Gazprom EP International (GEPI) participated in the 2nd EXPO-RUSSIA UZBEKISTAN 2019 International Industrial Exhibition in Tashkent from 24 to 26 April. From 2003 on, the company has been a major investor in Uzbek economy developing the Shakhpakhty and Dzhel gas and condensate fields under the terms of Production Sharing Agreements.
Partners, customers, and journalists visiting GEPI’s stand learned about the entirety of the company’s activities in Uzbekistan. During the business-related program, GEPI experts attended the plenary session entitled “Uzbekistan’s Innovative Development” and a round table on cooperation in energy and oil and gas.
“An exhibition is the perfect opportunity to tell as many people as possible what our business is. We are delighted that our stand has aroused great interest,” acting director of GEPI’s Representative Office in Uzbekistan Elena Smirnova said. “Three-day intensive interaction resulted in getting to know new companies and discussing future cooperation possibilities. In addition, we told visitors about projects in Uzbekistan, gas produced daily from the fields we develop, and our plans for the future.”
The 2nd EXPO-RUSSIA UZBEKISTAN 2019 was organized by Zarubezh-Expo, the Russian Export Center and International Association of Peace Foundations (IAPF) — on the Russian side, and the Chamber of Trade and Industry of Uzbekistan — on the Uzbek side. The event was supported by the Russian MFA, the Ministries of Industrial Trade, Economic Development, Agriculture, Education and Science of Russia and Uzbekistan, the Embassy and Trade Promotion Office of Russia in Uzbekistan, Uzbek Embassy in Russia, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Chamber Commerce and Industry.
The exhibition gathers more than four hundred companies from different regions of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian countries, including regional exhibitions of the Irkutsk District, Krasnodar Region, Moscow and Novosibirsk Districts, Republic of Bashkiria, Severnaya Ossetia–Alania, Bashkiria, District of Smolensk, District of Tver, Khabarovsk Region, and Chelyabinsk District.
The exhibition and the forum are organized in order to promote the further development of the commercial and industrial ties between Russia and Uzbekistan and other countries, to diversify the forms and areas of economic partnership, extending cooperation in social and humanitarian spheres.
Gazprom EP International acts as the operator of foreign upstream projects of PSSC Gazprom. Currently, the company operates in twenty countries across three continents, and participates in almost 40 projects of different scale.
The Company opened its Representative Office in Uzbekistan in 2004. Over the years, the company has implemented a number of projects, including further development of the Shakhpakhty field and exploration of seven investment blocks in the Ustyurt Plateau that resulted in the Dzhel discovery.
Further development of the Shakhpakhty is being carried on a PSA basis. During the years of this work, production of natural gas amounted to 4.2 billion cubic meters.
In 2018, a PSA was signed on the Dzhel field. Currently, work is underway on the infrastructure development.