The delegation of Gazprom International, led by the company's Managing Director and CEO
Andrey Fick, joined the talks at the 21st Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017), which took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 1-3 June.
During the first day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, the executives of Gazprom International held a series of meetings with the heads of international oil and gas companies, where key issues of bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas industry were discussed.
Andrey Fick and Sergey Tumanov, the company's Managing Director, met with the Bolivian delegation, headed by Oscar Barriga, the country's Deputy Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, and José Luis Aguilar Salazar, Acting Vice President for Management, Contracts and Oversight at Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB). The parties discussed Gazprom's ongoing projects in Bolivia and prospects of further cooperation.
Gazprom International also held a meeting with the representatives of the management board of IHS Markit. The company's Vice President, American economist and author Daniel Yergin, shared with Andrey Fick his vision for the future development of the the global hydrocarbon market, and presented him with his book “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World”.
On the same day, Andrey Fick and Sergey Tumanov had a meeting with Jeff Miller, the newly appointed CEO of Halliburton, who also attended the SPIEF. During the meeting, the company executives discussed joint work on Gazprom International's projects in several countries where Halliburton is the acting oilfield services contractor.
A meeting between the Gazprom International top management and Willi Maixner, the Director of the Power and Gas Division at Siemens AG, was also held on Thursday. The representative of the German powerhouse presented the company’s new projects and inventions, as well as highlighted the prospects for their use in Gazprom's projects outside of the Russian Federation.
On the evening of 1 June, the Gazprom International participated in the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation between the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh. The document was signed by Russia’s First Deputy Minister Alexey Teksler and Bangladesh's Energy Secretary Nazimuddin Chowdhury. The Memorandum envisages further development of the cooperation between the two countries, aimed at improving the technologies for coal mining, energy researches, hydrocarbon exploration in offshore areas. The Memorandum also provides for the shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Bangladesh.
On Friday, 2 June, Gazprom International representatives participated in the signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement between Gazprom and NHC Uzbekneftegaz. The document was signed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Gulomzhon Ibragimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan and Chairman of the Management Committee of NHC Uzbekneftegaz.
The agreement between the two companies provides for closer cooperation with regard to the implementation of new projects in Uzbekistan. It primarily concerns the projects pertaining to the reconstruction, construction and operation of the gas infrastructure, as well as exploration, extraction, processing, and storage of hydrocarbons. Gazprom International will be the operator of these new projects.
Gazprom and Bolivia’s YPFB also signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of personnel training. The document was signed by Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and José Luis Aguilar Salazar, Acting Vice President for Management, Contracts and Oversight at YPFB. The document provides for staff development programmes in the areas of hydrocarbon production, transportation, marketing and sales. Scientific and technical training will be held at Gazprom and YPFB’s facilities, and YPFB staff will be able to take specialized courses at the Russian institutions of higher education.