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Gazprom UGS was founded on March 19, 2007, as part of Gazprom’s efforts to streamline corporate governance with a view to manage gas injection, storage and withdrawal operations.
Gazprom UGS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom encompassing underground gas storage (UGS) facilities located in the Russian Federation. The company’s mission is to offset seasonal fluctuations in natural gas consumption and stabilize the operation of the Unified Gas Supply System.
Gazprom UGS comprises 25 branches, including 19 underground gas storage directorates, four emergency response and workover directorates, an engineering center, and a procurement & supply directorate. The company employs more than 7,700 persons.
The subsidiary operates 22 UGS facilities with 2,685 active wells and 18 compressor stations.
Gazprom UGS gives priority to the implementation of Gazprom’s UGS development strategy until 2030, namely to maintaining the achieved storage capacity by retrofitting and replacing outdated and worn-out equipment, as well as to accelerating the increase in the daily deliverability of UGS facilities to 1 billion cubic meters through the expansion of the existing UGS facilities and construction of new ones.
Stavropolskoye UGS Directorate
The company has a quality management system certified for compliance with the STO Gazprom 9001–2012 standard.
Industrial safety and reduction of man-made environmental impacts are integral to the company’s effectiveness. Gazprom UGS is fully aware of its responsibility and assumes economically justified and achievable obligations to ensure industrial and environmental safety in the areas affected by its facilities.
Future guided by ambitious goals
Since the company’s inception, air emissions were reduced by 43 per cent. Thanks to the environmental measures focused on natural resource management, waste disposal dropped by 14 per cent.
The company works extensively to adopt technological innovations that minimize environmental impacts in all of its branches.
At Kushchevskoye UGS Directorate
Gazprom UGS is a socially responsible company striving to develop its human resources to the full extent.
Special attention is paid to health services for the employees of Gazprom UGS, their families, and retirees.
The company covers part of the employees’ expenses on health resorts, tourist trips, and other vouchers depending on length of employment at the Gazprom Group.
As part of the Gazprom for Children program, 57 sports grounds were built in the company’s areas of operation.
Opening of children’s sports ground in Kumertau, Bashkortostan, in 2014
Seeking to promote and popularize sports, fitness, and healthy living among its employees, Gazprom UGS actively participates in the Spartakiada Games held by Gazprom.
Spartakiada Games of Gazprom
In February 2009, Gazprom UGS became a regular participant in Fakel, a festival of amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom’s subsidiaries.
Alyans ensemble (Stepnovskoye UGS Directorate)
In order to engage young specialists in the implementation of the Company’s strategic goals and objectives, Councils of Young Professionals were set up in all branches of Gazprom UGS.
Team-building workshop for young professionals
Young professionals actively contribute to the preparation and arrangement of sci-tech conferences at Gazprom UGS, as well as win awards at national competitions.
The development of the underground gas storage system is a priority for Gazprom.
Construction of electric control house at Volgogradskoye UGS facility
As many as six new UGS facilities are currently under design and construction across Russia. The company continues to carry out extensive geological exploration so as to find new reservoirs to store the “blue fuel” in the regions with insufficient or nonexistent UGS capacities.