. The trunkline length from Sakhalin to Vladivostok is 1,350 kilometers. This important project of the Eastern Gas Program started in July 31, 2009. The Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline will satisfy gas demand of Russian gas consumers in the country’s eastern regions and establish the basis for gas supplies to the global market. Putting into operation of the gas transmission system’s first phase will gasify the facilities of the APEC Summit to be held in Vladivostok in 2012.

At present, gasification of the Kamchatka Oblast is ongoing: the Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye fields are being pre-developed on the western coast of the peninsula, gas distribution systems are under construction.

2,500 units of equipment were used for Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline construction

2,500 units of equipment were used for Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline construction

Preparations started for the Chayandinskoye field development in Yakutia and the Yakutia – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline construction. The 2,700-kilometer-long gas pipeline construction will start in 2012.

Major activities

Gazprom Invest Vostok was appointed the customer for Gazprom’s investment projects implementation as part of the Development Program for an integrated gas production, transportation and supply system in Eastern Siberia and the Far East taking into account potential gas exports to the markets of China and other Asia-Pacific countries.

Laying submerged part of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline through Nevelsky Strait

Laying submerged part of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline through Nevelsky Strait

Eastern Siberia and the Far East are to become key Russian gas centers in the future. Execution of large-scale projects in these regions, which are strategically important for the gas industry, require concentration of considerably efforts and resources from Gazprom. At the same time, it is crucial to provide a unified approach to project implementation, which is based on quality and timely fulfillment of Gazprom’s requirements. The mission of Gazprom Invest Vostok is to accumulate the entire potential of Gazprom in eastern Russia and to come out as a centralized customer in the region.

Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline construction ongoing in all weather conditions

Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline construction ongoing in all weather conditions

Gazprom Invest Vostok has been appointed the customer for implementation of the following investment projects:

  • Chikanskoye GCF – Angarsk – Irkutsk gas trunkline;
  • Phase 1 – gas supply to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
  • CGTU-2 of Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye GCF – AGDS of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline;
  • pre-development of the Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye gas and condensate fields;
  • Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas trunkline;
  • Yakutia – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas trunkline;
  • gas supply to the Kamchatka Oblast;
  • Phase 2 – gas processing facilities in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
  • gas processing facilities in the Irkutsk Oblast;
  • gas processing facilities in the Krasnoyarsk Krai;
  • Phase 2 of the Bratskoye GCF – Bratsk gas trunkline.

Environmental protection

Gazprom Invest Vostok endorsed the environmental policy based on Gazprom’s environmental protection principles. The company operates in the Far East with its unique natural areas exposed to high environmental risks and requiring the most accurate approach to the environment as well as environmental protection during the gas industry facilities construction. Therefore, construction requirements have become more stringent. They reflect all the provisions of the Russian legislative acts, STO Gazprom standards, ISO international standards related to process and environmental safety. Environmental safety measures taken during construction and operation of the Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipelines and infrastructure facilities received positive findings of state experts in environmental protection, FEED and engineering surveys. In particular, the authorities approved the measures aimed at management and mitigation of accident risks related to possible adverse environmental impacts. The measures ensuring environmental safety and minimizing damage to the environment include: minimizing the length of pipeline sections running through the areas with complex geological conditions and high risks of exogenic processes occurrence as well as through specially protected natural areas of various levels, where the appropriate activities are not prohibited by law. The arrangement of geotechnical monitoring, the establishment of an effective corrosion protection system for pipelines, and the use of modern technologies and equipment for effluent treatment are also important. During gas trunklines construction, measures are taken to strengthen water crossing banks, prevent water erosion, landslides and other dangerous processes, remediate lands disturbed by construction operations.

Crossing through one of many Kamchatka rivers

Crossing through one of many Kamchatka rivers

In order to mitigate the impacts made on aquatic biological resources in their habitats during gas trunklines construction, Gazprom Invest Vostok has developed and implements the alevin salmon farming program with subsequent release into rivers of Kamchatka, Sakhalin, the Khabarovsk and Primorye Krais. For instance, RUB 100 million were allotted for these purposes in 2011; 25 million alevin salmons were released into Far East rivers.

Pipe laying into trench at one of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline sections

Pipe laying into trench at one of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline sections

Moreover, Gazprom Invest Vostok renders gratuitous assistance to the Wild Animals Rehabilitation Center in the Khabarovsk Krai.

Social policy

As a socially responsible company, Gazprom Invest Vostok is oriented at promotion of the corporate identity among its employees and the maximum efficient labor force use for the company’s benefit, active participation in solving social problems in the regions of operation.

Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas pipeline section

Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas pipeline section

Gazprom Invest Vostok employees annually improve their vocational skills at Gazprom’s institutions. The results achieved in training form the basis for a successful professional career and mobilization of employees’ creative abilities.

Gazprom Invest Vostok is one of the best companies in the Far East by a number of important factors, e.g. salary, social protection of employees, high social efficiency.

Gazprom Invest Vostok developed the Policy of Housing Provision for Employees and Retirees. Financing of the corporate housing provision program will start in 2012.

The social policy is aimed at promoting physical education and sports as well as a healthy lifestyle. The company’s employees participate in Gazprom’s sports and cultural life. Gazprom Invest Vostok rents gyms for its employees to engage in sports and fitness activities, arranges recreational events.

Youth outreach is one of the most important activities of the social policy. The company arranges professional adaptation of the youth and new employees, involvement of young professionals in R&D activity and career development.

Moreover, the company pays primary attention to establishing of maximum comfortable conditions for employees, grants a set of benefits, compensations and social guarantees.

The modern biathlon center conforming to international standards was constructed in Kamchatka with the Gazprom Invest Vostok participation. International biathlon tournaments for the Gazprom Cup in memory of Vitaly Fatyanov are held on an annual basis; regular assistance is rendered to children’s sports schools and teams in the Far East.

Simon Fourcade (France) and Vita Semerenko (Ukraine) – winners of Gazprom Cup 2011

Simon Fourcade (France) and Vita Semerenko (Ukraine) – winners of Gazprom Cup 2011

The Saint Life-Giving Trinity Cathedral in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was constructed under support by Gazprom and its subsidiary companies.

Gazprom Invest Vostok participates in construction of the covered bandy rink in Khabarovsk, the concert and sports complex in Vladivostok, the covered rink in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The company also sponsors construction of the pre-school institution in the Nogliki settlement (Sakhalin Oblast) and the kindergarten in the Pereyaslavka camp (Khabarovsk Krai).

Prospects

The company is planning to execute the state-run program for the Kamchatka Oblast gasification, to continue constructing the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok GTS and supplying gas to the Smolensk Oblast, Khabarovsk and Primorye Krais.

Construction of the 2,800-kilometer-long Yakutia – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline will start in 2012.

In 2014 Gazprom Invest Vostok will begin pre-developing and developing the oil rim.

The company is going to start the gas deposit development in 2016; first gas will be received from Chayanda.

The large-scale program for geological exploration in the Sea of Okhotsk is next in turn. The continental shelf development here could make Kamchatka the biggest gas production center in the Far East.