Gazprom UGS

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

News and events

Contacts

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117420, Moscow

Russian Federation

+7 495 428-45-31

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secretar@phg.gazprom.ru

ugs.gazprom.ru

Head of PR Service

Oleg Batalov

Head of PR Service

+7 495 428-45-18
+7 495 428-45-46 fax

o.batalov@phg.gazprom.ru

Management

Sergey Shilov is Director General of Gazprom UGS.

He was born on October 8, 1957 in the town of Gorky.

Sergey Shilov graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University getting specialty in Political Economy.

He holds a PhD in Economics.

Over an extended period Sergey Shilov took various positions in the Russian Federation Government.

2002–2004

Director General of Rosgazifikatsiya.

2003–2004

Deputy Director General responsible for capital construction at Gazprom mezhregiongaz.

2004–2007

Director General of Gazpromregiongaz.

Since 2007

Director General of Gazprom UGS

Company history

Gazprom UGS was incorporated on March 19, 2007 as part of Gazprom’s corporate governance structure improvement and for the purpose of the gas storage business establishment. The company unified Russian underground gas storage (UGS) facilities within its structure.

Major activities

The company runs its business (natural gas injection, storage and withdrawal) in 15 constituents of the Russian Federation. Its facilities are located in 20 municipalities. The company comprises 24 branches including 18 directorates for underground gas storage, 4 directorates for well workover operations as well as rescue and recovery, the Engineering Center, the Procurement and Supply Directorate. The company employs more than 6,300 people.

Gazprom UGS operates 25 gas storage facilities situated in the Russian Federation with the working gas capacity of 65.2 billion cubic meters and up to 620 million cubic meters of maximum daily send-out by the withdrawal season startup.

The company gives priority to the following actions within the UGS development strategy until 2030 adopted by Gazprom: maintaining the achieved level of UGS facilities through reconstruction and replacement of outdated and depreciated capacities, accelerated buildup of UGS daily send-out up to 1 billion cubic meters through expansion of the existing underground gas storages and construction of the new ones.

Kasimovskoye UGS Directorate: Kasimovskaya UGS station

Kasimovskoye UGS Directorate: Kasimovskaya UGS station

Located in key gas consumption regions, UGS facilities are an integral part of Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS). UGS utilization helps regulate gas consumption, reduce peak load in the UGSS, and ensure flexibility and reliability of gas supplies under international contracts.

As a prominent Russian company dealing with underground gas storage, Gazprom UGS strictly adheres to the standards and requirements set forth by the federal and regional legislation in industrial safety, labor and environmental protection as well as to the international standards.

Karashurskoye UGS Directorate premises

Karashurskoye UGS Directorate premises

In the field of health, safety and environment, the efforts of Gazprom UGS are aimed at:

  • earning highest scores in process safety (specific accident and injury rates);
  • mitigating adverse environmental impacts;
  • maintaining occupational health and safety.
Talks among environmental experts at UGS facility

Talks among environmental experts at UGS facility

Social responsibility

Gazprom UGS is a socially responsible company striving for maximum development of its human resources.

Special attention is paid to preserving health of Gazprom UGS employees, their family members and non-working pensioners. Recreation and leisure for employees’ children are controlled and sponsored by the company’s administration.

The company covers a part of the expenses on resort, tourist and other vouchers incurred by the employees. The coverage amount depends on the track record of employment in Gazprom Group.

As part of the Gazprom to Children program, the company built thirteen sports grounds in eleven regions of Gazprom UGS activities.

Opening of children’s sports ground in Krasnye Peski settlement, Samara Oblast

Opening of children’s sports ground in Krasnye Peski settlement, Samara Oblast

In order to regularly involve the employees in fitness and sports as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle, Gazprom UGS takes an active part in Spartakiada Games held by Gazprom.

At Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games: Gazprom UGS volleyball players attacking

At Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games: Gazprom UGS volleyball players attacking

In February 2009 Gazprom UGS first took part in zonal qualifications for the Fakel festival in Yekaterinburg among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom’s subsidiaries and organizations.

Goldfish creative team (Kaluzhskoye UGS Directorate) – participants of Fakel festival

Goldfish creative team (Kaluzhskoye UGS Directorate) – participants of Fakel festival

Young Specialist Councils have been established in all branches of the company to ensure that young employees get involved in reaching the company’s strategic goals and objectives.

Young specialists take active part in preparing and arranging sci-tech conferences at Gazprom UGS, and win competitions held by Russian Energy Ministry

Prospects

Gazprom pays utmost attention to underground gas storage development.

For the purpose of raising gas supply reliability in Northwestern Russia, Gazprom UGS is planning to expand the Nevskoye UGS facility and considering the possibility of creating an LNG storage near Saint Petersburg.

In order to control seasonal fluctuations in gas consumption, the company is supposed to construct the Novomoskovskoye UGS facility near Tula, the Bereznikovskoye UGS facility near the Bereznikovsky and Solekamsky hubs as well as the Angarskoye UGS facility near Angarsk.

Production facilities being constructed by Kaliningradskoye UGS Directorate

Production facilities being constructed by Kaliningradskoye UGS Directorate

The company is planning to build a Shatrovskoye UGS facility in the Kurgan Oblast to meet the same objectives in the Urals Federal Okrug as well as to streamline the gas trunkline system operation in the region.

Promising aquifers are available near Khabarovsk and in Western Siberia – close to Barabinsk. Malositenskoye and Kolmakovskoye UGS facilities could be established there.