Ivan Burla named Gazprom’s Best GDS Operator in 2016


Operator Ivan Burla (Gazprom Transgaz Saratov) won first prize in Gazprom’s Best Gas Distribution Station Operator contest

The second Gazprom’s Best Gas Distribution Station Operator corporate contest concluded in Saratov.

The event took place on the premises of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov. The contestants included professionals from 21 subsidiaries of Gazprom, including those based in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

The contest consisted of two rounds. In the first round the participants answered a number of theoretical questions in their sphere of expertise, while in the second round they performed four practical tasks.

Ivan Burla (Gazprom Transgaz Saratov) was declared the winner of the contest.

Second place went to Alexey Pikalov (Gazprom Transgaz Samara) and Nikolai Bushmanov (Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta).

Third prize was shared by Airat Sitdikov (Gazprom Transgaz Kazan), Sergey Lomaka (Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg), and Vladimir Konovalov (Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk).


The first Gazprom’s Best Gas Distribution Station Operator contest was held in 2014.

The contest is aimed at improving professional excellence, identifying and promoting advanced labor practices and techniques across Gazprom Group, and raising the prestige of industrial jobs.

Gazprom Transgaz Saratov is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The gas transmission system operated by the company provides for the regulation and redistribution of natural gas flows from Western Siberia, Central Asia, the Orenburg Region, and three UGS facilities located in the Saratov Region.

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